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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 10, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 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]


 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

"Stories from the Amazon Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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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: Join us as we enter the world of the Brazilian Rainforest. Together we will make masks and instruments, create soundscapes, explore stories and movement of the rainforest, and bring this magical part of the world to life! (For students ages 6 - 10)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $175. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org http://wildswantheater.org/classes-camps/ [map]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed., except July 3. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

July 10: "Water, Water Everywhere."

July 17: "Mud Day."

July 24: "Life in the Pond."

July 31: "Insect Explorers."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 6 p.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 a.m. 

"Yoga in da' Park": Sky Green Yoga & 22 Lunar.

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Join John and Kip for gentle-chill yoga to the calming sound of crystal bowls and an eclectic mix of music.
Park near the Cross Street entrance.
Bring your own yoga mat. Rain or shine.
Ypsilanti Riverside Park, 5 Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI, Ypsilanti. Donation. skygreenyoga@gmail.com. skygreenyoga@gmail.com www.facebook.com/skygreenyoga [map]


 11 a.m  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Nicola's Books.

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July 10, 20, & 24. Stories and art activities for young kids. Themes: "Explore Art" (July 10), "Explore Outer Space" (July 20), & "Explore Nature" (July 24).
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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July 10 & 24. All invited to accompany Gratzi chef John Somerville to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Somerville prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 11am  Free! 

"Fly Me to the Moon": Air Zoo (Dexter District Library).

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Kalamazoo Air Zoo representatives lead a hands-on program for kids entering grade 1 & up.
11 a.m. (grades 1-5) & 1 p.m. (grade 5 & up), DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 11 a.m.-noon  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.


 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]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Il Barbiere di Siviglia": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini's ever-popular comic opera. Italian, subtitles.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424. [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]


 2-6 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Disco Party Boogie Wonderland": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Disco-themed dance party for kids in grades preK-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Star Weaving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a geometric star design using yarn and a cardboard disc.
1-2 p.m. (June 21) & 2-3 p.m. (July 10), AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed. (except July 4), June 19-July 17.

June 19: "A2 Magic Spectacular!" Space-themed magic show.

June 26 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Mad Science: Fire & Ice." Educational entertainment program on chemical reactions, air pressure, and states of matter. Choose 1 program.

July 3 (2, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 p.m.): "Starlab Planetarium." A Dynamic School Assemblies representative (Oakland County) presents a program about the night sky in an inflatable planetarium.

July 10: "SRSLY Minecraft Party." Kids ages 8-12 invited to play this popular computer game on the SRSLY Minecraft server, which was designed and built by local youth to replicate the City of Chelsea inside the Minecraft world. Themed crafts and snacks.

July 17 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Animals in Space." A RepCo Wildlife Encounters (Utica, MI) owner Crystal Poyfair shows representatives of 10 animal species that have been in space, including lizards, turtles, tarantulas, mice, and newts. Choose 1 program.

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2 p.m. (unless noted), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 2 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Zingerman's Summer Game Food Tasting": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to pick up a "Tasting Passport" and visit different stations at the library for activities and food tastings.
2 & 3 p.m. (choose 1 session), AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. & Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3-10 p.m. 

75th Manchester Community Fair.

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Midway rides (Wed.-Sat.), carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 9, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10, 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 12, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 3-10 p.m. (Wed.), 1:30-10 p.m. (Thurs.; rides open at 3 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (Fri.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, TBA; fair pass, $30; age 8 & under, free). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 3 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]


 3:45, 6:50 & 9:35 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.


 3:55, 6:40 & 9:40 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, 6:45 & 9:35 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.


 4:15 & 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.


 4:15 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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:25 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, 7:15 & 9:50 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]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 30-40-mile ride to the southwest of Saline, with pace and post-ride restaurant determined by riders.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Happy Hour Jazz.

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Jazz quintet featuring Anna Hinkley (voice), Geridan St. Peter, (trombone), Jesse Morgan (piano), Michael Bean (bass) and Eric VanWormer (drums). Prices on beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, and espresso bar fare will drop.
No Cover.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/2832587776815175/ [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Tabletop Sports Extravaganza": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a trio of games you can play anywhere with a flat surface: paper football, tiny hockey, and catapult basketball.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [map]


 6:30 p.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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Brain Changes and Interaction Skills Pt2": Holy Faith Church.

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This talk discusses how care partners can work together with someone with dementia: What can we do differently that will lower stress level, foster cooperation rather than conflict, and communicate empathy and understanding to those who need it most? Learn from a professional dementia caregiver and trainer about the Positive Physical Approach™(PPA) technique and be introduced to ways to address potential environmental stressors to foster positive relationships and build rapport. In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, and with financial support from EHM Senior Solutions, this free class is offered as a community service by Saline's Holy Faith Church, and is part of Holy Faith's 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, featuring talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For information see www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith's Social Hall has lots of parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seats, and cookies. All are welcome
Holy Faith Church Social Hall, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Saline 48176, Saline. Free. 703-395-3824. jimmangisr@gmail.com holy-faith-church.org [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a half-hour of silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion of Buddhist concepts. Meditation instructions are provided. Donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. annarborktc.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share
and discuss their poetry or short fiction.
BRING ABOUT SIX COPIES OF YOUR WORK.
COPIES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at https://cwcircle.poetry.blog/
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net http://www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7 p.m. 

