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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 8, 2019






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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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://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m. 

12th Annual Turner's Trot: U-M American Student Dental Association Chapter.

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5-km run/walk. Raffle. T-shirts for pre-registered participants. Prizes for 1st male & female finishers. Proceeds benefit the Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Turner was a U-M dental student.
9 a.m., Gallup Park, $25. Registration at raceentry.com/races/turners-trot/2018/register.


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29. 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.

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Sept. 8: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to help remove invasives from this rare remnant forest in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service.

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Sept. 14: Arbor Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Ashburnam off Kilburn Park Circle from Green Rd.) to remove invasive shrubs disrupting the wetland.

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Sept. 14: Oakwoods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.) to remove invasive buckthorn from this newly expanded park.

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Sept. 15: Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the intersection of Birchwood Dr. & Dhu Varren) to remove invasive shrubs from the park's border with Foxfire South Nature Area.

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Sept. 21: Cedar Bend Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive shrubs from this 20-acre woodland.

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Sept. 22: Ruthven Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Pkwy. and Geddes) to remove invasive shrubs from the park's open oak woodlands and prairie.

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Sept. 22: Furstenberg Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to remove invasive honeysuckle to preserve native wildflowers such as goldenrod and white snakeroot.

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Sept. 28: Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance on Sunset near Wildt) to use handsaws and loppers to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle in honor of Public Lands Day.

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Sept. 29: Argo Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs blocking views of the Huron River.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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


 9:45-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Rally Day Brunch": Northside Community Church.

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Brunch and live music by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Nadim Azzam & friends.
9:45 a.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton. Free. 662-6351. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 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., noon, 2, & 4 p.m.  Free! 

Public Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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


 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Laser Regatta": U-M Sailing Club.

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Club members and others race their small, nimble Laser dinghies. No alcohol or pets.
10:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., Dexter. Free to race or watch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 426-0920. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.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. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.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. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, with artist demos noon-3 p.m. on under-glazing pottery (Sept. 15) and a fused glass window hanger (Sept. 22). Also, a U-M Museum of Natural History booth on Sept. 15.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m. & noon 

"Doggy Dip": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 7 & 8. All dogs invited to swim in the pool (limit 2 dogs per human).
10 a.m. (under 35 lbs., Sat. only), 11 a.m. (35-59 lbs.), & noon (60 lbs. & up), Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5 per dog; $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashteanw.org. 971-6337, ext. 319. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Service: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat., & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11 a.m. (Wed.) & 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"34th Annual Fiesta de España: Paella Throwdown": Zingerman's Deli.

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Sept. 8, 15, & 22. Zingerman's Deli chef Rodger Bowser demonstrates how to prepare 3 versions of this popular Valencian dish: chicken/chorizo, seafood, and vegetarian. Also, a dessert table with torta de Santiago (Galician almond cake), chocolate miguelitos (cream-filled pastry), and tiger nut horchata.
Noon-2 p.m. (paella sale begins 11 a.m.), Zingerman's patio, 422 Detroit St. Free. 663-3400. [map]


 1, 4:30, 7. & 9:20 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]


 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

46th Anniversary Jamboree: Dawn Farm.

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Bounce houses, hayrides, pony rides, farm tours, face painting, clowns, farm animals, carnival games, a youth pie bake-off for kids age 16 & under (preregistration required at dawnfarm.org/event/dawn-farm-jamboree) and other activities. Also, live music by Detroit Motown band Diversity, led by vocalist-guitarist Michael Nelson. Silent auction and a sale of gifts. Food available. Proceeds benefit Dawn Farm.
1-6 p.m., Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free admission. dawnfarm.org, 485-8725. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Sun., beginning Sept. 8. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of an 1870s grist mill, still fully operational.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthogs (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feeding (3 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 1-3:30 p.m. 

"Monarch Migration Festival": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Different location. All invited to watch the release of tagged monarch butterflies. Also, games and other activities to learn about their life cycle and the LSNC's role as a way station for migrating monarchs. Face painting.
1-3:30 p.m. Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. $5. Preregistration required. 997-1553. [map]


 1-1:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Musical Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Musicians from Arbor Winds perform a musical version of the picture book One Hen about a Ghanaian boy with a big idea, as well as a portion of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. For kids in grades preK-3.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Picnic at the Conservancy Farm": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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Family-oriented potluck; bring a dish to pass. SMLC provides meat & drinks. Also, tours of the Conservancy Farm.
1-4:30 p.m., Conservancy Farm, 8383 Vreeland Rd., Superior Twp. Free. 484-6565. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Preserving the Harvest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local food blogger Cynthia Hodges presents a lecture-demo on how to can and preserve the bounty of your vegetable garden.
1-3 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30, 4, 6:30, & 9 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]


 1:45, 4, & 8 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.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2, 5:30, & 8:15 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.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Memory Cafe Loss Meet Up": Collaborative event recommended by the Alzheimer's Association.

