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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 29, 2019






 
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 9 a.m. 

Fall Golf Scramble: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Each golfer hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their threesome. Open to all; no handicaps.
9 a.m. shotgun start, Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $165 per team (includes greens fee, continental breakfast, lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]


 9 a.m.-2 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]


 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]


 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 a.m.-noon 

"Moraine and Fen Discovery": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Guided hike on one of the park's lesser-used trails to learn about moraines (rock debris left after the glaciers receded) and fens (wetlands).
10 a.m.-noon., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Free College Day: Fall 2019": Washtenaw Community College.

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Twice a year, Washtenaw Community College opens its doors for Free College Day. This is our chance to share with the community all the exciting educational and life changing opportunities our students experience on campus every day.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800. Free. (734) 677-5295. snferraro@wccnet.edu http://www.wccnet.edu/activities/free-college-day/ [map]



 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps available ($1). Food available.
6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $10 (kids ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). Blastcornmaze.com. [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]


 11:15 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]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Leader/Collector Training: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Want to take your volunteering with Huron River Watershed Council to the next level? Become a sample collector for our next River Roundup, if you're already a collector take it to the next level sign up for Leadership Training.
Our trained volunteer leaders and collectors are what make our River Roundups great! If you have already experienced a River Roundup, you should consider training to be a team Leader/Collector. The 4hr training consists of three parts:
Leader Training: The first hour we will discuss the river system, hydrology, and general HRWC information.
Bug Show: Learn about all the bugs… where they live, what they eat and how healthy the ecosystem is depending on what insects we find.
Collector Training: We will carpool to a nearby site and practice collection techniques in the stream to thoroughly search for bugs in all kinds of habitats.
Qualifications: You only need to have experienced a Roundup or Stonefly Search before becoming a Leader/Collector.
HRWC Office, New Center Second Floor, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. jfrenzel@hrwc.org https://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/adopt-a-stream-leader-and-collector-training/ [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 & 6. Screening of the 2019 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world. Followed by voting for a favorite.
Noon (Sept. 29 & Oct. 6) & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 2), Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free; tickets (required) in advance only at SDL (555 N. Maple, Saline). 429-5450. [map]


 Noon-6 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]


 12:55 p.m. 

"The Secret World of Arrietty": Fathom Events.

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(Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2012). Studio Ghibli anime based on Mary Norton's classic 1952 children's novel The Borrowers, about a family of tiny people living in the recesses of a human home. Dubbed (Sept. 29) & subtitled (Sept. 30). 12:55 p.m. (Sept. 29) & 7 p.m. (Sept. 30).
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-5 p.m. 

"Yoga Therapy for Anxiety": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Half day deeply relaxing urban retreat.
Total beginners are most welcome.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $125. EmaStefanova@cs.com http://www.YogaAndMeditation.com [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! 

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.


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Aug. 25 & Sept. 29. All grades 3-adult invited to make button pins. Materials provided, or bring your own image from a magazine, book, or drawing (must be either 1.25 or 2.25 inches).
Noon-1:30 p.m. (Aug. 25) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Sept. 29), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The ABCs of DNA and Genealogy": Ypsilanti District Library.

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What can DNA testing tell you? What tests should I take? What does it all mean? DNA testing can be a powerful tool to wield in your genealogy toolkit. Join genealogist Jessica Trotter as she offers this beginner's overview on tests, testing companies, and how you can use your results. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]


 2 p.m. 

Warren & Flick: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Original bluegrass-classical works and a few covers by this acoustic string duo of U-M students Jacob Warren (double bass) and Grant Flick (violin, tenor guitar, and mandolin).
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]
 


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Copies and Invention in East Asia": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that explores copying as an act of imaginative interpretation and includes burial goods meant to conjure a world for the deceased, Buddhist sculptures produced in multiples to amplify religious experience, contemporary works that address multiplicity and duplication, and more.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of the 2019 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world. Followed by voting for a favorite.
2 p.m. (Sept. 29 & Oct. 6) & 6 p.m. (Oct. 2), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Paper Plate Ocean Creatures": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for preschool-aged kids.
AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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 $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton": The Arcadia Mixture Sherlock Holmes Club.

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All invited to discuss the Arthur Conan Doyle story in which Holmes and Watson are hired by a debutante to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmailer. Also, a quiz. This is the club's 45th anniversary.
2 p.m., Classic Cup Café, 4389 Jackson. Free (buy your own food). rpl@umich.edu. [map]


 2 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]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Who Needs Adaptations?": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members show some live animals and discuss the ways they are adapted to their environments.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Preregistration requested. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2:40, 5:30, & 8:15 p.m. 

"IT Chapter Two": State Theatre.

