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Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 9, 2019






 
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 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

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Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [map]



 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Saline Craft Show: Saline Area Schools.

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Hundreds of vendors from more than 15 states show and sell pottery, jewelry, seasonal items, gifts, and more. No strollers.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Rd., Saline. $5 admission. 429-5922, 401-8020. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Weekend Walk for Birds at Matthaei Botanical Gardens: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Join us as we explore one of Washtenaw county's top birding hotspots with nearly 150 species reported this year. We will enjoy the autumn scenery and fall birds with the beautiful backdrop of the gardens at Matthaei. Meet in the parking lot in front of the gift shop. There is no fee to enter the gardens, but parking is $1.80 per hour with $5.00 maximum.
We strongly encourage those that are curious about or new to birding to attend our walks and other events. All that is required is some walking shoes and a desire to see some birds. Binoculars are important, but don't let that stop you as we will have extra if needed.
Leader: Matthew Spoor
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. fieldtrips@washtenawaudubon.com www.washtenawaudubon.org [map]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Weekend Walk for Birds": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Matthew Spoor leads a hike through Matthaei Botanical Gardens to spot any of the nearly 150 bird species reported there this year.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Free; metered parking. Washtenawaudubon.org.


 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Day of Meditation": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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This day of meditation, open to all experience levels and offered according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will include practice sessions and light guidance. Instructors will be available for assistance. Silence will be enjoyed throughout the day.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 9-11 a.m. 

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

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



 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

57th Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon: Ladies' Literary Club of Ypsilanti.

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Held in the club's 1840s Greek Revival house, the area's oldest Christmas bazaar features handmade arts and crafts, stitchery items, baked goods, and themed baskets. Raffles. Lunch available ($15), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Raffle proceeds benefit the club's charities.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 218 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Free admission. 482-7615. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Nov. 9 & 16. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Nov. 9), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Nov. 16), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gerome Kamrowski - "Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist": Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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Gerome Kamrowski Exhibition: Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist
The free show & sale will begin on Friday, November 8th, at Schmidt's Antiques Inc's Michigan Art Gallery, and will include over 20 never before seen works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004) - A founder of what became American Abstract Expressionism.
Please join us in an Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Weekend continues through Saturday, November 9th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 10th 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The exhibition will continue each Saturday through January 4, 2020. Please call (734.434.2660) or email (info@schmidtsantiques.com) with any questions.
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com https://www.michiganartgallery.com/germone-kamrowski-show.html [map]


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Washtenaw County Clean Up Day @ EMU: Washtenaw County Public Works.

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Washtenaw County is hosting a County Clean Up Day on November 9th from 9AM - 1PM at at 799 N Hewitt Street, Ypsilanti (the lot across from EMU's Rynearson Stadium). All Washtenaw County residents are welcome to bring old electronics, paints, oils, and cleaning/garden chemicals, and much more for responsible and safe disposal by our waste specialists. Note: no waste from out-of-county residents or generated by a business can be accepted. Please see the flyer image attached to this event or visit washtenaw.org/cleanup for complete details of materials we accept.
Rynearson Stadium Parking Lot, 799 N Hewitt Street, Ypsilanti. Donation. 7242223950. jtulman@washtenaw.org washtenaw.org/cleanup [map]



 9 a.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Chip-timed 5-km, 10-km, and "Iron Turkey" (both 5- and 10-km) races. Also, a 1-mile fun run. 5-deep awards in 5-year age divisions. Finisher's medals, awards, T-shirts, race photos. Post-race turkey broth and pumpkin pancakes and pie.
9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.), Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 North Territorial, Dexter. $45 & up (fun run, $35) in advance runsignup.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. $10 vehicle entry fee. Nonperishable food and fresh produce donations accepted for Food Gatherers. 585-7101. [map]


 10-11 a.m 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10 a.m. 

"Workshop: Healing Ourselves and the Earth": Deep Spring Center.

