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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 10, 2019






 
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 7:30 a.m.-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.


 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Coffee": Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Sat. All invited to drive their classic or interesting car to the cafe and discuss it with other car enthusiasts.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

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

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [map]


 8:45 a.m. 

Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Dexter and Chelsea for those with some experience. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]


 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Canine influenza - $15 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Please call for appointment if your pet has had adverse reaction to previous vaccinations.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. clinic@hshv.org www.hshv.org/clinic [map]



 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Aug. 10 & 17. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Aug. 10), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Aug. 17), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 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.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Aug. 3, 10, 11, & 25. 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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Aug. 3: Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the intersection of Birchwood Dr. & Dhu Varren) to remove Japanese hedge parsley threatening this 13-acre woodland.

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Aug. 10: Olson Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to remove invasive species from the prairie.

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Aug. 11: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset)to remove spotted knapweed threatening native flowers.

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Aug. 25: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.)to remove invasive species threatening one of the top butterflying spots in town.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 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.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjällräven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. Hikes may go as far as the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 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]


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Half-mile gentle walking meditation along the river.
9:30-10:30 a.m., Burns-Stokes Preserve, Zeeb at the Huron River just south of Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free. 971-6337.


 10-11am 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 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]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 10 & 11. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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May 11 & 12. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live insects. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" lets the animals take a break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 15-Aug. 17. All adults invited to join a yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. kgoorhouse@powerwellness.com. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 13 & 27. An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Junior Naturalist": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Aug. 10 & 31. Nature programs for kids ages 7-12. Themes: "Archery" (Aug. 10; Staebler Farm County Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd.) and "Fields of Late Summer" (Aug. 31; Westlake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea).
10:30 a.m.-noon, different locations. Free. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337.


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Purple Rose Concert Reading Series": Chelsea District Library.

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Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings from new scripts being considered for production. June 29: Heisenberg, English playwright Simon Stephens's 2015 quirky comedic drama about a free-spirited 42-year-old woman and a 75-year-old butcher who meet by chance at a train station. Aug. 10: "Dark Night," a series of one-act plays written and performed by Purple Rose apprentices. Followed by discussion.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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


 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Dive Deep Into Self-Expression": InterPlay Southeast Michigan.

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Explore yourself, your life, and the joy of creative expression, using InterPlay's powerful combination of movement, sound, spoken word, stillness, contact, and self-reflection.
Free your body and your voice, deepen the connection with your creative self, bring breath and ease back into your life, and build awareness of the wisdom of your body, all while cultivating meaningful community connection.
InterPlay is something that anybody can do-no experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable personal and group expression-all you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do!
Come join us for a joyful, creative, and transformative experience!
For more info, see the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/InterPlaySEMichigan/
or the Meetup group at: www.meetup.com/InterPlayAnnArbor/
Friends Meeting House - Sanctuary / Meeting Room, 1420 Hill Street. Donation. $15-$30. 231-774-6146. Leeriver@umich.edu [map]



 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
*Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and emu (3 p.m.). Also, alligator feeding (1:30 p.m.) 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help remove invasive plants and learn to identify native summer wildflowers. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes.
1-4 p.m., County Farm Park, met at the Medford Rd. Pavilion. Free. 971-6337.


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Day": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A family-oriented afternoon of water games and contests. Prizes.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Fuller Pool, 1519 Fuller Rd. $5 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6236. [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 & 7:30 p.m. 

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

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


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Mochimochi Stop-Motion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Celebrated Brooklyn (NY) knitter and fiber artist Anna Hrachovec, who's best known as the creator of Mochimochi Land, a line of knitted toys, creatures, and spectacular installations, shows all grade 6-adult the fundamentals of stop-motion animation. Participants receive a free mobile app, so they can make animations on their own. Bring favorite small figures or objects to use as subjects and backgrounds, if you like

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2-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Peacock Storytime and Craft!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Peacock-themed stories & crafts for kids in grades preK-2.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Read and Look: In Egyptian Times" (Aug. 3; see Kids Calendar, p. 000), "Ancient Writing" (Aug. 10), "Rome Through the Eyes of Its Emperors" (Aug. 17), "Animals in the Kelsey Museum" (Aug. 24), and "Work in the Ancient World" (Aug. 31).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Science for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from Cayman Chemical show kids in grades K-5 how to make a magic mirror or lava lamp.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Robert Crais: Nicola's Books.

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This popular, bestselling L.A.-based mystery writer reads from and discusses A Dangerous Man, the 18th novel in his series about investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. This time they save a woman from two abductors who end up murdered, leading to a twisted family story involving corporate whistleblowing, lots of cash, and the Witness Relocation program. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese, with bread and other accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Welcome to Paradise": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (Sat. & Sun. times TBA) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [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 p.m. 

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

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


 4 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Music Series on the Deck!: Lone Oak Vineyard.

