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Calendar of Events

Friday, October 11, 2019






 
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 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]



 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.  Free! 

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

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Every Fri. Rides of 20 miles or more (round trip), to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
10 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 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! 

Saline Area Senior Center Bookworm Club.

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All seniors invited to discuss Kate Alcott's 2015 historical novel A Touch of Stardust (Sept. 13), set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Michelle Obama's 2018 memoir Becoming (Oct. 11), Markus Zusak's The Book Thief (Nov. 8), Kevin Powers's A Shout in the Ruins (Dec. 13), and Heather Morris's The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Jan. 10). Feb & Mar. topics TBA.
10-11:15 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 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]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 8 months-2 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scoping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


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U-M Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson.

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Oct. 11 & Oct. 12
Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$40 at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets.764-0247. [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]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Panel discussion with U-M and visiting scholars on this new anthology of essays on women's roles in the Chicano/a movement of the 1960s and 70s.
3-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-9537. [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]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Patagonian Prehistory: Human Ecology and Cultural Evolution in the Land of Giants": U-M Anthropology Department Rappaport Lecture Series.

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U-M anthropology professor Raven Garvey gives the 2nd of 4 talks on the human colonization of Patagonia, and why Patagonians remained foragers despite favorable farming conditions.
Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Experience": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to try out the library's collection of virtual reality systems, including Google Daydream & Lenovo Mirage.
4-5:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4:10 & 7:30 p.m. 

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

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


 4:15, 7:10, & 9:45 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]


 4:20 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, & 9:35 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, 7:20, & 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Of Commodities and Frontiers: Looking for 'Capitalism' on the Edges of Britain's Indian Colonies": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Talk by University of London institutions and development lecturer Subir Sinha.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 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]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Moscow x Detroit: Transnational Modernity in the Built Environment": U-M Art History Department Symposium.

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Oct. 11 & 12. Visiting art historians, architects, and other experts discuss the "second Industrial Revolution" in the 20th century and its impact on the infrastructure of cities built to serve industry. Kicks off this evening with a keynote address by NYU Institute of Fine Arts history of architecture professor Jean-Louis Cohen on "Americanized Bolshevism and Its New New Worlds."
5-7 p.m. (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat), UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-5400. [map]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Out There": U-M School of Art & Design.

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The performance art duo Princess re-creates its 2019 music video exploring toxic masculinity and the role they believe men ought to play in undoing misogyny.
5-7 p.m., Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; preregistration requested at stamps.umich.edu/calendar. 936-0671. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2012 animated Disney film Brave. Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org/petsandpjs. 661-3575. [map]


 5:10-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 11-12. A celebration of the art and practice of printing by hand. Tonight: At the U-M Hatcher Grad Library (2nd fl.), Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology design professor Patricia A. Cost discusses her new book The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry (5:10) and NYC multimedia artist Ben Denzer (6 p.m.) presents his work that blends photography and experimental sculpture to explore the book as an object. Also, at the Ann Arbor Art Center (117 W. Liberty), a reception (7-9 p.m.) and a talk by Detroit-based artist Amos Kennedy on Stuff Found in the Back of the Flat File (8 p.m.), the retrospective exhibit of his 30+ years of printmaking. Refreshments.
Various locations. Free. 327-4200.


 6-9 p.m. 

Oktoberfest: Washtenaw Area Council for Children Fundraiser.

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German food and beer.
6-9 p.m., Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth. Tickets $75 & $100 in advance at washtenawchildren.org. 434-4215. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cider & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Play Euchre": Euchre Change a Life.

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Longtime euchre players explain the game and show instructional videos. The group hosts a charity tournament Oct. 18 (see listing).
6:30-9 p.m., 2|42 Cafe, 648 S. Wagner. Free. euchrechangealife@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Tiling": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A hands-on intro that covers tile cutting, tile setting, and grouting. No experience needed.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Eileen Pollack: Literati Bookstore.

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This NYC-based writer and former U-M creative writing program director is joined by local novelist Lillian Li in a discussion of The Professor of Immortality, Pollack's new novel about a grieving widowed professor who's jolted out of her despondency by a suspicion that a favorite former student might be a terrorist. A Publishers Weekly review characterizes it as a provocative blend of crime thriller and family drama. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7, 7:10, 9:35 & 9:50 p.m. 

