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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Coffee": Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Sat. All invited to drive their classic or interesting car to the cafe and discuss it with other car enthusiasts.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Birding at Watkins": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike through open fields and forests to look for birds.
8-10 a.m., Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve, 14801 Arnold Rd., Brooklyn. Free. $11 State Recreation Passport required ($16 at the gate). 971-6337. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [map]

 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Dexter and Chelsea for those with some experinece. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]

 9 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

4th Annual Michigan Pez Convention.

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June 20-22. Show and sale of vintage and collectable Pez candy dispensers (main sale is Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ), a game night (7-10 p.m. Thurs.), kids activities (7-10 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. and 1-4 p.m. Fri.), a bean bag tournament (1-4 p.m. Sat.), and a Casino Night party with blackjack, craps, and roulette (7-10 p.m. Sat.). Also, Pez collector Josh Bales discusses how to improve your Pez collection in "Pez Level Up" (4:30-5:30 p.m. Thurs.).
9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor, 2900 Jackson. Free admission on Sat.; tickets $55 (VIP/dealer, $125) at [map]

 9 a.m.-noon  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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Yard Sale: Unity of Ann Arbor.

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Community donations are accepted: Clean clothing (men, women, children), books, tools/hardware, kitchen ware, jewelry/accessories, furniture, bicycles/toys, shoes/boots
Independent seller booths available in our parking lot! Booth Rent: $20/family, $10/senior, $5/kid group
Refreshments & chair massage (9:30 AM-11:00 AM) also available for purchase!
Please call church office to schedule donation drop offs and for booth registration: (734) 434-8545
Unity of Ann Arbor, 4599 Carpenter Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. 734-434-8545. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. In warmer weather, hikes may go to the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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. [map]

 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Extraordinary Garage Sale for Woodturners and other Handymen and Women": The Huron Valley Woodturners.

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This remarkable Renaissance man has died and his wife is opening up his workshop to any interested woodturning and woodworking individuals.
His workshop includes several small to large woodturning lathes, professional table saw, planer, shaper, drill presses, porter cable router, bosch sanding station, electric motors, engine lift, tools, gurney, and many other items too numerous to mention.
The Sufi Poet/Woodturner/Hosain Mosavat's garage, 266 Dartmoor, Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake. Free. Dan Konyn. Dan at [map]

 10 a.m.-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. [map]

 10 a.m- 1 p.m. 

"International Mud Day": Green Apple Garden Playschools.

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Join Apple Playschools for a celebration of International Mud Day!
International Mud Day is a day for children around the world to connect with the earth through mud play and exploration. At Apple Playschools, everyday is mud day, but on this particular day, we get messy to the extreme! Dive into the wonders of mud in our mud pit, make mud pies, explore mud paint, build cob fairy houses and explore the many uses of mud throughout the world.
Come prepared to get muddy! Mud Day t-shirts and wet bags for muddy clothes will be available for sale.
Green Apple Garden Playschool-Lower School, 2664 Miller Rd. $5/child. 734-773-3182. [map]

 10am  Free! 

"Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to explore work trucks and other big vehicles. Also, photo opportunities (bring a camera, if you wish). Rain or shine. Note: Parking lot closed to accommodate trucks.
10am-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Blacksmiths, Soldiers, and Log Cabin Weekend": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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June 22 & 23. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Chelsea. $5 (kids 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Gordon Hall Days": Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum.

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June 22 & 23. Guided tours of historic Gordon Hall and a vintage & antique market, midway games, kids activities, and, new this year, barn raising demonstrations (1-2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.). Also, live music by the Dexter Dulcimers (2-3 p.m. Sat.) and local clarinet sextet the Clarinet Continuum (1-2 p.m. Sun.). Food available from the Dexter Lions; snack area with pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, & sno cones. Sat. only: Colors the Clown(11 a.m.-1 p.m.), an antique and classic car show (11 a.m.-4 p.m.), and a Tea with Flair (1 p.m., $15), which this year features a display of Renaissance-, Regency-, and 19th-century inspired gowns made by local vintage fashion designer Helen Welford. Sat. events conclude with a "Gordon Hall Benefit" ($50/person, $75/reserved seating) featuring Gordon Hall tours at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by dinner and dancing to the versatile, perennially popular Ann Arbor honky-tonk trio George Bedard & the Kingpins. Sun. only: a Porsche car show (tentative, check for confirmation & location).
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd. at Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter. $5 per person or $20 per car suggested donation; Free onsite parking. Info: 426-2519. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"International Mud Day": Apple Playschools.

