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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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 6 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Big Sit": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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All invited to join WAS veteran Don Chalfant in this international competition to see as many bird species as possible while remaining in a circle 17 feet in diameter. Also, a chance for novices to learn how to identify birds by eye and ear. If you plan to stay any length of time, bring food and a folding chair, along with your binoculars. Rain date: Oct. 13.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial east of Webster Church Rd.), Webster Twp. Free. [map]

 7-9 a.m.  Free! 

"Hagerty Cars & Caffeine - Ann Arbor": Hagerty.

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If you have a fun-to-drive car, break it out of the garage and get some miles on it. No car? No problem. Join us for the fun of looking at them, talking with fellow enthusiasts and celebrating our love for driving!
Cars & Caffeine will be held the first Saturday of the month from 7 - 9am now until October 5th, then resume next year in May…rain or shine. Yes, even snow.
So, Set the alarm clock. Bundle up and cruise on over for coffee from Zingerman's and donuts from Washtenaw Dairy!
Hagerty Office, 1250 N MAIN ST. ANN ARBOR MI 48104. Free. 2314935786. [map]

 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Coffee": Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Sat. All invited to drive their classic or interesting car to the cafe and discuss it with other car enthusiasts.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues., 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson.).
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues. & Jackson Sat. run). [map]

 8:30 a.m.-noon 

"Bag & Jewelry Sale": Saline Area Senior Center Fundraiser.

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Sale of gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, handbags, watches, ties, belts, scarves, and more.
8:30 a.m.-noon, SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $1 (early bird admission before 9 a.m., $2). 429-9274. [map]

 8:30 a.m. 

"Run Scream Run": Running Fit.

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"Freaky 5-km" and "Terrorizing 10-km" runs through Wiard's Orchards and the paved trails in Rolling Hills Park. Also, a "Cider Mill Mile" (10:15 a.m.). Awards for top finishers and best costumes. Entry fee includes a T-shirt and discounts to Wiard's attractions. A fundraiser for March of Dimes.
(Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.), Wiard's, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $39 (5-km & 10-km) in advance at by noon on Oct. 10, $45 on race weekend; $19 (Cider Mill Mile) in advance by noon on Oct. 11, $25 on race weekend. 929-9027. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept. & Oct.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]

 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Canine influenza - $15 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Please call for appointment if your pet has had adverse reaction to previous vaccinations.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Advanced Church Security Training: Troopers 4 Christ Ministries.

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First time to Ann Arbor! Learn from active law enforcement officers on how to legally protect your house of worship. Our 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. evidence based program will teach how to develop a Safety and Security ministry in your church, how to select them from your congregation, and how to train them in the legally defensible aspects; armed or unarmed. Active shooter response, scenario based training are the highlight of this great course coming to Ann Arbor. Troopers 4 Christ ministries has trained hundreds of churches throughout Michigan and the Midwest, they provide the best and most realistic training their is. Our courses have all sold out and there are only 70 seats available for this training. Visit our website for a sample of all the testimonials and for more information. Registration includes lunch, training binder, and pen.
Radiant Church of Ann Arbor, 410 S. Maple Rd. $100 per person. 517-315-7736. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

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Oct. 12 & 13. Show and sale of a variety of yarns and fiber art supplies, products, and crafting items. Demonstration classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas, sheep, and other animals. Concessions. No pets.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days); kids age 12 & under, free. (419) 825-1609, [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

River Roundup: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Join a small team of your friends, family, and other interesting volunteers. Collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. These insects tell us how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where we need to focus our restoration efforts.
Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor* and then trained volunteer leaders take you to two stream sites. At these sites, you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find the insects in their homes. Only trained volunteers go in the water. Dress to be in the field for a couple hours. You must register early to be assigned to a team.
Children are welcome to attend with an adult.
WHERE: Meet at the HRWC office* in Ann Arbor (1100 N Main Street). Then car pool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties.
HRWC Office, New Center Second Floor, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Oct. 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, & 27. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. Oct. 6: Mary Beth Doyle Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to help remove invasive shrubs while also collecting native seeds. Oct 12: Huron Parkway Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd. off E. Huron River Dr.) to enjoy early fall colors while removing invasive shrubs and collecting native seeds. Oct. 12: Braun Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at 1400 Chalmers Rd.) to remove invasives and collect native seeds from the prairie plants growing near Malletts Creek. Oct. 13: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasive shrubs threatening the oak-hickory forest. Oct. 19: Buttonbush Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the end of Hickory Point Dr., off Foxway north of Dhu Varren) to remove invasives from the city's newest park. Oct. 20: Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs harming to the oak savanna. Oct. 27: Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot, 3300 Lorraine St.) to remove honeysuckle and buckthorn to preserve the oak-hickory woodland.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 9 a.m.-5 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]

 9 & 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"River Roundup": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to learn about and help collect macroinvertebrates--including insect larvae and crayfish--from Huron River tributaries to measure the river's health. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (pick one session), meeting at the HRWC office (1100 N. Main) to carpool. Free. Preregistration required at; 769-5123, ext. 600.

