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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 3, 2019

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 9-10 a.m. 

"Turkey Time": Hudson Mills Nature Story Time.

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Kids ages 4-7 invited to learn about turkeys through a story and a craft with Hudson Mills staffers.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5; preregistration required. 426-8211. [map]

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Hosta Seed Exchange: Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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All invited to bring hosta seeds (packaged and marked your name and the identity of the hybrid) to trade. Also, a presentation on greenhouse operations.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Stamp Show": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Nov. 2 & 3. This large annual stamp show, now in its 45th year, features 28 dealers from 9 states selling U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, displays of stamps and postal history, a youth area with info and free stamps for beginning stamp collectors, a public Peninsular State Philatelic Society meeting (Sat., 2 p.m.), cachet makers, and more. Lunch & snacks available.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission.,, 761-5859. [map]

 10 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. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.

 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Nature Explorers: Foxes, Coyotes, and Wolves": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Ellen Bogle shows animal skulls and skins to kids ages 5 & 6 (with caregiver) and leads an animal tracks craft.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at 971-6337. [map]

 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Tile Extravaganza": Motawi Tileworks.

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Nov. 2 & 3. Tile-making demonstrations (1 & 2 p.m. both days & 4 p.m Sat.), factory tours (noon both days & 3 p.m. Sat.), tile signing by founder Nawal Motawi (11 a.m.-noon), a tile sale with discontinued and prototype tiles, and a chance to make a tile ($5 for the 1st tile; $10 for additional tiles). Raffle.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Motawi, 170 Enterprise Dr. Free admission. 213-0017. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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


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


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


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

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

 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). [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. [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. Artist demos (noon-3 p.m.) include a cedar birdhouse (Nov. 3) and cork bags & accessories (Nov. 10). Also, a raffle (Nov. 10).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey vs. Iowa.

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Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]

 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Art on the Lake": Local Ann Arbor Artists Open House and Sale.

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Show and sale of works by nationally known local artist Carol Furtado, including woven, felted, and dyed hats and scarves and silk wearables. Masks required.
505 Lakeview Ave. Free admission. Info:, [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., 846-9418.

 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Peter Sparling: Paintings & Videos 2019: Gallery 22 North & Equality Michigan.

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Renowned Michigan dancer/choreographer and visual artist Peter Sparling partners with Gallery 22 North and Equality Michigan for a show of Sparling's new paintings and videos at Ypsilanti's Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron in November, 2019. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the show with members of Equality Michigan and the Southwest Michigan community. There will be a private showing for Equality Michigan guests only with artist's talk from 5-7 pm. To sign up for reception, contact Erin Knott at Equality Michigan:
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Towers."
AAHOM, 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]

 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]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a cougar (2 p.m.) and a skunk (4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [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.

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Natural History Museum.

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U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry and sustainability lead various activities based on their current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about the people who lived there. For kids in upper elementary-adults.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Let's Boogie-Woogie at the Ypsilanti District Library!": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join the piano and song man of 4.5 million YT views for an afternoon of family-friendly music fun, with boogie-woogie and New Orleans piano and song favorites from the Swing Dance Era. Matthew Ball is The Boogie Woogie Kid! For a preview see!
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. Free. (734) 482-4110. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Boogie Woogie Kid": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Pianist/Singer and Songwriter Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, is the attorney turned musician with an infectious passion for music. A national touring act, Matthew performs New Orleans and Swing Era favorites from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. This Take Note Concert is sponsored by the Friends of YDL.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Bath Bombs Away!": Saline District Library.

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Adults & teens invited to make hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients that effervesce in the bath.
2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Dramatic Visions": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this 75-member band in Ian McDougall's "Bells," Leoš Janáček's Sinfonietta, Frank Ticheli's "An American Elegy," local composer Howard Bond's "Band Day March," David Gillingham's "Be Thou My Vision," Alfred Reed's "Armenian Dances," and the Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky's The Firebird.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets (prices tentative) $10 (students & seniors, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance from band members, at, & at the door., 478-7415. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Tour: Women's Work": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of the museum's artifacts that address women's work in the ancient world.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Eurydice": U-M Rude Mechanicals.

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Nov. 1-3. U-M students perform Sarah Ruhl's 2003 tender-hearted comedy, a heavily revised version of the Orpheus myth told from Eurydice's perspective. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood praises its "insistent heartbeat, the rhythmic threnody woven by its language, its subterranean feeling and its strangely potent imagery."
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at, [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Mittens, Muffins, and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Mari Katayama": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of art by this Japanese artist, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Matilda the Musical": Pioneer Theatre Guild.

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Nov. 2, 3, & 8-10. Pioneer High School students perform Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1988 children's novel about a supersmart girl with the gift of telekinesis who is woefully misunderstood. New York Times critic Ben Brantley praises the clever, expressive score and calls the show "an exhilarating tale of empowerment."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 610 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, & PHS staff, $10) in advance and at the door. 994-2191. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Opera at the Library": Chelsea District Library.

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Manhattan-based operatic soprano Joy Jones, the 2018 headliner for CDL's 2018 "Music in the Park," returns to perform a selection of her operatic repertoire.
2 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Rising Stars": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local drummer Sean Dobbins is joined by up-and-coming area musicians TBA for another installment of this ongoing series promoting young jazz musicians.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at Reservations recommended. 769-2999.

 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 $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chanukah Sale: Women of Temple Beth Emeth Gift Shop.

