Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http:
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. email@example.com http:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced (16-80 miles) 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
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. email@example.com, 647-7600. [map]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Ready for some kickball?
Get your friends and coworkers together for an exciting round-robin kickball tournament to support the Boy Scouts of America! Teams consist of 10 - 15 players and are guaranteed to play at least 2 full-length games, but you don't have to play to show your support. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy lawn games, beer, and one of Ann Arbor's best public parks. Players must be +21 to participate.
In its first year, this event will raise much needed funding for Scouting in Southern Michigan, which instills lifelong values like character development and leadership skills in over 10,000 youth.
For more information, please contact: Chris Stowe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran's Park, 2150 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. From $500 per team. 2314099412. email@example.com https:
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]
(Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (Aug. 25 & 28) and subtitled (Aug. 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (Aug. 25) and 7 p.m. (Aug. 26 & 28), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]
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]
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).
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]
Aug. 16: Iowa. Exhibition. 7 p.m.
Aug. 22: Marshall. 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 25: Utah Valley. 2 p.m.
Aug. 23: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. 5 p.m.
Sept. 6: Notre Dame. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Bowling Green. 2 p.m.
Sept. 27: Purdue. 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Indiana. 5 p.m.
Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]
Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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
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]
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]
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]
Talk by guest curator Mame Jackson. In conjunction with the current exhibit, The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq.
3 p.m., UMMA Special Exhibitions 2nd floor, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at conta.cc/2XAyRWd. 764-0395. [map]
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]
The popular local ensemble of noted singers Wine, Women & Song reprises its February show, a program of Broadway hits from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Wicked, and songs by Sondheim, Gershwin, and Billy Joel. Silent auction.
4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 (reserved seating, $35-$75) in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com or theark.org. 769-2999. [map]
Live music by local jazz vocalist Athena Johnson and her band. Theme is "Opening Worlds Through Literacy," with proceeds benefiting area literacy initiatives.
4-7 p.m., Marriott at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $100 in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "an elegant summer evening"). firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. email@example.com omofmedicine.org [map]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm or check meetup.com
All male singers invited to join this 80-member local men's chorus to sing 15-20 men's glee club standards. Followed by socializing at the Sidetrack Bar & Grill (56 E. Cross).
6:30-8 p.m., EMU Honors College, 511 W. Forest, Ypsilanti. Free, but preregistration required at measure4measure.org. 649-7664. [map]
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 Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz band led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
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.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio
Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Old Town: Adam Labeaux
An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist.
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: baritone saxophonist Alex Harding.
Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"
Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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