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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 20, 2019






 
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 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]


 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Club Invitational Regatta: Ann Arbor Rowing Club.

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All invited to watch teams from across the state skim with amazing speed along the river in 1-km races. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and refreshments. Note: no parking in the Bandemer Park lot near the dock.
7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Argo Pond, Bandemer Park. Free. mci@a2crew.org, 649-6659.


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 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]


 8:15 a.m. 

"Griot of the Cloth": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Wayne County Community College quilting instructor April Anue Shipp discusses her art quilts that address African and African American history. The program begins with a brief business meeting and usually ends with a member show-and-tell and sale of quilting supplies. The guild also hosts "Quilt University" (July 26-28), a weekend of quilting workshops and socializing (see gaaqg.com/our-events/quilt-university for details).
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). programs@gaaqg.com. [map]


 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Day of Meditation": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center.

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Meditation is an essential tool that helps develop peace and joy, as well as the power to deeply understand wisdom. This day of meditation, open to all experience levels and offered according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will include practice sessions and light guidance. Instructors will be available for assistance. Silence will be enjoyed throughout the day.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [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]


 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Community Forum": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss issues affecting the City of Chelsea as well as Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships. Topics chosen by those in attendance.
9-10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 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. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [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]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. 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.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.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


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Moon Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Moon-themed stories and rhymes for preschool-age kids.
10-11 a.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary Celebration": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Free family-friendly activities include a lunar story time, moon tours, and building Alka-Seltzer rockets and astronaut helmets. Also, portable planetarium tours ($2/person), a solar bracelet craft ($1/bracelet), and ice cream ($1-$5).
10 a.m.-2 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free; some activities have fees. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Designing a Medicine Garden"

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Gaia Center for Herbal Studies founder Mary Light discusses herbs, plantings, habitat, seasonal considerations, and more.
10-11 a.m., Center for Holistic Living, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. $8. Reservations requested at nshaassociates@gmail.com. gaiaherbalstudies.net, 769-7794. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Native Pollinators Bug Hunt": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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Kids of all ages (with caregiver) invited to search for insects. SMLC volunteers discuss the importance of respectful searching and documenting, the different roles insects play, and the relationships between plants and insects. Bring a camera, if you like.
10 a.m.-noon, Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve, 8080 Cherry Hill Rd., Superior Twp. (park at the Superior Twp. Building Dept., 3040 N. Prospect Rd.). Free. 484-6565. [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. kgoorhouse@powerwellness.com. [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 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [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.

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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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"BMR Kids Club- YDL Superior": Black Men Read.

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Join us on the third Saturday of each month at YDL Superior for storytelling and crafts!
Black Men Read is an homage to the history of storytelling among African people. All families are invited and encouraged to attend. Stories and activities will be geared for children K-5
Ypsilanti District Library- Superior Branch, 8795 Macarthur Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. bmrprogram@gmail.com [map]


 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: local pianist Mike Gatien (11 a.m.), Detroit pianist Mike Rupprecht (noon), dance by the Warehouse Cloggers (1 p.m.), acoustic duo Cosmic (2 p.m.), Wyandotte (MI) indie folk-rock band Paper Bags (3 p.m.), Polynesian dance troupe Na Wahine O Ke Anuenue (4 p.m.), Dexter straight-ahead jazz band The Jazz Bums (5 p.m.), and Detroit singer-songwriter Anthony Retka (6 p.m.).

The Ark Stage (Palio parking lot at William & Main):Nashville-based folk duo Freddy & Francine (4:30 p.m.), Maine pop-folk duo the Oshima Brothers (6 p.m.), and longtime popular local bluegrass band The RFD Boys (7:30 p.m.).

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


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [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.  Free! 

Story Time: Nicola's Books.

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


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"New Age Terrarium Culture": Great Lakes Judging (Orchids).

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American Orchid Society member Ed Cott shows how to use terrariums to create ideal orchid growing conditions. Followed at 1 p.m. by orchid judging.
11 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. (269) 979-7974. [map]


 11am  Free! 

