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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 23, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7:30 a.m. 

"Tri Goddess Tri": Epic Races.

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All women invited to compete in chip-timed triathlons and duathlons of various lengths. Also, a relay race. Preceded at 6:45 a.m. by yoga on the beach. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, & more.
7:30 a.m. (packet pick up begins at 5:45 a.m.), Portage Lake Beach, 11500 Seymour Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $90 in advance at epicraces.com/event/tri-goddess-tri (price increases to $95 June 1-21 & $100 after June 21). $11 annual park pass required. info@epicraces.com, 585-7101.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty, Lima Twp. Free admission. Spurhorseshow.com. [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 dankonyn@gmail.com [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 dexterhistory.org 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.  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 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Light Up the Park": Ann Arbor Skatepark 5th Anniversary Event.

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Skateboarding performances by 9-time skateboarding world champion Andy Macdonald, recent Birdhouse Skateboards pro Alec Beck, pro skateboarder Ron Allen, L.A. Rams running back John Kelly, Midwest skateboarder Gabby Rataiczak, and Arizona Skate Rising program manager Janthavy Norton. Music, skateboarding competitions (fee to participate), and vendors. Food available. Proceeds go toward new lighting for the skatepark.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park, 350 N. Maple. Free admission; donations accepted. trevor@a2skatepark.org, 223-9837. [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-8 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 bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 Noon-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]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [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 bragannarbor.net/parade-of-homes. $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

David Zinn: Nicola's Books.

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This well-known local chalk artist leads an interactive chalk art activity outdoors. Rain date: July 14.
1-4 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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. 

"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! 

"Go! and Let's Go! Pokémon Swap and Battle": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to meet up with Pokémon fans, battle against local trainers, and trade Pokémon.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:15, 3:50, 6:45 & 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [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]


 1:45, 4:05, 6:35 & 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.


 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Farm-to-Glass Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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It's summer in Michigan and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with goodness. This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs." Your booking includes light snacks (pretzels, nuts). The Last Word is closed during the class, so no food service is available. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course!
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-farm-to-glass-cocktails-5/ [map]



 2 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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Flamingo Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Flamingo-themed crafts in celebration of National Flamingo Day for kids in grades preK-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Small Engine Repair": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Wayne County Community College skilled trades instructor Sharleen Gibbons discusses repair basics.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene": UMMA.

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UMMA curator Jennifer Friess and UMMA education outreach program coordinator Grace VanderVliet lead a tour of the current exhibit called "Cross Pollination." With a focus on environmental themes in this and 2 other exhibits, The Power Family Program for Inuit Art and Jason DeMarte: Garden of Artificial Delights. Followed at 3 p.m. in the gallery by a chance to join Literati Bookstore's Eco Book Club, a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Forrest Gump": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Zemeckis, 1994). Oscar-winning comedy-fantasy starring Tom Hanks as a simpleminded soul whose ingenuous approach to life brings him fame and fortune.
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).


 3:40, 6:50 & 9:20 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.


 3:50 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.


 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]


 4:10, 6:40 & 9:10 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20, 7:10 & 9:30 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.


 4:30 p.m.  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]


 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. 

Athena Johnson: African-American Cultural & Historical Museum Annual Focus on the Arts Event.

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This jazz vocalist, an Ann Arbor native, performs contemporary, smooth, and classic jazz backed by bass, drums, and piano. Refreshments.
5 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $25 in advance at aachmuseum.org & at the door. 761-1717. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: Om of Medicine.

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Led by the amazing teacher, Abby Dawson, this class is for all experience levels. Learn more about the practice, and re-energize for the week with this peaceful hour-long class.
Please bring your own mat (we have a few extras just in case).
All guests are welcome, and do not need a medical card to attend.
For more information and to RSVP please message us or call 7343698255.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main Street. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [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 18-year-old Americana, alt-folk, and jazz singer-songwriter and ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (5 p.m.) and the Oliver Mayman Trio (6 p.m.), a jazz band led by drummer Mayman, a recent Community/Huron High grad. On the Rackham Stage: bilingual Massachusetts children's music singer-songwriter Mister G (7 p.m.) and Hullabaloo (8:30 p.m.), the veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Paddington, Paul King's 2014 live-action comedy about the beloved talking bear who's adopted by a London family.
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.


 6:20 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.


 6:25 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [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.


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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June 9 & 23. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on June 16, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7:30pm 

Diamonds in the Rust: The Ark.

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A supergroup of two veteran local singer-songwriter duos: Annie & Rod Capps and Jan Krist & Jim Bizer, along with composer-percussionist Alan Finkbeiner. They perform upbeat originals and Midwest favorites.
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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Sign up for an 8-minute spot at pointlessbrew.com. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Maureen Choi Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Classically trained jazz violinist Choi, an Ann Arbor native, leads her band in improvisations that blend folkloric traditions of Spain, Cuba, and South America.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8:45 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]


 9 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

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: Paledave & Jenny Fair

Ypsilanti husband-and-wife acoustic duo. [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]

Rumpus Room: Macpodz

Immensely popular local jam band that plays an invigorating mix of R&B, soul, rock, and hard jazz it calls "disco bebop." [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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