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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 19, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Glug! Glug! Adventures Under the Sea! 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 description: Explore the world of what lives under the sea in this exciting camp where whales, sharks, eels, and mermaids come to life. Perhaps a sunken ship will be found with mysterious treasure or never-seen-before creatures will take us on a journey under the sea. Such amazing adventures await us! (For children ages 4 - 6)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $125. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org http://wildswantheater.org/classes-camps/ [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. themietelskis@gmail.com https://www.cndadvisors.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair: The Guild.

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The 50th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair (July 18-21) is one of four official partner fairs that comprise the award-winning and highly-respected Ann Arbor Art Fair which for four days each July transforms Ann Arbor, Michigan into a spectacular outdoor art gallery featuring more than 1,000 professional artists and attracting half a million visitors. The 50th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is a juried, fine art event featuring the members of the Guild of Artists & Artisans and has 375 exhibiting artist booths, art demonstrations, entertainment, delicious food, and features special guests including the Carr Center Artist-in-Training program.
The 50th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair includes two locations. The campus section is on State Street from Madison to William. The downtown section is on Main Street from William to Huron and Liberty Street from Ashley to Fifth Avenue.
Downtown Ann Arbor. Free. 734.662.3382. info@theguild.org https://www.theguild.org/fair/ann-arbor-art-fair/#main


 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.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 18-21. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and others, and an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. theannarborartfair.com, (800) 888-9487.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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


 10:30-11:30 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.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Art Fair Entertainment.

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July 18-21. Live music and other performances on 2 stages. Today:

Ingalls Mall Fountain Stage: Fraser (MI) soul-jazz acoustic duo After Blue (11 a.m.), local electronic musician Ki5 (noon), Pure Existence Dance choreographer Jodie Randolph (2 p.m.), Detroit activist reggae-rock trio Agenda 21 (3 p.m.), pop singer-songwriter Elena Hirsch (4 p.m.), Detroit-area blues-country-pop duo the Keynote Sisters (5 p.m.), Detroit-area singer-songwriter Angela Predhomme (6 p.m.).

The Ark Stage (Palio parking lot at William & Main):Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood (4:30 p.m.), Boston folk trio Lula Wiles (6 p.m.), and Nashville-based foot-stompin' rock and roots music band Smooth Hound Smith (7:30 p.m.).

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11 a.m.-8 p.m., downtown. Free.


 11 a.m. & 2 p.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 myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 11am  Free! 

"Space for Rent": Acting Up Theatre Company (Dexter District Library).

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This Grayling (MI) theater company performs its interactive, family-friendly show that imagines Buzz Aldrin as a would-be real estate agent who's afraid of heights. As Buzz struggles in his new profession, his friend Neil comes along and recreates scenes from Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy to ignite Buzz's imagination. All ages welcome.
11am, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unicorn Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Unicorn themed crafts & music for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy) & AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 327-4200.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Muffins-N-Movies": Dexter District Library.

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Movies for adults. Refreshments.

June 21: A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper's 2018 remake of the iconic tragedy about an aging star who helps a young up-and-comer find fame.

July 19: The Martian, Ridley Scott's 2015 sci-fi film about an astronaut abandoned on a mission to Mars who has to figure out how to survive.

Aug. 16: On the Basis of Sex, Mimi Leder's 2018 biopoic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her fight for equal rights.

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2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


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


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, whatever. Maker Works members and staff on hand to help and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:15, 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Spider-Man: Far From Home": State Theatre.

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(Jon Watts, 2019). Superhero flick dealing with the fallout from the events in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

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

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


 4:25, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Boyle, 2019). A struggling musician wakes up in an alternate reality where he's the only person who's heard of the Beatles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Life-Balancing 3-Day Women's Wellness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors": Grass Lake Sanctuary.

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We are pleased to announce our 3-Day Life-Balancing Women's Wellness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors!
July 19 to 21 // Friday 4:30 pm to Sunday 11 am
For years, women who have recovered from breast cancer have been learning life-balancing skills and experiencing the transformative power of connecting heart-to-heart with other cancer survivors at our Women's Wellness Retreats. The retreat provides a weekend of exploration and renewal on the stunning 145-acre Grass Lake Sanctuary nature preserve. Participants are invited to rejuvenate and de-stress through heart-opening experiences of yoga, art, Nia, healing massage, healthy food, and peer-to-peer support circles, all amidst the beauty of nature. The retreat is about helping participants connect in deeply supportive ways, releasing trauma and re-entering their lives with ease and enthusiasm. Scholarships are limited and offered as funds are made available. To donate a scholarship, visit: grasslakesanctuary.org/donations
Grass Lake Sanctuary, 18580 Grass Lake Road, Manchester. $250. 734-408-1552. grasslakesanctuary.org [map]



 4:30 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.


 4:45 & 7:10 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.


 5 p.m.-midnight 

19th Annual Michigan Elvisfest: Ypsilanti Depot Town Association.

