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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 9, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Dexter District Library.

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Aug. 9 & 10. Sale of books, DVDs, books on CD, VHS and audio tapes, & more.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"47th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a bounce zone (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), & more in Mill Creek Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

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Friday:

Mill Creek Park: a family concert by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (11 a.m.-noon), kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (12:30-1:30 p.m.), and "Ventriloquist Guy" (2-3 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the Canton R&B, Motown, and jazz quintet All Directions (4-7 p.m.), and Waterford-based southern rock band Shotgun Willie (8-11 p.m.).

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Saturday:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., street artists & performers throughout the day, the "Chalk the Block" sidewalk chalk art contest, a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), and Gordon Hall tours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (Noon-1 p.m.), exotic animals and magic tricks (2:30-3:30 p.m.), by Animal Magic (Belleville) owner Mark Rosenthal (2-3 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (4-5 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: country-folk singer-guitarist Rick Brown & friends (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), the Dexter blues-rock trio Scully Roadhouse Band (1-3 p.m.),a duck race (3:30-4 p.m.) bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea quartet Thunderwüde (4-7 p.m.) and Holly (MI)-based cover band Still Rain (8-11 p.m.), who perform Top 40 dance hits.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

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

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


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 9 & 10. Yard sale that's part of a string of sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo. Rentschler Farm gift shop also open.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 9:35 a.m.  Free! 

"Wise Living is Well Being"

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A meeting for individuals who are living or would like to live a life free from external chemical inputs of sugar, gluten, wheat, alcohol, or other chemical substances. The focus is on healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising, hydrating, meditating, stretching, breathing, eating well, interacting socially, creative expression, reading, and being in the natural world.
Westside United Methodist Church, Lounge, 700 S Seventh Street. Free. akinderheart@gmail.com [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]


 10:30-11 a.m. 

"Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Deli.

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Kids 2-5 (with caregiver) invited to listen to a food-themed story. Snack provided. Caregivers must stay with their child.
10:30-11 a.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $10 per child. Reservations required at events.zingermanscommunity.com. 663-3354.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Aug. 9 & 30. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m. (both days) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 30), Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [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]


 2 p.m. 

"Rolling Hills Family Campout #2": 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). millerjs@washtenaw.org. millerjs@washtenaw.org https://mi-washtenawcounty.civicplus.com/881/Rolling-Hills-Family-Campouts [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. millerjs@washtenaw.org; 484-9676, ext. 203. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mermaid Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mermaid-themed crafts and music for kids in grades 1-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) & AADL Malletts Creek (2359 Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic: Saline District Library.

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Bluegrass and high-energy American folk music by this local teen ensemble.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


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


 4:15 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.


 4:15 & 7:10 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Them That Follow": Michigan Theater.

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(Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage, 2019). Drama about the secret haunting an isolated Appalachian snake-handling community.
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]


 4:45, 7:20 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Maiden": State Theatre.

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(Alex Holmes, 2019). Documentary about Tracy Edwards, the 24-year-old captain of the 1st all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-11 p.m. 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a volleyball tournament, a chalk art challenge, contests, a chicken broil, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fair Isle Knitting Basics": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult with previous knitting experience how to knit a scarf in a Fair Isle pattern.
5:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5:45-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor coaches multiple students on the aerial silks

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Altered Books led by Carol Morris": Riverside Art Center and Mi. Womens' Caucus for Art.

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In conjunction with the citizenSHIP exhibition at the Riverside Art Center, we will use citizenship as our theme. What does this word mean to you?
Bring a discarded book, hard bound are best.Bring any images,photos or memorabilia you would like to add. Some art materials will be supplied but you may bring your own.
Discarded Books will be transformed into art objects by painting,collaging,tearing, etc.
The exhibition will be open to view and be inspired by!
Riverside Art Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, Mi, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-663-1276. mparkerst@gmail.com [map]



 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. 

