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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 13, 2019

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 6:45-10 a.m. 

"43rd Annual One Helluva Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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More than 1,500 bicyclists are expected to participate in this ride sanctioned by the League of American Wheelmen. Includes routes of 39, 62, 100 miles over paved roads and a 40-mile unpaved ride on gravel roads (tires at least 32-mm wide are recommended for this ride). Also, a 16-mile fun ride. Buffet lunch at the end of the ride. Fruit and beverage stops at other spots along the route are free to participants. New this year: Post-ride lunch buffet, watermelon, and live music at the Chelsea Fairgrounds. Safety measures include a sag wagon to bring in riders with problems and emergency communications provided by Arrow, a ham radio relay league. 1st 1,500 riders receive multicolored embroidered patches.
Riders may leave the starting point anytime between 6:45 and 10 a.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Manchester Rd., Chelsea. Entry fees: $30 (youth ages 7-17, $12; kids 6 & under, free) in advance at by July 1 and (if available) $40 (youth ages 7-17, $12; kids 6 & under, free) day of ride. Online registration at 646-4978.

 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! 

"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 a.m.  Free! 

"Pedal Pittsfield": Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Join us at Pedal Pittsfield and learn the benefits of being bike-healthy, cycling safety skills, helmet fittings, and more at this FREE event! Registration required by July 10.
Lille Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free. 734.822.2120. [map]

 9 a.m.-midnight 

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. Today: Highland athletics competitions, performances by top Michigan pipe bands, Highland dance competitions, a "Wee Folks Island" of kids activities, historical reenactments, jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, fencing demos, sheep herding demos, and live music.

On the Red Dragon Stage: the local Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), Celtic chamber-jazz ensemble Nessa (1:30 p.m.), Detroit Irish and Scottish traditional music quartet Black Murray (3 p.m.), Chelsea bluegrass and roots music band Thunderwüde (4:30 p.m.), Detroit-area Irish music duo Brother Crowe (6 p.m.), Philadelphia folk-based acoustic roots music duo House of Hamill (7:30 p.m.), 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (9:15 p.m.), and a grand finale with all bands (10:15 p.m.).

On the Brecon Stage: Motor City Irish Dance (noon), Chelsea House Orchestra (1:30 p.m.), Ceili Dance (4 p.m.), West Michigan Irish music quintet Paddy's Cure (5:30 p.m.), Muskegon up-tempo Irish and Scottish music quintet The Barley Saints (7 p.m.).

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.

 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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July 13 & 20. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (July 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (July 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email., 647-8528. [map]

 9 a.m.-2 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.

 9am  Free! 

"Kids on the Range Day": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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Kids ages 7-18 invited to learn firearm safety, shoot a gun with the help of a coach, and try archery.
9 a.m.-noon & noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon Rd., Saline. Free. Preregistration required at or by email or phone., 481-9285. [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]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Creating More Trust, Connection and Ease in your Relationships": Great Lakes NVC.

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This free event will introduce you to "Nonviolent Communication":
- A new framework for understanding conflict
- New ways to communicate that enhance mutual respect
- Strategies you can use immediately to improve your relationships
Ann Arbor Library: Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Free. [map]

 9:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Pedal Pittsfield": Pittsfield Twp. Parks & Rec.

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All invited for a morning bike ride through Lillie Park. Also, a bike safety check and a mini cyclocross racing course.
9:30-11 a.m., Lillie Park, 4365 Platt. Free, but preregistration required by July 10. 822-2120. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon & 2-5 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]

 10 a.m.-10:30 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]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Canceled: Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Hike to the Kame": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike through oak-hickory forests to the top of the kame to look at a kettle lake. Bring water. Note: steep slopes.
10 a.m.-noon, Park Lyndon south lot, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea. 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. [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.


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]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 13 & 27. An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Dive Deep Into Self-Expression": InterPlay Southeast Michigan.

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Explore yourself, your life, and the joy of creative expression, using InterPlay's powerful combination of movement, sound, spoken word, stillness, contact, and self-reflection.
Free your body and your voice, deepen the connection with your creative self, bring breath and ease back into your life, and build awareness of the wisdom of your body, all while cultivating meaningful community connection.
InterPlay is something that anybody can do-no experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable personal and group expression-all you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do!
Come join us for a joyful, creative, and transformative experience!
For more info, see the Facebook page at:
or the Meetup group at:
Friends Meeting House - Sanctuary / Meeting Room, 1420 Hill Street. Donation. $15-$30. 231-774-6146. [map]

 11 a.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]

 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 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Inuit Inspirations": UMMA.

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Local artist Sophie Grillet leads a tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art and leads a related art activity for families with kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. (choose one), UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. Preregistration required at 764-0395. [map]

 11:30 a.m. and 2, 2:30, 4:30, & 6:30 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]

 Noon-4 p.m. 

