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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 27, 2019






 
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 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Semiannual Rummage Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Household items, furniture, clothing, and more. Donations accepted during office hours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) from Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. to Sept. 25 at noon.
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.) & 8:30 a.m.-noon (Sat.), Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]


 9 a.m. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time
Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm * your ONE hour begins when you arrive*
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [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.-6 p.m. 

"Fabric By The Pound Sale": SCRAP Box.

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Join us every fourth weekend of the month for a select Fabric by-the-pound sale! $2 per pound for all kinds of choice material. New fabric will be added each month and each day of the sale!
Sale runs Friday through Sunday 10am-6pm.
Join us and get your SCRAP fabric crafting on!
SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free admission. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Memoir Writing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Participants will learn how to tell the stories of their lives and those of their ancestors. We will meet weekly, and each participant should be prepared to read a story they have written (including the first class).
Instructor Jan Price calls herself a "very amateur memoirist" who has written her story after being motivated by an OLLI class.
This study group for those 50 and over will meet for two hours on Fridays from September 27 through December 13(except on November 29).
Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence Blvd. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 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]


 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 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

"Matinee Movies": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Sept. 20: On the Basis of Sex, Mimi Leder's 2018 biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sept. 27: Vice, Adam McKay's comic 2018 Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale.

Oct. 18: Isn't It Romantic, Todd Strauss-Schulson's 2019 rom-com fantasy starring Rebel Wilson as a jaded woman trapped in a romantic comedy.

Oct. 25: The Mule, Clint Eastwood's 2018 thriller about a 90-year-old veteran who becomes a drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

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10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $1. 429-9274. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Tri-County Sportsmen Challenge (IDPA) Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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Sept. 27-29. Tournaments with squads of shooters competing against each other in this simulated self-defense scenario that involves shooting around barricades at targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept. 27 & 28) & noon-6 p.m. (Sept. 29), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $95 in advance at tcslidpa.org. 429-9561. [map]


 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.


 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  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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Lethal Lunch Book Club": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to discuss murder mysteries. Bring a lunch; dessert (to die for) provided. Sept. 27: Still Life, the 1st in Louise Penny's popular series about the small Quebec village of Three Pines and its chief inspector, who this time investigates the death of a woman in a remote forest. Oct. 25: The Alienist, Caleb Carr's 1994 novel, set in 1896 New York, about a reporter and psychologist who try to profile a murderer based on the details of his gruesome crimes.
1 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3-9 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Sept. 27-29. Sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear. Note: Times & admission tentative.
3-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 admission on Fri. ($3 after 5 p.m.; free admission passes available in advance for Fri. 5-9 p.m. at jbfannarborfall19.eventbrite.com); free admission on Sat. & Sun. (with many items half price on Sun.). 926-5568, 649-5353. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. beginning Sept. 12. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:15-4:45 p.m. 

"How Does a Single Protein Molecule Cause an Array of Diseases? The Story of the Magic Protein NLRP3": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In some cases, the malfunction of a signal molecule in our body causes diseases. Here the protein NLRP3 will be taken as an example. The course will first provide the basic background of molecular cell biology, such as the concepts of cell and its building blocks; then introduce NLRP3, its function in the normal condition and its relations with diseases, such as auto-inflammatory disorders, type 2 diabetes, gout, Alzheimer disease, etc.
The goal of this course is to bring science to the community and highlight the importance of basic biological research in medicine. Jie Xu, instructor, has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School since 2018. This Study Group will meet Fridays, 3:15-4:45 pm on September 27 - October 4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 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]


 4:45 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.-midnight 

Oktoberfest Block Party: Arbor Brewing Company.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Under 3 big street tents, an old-fashioned Oktoberfest with Arbor Brewing's own beers, along with bratwurst and other food, wine, and soft drinks. Live music TBA.
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & noon-midnight (Sat.), Washington between S. Ashley & S. Fourth Ave. (Access to the Fourth & Washington parking structure available off Main.) Free admission. 213-1393. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"After Hours Magic: The Gathering": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Food.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"24th Annual Gimme Shelter": Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County.

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Strolling dinner with beer & wine and a dessert buffet, along with a wine pull drawing and a silent auction. Entertainment TBA. A benefit for the local family-oriented homeless shelter, Alpha House.
6-9 p.m., EMU Student Center Grand Ballroom, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. $65. 822-0220. [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]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Static Trapeze: 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. 

