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Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 16, 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. [map]

 8:15 a.m. 

"Same Pattern, Brand New Quilts": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Ohio-based Color Girl Quilts blogger Sharon McConnell shows and discusses her quilts. The program begins with a brief business meeting and usually ends with a member show-and-tell and sale of quilting supplies.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"A Day of Silence and Meditation Practice, led by Carol Blotter": Michigan Friends Center.

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Each retreat is an opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the country while practicing sitting and walking meditation. This day is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation: beginners will have break-out instruction; experienced meditators can be in silence all day; those in-between can practice and have their questions answered. These retreats are fundraisers for the benefit of Michigan Friends Center.
Contact Carol at (734)475-0942 or to register.
Carol Blotter's meditation practice draws from dual roots in the Quaker and Buddhist traditions. Since 1999, she has led more than 40 retreats across the United States and has taught over 50 classes in meditation to spiritual seekers, schools, universities and medical groups. She teaches for The Forest Way which is dedicated to providing retreat opportunities conducive to balanced and integrated spiritual growth.
Suggested donation $30 or as able. Pre-registration requested; contact Carol Blotter at 475-0942.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Chelsea. Donation. $30 or as able. 734.475.1892. http// [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., 647-8528. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gerome Kamrowski Art Show & Sale: Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation & sale of works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004), an artist world-renowned as a pioneer of the American Abstract Surrealism Movement.
Entitled "Kamrowski: Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist", the public sale and exhibition will continue each Saturday through January 4th.
To learn more about this exhibition of Gerome Kamrowski, please contact:
Schmidt's Antiques Inc. 5138 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (T) 734-434-2660 (E)
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave. Free. 7344342660. [map]

 9 a.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.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Macintosh Apple Potpourri": MacTechnics.

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Club education VP Fred Seitz presents his "findings of the month" (9-11 a.m.), a collection of Mac news and insights drawn from various sources. Followed 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by talks by several members on their areas of expertise. Mac questions of any kind welcome.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. [map]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Members of this Christian organization discuss highlights from a recent Aglow Global Convocation and trip to Israel. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 613-7974. [map]

 10-11 a.m 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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. [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.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Art"

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Local artists have gathered for a two day sale at Pearl Street Studios, located at 108 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti Michigan. The event opens Friday, November 15th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. (Lite refreshments will be served) and Saturday, November 16th from
10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Enjoy finding new items for decorating , gift giving or indulging yourself in new imagery.
Artist participating are:
Carolyn McCarthy - Photography
Michele Shannon - Fiber Art
Eugenia Ramon - Functional Pottery
Carol MacFarland - Jewelry, Ornaments, pottery
Cindy Lyons - Painted items
Laura Morris - pottery, ornaments, holiday mugs, functional pottery
Pearl Street Studios, 108 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti. Free. [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. [map]

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
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. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 16 & 17. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live owls. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" lets the animals take a break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"How Does Race Shape the Lives of White People in Michigan?": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion with sociologist Robin DiAngelo, author of the best-selling White Fragility. Preceded at 9:45 a.m. by coffee and light refreshments.
U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Kitchen Knife Skills and Bulb Potting": Downtown Home & Garden.

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DH&G staff demonstrate cutting techniques for different meats & vegetables. Bring one straight-edge kitchen knife for free on-the-spot sharpening. Additional knives can be dropped off to be sharpened for $3 each. Also, a Vandenburg Bulb Co. (Howell) sales rep offers tips on potting and caring for any of DH&G's huge selection of amaryllis bulbs.
Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Woods & Wetlands Wander": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 2.5-mile hike. Wear boots that can get muddy.
10 a.m.-noon, Whitmore Lake Preserve, 2000 Maple Hill Park Dr., Whitmore Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 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.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake served.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [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]

 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. (postponed to Jan. 25)  Free! 

"Bixby Marionettes Workshop": Saline District Library.

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Postponed: Saline Arts and Culture Committee vice chair John Anderson discusses this legacy of beloved late Saline puppeteer Meredith Bixby, then shows kids in grades 3-5 (10:30 a.m.) and 6-8 (1 p.m.) how to make their own marionette.
SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Purple Rose Concert Reading Series": Chelsea District Library.

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Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings from new scripts being considered for production. Followed by discussion. n.

Nov. 16: Abbey and Edward (Almost) Save the World, Carey Crim's new comedy about 2 retirees who join forces with a pair of millennials to stop the opening of a natural gas pipeline in their picturesque town, and find themselves in trouble when one of their stunts goes hilariously awry.

Dec. 7 & Feb. 15: TBA.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Nov. 2, 16, & 23. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M and visiting scholars. Nov. 2: "Who Ordered That? The Marvelous Mysterious Muon." U-M physics professor Tim Chupp discusses this particle that's a heavier version of an electron. Nov. 16: MSU physics professor Megan Donahue on "Supermassive Black Holes and You." Nov. 23: "Scientific Publishing: How Wrong Is It to Publish in the Right Journals?" University of North Carolina librarian Elaine Westbrooks discusses strategies for making scientific publishing more equitable.
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"BMR Kids Club- YDL Superior": Black Men Read.

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Join us on the third Saturday of each month at YDL Superior for storytelling and crafts!
Black Men Read is an homage to the history of storytelling among African people. All families are invited and encouraged to attend. Stories and activities will be geared for children K-5
Ypsilanti District Library- Superior Branch, 8795 Macarthur Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. [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. & 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]


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]


U-M Football vs. MSU.

