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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 6, 2019






 
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 7 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

All Breed Agility Trials: Ann Arbor Dog Training Club.

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Sept. 6-8. Dog trainers from throughout the Midwest and Canada lead their animals through an obstacle course and jumps of various heights. Spectators welcome.
7 a.m.-around 4 p.m., Ann Arbor Dog Training Club, 1575 E. North Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake. Free to spectators. 995-2801. [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Estate Sale.

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Treasures for sale before I move! Sale includes: Tools, come Christmas candle collectable, some old china, some children musical instruments, Couch, desk/chair, American Girl patterns and fabric, leather jacket, cashmere sport jacket, oak, locally made massage table
Private Home, 2712 Radcliffe Ave. Free admission. pryder45@gmail.com [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 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.  Free! 

"Music & Muffins": Robinsongs For Kids.

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Join us with your baby, toddler or preschooler for a morning of music and muffins! Meet the teachers who will be leading classes this fall and stay for muffins after our music-making fun. It's free, so bring a friend, or make a new one when you get there!
Robinsongs For Kids Studio, 1526 N. Maple Rd. Free. 734-929-2133. director@robinsongsforkids.com http://www.robinsongsforkids.com [map]



 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

67th Annual Book Sale: AAUW-Ann Arbor Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Sept. 6-8. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, sheet music and printed scores, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Saturday and $8 a bag or $15 for two bags (bags provided) on Sunday. Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. Friday ($15 admission).
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 10 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.


 10:30 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.

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. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Sept. 6, 15, & 20. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m. (all dates), 3 p.m. (Sept. 6), & 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 15), Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 Noon-6 p.m. 

Rummage Sale: Journey of Faith Christian Church.

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Rummage sale. $20 per table or two tables for $30. Friday 6 Sept. 2019 12noon-6pm and Saturday 7 Sept. 2019 9am-4pm. For more information please contact Rose at (734)945-7825 and leave a message including your name, phone number and what it is regarding.
Journey of Faith Christian Church, 1900 Manchester. $20-$30. (734)945-7825. rosemogg45@gmail.com [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Midday Morsel Drop-In Tour": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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30-minute docent-led tour of Kelsey highlights.
12:30 p.m., meet at the Maynard St. entrance. Free. 764-9304.


 4 & 10 p.m. 

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood": Michigan Theatre Foundation.

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Quentin Tarantino's 2019 comic drama about a faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 L.A.
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! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Blinded by the Light": State Theatre.

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(Gurinder Chadha, 2019). Comedic drama about a Pakistani teen who yearns to escape his rundown hometown and his traditional household and discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.
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, & 9:45 p.m. 

"After the Wedding": Michigan Theater.

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(Bart Freundlich, 2019). Drama about an American woman who meets the generous benefactor of the financially struggling Calcutta orphanage she works at.
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]


 4:30, 7:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"David Crosby: Remember My Name": State Theatre.

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A.J. Eaton's 2019 documentary about the late career renaissance of the iconic folk-rock singer-songwriter.
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.


 4:35 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]


 4:45, 7:30. & 9:25 p.m. 

"Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Max Lewkowicz's 2019 documentary about the originating context and legacy of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. beginning Sept. 4. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 5 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. Exhibition. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. 1 p.m.

Sept. 6: Cornell. 5 p.m.

Sept. 8: Washington. 6 p.m.

Sept. 17: Oakland. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Rutgers. 3 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 6 & 6:45 p.m. 

39th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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A 5-km run and fitness walk around Gallup Park and a 3-leg relay run (each runner does 1 mi.) along the Gallup Park bike path. Prizes. T-shirts (guaranteed for advance registrants only). Participants must bring at least one produce item for donation to Food Gatherers.
6 p.m. (relay) & 6:45 p.m. (5-km run & walk), Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $35 (5-km run & walk) & $20/runner (relay run) in advance at gallupgallop5k.org. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

First Fridays Jazz with Pappas and Racine.

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First Fridays Jazz series continues with Mark Pappas (keyboard) and Ingrid Racine (tumpet/voice) playing straight ahead jazz.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-221-3961 [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Silks and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Designed 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! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial 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! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese, with bread and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Halloween Props": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make an evil doll that cackles while its head spins. Participants take home the doll and its parts, but not the microcontroller for the motor and speaker. (Microcontrollers cost $10-$25.)
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"World Famous Trivia Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For adults. Prizes.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Annual Barn Dance: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Square dancing to live bluegrass, country, and vintage pop by the local Picks & Sticks Stringband. Cider and doughnuts available. Proceeds used to preserve the nearby Jarvis-Stone School and Dickerson Barn.
7-10 p.m., Three Cedars Farm, Six Mile Rd. just west of Curtis Rd. north off North Territorial. $5 donation (SAHS members, $3) at the door only. (248) 437-6651.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Randall Munroe: Literati Bookstore.

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This bestselling writer and creator of the popular webcomic xkcd is joined by local comics writer Jim Ottaviani to discuss How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, his new book of practical tips for an assortment of highly impractical tasks, from taking a selfie with a telescope to predicting the weather by analyzing Facebook photo pixels. Q&A. Signing.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $30 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "randall munroe"). 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"She Kills Monsters": EMU Theatre Department.

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Sept 6-8. EMU drama professor Pam Cardell directs EMU drama students in a revival of last spring's production of Qui Nguyen's 2011 comedy about a still grieving high school teacher who, after finding her dead sister's Dungeons and Dragons playbook years after her death, belatedly enters her sister's fantasy world filled with 90s pop culture. "The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable," says a New York Times review. "It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids under 12, $7) in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 7:10 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.


