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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 18, 2019






 
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 6:40 a.m. 

"Swim to the Moon": Epic Races.

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10-km, 5-km, 1.2-mile, and half-mile open water races. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, & more. Proceeds benefit North Star Reach, a camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses.
6:40 a.m. (registration opens at 5:30 a.m.), Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd., Dexter Twp. $36-$76 by June 30; $40-$84 July 1-31; $45-$92 Aug. 1-16; $50-$100 on race weekend. $15 USA Triathlon fee for non-USAT members. info@epicraces.com, 531-8747. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Summer Botany Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Botanist Ellen Weatherbee leads a hike to look at trees, shrubs, forest wildflowers, ferns, and more. Bring water and a snack.
9 a.m.-noon, Whitmore Lake Preserve, 2000 Maple Hill Park Dr., Whitmore Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [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. 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjällräven.

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Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, usually with artist demos. Also, Serendipity Artistry artists Beth Connolly and Gigi Diaz demonstrate a paper flower arrangement (Aug. 18). On Aug. 25, a free drawing for artwork (sign-up available any Sunday in August).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Service: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Our Sunday Service is led by Lama Nancy Burks, who gives a brief Dharma talk followed by meditation instructions and guided group meditations. There is always time for questions and discussion.
This program is appropriate for all levels of student, and each week is different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. www.annarborktc.org [map]


 Noon-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Blues Festival: The Ann Arbor Blues Society.

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Aug. 16-18. Performances by many area and touring blues bands. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Friday: The Allman Betts Band, led by Devon Allman and Duane Betts (sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, respectively), gritty and soulful singer-guitarist Bernard Allison (son of the late Luther Allison, a longtime Ann Arbor favorite), Detroit Etta James-style R&B vocalist Thornetta Davis, and guitarist Alex Johnson.

Saturday: Respected veteran electric bassist Benny Turner, veteran Mississippi-bred Chicago blues singer-songwriter and slide guitarist John Primer, acclaimed Florida saxophonist Mindi Abair and her band the Boneshakers, Halifax blues-rock drummer Lindsay Beaver, Howlin' Wolf drummer Sam Lay & his band, Detroit blues-rock vocalist Eliza Neals and her band The Narcotics, Australian singer-songwriter and slide guitarist Kara Grainger, and New Baltimore jump blues and barroom swing quartet Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones.

Sunday: veteran local singer-songwriter Laith al-Saadi, Kansas City singer-bassist Danielle Nicole, blues-funk-soul saxophonist Vanessa Collier, Grass Lake-based blues-rock band Harper & the Midwest Kind, Milwaukee-based quintet the Altered Five Blues Band, local student band the Ann Arbor Music Center All-Stars.

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Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $40 (2-day pass, $75; 3-day pass, $110) in advance at a2bluesfestival.com/tickets; $50 (2-day pass, $90; 3-day pass, $135) at the gate.info@a2bluesfestival.com, 219-5960. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-5 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]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 1, 4:20, & 7:35 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]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Succulents": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for all grade 6-adult.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:10, 4, & 7 p.m. 

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette": Michigan Theater.

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(Richard Linklater, 2019). Comedy about a middle-aged architect whose decision to prioritize family over career leads to a series of disasters which cause her to reboot her life. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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June 2 & 5: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Blake Edwards, 1961). Audrey Hepburn classic. 1:30 p.m. (June 2) & 7 p.m. (June 5).

June 9 & 12: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Howard Hawks, 1953). Adaptation of the Broadway musical about the romantic adventures of 2 showgirls. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 1:30 p.m. (June 9) & 7 p.m. (June 12).

June 16 & 19: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). June 18 & 20. Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. 1:30 p.m. (June 16) & 7 p.m. (June 19).

June 23 & 26: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Mesmerizing, never-stale sci-fi epic, based on an Arthur C. Clarke story, about an interplanetary search for a strange monolith possibly linked to human origins. 1:30 p.m. (June 23) & 7 p.m. (June 26).

June 30 & July 3: "The Right Stuff" (Philip Kaufman, 1983). Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's acclaimed book about the extremely colorful fly boys who became the first U.S. astronauts. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed, Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward. 1:30 p.m. (June 30) & 7 p.m. (July 3).

July 7 & 10: "Woodstock" (Michael Wadleigh, 1970). Documentary about the legendary 1969 music festival. 1:30 (July 7) & 7 p.m. (July 10).

July 14 & 17: "Hidden Figures" (Theodore Melfi, 2016). Drama about the team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in the early years of the U.S. space program. 1:30 (July 14) & 7 p.m. (July 17).

July 21 & 24: "The Godfather" (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Classic drama about a Mafia family. 1:30 (July 21) & 7 p.m. (July 24).

July 28 & 31: "A Hard Day's Night" (Richard Lester, 1964). Upbeat, tongue-in-cheek romp starring the Beatles. 1:30 (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 31).

Aug. 4 & 7: "Alice's Restaurant" (Arthur Penn, 1969). Arlo Guthrie stars in the film adaptation of his iconic epic talking ballad. 1:30 (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 7).