Drop In Crafting: SCRAP Box.

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Summer Events are in full swing at SCRAP!
Need something to do this summer with the family?
Drop-in to our Education Studio and create your very own creative reuse projects using SCRAP's vast inventory of materials! Help cut down on community waste while having fun creating wonderful pieces of art. We have a wide variety of planned projects and are willing to go with your flow!
Our Education Program Manager will be in-store to help bring your ideas to life!
$6 per person. PreK-12th grade.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $6. 7342185620. [map]

 12:45, 4:15, 7, 8:45 & 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]

 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. [map]

 1 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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"3rd Annual Summer Game Spectacular!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to try some of the outdoor games in the AADL collection. Also, performances by local aerial & circus artists from The Aviary and the Toledo-based bubble-making performance art group Bubble Sharks, a metal detector testing ground, face painting, and food trucks.
1-4 p.m., Veterans Park, 2150 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [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]

 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2-4 p.m. 

"Splash Day": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.
2-4 p.m., Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 55 & older, $4). 794-6234. [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.,, 761-1115.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Tonks & the Aurors: Saline District Library.

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Local wizard-rock band, led by singer-songwriter Stephanie Anderson, that plays songs about Harry Potter. Their 2015 single, "Yes All Witches," is a call to dismantle the patriarchy.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]

 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 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)., 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.
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. [map]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafternoon": Argus Farm Stop.

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All invited to work on their needle arts projects, learn a new skill, or bring items to repair. Mending kits and darning supplies provided.
4-6 p.m., Argus, 1200 Packard (this location only). Free. 997-5448. [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)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Loving Day": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Mat Johnson's acclaimed 2015 novel about a mixed-race man who takes possession of his deceased father's roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 4:10 & 9:45 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.

 4:20, 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, 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. 

"Kombucha Brewing 101 with Rachel": Unity Vibration.

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Healthy Kombucha Brew 101 Class every second Saturday
Come learn how to brew and the tricks to carbonating and flavoring this healthy elixir....
$20 gets you brew instructions, industry knowledge and a SCOBY! Pay when you come. Please bring your own jar.
Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. $20. (734) 277-4063. [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. 

"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. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats while coloring. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at 661-3575. [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]

 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. 

Dave Alvin: The Ark.

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Americana and alt-country singer-songwriter, cofounder of the Blasters and later a member of the seminal L.A. punk band X. His songs are known for their seamless blend of blues, rockabilly, honky-tonk, and gospel strains, and for their vivid vernacular portraits of the inner lives and outer conditions of ordinary people. Tonight he performs songs from his 1994 album, King of California, recently reissued with a new instrumental track. Opener: L.A. Americana duo Dead Rock West performs a tribute to the Everly Brothers.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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! 

Jazz Jam at the Elks.

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Drummer Jim Zamberlan leads jam session for serious amateurs and professionals.
Cash bar only.
Elks Pratt Lodge, 220 Sunset Road. Free. (734) 761-7172. [map]

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke Night!: Unity Vibration.

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Join us for a night of sing-a-longs, laughs and fun! Everyone loves Karaoke!
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

PATH: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Veteran local singer-songwriter Scott McWhinney, who accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica, is joined by guitarists Chris Hedly and Jose Diaz and mandolinist Tim Prosser to perform McWhinney's well-crafted soul-inflected pop-folk songs.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 665-0409. [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]

 9 p.m. 

"Evening in Paris": The Circ Bar.

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"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you. You decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress, and the way to live." -Gianni Versace
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." -Coco Chanel
Suggested Dress Code: Your Best Self
Hint** We'll be giving The Circ Bar a Paris makeover for the evening.
Specialty Drinks:
🇫🇷French 72
🍸French Martini
🍸Dirty Martini
🍾Champagne Specials
Tickets $7 on Eventbrite, $10 at the door, and includes 1 drink ticket
The Circ Bar, 210 S 1st Street. $7. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jory Lyle

Florida-based singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Vest & Tyler

All ages admitted. Live Electronic and video game-inspired dance music. Openers: Bowler Bear, Sandose, and Allium. $10. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Gwen Laser Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by classically trained composer-violinist Laser, a Detroit native and U-M grad. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Pop + Art."

Queer variety show. [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]

Lo-Fi: She-Bop

Local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer- guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

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

Mash: Weekend Comeback

Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band. [venue info]

Session Room: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: James Henes

Local alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Barker & Broski

Local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: One Foot in the Groove

Southeast Michigan classic rock quintet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Stomp Rockets Stomp Rockets

The latest of several great local garage-rock bands led by the charismatic vocalist Dan Mulholland. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Jewett

Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Opener: Mike Gentry, a local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse- approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between," [venue info]


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