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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 24, 2019






 
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 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. & Oct.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 8 a.m. - noon 

Bark For Life of Greater Ann Arbor: American Cancer Society.

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Bark For Life and the Fido 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk support the American Cancer Society. At Bark we celebrate our Canine Caregivers and give them a full day of fun! We also celebrate canine cancer survivors and remember pets who have been lost to cancer. Humans and dogs encouraged to wear COSTUMES!Registration begins at 8:00 AM. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 9 AM with a special guest from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center! The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will follow in waves.
Post-Run/Walk Activities Include:
- Lure Chasing
- Agility
- Pup Paw Painting Station
- Bobbing for Wieners
- Musical Sits
- Contests (costume, best trick, best howl, best tail wag, etc.)
Human Registration: $25
Human + 1 Canine: $30
Human + 2 Canines: $35
T-shirts and swag bag included in registration fee!
The Farm at St. Joe's, 5557 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti. katherine.fitzpatrick@cancer.org www.relayforlife.org/barkgreaterannarbormi [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]


 8:30 a.m. 

"Bark for Life": American Cancer Society Fundraiser.

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All invited to bring their dogs for 5-km and 1-mile fun runs (or walks). Followed by dog activities, including costume contests, bobbing for weiners, "Musical Sit," lure chasing, and more. T-shirts.
8:30 a.m., The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5557 McAuley Dr. $25 ($30 with 1 dog; $35 with 2 dogs) in advance at relayforlife.org/barkgreaterannarbormi. [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 a.m. 

6th Annual Golf Outing: Community Action Network Fundraiser.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers may embarrass but won't hurt their team.) Prizes. Lunch.
9 a.m., Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver. Tickets $100 ($350 per foursome) in advance at canwashtenaw.org/golf. 994-2985. [map]


 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Birthday Bash: Pet Supplies Plus.

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We are celebrating the month that most pets get adopted with a Birthday bash! Stop by with your pet for free pet friendly ice cream, some free goodies, a selfie wall to take the perfect pet birthday photo, oh and we'll have free ice cream for you as well. We hope to see you there!
Pet Supplies Plus, 2224 S Main St and 2607 Plymouth Rd. Free. Sjowilliamson@gmail.com. Sjowilliamson@gmail.com [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]


 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Underground Railroad Bus Tour": African-American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.

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AACHM board member Deborah Meadows leads a tour of the Lenawee County Historical Museum (Adrian) and area Underground Railroad sites. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch.
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at WCC Technical & Industrial Bldg. parking lot, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (seniors age 65 & over and students, $35) in advance at aachmuseum.org/lenawee-museum. dmeadows02@comcast.net, 819-8182. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"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.-4:30 p.m. 

47th Annual Bonsai Show: Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Display of more than 100 bonsai grown by club members. Also, voting for a People's Choice Award, bonsai demos, expert advice, and a sale of bonsai materials and accessories.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Admission $3 (tentative; age 12 & under, free). Metered parking. aabonsaisociety@gmail.com, 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Back2School Sale: SCRAP Box.

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Saturday August 24th is TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
10am-12pm STEAM workshop with our Education Manager. $12 workshop fee includes one large bag from our Fill A Bag section. Register at scrapbox.org. Limited spots available!
Get your tax exempt paperwork on the books before the school year starts & receive a FREE gift from SCRAP.
ALL DAY $7 Fill A Bag on office, school, and select craft supplies.
Sale continues Sunday August 25th.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $12. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org https://www.facebook.com/events/216180942614129/ [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.-midnight  Free! 

YpsiFest.

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Aug. 23-25. The rebranded Ypsilanti Heritage Festival features live entertainment, helicopter rides, food vendors, a BBQ competition, a classic car show (Sat. & Sun.), the Tribute Rosie Troupe, a rubber ducky race (Sun., 5 p.m.), and more. Also, a kids area with bounce houses, pony rides, crafts, games, and more.
2 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). Ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Designing a Medicine Garden"

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Gaia Center for Herbal Studies founder Mary Light discusses herbs, plantings, habitat, seasonal considerations, and more.
10-11 a.m., Center for Holistic Living, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. $8. Reservations requested at nshaassociates@gmail.com. gaiaherbalstudies.net, 769-7794. [map]


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local music teacher Momo Kajiwara tells stories and sings songs in Japanese. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10-10:45 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Out of This World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Space-themed experiments and hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Aug. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory-friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with development disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [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! 

