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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 2, 2019

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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

USEA Horse Trials: Cobblestone Farms.

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More than 200 horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [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)., 661-3575. [map]

 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

"Magical Shakespeare 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: Double, double toil and trouble-join us for a week of Shakespeare! Meet the Bard's magical characters and stories through games, improvisations, ensemble building activities, and art projects. Using inspiration from the cunning, crafty fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as the prophesizing witches of MacBeth, we will create our own enchanting creatures that the Shakespeare himself would love to meet! (For students ages 8 - 12)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $175. 734-995-0530. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. 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.-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]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Korean Games and Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Traditional Korean games and crafts for kids in grades K-5.
10-11:30 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [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.

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

 11am  Free! 

"Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady": Dexter District Library.

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This popular area children's entertainer presents an interactive all-ages concert of singing and dancing. Audience participation. Followed by balloon animals by "The Balloon Meister" at the Farmers Market. Refreshments.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.

 Noon-11 p.m. 

20th Annual Milan Bluegrass Festival.

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Four days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers.


July 31: Today's headliner is the legendarily virtuosic Virginia-based Lonesome River Band (4 & 10 p.m.) that's known for its great harmony singing, lickety-split solos, and white-hot ensemble playing. Also, Pennsylvania-based traditional bluegrass group Remington Ryde (noon & 6 p.m.), the North Carolina bluegrass gospel band Mountain Faith (1 & 7 p.m.), the Nashville-based Larry Stephenson Band (2 & 8 p.m.), and the Po' Ramblin' Boys (3 & 9 p.m.), the 2018 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year (3 & 9 p.m.).


Aug. 1: Today's headliners are the Xenia (OH) traditional bluegrass & gospel quintet Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (3 & 9 p.m.) and the eastern Kentucky traditional bluegrass band Hammertown (4 & 10 p.m.). Also, a traditional bluegrass band led by former IBMA Fiddler of the year Michael Cleveland (noon & 6 p.m.), the veteran Lexington (VA) bluegrass quintet Nothin' Fancy (1 & 7 p.m.), and the Florida contemporary bluegrass quintet the Amanda Cook Band (2 & 8 p.m.).


Aug. 2: Today's headliner is Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (4 & 10 p.m.), a veteran neotraditionalist ensemble from northern Georgia fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Moore that's a 7-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year. Also, the hard-driving Marquette bluegrass quartet Chasin' Steel (noon & 6 p.m.), the veteran Ann Arbor traditional bluegrass band the RFD Boys (1 & 7 p.m.), Jeff Parker & Company (2 & 8 p.m.), and Callahan (FL) bluegrass & acoustic roots music band the Trinity River Band (3 & 9 p.m.).


Aug. 3: Today's headliners are former IBMA Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (3 & 9 p.m.) and 2-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year winner the Gibson Brothers (4 & 10 p.m.), an upstate New York bluegrass ensemble. Also, ICM 2018 Bluegrass Album of the Year winner the Dave Adkins Band (noon & 6 p.m.), the Michigan bluegrass band Detour Bluegrass (1 & 7 p.m.), and the venerable acoustic bluegrass group The Special Consensus (2 & 8 p.m.).

Noon-11 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $105 (for all 4 days) in advance by July 20, $120 at the gate for all 4 days. Daily passes are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate ($25 after 6 p.m. on Thurs.-Sat.). 2-day pass (Fri. & Sat.) is $65 & 3-day (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.) pass is $85 in advance, passes purchased at the gate are $5 more. Kids under 13 with parent, free. 439-1076. [map]

 Noon & 2 p.m.  Free! 

Public Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Daily. 30-minute tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (Noon Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sat. and Sun.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon & 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Noon & 2 p.m. (daily) and 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"An Afternoon of Rock Climbing for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 6-12 (with signed parental waiver) invited to try indoor rock climbing.
Noon-3 p.m., Planet Rock, 82 Aprill Dr. Free. Space limited; preregistration required (email your teen's name, phone, and grade they're entering in the fall to 327-4200. [map]

 Time TBA  Free! 