 9 a.m. 

"The Purple 5K Run/Walk": U-M Police Department/Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office.

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Family-friendly 5-km run/walk. Also, a chance for kids to explore Andy the Ambulance, an appearance by the Washtenaw County Mounted Sheriff's Division & K-9 units, and live music by the Soul Practitioners, an ensemble of local attorneys that play Motown and R&B classics. Also, (tentatively) talks by former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Breakfast bars & fruit available. No dogs, strollers okay. Proceeds benefit SafeHouse.
Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel. $30 (students, $20) in advance; $35 on race day. 973-0242, ext. 273. [map]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon & 2-5 p.m. 

"Instructions on the Middle Way": Demo Rinpoche.

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The Middle Way is the balancing point between existence and non-existence, between form and emptiness. It reveals the lack of intrinsic existence as the interdependence of all phenomena and thus brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Demo Rinpoche will teach based on a short text by the 7th Dalai Lama "The Four Mindfulnesses".
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. $120. 7349943387. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Meditation Day": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a day of meditation in a classic Buddhist setting. The day will include sitting and walking meditation as well as compassion (tonglen) meditation. No previous meditation experience needed--instructions will be given. There will be a lunch break from 12:30-2 pm; you can bring your own vegetarian lunch and eat here if you would like. Donations welcome.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St. Free. Donation. 734-678-7549. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]

 10 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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

 10 a.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph among entertainment line-up at Appleumpkin: City of Tecumseh.

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An appearance by K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor award-winning musician and entertainer, featuring his Innovative and Original song list, will complete the music program for Tecumseh's Appleumpkin Festival 2019.
This engagement continues the celebration of Michael's newly released album, SIREN:
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A solo artist, Michael, is bringing his unique, lyrical soundscapes to this autumn festival.
Included in his set are songs from his newly released CD 'Siren' as well as his first CD 'Compel Me' including acclaimed single releases The Spell and Compel Me; which each rose to Top 10 status among the global member indie radio stations, Radio Indie Alliance.
Michael is a recognized artist in air time markets that include LosAngeles, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Washington DC; Plus Italy, Netherlands, the UK and many other around-the-world radio markets.
Appleumpkin Festival, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh. Free. (734) 218-3313. [map]

 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-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]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Oct. 12 & 13. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's theme is "animal diversity." Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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.

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

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory-friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with development disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"STEAM Day": Nicola's Books.

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Science, tech, engineering, art, and math activities for kids. Also, a presentation by National Geographic Kids space writer David Aguilar (11 a.m.).
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"What's So Super About Supercomputing?": U-M Department of Physics Saturday Morning Physics.

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Sharon Broude Geva - Director, Advanced Research Computing (U-M Office of Research)
Supercomputers have been around for decades, but now they impact every aspect of our lives even if we aren't aware of it. Supercomputing isn't just about hardware and software, it is about what supercomputers can be used for, and even more importantly, it is about the human capabilities and efforts that go into using them.
170 & 182 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  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]

 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.


The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.


Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.


Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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See 11 Friday. Today: 30-minute talks by poster artist Amos Lee (10:30 a.m.), Questionable Press (Ohio) owner Sarah Brown (11 a.m.), and typecaster & printer Greg Walters (11:30 a.m.). Also, a vendor fair (noon-5:30 p.m.), with artists from Michigan and around the nation, and a chance to use the AADL letterpress (1-4 p.m.) to decorate a spiral notebook. Hands-on demos (noon-3:30 p.m., kids must be accompanied by an adult) include a "Pedal Prints" screen-printing bike and a "Street Ink" screen print made using historic manhole covers.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Dive Deep Into Self-Expression": InterPlay Southeast Michigan.