Community Sing: Ann Arbor Civic Chorus.

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July 10, 17, 24, & 29. All invited to join this local choir in singing an a cappella repertoire from Renaissance madrigals to Pentatonix-style contemporary songs. Themes include world folksongs (July 10), social justice (July 17), vocal jazz (July 24), and musical theater (July 29).
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10; preregistration required at a2civicchorus.weebly.com. jollys@a2schools.org, 994-2300. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Garden Tours: Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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July 10 & Aug. 14. Tours at homes of members TBA.
7 p.m., email epgardenclub98@gmail.com for location, usually in or around Chelsea. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mary Miller, Juliet Escoria, & Elizabeth Ellen: Bookbound.

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These 3 writers read from their work. Mississippi-born Miller's Biloxi is her new novel about a recently retired man whose closest friend is a dog he brought home on a whim. West Virginia-based Escoria's debut novel Juliet the Maniac fictionalizes her teen experiences of self-harm and suicide attempts during the onset of bipolar disorder. Saul Stories is local writer Ellen's 2017 collection of linked stories that explore the relationships between a 40-year-old artist, her teen daughter, and the daughter's friends. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center.

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Facilitators will provide basic guidance in concentrated meditation using the breath as a point of focus. All levels of experience welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7 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]


 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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Flow and Glow: Basics of Yoga and Meditation": Literati Bookstore.

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Local yoga instructor Diana Racek discusses the Eight Limbs of Yoga and leads a session of Vinyasa yoga and 2 styles of meditation. Bring a yoga mat and pillow or blanket for meditation.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $20. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Il Barbiere di Siviglia": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini's ever-popular comic opera. Italian, subtitles.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $12-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Investing 101": Saline District Library.

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Edward Jones financial advisor Mark Mazur gives investment advice. Themes: "Rules of the Road" (July 10), "Fixed Income Investing" (July 24), "The Nuts and Bolts of Stocks" (Aug. 7), & "Mutual Funds" (Aug. 21).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"My Friend the Polish Girl": State Theatre.

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(Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek, 2018). Drama about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

"The Room": Michigan Theater.

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(Tommy Wiseau, 2003). Cult comedy, dubbed "the Citizen Kane of bad movies," about a successful banker who's about to be married when he learns the horrible truth about his fiancée. No metal spoons or footballs.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed. (July) & every Mon. (Aug.) Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30- 10 p.m., location TBA via srms2020@outlook.com. Free. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hippie Food": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local public health nurse Ann Garvin, of Jonathan Kauffman's 2018 book, subtitled How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2; students free on Sept. 11.. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Jewish Organ Music: The West-East Bridge": U-M School of Music.

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Israeli-Swiss concert organist Yuval Rabin performs his Smirot Fantasy as well as works by Jewish composers Julius Chajes, Louis Lewandowski, and Noam Sheriff, and German composers who influenced them.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed. June 19-July 24. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 83-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

June 19: "On the March." With marches by Sousa, Mancini, Leroy Anderson, and 19th-century Czech military band conductor Julius Fucik, aka "the Bohemian Sousa." 8 p.m.

June 26: "Around the Band." Various band instruments are spotlighted performing songs composed especially for them. 8 p.m.

July 3: "American Celebration." Program of patriotic tunes. 8 p.m.

July 10: "Children's Concert." A program of music picked for kid appeal, including the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear). 8 p.m.

July 17: "Let's Fall in Love." A program of love songs, including tunes from Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story.

July 24: "Pop Icons." Musical tribute to Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Motown.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: London Beck

Young local singer-songwriter whose music interweaves strands of hip-hop, pop, soul, and jazz. Openers: Lotus Hotel, the stage name of local singer-songwriter Tim Everett, and MYNA, a local teen alternative hip-hop singer-songwriter. $7. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Sumkali

Local band led by tabla player John Churchville that blends classical Indian music with jazz and funk idioms. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Old Town: Anest, Kendrick, & McKinney Organ Trio

All-star Detroit-area jazz ensemble with local guitarist Alex Anest, organist Corey Kendrick, and drummer Gayelynn McKinney. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Katie Pederson

Local singer-songwriter and pianist whose influences include Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, John Mayer and Jon McLaughlin. Her repertoire also includes pop covers from the past 50 years. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Funkwagon

Burlington (VT) funk-rock band. Openers: Emma Cook & Questionable Company, a Burlington (VT) folk-funk trio that describes itself as "a small band with a curiously large sound," and Ryan Werner, a U-M student singer-songwriter. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard & the Zou Animals

Blues, swing, and rockabilly by an ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Bullard. [venue info]

 
 


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