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. email@example.com https:
Show and sale of antiques and vintage items. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under with an adult, free). firstname.lastname@example.org, (937) 875-0808. [map]
Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.
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]
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.
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]
Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. email@example.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. email@example.com https:
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]
Reading by two area writers: local freelance editor Polly Rosenwaike from her candid collection stories about the realities of "baby years," Look How Happy I'm Making You, and mother of 2 Jenny Traig from her hilarious and often disturbing historical survey, Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting. Signing.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $12 (childcare fee, $5, preregistration only); preregistration recommended at book. jccannarbor.org 971-0990. [map]
"Universal Values in Evolving Religion and Science": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.more >
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All invited to join this ongoing discussion series with a leader TBA.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
"Issues of Acculturation and Adjustment for Refugees and New Immigrants": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.more >
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Talk by U-M Residential College Russian-language program director Alina Makin.
11:10 a.m., FCC Mayflower Room, 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
(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.
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: email@example.com.
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Zingerman's tea expert Charles Russman demonstrates how to prepare this South American tea in the traditional manner, using a gourd and bombilla (metal straw), which participants then take home.
Zingerman's Coffee, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30; reservations required. 929-6060. [map]
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]
Brief readings by 9 writers from books being published by this AADL imprint. Books are Hannah Burr's Elements: a love letter to all things everywhere (art and reference book), Bethany Grey's All That We Encounter (fiction), Johnny Thompson's Breaking Through (fiction), Judy Patterson Wenzel's Shape Notes (poetry), Shanelle Boluyt's Intersections (YA), and 4 children's titles: James Barbatano and Douglas Bosley's The Dragon Library, Douglas Bosley's The Modern Crab, Debbie Taylor and Keisha Morris's Over in Motown, and Shanda Trent's The Planet We Live On. Signings.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.
1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. email@example.com. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]
All invited to make a calendar that has a small perforated pocket for a small treat or note for each day prior to special event. Paper and decorations supplied, but you'll have to add the treats and glue it together at home.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
U-M jazz trumpet professor Lucas performs straight-ahead jazz in an ensemble with by pianist Phil Kelley, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Pete Siers.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Nov. 10: "A Tribute to the Eighth Air Force Bomber Boys of WWII." Talk by local historian Laura Edge.
Feb. 9: "Trabajo Rustico: Creating Art with Cement." Saline historian Gladys Saborio discusses this 20th-century Mexican art style that uses cement, often to create a faux wood look.
Mar. 8: "Soldier's Clothing and Personal Equipment." Typical Yankee infantryman re-enactment by local historian Robert Stone.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]
Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.
Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.
Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.
Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA
Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.
Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.
Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.
Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.
Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.
Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.
Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.
Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.
Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.
Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.
Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.
Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) representatives display live animals and discuss their characteristics and habitats.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5); preregistration recommended. $11 state recreation passport required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170. [map]
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]
Arbor Hospice representatives offer advice for facing the holiday season after a loss.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]
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]
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
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]
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]
This local versatile jazz bassist performs a program TBA.
FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Free. 662-4536. [map]
Open rehearsal is an experience for members of our community to get a behind the scenes look at the creative process. Be a part of the process as the artists of Young Dancers Initiative rehearse for their annual December concert, with an exclusive preview of "Body Talks: A Trilogy" choreographed by the winner of Emerging Choreographers Project, Alyssa Brutlag. We welcome all members of the community to watch the dancers in action and engage in discussion with the artistic director, dancers, board members, and other members of the community. The arts would not thrive without the support from YOU. Enjoy some light refreshments while sharing in this artistic experience. This is a FREE event!
Ann Arbor Dance Classics, Ann Arbor Dance Classics 3777 Plaza Dr, Ste 4. Free. Megan@youngdancersinitiative.org https:
Panel discussion with U-M faculty: electrical engineering & computers professor Raj Rao Nadakuditi, physical medicine & rehabilitation professor Jeff Evans, and UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe.
UMMA gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]
Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in a program highlighted by Morton Gould's exuberant "American Salute," John Williams' rousing "Liberty Fanfare," and William Schuman's "Chester Overture for Band." Also, Three Men and a Tenor vocalist Chuck Colby joins the band to perform "God Bless America," the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Gee Ma, I want to go Home," and an "Armed Forces Salute."
Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]
Nov. 10, 12, & 13. (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974). A melancholy crime boss remembers his father's immigrant days. Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro.
3 p.m. (Nov. 10) & 7 p.m. (all dates), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com
(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.
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. email@example.com http:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jewelheart.org [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
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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]
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]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
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.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Rock duo from Saskatoon. Openers: the local Krautrock-influenced rock bandHydropark, the local rock band Stop Watch, and the Ypsilanti groove-oriented psychedelic rock band. Social Meteor Music.
Old Town: Kevin Brown & Jud Branam
Local alt-country duo, both Corndaddy singer- songwriters whose music is equal parts Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo.
Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."
A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by vocalist Heather Black.
Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"
Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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