As we greet the sunrise together, with still minds and open hearts, our awareness of nature and subtle energies is heightened. Plugging into nature, and the circadian rhythms of the planet through the power of sound is essential to our wellbeing, where in a state of total relaxation, healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place. We can then approach the day ahead with a more open heart and calm mind, while simultaneously being a bright light to the folks in our life.
The sound healing, is a sound meditation or sound bath, that begins with each person lying down in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with various sounds, tones, and frequencies being introduced in succession.
Duration 60 minutes.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $25. email@example.com www.veraposeyoga.com [map]
A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.
8 a.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.
Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.
Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.
Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.
Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.
Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.
Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.
Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.
Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.
Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.
Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.
Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.
Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.
Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.
Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).
Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Show and sale of antique glass, including everything from lightning rod balls and canning jars to knoblike glass-and-porcelain telephone and telegraph insulators, one of which sold at a past show for $2,500. Free appraisals. Free bottles and insulators for kids.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chelsea Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Dr., Chelsea. $3 (kids 16 & under, free). (248) 627-6351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.
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. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. through Dec. 15 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Art Hop is a cross between an art walk and an art fair, happening in Ann Arbor's lovely historic Westside neighborhood. Sunday, October 6 10 am-5pm. Near 60 artists will participate.
Westside Art Hop, 700 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. 7347573717. firstname.lastname@example.org www.westsidearthop.com [map]
A chance to learn the fundamentals of rowing from Pioneer coaches and row on the river in an actual racing boat. Spectators welcome.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bandemer Park, 1325 Lake Shore (off N. Main). $50 (youth ages 13 & 14, $35). Free to spectators. Reservations required at 14th-annual-prc-rowalong.eventbrite.com. Martha.email@example.com. [map]
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.
10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (GQT Rewards members, free). 623-7469. [map]
Looking for a little mystery this fall? Come to Independence Lake County Park and visit Scarecrow Lane, where you can solve the great mystery of the Blue Heron Scarecrow, and enjoy family friendly activities! Activities include: building your own scarecrow, participating in crafts, conquering the Halloween obstacle course, competing in games, getting your face painted, and enjoying delicious cider & doughnuts. Register online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org today!
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. $6/person, $22/family of 4, +$3/per additional person. 734-449-4437. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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]
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]
Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. email@example.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]
Round up the family, and take a hayride through the beautiful Pittsfield Preserve then enjoy a drink and s'mores by the campfire. Pre-registration required by October
Marsh View Meadows, 300 E. Textile Rd. Free. 734.822.2120. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]
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+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Come listen to Jewel Heart's Resident Spiritual Advisor, Demo Rinpoche expound upon various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Also broadcast live via webinar - to register visit jewelheart.org
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. email@example.com www.jewelheart.org [map]
Family-friendly activities, including crafts, scarecrow building, a Halloween obstacle course, face painting, games, and a chance to visit "Scarecrow Lane" and solve a mystery. Cider & donuts.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $6 (family of 4, $22; $3 for each additional person) in advance at washtenaw.org
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
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Pumpkin Fest at Sweetwaters is here!
Stop into Sweetwaters Washington St. on Sunday, Oct. 6th between Noon and 3pm to paint a pumpkin for charity & sample our fall drinks (including the brand new Jack O'Dragon)! All proceeds from pumpkin painting donations will be donated to the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Washington St., 123 W Washington St. Donation. (734) 769-2331. Info@SweetwatersCafe.com https:
Oct. 6 & 12. Zingerman's Coffee staffers offer tastings of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]
Self-guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, with demos of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-4 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]
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]
This two hour class meets from 1-3pm on a Sunday afternoon. Fall classes are offered on October 6th and December 8th at Align Chiropractic. Appropriate for both pregnant couples and those with infants, this class provides an overview of the essential health and safety information you need to know for baby's first year. You will get hands-on practice in first aid for choking and Infant CPR. *Note: we do not provide CPR certification.
Other topics covered include: safety-proofing, water safety, pet safety, and when to call your healthcare provider or 911.
Cost includes mom and partner. Babies in arms are welcome. You may add an additional caregiver for $25 by contacting us at email@example.com
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $55. 734-221-0158. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
Oct. 6 & 20. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of this working 1870s grist mill.
Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.
Professor Frank N. Stein leads Halloween-themed hands-on science activities.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular museum admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]
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]
Illinois-based writer and life coach Maureen Muldoon, a former Hollywood actress and a well-known teacher of "A Course in Miracles," talks about storytelling strategies. Also, a chance to practice writing or sharing your own stories with other participants.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $20 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]
Nature programs for kids ages 7-12. Oct. 6 (1:30-4 p.m.): "Fire & Shelter," a chance to learn how to build a debris hut and a campfire using only materials found in nature. Nov. 2 (10:30 a.m.-noon): "Create a Journey Stick," a chance to collect natural materials and make an object similar to those made by native people to tell the stories of their travels.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]
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.
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. email@example.com https:
Acclaimed guitarist Joey Leone, along with two other musicians bring the history, influence and impact of American blues music to audiences through songs, stories and historical facts. Over his long career, Joey has toured as a sideman guitar player for many high profile artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, and many more. All ages welcome. This Take Note Concert is sponsored by the Friends of YDL.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ypsilibrary.org
1-mile and 5-km pledge walks to raise money for local and international hunger relief. Kids and dogs welcome. Refreshments.
2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.), St. Joseph Village Parish, 3430 Dover, Dexter. Pledges or donation. email@example.com, 646-1896. [map]
U-M piano professor Katz and baritone Blumberg (a U-M alum) performs song settings of works by 19th-century German poet Friedrich Rückert set to music by Clara and Robert Schumann, as well as Mahler's complete Rückert Lieder song cycle and songs by Argento, Cipullo, and Ravel.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
City Tour Detroit writer Karin Risko discusses her book about the innovation, philanthropy, and social justice that helped shaped Detroit's character.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 13. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of NYC playwright Joshua Harmon's 2018 satire about a progressive white couple whose proud legacy of diversifying the mostly white boarding school at which they work is challenged when their high-achieving son doesn't get in to Yale, while his quarter-black best friend, with worse grades, does. An exploration of the hypocrisy of liberals who want to promote diversity without giving up any power or privilege, the play is praised by a New York Times critic as "an extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire-of the left, by the left, for the left-for today." Cast: Joe Bailey, Sarah Burcon, Diane Hill, Jeremy Kucharek, and Cynthia Szczesny.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
A program of cabaret music with the local nationally renowned husband-and-wife duo of octogenarian pianist (and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer) Bill Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. Today, they're joined by the accomplished NYC-based husband-and-wife duo of operatic soprano Amy Burton and Emmy-winning pianist John Musto.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$50 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]
Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, leads a nature walk to learn "scent mapping," a sensory evaluation technique used in the perfume industry. Tastings of seasonal foraged edibles, including American persimmons, autumn olive jam, birch bark syrup, and Mohawk red corn.
County Farm Park Pavilion (by the kiosk & playground), 2230 Platt Rd. Space limited; preregistration required (email name, phone, and chosen date to firstname.lastname@example.org). Free. 327-4200. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 13. This local professional theater company performs Jeanine Tesori and (Ann Arbor native) Lisa Kron's 2013 Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel's poignant graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home, the discovery of her sexuality, and her relationship with her closeted gay father. The music "has the interrogative restlessness of thought in pursuit of certainty, and the ambivalent mix of anger and affection that pervades our relationships with our nearest and dearest," says New York Times critic Ben Brantley. "There's a delicate dissonance in the multiple-part songs, which are all the more affecting for their implicit yearning for harmony."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
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]
Faye Stoner leads a hike of 1-2 miles. Bring water & wear sturdy shoes.
West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [map]
30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]
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]
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]
Naturalists Meg Gower and Ryan Dibble show adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, signal, and more.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $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]
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]
(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]
(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.
Church organist Mark Loring is joined by Emmy-winning local composer-pianist Brian Brill, Chelsea Middle School band director Jim Otto and his Liberty Brass Ensemble, and others in a program TBA.
3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]
Curator Vera Grant discusses how art museums are rethinking their collection displays, with emphasis on the new reinstallation of art in the UMMA Apse, which includes works that reflect the breadth and variety of the permanent collection.
