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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 13, 2019






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m., meet at the Monument Park Gazebo, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.-3 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, info@fiberexpo.com. [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. 

"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]


 10-11 a.m 

"Nature Storytimes": Leslie Science & Nature Center,.

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Every Wed. & Sun. (10-11 a.m.) except Oct. 6 & 20. All kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Oct. 2: "Magnificent Mammals."

Oct. 9: "Feathered Friends."

Oct. 13 & 16: "Rockin' Reptiles."

Oct. 23: "Awesome Amphibians."

Oct. 27 & 30: "Super Spiders."
Programs temporarily offsite at Olson Park (1515 Dhu Varren). $5 per kid (members, $4), adults & kids under 12 months, free. 997-1553.


 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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


 11 a.m.-8 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]


 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.  Free! 

Fire Open House: Pittsfield Township Public Safety.

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Learn about fire prevention and safety at the annual Fire Open House event on Sunday, October 13th at the Pittsfield Township Fire Station #1, located at 6227 W. Michigan Ave. Check out the trucks, watch demonstrations, spray the fire hose, meet the firefighters, learn about fire safety, and more!
Pittsfield Township Fire Station #1, 6227 W. Michigan Ave. Free. info@pittsfield-mi.gov [map]


 11 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. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [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 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, with artist demos noon-3 p.m. on Halloween wreaths (Oct. 6) and relief/block carving & watercolor prints (Oct. 13).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Evaluating the Value of Technology": First United Methodist Church Conversations about Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion led by U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine associate director Raymond DeVries and U-M radiology and biomedical engineering professor Brian Fowlkes.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fire Open House": Pittsfield Township.

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Family-oriented program on fire prevention and safety, with games, activities, and a chance to check out the fire trucks, spray a fire hose, and meet firefighters.
Pittsfield Township Fire Station, 6627 W. Michigan Ave. Free. 822-4964. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 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]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Circ Fundays: Fall into Magic.

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Fall has officially begun and it's time to Fall into Magic at The Circ Bar! Featuring the astonishing Gordo the Magician, face painting, apple bobbing, and fall crafts. There will also be cider and donuts to enjoy.
Tickets are $5 on Eventbrite or at the door.
The Circ Bar, 210 S 1st Street. $5. events@thecircbar.com www.thecircbar.com [map]



 Noon-5 p.m. 

Pioneer Day: Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Docent-led tours of the farmhouse and outbuildings on this 19th-century homestead, with spinning, quilting, dressmaking, and weaving demos. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, outdoor games, a craft sale, and sales of farm goods, jams, preserves, apple butter, bean soup, molasses cookies from the wood-fired oven, and snacks.
Noon-5 p.m., Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (seniors, $4; kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Tea 101": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer tastings of 6 types of tea.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Trick or Treat on the River": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle Gallup Pond to enjoy the fall colors and gather candy from costumed characters at stops along the way. Paddlers encouraged to come in costume. Kids must be at least 1 year old.
Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $20 per boat. 794-6240. [map]


 12:45-2 p.m.  Free! 

Quaker Information Meeting: Seeker Series: Mr.Bill Riccobono.

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Presentation: "Quakers Who Are We?" For those who wish to know more about the Quaker faith, 2 members of the meeting will present a 5-10 minute talk addressing the topic from their own experiences. Very informal and full of information with ample time for Q/A. Please enter at the front door of Quaker House. Call 761-7435 if child care is desired.
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, 1420 Hill St. Free. 7342558677. billriccobono@gmail.com http://annarborfriends.org/ [map]


 12:45-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power of the County Prosecutor and Why You Should Care": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Talk by Washtenaw County conflict resolution specialists and court mediators Joanna Courteau and Craig Harvey.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 327-0270. [map]


 1 & 8-10 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing. This month the focus is on the 1st American choral composer, the Colonial hymnist William Billings.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-4 p.m  Free! 

Sharon Mills Open House: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Docent-led tours of this park on the River Raisin with an operational hydroelectric generator, a multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a disused winery.
Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 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.