'Ready, Set, Go!'...a Free Back to School Prep Class for Kids.: Keith Hafner's Karate.

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Start the school year with confidence and a smile! We will be covering 3 essential Back to School skills: Meeting New People; Trying New Things, & How to Stay Focused. And, as always at KHK, a little physical fitness and a little basic self-defense. Perfect for kids aged 5 - 10.
Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 to 11:45 at 'Keith Hafner's Karate,' 214 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Admission: FREE! Register at:
https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?FE--PXbMg
Keith Hafner's Karate, 214 S. Main Street. Free. 7349940333. khafner@provide.net www.karateisgoodforyou.com [map]



 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

DIYpsi Summer Festival.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Thousands attend this annual show and sale of works by more than 90 Midwest artists. Food, beer, and coffee available. Live music by local bands runs noon-8 p.m. on Sat. and noon-6 p.m. on Sun., with headliner Little Traps (Sat., 6 p.m.), a local pop-folk sextet.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), ABC Microbrewery, 720 Norris, Ypsilanti. $1 donation. Diypsi.com. [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.  Free! 

"Storytime: Explore World Cuisine!": Nicola's Books.

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Stories and crafts for preschoolers.
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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-$125. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-6 p.m. 

DIYpsi Summer Festival.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Thousands attend this annual show and sale of works by more than 90 Midwest artists. Food, beer, and coffee available. Live music by local bands runs noon-8 p.m. on Sat. and noon-6 p.m. on Sun., with headliner Little Traps (Sat., 6 p.m.), a local pop-folk sextet.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), ABC Microbrewery, 720 Norris, Ypsilanti. $1 donation. Diypsi.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]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Tour of Zingerman's Coffee Company": Zingerman's.

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Zingerman's Coffee Company managing partner Steve Mangigian leads a tour of the roastery. Tour concludes with a cup of coffee.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee, 3723 Plaza Dr. $15. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Carnival Themed Open House": Champion Gymnastics.

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Every August, Champion Gymnastics is happy to open our doors to our dedicated families and curious newcomers, alike! Join us this year on August 24th from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM to see what we're all about! Join us for:
Free face painting, balloons, bounce houses, obstacle courses, goodie bags, and more!
We will have food and beverages available for purchase benefiting the Big "E" Scholarship.
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. Free. 7342221810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-house [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]



 1-5 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Jungle Adventure Camp!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to participate in jungle-themed activities, including crafts, meeting live exotic animals, how to navigate through quicksand, and more.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 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.


 2:30-3:30 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.


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea.

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This 8-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

June 9: Dexter Union. 2 p.m.

June 29: Ironclad Vintage Base Ball Festival. The Monitors host teams TBA at an all-day game series at Chelsea High School (740 N. Freer). Concessions & live music. Information at chelseamonitors.com.

July 28: Benton Harbor Livery Brewers. 1 p.m.

Aug. 24: Stockbridge Rough and Readys. 2:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Timbertown Park (unless noted), Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown), Chelsea. Free. chelseamonitors.com. 476-8905, 930-6130.


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Spaceteam, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Heirloom Tomato & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Aug. 24 & 30 and Sept. 7. Staffers discuss and offer taste samples of several types of heirloom tomatoes paired with their artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m. (Aug. 24 & Sept. 7) & 6:30-8 p.m. (Aug. 30), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. 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]


 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, 6:30 & 9:30 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]


 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Luce": Michigan Theater.

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(Julius Onah, 2019). Drama about an all-star high school student, adopted from war-torn Eritrea as a child, who turns in an essay condoning political violence.
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]


 4:20 & 9:40 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.


 4:25, 6:50 & 9:15 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]


 4:40, 7:20 & 10 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.


 4:45, 7:20 & 9:25 p.m. 

"One Child Nation": Michigan Theater.

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(Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang, 2019). Documentary about China's one-child policy.
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 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]


 7 p.m. 

