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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 16, 2019






 
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced (16-80 miles) round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m., meet at the Monument Park Gazebo, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjällräven.

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Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Daily, except July 4. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 2:30 p.m., Mon.-Sun., 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Larry Cat in Space (3:30 p.m. daily) is the animated tale of a cat who stows away on a trip to the moon.

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Dynamic Earth (10:30 a.m. Sat.) traces a trail of energy from the Sun through the Earth's atmosphere and into the biosphere.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, usually with artist demos. Also, on June 30, a free drawing for a chance to win artwork.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (Sat. & Sun. times TBA) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Learn & Play Chess": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play chess. A tournament-winning player is on hand to assist. Bring your own board, if you have one (some provided).
4:30-5:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 15 & 16. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Things That Fly."
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 12:30, 4:15, 6:15 & 9 p.m. 

"Late Night": State Theatre.

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(Nisha Ganatra, 2019). Comedy starring Emma Thompson as a late-night talk show host who diversifies her all-male writers room.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 12:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 15 & 16. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 7th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See a2caf.com/programming for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:45, 3:15, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Framing John DeLorean": State Theatre.

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(Don Argott & Sheena Joyce, 2019). Documentary about the inventor of the iconic sports car with gullwing doors made famous in Back to the Future.
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.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, & 29. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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June 1: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to help maintain the trails in honor of National Trails Day.

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June 1: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Huron River Dr. just south of Wagner) to build some trails in one of the city's newest parks.

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June 2: Swift Run Marsh (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Eddy St. off Verle Ave. from Platt)to trim the trails to allow easier access in this popular birding spot.

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June 2: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair the trail leading into the park.

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June 8: Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive species.

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June 9: Mary Beth Doyle Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to remove bittercress from the oak-hickory forest.

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June 15: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward Aunita Erskine maintain the native garden and to remove invasives in other park locations.

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June 15: Forest Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Parker Mill parking lot, 4650 Geddes Rd.) to remove invasive bittercress from this floodplain forest.

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June 16: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasives from this area of former farmland.

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June 22: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive sweet clover to improve the native prairie habitat.

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June 23: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.

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June 29: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to pull the invasive sweet clover threatening the native tallgrass prairie.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"A Universe of Stories": Saline District Library Summer Reading Kickoff.

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Ice cream, family-friendly activities, live music by area classic rock band One Foot in the Groove (2 p.m.), & more.
1-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Eggs over Ann Arbor!": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Demos of grilling, roasting, and searing meats, fish, and vegetables on 5 different Big Green Egg Grill & Smokers. Tastings. Also, some of DH&G's more experienced customers talk about how to make world-class BBQ at home.
1-4 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Field of Dreams": Fathom Events.

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(Phil Alden Robinson, 1989). Heartwarming baseball fantasy. Kevin Costner.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-1:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Japanese-language songs and stories for babies & preschoolers by local music teacher Momo Kajiwara.
1-1:45 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Love a Park Rain Garden Workday": Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office.

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All invited to remove invasives and practice plant identification. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bring a water bottle. Tools, gloves, and water provided.
1-3 p.m., Burns Park, meet at the tennis courts by the Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 222-6813. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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June 2 & 5: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Blake Edwards, 1961). Audrey Hepburn classic. 1:30 p.m. (June 2) & 7 p.m. (June 5).

June 9 & 12: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Howard Hawks, 1953). Adaptation of the Broadway musical about the romantic adventures of 2 showgirls. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 1:30 p.m. (June 9) & 7 p.m. (June 12).

June 16 & 19: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). June 18 & 20. Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. 1:30 p.m. (June 16) & 7 p.m. (June 19).

June 23 & 26: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Mesmerizing, never-stale sci-fi epic, based on an Arthur C. Clarke story, about an interplanetary search for a strange monolith possibly linked to human origins. 1:30 p.m. (June 23) & 7 p.m. (June 26).

June 30 & July 3: "The Right Stuff" (Philip Kaufman, 1983). Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's acclaimed book about the extremely colorful fly boys who became the first U.S. astronauts. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed, Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward. 1:30 p.m. (June 30) & 7 p.m. (July 3).

July 7 & 10: "Woodstock" (Michael Wadleigh, 1970). Documentary about the legendary 1969 music festival. 1:30 (July 7) & 7 p.m. (July 10).