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HEALING OURSELVES AND THE EARTH | FALL 2019
Saturday | November 9 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday | November 10 | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky (channeling Aaron, Jeshua, Father John and others) and Dr. Tavis Taylor, M.D.
Held locally at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd.Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Get Directions
Also available: Global live streaming, join us from anywhere
Suggested donation: $65 - $195 for the weekend
Registration and information: https://www.deepspring.org/healing-ourselves-and-the-earth-fall-2019/
Dr. Tavis Taylor, M.D. and Barbara Brodsky, channeling Aaron, Jeshua, Father John and others, will speak about healing ourselves and the earth. We are already whole, and yet we also experience distortion. If we focus only on the distortion and try to fix it, we give more energy to the distortion. If we deny the distortions, we cannot release them.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Suggested donation: $65 - $195 for the weekend. 7344775848. tanaree4@gmail.com deepspring.org [map]



 10 a.m. 

26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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Nov. 8-10. 3 days of Polish films. Polish, subtitles.

Nov. 8: "Obywatel Jones/Mister Jones" (Agnieszka Holland, 2019). Thrilling biopic about a Welsh journalist who broke the news in Western media about the early 1930s famine in the Soviet Union. 7 p.m. "Zabawa, Zabawa/Playing Hard" (Kinga Debska, 2018). Drama about 3 alcoholic women: a 40-year-old prosecutor, a young student, and a distinguished surgeon. 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 9: "Children's Program" (for age 3 & up) includes Magiczna Zima Muminków/Moomins and the Winter Wonderland, Ira Carpelan and Jakub Wójcik's 2017 animation about a mythical critter who decides to forgo hibernation to explore winter. Shown in 2 parts, with intermission. 10 a.m. Children's Book Fair (10:40 & 11:40 a.m.). Documentary films (FREE), including Eric Bednarski's Warsaw Ghetto documentary Warszawa: Miasto Podzielone/Warsaw: A City Divided (12:30 p.m.); Natalia Koryncka-Gruz's animated WWII documentary Mala Zaglada/A Minor Genocide (1:50 p.m.); Miroslaw Dembinski's documentary about a 91-year-old paraglider, Jeszcze Lecimy/Still Flying (3:10 p.m.); and Arabski Sekret/The Arabic Secret (3:45 p.m.), Julia Groszek's documentary about a man tracking his origins to the Middle East. Followed at 4:40 p.m. by a Q&A with Groszek. "Boze Cialo/Corpus Christi" (6 p.m.), Jan Komasa's 2019 drama about a 20-year-old who has a spiritual transformation at a Youth Detention Center and decides, upon release, to dress as a priest and minister a small-town parish. Feature film TBA (8:30 p.m.).

Nov. 10: "Cudzoziemcy w Powstaniu Warszawskim/Foreigners in the Warsaw Uprising" (Malgorzata Brama, 2017). Docudrama about outside support for Polish insurgents in 1944. "Short Films Program" (FREE), includes Badylok, Karolina Klapkowska's drama about a 16-year-old whose fantasies help him escape his dreary reality; Maria Ornaf's haunting drama Piolun/Wormwood; Ostatni Dzien Lata/The Last Day of Summer, Aleksandra Czenczek's English-language drama about the connection between a young boy and an elderly woman with dementia; Daria Kopiec's Miasteczko/Small Town; and Na Strajk!/On Strike!, Stanislaw Horodecki's drama about a boy who, while caring for his grandfather with Alzheimer's, discovers a family secret. 11:50 a.m. Followed at 1:25 p.m. by a Q&A with Horodecki. "Pilsudski" (Michal Rosa, 2019) Biopic about Polish statesman Józef Pilsudski's role in the early 20th-century independence movement. 3 p.m.

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Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $6; U-M students with ID, FREE; children's program, $5; family ticket for children's program, $15; documentaries & short films, FREE). Annarborpolishfilmfestival.com. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 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. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Artisan Market: Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center.

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Sale of art, jewelry, homemade products, and other gift items made by local crafters who have overcome an illness or injury. Also, a make-and-take gift station, a photo booth, a guided watercolor painting activity, and more. Food available.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Galaxy, 5840 Interface Dr., ste. 400. Free admission. 627-8001. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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


 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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


 10 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Holiday Fleece Fair: Spinners Flock.

