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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 14, 2019






 
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 1 a.m.-noon & 2-4 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. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 8 a.m. 

"Stomp Out Sarcoma Annual Family Fun Run/5K": Stomp Out Sarcoma.

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The annual Stomp Out Sarcoma Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, Michigan. Join us for fun, exercise, and to support the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. This event is all about bringing community members together with doctors, patients, nurses, physician assistants, patients' family members, nurse practitioners, and researchers outside the hospital, united in one cause: fighting sarcoma.
Sarcoma is a rare connective tissue malignancy (cancer) that affects people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. Sarcomas make up about 1% of all adult cancers. Due to this rarity, patients often feel isolated after being diagnosed and throughout treatment.
All proceeds from the fun run/walk will go to the Sarcoma Clinical Research Fund at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, to help researchers and clinicians better understand this disease and find more effective treatments.
Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter, Michigan, 8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. Donation. Registration Cost Prior to July 7: $15/Children 12 & Under; $25/Adults Day of Registration Cost: $20/$30 *Cost does not include parking*. stompoutsarcomamichigan@gmail.com www.tinyurl.com/stompoutsarcomamichigan [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty, Lima Twp. Free admission. Spurhorseshow.com. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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July 7, 14, 21 & 27. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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July 7: Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Main St., just north of Lakeshore Dr.) to remove invasive species to continue the park's prairie restoration.

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July 14: Black Pond Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.) to remove Japanese hedge parsley.

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July 21: Ruthven Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Pkwy. and Geddes) to remove invasive species threatening the native grasses and prairie wildflowers.

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July 27: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.)to remove invasive Japanese hedge parsley threatening this oak-hickory forest.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half-dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted pop culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). For info or to reserve a dealer table, call Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjällräven.

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Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [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.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, usually with artist demos. Also, American Red Cross info (July 14) and artist demos, including watercolors (July 14), copper sculpture (July 21), and decoupage (July 28).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Service: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Our Sunday Service is led by Lama Nancy Burks, who gives a brief Dharma talk followed by meditation instructions and guided group meditations. There is always time for questions and discussion.
This program is appropriate for all levels of student, and each week is different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. www.annarborktc.org [map]


 Noon 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.

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


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Amigurumi Ice Cream": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Drew Hill shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small ice cream cone as an introduction to this Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Some crochet experience recommended.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 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]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": AADL Westgate.

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First Steps Washtenaw instructor Monica Higman leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and movement.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 1:15, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1:30 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]


 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD - Book Launch Celebration": Sari Solden and Michelle Frank.

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Chat with authors Dr.Michelle Frank and Sari Solden, MS for light refreshments as they sign copies of their new book, A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD.
Barnes and Noble, 3235 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-645-4274. jen@sarisolden.com https://www.facebook.com/events/449879482499480/ [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class - No Shots Allowed: Tequila Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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Too often, the word "tequila" brings to mind bad 21st birthdays and fraternity hazing. In this class you'll learn the differences between different grades of tequila and we'll examine the variety of roles this under-appreciated spirit plays in cocktails. Its sultry, smoky and sophisticated cousin Mezcal will also appear.
Your booking includes light snacks (pretzels, nuts). The Last Word is closed during the class, so no food service is available. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course! Total consumption is equivalent to 1.5-2 cocktails per person over the two hour class.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-no-shots-allowed-tequila-cocktails-2/ [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Memory Cafe Loss Meet Up": Collaborative event recommended by the Alzheimer's Association.

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This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support and enjoy a positive experience. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806
Joe's Memory Arts Cafe, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2 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. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD": Barnes & Noble.