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July 19 & 20. Thousands annually celebrate the memory of The King at this festival highlighted by performances by 11 Elvis tribute artists from around the nation, including internationally touring singer Doug Church, aka "the true voice of Elvis" (Fri. only), international award-winning Ontario singer Steve Michaels (Sat. only), international award-winning Canton singer Chris Ayotte, young Jackson singer Colin Dexter, Michigan Elvisfest cofounder Matt King, and others. They are backed by the Chicago-based Change of Habit Tribute Band. Also, the Michigan oldies band Street-Corner (Fri. only), a Johnny Cash tribute artist, and others. Sale of Elvis memorabilia, raffles, concessions, and a beer tent. Bring folding chairs. Costumes encouraged. Saturday only: kids activities (12:30-6 p.m.), including a bounce house, clowns, crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, and more.
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & noon-midnight (Sat.), Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 (Fri.) & $40 (Sat.) in advance at mielvisfest.com; $25 (Fri.) & $45 (Sat.) at the gate. Kids age 12 & under, free. mielvisfest.com, michiganelvisfest@gmail.com, 277-4547. [map]


 5, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Echo in the Canyon": State Theatre.

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(Andrew Slater, 2019). Documentary about the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon.
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.


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Painted Seashells": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to decorate seashells with markers and paint pens. Materials provided.
5-7 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night"

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2003 Disney animated film Brother Bear. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. [map]


 6 & 7 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]


 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.

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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 p.m. 

"Movies in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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July 19 & Aug. 16. Music, games, activities, and more. Concessions. Followed at sundown by films. The July 19 event is in conjunction with a "Family Campout" (5 p.m.-10 a.m., $10 per tent in advance, $20 on the day, continental breakfast included).

July 19: The Incredibles 2, Brad Bird's 2018 sequel to the immensely popular 2008 animation about a family of superheroes.

Aug. 16: The Greatest Showman, Michael Gracy's 2017 musical inspired by the colorful life of P.T. Barnum.

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6:30 p.m.-dusk, Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St. (west of Ann Arbor St.), Saline. Free. 429-3502.


 7 p.m. 

Measure for Measure: St. Joseph Church.

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A performance by this large local men's chorus kicks off the annual Festival at St. Joseph Church (see July 20 listing).
7 p.m., St. Joseph, 6805 Mast, Dexter. Freewill donation. 426-8483. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Towner EP Release with ZZVava and Apollos Din: LoFi.

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Local band Towner releases first EP with friends, ZZvava and Apollos Din.
$5
Starts at 7pm
LoFi, 220 South Main St. $5. amolica2005@gmail.com https://towner.bandcamp.com [map]


 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Late Night": State Theatre.

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(Nisha Ganatra, 2019). Comedy starring Emma Thompson as a late-night talk show host who diversifies her all-male writers room.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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


 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 dcp.yapsody.com. dextercommunityplayers.org, 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. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 8 p.m. & midnight 

KissME: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance/Swing Ann Arbor.

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July 19-21. Swing and blues dancing to live and recorded music spread out over 3 days, culminating in an outdoor dance at Island Park. Tonight: dancing to live music by the 15-piece swing band Rhythm Society Orchestra (8 p.m.-midnight; $20; students & members, $18) and a late night dance (midnight-5 a.m.; $10; students & members, $9) with DJs.
Various times, Concourse Hall (except as noted), 4531 Concourse Dr. Individual dances: $5-$20. Weekend pass: $65 (students & members, $55) in advance at kissmeinannarbor.com; $75 (students & members, $65) at the door. (847) 757-0942. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music, Wayward Mission: Unity Vibration.

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The musicians that would eventually form Wayward Mission started as the brain child of Tim Dziekan (previously of Ragbirds). In the summer of 2016. Tim wanted an informal jam session and invited anyone that wanted to come out to join him at the pavilion in Lillie Park to jam on old timey bluegrass tunes. Various musicians would drop by, but a core group began to coalesce, which included Nick Raeon on banjo, Mike Coapman on fiddle, John Yax on mandolin, and Tim Dziekan on guitar. This group began to form arrangements on mostly traditional bluegrass tunes, but also ventured into playing modern rock songs with bluegrass arrangements.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2226155184088772/ [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 pennyseats.org, 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 pointlessbrew.com & 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Paddle": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle around Gallup Pond under a full moon to observe birds and other animals as they prepare for their nocturnal lives. Bring a flashlight. Canoes, kayaks, and equipment provided.
8:30-10:30 p.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $15 per 1-person kayak; $20 per 2-person kayak/canoe. 769-6240. [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]


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Dangling Participles

Lansing Americana quartet. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Paul Keller Quintet

Mainstream jazz by this local ensemble led by bassist Keller. [venue info]

Cleary's Pub: Cal Moultine

East Lansing singer-songwriter [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire. [venue info]

CoOp: Jordan Hamilton

Experimental sonic landscapes by this singer- songwriter whose music is an eclectic mix of hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. Anthony J Fink, a Detroit pop-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Latini

Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His latest CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs. [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]

Lo-Fi: Towner

This local indie rock band celebrates the release of its debut EP. Openers: Zzvava, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet, and Apollo's Din, a Flint duo that describes its music as "grungy trance blues." 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [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]

Ypsi Alehouse: Folk Laureates

Local acoustic ensemble that plays folk, vintage pop, parodies, and some originals. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Cherewick

Veteran Ypsilanti postpunk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Human Skull

Local punk-rock trio. Openers: Loose Koozies, a Detroit self- styled "slacker country-rock" quartet, and DJs Aut+Wheeler. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Everyday People 419

Toledo-based R&B/Soul band. [venue info]

 
 


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