"Preschool PAW Patrol Party": Dexter District Library.

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Kids age 6 & under (with caregiver) invited for craft activities inspired by the popular rescue dog cartoon.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 Noon-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]


 Noon-10 p.m.  Free! 

41st Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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July 20 & 21. Festival that features games, kids activities, a cakewalk, a classic car show (Sat., noon-3 p.m.), craft sale, freethrow & soccer goal contests, golf chipping contests (noon-6 p.m. both days), a vintage baseball game (Sun., 2 p.m.), bingo, a raffle, inflatables, food, beer & wine, and live music. The festival kicks off with a concert on Friday night by the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure (7 p.m., donation).

Saturday: The Swing City big band (1-3 p.m.), Master Lockman's Blackbelt Academy martial arts demo (1-2 p.m.), Colors the Clown (2-4 p.m.), Beatles tribute band Toppermost (4-6 p.m.), Bieder Science hands-on demos (4-6 p.m.), and the popular dance band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.).

Sunday: Encore Musical Theatre cabaret singers (noon-1 p.m.), Wildlife Safari live animal demo (1-4 p.m.), Eric the Juggler (4-6 p.m.), the Kielbasa Kings polka band (4-6 p.m.), and the Tatry Polka Dancers (4:30-5 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.


 Noon-9 p.m.  Free! 

Broken Branch Breakdown 2019.

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Daylong music festival with performances by roots rock & Americana band The Leftovers (noon), local fingerstyle guitarist Eric Moore (1 p.m.), bluegrass band Wayward Mission (1:30 p.m.), kid-friendly band the Murphatonians (2:15 p.m.), contra dance band Hotline Strings (3 p.m.), local pop-folk singer-songwriter Mike Gentry (3:45 p.m.), local improvisational folk-rock-soul trio The Cloudbuilders (4:30 p.m.), local Americana rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas (5:15 p.m.), the local blues- and funk-inflected folk-rock band Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Company (6 p.m.), beatboxer Jacob Gibson (6:45 p.m.), and the highly regarded local acoustic roots-music and folk-rock sextet Bird Into Bear (7:30 p.m.).
Noon-9 p.m., 6090 Plymouth Rd. Free (donations accepted for Food Gatherers). adamlabeaux.com/b3. (810) 240-3117. [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph: Tecumseh 'Summer Beach Party'.

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TECUMSEH 'Summer Beach Party' and Sand Sculpting Event!
https://www.michigan.org/event/summer-beach-party-sand-tecumseh-sand-sculpting-event
An appearance by K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor award-winning musician, featuring his Innovative and Original song list, will complete the musical elements of Tecumseh's "Summer Beach Party and Sand Sculpting Event" on July 20 2019.
Michael's unique and lyrical take on life is followed by Over 4,000 Spotify fans where he has Skyrocketed to the top of playlists over the past six months.
His music can be heard Globally on 24 independent radio stations from Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and even So. Africa.
This engagement continues the celebration of Michael's recently released album, SIREN: https://open.spotify.com/artist/35S8dm7Y1NaixEIXPU3f2J?si=gRQDLst0TzSjEP7s6VxanQ
City of Tecumseh, 309 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh. Free. (734) 218-3313. michaelJ@kmichaeljoseph.com www.kmichaeljoseph.com [map]



 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11 Moon Landing Historical Footage": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to drop in and watch news broadcasts of the 1969 moon landing.
1-5 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. 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 p.m. 