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Clinical psychologist Michelle Frank and psychotherapist Sari Solden discuss their new book, a resource guide for neurodiverse women. Refreshments.
2-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Backyard Creatures Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make bird, frog, and fish art to take home.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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 roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Collection Ensemble": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new reinstallation of art in the Apse, which includes works that reflect the breadth and variety of the permanent collection.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Crazy for You": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except July 4), June 20-Aug. 11. This local professional theater company performs Ken Ludwig's 1992 reworking of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy featuring the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. It's the story of a New York playboy, in Nevada to foreclose on an old family theater, who falls in love with the owner's daughter and ends up mounting a Ziegfeld Follies-type show to save the establishment. The score, cobbled together from several old shows, contains many of Gershwin's most popular songs, such as "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Forest Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City co-founder Julie Woodward leads a guided walking meditation.
2-3:30 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp. Free. 971-6337.


 2 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 dcp.yapsody.com. dextercommunityplayers.org, 726-0355. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"Junior Naturalist: Fire and Shelter Building": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Elle Bogle shows how to build a campfire with materials found in nature and how to build a primitive hut using debris. For ages 7-12.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature program for kids ages 7-12, led by WCPARC naturalists.

July 14 (2-4 p.m.): "Fire and Shelter Building." Elle Bogle shows how to build a campfire with materials found in nature and how to build a primitive hut using debris.

July 27 (10:30 a.m.-noon): "Marsh Madness." Kelsey Dehring discusses marsh ecosystems. Also, a chance to look for creatures using a dip net.

Aug. 31 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fields of Late Summer" (West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea). A hike to identify flowers and grasses and look for insects and birds.

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Various times, Independence Lake County Park (except as noted), 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp. Free ($6 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake). Preregiatration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2 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]


 3-5 p.m. 

Hand Drumming: The Rumpus Room.

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Local drummer Randall Moore teaches hand drumming and leads a drum circle.
3-5 p.m., Rumpus Room, 510 N. Main, Chelsea. $15. Preregistration required. Therumpusroomchelsea.com. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The World to Come & Food: Feed Lots and Our Industrialized Food System": UMMA.

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Argus Farm Stop cofounder Kathy Sample and local Steinhauser Farm owner Dave Steinhauser discuss small-scale farming, food processing, and innovative models for farmers markets. UMMA curator Jennifer Friess frames the discussion in the context of works in the current exhibit, The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at tinyurl.com/y5f43pnu. 764-0395. [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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Easy Rider": Fathom Events.

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July 14 & 17. (Dennis Hopper, 1969). Classic counterculture road movie about 2 biker burnouts who set out to find America.
4 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 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). statetheatrea2.org, 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss 2 murder mysteries set in France: Martin Walker's The Crowded Grave and Fred Vargas's Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 4:30 p.m. 

FlecHaus: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Austin, TX-based indie folk ensemble whose new LP, Last Match, borrows freely from jazz, blues, and country. Members: vocalists Megan Flechaus and Molly Fischer, bassist Dominick Chaillot, percussionist JJ Pereira, and flutist Kenzie Slottow, an Ann Arbor native.
5 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $10 at the door. flechaus.com; 512-954-5940. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn & Play Chess": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play chess. A tournament-winning player is on hand to assist. Bring your own board, if you have one (some provided).
4:30-5:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 4:45 p.m. 

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

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(Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019). Biopic of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except July 4. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:20 p.m. 

"Pavarotti": Michigan Theater.

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(Ron Howard, 2019). Biopic about opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Junior Brown: The Ark.

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This acclaimed honky-tonk singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, plays 6-string and steel guitar as well as his own guitar hybrid, the "guit-steel." A longtime cult favorite who first gained the attention of mainstream country fans with his hilarious 1996 novelty hit "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," Brown sings in a pleasantly resonant baritone that suggests a somewhat grittier and slier Ernest Tubb, and his original songs are known for a lyrical wit and cleverness that's almost as dazzling as his guitar work. Critic Paul Davies calls Brown's music a "riveting quirky cocktail rattled out on the frenetic fingerpicking steel and acoustic guitar and the tumbleweed and tombstone vocals." Voted #1 House Rocker in a Guitar Player readers poll, he's a longtime local favorite.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Dave Boutette Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. Tonight he performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays"

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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