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The Women of Temple Beth Emeth invite you to the Chanakah Sale at our newly renovated Gift Shop.
We are the only Judaica shop in the Ann Arbor area!
During the entire month of November we are offering a 15% discount on all Chanukiahs.
Hours: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm, Sundays 2:30-5:30 pm, Fridays 6:30-7:30 pm (except 4th Friday Guitar Shabbat, 5:30-6:30pm), or by appointment (call 734-665-4744). We accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards.
Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard. Free. 734-665-4744. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Nov. 24. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

 3:15, 6, & 8:35 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

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(Todd Phillips, 2019). Drama from the perspective of Batman's nemesis, caught between apathy and cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8., 668-TIME.

 3:30, 6:10, & 8:35 p.m. 

The Lighthouse: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Eggers, 2019). Drama about two lighthouse keeps trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 3:45, 6, & 8:25 p.m. 

"Where's My Roy Cohn?": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2019). Documentary about the unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker.
Michigan Theater (unless noted otherwise). $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Alex Pratt Ceramics Exhibition: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Yourist Studio Gallery is delighted to feature the works of master potter and Yourist instructor Alex Pratt throughout November. Alex's sumptuous pots are beautifully thrown and always inspiring. Alex uses sgraffito, carving, and slip inlay on porcelain vessels, placing stylized natural forms in a geometric framework. Alex is inspired by the freely-applied linear decoration of Oribe pottery and the tightly interlocking compositional style of Cubist painting and sculpture. Alex is a ceramic artist from Dearborn, Michigan, who received his BFA from the University of Michigan, has taught throughout southeastern Michigan, and exhibits his work widely.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. [map]

 4 p.m. 

Band-O-Rama: U-M School of Music.

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This popular annual concert, now in its 55th year, features the U-M Symphony and Concert bands and Michigan Marching Band performing favorite U-M songs and works in various genres.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $8-$20 in advance at 764-2538. [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)., (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. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Let's Dance!": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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New DCO music director David Schultz conducts this volunteer ensemble in a program of dance-inspired music ranging from Russian folk to hip-hop. Program: Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Sibelius's Valse Triste, Debussy's Danses Sacrée et Profane, an intermezzo from Enrique Granados's Goyescas, and Alberto Ginastera's Four Dances From Estancia. Also, Lansing-based electric violinist Rodney Page joins the DCO to perform his Danzan.
Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]

 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, 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. [map]

 6-8 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 to confirm or check 717-1569. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"24th Concert4aCause: I, Too, Sing America": Northside Community Church/First Baptist Church.

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A varied program of music exploring the connections between the Harlem Renaissance and urban American cultures of the early to mid 20th-century, ranging from jazz-infused pieces by Margaret Bonds to the poignant chords of Gershwin, as well as works by Copland, William Grant Still, Kurt Weill, and Irving Berlin. Performers include legendary tenor (and U-M voice professor emeritus) George Shirley, local pianist Kathryn Goodson, the NCC Esther Metz Yost Handbell Choir (directed by Sheree Gidcomb Clark), and U-M MFA students: soprano Jennifer Cresswell, baritone Jack Williams, clarinetist Scott Johnson Jr., and pianist Mahour Arbabian. Proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free; donations welcome. 662-6351. [map]

 6-7 p.m. 

"Imagine a Dream": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Concordia University music professor John Boonenberg directs Cantabile, the Boychoir ensemble of boys ages 9-18, in a program of various uplifting and moving tunes. Highlights include David Mooney's Irish ballad "The Last Rose of Summer," Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Song of the Tree of Life," Mack Wilberg's rousing "Bound for the Promised Land," and John Lennon's classic "Imagine."
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth. Tickets $15-20 in advance at and at the door. 663-5377. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

J Sea: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this Canadian slam poet who recently published Soft Boi, a playful collection of poems and prose about gender, along with some erotica.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 7 p.m. 

The Third Place Concert Series: Bløm Meadworks.

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Thirty-minute sets by U-M music school grad student vibraphonist Colin McCall and by the all-female U-M music student improvisational sextet Virago.
7-8 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. 4th Ave. $5 suggested donation. 548-9729. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"We Are the Music Makers": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Brian Gaukel, 2019). Premiere of this documentary celebrating the life and work of U-M music school conducting professor Jerry Blackstone.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church's adult & compline choirs in a program featuring 16th-century Spanish composer Tomās Luis de Victoria's Officium Defunctorum ā 6.
St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jena Irene Asciutto LIVE at Jim Brady's Ann Arbor: Jim Brady's.

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Singer-songwriter and Michigan native Jena Irene Asciutto has announced new dates in her special live series in downtown Ann Arbor in a one-of-a-kind setting at Jim Brady's, performing original music and other favorites on select Sunday nights.
As a bonus, Jim Brady's patrons will enjoy no cover charge and Happy Hour pricing during the performances.
Jim Brady's Ann Arbor, 209 S Main St. Free. 2483061954. [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 and (if available) at the door. 926-5346. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Nov. 3 & 17. 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., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison: The Ark.

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These two alternative country singer-songwriters from Austin have been successful on their own and, since they joined forces in marriage since 1996, in duo shows. An American Songwriter review says, "They may not yet be the Johnny and June, or even Buddy and Julie, of married American singer-songwriters, but Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are giving it their best shot." They have a new release, Beautiful Lie.
8 p.m., 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 the, and at the door. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 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]

 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: 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.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Jim Brady's: Jena Irene Asciutto

Detroit pop singer-songwriter who cites Fiona Apple and Amy Winehouse as influences. 7:30-10 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Playin' Chicken

Local quartet of veteran musicians that plays folk, country, rock, swing, and originals. With bassist Mike Knight, guitarist-mandolinist Bill Connors, fiddler Mary Seelhorst, and guitarist- harmonica player Myron Grant. [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, including guitarist Max Bowen. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]


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