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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 27, 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.-4 p.m. 

Eventing Horse Show: Cobblestone Farm.

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Horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 26 & 27. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [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., 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. 

Dan Jilek 5K Fun Run/Walk.

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5-km race with awards for top 3 female and male runners and top 3 kids age 11 & under. Participant awards for all kids. Followed by a free picnic with hot dogs and chicken. Water & snacks. Proceeds benefit the Dan Jilek Memorial Fund that supports leadership and sports opportunities for young people.
11 a.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. $25 in advance at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/DanJilek5KFunRunWalk. [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Fall Festival: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Carnival games, tractor rides, a scavenger hunt, and a costume contest. Refreshments available.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Domino's, 3001 Earhart. Admission $6; seniors, $5.50; kids age 23 months & under, free. 998-0182. [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.  Free! 

"Halloween Parade and Spooky Fun!": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All invited to parade through Kerrytown in costume. The program begins with crafts and cider & donuts. All ages welcome.
(Parade begins at 1 p.m.), meet at the Kerrytown Chime (2nd floor). Free. contact@kerrytown.com. [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.


 Noon-6 p.m. 

2019 Ann Arbor Area PolkatoberFest: Quintessential Event Company.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Polish food from local restaurants, caterers, and food trucks as well as Polish and American beer. Also, an "Autumn Crafter & Artisan Market" with some 100 vendors, live polka and contemporary music, Polish dance troupes, kids activities, and more.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $10 (seniors age 65 & over and kids ages 6-12, $8; 2-day passes $8 more) in advance at doyoulovepolishfood.com; $12 (seniors & kids, $10) at the gate. (888) 504-8103. [map]



 Noon-4 p.m. 

Circ Fundays: Harry Potter Halloween.

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We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Come celebrate Halloween Harry Potter-style with us at The Circ Bar. The event will include wand making, pumpkin carving, butterbeer, themed snacks, and more. There will also be a costume contest for the best-dressed wizard or witch.
Purchase your tickets to Hogwarts for $5 on Eventbrite.
The Circ Bar, 210 S 1st Street. $5. events@thecircbar.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/circ-fundays-harry-potter-halloween-tickets-74315051319 [map]



 Noon-2 p.m 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's staffers show several ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Pond Music XVII: Brian Eno's Music for Airports": U-M Digital Music Ensemble.

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Oct. 24-27. Stephen Rush oversees his "interactive floating labyrinth," now in its 17th incarnation, that amplifies, combines, and manipulates sounds in and around the pond. This year's installation is a version of Brian Eno's seminal 1978 ambient album re-created with reel-to-reel tape recorders and loops and airplane propellers revolving on the surface of the pond.
U-M Moore Bldg. Pond, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Science Fest: Monster Mash": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Halloween-themed hands-on activities, including a chance to make your own mummy, become Dr. Frankenstein, make monster tracks, and more.
220 E. Ann. Free with regular museum admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Tree Town Stomp: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Oct. 25-27. A weekend of contras and waltzes with caller George Marshall and live music by bands TBA.
8-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), & 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $30 per session (age 24 & under, $20); weekend pass $80 (members, $75; age 24 & under, $30). 677-0212. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"5th Annual AADL Halloween Costume Contest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Costume contest for all ages with an assortment of prizes. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Spooky Sounds": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to drop in to check out some unusual instruments from the AADL Music Tools collection and make some spooky sounds of your own.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 12:55 p.m. 

"Raymonda": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of the late 19th-century ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Alexander Glazunov. Noted for its solos that showcase a wide variety of styles, it tells the story of betrothed lovers and the villain who tries to break them apart.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 12:55 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 27, 28, & 30. (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 27 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 28) screenings of dazzling Oscar-winning animated fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 12:55 p.m. (Oct. 27) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 28 & 30). Note: The Oct. 30 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50 & $12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 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 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball vs.

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Cliff Keen Arena, $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 1 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer vs. Maryland.

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2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person). 764-0247. [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.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Video game tournaments. Oct. 26: "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate." For grade 6-adult. Oct. 27: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Researching in German Civil and Parish Records": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by Detroit-area Ford Genealogy Club president Alexander Tolksdorf. Followed by a talk by club member Nancy Howard on "Techniques for Genealogists and Family Historians."
St. Joseph Mercy Women's Health Center rm. 1AB, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
UPDATED LOCATION: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre studio space, 322 W. Ann St. annarborstorytelling.org. [map]


 2 p.m. 

The Michigan Playwrights Festival: Theatre NOVA.

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Four new plays by Michigan playwrights will be given readings Oct 24-27, 2019 at Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron in Ann Arbor.
Schedule of the FALL 2019 Michigan Playwrights Festival:
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8pm:THE LION'S SHARE by Catherine Zudak
Friday, Oct. 25 at 8pm: DEAR CAMP by Lisa MacDonald
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8pm: SILO TREE by Sam Collier
Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2pm: BLIGHT by R.D. Wakeman

Tickets are $10 for each reading, while festival passes, good for all four readings, are $30. Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them for all readings, available at the door only. For tickets or more info, visit TheatreNOVA.org, or buy them in person at the box office one hour before show time.
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $10. 734-635-8450. A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Cabaret": EMU Theatre Department.

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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]


 2 p.m. 

"My Three Angels": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Oct. 24-27. Barbara Mackey King directs local actors in Samuel and Bella Spewack's warmhearted 1953 comedy, set at Christmastime in French Guiana, about 3 convicts, out of prison to do work on the warden's house, who come to the rescue of a shopkeeper. Cast: Paul Bianchi, Ellen Finch, Chelsea Kearns, Dillon Roseen, Molly Wallace, Theo Polley, Jim Sullivan, TJ Johnson, and 2 actors TBA.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors, $22; students, $12) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone; Pay what you can for Thurs. tickets remaining at the box office. 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Sandhill Crane Tour": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras.
2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Self Defense for Women": Saline District Library.

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Ping's Dojo instructor Steve Hollis introduces teens and adults to self-defense techniques and awareness exercises. Wear comfortable clothes.
2-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [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! 

"The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Oct. 24-27. Erin Palmer directs students in the classic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg musical adaptation of Frank Baum's ever popular fantasy about a young girl's roundabout journey to her heart's desire. The score features "Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and more.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. palmere@dexterschools.org, 424-4240. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Living the Lessons of History: German and American Responses to Refugee Crises in the Wake of Genocide": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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This talk looks at how German efforts to deal with
their country's sordid past have stimulated a variety
of humanitarian efforts since World War II -
including support for mass groups of refugees
fleeing genocidal regimes across the globe.
Mediterrano, 2900 S State St. $25. events@jfsaa.org https://form.jotform.com/92265204886160 [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"A Glimpse of the Kelsey Museum in Spanish and English": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of museum highlights, with many parts repeated in Spanish.
3 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Costume Swap": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to pick up one of the gently used, clean Halloween costumes the AADL has collected since accepting them on Oct. 1. Also, a kids craft.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 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 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Be Not Silent": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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Benjamin Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in a program highlighted by Henrich Schutz's majestic motet "Das ist mir lieb," a setting of Psalm 116. Other psalm and poem settings include Thomas Weelkes' "I Hear a Voice," Thea Musgrave's "Hear the Voice of the Bard," Michael Horvit's "Even When God Is Silent," Hugo Wolf's "Die Stimme des Kindes," and more.
4 p.m., Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. Tickets $20 (seniors age 65 & over, $15; students with ID, $10; K-12 students, free) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/vocal-arts-ensemble. vocalartsannarbor.org. [map]
 



 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 9 & up invited to join peers for this nonprofit promotion (also known as National Novel Writing Month) challenging teens and adults to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November. Refreshments.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 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]



 4:30 p.m. 

Halloween Concert: U-M School of Music.

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A rowdy affair, this annual tradition features the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia Orchestra hamming it up in costume while performing such ghoulish works as Saint-SaŽns' Danse Macabre or Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain. Graduate conducting students direct. A large portion of the audience comes in costume. Note: Tickets usually sell out well in advance.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $8 & $12 in advance at the Michigan League & tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

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Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [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]


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"Spooky Species": The Creature Conservancy.

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Oct. 25-27 & 31. Annual Halloween parties with live animal presentations. Cider & donuts.
Times TBA, Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets TBA in advance only. thecreatureconservancy.org, 929-9324. [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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Sign up for an 8-minute spot at pointlessbrew.com. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Pokey LaFarge: The Ark 23rd Annual Fall Fundraiser.

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St. Louis-based American roots music singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose songs draw inventively on early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, Appalachian balladry, Western swing, and even vaudeville. Preceded at 5 p.m. by a buffet dinner.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40-$500 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. 

"Dr. Seward's Dracula": Penny Seats Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 24-Nov. 3. Popular local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier directs his suspenseful adaptation of the Dracula legend. An asylum administrator, driven mad by the loss of his lover and friends to Dracula, must face demons real and imagined as he investigates a string of murders occurring around him.
Stone Chalet Inn, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Tickets $15 ($20 on Oct. 31 includes Halloween party with cast & crew), in advance at pennyseats.org and (if available) at the door. 926-5346. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Futuristic

All ages admitted. Popular Arizona-based hip-hop rapper known for his witty, substantive rapid-fire lyrics. Openers: NYC rapper Yonas, California R&B & soul-inflected hip-hop rapper Scribe Cash, rapper Crypt, and South Carolina rapper Scruface. $17-$20. 8 p.m.-midnight. [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: Mike Latini

Patterson (NY) 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: trombonist Vincent Chandler. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Open Mike"

All acoustic musicians invited. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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