"DIY Flower Pot Fairy House Workshop": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Make a magical fairy garden house from polymer clay and terra cotta pots, led by Ypsi artist Amy Balzer-Pemberton! Ages 12 & up. $10 per person, please call or stop by to register.
Unicorn Feed & Supply, 114 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $10. 734-961-8610. info@unicornfeedsupply.com unicornfeedsupply.com [map]


 2 & 8 p.m. and 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. Today: an afternoon dance (2-5 p.m.; $5) with DJs, an evening dance to live music by the Philadelphia-based lindy and blues dance band Anna Cecilia & the Big Time (8 p.m.-midnight; $25; students & members, $20), 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11 Moon Landing Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Moon-themed activities for kids in grades K-5.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [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. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m. 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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July 6 & 20. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. The band hosts a similar jam at the Ypsi Alehouse (124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti) on July 17, 7-9 p.m.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly beers with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 4 & 9:15 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 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.
***BEAT THE HEAT - IF THE TEMPERATURE IS OPPRESSIVE, WE WILL BRING IT INSIDE TO THE A/C!***
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. dlbarber1@aol.com. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:10 & 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.


 4:15, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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


 4:20, 7:10 & 9:50 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.


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11 Moon Landing Ambassador": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local science librarian Jennifer Ayala, a NASA volunteer science educator, discusses the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and NASA's upcoming plans to visit the moon.
4:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4:30, 7:20 & 9:40 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.


 4:40 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.


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"How Home Happens": Ann Arbor Real Estate Associates.

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THINKING OF MAKING THAT NEXT HOUSING MOVE, BUT NOT REALLY SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?
PLEASE JOIN US WHILE WE HAVE A WORKSHOP-STYLE SEMINAR, TO GET YOU ORGANIZED AND MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE WILL BE OFFERING VALUE ADDED PLANNING TOOLS, ACCESS TO OUR VENDOR NETWORK, HOUSE HUNTING TIPS, FINANCING, THE LOCAL CONTRACT AND SO MUCH MORE TO GET YOU PLANNING ALL OF YOUR NEXT MOVES.
WE AT THE ANN ARBOR REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES ARE IN YOUR SERVICE.
LET US MOVE YOU
ANN ARBOR SENIOR CENTER, 1320 Baldwin Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 7343954990. a2realestatelady@gmail.com www.AnnArborRealEstateAssociates.com [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]


 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Pavarotti": Michigan Theater.

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


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"That 70's Night!": Unity Vibration.

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It's time for big collars and disco fever! We will rock a 70's playlist, and do our best John Travolta impressions. Join Us!
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/369534630588208/ [map]


 7 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Todd Douglas Miller, 2019). Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
7 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Peter Baker calls to music by Hotline Strings. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 476-4650. [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]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [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. 

"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]


 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Firefly 5K Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Run": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk 5 km on park trails.
8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30 p.m.), County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration available at washtenaw.org/2663/Firefly-5k-Glow-in-the-Dark-Fun-Run. cooleyh@washtenaw.org, 971-6337. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Fuller Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
8:30 p.m., Fuller Park Pool, 1519 Fuller. $5 (kids & seniors, $4). 794-6237. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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July 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Darrin James

Blues-inflected folk-rock by this local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Janelle Reichman Quintet

Straight-ahead jazz by an ensemble led by this local clarinetist & saxophonist. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Beach Daisy Beach Daisy

Local indie quartet whose music blends pop, rock, and folk. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dale Osborn

Leo Kottke-style singer-guitarist from Chelsea who performs tasty covers and originals. [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]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Session Room: Joanna & the Jaywalkers

Ypsilanti alternative rock quartet. Opener: Ceolsige, the stage name of local pop-rock singer-songwriter Kelsey Detering. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: David Bloom Jazz Trio

Chelsea jazz vocal trio that plays jazz standards and ballads from the 30s through the 50s, along with retro-lounge classics and mashups. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Henes

Local acoustic rock singer-songwriter. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Sgt. Sandblaster & the Royal Blast Officers Blast Officers

Classic horn-fired R&B and soul by this new local band led by the legendary garage rock vocalist Dan Mulholland. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Bill Edwards Bill Edwards

Local country singer-songwriter, 1989 winner of the Billboard Country Songwriting Contest, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, "What's I Do," was featured in the HBO series True Blood. [venue info]

 
 


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