Keller/Kocher Quintet with Jazz saxophonist masters Ben Jansson and Ctabs THIS FRIDAY: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Keller/Kocher Quintet with Jazz saxophonist masters Ben Jansson and Ctabs THIS FRIDAY at Zal Gaz Grotto
Friday, August 9, 2019
7-10 PM
Ann Arbor Jazz Heroes string bassist Paul Keller and vibraphonist Cary Kocher lead a high-powered, straight-ahead jazz quintet featuring pianist Adam Mosley and saxophonists Chris Tabacyznski and Ben Jansson. This will be a truly special and swinging mid-summer night's jazz affair!
Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor).
*$10 cover charge at the door pays the musicians
*18 years old and under enter FREE
*Lots of safe, free parking
*No steps
*Air-conditioning
*Friendly, attentive staff who are eager to serve
*Good food and drinks available at Zal Gaz Grotto - all reasonably priced
Music from 7-10 PM
Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734/663-1202.



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Paul Doiron: Literati Bookstore.

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This Maine native reads from Almost Midnight, his 10th mystery featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. This time, Bowditch's investigation of the killing of a wolf-dog he once rescued puts him int eh sights of a deady criminal conspiracy. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Jeopardy!: The Lesser-Known Shows of Alex Trebek": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former AV Club editor-at-large John Teti hosts a trivia night based on Trebek's entire game show-hosting resume.
7-9 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:10 & 9:25 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.


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Steve Bills: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This Detroit-area comic is known for his goofy, nervously energetic observational humor, as well as his passive-aggressive give-and-take with the audience. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 8-11.30 p.m. 

Glass Jaw & Outer Nebula Trio.

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"Get your Friday freak on when two killer trios collide. Improv, jazz, and modern sounds. Glass Jaw from Chicago will be joining us on their tour with support from local heroes the Outer Nebula Trio..."
Glass Jaw:
Sarah Clausen - alto saxophone
Jakob Heinemann - bass
Emerson Hunton - drums
Outer Nebula Trio:
Rafael Statin - Winds / Electronics
David Shettler - Electronics
Dave Hurley - Drums
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5-$10. 734-221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/898351480542602/ [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music: The Great Hereafter: Unity Vibration.

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The Great Hearafter was formed in 2010 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Tarek Kanaan and vocalist/songwriter Rachel Kanaan. They enlisted bassist/composer Ben Solomon and percussionist/brass player Dirk Fischbach to bring their unique mix of classic rock/folk/psychedelia inspired songs to life. The group has performed at Hollerfest and had one of their songs featured on WJR radio. Their first CD release is expected this fall.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/478183309597617/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

Mike Massé: The Ark.

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Internationally acclaimed singer-guitarist whose acoustic arrangements of popular songs are known for their originality and emotional honesty. His repertoire includes songs by Toto, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Boston, Sarah McLachlan, and others.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance online only at theark.org. 761-1451. [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 pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Welcome to Paradise": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 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]


 9:15 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.


 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.  Free! 

"Night Photo Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A talk on nighttime photography. Followed by a guided hike to try it out. Bring a camera or smartphone.
9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 9:40 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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


 10 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
10 p.m.-midnight, 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Pinback

All ages admitted. Complex, cerebral, enchanting indie rock by this San Diego-based band whose music blends seductive melodies, deftly articulated guitar lines, and sparring vocal harmonies that are alternately sweet and straining. Opener: Nick Reinhart, the singer-guitarist from the California experimental rock band Tara Melos. $20-$25. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Tenth World

NYC-based quintet whose music blends the harmonic sensibilities of jazz and soul with the rhythms of the African diaspora [venue info]

CoOp: Frankie

Opener: Trish Vekima, a Chicago-based pop singer-pianist. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Rochelle Clark Rochelle Clark

Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the Americana duo The Potter's Field. [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: Still Rain

Detroit Top 40 country and pop dance band fronted by vocalist Rena Wilson. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [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]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Kameryn Ogden Duo

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

 
 


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Dollar Tree Is Back!
A welcome return at Maple Village
Anita LeBlanc
Allan Harris
The jazz singer
Piotr Michalowski
Jeff Kass
Moonlighting
Keith Taylor
Football Family
Bacon on the Harbaughs
Jan Schlain
Matthew VanBesien
Charting the cultural course at UMS
Linda R. Benson
Wags to Wiskers Crosses the Road
Its new spot is nearly twice the size.
Sabine Bickford
Restoring a Community Icon
How Chelsea's post office got a new lease on life.
Kathy J. Clark
Giving Circles
Twice a year, more than 200 women gather at the Kensington Hotel, checkbooks in hand.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Fast Food in Saline
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 yea
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor