As we greet the sunrise together, with still minds and open hearts, our awareness of nature and subtle energies is heightened. Plugging into nature, and the circadian rhythms of the planet through the power of sound is essential to our wellbeing, where in a state of total relaxation, healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place. We can then approach the day ahead with a more open heart and calm mind, while simultaneously being a bright light to the folks in our life.
The sound healing, is a sound meditation or sound bath, that begins with each person lying down in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with various sounds, tones, and frequencies being introduced in succession.
Duration 60 minutes.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $25. email@example.com www.veraposeyoga.com [map]
Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.
Oct. 19 & 20. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from mid-century to industrial design to folk art and more. Delivery available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-0173. [map]
Argus Museum/Argus Collectors Group Annual Conference: Argus Museum/Washtenaw County Historical Society.more >
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The conference kicks off Thursday evening, October 17, with the opening reception of the photography exhibit of work by Tamar Charney "Through a Russian Lens". Conference highlights include discussions, demonstrations and temporary exhibits and Friday's dinner sponsored by the ACG. The traditional Saturday luncheon which honors former Argus employees and their families is also held at the Museum. Three tours scheduled and an off-site banquet - all offering unique experiences! Friday morning, October 18, we will visit Ann Arbor's Museum on Main Street and get a behind the scenes look at a major collections inventory project. Friday's afternoon tour of the University of Michigan's Museum of Art will be given by the curator of photography. Saturday evening includes private tour of Northville's historic Mill Race Village before heading to Genitti's for our banquet seven-course Italian dinner. An Awards ceremony is followed by a presentation and our auction.
Argus Museum, Argus I Building, 525 West William Street. Donation. field trips: $3.00, Banquet 429.95+, all others: donations requested. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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]
Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half-dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted pop culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 regular admission (children age 10 & under, free); $15 early bird admission. For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]
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]
All invited to watch club members race each other. No alcohol or pets.
10:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., Dexter. Free. 426-4299. [map]
Oct. 8, 9 & 20. All invited to this Kol Nidre service, which features haunting melodies sung by the JCS High Holiday Harmony Choir in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A Yom Kippur observance (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) features readings by JCS members and friends, followed by a Break-the-Fast Potluck (6 p.m.; bring a vegetarian and nut-free dish to pass). Also, a Sukkot observance (Oct. 20, 10:30-noon) with recipe sharing, storytelling, and a chance to decorate the sukkah, a temporary shelter built for the weeklong festival.
Jewish Cultural Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]
A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps available ($1). Food available.
6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $10 (kids ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). Blastcornmaze.com. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]
Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. email@example.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]
Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]
Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Come listen to Jewel Heart's Resident Spiritual Advisor, Demo Rinpoche expound upon various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Also broadcast live via webinar - to register visit jewelheart.org
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jewelheart.org [map]
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. email@example.com, 846-9418.
Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 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]
Identifying insects from the water ways can help us figure out what the water quality is within different sections of the Huron River Watershed.
Find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River. At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others. This identification process takes about two hours. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)
HRWC Office, New Center Second Floor, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Family-friendly tours and activities related to the museum's temporary and permanent exhibitions, including a chance to create graffiti like those from ancient Kush, hear African folktales told by Ann Arbor Storytellers guild members Genot Picor and Steve Daut, and learn about how modern technology helps archaeologists study ancient graffiti.
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]
All invited to help identify the macroinvertebrates gleaned during the Oct. 12 "River Roundup" (see listing). Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Noon-2 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. (choose one session), NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Preregistration required by Oct. 17 at hrwc.org
A chance to sample several chilis and watch the Detroit Lions game vs. the Minnesota Vikings. Cash bar, silent auction, and football-themed activities. Kids welcome.
12:30 p.m., BRAG Ann Arbor Event Center, 179 Little Lake. Tickets $20 in advance at mapagency.org
Michigan Ability Partners presents our Third Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tailgate Party! Eat great chili, watch the Lions beat the Vikings, and support our mission serving Veterans and people with disabilities. $20 ticket includes chili samplings and extras plus one drink ticket. Cash bar, silent auction, and lots of football-related fun. Kids welcome and kickoff is at 1 PM.
To enter a chili team, sponsor, or buy tickets, go to mapagency.org
BRAG (Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor) Event Center, 179 Little Lake Road. $20. 7349756880. email@example.com www.mapagency.org
20 Michigan artists tug at the hidden strands of systemic racism woven into the fabric of American society - focusing on whiteness.
Performance by Melanie Manos 6pm Saturday Oct 19
Performance by Detroit Hip Hop Artist Will See and DJ TJ 7pm Saturday Oct 19
Artist Talks by Justin Cox, Mia Risberg + Laura Earle 1pm Sunday Oct 20
Performance by lisa eddy "Seeing White in School" 2pm Sunday Oct 20
22 North Gallery, 22 North Huron Street, Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com artkettle.com 22north.org [map]
Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.
Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.
Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.
Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.
Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.
Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.
Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.
Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.
Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.
Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.
Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.
Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.
Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.
Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.
Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).
Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Oct. 6 & 20. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of this working 1870s grist mill.
Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.
(Stanley Nelson, 2019). Documentary with never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos of the mercurial jazz legend.
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.
All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.
1-3 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Charming and funny film adaptation of Roald Dahl's story of a super-smart girl who is woefully misunderstood.
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]
REMEMBERING WHOLENESS | DARSHAN WITH THE MOTHER
Dates: 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Registration: No registration needed, this is an open session
Please be on time, seated by 2 PM; latecomers will be asked to wait together in the outer hall and come in together at 2:20.
