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Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 10, 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]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Aug. 29-Oct. 31. WAS members lead a hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. Washtenawaudubon.org.


 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
9 a.m.(Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr. 996-8440.


 10am-5pm  Free! 

"Día de los Muertos Tapete and Ofrendas Display": 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 carpet of colored sand for Mexican Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. It will be created on the floor of the RC Art Gallery within East Quadrangle.
The tapete and Día de los Muertos ofrendas will be on display to the public through October 18.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/67434-16849230.html [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.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"South Africa: Past, Present, and a Look Forward": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Six weekly lectures by various speakers.

Sept. 12 (9:30 a.m.): U-M ancient African history postdoc Raevin Jimenez on "Early History of South Africa, c. 900-1930." Followed by light South African fare.

Sept. 19: U-M political science professor Anne Pitcher on "Is Democracy Alive and Well in South Africa? Evaluating the Results of the 2019 National Elections."

Sept. 26: U-M Ford School lecturer Yazier Henry on "De Facto and De Jure Apartheid: On the Moral, Political, and Policy Failures of the Post-Apartheid State: A Call for an Official State Apology."

Oct. 3: U-M economics professor David Lam on "Education Inequality and Income Inequality in South Africa Since the End of Apartheid."

Oct. 10: U-M theater professor Anita Gonzalez on "South African Performing Arts in the New Democracy."

Oct. 17: MSU African history grad student Gigi Ngcobo on "Innovative Disruption: A Youth Dialogue on Reforming Exclusionary Systems in South Africa."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $35) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Dance Along, Sing Along!": Chelsea District Library.

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Beth Battey leads songs, dances, and musical games for kids and caregivers to do together. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

English Language Learners: Meet The Shopping Detective: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline.

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Meet Linda from Sound Expressions at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd and discover what the grocery store holds for you. Learn how to order your favorite cafe drinks, English names for foods, grocery shop in an American market, and build confidence in a safe group environment to do it on your own.
This collaboration between Sweetwaters of Meijer A2 Saline and Sound Expressions is a 6 week grocery and language tour that meets twice a month.
Bring any dictionaries or apps to help look up food names in your native language to translate to English.
www.mysoundexpressions.com.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd, 3145 ANN ARBOR SALINE RD. Free. 7343698697. https://www.sweetwaterscafe.com/mi-ann-arbor-saline-rd/ [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  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]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Oct. 3 & 10: Cancelled. Oct. 17: Folk-rock trio Souls Alike. Oct. 24: Popular local folk duo Gemini. Oct. 31: U-M violin and piano students of music professor Danielle Belen.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


  12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"In Memory of Dr. Marilyn Mason": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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First Baptist organist Shin-Ae Chun performs organ music in memory of the renowned U-M organ professor emerita who died in April at age 93. The first woman organist to play Westminster Abbey, she was also the longest-serving U-M faculty member (67 years). Program: John Ness Beck's Suite for Organ, J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Major, and Liszt's Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H.
First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafting Community: Roadkill, Stinging Nettle, & 10th-Century Viking Shoes": Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Michigan Folk School director Jason Gold discusses craft skills, such as weaving, forging, and smithing.
12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. 662-3279. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 17, & 23All invited to help remove non-native shrub 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. Nov. 2: Kuebler Langford (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance, 1500 Beechwood Dr..Nov. 3: Berkshire Creek Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the end of Warwick Rd. off Glenwood). Nov. 9: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance, 650 Beechwood Dr.). Nov. 10: Foxfire West Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance, 3120 Birchwood Dr.). Nov. 17: Sunset Brooks (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance, 800 Sunset Rd.). Nov. 23: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Barton Dam parking lot, 1010 W. Huron River Dr.).
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues., except Dec. 24, 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed., except Dec. 25, 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Hillary Clinton: U-M Ford School Weiser Diplomacy Center.

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This former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate discusses "Reflections on Foreign Policy: Defense, Diplomacy, and Development." Refreshments. Note: A ticket does not guarantee a seat; attendees encouraged to arrive at 2:15 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium. Free. Tickets required; available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. 763-8587. [map]


 3:30, 6:30, & 9 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]


 3:45 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Discover Series: Medler Crime Collection": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements director Kevin Graffagnino discusses the library's primary sources on crime in America before 1900.
4-5 p.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/J2pbP. 764-2347. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Ghostbusters": Fathom Events.

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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/events & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:40 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]


 4:25, 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.


 4:25, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"After the Wedding": Michigan Theater.

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(Bart Freundlich, 2019). Drama about an American woman who meets the generous benefactor of the financially struggling Calcutta orphanage she works at.
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, 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]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5 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]


 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]



 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Oct. 3: English milliner and fashion icon Stephen Jones, whose avant-garde hats have attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga.

Oct. 8: Well-known feminist art critic and activist Lucy Lippard is joined by multidisciplinary artist and feminist art theory expert Faith Wilding in a discussion of Lippard's work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S. 5:30 p.m., UMMA (525 S. State).

Oct. 10: Japanese artist Mari Katayama, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.

Oct. 17: Lauren Bon, an L.A.-based artist whose public art projects include a 32-acre field of corn she grew in a downtown L.A. brownfield and a project in which 100 mules walked along the L.A. aqueduct to illustrate the city's dependence on rural water sources.

Oct. 24: Marilyn Minter, a New York-based painter whose photorealistic works critique contemporary beauty and sensuality ideals and the hyper-feminization of pop culture and marketing.

Oct. 31: Joe Caslin, an Irish illustrator and street artist whose massive murals address suicide, drug addition, economic marginalization, sexual consent, and other contemporary issues.