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Explore yourself, your life, and the joy of creative expression, using InterPlay's powerful combination of movement, sound, spoken word, stillness, contact, and self-reflection.
Free your body and your voice, deepen the connection with your creative self, bring breath and ease back into your life, and build awareness of the wisdom of your body, all while cultivating meaningful community connection.
InterPlay is something that anybody can do-no experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable personal and group expression-all you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do!
Come join us for a joyful, creative, and transformative experience!
For more info, see the Facebook page at:
or the Meetup group at:
Friends Meeting House - Sanctuary / Meeting Room, 1420 Hill Street. Donation. $15-$30. 231-774-6146. [map]

 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. [map]

 11 a.m.-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). [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]

 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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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]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. This month's theme: China. For kids ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m.-noon, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Chicken Broil: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Oct. 12 & 13. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, roll, coleslaw, and a beverage. Note: Times & cost tentative.
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out), Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $9. 426-5558. [map]

 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


"Monster Mash": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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We have tons of activities planned for goons and goblins of all ages at our 5th Annual Monster Smash. Costumes encouraged and pets (on leashes) welcome.
Candy Hunt - Costume Contest - Face Painting - Scavenger Hunt - Hay Rides - Cider & Donuts - Carnival Games - Leslie Science Center Program - Trek-or-Treat Trail - Pumpkin Patch
Register online at!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $6.00/Person. 734-484-9676. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]

 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Oct. 5 & 12 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided. Oct. 5 & 26 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery. Oct. 19 (9-11 a.m.): "Hike to Hickory Hills." A 5-mile hike over rugged terrain that follows glacial topography through an old golf course, beside Crooked Lake, and along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Oct. 26 (10 & 11 a.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 recreation passport required for vehicle entry ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.

 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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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]


U-M Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson.

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Oct. 11 & Oct. 12
Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$40 at [map]

 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"Turandot": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 12 & 16. Broadcast of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's popular opera set in ancient China. Prince Calāf falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot, whose riddles prove too difficult for her suitors. When Calāf passes her tests, she still refuses to marry him, but he turns the tables and lays before her a challenge in the famous tenor aria "Nessun dorma." Italian, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 16 show is at Quality 16 & Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 12) & 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 16), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $20-$27 in advance at and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 1-2 p.m. 

"General Therapeutic Yoga Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $96. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

West Cross Cider Festival.

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Tastings of Michigan-made ciders. Games. Food available. Live music by area bands.
1-5 p.m., College Place, Ypsilanti. Free admission; $25 for cider tasting wristband (age 21 & over only) in advance at

 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego Connection": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lego open play for kids in grades k-5 accompanied by an adult. Legos supplied.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.

  1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help improve the oak-hickory woodland at Whitmore Lake Preserve. Be prepared to work off-trail and to hike to and from the work area.
Whitmore Lake Preserve, 2000 Maple Hill Park, Whitmore Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 1:45, 2:10, 4:20, 5, 7:10, & 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). 668-TIME.

 2, 4:35, 7:20, & 9:35 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., 668-TIME.

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Farmer's Day Scarecrow": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades k-5 invited to come dressed as their own homemade scarecrow to celebrate local farmers.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 & 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read and Look": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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A reading of Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds' picture book The Museum. Followed by a tour of the galleries. Games and activities to take home. For kids ages 4-7 (with caregiver).
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Mythology" (Oct. 5), a kid-friendly tour (Oct. 12), a tour of the current exhibit Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile (Oct. 19), and "Archaeology" (Oct. 26).
Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra and Meditation Course: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Learn potent Yoga Nidra and Meditation for your health, well-being and personal growth. Total beginners are most welcome.
40 years experience in the field.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $98. [map]

 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free.,, 761-1115.

 2:30 p.m. 

"When it Breaks": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Todd Tru, 2019). Spirited documentary about special education teacher Konrad West and his personal journey from teacher burnout to artist advocacy. Q&A with filmmaker.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese. Bread & additional accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Korean Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Korean-language songs, stories, and crafts. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 4 p.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish. 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.
Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"Trick or Treat Along the Trail": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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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.
4 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 4:45 & 7:35 p.m. 

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

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 1:!5, 4:15, 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5-6:30 p.m. 

"Kombucha Brew 101 with Rachel": Unity Vibration.

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Healthy Kombucha Brew 101 Class every second Saturday
Come learn how to brew and the tricks to carbonating and flavoring this healthy elixir...
$20 gets you brew instructions, industry knowledge and a SCOBY! Pay when you come. Please bring your own jar.
Unity Vibration, 93 Ecorse rd, Ypsilanti. $20. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]

 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"Until Everyone Reads …": Washtenaw Literacy 21st Annual Gala Benefit.