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Handmade and one-of-a-kind woven goods and fiber art items, including knitted, woven, and felted garments, rugs, and ornaments. Also, a sale of equipment, tools, books, magazines, dyes, and products featuring Michigan-grown fibers, including handspun yarns and fibers for handspinning and felting. Door prizes.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer, Chelsea. Free admission. 769-1657. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Holiday Sale: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Juried show and sale of clothing, accessories, and jewelry made by local artists. Also, fiber art demos and door prizes.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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Nov. 9 & 23. One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m. (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. $15 to race ($25 with a rental car). (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Kids Are Chefs: Baker's Dozen": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids (with parent) invited to explore 13 plants from around the world that are important to bakers and make a treat from ingredients that come from some of them. Note: Wheat, dairy, and chocolate allergens.
Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $10 per kid; metered parking. Preregistration recommended at mbgna.umich.edu. 647-7600. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Wine, Women, and Shopping": Chelsea Merchants 14th Annual Ladies Day.

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Holiday gift sales at shops identified with multicolored pennant flags, as well as demos and other events. Wine tastings and menu specials in participating restaurants. Live entertainment TBA. See website for details
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (many shops stay open until 8 p.m.), downtown Chelsea. Free admission. winewomenshopping.com. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. On Oct. 19, a Halloween costume party (AADL Traverwood Branch). For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner (Nov. 2), AADL Traverwood (Nov. 9), and AADL Traverwood (Nov. 16). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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

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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.-2 p.m. 

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

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



 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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



 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps available ($1). Food available.
6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $10 (kids ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). Blastcornmaze.com. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Nov. 9 & 16. Nature programs led by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen. Nov. 9: "Call of the Wild" (11 a.m.-noon), a talk on how Michigan wildlife communicates with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals, and "Camouflage Games" (1-2 p.m.), a talk on how animals adapt camouflage; participants encouraged to wear camo gear and compete for prizes. Nov. 16: "Hike a 1000-foot Esker in Waterloo" (9 a.m.), a 1.5 mile uphill hike over an esker, which is rugged glacial topography caused by meltwater and colloquially known as a "hogback." Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 State Recreation Pass required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.


 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. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Prints in Action": UMMA.

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Local artist Sajeev Vadakoottu leads a tour, for families with kids age 8 & up, of Pan-African Pulp, the current exhibit of Meleko Mokgosi's large-scale panels inspired by 1960s & 1970s African photo novels, posters from Pan-African movements, and more. Followed by a block printing activity. Bring a phone to take photos for inspiration.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. Preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events (click on "Family" in the left-hand column). 764-0395. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Inclusive Hatha Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A2 Yoga instructor Raina LaGrand introduces the basics of this yoga style integrating breath with movement. Dress to work out, and bring a mat if you have one.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"The Nutcracker": Russian Classical Ballet (Ann Arbor District Library).

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Faculty and students from this suburban Detroit ballet school perform an abridged version of Tchaikovsky's ballet.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

S.T.E.A.M Workshop for Parents and Kids: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Take your weekends full steam ahead with our weekly workshop where kids collaborate with peers and parents to problem solve, experiment, and create! For ages 6 to 14 (children aged 6 to 8 need a parent with them). Space is limited, so registration is required for this event.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Rd, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7, & 9:25 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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


 Noon-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: eknott@equalitymi.org.
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. petespar@umich.edu [map]



 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Synth Expo": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Synthesizer performances, hands-on activities, and a chance to try one of the synths from the AADL's Music Tools collection. Synth makers and sellers on hand for consultations.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

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

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



 12:55 p.m. 