"River Hop 2019"

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Aug. 2-4. This festival in the "River District" north of the Broadway Bridge is highlighted by a large number of garage sales Sat. & Sun. and a picnic in Beckley Park (Sun., 5-7 p.m., Argo just west of Pontiac Tr.) with live music by the Huron River Ramblers. Also, an evening paddle (Fri., 5-8 p.m.) at the Argo Pond livery with free boat and tube rentals if you mention RiverHop, a self-guided "Hopeful Oaks Native Plant Garden Tour" (Sat., 3-7 p.m., 1314 Broadway), a "Cultural History of the River District Bike Tour" (Sun., 9-11 a.m., meet at 1211 Wright St.), a "Neighborhood History Tour" (Sun., 2 p.m., meeting location TBA, wear walking shoes), and more.
Times TBA, River District neighborhood. Free.

 2 p.m. 

"Rolling Hills Family Campout #1": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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This sell-out event is sure to have your family making amazing memories with an overnight adventure in the park. Participants have the option for a 1 or 2 night stay. This event features activities including fishing, crafts, hiking, stargazing, and a campfire with s'mores. Top off the event with a Sunday morning pancake breakfast.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $9/person (1 night stay), $12/person (2 night stay). 734-484-9676. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Family Campout: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Aug. 2-4 & 9-11. Families invited to bring tents, sleeping bags, and lawn chairs for this overnight campout that includes fishing, crafts, hiking, stargazing, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting for s'mores, and more. Pancake breakfast.
2 p.m. until Saturday or Sunday morning, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. $8 per person camping fee ($12 for 2 nights). $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required.; 484-9676, ext. 203. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Sock Puppets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.

 3:45, 7 & 10:10 p.m. 

"Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood": Michigan Theater.

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(Quentin Tarantino, 2019). A fading star and his stunt double try to revive their careers in 1969 Los Angeles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 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)., (989) 455-4484. [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)., 668-TIME.

 4:15, 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)., 668-TIME. [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)., 668-TIME.

 4:30, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love": Michigan Theater.

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(Nick Broomfield, 2019). Documentary about the relationship between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:45 & 7:20 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)., 668-TIME.

 5, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Farewell": State Theatre.

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(Lulu Wang, 2019). Awkwafina stars in this dramatic comedy about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 5 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph: B-24 Espresso Bar.

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K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor award-winning musician, will make a debut appearance at Ypsilanti's popular 'B-24 Espresso Bar ~ Eats ~ Entertainment' on Friday, Aug. 2 2019.
Michael has titled his show, "Cloud Walker" after his original song, "Nefelibata" available on iTunes and Spotify.
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:
B-24 Espresso Bar ~ Eats ~ Entertainment, 217 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 218-3313. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

First Friday Jazz Quartet - Racine/Kieme/Pappas/Kretzer.

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Straight Ahead Jazz with Racine/Kieme/Pappas/Kretzer ~ Ingrid Racine (trumpet/vocals), Mark Kieme (saxophone), Mark Pappas (piano/keyboard) and Scott Kretzer (drums).
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 221-3961. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

James C. Harrison & Darin Latimer Art Show- "Imaging Each Other": Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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James C. Harrison & Darin Latimer - "Imaging Each Other".
Ypsilanti, MI
August 2nd, 2019
Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation and sale of works by Detroit-born Artists James C. Harrison (1925-1990) & Darin Latimer entitled "Imaging Each Other".
Starting with an open reception on Friday, August 2nd, Schmidt's Michigan Art Gallery will feature a preview of the collection from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an artist talk by Latimer beginning at 7:00 p.m. The public sale and exhibition will commence Saturday, August 3rd, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and continue each Saturday through the end of the month, or by appointment.
The selection of over thirty works includes many never offered for sale from both artists. Inspired by the work of Harrison, Darin Latimer recently finished first solo show entitled "Deathless-ness; 10,000 Works (Eyes & Teeth Dept.)", at the Elephant Art Gallery in Chicago.
Please join us:
Reception: Friday, August 2nd 6:00-8:00 pm
Schmidt's Antiques, 5138 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Finale: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited for an outdoor program with Canton-based science educator Dr. Nitro and his Dessert Lab, where participants design their dream ice cream sundae, assemble the liquid ingredients in a beaker, and watch as it's flash-frozen with nitrogen. Summer reading program grand prize winners announced at 1:30 p.m. Also, on Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m., a teen after hours finale party for those who complete the summer reading program.
Noon-1:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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.