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This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support and enjoy a positive experience. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806
Joe's Memory Arts Cafe, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 2-4 p.m. 

"Chess for All Ages": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess. A tournament-winning player is on hand to assist. Bring your own board, if you have one (some provided).
2-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn to Knit!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local knitting instructor Carol Ullmann demonstrates knit and purl stitches, as well as how to cast on and bind off. Materials provided.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"What Would Ben Franklin Say? Just Ask": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Presentation by Franklin reenactor Bob Stark. Q&A.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450, salinehistory.org/contact. [map]


 2:15 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.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Aug. 25 & Sept. 22. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Rome Through the Eyes of Its Emperors": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of the museum's Roman exhibits.
3-4 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafternoon": Argus Farm Stop.

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All invited to work on their needle arts projects, learn a new skill, or bring items to repair. Mending kits and darning supplies provided.
4-6 p.m., Argus, 1200 Packard (this location only). Free. 997-5448. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

"Pilar's Stands with Immigrants and Refugees": Pilar's Foundation.

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Dinner by Pilar's Tamales, a piñata for kids, and live music by Detroit soul & electronica singer Vespre and Ferndale singer-songwriter George Montrelle. Also, a silent auction, a raffle, and a flower arranging craft. Proceeds benefit Washtenaw County organizations that provide services to migrants and refugees.
4-7 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 2712 W. Liberty. Tickets $45 (kids age 11 & under, $12) in advance at Pilar's Tamales (2261 W. Liberty). 829-9978. [map]


 4:10 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]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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



 4:45 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.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bird Walk: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a walk through the Mary Beth Doyle Park's diverse habitats, beginning with the pond (be prepared for mud) to look for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, and concluding with the wooded areas to search for migrating songbirds. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
5-6:30 p.m., Mary Beth Doyle Park, 3500 Birch Hollow Dr. (meet at the parking lot). Free. 794-6627. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"A Fall Evening": Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Fundraiser.

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Hors d'oeuvres catered by the Moveable Feast, bourbon tastings led by The Last Word bartenders, a live auction, drawings for 4-course dinners at Dessous and Blue LLama, and live jazz by local guitarist Hal Davis. Preceded at 4 p.m. by activities for those with benefactor tickets ($250).
5-8 p.m., Foster residence, 900 Country Club Rd. $150 in advance at A2Tix.com/events/a-fall-evening-2019. 975-0933. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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


 5:45 p.m. 

"The Farewell": State Theatre.

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(Lulu Wang, 2019). Awkwafina stars in this dramatic comedy about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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


 6 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]


 6:40 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]


 7-10 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. 

Snarky Puppy: University Musical Society.

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This 19-member Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based jazz collective has garnered praise from musicians such as Pat Metheny and Prince. They play a mix of funk, jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B that won 2016 & 2017 Grammys for "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album," and their recent Immigrance takes a mellower approach than earlier albums. An Atwood Magazine critic praises "the intricacy of [their] sonic forms, the ease with which they build on one another's ideas in improv sections, and their willingness to keep things on a low simmer until it's absolutely time to erupt."
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $17-$61 (students, $12-$20) in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Sept. 8 & 22. 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 Sept. 15, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Sonny Landreth: The Ark.

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Veteran singer-songwriter and slide guitar virtuoso from Louisiana whom Eric Clapton calls "the most underestimated musician on the planet." The first white member of the late zydeco king Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band, Landreth has played with everyone from John Hiatt and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to John Mayall and Junior Wells. His songs--whose music blends Cajun, swamp rock, and Mississippi roadhouse blues and whose lyrical sensibility draws inspiration equally from William Faulkner and Robert Johnson--are rooted in a feeling for the sights, sounds, and flavors of life in southwest Louisiana. "He uses both hands to coax, pound, and stroke sounds out of his guitar that don't seem possible until you see it," says Bob Gottlieb in his Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange review of Landreth's 2005 live CD, Grant Street.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 9:10 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

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

Old Town: Matt Jones & the Reconstruction

Local band led by Jones, a popular pop-folk singer-songwriter whose latest CD, Half Poison, Half Pure, is a collection of well- crafted, emotionally penetrating songs about dark times. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by different guests each week. Tonight: trombonist Chris Smith. . [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

With a hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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