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We're continuing our summer music on the deck series every Saturdaysfrom 4 to 7!
Enjoy a glass of wine, a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have several deliciously unique flatbread pizzas too!
No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served.
***BEAT THE HEAT - IF THE TEMPERATURE IS OPPRESSIVE, WE WILL BRING IT INSIDE TO THE A/C!***
This event is rain or shine. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move it inside!
July 6th - Larry Sumner and Brianna Jennett
July 13th - Simon Sundberg and Tangerine Park (Logan Schatz & Brianna Jennett)
July 20th - The Bluebirds and Robbie Janz
July 27th - Dan Bickel and The Feisty Leprechauns
August 3,10, 17 and 24 TBA
August 31 - Dan Bickel
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. dlbarber1@aol.com. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:30, 5, 7, 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Kombucha Brew 101 with Rachel": Unity Vibration.

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Healthy Kombucha Brew 101 Class every second Saturday
Come learn how to brew and the tricks to carbonating and flavoring this healthy elixir....
$20 gets you brew instructions, industry knowledge and a SCOBY! Pay when you come. Please bring your own jar.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. dann@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/394938117979727/?event_time_id=394938137979725 [map]


 5 p.m. 

FC Barcelona vs. SSC Napoli: LaLiga-Serie A Cup.

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Inaugural soccer match between top-ranked LaLiga member FC Barcelona and 2nd-ranked Serie A member SSC Napoli.
5 p.m., Michigan Stadium. Tickets $58-$173 at mgoblue.com/tickets. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling. The club also sponsors a Tuesday ride from Saline (6 p.m., meet at Mickey's Dairy Twist, 751 W. Michigan Ave.) for riders age 17 & under who can ride 12 miles in an hour (faster riders go 16 miles).
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 6:35 & 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). 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]


 8-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Live Music;Tom Waters Blues Night": Unity Vibration.

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Blues Night at Unity Vibration. Tonight we welcome back Tom Waters to our stage.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 277-4063. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1422629027876768/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza: River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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The River Raisin Ragtime Revue, a 13-piece ragtime orchestra recognized around the world for their meticulous recreation of ragtime and early jazz music, presents the 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza Saturday, August 10 at 8PM. This year's production will be at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are available at www.theark.org and by calling (734) 763-8587.
Special guests Evan Christopher (clarinet) and Tom McDermott (piano), both leading New Orleans musicians, join the R4 orchestra for a program featuring ragtime and jazz from the Crescent City. Christopher and McDermott both appeared in and contributed music for the HBO series "Treme," based on post-Katrina New Orleans.
The program will feature well known figures in ragtime and jazz and includes works by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Kid Ory, and the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
The 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza will be dedicated to James Dapogny, who passed away recently after a long fight with cancer. Da
The Ark, 316 S. Main St. $35-$50. 734-761-1800. r4ragtimeband@gmail.com https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/aug/10/ragtime-extravaganza-music-new-orleans [map]



 8-10 p.m. 

Nadim Azzam: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Performance by this local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter. He has a new album, Sunny Flats.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Music of New Orleans--A Tribute to James Dapogny: 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza": The Ark.

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The Tecumseh-based 13-piece orchestra River Raisin Ragtime Revue is joined by leading New Orleans jazz musicians, clarinetist Evan Christopher and pianist Tom McDermott, in New Orleans ragtime and jazz music. The program is highlighted by some rare compositions from the Koenig Collection (recently bequeathed to River Raisin), including William Braun's "Cotton Pickers Rag and Cake Walk," the 1882 folk tune "Mama Make Cinda 'Have Herself," Al Verges' "Whoa! You Heifer," Clarence Williams' "Wildflower Rag," and George Washington Thomas, Jr.'s "New Orleans Hop Scop Blues." The program is a tribute to the recently deceased local pianist Dapogny, an early-jazz expert and frequent collaborator with RRRR.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 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]


 9:15 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.


 9:40 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Paul's Big Radio

Rootsy country-pop band led by local singer-songwriter Paul Lippens. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Michael Concannon Band

Concannon is a local singer-songwriter whose music draws on rock, blues, soul, and country influences. He recently released his debut CD, Better Late Than Never. Opener: J. Magee & the Crossed Lines, a local bluegrass-oriented folk-rock ensemble led by singer- songwriter and guitarist Magee. $12. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Keyon Harrold Quintet

Ensemble led by Harrold, Ferguson (MO) trumpeter whose adventurous music raws on elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues, and hip-hop. $25-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: DJ PK

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: J. Washburn Gardner

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter and classically trained tenor. [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: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

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

Rumpus Room: Gregory Stovetop

Chelsea-bred, NYC-based postpunk pop-folk singer- songwriter influenced by Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Session Room: Hullabaloo Hullabaloo

Veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon

Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Joanna Ransdell

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter, the frontwoman of the acoustic ensemble Joanna & the Jaywalkers. She is accompanied by one of her band members, cellist Anthony Marchese. [venue info]

 
 


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