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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
During this annual series of events, Washtenaw County as a Welcoming Community become part of a global movement to recognize the economic, social and cultural advantage of welcoming all people, regardless of origin of birth.
By participating in Welcoming Week, the following businesses recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes everyone stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
Please patronize these Welcoming Week businesses by downloading your own "I'm A Welcomer" packet and showing it to the staff!
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, 2245 South State Street, Ste 200. Free. 9895339357. email@example.com [map]
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]
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]
Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
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.
Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.
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.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]
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]
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. email@example.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]
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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
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]
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]
Free family-friendly activities including kids' crafts and games, a live birds of prey demonstration, a nature walk, educational programs on wildlife, river-themed exhibitors, cider and donuts, music and more. Paddle trips on the Huron River in Ypsilanti-equipment and transportation provided are $10 for a single kayak; $15 for a two-person kayak. Walk up registration only. Limited number of kayaks available first come, first served.
Riverside Park (north end), 2 E Cross Street, Ypsilanti. Free. (313) 910-3890. email@example.com https:
A popular annual tour of buildings in Ann Arbor's historic Old West Side, an area originally settled by German immigrants and rich in circa-1900 Midwestern architecture. The neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. This year's tour features 6 homes and 1 business that showcase creative updates of older homes, newer structures designed to be compatible with historic surroundings, and effective uses of small spaces. Visitors are asked to remove shoes before entering homes. No cameras, backpacks, or children age 11 & under.
Noon-5 p.m. Tickets & maps $10 (seniors age 65 & older, $8) in advance at Washtenaw Dairy, Argus Farm Stop, Downtown Home & Garden, Jefferson Market, and Nicola's Books; $12 (seniors, $8) on the day of the tour at The Ann Arbor Community of Christ Church (520 W. Jefferson). 945-0229. [map]
This condensed childbirth education class meets on Sunday afternoon, September 22nd, from 12-6:30pm. Great for busy schedules, this one and done class covers all the important topics you need to prepare yourself for labor, delivery, and the early postpartum period. The class meets at Align Chiropractic at 2464 E. Stadium. There will be a 30 minute break around 3pm to grab a coffee or snack.
Cost of the class includes mom and partner.
NEW: We believe strongly in supporting families both before and after birth. Attendance at any of our childbirth preparation classes now includes a coupon for 30% off any Moms Group. You will receive the coupon in class.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $220. 734-221-0158. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
A nature walk, kids crafts and games, educational programs on wildlife, river-themed exhibits, music, a live birds of prey demo, and more. Cider & donuts. Kayak rentals available.
Noon-3 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free. (313) 910-3890.
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]
Sept. 21 & 22. Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept. 21) & noon-4 p.m. (Sept. 22), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]
Screening of films in conjunction with the current exhibit of Inuit art. "Kinngait: Riding Light into the World" (12:40 p.m.) is Annette Mangaard's 2010 documentary about how an isolated Inuit community created a multimillion dollar art co-op. "Maligutit (Searchers)" (3:15 p.m.) is Zacharias Kunuk and Nata Ungalaaq's 2016 Inuit retelling of the 1956 Western The Searchers, in which a man undertakes a perilous mission across the tundra in search of his kidnapped wife and daughter. With a score by throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
12:40 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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.
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]
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New location. Talk by WMU archivist Sharon Carlson. Followed by "Local Archive Opportunities," a talk by club members TBA.
1:30 p.m., Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. 483-2799. [map]
REMEMBERING WHOLENESS | DARSHAN WITH THE MOTHER
Dates: 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Registration: No registration needed, this is an open session
Please be on time, seated by 2 PM; latecomers will be asked to wait together in the outer hall and come in together at 2:20.
Darshan is an event in consciousness-an interaction between the human and the divine, which focuses and draws up the consciousness of the human. The Mother takes each person's hands and looks into his/her eyes. Many people are deeply moved because she mirrors back to each his/her own divinity, the Divine Mother in each of our hearts.