July 14 & 17: "Hidden Figures" (Theodore Melfi, 2016). Drama about the team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in the early years of the U.S. space program. 1:30 (July 14) & 7 p.m. (July 17).

July 21 & 24: "The Godfather" (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Classic drama about a Mafia family. 1:30 (July 21) & 7 p.m. (July 24).

July 28 & 31: "A Hard Day's Night" (Richard Lester, 1964). Upbeat, tongue-in-cheek romp starring the Beatles. 1:30 (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 31).

Aug. 4 & 7: "Alice's Restaurant" (Arthur Penn, 1969). Arlo Guthrie stars in the film adaptation of his iconic epic talking ballad. 1:30 (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 7).

Aug. 11 & 14: "The Sound of Music" Sing-Along. A sing-along to the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed naval officer. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 14).

Aug. 18 & 21: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (George Roy Hill, 1969). 2 outlaws are pursued by a relentless sheriff's posse in this character study masquerading as a western. Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1:30 (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 21).

Aug. 25 & 28: "La La Land" (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. 1:30 (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 28).

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Various times (see listing), 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]


 2 p.m. 

"Kill Move Paradise": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 24-June 16. Diane Hill directs the Michigan premiere of Philadelphia playwright James Ijames's 2017 award-winning drama about 4 African American men who struggle to understand the circumstances of their deaths while stuck in a cosmic waiting room. It's "a singularly affecting contribution to a niche genre of theatre that often comes across as labored and contrived," says a New York Times review. "It radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy." Starring Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of this exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Japan Week: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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June 16-22. This week-long celebration of Japanese culture kicks off today with a screening of Ponyo (3 p.m., Michigan Theater), Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 anime fantasy about a young boy who develops a relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. The rest of the week includes several Japanese art workshops, azalea bonsai viewing (June 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro), Japanese video games (June 17, 5-7 p.m. at the U-M Duderstadt Center Rm. B474, 2281 Bonisteel), a "Women's World Cup Watch Party: Japan v. England" (June 19, 2:30 p.m. at Slurping Turtle, 608 E. Liberty; reservations required at umcjs@umich.edu), Taiko drumming (see June 22 listing), martial arts at the YMCA and Ann Arbor Summer Festival, specials at local Japanese restaurants, and more. See ii.umich.edu/cjs for full schedule.
Various times & locations. Free. 764-6307.


 3-5 p.m. 

Hand Drumming: The Rumpus Room.

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Local drummer Randall Moore teaches hand drumming and leads a drum circle.
3-5 p.m., Rumpus Room, 510 N. Main, Chelsea. $15. Preregistration required. Therumpusroomchelsea.com. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly beers with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3:50, 6:25 & 9 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, 6:35 & 9:20 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.


 4-8 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]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m. 

"Father's Day Fungi Hike": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to bring their dads for a short presentation on basic mushroom identification, followed by a guided mushroom hike through Black Pond Woods. Bring a magnifying glass and nature journal, if you like. Lemonade, field guides, and mushroom-themed dad jokes provided.
4-5:30 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 (dads, free). Space limited; preregistration required by June 12. 997-1533. [map]


 4:10, 6:45 & 9:10 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.


 4:20, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Dead Don't Die": State Theatre.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 2019). Zombie comedy starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver.
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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: local singer-songwriter and pianist Katie Pederson (5 p.m.) and Hazel Bee (6 p.m.), a local teen singer-songwriter and guitarist who writes dreamy, quirky soft rock songs. On the Rackham Stage: kid-friendly NYC-area rock 'n' roll band Michael & the Rockness Monsters (7 p.m.) and The Left Lanes (8:30 p.m.), a local teen quintet, winners of the Neutral Zone's 2018 Battle of the Bands, that plays indie rock, shoegaze, pop, and jazz originals. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by the 2013 Disney animation Frozen.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in the open area between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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July & Aug. campfires canceled. All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Twelfth Night": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 6-9, 13-16, & 20-23. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced affections. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.


 6:45 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]


 7:30pm 

Aaron Jonah Lewis: The Ark.

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Acclaimed Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist and Corn Potato String Band fiddler. He's appeared on recordings of everything bluegrass and old-time to jazz and Turkish classical music.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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June 2, 16, & 30. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:45 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Natalie Mae

Manchester-bred New Orleans-based folk-roots singer-songwriter and fiddler-keyboardist. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: TBA. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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