"Madama Butterfly": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 9, 13, & 16. Live broadcast (Nov. 9) and rebroadcast (Nov. 13 & 16) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's classic opera about the relationship between a young Japanese geisha and an American naval officer who marries her with the intention of leaving her. With vivid staging by Anthony Minghella. Stars Hui He, Andrea Caré, and Elizabeth DeShong. Italian, supertitles.
12:55 p.m. (Nov. 9 & 16) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Nov. 13), Quality 16 (Nov. 9 & 13), 3686 Jackson; Ann Arbor 20 (Nov. 9 & 13), 4100 Carpenter; Emagine (Nov. 9), 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline; and the Michigan Theater (Nov. 16). Tickets $20-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events (except Michigan Theater, at michtheater.org). 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine), 668-8397 (Michigan). [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Nov. 9 & 16. Nature programs led by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen. Nov. 9: "Call of the Wild" (11 a.m.-noon), a talk on how Michigan wildlife communicates with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals, and "Camouflage Games" (1-2 p.m.), a talk on how animals adapt camouflage; participants encouraged to wear camo gear and compete for prizes. Nov. 16: "Hike a 1000-foot Esker in Waterloo" (9 a.m.), a 1.5 mile uphill hike over an esker, which is rugged glacial topography caused by meltwater and colloquially known as a "hogback." Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 State Recreation Pass required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"2nd Annual Local Author Fair": Chelsea District Library.

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Celebration of Chelsea-area writers with brief talks by storyteller Steve Daut, children's writer Theresa Nielsen, memoirist Angela Berent, poet Micki Wante, 3 nonfiction writers-Alex Weddon, Karen Patterson, and Patrice Johnson-and 3 fiction writers-Bailey Davenport, Roger Peters (as Taylor Penfield), & Doris Lemcke. Signings. Signings.
1-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [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 & 7 p.m. 

"Mamma Mia": Chelsea High School Theater Guild Fall Musical.

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Nov. 8 & 9. CHS theater director Paige Conway directs students in Catherine Johnson's 1999 jukebox musical with an all-ABBA score about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sat.), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at the Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door. 475-4524. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"NaNoWriMo Free Write Session": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 9 & 23. All invited to work on their novel 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.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Recycled Bird Feeder": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to build a simple feeder to take home. Materials provided.
Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. Free, email education@ecocenter.org to register (register a week or more in advance to receive a free open skate admission & rental skates) 369-9277. [map]


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"To Find a Wonder": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Nov. 8-10. Jennifer Carson directs local actors in her, Dave Holtz, and Brandon Michael Lowden's family-friendly musical comedy about a squire who desperately wants to become a knight. To prove his worthiness, he goes on a quest with his faithful mare, a scatterbrained wizard, a frog prince, and a special vegetable. Stars Tessa Hanrath, Lily Stewart, Ian Weintraub, Ainsley Maddock, Emily Haselschwerdt, & Jacob Wing.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Wisconsin Cheese Tasting": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's co-owner Ari Weinzweig discusses a recent journey to explore artisan cheese in Wisconsin. Tastings.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40; reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Open House.

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High School Open House. All invited to explore our beautiful, art-filled campus and experience this unique education that interweaves academics, art, music and practical skills for all students.
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, 2230 Pontiac Trail. Free. 7346699394. admissions@steinerschool.org www.steinerschool.org [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Michigan-based psychotherapists Larry and Sandy Feldman discuss their new book that offers a hopeful view on the effect of diversity initiatives.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Finger-Knit Snakes": Ann Arbor District Library Westgate.

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Kids in grades 1-5 invited to learn how to finger knit with 2 colors of yarn to make a cute snake.
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2-5 p.m. 

"Fun and Friendly English Dance": Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Wisconsin caller Carol Ormand leads dances to music by Debbie Jackson, Earl Gaddis, and Matt McCoy. Some country dance experience desirable, but not necessary. Followed at 6 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
2-5 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $12 (members, $10) (248) 288-4737. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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A reading of Andrew Clements and Kate Kiesler's picture book, Temple Cat. Followed by a tour of the galleries. Games and activities to take home. For kids ages 4-8 (with caregiver).
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2-8 p.m. 

"TechTwilight Family Day": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Displays by local innovators and student groups, science-themed kids activities, and more.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Tickets $12.50 (members & babies under 2, free) in advance at techtwilight.org. 995-5439. [map]


 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

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

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



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paranormal Investigating 101 with Metaphysical Music Mavens": Saline District Library.

