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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 6, 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.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
8 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Camaro Superfest 2019: Eastern Michigan Camaro Clubs.

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July 6 & 7. The nation's longest-running Camaro-only show, now in its 28th year, features several hundred vintage to brand-new models. Numerous awards for original, restored, street, pro-street, modified, show car models, and more. All invited to enter their Camaros (drivers only, $20; judged class, $30 per car; events for drivers begin July 5). A dyno that tests horsepower ($50 for 2 pulls) and swap and vendor areas. Food available. No dogs or alcohol.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. Preregistration for Camaro owners at camarosuperfest.com. Barry76LT@wowway.com, 649-3056.


 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! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [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 experience. 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]


 9-10 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Nature-themed stories & crafts for ages 4-7.

Apr. 6: "Bouncing Bunnies."

May 4: "Spring Wildflowers."

June 1: "For the Birds."

July 6: "Beautiful Bugs."

Aug. 3: "Heard But Not Seen."
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjällräven.

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


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. 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.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Call Me By Your Name": Ann Arbor Gay Men's Book Club.

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All invited to discuss André Aciman's 2007 novel about the romance between a precocious 17-year-old boy and a grad student in his mid-20s.
10 a.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Gay-Mens-Book-Club-Meetup. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Life on the Forest Floor": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike to look for sowbugs, centipedes, snails, millipedes, and more. All ages welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Miller-Smith Preserve, 8570 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free. 971-6337. [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. kgoorhouse@powerwellness.com. [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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), 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.

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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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [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 demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. 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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Guided Meditation: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Take an hour from your busy life to catch your breath and become more in tune with your body, mind, and spirit at our guided meditation. The meditation will be led by an instructor from the Isha Foundation at Northfield Township Area Library from 11:30-12:30 p.m. This lesson in mindfulness is FREE to attend and registration is not 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 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the reindeer (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feedings and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, 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. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Mind Over Matter": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 6 & 7. Science demos and experiments involving different states of matter.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library from 1:30-2:00 p.m. All are welcome to our new, sensory-friendly storytime. The Library will provide fidget tools, or your child can bring their own comfort toy. Prior to the storytime, the Library will have a sensory station available with objects for children to explore. No 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"An Introduction to Meditation": Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Our minds are constantly busy, swirling from thought to thought in a process referred to as "monkey mind" by Buddhist teachers. Meditation helps us make friends with and tame our "monkey," increasing our mindfulness, stability and awareness and relieving the pressures of our goal-oriented lives.
Led by Lama Nancy Burks, this session will include instruction, practice, and discussion, and give you the tools you need to develop a regular sitting meditation practice of your own.
Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling, 614 Miner St. Free. Donation. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Scratch Off Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to doodle on scratch art paper, where the top black layer can be scratched away with toothpicks, forks, or chopsticks to reveal a multicolor layer beneath.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:30-5 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. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 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]


 3-6 p.m. 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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July 6 & 20. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. The band hosts a similar jam at the Ypsi Alehouse (124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti) on July 17, 7-9 p.m.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 4 & 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]


 4, 6:50, 7:20 & 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 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Music Series on the Deck!: Lone Oak Vineyard.

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We're continuing our summer music on the deck series every Saturdaysfrom 4 to 7!
Enjoy a glass of wine, a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have several deliciously unique flatbread pizzas too!
No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served.
***BEAT THE HEAT - IF THE TEMPERATURE IS OPPRESSIVE, WE WILL BRING IT INSIDE TO THE A/C!***
This event is rain or shine. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move it inside!
July 6th - Larry Sumner and Brianna Jennett
July 13th - Simon Sundberg and Tangerine Park (Logan Schatz & Brianna Jennett)
July 20th - The Bluebirds and Robbie Janz
July 27th - Dan Bickel and The Feisty Leprechauns
August 3,10, 17 and 24 TBA
August 31 - Dan Bickel
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. dlbarber1@aol.com. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



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


 4:10 p.m. 

"Late Night": Michigan Theater.

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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.
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]


 4:15, 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]


 4:20, 7, & 10:10 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.


 4:30, 7:10, & 9:50 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.


 4:30, 6:45 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am": Michigan Theater.

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


 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: Chicago singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Lawrence (5 p.m.) and Brooklyn folk singer-songwriter, harpist, and guitarist Lizzie No (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Detroit experimental rock band Summer Like the Season (7 p.m.), local progressive jam-rock quintet Stormy Chromer (8:30 p.m.), and Laith Al-Saadi (10:15 p.m.), a popular local singer-guitarist who rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"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]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Art Opening: Variance by Turbo Romero Designs": Unity Vibration.

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Thomas Reed's (creatively known as Turbo Romero) Tribal Flame style started as a way to fill in the blank space of a paper on which he would doodle the lyrics of a song. Quickly, they turned into his go-to doodle. Binders, notebooks... even homework assignments weren't safe. Most of the drawings would feature song lyrics, or they would create a shape or figure. But mostly, they were lyrics. Usually the part of the song that he could relate to. Now, 10-years later they have taken a whole new form, not only digitally, but info-graphic; combining with his skills in graphic design.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/317584642491719/ [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]


 7:15 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]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum and Dance Jam": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a drum circle led by percussionist Curtis Glatter. Bring a drum or use one provided.
7:30-9 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 480-1219. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Philadelphia caller Sam Rotenberg leads to music by Debbie Jackson & friends. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 274-0773. [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]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Forte Factory": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Local improvisers perform an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Show: Om of Medicine.

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Monthly stand-up comedy show. Snacks & beverages.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main. Free. 369-8255. Free. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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July 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9:10 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown

Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. Openers: Funk Worthy, a Columbus neo-soul funk sextet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk-rock septet. $10. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Anthony Paparelli

1990s to contemporary acoustic rock covers by this singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Heather Kropf

Pittsburgh-based indie pop singer-songwriter. [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: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Session Room: Brad Billmaier Trio

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

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon

Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Rise Again

Local Americana band. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

Ziggy's: The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Playin' Chicken

Local quartet of veteran musicians that plays folk, country, rock, swing, and originals. With bassist Mike Knight, guitarist-mandolinist Bill Connors, fiddler Mary Seelhorst, and guitarist-harmonica player Myron Grant. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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