Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http:
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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.
Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
11:15-12:15 Sunday Service: The 3 Yanas Sunday Service is led by Lama Nancy Burks, who gives a brief Dharma talk followed by meditation instructions and group meditation. There is always time for questions and discussion.
The 3 Yanas, or 3 vehicles, are three approaches to the Buddhist path: Sravakayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Part of the name of our center, Thegsum, and of our parent monastery, Triyana, refer to the 3 Yanas in Tibetan and Sanskrit respectively.
This program is appropriate for all levels of student, and each week is different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. www.annarborktc.org [map]
Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
All invited for a 19th-century-style Independence Day celebration with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, period music, lawn games, and lemonade. Also, tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin.
Noon-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $2 (families, $5; kids & seniors, $1.50; children age 3 & under and members, free). 794-7120. [map]
A day of old-timey pioneer fun, including a tour of an 1880s log cabin, games, live music by the Vintage Stringband, and chores such as gathering water, washing clothes, and shelling corn to take to the 1870s gristmill, which is still partly operational. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.
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]
May 25 & 26 and June 29 & 30. Video game tournaments. May 25: "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate." For adults and teens grade 6 & up. May 26: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]
Grade 9-adult invited to make a one-string guitar-like instrument known as a diddley bow.
1-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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).
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]
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.-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]
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]
Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly and curators Jennifer Friess and Amanda Krugliak discuss Mattingly's art, which explores our relationship with objects and their impact on the environment. They also lead a tour of the current exhibit, World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, which includes one of Mattingly's photographs. Followed 5-8 p.m. by a chance to help Mattingly disassemble the public art project she directed at "Top of the Park" over the last 3 days (see listings).
3 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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. email@example.com http:
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
Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. firstname.lastname@example.org omofmedicine.org [map]
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 fingerpicking guitarist (and recent Pioneer High grad) Ari Graine (5 p.m.) and 19-year-old Rochester singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: NYC-based pop-rock and Indian children's music band Falu's Bazaar (7 p.m.) and Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet (8:30 p.m.), a local world music-based jazz band led by bassist Sharp. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of the 1989 heartwarming baseball fantasy Field of Dreams.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]
"Climate Change Negotiation & Policy at Home & Abroad- A Conversation with Tim Arvan": Citizens' Climate Lobby & The Climate Reality Project.more >
"Climate Change Negotiation & Policy at Home & Abroad- A Conversation with Tim Arvan": Citizens' Climate Lobby & The Climate Reality Project.< less
Tim Arvan, one of the student delegates to COP24 in Katowice, Poland, is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Drawing on his experiences attending the UN COP24 Climate Change Convention, Tim will address political and economic barriers and opportunities in the current international climate policy landscape. Focusing on the role of carbon pricing in achieving emissions reduction goals, Tim will discuss various market-based policies and their prospects at local to global scales-including current efforts at U of M. Join us afterwards at Seva for munchies and more conversation.
Ann Arbor District Library- Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Rd. Free. email@example.com https:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm or check meetup.com
Popular Kalamazoo psychedelic rock 'n' roll band led by singer-songwriter Graham Parsons. Their new album Whatever You May Be is lyrically heavier than their earlier work and has a minimalist art-rock vibe.
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]
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. email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [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. firstname.lastname@example.org mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio
Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Old Town: Grant Peeples
Veteran country-folk singer-songwriter from Tallahassee.
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.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips
Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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