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Calendar of Events

Friday, October 4, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 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.-noon  Free! 

Health Fair: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Vendors and info from health-care organizations, senior living facilities, and athletic and fitness companies. Also, blood pressure checks. Light refreshments.
9 a.m.-noon, SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Condoleezza Rice: U-M Ford School Weiser Diplomacy Center.

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This former Secretary of State is joined by Ford School dean Michael Barr in a discussion of her career and perspectives.
U-M Ross Business School Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free, but preregistration required at shorturl.at/CMT06. 764-3490. [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. Malletts Creek & 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. Downtown.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

"Fall Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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Oct. 4-6: "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse" (Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018). Animation about spidermen from various dimensions.

Oct. 10-13: "A Dog's Journey" (Gail Mancuso, 2019). A dog finds the meaning of his own existence in the lives of the humans he meets.

Oct. 18-20: "The Grinch" (Yarrow Cheney & Scott Mosier, 2018). Animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's Christmas classic.

Oct. 25-27: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). Adventure-comedy about a ventriloquist's dummy come to life.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (GQT Rewards members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10:30-11:30 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. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Oct. 4 & 25. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. (Oct. 4) and 11 a.m. (Oct. 25), Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Hines Industries Manufacturing Day"

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Hines Industries designs and builds custom precision balancing machines and quality enhancement solutions using innovative technology.
A plant tour will be given showing the many departments that work together to produce a Hines balancing machine. These departments include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, controls engineering, assembly, painting, machining, sales, marketing, service, purchasing, accounting, scheduling and shipping.
Hines department heads will discuss their role in designing and manufacturing a balancing machine to showcase the many career opportunities available in a manufacturing environment.
Attendees will use a hand held balancing tool simulator and discover the different types of unbalance.
Depending on machine floor availability, attendees will be able to see a manual, semi-automatic and fully automated balancing machine in operation.
Please register at the following link: https://www.mfgday.com/events/2019/hines-industries-2
Hines Industries, 240 Metty Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor, Mi 48103. Free. 7347696622. cgibbons@hinesindustries.com https://www.hinesindustries.com/ [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Thurs. & Fri. through Oct. 18. 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]


 3:50, 7:10, & 9:50 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.


 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, 6:30, & 9:30 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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

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(Todd Phillips, 2019). Drama from the perspective of Batman's nemesis, caught between apathy and cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix.
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.


 4:15, 7:10, & 9:35 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]


 4:30, 7, & 9:45 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open House and Ribbon Cutting Celebration: Family Learning Institute.

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A ribbon cutting celebration and open house will be held at the new FLI Doris H. Sperling Learning Center. Please join Sperling family and friends, FLI staff and volunteers, loyal supporters and community leaders to celebrate and tour FLI's Doris H. Sperling Learning Center. The Family Learning Institute, co-founded 20 years ago by Ann Arbor educator and activist Doris Sperling, is a non-profit organization providing free tutoring to elementary school children in Washtenaw County. Following Sperling's vision, for 19 of those 20 years all tutoring took place at the South Industrial site. For the 2018-19 year, FLI partnered with the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti schools to offer its after-school services. While the off-site program has proved successful, the generosity of the Sperling Friends and Family now enables FLI to return to its original location. This newly reopened and refurbished site is the Sperling family's tribute to their mother, her vision and commitment to the community.
Family Learning Institute, 1954 South Industrial Highway, Suite D. Free. info@familylearninginstitute.org. info@familylearninginstitute.org www.familylearninginstitute.org [map]


 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
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.


 5-10 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]


 5-6 p.m. 

Youth Aerial (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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This all levels class is designed for active young people to explore the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will warm up and cool down together, then will split into two groups based on experience and ability level.
Beginning students will work with instructor Rachel to learn the basic poses and sequences on the aerial apparatus. Once they have the basics down, they will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, as well as sequencing poses into mini routines.
Intermediate students will be with instructor Sara, focusing on technique, form, and choreography while learning more complex sequences and developing their personal style.
PREREQ: Students new to the Aviary must have a parent or legal guardian present on their first day. The guardian does not have to stay for the duration of the lesson but must be present to meet the instructor on the first day. Youth aerial classes are offered in monthly sessions, please click link for info!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $70-$90. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ambient Thickness: Atmospheres of the Climate Emergency": U-M Romance Languages & Literatures Department.