Aug. 11 & 14: "The Sound of Music" Sing-Along. A sing-along to the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed naval officer. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 14).

Aug. 18 & 21: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (George Roy Hill, 1969). 2 outlaws are pursued by a relentless sheriff's posse in this character study masquerading as a western. Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1:30 (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 21).

Aug. 25 & 28: "La La Land" (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. 1:30 (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 28).

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Various times (see listing), Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter Escape Room": Chelsea District Library.

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Aug. 16-18. ll invited to hunt for themed clues and try to solve themed puzzles that lead to escape from the locked McKune Room in under 60 minutes.
1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 4:30 p.m. (Fri.) & 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. (Sat.), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Registration required at 475-8732, ext. 219. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Kinetic Sandbox!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited for free play with the modeling toy Kinetic Sand. Molds provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Boltanski, Monument to the Lycée Chases": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of photos by multimedia French artist Christian Boltanski. This series of photos, begun in 1987, is a meditation on loss and endurance inspired by a 1931 found photograph of a graduating class at a private Jewish school in Vienna.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Butterfly Migration Celebration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to craft butterflies to display at the AADL downtown branch.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft with Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 2 p.m. 

"Pleasantville": Children's Creative Center.

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Aug. 14-18. Local kids present their original musical based on the 1998 film Pleasantville, a comic fantasy about 2 teens who are transported back in time into the world of 50s TV sitcoms, where everyone lives in black and white and has a similarly limited range of emotions and experiences. The score includes hits such as Michael Jackson's "Black or White," Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," Elvis's "All Shook Up," Lionel Richie's "All Night Long," and more. Proceeds benefit Friends of Children's Creative Center, which assists homeless and underprivileged kids with childcare costs.
7 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 16 benefit show & $15 (kids & seniors, $10) for all other dates in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Birthday Party": Mind the Gap.

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Aug. 15-18 & 22-25. Experienced area actors perform one of Harold Pinter's most disturbing plays, a somewhat surreal, unremittingly menacing 1957 drama about a temperamental ex-pianist who lives comfortably as the sole boarder in a seedy resort, where he is attended by vaguely parental hosts. Celebrating his birthday, he is visited by 2 mysterious gentlemen, who he senses have come to take him away. During the course of the play he grows steadily less human, eventually losing his ability to speak or move. Cast: Larry Rusinsky, Fran Potasnik, Alexander Trice, Haley Cook, Adrian Diffey, and Alan Madlane.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $20 (students, $16) in advance at artful.ly/theatre-nova/store-events. (586) 993-9930. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Welcome to Paradise": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gun Violence Prevention Rally: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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#NotOneMore
Join SE MI Moms, Students & Survivors to demand that the Senate take ACTION to address gun violence. Together, we can #EndGunViolence.
Sponsored by Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action
Spirit Plaza Detroit, Two Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com momsdemandaction.org



 3 p.m.  Free! 

Matt Watroba: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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This longtime former WDET host sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, & a picnic lunch. Indoors if raining.
3 p.m., Burns Park adjacent to Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free; donations accepted. 794-6250. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Copies and Creativity in East Asian Art": UMMA.

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Curator Natsu Oyobe leads a discussion of the current exhibit, Copies and Invention in East Asia, which includes burial goods meant to conjure a world for the deceased, Buddhist sculptures produced in multiples to amplify religious experience, contemporary works that address multiplicity and duplication, and more.
3 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery I, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at conta.cc/329hdfE. 764-0395. [map]


 3:30 p.m. 

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

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


 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, 6:20 & 8:25 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.


 4, 6:30 & 8:45 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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m. 

"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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in the open area between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:10 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.


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Aug. 11 & 25. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Aug. 18, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Songs of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco": NCC Classics (Northside Community Church).

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Soprano Caroline Helton and pianist Kathryn Goodson, both U-M music faculty, perform works by this prolific 20th century Italian Jewish composer. Program: settings of 2 poems by 17th century scientist-poet Francesco Redi, 2 ballades about St. Francis of Assisi, and 8 songs from the Stelle Cadenti ("Fallen Stars"), a song cycle adapted from Tuscan folk songs.
7 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free; donations welcome. 662-6351. [map]


 7:20 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

The Del McCoury Band: The Ark.

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Straight-up bluegrass by this celebrated band known for the exquisite, interlocking precision and passionate restraint of its instrumental and vocal ensemble, and for the aching spirituality of McCoury's classically "high lonesome" vocals, which highlight what one critic calls "some of the best harmonies this side of the afterlife." The band's 2006 CD The Promised Land is a collection of gospel songs highlighted by an a cappella version of the band's popular showstopper "Get Down on Your Knees and Pray," and its 2016 CD, Del & Woody, features McCoury's settings of lyrics Woody Guthrie never got around to turning into songs himself.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $45-$75 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Aug. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz band led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

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

Old Town: Jen Sygit

Lansing singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her bluesy lyrics, down-home music, and sultry vocals. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: trumpeter Dwight Adams & trombonist Vincent Chandler. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night." Keller/Kocher Quintet

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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