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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 11, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Parks, Rivers, & Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 13-25 miles, from Dexter to Hudson Mills on the B2B trail.
9 a.m., meet at the B2B entrance behind the Marathon gas station, 8135 Main, Dexter. Free. 996-0089. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Constitution at the Border: When Immigration Policy and Constitutional Norms Clash": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M law professor Margo Schlanger.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Spring Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m..  Free! 

"In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature"

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We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running from May 3-June 30.
To welcome spring we've filled our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden.
It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find memorable gifts. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com [map]



 Noon-1 p.m. 

June Cookout Picnic: Jewish Community Center.

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All invited for a lunch of classic summer picnic foods: Hebrew National hot dogs, potato salad or potato chips, and watermelon.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5.50. Reservations required. Vegetarian option available by calling or emailing rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org. 971-0990. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 4, 7:10 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Souvenir": State Theatre.

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(Joanna Hogg, 2019). Drama about the complicated romance between a young film student and an untrustworthy man.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 21-Oct. 22. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. May 21: Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio Honey Monsoon. May 28: Local pop trio Isosceles.

June 4: Detroit activist reggae-rock trio Agenda 21.

June 11: Local jazz-swing-Latin-country trio Team Love.

June 18: Local folk-blues-rock duo Bohemian Ru'sters.

June 25: Detroit indie pop-jazz singer-songwriter Bekah Greenman.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Senior Supper Club: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea LiveWell.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program followed at 5 p.m. by supper. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by cards. Apr. 9: Naturalist Gary Siegrist discusses "Identifying Spring Birds and Their Songs." May 7: "Facts & Myths About Aging," a discussion with physicians TBA. June 11: Jeanette Brooks discusses "3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Live with Peace and Purpose." July 9: "The Appalachian Trail: My Journey," a talk by Philadelphia-based hiker Maureen "Momentum" Tait about her experiences hiking the entirety of the 2,178-mi Appalachian Trail. Aug. 13: Tips & Tricks for Preventing Diabetes, a talk by St. Joseph Mercy diabetes program coordinator Janine Staudinger.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 4:10, 6:45 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Rocketman": State Theatre.

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(Dexter Fletcher, 2019). Musical about Elton John's early career.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15, 7:20, & 9:35 p.m. 

"All is True": Michigan Theater.

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(Kenneth Branagh, 2019). Branagh stars in this drama about Shakespeare's final days.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:20 p.m. 

"Photograph": State Theatre.

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(Ritesh Batra, 2019). Romance about a street photographer who persuades a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. Hindi, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Booksmart": State Theatre.

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(Olivia Wilde, 2019). Comedy about 2 overachieving high schoolers who try to cram 4 years of fun into graduation night.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m. 

"The White Crow": Michigan Theater.

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(Ralph Fiennes, 2019). Historical drama about Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [. [map]


 4:45, 7:10 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Biggest Little Farm": Michigan Theater.

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(John Chester, 2019). A documentarian chronicles his family's work to develop a sustainable farm outside L.A.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240, 755-0884.


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Cat Café, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Soccer Clinics with Elite Icelandic Coaches: Michigan Premier Soccer Academy.

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Older girls (6:15-7:30 p.m.) and boys (7:30-8:45 p.m.) invited to join Ann Arbor Crush players for free clinics with Breidablik (Iceland) FC coaches Ulfar Hinriksson and Dadi Rafnsson. mpsacrush.com/clinics
Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Guide to the Small Hive Beetle": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Local beekeeper Andrew Mills discusses this beehive pest found in many US states.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story": Michigan Theater.

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(Martin Scorsese, 2019). Semi-documentary about Dylan's legendary 1975 Northeast tour.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Apr. 2, 16, & 30. Two films each night, with trivia at intermission. Prizes.

Apr. 30: "Crippled Masters" (Chi Lo, 1979). Two kung fu fighters--one with no arms, one with no legs--seek revenge against the man who crippled them. Mandarin, subtitles. "Master of the Flying Guillotine" (Jimmy Wang Yu, 1976). A blind kung fu master vows to avenge the murder of his students by a one-armed boxer.

May 14: "Hectic Knife" (Greg DeLiso, 2016). Comic action-horror film about a knife-wielding vigilante protecting a city from a supervillain. Followed by a Q&A with the director. "Cannibal! The Musical" (Greg DeLiso, 1993). A sole survivor of a mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by a taste for human flesh.

May 28: "Killer Party" (William Fruet, 1986). Comic horror film about a demonic spirit that disrupts a sorority hazing party. The Galaxy Invader (Don Dohler, 1985). Sci-fi monster flick.

June 11: "Short Attention Span Theater." Funny, strange, and experimental short films, video mixtapes, and found footage by Michigan filmmakers and artists. To submit a film, email iamrealdesigns@gmail.com by June 4.

June 25: A double feature with trivia (and prizes) at intermission. "MegaForce" (Hal Needham, 1982). An elite group of US soldiers travel the world to fight evil. "Team America: World Police" (Trey Parker, 2004). Puppet-animated action-comedy about a counter-terrorism organization that recruits a popular Broadway actor. Note: Tonight's screenings start at 7:30 p.m.

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7 p.m., 8 Ball Saloon, 201 S. First St. Free. facebook.com/8ballmovienight. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sarah Dessen: Literati Bookstore.

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This Chapel Hill writer, a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels for teens, reads from and discusses The Rest of the Story, her new novel about a teen whose mother died when she was little. Sent to spend a summer with her mother's family, she unearths truths about her parents' past and begins to question her own identity. Q&A. Signing (a copy of the book is required to join the signing line).
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). SingWithUs.org, 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Canticle for Leibowitz": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Walter Miller's 1959 post-apocalyptic novel.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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June 11 & 25. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Guest Book": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Sarah Blake's new novel, a multigenerational family saga about a privileged WASP family struggling to reconcile past bigotry with modern-day relationships with minorities. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Retired U-M American culture professor Bruce Conforth reads from his new biography, co-written with blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow, of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson. Based on 50 years of research beginning with Wardlow's discovery of Johnson's death certificate in 1967, the book reveals many never-before-seen documents.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny": Fathom Events.

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June 6 & 11. Live broadcast "riffing" performance by former Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, who aim their comic heckling at Mark Steven Grove's 2017 sci-fi film about a quest to save a prince and princess of an unnamed planet from the clutches of an evil overlord.
7:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson Rd. Tickets $12 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8pm 

The Ryan Montbleau Band: The Ark.

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Versatile ensemble led by Montbleau, a talented singer-songwriter from Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose music blends folk, blues, rock, R&B, funk, and jazz flavors. "His guitar playing is reminiscent of a funk bass player channeling John Lee Hooker, and lyrically, the phrasing runs the gauntlet of a 70s Stevie Wonder, a 90s Jamiroquai, and a healthy helping of Robert Plant," says The Noise.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 9:40 p.m. 

"Hail Satan?": State Theatre.

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(Penny Lane, 2019). Documentary about the meteoric rise of the Satanic Temple.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working- class heritage. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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