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MLB RLL Commons Rm., 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-5344.
University of British Columbia anthropology professor Gastón Gordillo discusses contemporary experiences of climate change and how they're affected by class, race, gender, and cultural background.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"From the Soviet Gulag to Franco's Spain: Historical Fiction's Power for Global Dialogue": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by Tennessee novelist Ruta Sepetys, author of the 2014 bestseller Between Shades of Gray, based on survivor stories of Stalin's reign of terror in the Baltics. Followed at 7 p.m. by a screening of Ashes in the Snow, Marius Markevicius's 2018 film based on Sepetys' novel, set in 1941, about a 16-year-old aspiring artist who's deported to Siberia along with her family. English, Russian, & Lithuanian; subtitles.
(Signing begins at 4 p.m.), Michigan Theater. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Opening Reception: Día de los Muertos Tapete and Ofrendas with Visiting Artist Fulgencio Lazo": U-M Residential College.

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Oaxaca- and Seattle-based visiting Artist Fulgencio Lazo will work with U-M students and community members to design and create a tapete, or carpets of colored sand for Mexican Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. It will be on the floor of the RC Art Gallery within East Quadrangle.
There will be an opening reception at the RC Art Gallery, October 4th from 6-8pm, and attendees will have the opportunity to contribute ofrendas, or drawings, writings and paper flowers to a wall of remembrance installation for loved ones who have passed in celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Refreshments will be served and Fulgencio will be present to give a short talk and answer questions.
RC Art Gallery East Quad, 701 E University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/67433-16849229.html [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

First Fridays Jazz with Pappas/Racine/Kretzer.

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First Fridays Jazz series continues with the Pappas/Racine/Kretzer Trio ~ Mark Pappas (keyboard), Ingrid Racine (trumpet/vocals) and Scott Kretzer (drums). The music is straight ahead and the admission is FREE!
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 221-3961. [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Silks and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

Oktoberfest Dinner: Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

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German sausage or hot dog, German potato salad, spatzen, sauerkraut, chips, and homemade pies. Coffee, tea, and lemonade. Wine, German beer, and pretzels available.
6-9 p.m., Bethlehem UCC, 423 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (kids age 10 & under, $5). Reservations required. 665-6149. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Coming Out and Queer Culture": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Detroit artist Noura Ballout, founder of the Detroit art studio Habibi House, discusses queer communities of color.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer tastings of beers paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poetry by Monica Rico and fiction by Nishanth Injam.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m. 

PURe Dance Ensemble Fundraiser.

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This local dance company performs a preview of its upcoming season.
7 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $10. facebook.com/PUReDanceEnsemble. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ashes in the Snow": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Marius Markevicius, 2019). Film based on Ruta Sepetys' novel, set in 1941, about a 16-year-old aspiring artist who's deported to Siberia along with her family. English, Russian, & Lithuanian; subtitles. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a lecture with Sepetys.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Quilling": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey presents a hands-on introduction to this art form, popular in 18th-century Europe, that involves rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper together in decorative designs.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets": Literati Bookstore.

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Historical fiction novelist Sarah Miller discusses her new nonfiction book for young readers about the Canadian quintuplets born in 1934 that were taken into custody by the Ontario government and sequestered in a custom-built hospital across the road from their family. They eventually became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, as sightseers viewed them through 1-way screens. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Adam Degi: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 3-5. This Grand Rapids comedian is known for riffs, rants, and unfiltered observational humor that make it difficult to tell whether he's telling a well-written joke or just getting something off his chest. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri.-Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri.-Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

NTG's 5th Annual Monologue Competition: Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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NTG's annual monologue competition is back! Actors have 3 minutes to perform a memorized monologue, original or published. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded.
JUDGES: Brian Cox (Pencilpoint TheatreWorks), Jenny Koppera (Spinning Dot Theatre), and Emilio Rodriguez (Black and Brown Theatre)
The Back Office Studio, 13 N. Washington St, Ypsilanti. Free. info@ntgypsi.org http://www.ntgypsi.org/2019-2020-season/ [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed. & Fri. except Oct. 9, 14, & 21.Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [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]


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Join the Roustabout Theatre Troupe as we end the 2019 season with a world premiere by Joseph Zettelmaier.
In 2017, Joe began a journey across his home state. He set about to collect a wide variety of ghost stories and true otherworldly encounters by Michiganders from Milan to Marquette. From these stories came a theatrical piece, weaving tales of the supernatural with our narrator's attempt to answer the question that has haunted so many of us: Do you believe in ghosts?
Directed by Anna Simmons.
Starring Julia Garlotte, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolascz, and Allison Megroet.
Set Design by Jen Maiseloff. Lighting Design by Dustin Miller. Sound and Projections by Will Myers. Costume Design by Josie Lapczynski.
Performances:
Preview Thursday at 7:30pm - October 3rd
Fridays at 8pm - October 4th, 11th, and 18th
Saturdays at 8pm - October 5th, 12th, and 19th
Sundays at 2pm - October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Tickets: $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60
YES- Ypsi Experimental Space, 8 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60.. 7346810112. info@roustabouttheatre.com https://roustabout.brownpapertickets.com [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Live Music From: Buffalo Rose": Unity Vibration.