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This local paranormal investigation group discusses different types of hauntings and the corresponding equipment and behavior investigators should use.
3-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

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

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $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]


 3:20, 6, & 8:40 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Chakra Therapy Meditation- Go Deeper, Get Healthier": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Holistic Yoga Therapy is one of the oldest healing and self-healing modalities known to humanity. Learn Chakra Therapy Meditation techniques to improve physical and emotional health.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $179 early/$199. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 4:10 & 6:50 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.


 4:20, 7, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 5-11 p.m. 

"Reincarnate - Cocktails and Wine, Floral Art, Botanical Market": York Food + Drink (formerly Morgan & York).

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Celebrate the end of the growing season and all of its bounty with a beautiful evening of live music, floral art, libations, and a botanical market on Nov. 8 & 9 at York Food + Drink! Party kicks off at 5pm! $10 suggested donation (online or at the door) to the artists.
Link for tickets: http://toasttab.com/yorka2
Featured Floral Artists:
Bhakti Flowers
Graham Stanton Co.
Gnome Grown Flowers
Fresh Cut Flower Farm
University Flower Shop
More to come!
Musical Performances:
Dani Darling (Fri. 6-8pm)
Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Co. (Fri. 9-10:30pm)
Sterling G (Sat. 6-8pm)
More to come!
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. Donation. $10. (734) 662-0798. events@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]



 5-7 p.m. 

Spaghetti Dinner: Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser.

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All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, garlic bread, beverages, and desserts.
5-7 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller at Newport. Tickets $8 (seniors, $7, kids ages 5-12, $5, kids age 4 & under, free). a2calvary.org, 769-0869. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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


 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Library Lock-In!": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 6-11 invited for Lego free play, games, and movies. Pizza dinner provided.
6-9 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Candlelight Dinner Concert with Herbie Russ: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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If you watched America's Got Talent last year, you got to see just how awesome Herbie Russ is! And, he's coming home to Lone Oak on this date!! His amazing skills on the sax, coupled with an incredibly soulful voice make for a combination of epic proportions. He has the growl of Joe Cocker and the soul of Ray Charles. This show is a "do not miss".
There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats. $40 per person includes dinner and show. Menu: TBA
www.herbieruss.com
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $40. 517-522-8167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.herbieruss.com [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese, Wine, & Chocolate Tasting" Zingerman's Creamery.

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Staffers from Zingerman's Creamery and Candy Manufactory discuss and offer taste samples of wines paired with artisan cheeses and chocolates. Bread & other accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45, reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m. 

André Aciman: Literati Bookstore.

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This bestselling NYC writer is author of Call Me by Your Name, the 2007 novel about an affair between a young scholar and a precocious 17-year-old that was made into a 2017 Oscar-winning movie. Tonight Aciman is joined by U-M creative writing grad student Zahir Janmohamed in a discussion of Find Me, the sequel to Call Me by Your Name that follows the disparate lives of both young men and of the teen's father. Signing.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. $10 (students, free; book bundle with priority in the signing line, $28.62) in advance at literatibookstore.com. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Nov. 8 & 9: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: MSU. 6:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$65 at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Nov. 6: MSU.7 p.m.

Nov. 9: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Nov. 13: Iowa. 2 p.m.

Nov. 27: Perdue. 7 p.m.

Nov. 29: Indiana. 1 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Come, Stay, Go": Washtenaw Chorale.

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Alex Cave directs this 50-member local choir in songs by Randall Thompson, Dan Forrest, the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn, and others.
7 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church. Free. 996-8867. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Ramona Quimby": Saline Community Education Youth Theater Guild.

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Nov. 8 & 9. Rebecca Groeb and Alyssa Dawson direct Saline students in grades 1-8 in Len Jenkin's high-spirited comedy adapted from Beverly Cleary's stories about an exasperating but lovable 3rd-grader.
7 p.m. Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $6 at the door only. 401-4214. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Wisconsin caller Carol Ormand leads contras to music by the Stout Hearted String Band. No experience or partner needed; all ages welcome. Wear loose-fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Pay what you can; $10 suggested. 945-1343. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Nate Fridson: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 7-9. Smart, sarcastic observational humor by this NYC comic who specializes in probing autobiographical anecdotes. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 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 a2tix.com/organizations/pioneer-theater-guild and at the door. 994-2191. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Follies in Concert": Theatre NOVA.