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A fall harvest strolling dinner and dancing to live music by the Steve Somers Band. Silent auction, raffle, & wine pull. Wine & beer. Casual cocktail attire.
6 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Atrium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $95 in advance at 337-3338. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

Candlelight Dinner Concert with Brad Phillips: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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We are ecstatic to welcome Brad back to Lone Oak! For more than 15 years Brad Phillips has served as a sideman for some of Michigan's most prevalent singer/songwriter acts. He is most known for his appearances with Jeff Daniels, The Verve Pipe and the Celtic-fusion super-group, Millish. He has also appeared with May Erlewine, Joshua Davis and played violin for Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Pat Metheny and Iggy Pop & the Stooges. Brad is a master on the violin, mandolin, dobro, guitar and more. Brad's solo show is an eclectic retrospective of his life in the arts as a sideman, while exploring his own creative voice with original instrumentals and songs that delve deeply into his rich and diverse history in the music scene at home in Michigan, across the country and abroad. Come experience an evening of heart felt acoustic music with one of Michigan's best-kept musical secrets. Just 42 seats. Reservations a must. Ticket includes dinner and show.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $30. 5175228167. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

Miss Washtenaw County Pageant.

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Contestants compete in talent, responses to on-stage questions, evening wear, and swimsuit categories. The winner goes on to the 2019 Miss Michigan Pageant. Also, the Miss Washtenaw County's Outstanding Teen Pageant.
6:30 p.m., Washington Street Education Center, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $20 (kids ages 2-12, $10; kids age 1 & under, free) at the door. 383-3119. [map]

 7 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., 668-TIME.

 7 p.m. 

StoryFest: Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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The Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild presents StoryFest, 90 minutes of amazing and amusing stories for teens and adults, including free parking, free snacks and door prizes. Tickets available at the door.
Trinity Lutheran Churh, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $15. 734-223-7157. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"StoryFest": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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This storytelling program, formerly known as "Tellabration," features area storytellers performing for adults & youth age 14 & older. Emcee is veteran Dexter storyteller Jane Fink. Also, local storytellers M.C. Beverly Black, Steve Daut, Lorelle Otis, Jennifer Otto, Rich Swanson, and Tom Venable. One of more than 300 Tellabration programs being held around the country. Proceeds help fund free area storytelling events. Also, a kids StoryFest at the AADL Traverwood Branch on Oct. 13.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. $15 (students with ID, $10) at the door only. 662-4419. [map]

 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 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, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri.-Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [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)., 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.
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. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Nutshell: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Café 704.

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Acoustic Celtic-grounded original songs, harmony vocals, and textured instrumentals by this local ensemble of vocalist and bodhrán player Linda Teaman, fiddler Susan Lorand, guitarist-drummer John Lloyd, and backup vocalist, flutist, and sitarist Tom Voiles.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]

 8 p.m. 

The Verve Pipe: The Ark.

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Acoustic performance by this veteran dance-rock band led by West Michigan singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark whose richly textured songs are known for their inventive arrangements, layered vocals, and searching lyrics.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30-$45 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and, 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 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 & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Made in America": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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The orchestra is joined by multiple award-winning 19-year-old NYC-based cellist Zlatomir Fung in a program highlighted by Joan Tower's 2005 work Made in America. Also, Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss, the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and Dvorak's Concerto in B Minor, which includes 2 of his most memorable themes in the opening movement and a heartfelt coda written in memory of his sister-in-law.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $20-$75 in advance at & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [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 & 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. 

"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, 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]

 9:40 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)., 668-TIME. [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)., 668-TIME.

Town: Ann Arbor.


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Talib Kweli

Widely acclaimed veteran Brooklyn (NY) socially conscious hip-hop MC. $28. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: "Tom Petty Tribute Night."

With local singer-songwriter Adam Labeaux. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Flea Circus

Duo of 2 veteran stars of the local music scene, boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun and drummer Pete Siers. [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: Fabulous Soul Shakers

Pop dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Rise Again

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Y-Town Hoolies

Local band that plays traditional and contemporary Irish songs. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Rhythm Machines Project The Rhythm Machines Project

A mix of classic rock, soul, funk, R&B, and jazz fusion by this local sextet. Fronted by vocalists Shannon Lee and Patty O'Connor, with guitarists Kip Godwin and Terry Gordinier, bassist Kim French, and drummer John Marion. 8-10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. [venue info]


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