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Buffalo Rose is a modern folk group whose unique string & harmony-based arrangements have captivated audiences in their hometown of Pittsburgh so much that Next Pittsburgh declared them one of the city's "Top 5 Bands You Shouldn't Miss". Since then, they have shared the stage with national touring acts such as the Infamous Stringdusters, Pokey LaFarge, The Dustbowl Revival, Tyler Childers, Dangermuffin, and Kuinka. In March of 2018, they released their first full-length album, the Soil and the Seed, and their single 'RocketShip' was released in March 2019. The band continues to travel to major U.S. cities to share its promote records.
Unity Vibration, 93 ecorse rd, Ypsilanti. Free. tommy@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2524682097762983/ [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arthur Greene & Solomia Soroka: U-M School of Music.

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U-M piano professor Greene is joined by accomplished Ukrainian violinist Soroka in a sonata by 1884 Ann Arbor High School grad and 1888 U-M grad Rosseter Cole, as well as works by Gershwin, Arthur Hartmann, William Grant Still, and Julius Chajes.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

May Erlewine: The Ark.

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Big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs. Her brand-new album, Second Sight, is a collection of songs about moving forward as a country through turbulent times. She is accompanied tonight by an ensemble that includes guitarist Phil Barry, bassist Max Lockwood, guitarist-vocalist Eric Kuhn, keyboardist-vocalist Joe Hettinga, and percussionist Michael Shimmin.
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) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Sophie B. Hawkins: Green Wood Coffee House (First United Methodist Church).

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Local debut of this veteran NYC-bred jazz-tinged pop-rock singer-songwriter whose repertoire blends intimate romantic ballads with activist anthems, usually on feminist and environmental themes.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. $20 in advance at greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665-8858. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Western Jazz Collective: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Performance by WMU jazz faculty members Greg Jasperse (vocals), Scott Cowan (trumpet), Andrew Rathbun (saxophones), Matthew Fries (piano), Keith Hall (drums), and new members Matt Landon (guitar) and John Hébert (bass).
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [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. 

"Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Oct. 3-6, 11-13, & 18-20. Anna Simmons directs local actors in the world premiere of local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's new play based on ghost stories he collected from around the state. The vignettes are connected by a narrator attempting to answer the question, "Do you believe in ghosts?" Cast: Julia Garlotte, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolasczk, and Allison Megroet.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [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 Oct. 11 & 18 shows feature sets by This Is a Quiz; the Oct. 25 show features "Spooky Campfire Stories."
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. 

"Sense & Sensibility": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs-Sun., Oct. 3-Oct. 13. Professor Priscilla Lindsay directs Kate Hamill's 2014 feminist adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel that New York Times drama critic Ben Brantley calls an "enchanting romp of a play" that "expands and magnifies Austen's delicate comic worldview without cracking a single teacup." When their family estate is inherited by a half-brother, 3 adolescent sisters must suddenly navigate adulthood and care for their newly widowed mother on their own.
Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $30, (students, $13) at the door. 764-2538. [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.  Free! 

"Structures": Symphony Band Chamber Wind.

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Guest conductor Richard Frey is joined by several grad student conductors in leading this ensemble of music majors in Ernst Krenek's Three Merry Marches, Claude Arrieu's Dixtour, Fisher Tull's Nonet, Schubert's Little Symphony, and Robert Smith's Dance Mix.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Night of the Living Dead": State Theatre.

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(George Romero, 1968). Legendary horror film.
State 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: "Tiki Rum Party."

With DJ Aaron Batzdorfer. 6-10 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Magic City Hippies

Miami-based psych-pop funk band. Opener: Sego, a self- styled "slacker punk" duo from Utah $15 ($20 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

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

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

CoOp: Douglas & Andrew Brown

A mix of Americana and jazz by this local piano-and-guitar father-son duo. [venue info]

CoOp: Lily Talmers

U-M student indie pop-folk singer-songwriter. [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: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

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

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Jeremy Skidmore

Area singer-songwriter who also covers songs by everyone from the Stones and John Mellencamp to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With The Dirty News, a Detroit rock quintet. Opener: Jen Whaley, an Ypsilanti singer-songwriter known for her smart catchy lyrics and bittersweet melodies who accompanies herself on ukulele. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Playin' Chicken

Local quartet of veteran musicians that plays folk, country, rock, swing, and originals. With bassist Mike Knight, guitarist-mandolinist Bill Connors, fiddler Mary Seelhorst, and guitarist-harmonica player Myron Grant. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop She-Bop

She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Beanstalk

Local ensemble led by Riley Damon Bean whose music embraces a range of genres from synth-pop to ambient electro to hip-hop. [venue info]

 
 


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