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5:10 p.m. (except Oct. 8), Michigan Theater (except Oct. 8). Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:15-6:15 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Art & Brew 2019": Ann Arbor Art Center Fundraiser.

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Art activities, beer tastings, and one-bite food pairings at many downtown restaurants.
5:30-9 p.m., downtown. Tickets $60 in advance at annarorartcenter.org. 994-8004.


 5:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Dia de la Familia/Family Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family-oriented Latino/a culture celebration with mural painting led by Jackson muralist Hector Trujillo, entertainment, games, crafts, and food. Also, health screenings and info on community resources that address the mental, physical, and social health issues in the Latino/a community.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 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. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Cambrian Senior Living, 52365 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6 p.m. 

TYGA: EMU Convocation Center.

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California-based street-style rapper, recently signed by Kanye West's record label GOOD Music. Openers: Detroit-based Hot 107.5 DJ DJBJ 3525 and 3 Detroit hip-hop artists: rapper Gee Baby, singer-producer Dre Butterz, rapper Bryan Hamilton, and singer Sino.
EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $59-$150 in advance at emutix.com and (if available) at the door. 478-2282. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Changing Seasons Meditation Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Elle Bogle leads a moderately paced 1-mile hike, with stops along the trail for reflection.
Spike Preserve, 18543 Grass Lake Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"CreativeBug & More": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to learn how to use the library's CreativeBug crafting database and other free research tools.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:50 & 9:55 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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic Night with Jonas": Unity Vibration.

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Come one, come all and share your gifts with us. Sing, strum, dance, tell a joke or juggle, we will cheer and you will shine at the Triple Goddess Tasting Room! Your MC for the evening will be Mr. Jonas Dainius Berzanskis.
Unity Vibration, 93 Ecorse rd, Ypsilanti. Free. tommy@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1444461962358831/ [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 12 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$25 covers the workbook for the entire 12 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd. Donation. $25. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Quarterly Review Fall Issue Launch: Literati Bookstore.

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Contributors to this U-M literary magazine read from their work.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"College Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former Community High college prep counselor John Boshoven, Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, and educational psychologist Geri Markel discuss how to find the right college, write an application essay, and score well on standardized tests. Q&A.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Elvis Unleashed": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 7 & 10. Documentary that includes footage and outtakes from Elvis's "'68 Comeback Special" as well as performances by actor-musician Dennis Quaid and singer-songwriter Jade Jackson. Note: The Oct. 10 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
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).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Local poet Paul Bernstein reads from What the Owls Know, his debut collection of poems that take stock of both the richness and disappointments of the material world against the backdrop of an anticipated afterlife. The program begins with an open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Orchestra Concert: Pioneer High School.

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Jonathan Glawe directs the 4 PHS orchestras in works by Owens, Beethoven, Penderecki, Rossini, Mozart, Elgar, and Dvorak.
7:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 3. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Mike Brody: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 10-12. Local debut of this Minneapolis-based comic whose first live performance at an open mike in 2000 was done on a whim. He is now known for his high-energy acts and self-deprecating stories that are often derailed by his own neurotic and clumsy tendencies. 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. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including Finance Camp and others. The Oct. 24 & 31 shows feature "Spooky Campfire Stories."
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Pirates of Penzance": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 10-Oct. 20. U-M drama professor Vincent Cardinal directs the 1980 Broadway version of this classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta about the romance between a young lady and a young man mistakenly apprenticed to an inept band of pirates when he was a boy. The ensuing madcap chaos is peppered with songs like "Poor Wand'ring Ones," "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General," and the pirates' theme song, "With Cat-Like Tread," better known as "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here."
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan League. Tickets $26 & $32 (students, $13) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 & 9:55 p.m. 

"Tigers Are Not Afraid": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Issa López, 2017). A haunting fairytale set against Mexican drug wars that follows a group of orphans armed with three wishes. Spanish, subtitles.
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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert": The Ark.

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Singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis hosts variety of local musicians who perform Lennon's songs and other peace-themed songs. With the folk-rock band FUBAR, the local old-time blues-based acoustic trio Midwest Territory Band, and local singer-songwriters Judy Banker, Rochelle Clark, Billy King, John Latini, Jo Serrapeere, Dick Siegel, Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis, and Annie & Rod Capps. A benefit for the Veterans for Peace scholarship fund.
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. vfp93.org, 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by 2 affirming works, Barber's Second Essay and Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto with SMTD Concerto Competition winner Ayana Terauchi. Also, Brahms' Symphony no. 4, which many consider the pinnacle of his symphonic composing. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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. 

"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]


 8 p.m. 

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time": Concordia University.

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Oct. 10-13. Concordia students perform Simon Stephens' Olivier-winning 2013 drama, adapted from Mark Haddon's novel, that centers on a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by a young man on the autism spectrum.
Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at cuaa.edu/kreftarts-tickets, by phone, & at the door. 995-7537. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Mystery Skulls

All ages admitted. The stage name of Luis Dubuc, an L.A.- based Dallas native who plays electronic dance music-inflected neo- soul. $15-$20. 8 p.m.-midnight. Openers: Phangs, the stage name of Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter Jake Germany, and Snowblood, the stage name of L.A.-based bubbly synth-pop singer-songwriter Dani Artaud. $15-$20. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Blockhouse Valley

Pop covers by the Detroit-area duo of vocalist Ashleigh Glass and guitarist Coody Cooper. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: JD & the Salingers

Postmodern pop with strains of country, soul, and punk by this local band fronted by singer-songwriter Jason Dean. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike.

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Smokey Grey

Versatile American roots music trio. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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