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Alien": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 13, 15, & 16. (Ridley Scott, 1979). Sci-fi classic in which Sigourney Weaver battles an extraterrestrial killer. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts. 1 & 4 p.m. (Oct. 13) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 15 & 16).
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. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cat Toy Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to crochet or sew a catnip-filled toy. Materials provided.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5:

Oct. 6: "Inktober Illustrations"

Oct. 13: "Wildly Creative Monsters"

Oct. 20: "Spooky Haunted Houses"
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Pinhole Camera Building and Photo Developing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL librarian offers a hands-on intro to making and using a pinhole camera, and discusses the science of photography.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m. 

"Pumpkin Carving Party": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts.
1 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Spider Web Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades preK-3.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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]



 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. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Memory Cafe Loss Meet Up": Collaborative event recommended by the Alzheimer's Association.

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This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support and enjoy a positive experience. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806
Joe's Memory Arts Cafe, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Seed Share: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Gardeners invited to exchange seeds, plants, tree seedlings, bulbs, and tubers. Rare and unusual seeds and plants available. Bring seeds to share, if you have them.
2-3:30 p.m., County Farm Park Platt Rd. pavilion. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Family Storytelling Concert: Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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The Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild presents a free Family Storytelling Concert for kids 4 and older, stories the family will love. Event includes free parking, free snacks and door prizes.
Traverwood Branch - Ann Arbor District Library, 3333 Traverwood Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. a2storytellers@gmail.com www.annarborstorytelling.org [map]



 2 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]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Children's StoryFest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program, with lots of audience participation, for kids in grades preK-5.
AADL Traverwood Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Minecraft": Ann Arbor District library.

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All kids in grades 3-8 invited to stop by to play this popular computer game. New & experienced players welcomed.
AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 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]


 2 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]



 2 p.m. 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Rome Through the Eyes of Its Emperors": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of the museum's Roman exhibits.
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m. 

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

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Take Your Pick: Collecting Found Photographs": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of more than a thousand 20th-century found photos.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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]


 2 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]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Fest: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Games, hayrides, a bounce house, a potluck, & more. Followed by a concert by an African children's choir.
3-6 p.m., Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free. 426-8480. [map]


 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Oct. 27. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3 & 5:45 p.m. 

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

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


 3 p.m. 

"The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System": Theaterworks USA.

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This renowned NYC children's theater troupe presents a lavishly staged production of its new musical adaptation of the popular science-oriented picture book and cartoon series about Ms. Frizzle, an eccentric teacher who takes her class on unconventional fieldtrips. Geared towards grades K-5.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $16 in advance at michtheater.org and at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 3:10, 3:20, 5:10, 6:10, & 8:50 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.


 3:15, 6, & 8:40 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.


 3:15, 6:10, & 8:45 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]


 3:30, 6, & 8:35 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Cole Anderson: Zion Lutheran Church.

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Performance by this accomplished concert pianist & U-M grad.
4 p.m., Zion, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering. 662-1679. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Sept. 15 & 29 and Oct. 13. Dinner prepared by local chefs and served in the hoophouse. The program begins with appetizers, cocktails, and live music by local pop-folk singer-songwriter Matt Jones, Frontier Ruckus banjoist Davy Jones, and others.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $125 in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/growing-hope. 786-8401. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 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! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
7-9 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


  7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Oct. 13 & 27. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Oct. 20, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Lehman Trilogy": University Musical Society.

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Broadcast of the National Theatre (London) production, directed by Academy-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, of Ben Power's adaptation of Italian playwright Stefano Massini's 2012 radio drama about the Lehman Brothers' financial empire. It begins with a young Bavarian man's arrival to a New York dockside in 1844 and follows his descendants' story through to the 2008 collapse of their business during the subprime mortgage crisis. Stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (discounts available for students, seniors & groups) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, and at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Seth Glier: The Ark.

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Singer-songwriter from western Massachusetts with a powerful falsetto and captivating melodic sense whose 2015 CD, If I Could Change One Thing, provoked comparisons to vintage Billy Joel.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats while coloring. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30-10:30 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]


 8-10 p.m. 

"Full Moon Walk": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.
8-10 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8 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]


 8:30 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Anne Erlewine

Local pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by different guests each week. Tonight: veteran Toledo soulful jazz & blues vocalist Ramona Collins . [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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