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Sondheim's Broadway smash hit musical concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies" that played in that theatre between the World Wars. A fundraiser for Theatre NOVA and presented in concert, Follies is a glamorous and fascinating peek into a bygone era, and a clear-eyed look at the transformation of relationships over time, with countless songs that have become standards, including "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind." Directed by Diane Hill. Music Direction by Brian E. Buckner. LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
November 7 - 17, 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets are $30. (No pay-what-you-can tickets are available for this fundraiser.) For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450, or buy them in person at the box office one hour before show time.
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $30. 734-635-8450. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 8-10 p.m. 

"Mr. Tasty Presents: Flavor of the Month"

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Mr.Tasty Presents: Flavor of the Month is a live, late-night sketch comedy show written and performed by some of Michigan's most talented comedians.
This is the FINAL Flavor of the Month! After a year-long run, this show is coming to an end. Come celebrate with us as we perform some of our favorite sketches from the last year as well as some all new additions.
TWO SHOWS!! 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm) & 10 pm (doors at 9:45 pm)
Tickets available online at mrtastynovembershow.eventbrite.com or at the door.
Riverside Arts Center - Off Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $12. mrtastycomedy@gmail.com www.facebook.com/Mr.TastyComedy [map]



 8 p.m. 

Accidentally Hip: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Detroit-area big band performs a set of swing tunes. With vocalist Courtney Riddle, alto sax Dave Maki, tenor sax Terry Dangerfield, bari sax Mike Campbell, trumpeter Ryan Dolan, trombonist Matt Martinez, pianist Ryan Lewis, bassist Michael Rais, and drummer Billy Harrington.
Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999.
 


 8 p.m. 

The Brass Tacks Ensemble 20th Anniversary Celebration and Festival of Staged Readings: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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The Festival will be presented on November 1, 2, and 8, plus a celebration on the 9th, at the Children's Creative Center in Ann Arbor. An ensemble of 11 actors and 5 directors will present a quasi-radio-play/staged reading of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, as well as a series of short original plays written over the past year in the Brass Tacks Ensemble's playwriting group. Each night of the festival will be unique. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Want Donations at the door. Www.btensemble.org for more information.
November 1 will consist of staged readings of original radio-style plays.
November 2 will be a quasi-radio-play/staged reading of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
November 8 will consist of staged readings of original short plays based around the theme of "balance."
November 9 will be a party celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Brass Tacks Ensemble, open to the public.
The Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline Blvd. Donation. thebrasstacksensemble@gmail.com www.btensemble.org [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

West Park Music Society: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Café 704.

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Local dance band whose music mixes jazz, Latin, and pop, plays original songs and quirky arrangements of classic tunes.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Follies in Concert": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 7-17. Diane Hill directs a concert-style staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Broadway musical about the reunion of follies showgirls in a vintage vaudeville theater, where they are haunted by the ghosts of their former lives. Favorites in the score include "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "Could I Leave You," and "Losing My Mind."
Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $30. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"La Bohème": U-M Opera Theatre.

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Nov. 7-10. Matthew Ozawa directs U-M opera students in a production of Puccini's beloved opera about the love between a fatally ill girl and an impoverished poet in 1830s Paris. Many of grand opera's most famous arias are part of the score, including "Mi chiamano Mimi," "Che gelida manina," and "Quando m'en vo" (also known as Musetta's Waltz). Italian, subtitles.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $13) in advance at the Michigan League & tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local groups, including Pointless's resident League of Pointless Improvisers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Music of Star Wars": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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The orchestra performs music from Star Wars, including the main theme, Imperial March, Duel of the Fates, battle themes, and many others. Preceded at 7 p.m. in the lobby by a scavenger hunt, photo ops, and demonstrations by U-M Michigan Robotics Institute representatives. Costumes encouraged.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $30 & $35 (students, $25 & $30; kids age 12 & under, $10) in advance at a2so.com, the Symphony office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), by phone, and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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Nov. 8-10. One-hour reading by veteran poet Frederick Glaysher of his 2012 epic poem, which is set partially on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, summons ancient and modern poets of all nations to fashion a new vision of life. A combination poetry reading, protest play, and performance art piece.
Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 Ashley. Tickets $15 (students, $12) at the door only. 248-453-4220. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"You Are Enough": U-M Men's Glee Club.

