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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 12, 2019

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 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Flea Market: St. Joseph Church.

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July 11-13. Sale of books, kitchen wares, toys, games, holiday decorations, household items, and more. No clothes, computers, or large appliances.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat.), St. Joseph Parish Center, corner of Dover & 3rd, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.

 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)., 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. [map]

 9:35 a.m.  Free! 

"Wise Living is Well Being"

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A meeting for individuals who are living or would like to live a life free from external chemical inputs of sugar, gluten, wheat, alcohol, or other chemical substances. The focus is on healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising, hydrating, meditating, stretching, breathing, eating well, interacting socially, creative expression, reading, and being in the natural world.
Westside United Methodist Church, Lounge, 700 S Seventh Street. Free. [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. [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.

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

 10:30-11 a.m. 

"Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Deli.

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Kids 2-5 (with caregiver) invited to listen to a food-themed story. Snack provided. Caregivers must stay with their child.
10:30-11 a.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $10 per child. Reservations required at 663-3354.

 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.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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July 12 & 19. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m. (both days) & 2 p.m. (July 19), Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at 764-2347. [map]

 11am  Free! 

"Blast Off with Books": Dexter District Library.

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Popular local magician "Baffling Bill" Schulert and his sidekick Gus the Bunny present his 40-minute family-oriented program of magic and comedy that encourages summer reading. Lots of audience participation. All ages welcome.
11 a.m.-noon. , DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.

 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]

 1-10 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
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)., 428-8429. [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.


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]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Ralph's World: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Performance of Beatlesesque pop music by this Chicago-based kids band led by Ralph Covert, frontman for the indie-rock group The Bad Examples.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2-10 p.m.  Free! 

"25th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show": Main Street Area Association/Bill Crispin Chevrolet.

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Local car owners are invited to bring their antique, classic, concept, or exotic autos to this annual show of more than 300 cars in the Main Street area. Also, awards (7 p.m.), hot-rod tunes spun by DJ Surfer Joe, and an Ann Arbor District Library booth with activities related to its summer reading game.
2-10 p.m., Main St. area between Huron & William. Free ($20 to show a car; preregister at 668-7112.

 4, 7 & 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)., 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)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:10 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)., 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:20, 6:45 & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Wild Rose": State Theatre.

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(Tom Harper, 2019). Drama about a Glaswegian ex-con who reunites with her children and dreams of becoming a country singer in Nashville.
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)., 668-TIME.

 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In Festival": Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In Committee.

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Celebrating it's 11th year, this community festival in Grass Lake Michigan is loaded with family fun, live music, a car show, delicious food, craft beer, a certified 5K run, and more! Raising money for local non-profits in Grass Lake.
Grass Lake Community Events Park, 120 Brown St., Grass Lake. Free. [map]

 5 p.m. 

23rd Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.

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July 12 & 13. Saline's celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. No pets. The festival kicks off July 12 with a Pub Night ($5 admission at the gate), featuring the ever-popular "Mr. Pretty Legs" kilt-wearing competition, a limerick contest, music and dance workshops, and live music by Detroit-area Irish music duo Brother Crowe (6:30 p.m.), Detroit Celtic punk band The Codgers (8 p.m.), and 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (9:30 p.m.). Also, stunts by Ring of Steel Action Theatre (10:30 p.m.).
5 p.m.-late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Heritage and Woodland Meadows schools (Woodland Dr.) with a shuttle to the festival. Sat. tickets $10 in advance at; $15 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 13-17, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) at the gate. 944-2810. [map]

 5:30, 6:30, & 8:30 p.m. 

Nevertheless Film Festival.

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Four days of films and panel discussions by women filmmakers, producers, editors, screenwriters, and cinematographers.

July 11: "Une Colonie (A Colony)" (Genevieve Dulude-De Celles, 2019). A timid 12-year-old begins high school in a new town, coping awkwardly with a hostile environment and befriending an indigenous boy from a neighboring reserve. French, subtitles. Also, Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland's 2019 short documentary Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (Katatjatuuk Kangirsumi). 6:30 p.m.

July 12: Panel Discussion with speakers TBA at festival headquarters (105 S. State). FREE. 5:30 p.m. "South Mountain" (Hilary Brougher, 2019). A husband reveals his bigamy after he and his wife send their teen daughters off on summer adventures. Also, Mary Evangelista's 2018 teen trans romance short Fran This Summer. 6:30 p.m. "Pipe Dreams" (Stacey Tenenbaum, 2019). Documentary about competitive organ playing. Q&A with Tenenbaum. 8:30 p.m.