Facilitators: Barbara Brodsky who channels The Mother
Cost: Offered as dana (donation)
More info: https:
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, deepspring.org, 6655 Jackson Rd., Unit 565. Donation. 7344775848. email@example.com deepspring.org [map]
Family-friendly event with tours of the farmhouse & buildings, historic photo & artifact displays, and info about the Pittsfield Historical Society's ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the historic 1832 Sutherland-Wilson farmstead. Also, a petting farm, hayrides, face painting, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch ($2-$6 per pumpkin), and performances by the popular teen folk ensemble Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (2:15-3 p.m.) and the Garden City Silver Strings Dulcimer Society (4-5 p.m.). Sale of hot dogs, baked goods, and rocking horses, bird feeders, chairs, & other handmade crafts to benefit the Pittsfield Historical Society.
2-5 p.m., Sutherland Wilson Farm Museum, 797 W. Textile Rd., Pittsfield Twp. $5 (youth ages 3-15, $3; kids age 2 & under, free). Free trolley to festival available at Harvest Elementary (1155 Campus Pkwy.). 822-2120. [map]
An accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, this veteran local pianist performs a program highlighted by Beethoven's dramatic Sonata no. 17 (Tempest) and Schubert's technically demanding Wanderer Fantasy, which inspired Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor. The program also includes a wry, enigmatic work by the late 19th- and early 20th-century avant-garde Parisian composer Erik Satie and crystalline, delicate music by 20th-century Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.
2 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. Donation. 665-7346. [map]
All invited to this popular annual afternoon of entertainment, cultural activities, and information about Jewish life in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The event's title derives from the Rosh Hashanah custom of dipping an apple in honey and saying a prayer for a sweet new year. Outside, under a huge tent, displays from local and national Jewish organizations, a sale of Judaica gift items, and food from various local Jewish organizations. Also, apple and honey tastings. Children's activities.
2-5 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (families, $10). Reservations requested. 971-0990. [map]
Docent-led tour of museum highlights, with many parts repeated in French.
2 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 13. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of NYC playwright Joshua Harmon's 2018 satire about a progressive white couple whose proud legacy of diversifying the mostly white boarding school at which they work is challenged when their high-achieving son doesn't get in to Yale, while his quarter-black best friend, with worse grades, does. An exploration of the hypocrisy of liberals who want to promote diversity without giving up any power or privilege, the play is praised by a New York Times critic as "an extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire-of the left, by the left, for the left-for today." Cast: Joe Bailey, Sarah Burcon, Diane Hill, Jeremy Kucharek, and Cynthia Szczesny.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
Lansing artist Regina Pericini shows all grade 6-adult how to carve stamps for block printing on fabric. Participants then choose a design to stamp on a tote bag or tea towel.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Preregistration required; space limited to 30. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 13. This local professional theater company performs Jeanine Tesori and (Ann Arbor native) Lisa Kron's 2013 Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel's poignant graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home, the discovery of her sexuality, and her relationship with her closeted gay father. The music "has the interrogative restlessness of thought in pursuit of certainty, and the ambivalent mix of anger and affection that pervades our relationships with our nearest and dearest," says New York Times critic Ben Brantley. "There's a delicate dissonance in the multiple-part songs, which are all the more affecting for their implicit yearning for harmony."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
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. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Naturalist Ron Gamble leads a hike to look for wildflowers.
2-4 p.m., Northfield Woods Preserve, E. Northfield Church Rd. just north of Joy Rd., Dexter. Free. 971-6337.
WCDP is holding a dinner at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse in September. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 22nd, 3-5pm. You'll get to hear Robin Stephens' award-winning band, Soultivity (as heard in the Ypsi 4th of July parade) and enjoy a gourmet chicken or vegetarian entrée-bring a side dish to pass. A family-friendly event, the purpose is to bring people from across Washtenaw County together over food and music to build community.
- Cost: $15* entry fee with reservation ($20* at the door, children under 12 free)
Get your reserved tickets here: https:
- Please bring a side dish or dessert to share- main dish included
- Parking is available on site, but space is limited. Carpool if possible! Follow posted signs to the main building.
The Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Market Place, Ypsilanti. Donation. $15, $20 at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Aug. 30: Oakland.11 a.m.
Aug. 30: Northern Arizona. 7 p.m.
Aug. 31: Tennessee Tech. 2 p.m.
Sept. 13: Navy. 7 p.m.
Sept. 15: EMU. 1 p.m.
Sept. 22: Notre Dame. 3 p.m.
Sept. 29: Ohio State. 1 p.m.
Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247.
This EMU piano professor emeritus performs Bartók's Piano Sonata, Copland's Piano Variations, and Haydn's Sonatas in E minor and G Major. His son, violinist Nuvi Mehta, performs J.S. Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Local chefs lead teams of community leaders in a cooking competition. Attendees get to taste their fare and choose a winner. Cocktails, raffle, & live auction.
4-7 p.m., The Valley at Frutig Farms, 7650 Scio Church Rd. $200. Reservations required at csswashtenaw.org
Dinner with locally produced fruit and vegetables, meat, wine, and beer prepared by local chefs. With live music by veteran local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Young. MC is Three Men and a Tenor member Chuck Colby.
4-7 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $50 in advance only at eventbrite.com (search for "5 Healthy Towns"). email@example.com. [map]
(Frank Darabont, 1994). 25th anniversary screening of this grim, ultimately uplifting parable, set in a Maine prison, about the struggle to retain human dignity amid almost intolerable hardship. Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
Sept. campfire canceled. All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
This local ensemble performs Michael Haydn's Divertimento in C Major, J.N. Hummel's Piano Trio in G Major, and George Onslow's String Quintet no. 20 in D Minor. With violinist & violist Ian Cumming, violinist Nathan Peters, violist David Schultz, cellist Sara Cumming, and bassist Jed Fritzemeier.
7 p.m., private residence, 666 Washington St., Chelsea. Free. Reservations requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 433-1622. [map]
Broadcast of Belgian-born director Ivo van Hove's image-obsessed 2019 stage adaptation, for the National Theatre (London), of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's multi-Oscar-winning drama about an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. Gillian Anderson stars in the role made iconic by Bette Davis. "Even if it is hard to accept Anderson as a fading beauty, she invests Margo with a slow drawl and a pensive awareness of her own dispensability: she's less of a testy termagant than Bette Davis but more vulnerable in the style of Tennessee Williams's Blanche Dubois," writes a Guardian(U.K.) critic.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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
Sept. 22 & 29 and Oct. 6. This new local theater company performs a stage adaptation of veteran poet Frederick Glaysher's 2012 epic poem, which is set partially on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, summons the ancient and modern poets of all nations to fashion a new vision of universal life. A combination poetry reading, protest play, and performance art piece, the show emphasizes the transformative nature of poetry and art. Actors perform multiple roles, including Don Quixote, Merlin, Jane Austen, the late Detroit poet Robert Hayden, Tolstoy, Job, and others. Cast: Dennis Kleinsmith, Krystle Dellihue, Alexander Sloan, Marley Boone, and Patrick Grimes.
7 p.m., Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $22 (students, $15) in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. 248-453-4220. [map]
Portland (OR)-based pop-folk singer-songwriter who grew up in New England. "Chris Pureka's gritty tunes are charged with charm, toe-tapping poetry, and a sexy dose of wit," says singer-songwriter Alix Olson. Back in the Ring is her new break-up album "that evokes strong visions of conflict and darkness," says a New Noise review. Opener: Nashville folk-Americana duo The Harmaleighs.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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]
Vicky Jones directs the National Theatre (London) live broadcast of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's vicious, clever one-woman show that inspired the hugely popular BBC comedy of the same name, about a complicated nameless woman who attempts to navigate London life in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. The New Yorker calls the show a "precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting tale about one single woman's existence."
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at michtheater.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
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.
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: Midwest Territory Band
Local acoustic trio led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing. With bassist Serge van der Voo and percussionist Jim Carey.
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: saxophonist Tim Haldeman. .
Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"
Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"
With a hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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