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Kids (with caregiver) invited to play in a mud pit, make mud pies, play with mud paint, build fairy houses, and more. Sale of Mud Day T-shirts and wet bags for muddy clothes.
2664 Miller. $5 per child. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 15-Aug. 17. All adults invited to join a yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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.


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.


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.


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

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

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Dive Deep Into Self-Expression": InterPlay Southeast Michigan.

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Explore yourself, your life, and the joy of creative expression, using InterPlay's powerful combination of movement, sound, spoken word, stillness, contact, and self-reflection.
Free your body and your voice, deepen the connection with your creative self, bring breath and ease back into your life, and build awareness of the wisdom of your body, all while cultivating meaningful community connection.
InterPlay is something that anybody can do-no experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable personal and group expression-all you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do!
Come join us for a joyful, creative, and transformative experience!
For more info, see the Facebook page at:
or the Meetup group at:
Friends Meeting House - Sanctuary / Meeting Room, 1420 Hill Street. Donation. $15-$30. 231-774-6146. [map]

 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). [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]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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An UMMA volunteer reads One Leaf Rides the Wind, Celeste Mannis and Susan Kathleen Hartung's counting book set in a Japanese Garden. For kids ages 3-6 (with caregiver). In conjunction with Japan Week (see June 16 listing).
Meet at the UMMA Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 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-5 p.m. 

"Parade of Homes": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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June 21-23. Tour of 16 new homes in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Noon-7 p.m. (Fri.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), locations TBA at $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Tea With A Flair at the Fair: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Bring your mom, best friends or a new acquaintance to enjoy hot or iced tea and light desserts while you view fashions from the extensive collection of Helen Welford. This year's interpretive program will feature several Renaissance inspired gowns, one from the Regency period and several from the mid 19th century.
Reservations are strongly suggested by calling Ina Germain at 734 395 4106.
All proceeds support Gordon Hall
Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road, Dexter. $15. 734 395 4106. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Toy Story 4 Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to color characters from the popular animated franchise.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]

 1:15, 4:30 & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 1:30, 4:10, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Pavarotti": Michigan Theater.

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(Ron Howard, 2019). Biopic about opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Amateur Radio Field Day: ARROW Communications Association.

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All invited to join (or just watch) this 24-hour national event that helps amateur radio operators prepare for emergencies and develop their skills. A chance to meet experts, ask questions, and even operate the station, under supervision.
2 p.m. June 22-2 p.m. June 23, Ann Arbor Airport soccer field, W. Ellsworth at Airport Blvd. Free., (732) 666-3843. [map]

 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Crazy for You": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except July 4), June 20-Aug. 11. This local professional theater company performs Ken Ludwig's 1992 reworking of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy featuring the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. It's the story of a New York playboy, in Nevada to foreclose on an old family theater, who falls in love with the owner's daughter and ends up mounting a Ziegfeld Follies-type show to save the establishment. The score, cobbled together from several old shows, contains many of Gershwin's most popular songs, such as "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read and Look": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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A reading of Kate Davies and Alfredo Belli's picture book, In Egyptian Times. Followed by a chance to tour the museum to find artifacts featured in the book. For kids ages 4-7 (with caregiver).
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]

 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free.,, 761-1115.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

Godaiko Drummers: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Novi group demonstrates taiko, an ancient Japanese form of highly choreographed and dynamic ensemble percussion.
3-4 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3 p.m. 

Women's AFC Ann Arbor.

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Inaugural season of the local women's semi-pro soccer team.

May 17: Grand Rapids. 6 p.m.

May 24: Lansing United. 6 p.m.

June 2: Michigan Legends. 5 p.m.

June 8: Indiana Union. 6 p.m.

June 22: Detroit Sun. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (kids, $7) at and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Welcome to Paradise": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 20-Aug. 31. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of NYC playwright Julie Marino's comedy about an aging woman on a solo trip to her Caribbean beach house who befriends a young vagabond and offers him a place to stay. When her son and his family show up, her tropical tranquility is upended. Cast: Ruth Crawford, Ryan Black, Paul Stroili, Rhiannon Ragland, and Meghan VanArsdalen.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]

 4 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)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:10, 7 & 9:25 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:20 & 6:50 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:20, 7:10 & 9:35 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:30, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco": State Theatre.

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(Joe Talbot, 2019). Drama about a young black man trying to reclaim family property amidst San Francisco's rapid gentrification.
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)., 668-TIME.

 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: young local indie folk singer-songwriter Mary Collins (5 p.m.) and local indie folk trio Little Traps (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: the veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band Tumbao Bravo (7 p.m.), the popular local Latin jazz band Los Gatos (8:30 p.m.), and Orquesta Tradición (10:15 p.m.), a Grand Rapids-based Puerto Rican ensemble that plays salsa and Reggaetón with additional Latin and Caribbean influences. Also, salsa dance lessons (8:15 & 10 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"George Bedard Dinner & Dancing": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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George Bedard Dinner & Dancing June 22 6PM
Don't miss your chance to boogie under the stars at Gordon Hall. Come join us and bring your friends for a night of great food, toe-tapping music, dance contests, celebrity guests, and Gordon Hall tours as we once again host George Bedard and the Kingpins at Gordon Hall Days. George brought down the house (well, the tent) with his boogie-woogie tunes last year, and we don't want you to miss the fun this year. Tickets are $50, $75 for reserved seating and $550 for a reserved table for 8. Order tickets by calling (734) 972-9556 or online at
As always, all proceeds from this very special event will benefit our fabulous Gordon Hall.
8311 Island Lake Road, Dexter. $50. 734 972 9556. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Men's AFC Ann Arbor.

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May 12: Kalamazoo FC. 3 p.m.

May 27: Michigan Stars. 3 p.m.

June 2: Grand Rapids FC. 2 p.m.

June 9: FC Columbus. 3 p.m.

June 22: FC Indiana. 6 p.m.

July 7: Detroit City FC. 3 p.m.

July 12: Toledo Villa FC. 6 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (kids, $7) at and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Roller Derby Doubleheader: Ann Arbor Roller Derby.

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Two bouts between local and visiting teams. Alcoholic drinks available.
6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $10 in advance; $12-$15 at the door. Kids age 11 & under, free with paying adult (limit 2 kids per adult). [map]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Shockwaves from Stonewall: Gay Liberation in Michigan": Ann Arbor District Library.

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MSU history professor Tim Retzloff discusses the post-Stonewall surge in queer activism in metro Detroit.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [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.

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly wines with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. . [map]

 6:50 p.m. 

"Shadow": State Theatre.

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(Zhang Yimou, 2019). Stylish, visually-stunning martial-arts thriller about a "shadow" who can look like nearly anyone.
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)., 668-TIME.

 7 & 9:20 p.m. 

"The Spy Behind Home Plate": Michigan Theater.

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(Aviva Kempner, 2019). Documentary about Jewish MLB catcher Moe Berg, who was sent to spy in Nazi Germany. Q&A with the director June 22, 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; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

John Knight: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 21 & 22. Local debut of this Pittsburgh comic, known for his cynical observational humor delivered deadpan. He's the author of I'm Still Aggravated but at Least I Didn't Kill Anybody! and the blog #WhatAggravatesMe, which includes his thoughts on self-checkout lanes, holiday traditions, and sports. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats while coloring. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at 661-3575. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Peter Madcat Ruth: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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World-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world's "great jazz soloists." He has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. Madcat sings and plays guitar, ukulele, jaw harp, kalimba, pennywhistle, and more. Tonight, he performs with percussionist John Churchville.
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $15 at the door. 316-7919. [map]


Robyn Hitchcock: The Ark.