"Date Night": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Sept. 15 & 27. Staffers offer taste samples of several domestic wines, with artisan cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments.
4-6 p.m. (Sept. 15) & 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sept. 27), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45/person. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Gong Paradise-Gong Bath": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Beautiful, hand-crafted and timeless, gongs for generations have offered a unique sound journey through their powerful yet subtle tones. The power of the gong in sound therapy is associated with many healing modalities. As we listen, it helps calm the mind and body, assists in the management of pain, and healing is promoted as we enter a more relaxed state of being.
Equally, a gong sound bath helps to cut through mental chatter. Through sympathetic resonance, the sound frequencies quickly bring the brain waves into alpha and theta states where meditation and deep relaxation are experienced. In this state of awareness, with intervals of silence, one is able to enjoy a more relaxed perspective, gain deep insights and healing, and increased creativity.
Gong bath is 75 minutes.
3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $28. victoria@veraposeyoga.com www.veraposeyoga.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Film and Discussion: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Bring your friends & enjoy a free film & group discussion. Concessions available.
Sept 27 - INNER WORLD, OUTER WORLDS
One vibratory field connects all thing - Akasha, Logos, primordial OM, music of the spheres, Higgs field, dark energy, a 1000 names throughout history. A link between all religions, inner worlds and outer worlds.
Oct 25 - SAMADHI - Maya, The Illusion of the Self, It's Not What You Think
Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word that points to the transcendent union that is at the root of all spirituality and self-inquiry.
Nov 22 - HEALING FIELD: Exploring Energy & Consciousness
Explores breakthroughs in the fields of energy medicine, quantum physics, DNA & genetics, & biochemistry of emotions.
Dec27 - LIVING MATRIX: The New Science of Healing
The documentary brings together academic & independent researchers, practitioners, & science journalists whose work reveals scientific evidence that energy & information fields, not genetics, control health and wellbeing.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

For King & Country: EMU Convocation Center.

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Critically acclaimed Christian pop duo of Australian brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone that American Songwriter Magazine calls "Australia's answer to Coldplay."
7 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. Tickets $49-$85 at emutix.com and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poetry by Ian Burnette and prose by Carl Lavigne.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Artificial Intelligence, Personalized Technology, and Mental Health": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M computer science professor Emily Mower Provost and U-M Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Program director Melvin McInnis discuss how AI and personalized technology are used in mental health.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Daniel Schmidt, 2012). Documentary examining the idea that dark energy is the phenomenon that links all religions throughout history. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Tim Cavanagh: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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A veteran Chicago comic who blends whimsically naive observations with merrily absurd song parodies, Cavanagh has been described as "Beaver Cleaver with a guitar and a wickedly funny point of view." Several of his songs have been major hits on the syndicated Dr. Demento radio show. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 & 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $16 reserved seating in advance & at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Fun Home": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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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]


 8 p.m. 

Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds: The Ark.

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Fiery fiddling singer-songwriter Zindle fronts this inventive local country-rock band, whose music mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop, using a diverse mix of instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, acoustic guitar, and percussion styles from around the world, as well as the old-fashioned drum kit. They have a forthcoming album.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music From: Jake Arthur: Unity Vibration.

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Jake Arthur is a singer-songwriter from central Massachusetts now located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has written for and played in numerous bands and pit orchestras throughout New England and the Midwest. His studio work includes a self-titled album with the Minneapolis folk-rock band Little Riddles and Rochester, NY band Saucy Jack. He is also a PhD student in music theory at the University of Michigan specializing in American popular music.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/495478197923317/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Admissions": Theatre Nova.

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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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Almost Baroque": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program of Baroque-inspired works, including Vaughan Williams' Toccata Marziale, Percy Grainger's Bell Piece with tenor Nicholas Music, David Maslanka's Traveler, Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with pianist Liz Ames, U-M composition professor Michael Daugherty's Bells for Stokowski, and contemporary English composer Anne Clyne's Masquerade, which conceals a Baroque drinking tune. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a discussion of the program with Ames, Daugherty, and Haithcock.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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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]


 8 p.m. 

"The Odd Couple": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6. Kristen Miller directs Neil Simon's vintage comedy about 2 men-one a fussy neatnik, the other a free-spirited slob-who find themselves living together after their wives throw them out. Within 2 weeks, the tension between fastidiousness and slovenliness builds to a perilous peak. This production casts the duo as 2 women on Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 & 6.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15. 971-2228. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jake Maltby

Local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Banfield's: Salmagundi Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Motown/Memphis soul tribute band. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Aguanko

Local Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble led by composer-percussionist Alberto Nacif. With percussionists Jose "Pepe" Espinosa and Javier Barrios, pianist Wesley Reynoso, bassist Pat Prouty, saxophonist and flutist Russell Miller, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, and trombonist Chris Smith. [venue info]

Circ Bar: Camila Ballario

Local classically trained pop singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of pop, folk, rock, jazz, and country. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: "Kid Humphries Presents."

With several hip-hop and electronic music acts, including Fevre, Toonz da Motorist, Jianetti, Vivid, and Dolan Facemaster. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: George Heritier

Oak Park acoustic Americana singer-songwriter who specializes in songs about living in Michigan. He has a recent CD, In My Element. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Sarah D'Angelo Trio

Ensemble led by the popular Detroit jazz vocalist D'Angelo. [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: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Live: Jive Colossus

Local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catalan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues dance music. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Mash: The Night Train

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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: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Wake Up Jamie

Ypsilanti acoustic indie pop-rock trio. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Medicine Men

This local quartet plays danceable 60s-80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rachel Garcia & Thu Tran

Soulful, swinging pop-folk by this California-based singer-songwriter duo. Opener: Annie Bacon, a recent transplant from San Francisco who's a veteran Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter with a new album Nothing Stays the Same. [venue info]

 
 


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