July 13: Panel with Stacey Tenenbaum at festival headquarters (105 S. State). FREE. 11:30 a.m. "Narrative Shorts Program." Noon. Panel with Shaina Feinberg at festival headquarters (105 S. State). FREE. 2 p.m. "Sister Aimee" (Samantha Buck & Marie Schlingmann, 2019). Tongue-in-cheek biopic loosely based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, a wildly popular 1920s evangelist. 2:30 p.m. "Senior Escort Service" (Shaina Feinberg, 2018). Funny, sad, and inventive meditation on loss sparked by the filmmaker's father's sudden death. Q&A with Feinberg. Also, sometimes, i think about dying, Stefanie abel Horowitz's 2019 short about a woman whose morbid thoughts are interrupted by the attentions of a coworker. 4:30 p.m. "Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl" (Amy Goldstein, 2018). Documentary about the British teen rock star's brief fame and its fallout. 6:30 p.m.

July 14: "Documentary Shorts Program." Noon. Panel with Bridgette Auger at festival headquarters (105 S. State). 2 p.m. "Romantic Comedy" (Elizabeth Sankey, 2019). Documentary about rom-coms. Also, Simone LeClaire's 2019 short drama To Ana. Q&A with Sankey. 2:30 p.m. "Go Back to China" (Emily Ting, 2019). A spoiled rich girl is cut off by her father and goes back to China to work for the family toy business. English, Cantonese, & Mandarin; subtitles. 4:30 p.m. "We Are Not Princesses" (Bridgette Auger & Itab Azzam, 2018). Documentary about the Syrian refugee crisis from the perspective of 4 women. Arabic, subtitles. Q&A with Auger. 6:30 p.m.

Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets $10 per screening in advance at and at the door. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"FFY Jazz - A Tribute To Oliver Nelson with Racine/Kaminski/Kieme/Peck/Pappas/Kretzer"

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Ziggy's First Fridays Jazz series continues but this time it's on the second Friday of July. The program will feature music from Oliver Nelson's post-bop classic, The Blues And The Abstract Truth. Personnel: Ingrid Racine (trumpet), Keith Kaminski (woodwinds), Mark Kieme (woodwinds), Andy Peck (horn), Mark Pappas (keyboard) and Scott Kretzer (drums). No Cover.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-221-3961. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Men's AFC Ann Arbor.

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May 12: Kalamazoo FC. 3 p.m.

May 27: Michigan Stars. 3 p.m.

June 2: Grand Rapids FC. 2 p.m.

June 9: FC Columbus. 3 p.m.

June 22: FC Indiana. 6 p.m.

July 7: Detroit City FC. 3 p.m.

July 12: Toledo Villa FC. 6 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (kids, $7) at and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Every Friday (except July 5 & Aug. 9), June 14-Aug. 30.

June 14: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

June 21: Local roots-rock quartet Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies.

June 28: The Jazz Bums. Dexter jazz sextet whose repertoire includes covers of Coltrane, Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker.

July 5: Popular, nationally-known acoustic duo Gemini.

July 12: Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

July 19: Detroit blues trio the Randy Brock Band.

July 26: Vintage Ventures-style instrumental guitar band Surf Zup.

Aug. 2: Ann Arbor classic rock band Ransom Jones.

Aug. 16: Members of the Dexter Community Orchestra perform as the Orchestra Jazz Ensemble.

Aug. 23: Ann Arbor R&B band Men in Black.

Aug. 30: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.

 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]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Date Night": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Sept. 15 & 27. Staffers offer taste samples of several domestic wines, with artisan cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments.
4-6 p.m. (Sept. 15) & 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sept. 27), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45/person. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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All adults invited.

June 14: The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos's 2018 drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of Queen Anne.

July 12: Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi's 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.

6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Three Principles of the Path and Manjushri Empowerment"

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Jewel Heart is delighted to host H.E. Ling Rinpoche and his teachings on Je Tsongkhapa's Three Principles of the Path as well as a Manjushri Empowerment during this year's 600th anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa's enlightenment. Schedule:
7/12/19: 7-8:30pm ~ The Three Principles of the Path
7/13/19: 10am-Noon, 2-5:00pm ~ 3 Principles of the Path
7/14/19: 11am-Noon ~ Free Public Talk and 2pm ~ Orange Manjushri Arapatsa Empowerment
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100-150 (Sunday FREE). 7349943387. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Traffic Jam'In 5K Run/Walk & 1 mile fun run": Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In Festival.

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Join us as we kick off the Traffic Jam'in Festival with a flat, scenic 5k run/walk around the lake and nearby neighborhood. USATF certified 5K course. Finish strong in front of our community Events Park Pavilion while listening to live music! Water station at the 1/2 way mark and refreshments and award ceremony following the 5K. Music on the course!
Medals and complimentary beverage for all 5K finishers.
Awards Male/Female age group awards, 3-deep. 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Grass Lake Community Events Park, 120 Brown St., Grass Lake. $25.00. 517-268-3213. [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. 

"Taste and Tell: 'M' is for Mead": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, evaluates 4 of Bløm Meadworks' light, dry, and carbonated "session meads." Tastings available for purchase.
7-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. 4th Ave. Free admission. 327-4200. [map]

 7:10 & 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)., 668-TIME.