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Mark Stover directs this student a cappella ensemble in songs inspired by contemporary attitudes about mental health, including works by Aron Accurso, Finzi, Schubert, Jocelyn Hagen, A.R. Rahman, Randall Thompson, Jake Runestad, Melanie DeMore, and more.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $5-$20 in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu and at the door. 615-3204. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

Michael Formanek, Peter Formanek, Andrew Bishop, David Alvarez.

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Sets at 8pm and 9:30pm
This will be a very special night of music!! The Formanek/Formanek Duo will be joined by the fantastic local up-and-coming drummer David Alvarez III on drums as well as Peter's mentor and more recently, musical collaborator Andrew Bishop on saxophones/woodwinds.
Michael Formanek (Double Bass) and Peter Formanek (Saxophones, Clarinets, and Flute) have been making music and improvising together for more than 20 years. In 2019 they will bring the duo on tour for the first time, starting this Fall in the eastern and mid-western United States. Michael Formanek plays the double bass and has been part of the New York jazz and improvised music scene for many years. Peter Formanek is a multi instrumentalist playing all of the saxophones, clarinets, and flute, and has lived in the Detroit Area since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017. The duo will perform music composed by each member, as well as improvised pieces and the occasio
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10-15 (suggested). 734-221-3961. [map]



 9 p.m. 

"Wonderland Ball Fundraiser": The Renaissance Project.

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"The Wonderland Ball" is an art-centered fundraiser supporting the scholarship program of Ypsilanti's children's theater, Center Stage Productions.
The event will include an adult focused evening of art, music, costumes, and an amazing assortment of prizes from local businesses. The event will feature a one night only art exhibition and sale showcasing Wonderland themed pieces from local artists. Musical entertainment includes performances by Jake Maltby, Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Co, Hullabaloo, and Back Forty as well as a special performance from Center Stage Choir.
This event is supported locally by Be Creative Studio, Bobcat Bonnies, Cultivate, Go! Icecream, Maize, Michigan Ave Tattoo, Sidetracks, Star Studio, Unicorn Feed & Supply Store, Unity Vibration, and Ypsilanti Running Studio. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Center Stage Scholarship Fund.
Bobcat Bonnie's, 200 Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. $30. kerry@kerrysprague.com https://bit.ly/WonderlandYpsi [map]



 10 p.m. 

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch": State Theater.

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(John Cameron Mitchell, 2000). Brassy, joyous rock opera about a transsexual from divided Berlin who survives a truncated sex change operation and several wounding betrayals to continue touring with her obscure band and searching for her "other half." Based on the hit Off-Broadway play.
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.: Borr McFerrin

Borr McFerrin. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Start Making Sense

Talking Heads tribute band from Bethlehem (PA) Opener: Ruby Dear, a rock trio fronted by singer-songwriter (and Start Making Sense member) Jenny Founds. $15 ($18 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Vincent Chandler Septet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit composer- trombonist Chandler. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Flappers & Flapjacks.

A U-M music student ensemble led by violinist-vocalist Allie Taylor performs music of the 1920s, including woks by such composers as Fats Waller, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. Pancakes served. All encouraged to dress up in their favorite 1920s style. 8:30-10 p.m. [venue info]

Circ Bar: "Circ Saturday"

Dance party with DJ Beau. $5 includes brunch buffet. Noon-5 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear

Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk- rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey." [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Stuart Benbow

Acoustic pop-folk originals and covers by this veteran local singer-songwriter and guitarist who grew up in Ontario. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Ki5

Local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Lo-Fi: Emily Jane Powers

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter. Opener: Handgrenades, a Downriver indie rock quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

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

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: James Henes

Local alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: 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. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Stomp Rockets Stomp Rockets

The latest of several great local garage-rock bands led by the charismatic vocalist Dan Mulholland. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Jake Arthur

Massachusetts-bred local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

 
 


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