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(Andy Muschetti, 2019). Horror sequel set 27 years after the original, where a group of misfit kids battle a killer supernatural clown.
Various times, 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]


 2:50, 6, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Ad Astra": State Theatre.

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(James Gray, 2019). Adventure film about a space explorer on a mission to recover his missing father's prior expedition. Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3, 5:45, & 8:20 p.m. 

"Judy": Michigan Theater.

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(Rupert Goold, 2019). Biopic starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland 30 years after The Wizard of Oz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America Michaelmas Festival.

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All invited for a group reading of an excerpt from chapter 1 of May Human Beings Hear It!, Russian anthroposophist Sergei O. Prokofieff's 2004 book about Rudolf Steiner's 1923 Christmas Conference. Also, veteran eurythmist Claudia Fontana leads participants in eurythmy, a style of interpretive dance created by Steiner. Cider & donuts.
3-5 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free; donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Dec. 8 & 22. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Phase IV of the Living Oral History Project": Ann Arbor District Library/African-American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.

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Premiere showing of this ongoing oral history project of filmed interviews with 5 local African Americans: Walter Blackwell, Gerald Edwards, Henrietta Edwards, Hortense Howard, and Audrey Monagan. Also, a chance to talk with the interviewees. Refreshments.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:20, 6:05, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Downton Abbey": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Michael Engler's 2019 film adaptation of the hugely popular PBS series about the the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
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]


 3:30-5 p.m. 

"Balancing Work and Motherhood": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Sometimes called the "fifth trimester" the transition back to work brings many new challenges for mom. Balancing work, family, and relationships can be tricky! Join us for this facilitated workshop where we discuss the challenges of working outside of the home, and provide tips for keeping your sanity. Meet other moms in similar situations and learn their go-to strategies. Snacks provided!
You are welcome to come with or without baby-we will have age appropriate toys available.
Great for those who have attended and aged out of our weekday moms group, or for any mom coping with the transition back to work.
September Topic: Balancing the roles of employee, partner, and mother. How can you reduce the "mom guilt" and feel good about all of your many roles? Share your own tips for balancing work and parenting?
A2B2 Headquarters, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $15. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 3:30, 6:15, & 9 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": State Theater.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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]


 4:30 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]



 4:30 & 8 p.m.  Free! 

59th U-M Organ Conference.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (various locations). Annual festival. Today: Grand Rapids organist Julia Brown performs works by Buxtehude, Müthel, and Bach (4:30 p.m.). U-M organ professor Kola Owolabi performs a program titled "Bach's Circle: Musical Influences and Missed Connections" (8 p.m.).
4:30 & 8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

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Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Sept. 15 & 29 and Oct. 13. Dinner prepared by local chefs and served in the hoophouse. The program begins with appetizers, cocktails, and live music by local pop-folk singer-songwriter Matt Jones, Frontier Ruckus banjoist Davy Jones, and others.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $125 in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/growing-hope. 786-8401. [map]


 5 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]


 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 & 9 p.m. 

"Brittany Runs a Marathon": State Theatre.

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(Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019). Comedy about a woman who takes control of her life by training for a marathon.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. 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]


 6:10 & 8:25 p.m. 

"Aquarela": State Theatre.

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(Victor Kossakovsky, 2019). Documentary exploring the beautiful and destructive aspects of water.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Sept. 29 & 30 and Oct. 8 & 9. A secular Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m.) observance celebrating the Jewish New Year, with readings, meditation, and music. Also, apples & honey, challah & honey cake, coffee & wine. Child care provided. All invited. Also, a free (reservations required) Tashlich Observance (Sept. 30, 4 p.m., Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller) features a secular ceremony celebrating the Jewish New Year with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Followed by coffee & pastries. Also, Kol Nidre (Oct. 8, 7 p.m.) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) observances and a free Break the Fast potluck (Oct. 9, 6 p.m.; bring a non-meat dish to share; you need not have fasted to come), all held at the JCC.
7-9 p.m., JCC (except as noted), 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance, $50 (students, $25; family, $100) for all 3 observances. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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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]


 7:30 p.m. 

The Shootouts: The Ark.

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Akron-based country, Americana, and Western swing quintet. No Depression calls their debut album, Quick Draw, "a rollicking romp through the past half-century of guitar music that combines playfulness, wistfulness, and the swagger of a band that could easily melt your face if they chose to do so." Photo: Aimee Lambes.
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]



 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. This month the focus is on the mid- 20th-century composer-saxophonist/clarinetist Oliver Nelson. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Meg Brennan Flute Quartet

Local classical ensemble led by flutist Brennan. Followed by a jam session. [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: Jaime Marvin

Columbiaville (MI) pop-folk singer-songwriter. [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: vocalist Heather Schwartz. . [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

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

 
 


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