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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 5, 2019






 
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 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Wealth Knowledge": C&D Wealth Advisors.

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Please join us each Friday for a presentation/discussion covering various financial topics of interest. We will open with a 15-20 minute presentation, then take as much time as needed to cover questions.
Upcoming topics:
June 28th - maximizing Social Security
Although the event is free, please call (734) 635-2652 to pre-register. Space is limited to 12 persons/event.
C&D Wealth Advisors, 3011 Miller Rd. Free. 7346352652. themietelskis@gmail.com https://www.cndadvisors.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11am  Free! 

"Friday Fun": Saline District Library.

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Activities for kids entering grades 1-6. Themes: "Build-o-Rama" (July 5) and "Puzzle Palooza" (July 19).
11 a.m. (grades 1-3) & 2 p.m. (grades 4-6), SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450.


 11am  Free! 

"The Storytellers Present: Musical Folk Talks": Dexter District Library.

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TheGrosse Pointe Farms husband-and-wife storytelling duo of Audrey and Bob Allison perform interactive stories and world music. Hands-on activities. All ages welcome.
11 a.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Artemis Fowl": Northfield Township Area Library Graphic Novel Book Club (for 5th & 6th Graders).

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Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series. The best part? You get to keep the books to add to your bookshelf! The book club meets every other Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for pizza and a discussion of the book. Space is limited so registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 Noon  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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Spider-Man: Far From Home Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make It in Metal!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to use metal embossing tools and markers to create a colorful design.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Experience": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to try out the library's collection of virtual reality systems, including Google Daydream & Lenovo Mirage.
2-4 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Tic-Tac-Toe Rocks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to decorate small stones to make a portable tic-tac-toe game.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:45, 6:50, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Spider-Man: Far From Home": State Theatre.

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(Jon Watts, 2019). Superhero flick dealing with the fallout from the events in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame.
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, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am": State Theatre.

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(Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019). Biopic of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:05, 7, & 9:35 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.


 4:15, 6:40 & 10 p.m. 

"Midsommar": State Theatre.

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(Ari Aster, 2019). Horror film about a couple who travel to an isolated Swedish village for a famous midsummer festival.
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.


 4:15, 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Boyle, 2019). A struggling musician wakes up in an alternate reality where he's the only person who's heard of the Beatles.
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]


 4:25 & 9:45 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.


 4:30 & 6:50 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]


 4:30, 6:45 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am": State Theatre.

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(Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019). Biopic of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
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.


 5-8 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  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: vintage jazz and blues band the Heather Black Project (5 p.m.) and the Sean Dobbins Trio (6 p.m.), a jazz band led by local drummer Dobbins. On the Rackham Stage: Nashville jazz vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker (7 p.m.), local 9-piece Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues band Jive Colossus (8:30 p.m.), and Diane Coffee (10:15 p.m.), the stage name of gender-bending Bloomington (IN) psychedelic Motown-inspired singer-songwriter Shaun Fleming, who's backed by a band.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer tastings of beers paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cardio Drumming in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center Stage Strings Concerts.

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July 2, 5, 6, & 9-12. Recitals by string students ages 13-24 and (July 5 only) faculty of this summer institute. Programs TBA.
3:30 p.m. (July 2, 9, 11) & 7 p.m. (July 5, 6, 10, & 12), U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall (except July 5 & 10, Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin), 1100 Baits. Free. 936-2660. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jeff Horste: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 5 & 6. Local debut of this Ferndale comic who has appeared on Comedy Central's Kevin Hart's Hart of the City and Fox's Laughs. His observational humor centers around his experiences growing up white in a racially diverse community. 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. 

"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]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Live Music from Jason O'Dea": Unity Vibration.

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Jason O'Dea creates acoustic music inspired by places both familiar and unfamiliar. His stripped down sound is rich and pure, finding a unique place in peoples' hearts and minds that is valuable as it is memorable.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1040983036112444/ [map]


 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. The July 6 shows are "Forte Factory," an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
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]


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


 9 p.m. 



"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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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.
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]


 9:50 p.m. 

"Non-Fiction": Michigan Theater.

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(Doubles Vies)" (Olivier Assayas, 2019). Comedy about a novelist who uses his real-life love affairs as fodder for his new novel. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Mark Jewett and Tim Monger

Jewett is a ocal Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter who recently released the CD Love Has No Heart of Its Own, and Monger is an engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop- rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Cosmic Knot

West Michigan indie rock band. Openers: Funkwagon, a Burlington (VT) funk-rock band, and Jeremiah Mack & Shark Attack, an Ypsilanti acoustic rock trio. $5-$8. [venue info]

Blue Llama: U-M Jazz Ambassadors High School All-Stars

U-M jazz faculty are featured in all-star ensembles of high school students from around the state. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Dani Jamerson Band

Country & country-rock band led by Sherwood (MI) singer- songwriter and guitarist Jamerson. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Isaac Ryder

Neo-soul & funk band from Flint, led by Ryder, the stage name of South Haven singer-songwriter Joel Rydecki. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Shannon Lee Band Shannon Lee

Local acoustic quintet fronted by Lee, a versatile Ypsilanti country- folk Americana singer-songwriter best known as a vocalist with Hullabaloo. With mandolinist Rodney Foster, bassist Daniel McConnell, percussionist Tom Arnett, and harmony vocalist Lynn Frederickson. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Liv Phoenix Liv Phoenix

Young soul-inflected pop-folk singer-songwriter, an Ann Arbor native who lives in Boulder, where she fronts the soul-rock band Blooming Method. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Scott Martin Band

Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer-songwriter Martin. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With Trembling Earth, a Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band, and Fern Whale, the Ypsilanti duo of Tom and Angela Sheppard, who play meditative, soulful folk-rock. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French- Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Deep Space 6

Popular veteran local Grateful Dead cover band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Brad Billmaier Trio

Jazz ensemble led by this local drummer. With keyboardist Kenton Davey and bassist Johannes Ronquillo. [venue info]

 
 


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