Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.
Wild Swan Theater drama camps are fun experiences where kids can feel safe and comfortable exploring the imaginative world of theater. Our main goal is that every camper has a great time cultivating their creativity and leaves camp feeling successful. With a new theme every week, activities will include warm-ups, theater games, and improvisations that bring people together in a nurturing, memorable way. This week's theme: Who doesn't love to be silly? This week we will work on the basics of comedy by playing improvisational games, writing jokes and crafting a comedic play to perform. We will read classic funny stories and discuss what makes them funny. We will also play an abundance of energetic theater games. Having the giggles here will never be a problem! (For students ages 6 - 10)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $175. 734-995-0530. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Join us every fourth weekend of the month for a select Fabric by-the-pound sale! $2 per pound for all kinds of choice material. New fabric will be added each month and each day of the sale!
Sale runs Friday through Sunday 10am-6pm.
Join us and get your SCRAP fabric crafting on!
SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free admission. 7342185620. email@example.com scrapbox.org [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
All invited to renew driver's licenses, register to vote, make address changes, sign up for the organ donor registry, ask questions about services, and more.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.
June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.
June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.
10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]
Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.
Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.
Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.
Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.
Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.
Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.
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]
A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.
June 14: "Armageddon" (Michael Bay, 1998). Disaster blockbuster pitting Bruce Willis against an asteroid.
June 21: "Puzzle" (Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
June 28: "Instant Family" (Sean Anders, 2018). Comedy about a couple in over their heads after they take in 3 foster kids.
July & Aug. films TBA at chelseaseniors.org.
12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Food.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450.
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: Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly leads a public art project (7-10 p.m. Thurs. & 5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.) to build a miniature landscape over 3 days; bring a household item or object to contribute to the project. On the Acoustic Stage: the Alexis Lombre Trio (5 p.m.), led by soulful Chicago jazz pianist Lombre, and the Andy Adamson Quintet (6 p.m.), a jazz band led by local keyboardist Adamson. On the Rackham Stage: Detroit funk-rock jam quintet Liquid Monk (7 p.m.), the Detroit funk and psychedelic soul band Shake Steady (8:30 p.m.), and the Burlington (VT) funk-rock band Funkwagon (10:15 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]
Every Friday (except July 5 & Aug. 9), June 14-Aug. 30.
June 14: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.
June 21: Local roots-rock quartet Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies.
June 28: The Jazz Bums. Dexter jazz sextet whose repertoire includes covers of Coltrane, Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker.
July 5: Popular, nationally-known acoustic duo Gemini.
July 12: Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.
July 19: Detroit blues trio the Randy Brock Band.
July 26: Vintage Ventures-style instrumental guitar band Surf Zup.
Aug. 2: Ann Arbor classic rock band Ransom Jones.
Aug. 16: Members of the Dexter Community Orchestra perform as the Orchestra Jazz Ensemble.
Aug. 23: Ann Arbor R&B band Men in Black.
Aug. 30: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.
All invited to join a group workout. Bring a water bottle and your own ball and sticks if you have them (some equipment available to borrow).
6:30 p.m., Tefft Park behind the Rec Center, 1866 Woodland, Saline. Free. 429-3502. [map]
All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to paint miniatures figures for games and hobbies. Materials provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab & multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
All-ages magic show by A2 Magic owner Jeff Wawrzaszek. Each kid gets a balloon animal. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.
6:45 p.m, Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt. $11 (Pittsfield Twp. residents, $8) per child, kids under 3, free. Preregistration required by June 25. 822-2120. [map]
Beautiful, hand-crafted and timeless, gongs for generations have offered a unique sound journey through their powerful yet subtle tones. The power of the gong in sound therapy is associated with many healing modalities. As we listen, it helps calm the mind and body, assists in the management of pain, and healing is promoted as we enter a more relaxed state of being.
Equally, a gong sound bath helps to cut through mental chatter. Through sympathetic resonance, the sound frequencies quickly bring the brain waves into alpha and theta states where meditation and deep relaxation are experienced. In this state of awareness, with intervals of silence, one is able to enjoy a more relaxed perspective, gain deep insights and healing, and increased creativity.
