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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 26, 2019






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Celebrate The Holidays Day Camp: Valerie Potsos.

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Have you ever wanted to celebrate Christmas in August? or bob your apples and carve pumpkins in April? Then this is the camp for you! Join us for this fun and exciting day camp as we explore all the major holidays from the entire year! Halloween party, 4th of July BBQ, Valentine's Day, Easter Egg Hunt, and a Christmas party!
Dancer's Edge, 3115 Broad Street, Dexter. $299/Week. 734-424-2626. dextersdancersedge@yahoo.com [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m. (except in Oct., 10 a.m.), meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

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

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Play Pop-Ups": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Hands-on activities in the Gaffield Children's Garden for kids ages 3-7 (with caregiver).
10-11:30 a.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon & 2 p.m.  Free! 

Public Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Daily. 30-minute tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (Noon Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sat. and Sun.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon & 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Noon & 2 p.m. (daily) and 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 noon  Free! 

"Dexter B2B Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. A 13-22 mile ride on the B2B trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark, with pace and destination determined by the riders.
Noon, meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Polymer Clay Balloon Animals": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 4:20 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, 7:15 & 9:25 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]


 4:35 & 9:35 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 & 9:50 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chocolate": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers discuss and offer taste samples of different types of chocolate, their favorite chocolates, and how to conduct chocolate tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 5:45-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

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



 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

GLTW 2019 Summer Camp: Go Like the Wind Montessori School.

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GLTW 2019 Summer Camp
June 10 - Aug 26
8:30 am to 3:15 pm with before/after care available
Visit www.golikethewind.com for more information
Go Like the Wind Montessori School, 8845 Main Street, Whitmore Lake. $250-$300. (734) 747-7422. bsawallich@golikethewind.com www.golikethewind.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Keller/Kocher Early Bird Jazz Dinner Party: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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The Keller/Kocher Quintet performs an Early Bird Jazz Dinner Party from 6 till 8 PM THIS Monday, August 26 at Zal Gaz Grotto. Come with hungry stomach and hungry ears; you will be happily satisfied with culinary and musical delights. Join Paul Keller, Cary Kocher, Adam Mosley, Matt LoRusso and David Alvarez for a swinging, singing, entertaining good time with a special tip of the hat to pianists George Shearing, Erroll Garner and Count Basie!

*Zal Gaz Grotto is a humble, clean and welcoming haven for jazz lovers with a friendly, attentive staff that is eager to serve you.
*Air-conditioning
*Plenty of safe, free parking
*Great food and drinks
*No steps
*$10 cover charge at the door helps pay the musicians
*18 years old and under enter FREE
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734/663-1202. www.paulkellerjazz.com [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity learning how to paint clouds.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull": Saline District Library.

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Michigan writer Doc Fletcher discusses his new book. Q&A. Book sale & signing.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Vegetarian Feast with Tamchop Farm": Miss Kim.

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This dinner will be a buffet full of dishes packed with produce from our featured guest: Tamchop Farm. Tammie Gilfoyle is specially growing us produce for the night: think peppers, pepper cress, astro arugula, and (what we're most excited for) Beka Santoh from Kitazawa Seed Company, an old loose head cabbage variety from Japan! Tammie will be here to help us host this delicious evening. Get your tickets today!
Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $32. 734-275-0099. alazarou@zingermans.com zcob.me/mkim-veggie [map]



 6:30 p.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]


 7-10 p.m. 

Jazz with Keller/Kocher Quintet every Monday.

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Ann Arbor Jazz Heroes bassist Paul Keller and vibraphonist Cary Kocher lead their quintet featuring pianist Adam Mosley, guitarist Matt LoRusso, and drummer David Alvarez as they perform straight-ahead, energetic and entertaining swinging jazz every Monday throughout the summer at Zal Gaz Grotto from 7-10 PM.
The KKQ is happy to accommodate swing dancers with danceable jazz tempos, lots of melody and big beat. The KKQ also tips its hat to their muses George Shearing, Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton.
Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto - all reasonable priced. Air-conditioning. No steps, Plenty of safe, free parking. 18 and under enter free of charge.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-2102. www.paulkellerjazz.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided.

Aug. 5: "Getting Unstuck: Practical Ways to Improve Your Life."

Aug. 12: "Why Are You So Hard on Yourself? Finding Your True Value."

Aug. 19: "Faith and Science: Discoveries from the Scientist Who Led the Human Genome Project."

Aug. 26: "Making Life's Toughest Decisions."

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7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m. 

My Neighbor Totoro": Fathom Events.

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(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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Organ Recital Series: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Mon. Organ recitals by Michigan musicians. Reception follows. Today: U-M organ grad student Sarah Simko.
7 p.m., St. Francis, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 769-2550. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Canning Season 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses canning basics.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"NY Dog Film Festival": Michigan Theater.

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Short films about dogs. Film list at dogfilmfestival.com.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Aug. 12 & 26. All grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. On Aug. 12, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates hemming and on Aug. 26, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to trace a pattern.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion": Literati Bookstore.

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New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino discusses her new collection of essays about the rise of social media, obsession with self-presentation, the emphasis on optimization, and other aspects of modern American life. "Single sentences flash like lightning to show something familiar in a startling way," says writer Rebecca Solnit. "[Tolentino] builds extended arguments with her usual, unusual blend of lyricism and skepticism." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:10 & 9:40 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 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed. (July) & every Mon. (Aug.) Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30- 10 p.m., location TBA via srms2020@outlook.com. Free. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA west of Dexter. Free. 395-7782, 274-0773.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

The weekly lineup features mostly acoustic musicians, but performers of all sorts are invited. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Josef Deas, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher Quintet

Top-notch local mainstream jazz ensemble led by bassist Paul Keller and vibes player Cary Kocher. With pianist Adam Mosley, guitarist Matt LoRusso and drummer David Alvarez. [venue info]

 
 


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