3-4 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at eventbrite.com (search for collection ensemble). 764-0395. [map]
(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.
Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in a program highlighted by the premiere of local composer Brooke Pierson's Unsung Heroes. Also, Dvorak's Symphony no. 6 in D Major, Weber's Overture to Oberon, and contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre's wind symphony October.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (students, seniors, & children 12 and under, $6) in advance at https:
(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]
Deep Spring Center
2019 Fall Silent Meditation Retreat
Vipassana and the Awakened Heart
A silent meditation retreat with Barbara Brodsky, John Orr and Aaron (channeled by Barbara Brodsky)
OCTOBER 6 - OCTOBER 13, 2019 (SUNDAY TO SUNDAY)
OUR RETREAT HAS THREE INTER-WOVEN THEMES: VIPASSANA MEDITATION, PRACTICE WITH THE NON-DUALITY OF RELATIVE AND ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE, AND LIVING FROM THE OPEN HEART
Where: Oakwood Retreat Center, Selma, Indiana
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky, John Orr, Aaron and The Mother*
Level: All levels
Shared Room: $875
Private Room: $1,260
Registration and information: https:
(includes 7 nights and 21 meals - the fee covers actual retreat costs for room and meals; private rooms have limited availability).
Friday, September 27, 2019
Oakwood Retreat Center, Selma, IN. Shared: $875; private: $1,260. 7344775848. email@example.com deepspring.org
Oct. 5 & 6. This acclaimed 21-member Brazilian dance troupe combines the fluidity of modern dance and the technical finesse of ballet with African rhythms and elements of Brazilian samba and martial arts to create a vivid, visceral choreography that's both earthy and sophisticated. Program: Company choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras's 1996 high-energy Bach, a tribute to the Baroque composer featuring regal stage colors and dancers hanging from suspended organ pipes. Pederneira's 2017 Gira, a work inspired by religious rituals, includes pulsating, sexy synchronized ballet-like dancing.
Power Center. Tickets $36-$68 (students, $12-$20) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Screening of Ivan Reitman's classic 1984 campy thriller-comedy starring Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson as a team of paranormal investigators.
4 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
This accomplished U-M student quartet with unusual instrumentation (violin, bassoon, piano, and percussion) performs "Our Place," a program of world premieres of works by U-M alums Douglas Hertz and Nina Shekhar and U-M grad students Corey Dundee and Jung Yoon Wie.
5-7 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
All invited to discuss books.
Sept. 18: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel about an iconoclastic free spirit who incites his fellow asylum inmates to rebellion against an iron-willed nurse.
Oct. 6: Michigan true-crime writer and memoirist Mardi Jo Link discusses her work. Q&A.
Nov. 13: Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas's memoir.
Dec 11: The Library Book, Susan Orlean's exploration of the social and cultural importance of libraries.
Jan. 15: Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi's memoir about a study group she started in 1995 to discuss great works of Western Literature banned by the Iranian government. Feb. 19 & Mar. 11: TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and teen novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to make connections online and interact with readers in low-stress ways. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
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]
Singer-songwriter and Michigan native Jena Irene Asciutto has announced new dates in her special live series in downtown Ann Arbor in a one-of-a-kind setting at Jim Brady's, performing original music and other favorites on select Sunday nights beginning August 11.
As a bonus, Jim Brady's patrons will enjoy no cover charge and Happy Hour pricing during the performances.
Jim Brady's Ann Arbor, 209 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Free. 734.562.1954. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Virtuosic acoustic quintet from Savannah whose music is a hyper-energetic blend of gypsy jazz and Latin swing that it dubs "European redneck music" and "low-country gypsy swing."
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) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]
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]
Oct. 6 & 20. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Most widely known as the star of the sitcom The King of Queens, and of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and other hit film comedies, James is also a veteran stand-up comic known for his amiably laid-back, sometimes quizzical, and usually self-deprecating observational humor about ordinary life.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $59.50-$79.50 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio
Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Jim Brady's: Jena Irene Asciutto
Detroit pop singer-songwriter who cite Fiona Apple and Amy Winehouse as influences. 7:30-10 p.m.
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: tenor saxophonist Janelle Reichman.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips
Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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