"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie": State Theater.

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(Vince Gilligan, 2019). Neo-western crime drama. A sequel to AMC's hit series Breaking Bad.
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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Investing in Women and Girls Today for a Brighter Tomorrow": iZosh: Women Investing in Women.

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Talk by Resource Development for Opportunity International vice president Lillian Covington. Followed by a chance to give microloans to women in extreme poverty around the world. All women invited.
7 p.m., Huron Hills, 3150 Glazier Way. Free. contact.annarbor@iZosh.org. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"National Coming Out Day Poetry Reading and Performance": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local LGBT poets, writers, and artists celebrate their personal journeys and perform pieces about identity.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Why U-M's Detroit Observatory Matters and Where It's Going": Ann Arbor District Library/U-M Bentley Historical Library.

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Observatory director Gary Krenz discusses the facility's 165-year history and the many transformations it has undergone.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Greg Meisner, Arlene Kindel, and Megan Wilson lead dances to live music by Debbie Jackson, Susie Lorand, and Josh Burdick. For experienced dancers.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Choral Concert: EMU Music Department.

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EMU choral director Brandon Johnson directs the EMU choirs in a program TBA.
EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 7:30 & 10 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local 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: Eric Moore": Unity Vibration.

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Eric is a familiar face on the SE Michigan music scene. The Pittsburgh native has been a human jukebox in dive bars and a songsmith on festival stages. He takes his singing cues from blue-eyed soul masters like Van Morrison and John Martyn while pursuing songwriting inspired by the likes of Paul Simon and fingerstyle guitar work in the vein of Leo Kottke and Bert Jansch. He has released two CDs of original material, Picture Frame and Songdog.
Unity Vibration, 93 Ecorse rd, Ypsilanti. Free. tommy@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/488830228340809/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

Brooks Williams: Green Wood Coffee House (First United Methodist Church).

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Georgia blues-soaked roots-rock singer-songwriter and breathtaking acoustic guitar virtuoso whose style incorporates Delta slide, Hawaiian slack key, Bahamian calypso, and Chicago blues.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $20 in advance at greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: University Musical Society.

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This highly regarded NYC-based ensemble performs a program highlighted by Southland Sketches, a 1916 work by Dvořák's star student Harry Burleigh. Also, Dvořák's Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello in E-flat Major, and works by 2 works by 20th-century Americans, Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite.
Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $30-$66 (students, $12-$20) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Noah Fishman and Baron Collins-Hill: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Multi-instrumentalist Fishman, currently a U-M composition grad student, is joined by mandolessons.com founder Collins-Hill, in mandolin duets from their new bluegrass-folk album, Fine Times, a collection of traditional tunes and originals.
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. 

The Black Lillies: The Ark.

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Highly regarded Knoxville Americana quartet, led by Robinella & the CC String Band cofounder Cruz Contreras, that plays an inventively agile mix of rock, country, blues, bluegrass, and jazz influences. Their new album, Stranger to Me, leans more towards rock and features strong hooks. Opener: Sway Wild, the Washington folk-rock duo of singer-songwriters Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw.
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]


 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 $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]


 8 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]


 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. 

"Halloween": State Theater.

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(John Carpenter, 1978). Low-budget horror film with a devoted cult following. Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.

Town: Ann Arbor.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Bekah Greenman

Livonia singer-songwriter whose repertoire also includes jazz standards and pop covers. [venue info]

Club Above: EMU vs. U-M Fall Party

Entertainment TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Scottie Alexander & the Atomic Donuts

Ensemble led by Alexander, a Brighton singer-pianist who plays pop-rock covers by everyone from Elton John and Lionel Richie to Matchbox Twenty and Kings of Leon. [venue info]

CoOp: Eight Carl

Local duo that bills itself as "reconciling minimalism, shoegaze, & an insatiable desire to play as many notes as possible." Opener Big Vic, the stage name of U-M art school alt-pop singer-songwriter Victoria Rinaldi. [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: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Live: The Shelter Dogs The Shelter Dogs

Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" quartet that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With guitarist Pete Bullard, keyboardist Jim Merte, bassist Doug Wolgat, and drummer Tom Twiss. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Slowfoot

Old-school Detroit rock 'n' roll and blues-rock by this Waterford quintet. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Redfern

Local pop-rock band. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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