 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. 

"The Fall of the American Empire (La Chute de L'Empire Américain)": Michigan Theater.

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(Denys Arcand, 2019). Satirical heist film about a deliveryman with a PhD who impulsively takes cash from a crime scene he stumbled into. 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Derrick Knopsnyder: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 12 & 13. Local debut of this Pittsburgh-based comic whose quick wit, boyish charm, and interplay with the audience have made him a staple on the national college comedy circuit. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $13 reserved seating in advance, $15 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Gypsy": Dexter Community Players.

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July 12-14, 19, & 20. Connor Rhoades directs local actors in this perennially popular Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne musical based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, pushed to fame by an intense, driven stage mother. The show boasts several memorable tunes, including "Let Me Entertain You" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses."
7:30 p.m. (except July 14, 2 p.m.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at, 726-0355. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

"How to Use a Crystal": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to discuss Richard Webster's 2018 guide offering 50 ways for beginners to use a single crystal. Hosted by Crazy Wisdom staff member Deb Flint, who also discusses ways to select, clean, and "energize" crystals.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Reggae Night, with Corey Jackson": Unity Vibration.

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Roots Reggae PARTY! with Corey Jackson. HE is a rasta-reggae afficado, skilled musical "selecta" and roots musician extraordinaire. A world traveler and ardent social activist hailing from Washington D.C., Corey is also a long time Ann Arborite.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Stargazers by Reina Hardy": Theatre NOVA.

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Rupert Knox is looking for love in all the wrong planets. He's an astrophysicist who wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the millennium and find a date to his sister's wedding. He may have found both in Claire, a mysterious celestial poet. But when another woman shows up at Rupert's door, all three star-crossed lovers will have to make big choices about mortality, true love, and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Directed by David Wolber, Stargazers features Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, Eddie Rothermel, and Katelyn Wilson.
July 11 - Aug. 4, 2019

Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $22 (pay-what-you-can tickets available at door)). 734-635-8450. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Delbert McClinton: The Ark.

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Legendary Texas honky-tonk singer-songwriter whose music effortlessly melds country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and R&B traditions. A superb blues harpist, McClinton got his start as a teenager in the 50s backing blues masters like Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed in San Antonio bars. Though his own records have typically enjoyed only a cult following, the likes of Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill have turned songs of his into hits, and he has recorded hit duets with Bonnie Raitt, Tanya Tucker, and others. McClinton's gotten even better with age: his recent recordings evince a relaxed mastery without losing the gritty swagger and drive that's always distinguished his music. He has a brand-new album.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

"Bat Count": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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All invited to participate in the annual big brown bat census. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, if you like. No pets. Followed by the "Full Moon Campfire."
8-11 p.m., Conservancy Farm, 8383 Vreeland Rd., Superior Twp. Free. 484-6565. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Big Daddy Shakespeare": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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July 11-14. Josie Lapczynski directs local actors in a montage of Shakespeare scenes, sonnets, and excerpts adapted by local writer Anna Simmons to explore Shakespeare as father and son. Cast: Amanda Buchalter, Julia Garlotte, Russ Schwartz, and Cynthia Szczesny.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Man of La Mancha": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., July 11-27. Phil Simmons and Shelby Seeley codirect an outdoor production of Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's popular musical adaptation of Cervantes's Don Quixote. The action-which focuses on the visionary foolishness of Quixote's pursuit of Dulcinea-is presented as a play-within-a-play. An imprisoned Cervantes, as a defense against trumped-up charges brought against him by his fellow prisoners, has them act out a story he's made up. Stars John DeMerrell and Sarah Brown.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $15 in advance at, and at the gate. 926-5346.

 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 & 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 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]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brandon James

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Blind Pig: "Summer Breakout"

With Car Crash Jake, Table for One, Avalanche, NEURO, Stereogram, and Module B. $10 ($12 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Gerald Gibbs & ORGANized Crime

Renowned Detroit jazz trio led by Hammond B-3 organist Gibbs. With guitarist Perry Hughes and drummer Jabari Kersey. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues band. [venue info]

CoOp: Ship & Sail

Stage name of Ypsilanti Americana singer-songwriter Colin Haggerty. Opener: Ana Gomulka, an Ypsilanti singer-songwriter who fronts the jazz-funk band Honey Monsoon. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bobby Pennock

Plymouth folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Royal Garden Trio Royal Garden Trio

Led by guitarist Brian Delaney, this trio plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus. [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: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: RMD

Local rock band that includes members of the Cellar Cats. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Jake Riley & the Social Workers

This Ypsilanti melodic rock trio celebrates the release of its debut CD, For All & None. Openers: Zzvava, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet, and Colin & the Cougars, a Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Colin Lazorka. [venue info]


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