 7:10 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]


 7:20 p.m. 

"Cold Case Hammerskjöld": State Theatre.

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(Mads Brügger, 2019). Documentary about the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, whose plane mysteriously crashed in 1961.
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. 

Bryan McCree: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 6 & 7. This Flint native is a veteran stand-up comic known for his unusual combination of an easygoing persona and a wildly extremist comic mind. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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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.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Welcome Shabbat: Temple Beth Emeth.

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TBE invites families that are new to the area, those who have been around and are considering joining a congregation, and returning members to: Welcome Shabbat on Friday September 6, 2019.
Learn about our new "Try It" program offering a reduced-rate membership opportunity through 9/30/19.
5:45PM Tot Shabbat Welcome service
6:15PM Tot Shabbat dinner (targeted at families with children under 5 ($5 donation per person requested)
7:30PM Welcome Shabbat, followed by Oneg in the Social Hall.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard St. Free. candacebulkley@gmail.com www.templebethemeth.org [map]


 8 p.m. 

PD9: Rancho Tranquilico.

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Veteran drummer RJ Spangler and trombonist-vocalist Tbone Paxton lead this large Detroit band, a side project of their self-styled "space-age swing band" Planet D Nonet, in renditions of works by avant-garde jazz icon Sun Ra.
8 p.m., Rancho Tranquilico barn, 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Parking is in neighboring Ruhlig's Farm driveway. $5-$10 suggested donation. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Rough & Tumble: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This self-described "dumpster folk, thrift store Americana" duo of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler has no fixed address, getting musical inspiration from touring across the country in a 16-foot RV. Their 2018 album, We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn't Know, earned comparisons to Nickel Creek and Josh Ritter. They have a new album, Howl at the Moon.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Second City: The Ark.

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Sept. 6 & 7. One of the longest-running comedy improv groups in the country, Chicago's popular Second City troupe lampoons contemporary political, cultural, and social events in an evening of short sketches.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $36 (students with ID, $26) in advance at MUTO Underground (at the Michigan League) and theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"A Tribute to Roger Chard and Maurita Holland": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Musical tribute to this well-known duo of baritone Chard (a retired local attorney) and pianist Holland (a U-M information sciences professor emerita), longtime KCH supporters who perform at KCH tonight for the first time in a decade. With flutist Penny Fischer, pianist Paul Fine, and members of the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra. Program includes works by Mozart, William Bolcom, Jerome Kern, and Cole Porter. Reception follows.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$50 in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/kerrytown-concert-house. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local groups, including Pointless's resident company the League of Pointless Improvisers. The Sept. 13, 20, & 27 shows feature sets by This Is a Quiz.
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]


 8:15 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor singer, debuts at Ypsi's Bona Sera Restaurant: Bona Sera Restaurant.

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DEBUT ENGAGEMENT ~ K Michael Joseph will bring his Top10 Radio Indie Alliance playlist to BONA SERA this Friday.
Featured on over 50 independent radio stations from Europe to South Africa; Canada to Mexico -- Michael's songs have earned over 95,000 plays on Spotify in the past six months!
Come See Why!
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A solo artist, Michael, has been invited to debut his lyrical love songs to Bona Sera Restaurant audiences.
Included in his set are songs from his newly released CD 'Siren' as well as his first CD 'Compel Me' including acclaimed single releases The Spell and Compel Me; each of which rose to Top 10 status among the global-membership of Radio Indie Alliance.
Michael is a recognized artist in radio's air time markets that include Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC; Plus Italy, Netherlands, the UK and many other around-the-world radio markets.
His verified Spotify plays number over 95,000; with over 4,000 Spotify fans worldwide
Bona Sera Restaurant, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 218-3313. michaelJ@kmichaeljoseph.com www.kmichaeljoseph.com [map]



 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9:35 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Colin Simpson

Local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Trembling Earth

Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band, Openers: Deadicated, a Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle, and Scotty Karate, a one-man postpunk honky-tonk rock 'n' roll band from Chelsea whose Get It in the Teepee won acclaim one critic for its "intricately written songs and lyrics [that] pour from the heart with poetic sarcasm and leave a delicious aftertaste." $6-$9. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Don Hicks & Friends

An evening of stories and music hosted local trumpeter (and Blue Llama owner) Hicks. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Kevin Eubanks & Friends

Mainstream jazz by an ensemble led by Eubanks, a composer- guitarist with a relaxed, nuanced style whose best known from his 18-year stint as music director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. $85-$95 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "The Collective."

Pop-up gallery with works by local and regional artists, along with live music TBA. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett

Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Openers: Chris DuPont, a local singer-songwriter DuPont whose influences range from James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac to Brian Eno and Tom Waits, and Rin Tarsy,a local self-styled "soul-tinged Americana" singer- songwriter who cites Ingrid Michaelson, Rod Stewart, Adele, and Mastodon as her influences. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Bekah Greenman

Livonia singer-songwriter whose repertoire also includes jazz standards and pop covers. [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: Killer Flamingos Killer Flamingos

Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Everly Brothers, the Yardbirds, and Dylan to priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or" and The Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Elizabeth Royce

Rock, folk, blues, and country classics by this local torch singer and pianist who's currently the lead singer of the local neo-girl-group She-Bop. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With Jake Riley & the Social Workers, a local melodic rock 'n' roll quartet. Openers: Cat Lung, a local experimental art- rock band, and Crimson Eyed Orchestra, a Detroit-area old- school rock 'n' roll trio. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Otter River

Local outlaw & classic country sextet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French- Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Drivin' Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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