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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 21, 2019






 
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 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [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.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced (16-80 miles) round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m., meet at the Monument Park Gazebo, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Hike Along the River Raisin": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads. Hat & water bottle recommended.
Leonard Preserve, meet at the dead end of Union St., Manchester. Free. 971-6337.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Hosta Leaf Show: Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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Show of hostas. Followed at 1 p.m. by an auction of donated plants.
10 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-6700. [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-6 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  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


 Noon-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Art Fair Entertainment.

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

Ingalls Mall Fountain Stage: acoustic musician Kirk Brown (noon), Arts in Motion dance ensemble (1 p.m.), local indie folk duo Beach Daisy (2 p.m.), local indie folk singer-songwriter Mary Collins (3 p.m.), young Detroit singer-pianist Izzy Wallace (4 p.m.).

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Noon-4:30 p.m., downtown. Free.


 Noon-6 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.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Bike-in :: Kids!.

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Ride your bike. Bring your kid and whatever bike CONTRAPTION they ride. Slow bike ride around Ann Arbor - less than 5 miles. All kids and grown-ups welcome.
This is a slow group ride with adult leaders, with a mid-ride stop at a playground, and ending up with ice cream. Route will be posted on the Facebook page @bikeinannarbor.
Regular Bike-In'ers encouraged to join too. More adult bikers = safer for kids.
Most bike-in rides are the last friday of the month, 7:00, meeting at the Farmer's Market. Everyone welcome.
Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories.
Burns Park Elementary Schoo, 1414 Wells (location changed due to Art Fair), 316 N 4th Ave. Free. 7347309025. susanbryanhsieh@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/bikeinannarbor/ [map]




On July 17, 2019, Susan Bryan wrote:
This event has been moved due to Art Fair. We will meet at Burns Park Elementary School, with a mid-ride stop at Argus Farm Shop.


 1-4 p.m. 

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 outdoor dance (1-4 p.m.; Island Park, 1450 Island Dr.; $10; students & members, $9) to live music by the local vintage swing band Royal Garden Trio. Also, a picnic lunch and a chance to dance in the river (bring swimming attire; water shoes recommended).
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]


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Aug. 25 & Sept. 22. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Glory": Fathom Events.

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July 21 & 24. (Edward Zwick, 1989). Oscar-winning Civil War epic about a unit of black soldiers led by an idealistic Union officer.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 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 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, 5:10 & 8 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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This 7-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

June 15: Northville Eclipse. 2 p.m.

July 21: Detroit Early Risers. 2 p.m.

Aug. 4: Royal Oak Wahoos. 2 p.m.

Aug. 10: Chelsea Monitors. 2 p.m.

Aug. 17: Flint Lumber City BBC.. 1 p.m.

Aug. 31: Canton Cornshuckers. 2 p.m.
2 p.m. (except as noted), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11": Saline District Library.

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Screening of Todd Douglas Miller's 2019 documentary about the 1969 moon landing.
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Build a Square Wave Oscillator": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to assemble and solder a square wave oscillator, a small device that produces sounds electronically. Materials provided.
2-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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! 

"Minecraft with Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game using the Python programming language. No experience necessary.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

"Mostly Waltz with Larry Unger": Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dancing to live music by this New England composer-fiddler who's written more than 600 waltzes and other dance tunes. With local musicians Susie Lorand and Suzanne Camino. The program begins with waltz instruction. Beginners welcome.
2-5 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 (members, $10). 709-8748. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of this exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wu Song Fights a Tiger": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The renowned Taiwanese troupe I Wan Jan Puppet Theater performs a show based on the classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh, in which a Robin Hood-like band of men combats local governmental corruption. Using elaborately costumed hand puppets (aka glove puppets), the puppeteers perform the tale of Wu Song killing a man-eating tiger while drunk, a feat that earns him eternal fame. Accompanied by an octet performing on drums, gong, cymbals, erhu (2-string Chinese fiddle), Chinese flute, dulcimer, and suona (Chinese double- reeded horn). Founded in 1931 by Tien-Lu Li, who created a new style of music by blending rich Beijing Opera elements with the traditional Northern Style of folk drama music.
2-3:30 p.m. AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Racial Equity Family Fun Day"

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Kids and adults are invited to enjoy stories and activities focused on exploring the four core goals of anti-bias education. We will have a variety of enriching activities for kids and adults alike, light snacks for the young ones, and adults can grab a brewed beverage from Cultivate. This event is geared towards children K-3, but of course, all are welcome (because inclusion).
Suggested donation is $35/family in advance, $40 at the door, but nobody will be turned away. Come join us to nourish kids who are confident in their own identities and courageous in standing up for others.
Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse, 300 E Ainsworth St, Ypsilanti. Donation. $35 suggested donation. 7344470100. akinde.nuola@gmail.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-equity-family-fun-day-tickets-63379580030?aff=efbeventtix [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Aug. 25 & Sept. 22. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:15, 6 & 8:35 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.


 3:45 & 6:10 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.


 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, 6:30, 8:50 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.


 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 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]


 5 & 8:30 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.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: Om of Medicine.

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Led by the amazing teacher, Abby Dawson, this class is for all experience levels. Learn more about the practice, and re-energize for the week with this peaceful hour-long class.
Please bring your own mat (we have a few extras just in case).
All guests are welcome, and do not need a medical card to attend.
For more information and to RSVP please message us or call 7343698255.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main Street. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]



 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Evening Colors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 9-adult invited to color a mandala.
5-7 p.m. AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5:30 & 8:10 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]


 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]


 6:20 & 8:45 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.


 6:30-8 p.m. (CANCELED)  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Sept. campfire canceled. All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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July 7 & 21. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:30 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.: 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]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

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

Old Town: Annie & Rod Capps

Annie Capps is a local singer-songwriter and electric guitarist who writes thoughtful, distinctively personal, warmly exuberant folk-rock songs and ballads that are both musically sophisticated and down- home. She's accompanied by her husband, singer-guitarist Rod Capps. [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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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