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Acoustic performance by this archly idiosyncratic English singer-songwriter, a major influence on alternative pop and rock styles and longtime favorite of local audiences. Hitchcock's songs feature warmly textured, silvery guitar-based melodies and darkling lyrics that blend a neopsychedelic spaciness with a severe inwardness in ways that suggest something of a cross between Lou Reed and a young David Bowie. "Hitchcock sounds especially playful and engaged, still the proud heir of John Lennon and Syd Barrett, yet free of hipster posturing," says a Paste review of his 2017 self-titled album.
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, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

The Co-op - This is Our Environment: Joseph Herbst Sextet.

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"This is Our Environment" brings together original music, spoken word, and environmental justice in order to challenge our understanding of the environment to push us towards a more just and equitable society founded on a sense of community.
Joseph's compositions draw influence from musicians such as Brian Blade, Ambrose Akinmusire, Alan Ferber, and Maria Schneider, while pulling on my classical background. Altogether, the music is highlighted by lyrical melodies interjected with bursts of energy and chaos to create stories that we hope will bring you, the listener, along for the journey.
We will be joined by local spoken word artists, who will be announced in the near future.
Evan Taylor, Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Joseph M Herbst, Saxophones and Compositions
Liany Mateo, Bass
Luther S. Allison, Piano
Peter Martin, Guitar
Zachary Mckinney, Drums
$5 Cover
The Co-op, 213 S State Street, Ste 2., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. $5. 864-525-2767. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Fortinbras": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 13-29. Joseph Zettelmaier directs an outdoor production of Lee Blessing's offbeat 1991 comedic Hamlet sequel. Set immediately after Hamlet's death, Blessing's political farce begins as the Norwegian prince arrives to claim the Danish crown. Described by the Oregonian reviewer as a "callow blending of George W. Bush's frat boy image and Stephen Colbert's arch petulance," Fortinbras launches a cover-up to gloss over the ugly truth of his succession, creating a story about a Polish spy who engineered the murder of the Danish royal family. The recently deceased are infuriated, and torment him to distraction. Stars Nick Yokum, David Galido, Caleb Gilbert, Jaclynn Cherry, Julia Garlotte, and Alysia Kolascz.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $15 in advance at, and at the gate. 926-5346.

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by This Is a Quiz (Fri.), the League of Pointless Improvisers (Fri. & Sat.), and other troupes. Also, the League of Pointless Improvisers performs "water form" (Fri. only), a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Note: The Fri. shows open with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brad Billmaier

Jazz ensemble led by this local drummer. With keyboardist Galen Bundy and bassist Dave Cerelli. [venue info]

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Escaping Pavement

Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass." [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Fuzz Fest VI."

June 20-22. With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 ($12 at the door) cover per night, $20 for a 3-day pass. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Headliner is the Detroit punk-surf garage band The Amino Acids. Openers: Human Skull, Scissor Now!, Toe Cutter, Krillin, Cyrano Jones, Kommander, Loose Koozies, Vapourbile, The Real Cool Fuzz Band, and Doctor Peter Larson. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Nick Juno

Folk-based topical songs and ballads by this talented singer-songwriter from Flushing (MI) whose repertoire also includes material by Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and other influences. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Deadicated

Grateful Dead tribute band. [venue info]

Session Room: Corndaddy Corndaddy

Local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Agenda 21

Detroit activist reggae-rock trio, fronted by singer-songwriters Sherry Lutz and Leslie Glapa Panzica, featuring songs about radioactive leaks, Monsanto, the war racket, government lies, and more. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Folk Laureates

Folk singer trio that features vocal harmonies. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Henes

Local alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "TC's Speakeasy Reunion."

Rock band fronted by Ty Cool, owner of the former downtown Ypsilanti tavern. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Abbott, Jacquez, & Zodiac

Vintage rock 'n' soul by this trio of Detroit rock veterans. [venue info]


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