Gong bath is 75 minutes.
3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $28. firstname.lastname@example.org www.veraposeyoga.com [map]
(Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015). Oscar-winning animated film about the personified emotions of a young girl navigating the pressures of her family's cross-country move. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.
June 20, 21, 27, & 28. Havah Roussel directs local actors in an improvised play, set in a garden fantasy land, that explores the darker side of growing pains. Recommended for age 13 & up.
7 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton. $10. 546-8748. [map]
June 28 & 29. Local debut of this Cleveland comic, who ditched his signature argyle sweater vest and rapid-fire joke-slinging after a 2012 DUI arrest. He now tells brutally honest stories about his path to sobriety, and occasionally shares observations about his beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. 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]
Every Thurs.-Sun., 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]
"The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.more >
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All invited to discuss Christopher Heuertz's 2017 book about this model that separates people into 9 personality types. Hosted by Crazy Wisdom staff member Deb Flint.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
Trio of world-class Michigan dobro and slide guitar players Drew Howard (of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys), Mark Lavengood (of Steppin' In It), & Joe Wilson, who's played with everyone from Mustard's Retreat to Peter Madcat Ruth.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 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]
June 21, 28, & 30 (different programs). Nationally known musicians and ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. Part of a larger festival that includes performances in several other towns (see greatlakeschambermusic.org for full schedule).
June 21: Local string ensemble the Ivalas Quartet and the Sphinx Apprentice Ensemble perform Janáček's "Kreutzer Sonata." Festival director Paul Watkins, a cellist, is joined by DSO violinist Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy in Kodály's Duo for Violin and Cello. Emerson String Quartet violist Lawrence Dutton is joined by the Ivalas Quartet in Mendelssohn's String Quintet in B-flat Major. 8 p.m.
June 28: The San Francisco-based Thalea String Quartet and British violist Lawrence Power perform Britten's Phantasy for String Quintet in F minor, Detroit pianist James Tocco performs Mozart's Twelve Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman," Lawrence Power and pianist John Novacek perform excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Novacek joins the Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet in Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major. 8 p.m.
June 30: Festival director & cellist Paul Watkins performs Sarah Kirkland Snider's The Reserved, The Reticent. The piano, clarinet, and percussion trio F-Plus performs Kevin Puts's And Legions Will Rise. Watkins and Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer perform Setzer's Elegy for Violin and Piano, and Setzer & Watkins are joined by pianist John Novacek for Mendelssohn's Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor. 2 p.m.
8 p.m. (June 21 & 28) & 2 p.m. (June 30), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $23-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 pennyseats.org, and at the gate. 926-5346.
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 pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]
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]
"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.more >
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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]
Want to stress less and improve your health and well-being?
This 5-day workshop is a unique opportunity for everyone to experience the content of the 8-week MBSR class, including those who want to deepen their practice and health professionals who wish to apply mindfulness in their work with others. In this 5-Day MBSR Workshop (June 26-30) participants learn how to practice mindfulness through guided meditations and inquiry, daily mindfulness practice, and a day-long retreat (June 29 at a different location).
Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Up to 24 CEs available.
Paulette is a experienced MBSR teacher, trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Enlightened Soul Center, 3820 Packard, #280, 48108. $450 ($225 for repeat participants. 7342767707. email@example.com mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jay Frydenlund
Local singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals.
Blue Llama: Tumbao Bravo
Veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band led by multi- instrumental reeds player Paul VornHagen.
Club Above: "Indie & Alternative Rock Showcase"
Bands TBA. 7:30 p.m.-midnight.
Conor O'Neill's: Scottie Alexander & the Atomic Donuts
Ensemble led by Alexander, a Brighton singer-pianist who plays pop-rock covers by everyone from Elton John and Lionel Richie to Matchbox Twenty and Kings of Leon.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Joel Palmer.
Veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes.
Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel
Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Invasion
British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Monte Pride & Lily Talmers
Michigan indie pop-folk singer-songwriter duo.
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