Darshan is an event in consciousness-an interaction between the human and the divine, which focuses and draws up the consciousness of the human. The Mother takes each person's hands and looks into his/her eyes. Many people are deeply moved because she mirrors back to each his/her own divinity, the Divine Mother in each of our hearts.
Facilitators: Barbara Brodsky who channels The Mother
Cost: Offered as dana (donation)
More info: https:
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, deepspring.org, 6655 Jackson Rd., Unit 565. Donation. 7344775848. firstname.lastname@example.org deepspring.org [map]
Join the Roustabout Theatre Troupe as we end the 2019 season with a world premiere by Joseph Zettelmaier.
In 2017, Joe began a journey across his home state. He set about to collect a wide variety of ghost stories and true otherworldly encounters by Michiganders from Milan to Marquette. From these stories came a theatrical piece, weaving tales of the supernatural with our narrator's attempt to answer the question that has haunted so many of us: Do you believe in ghosts?
Directed by Anna Simmons.
Starring Julia Garlotte, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolascz, and Allison Megroet.
Set Design by Jen Maiseloff. Lighting Design by Dustin Miller. Sound and Projections by Will Myers. Costume Design by Josie Lapczynski.
Preview Thursday at 7:30pm - October 3rd
Fridays at 8pm - October 4th, 11th, and 18th
Saturdays at 8pm - October 5th, 12th, and 19th
Sundays at 2pm - October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Tickets: $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60
YES- Ypsi Experimental Space, 8 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60.. 7346810112. email@example.com https:
Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.
Nov. 17: Caller Drake Meadow with music by Paul Winder and Betsy Beckerman.
Dec. 15: Caller TBA, music by Donna Baird, Fred & Nora Karsch, Jim Horton.
Jan. 19: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Dawn Swartz.
Feb 16: Caller Drake Meadow, music TBA.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]
All invited to hike about 1.5 miles through wetlands, prairie, and woodland. Preceded at 1:30 p.m. by socialization. Refreshments. No pets. Be prepared for muddy trails.
Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve, meet at the preserve parking lot on the corner of Cherry Hill Rd. and Prospect Rd., Superior Township. Free. 484-6565.
Oct. 18-20 & 24-27. EMU drama professor Phil Simmons directs EMU students in the popular Fred Ebb & John Kander Broadway musical, based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Diaries, about encroaching repression in prewar Nazi Germany. Beneath its glittery, entertaining surface, the story of the romance between an American writer and a British cabaret performer is a darkly unsettling drama.
EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off of Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12) in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1220. [map]
Local writer Emily Siwek is joined by the Violin Monster for a reading of A Monster on Main Street, her 2018 picture book encouraging kids to give scary things a second look. Also, trick-or-treating in Westgate and chalk art by local artist David Zinn. Costumes encouraged.
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
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]
Exotic Zoo (Belleville) owner Javon Stacks presents an interactive program with live animals, including a kangaroo, monkey, and eagle owl.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]
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]
Elle Bogle leads a peaceful hike to learn about ancient indigenous people and the tree symbolism and spirituality they practiced.
Baker Woods Preserve, 11914 Trinkle, Dexter. Free. 971-6337. [map]
This L.A.-born, German-bred harpsichordist performs a solo recital highlighted by a new work by local composer Braxton Blake. He's also joined by U-M music students in Manuel de Falla's Concerto for Harpsichord.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet's citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Curator Donna Braden discusses the museum's 1940s period diner.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.
Oct. 17-20. Local playwright JoŽl Doty directs her tragicomedy about an anxious woman who holds a sale to make travel money to accompany a PTSD-suffering friend to Texas. The audience serves as her customers (participation encouraged).
Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $22, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. 780-7224. [map]
This South African theater company is known for reimagining Western classics in a South African context, with music performed by an orchestra of marimbas. Oct. 18 & 20: A Man of Good Hope, Isango's musical adaptation of South African writer Jonny Steinberg's book about the harrowing life of a Somali boy fleeing from terror. The New York Times calls it "spirited, wrenching, and often sublime … a reminder of what a mighty force empathy in the theater can be."
Power Center. Tickets $35-$61 (discounts available for students & seniors) in advance at ums.org, by phone, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
"The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
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CUNY Baruch College journalism professor Bridgett Davis discusses her new memoir about her Detroit family's secret dependency on her mother's livelihood in the illegal numbers game. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.
This soprano, a U-M music professor, is joined by pianist Kathryn Goodson in a program drawn from the 3rd in their recording series Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers, which focuses on repertoire suppressed during the Holocaust and neglected in subsequent years.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items in order to be eligible to win them in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Center (Chelsea) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The first hour is a sale with 20 vendors. Auction begins at 7 p.m. This month's themes are gardening and local farmers markets.
Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 426-5558. [map]
Performance by this Chicago-based veteran slam poet who is also a Mennonite pastor. Her pieces focus on nature or women's absurd everyday experiences. Proceeded by a poetry open mike.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com
Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]
Oct. 6 & 20. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Blind Pig: Adam Hambrick
All ages admitted. Nashville-based, Arkansas-bred country- pop singer-songwriter. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio
Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Old Town: Charlie Weaver
Acoustic folk music "with a touch of bluegrass and trout stream rhythms" by this northern Michigan singer-guitarist (and fishing guru), a former Ann Arborite who was a regular at the Old Town Sunday night folk jams in the early 80s. For his 2nd set tonight, he is joined by assorted guest musicians to perform songs from the brand- new songbook collecting the work of veteran local country-folk singer-songwriter Jay Stielstra.
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: Paul Keller Orchestra vocalist Sarah D'Angelo.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips
Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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