Casino Night Fundraiser: Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

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Casino Night Fundraiser and Album Release Party Benefiting the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
Saturday, August 24 from 7:00-11:00pm
Tri-County Sportsmen's League (upper level)
Join us for a fun evening of gaming and music! Featuring Vegas style Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Holdem. Browse the Silent Auction and enjoy Hors d'oeuvres and a Cash Bar. The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic will be performing live tunes from their new album.
Tickets at Eventbrite.com
Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic is a music education and performance
organization with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable designation. Your ticket price is tax deductible.
Tri-County Sportsmen's League, 8640 Moon Road, Saline. Donation. $50-$75. nancymiller@salinefiddlers.com www.salinefiddlers.com [map]



 7:10 p.m. 

"The Nightingale": State Theatre.

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(Jennifer Kent, 2019). Thriller set in 19th-century Tasmania about an Irish woman seeking revenge on a British officer.
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. 

Tracey MacDonald: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 23 & 24. This L.A.-based Canadian comic is known for her alternatingly acerbic and self-deprecating observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $13 reserved seating in advance, $15 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Mary Poppins": Father Gabriel Richard High School Dramalums.

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Aug. 22-25. Anne Kolaczkowski-Magee directs recent Gabriel Richard grads in the 1993 Disney musical-with a script by Downton Abbey screenwriter Julian Fellowes-based on the 1964 film and P.L. Travers' book about the "practically perfect" magical nanny who transforms the lives of the Banks children in 1910 London. The score includes such favorites as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The Aug. 22 performance is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by an opening night gala ($100; includes dinner; reservations required at fgrhs.org).
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids, $10). 662-0496. [map]



 7:30 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]


 8 p.m. 

"George Bedard: From the Windy City to New Orleans": The Ark.

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Local guitar genius Bedard leads a band of veteran local musicians in the 7th concert in his popular series exploring the history of American roots music. Tonight they honor the musical heritage of New Orleans, "journeying from Louis Armstrong to the Neville Brothers in one set," says Bedard. They also pay tribute to blues great Otis Rush, who died in 2018. With boogie-woogie pianist Mark "Mr. B." Braun, tubaist Chris Smith, saxophonist and woodwinds player Chris Tabaczynski, drummer Rich Dishman, and bassist Pat Prouty.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 & $27 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. 

"Bats in the Night Sky": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Ages 8+ invited to an indoor talk about bats followed by a trek outside to look for bats living in the park.
8-10 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Hay Fever": PTD Productions.

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Aug. 22-25 & 28-31. Laura Bird directs local actors in Noel Coward's hilarious 1925 comedy of manners about a mismatch between bohemianism and bourgeois convention. When the offbeat Bliss family invites houseguests to their English countryside home for the weekend, their outlandish self-absorption leaves their hapless guests desperate to escape.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20.73 (students, seniors, & military personnel, $14.33) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/ptd-productions, by phone or email, and at the door. info@ptdproductions.com, 483-7345. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Black Note Graffiti

Local progressive metal and alt-rock quintet. Openers: local hip-hop artist MC Kadence, the area punk-rock trio Human Skull, and Romulus rapper Johnny IV. $8-$10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Straight Ahead

Mainstream bebop and contemporary jazz by this highly regarded almost all-female Detroit quintet led by bassist Marion Hayden. With pianist Alina Moor, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, vocalist Kimberly Wright, and saxophonist Yancyy. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Judy Insley

Veteran Oakland County pop-folk singer-songwriter. [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: Rhythm Kings

Horn-fired jazz-rock dance band. [venue info]

Lo-Fi: Las Drogas

Ypsilanti band that plays loud, raucous, melodic, bluesy, surf-guitar psychobilly Opener: Duende, a Detroit psychedelic Americana band. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Crossfire Blues Band

Detroit-area blues and blues-rock quartet. [venue info]

Session Room: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies

Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars

An eclectic mix of music in various genres by this Milan strings & more quintet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Wake Up Jamie

Ypsilanti acoustic indie pop-rock trio. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Katon & Perkins

Blues and blues-rock by the veteran local duo of singer- guitarist Michael Katon and bassist Todd Perkins. [venue info]

 
 


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