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]

 7 p.m.-midnight 

3rd Annual Great Lakes Regional VegBash Festival: Quintessential Event Company.

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This event will occur rain or shine as most features will either be inside one of four exhibit halls, under a covered pavilion or tented. Key features of this year's event will include:
• AMAZING FOOD - featuring plant-based food concessions from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
• BEER and WINE - all proceeds of the bar benefiting Barn Sanctuary
• NON-STOP LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - on the site's main stage
• THE CRAFTED WITH COMPASSION CRAFTER AND ARTISAN MARKET - with up a jaw dropping array of treasures available for purchase
Washtenaw County Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Campsites, V Lounge & General Admission pricing explained on website.. 248-809-9644. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"A Chorus Line": Horizon Performing Arts.

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Aug. 1-4. Reilly Conlon directs local actors in Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban's long-running 1975 Broadway musical about a day in the life of 17 would-be Broadway dancers. The score's many popular tunes include "What I Did for Love," "At the Ballet," "I Can Do That," and "One."
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 in advance at 718-9399. [map]

 7 p.m.-midnight 

"Great Lakes VegBash Regional Food Festival"

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Aug. 2 & 3. Showcase of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food. On Friday, a "V Lounge Kickoff Party" ($10 in advance; $12 at the gate) with dancing to a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. On Saturday, live music by bands playing Woodstock hits, nonprofit info booths, kids activities and entertainment, a craft market, & more.
7 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $11 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; kids age 12 & under, free) in advance; $13 (seniors, $11) at the gate. Tickets include a $5 food voucher. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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This ensemble of local singers performs selections from Grey Gant's new opera about a trans woman grappling with self-acceptance as she travels to Northern Michigan, guided by the Mother of Trees, to transform into a white pine overlooking Lake Superior. The full opera premieres at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse Aug. 28 (see listing).
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"My Space/Your Space": Dexter District Library.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members tell stories related to this year's summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]

 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)., 668-TIME.

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Robert Mac: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 2 & 3. Local debut of this Washington D.C.-based comic who won Comedy Central's 2001 Laugh Riot competition. He's known for his intelligent observational humor about politics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $14 reserved seating in advance, $16 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Yonder Mountain String Band: The Ark.

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This highly regarded acoustic bluegrass quintet from Boulder, Colorado, blends the high lonesome harmonies and fast-paced picking of traditional bluegrass with a penchant for extended jams. The group's repertoire is a mix of originals with bluegrass and folk standards, and their latest CD, Black Sheep, even features a bluegrass rendition of the Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love." Opener: Northwest Arkansas string band Arkansauce.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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

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

 7:30 p.m. 

"Maid to Order": Lakeside Performing Arts Company.

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Aug. 1-3. Samantha Kempf directs local actors in Matthew Begbie's 2012 farce about the household of a wealthy widow who's expecting her beau for dinner. Her adult son hits on the new maid, who is attempting to avoid his overtures when the maid's brother, on the run from a loan shark, shows up looking for a place to hide. When the beau, who is also the loan shark, shows up with his daughter, mistaken identities abound.
7:30 p.m., Whitmore Lake Secondary School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd. $7 (students & seniors, $5) at the door only. 883-7977. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Stargazers by Reina Hardy": Theatre NOVA.

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Rupert Knox is looking for love in all the wrong planets. He's an astrophysicist who wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the millennium and find a date to his sister's wedding. He may have found both in Claire, a mysterious celestial poet. But when another woman shows up at Rupert's door, all three star-crossed lovers will have to make big choices about mortality, true love, and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Directed by David Wolber, Stargazers features Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, Eddie Rothermel, and Katelyn Wilson.
July 11 - Aug. 4, 2019

Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $22 (pay-what-you-can tickets available at door)). 734-635-8450. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Donald Sinta Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This saxophone quartet, named for U-M sax professor Sinta, was the 1st-place winner in the winds division of the 2017 M-Prize U-M chamber music competition. Today's program is highlighted by the 2 winning pieces submitted to the 2019 DSQ National Composition Competition: Keaton Garrett's Idling and Harrison Collins's Drive. Also, works by the competition's 6 runners-up. Members: Dan Graser, Zach Stern, Joe Girard, and Danny Hawthorne-Foss.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $26-$41 in advance at Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music : Wake Up Jamie: Unity Vibration.

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Wake Up Jamie is an acoustic/electric pop rock band based out of Milan, MI. The group consists of Jess Joyce on guitars and vocals; Wally Segieda on guitars, keys, and vocals; Hailey Harris and vocals and keys, and Jerri Heiss on percussion. They've performed at many locations in Ypsilanti, Milan, and Chelsea and are expanding they footprint into the greater Detroit area and the Detroit/Chicago corridor. The band performs a combination of original and cover tunes and has released a four song EP available on Bandcamp titled Oceanography. Photos, videos, and a link to the EP can be bound on Wake Up Jamie's Facebook page.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Little Women: The Musical": One Off Productions.

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July 25-28 & Aug. 1-4. This local theater company performs Allan Knee, Jason Howland, and Mindi Dickstein's 2005 musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel about 4 sisters growing up in Concord (MA) during the Civil War. The score is inspired by period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Crane Bldg. College Theater, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $10 in advance at and at the door. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by This Is a Quiz (Aug. 2, 16, & 30), the League of Pointless Improvisers (every Fri. & Sat.), and other troupes. The Aug. 3 shows are "Forte Factory," an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Welcome to Paradise": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 20-Aug. 31. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of NYC playwright Julie Marino's comedy about an aging woman on a solo trip to her Caribbean beach house who befriends a young vagabond and offers him a place to stay. When her son and his family show up, her tropical tranquility is upended. Cast: Ruth Crawford, Ryan Black, Paul Stroili, Rhiannon Ragland, and Meghan VanArsdalen.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]

 9 p.m.-midnight 

"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]

 9:25 p.m. 

"Midsommar": State Theatre.

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(Ari Aster, 2019). Horror film about a couple who travel to an isolated Swedish village for a famous midsummer festival.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 9:55 p.m. 

"Late Night": State Theatre.

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


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Kameryn Ogden Duo

Jazz by the Detroit duo of vocalist Kameryn Ogden and keyboardist Galen Bundy. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Michael Malis Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by local keynoardist Malis. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Dani Jamerson Band

Country & country-rock band led by Sherwood (MI) singer- songwriter and guitarist Jamerson. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

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

CoOp: Jacob Sigman

Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter. Openers: James Rose, a L.A. alt-pop singer-songwriter, and Taurus Moon, the stage name of electronica musician Jared Talcott. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Mighty Rhythm Bandits

Blues-rock covers and originals by this Tecumseh trio. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: L'USA

Veteran Royal Oak dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With Kristianna & the DayNites, an Ypsilanti neo-soul/blues fusion quintet band led by singer-songwriter Kristianna Bell. Openers: Violet Sol, a local self-styled "soulful music collective," and Louis Picasso & the Gallery, an Ypsilanti hip- hop/rock quintet fronted by rapper Mark Gholston. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Bowdish Brothers

Vintage country and old-time music by this local trio led by singer- guitarist Mike Smith and featuring 2 other members of the Cadillac Cowboys, bassist Gary Munce and pianist and mandolinist Kelly Schmidt. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Randaliers

A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt- country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Otter River

Local outlaw & classic country sextet. 6-11 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Funkwagon

Burlington (VT) funk-rock band. Openers: Violet Sol, a Local self-styled "soulful music collective," and After Hours Radio, a local funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Wisp

Grand Rapids freak folk duo of singer-guitarist Jenn Meade and soundscape artist Ross Turcotte. Openers: Kevin McKay, an ethereal psych-pop band led by singer-songwriter McKay, and Co-Stars, a Detroit bedroom pop band fronted by singer- songwriter Vanessa Ilene. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Palms & Billy King

Duo of Creole du Nord frontman Palms and roots-rock singer- songwriter King. [venue info]


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