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Michigan Stadium. Ticket price TBA at (866) 296-MTIX and 764-0247. [map]

 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Art from Around the World: Inuit Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 4-adult invited to learn about traditional Inuit carving and inuksuk, stone landmarks or cairns that are central images in Inuit culture. Also, make your own Inuit-inspired artwork. Drawing, watercolor, and collage materials provided.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.

 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 (except Michigan Theater, at 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine), 668-8397 (Michigan). [map]

 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. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Missing in Action: My Father in WWII": Saline District Library.

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Talk by Mary Spinning Shier about her quest to trace her father's footsteps in France after his B-17 was shot down in WWII. Aided by the French resistance, William Spinning escaped unharmed to England..
1-2:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 1 & 7:30 p.m. 

"School of Rock": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Nov. 14-17. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the 2003 film about a wild-eyed heavy-metal guitarist, kicked out of his band for boorishness, who fakes his way into a substitute teaching job and proceeds to mobilize the staid yuppie kids with rock 'n' roll. Cast: John Reed, Loey Jones-Perpich, Jeremy Klooster, Sophie Hammond, Ana Morgan, Avani Carter, Bao Polkowski, Brooke Linton-Rafko, Chloe Kurihara, David Hogan, Eliahna Heimann, Greta Chappell-Lakin, Lacey Cooper, Noah Hogan, Rowan Tucker-Meyer, Sophia Svinicki, Venkata Nikhil, and more.
Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at and (if available) at the door. 994-2025.

 1 & 7 p.m. 

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 14-17. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in the Disney musical by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz based on Victor Hugo's novel about the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo who's held prisoner in Notre Dame cathedral. When he escapes for a day, he's treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. The score includes songs from the 1996 animated film, including "Out There."
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University, Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]

 1:30, 4:30, 7, & 9 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.

 1:40, 4:45, 7:20, & 9:50 p.m. 

"The Report": Michigan Theater.

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(Scott Burns, 2019). Drama about an FBI agent who investigates the CIA's use of torture on suspected terrorists in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Adam Driver.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Think Tank Workshop": Imagination Station.

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Ugly Sweater Fabrication
Discover the basics of sewing when you create a one-of-a-kind ugly sweater. Thread a needle, learn the difference between a running stitch and a lock stitch and finally learn how to mend that button that has been on your dresser for months. Choose from a variety of accessories to embellish your sweater and make it as tacky as you want, then impress your friends and family with your creation at your next holiday celebration.
Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way Toledo, OH 43604. Members: $6 per workshop Non-members: $8 per workshop. 419-244-2674. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Bromeliads A-Z": Southeastern Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Talk by a club member.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of this current exhibit.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn Calligraphy: Rustic Alphabet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local calligraphy instructor Scott Wettlaufer shows how to make Roman rustic capitals, a shorthand also known as "Roman graffiti." No experience necessary; materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Newberry Hall and the Tiffany Window" (Nov. 2, space limited, preregistration recommended by emailing, a kid-friendly tour (Nov. 9), a tour of the current exhibit Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile (Nov. 16), an "Around the Table" tour of food-related artifacts (Nov. 23), and "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (Nov. 30).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Secret Garden": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 28), Nov. 14-Dec. 22. This local professional theater company performs Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's 1989 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's novel set in Victorian England. Sent to live in the cheerless house of her reclusive, widowed uncle and his invalid son, an orphan girl discovers a hidden garden that reintroduces joy to her life and that of her relatives. The songs, with many lyrics drawn from the original text, have been described as "fetching" by the New York Times.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Snowy Day and Other Stories": EMU Theater Department Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 15 & 16. EMU drama professor Emily Levickas directs EMU students in Jerome Hariston's stage adaptation of Ezra Jack Keats's popular picture books about the simple pleasures in a young boy's life, like playing in the fresh fallen snow and whistling for the first time. For ages 4 and up.
EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at emutix and at the door. 487-1221.

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Nov. 2 & 16. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. The band hosts a similar jam Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m., at the Ypsi Alehouse (124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti).
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [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)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:15, 8, & 10 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.

 4:15, 7:10, & 9:25 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]

 5 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Pain and Glory": State Theater.

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(Pedro Almodóvar, 2019). A film director in physical decline who reflects on his career. Spanish, subtitles.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8., 668-TIME.

 6 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Scottish Ball: Tartan and Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Catered dinner followed by Scottish country dancing to music by Susie Lorand, Josh Burdick, and Matt McCoy.
6-11:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. $50. Reservations required by email or phone., 274-0773. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"Encore Performance with Laith Al-Saadi!": Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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If you're not able to attend the show on 9/28, here is your second chance to see Laith in a most intimate setting.
In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." Now he's poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.
Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman and B.B. King.
Don't miss this opportunity to spend an up close and personal evening with Laith Al-Saadi in this intimate, 42 seat venue. Reservations are a must. Just you, and Laith, and his guitar...
Menu TBA. $90 per person includes dinner and show.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $90. 517-522-8167. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

A Day to Remember: Live Nation.

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This Florida-based band blends metalcore with pop punk to create what an AllMusic critic calls "pop-mosh." Openers: hardcore punk bands I Prevail from Southfield & Beartooth from Columbus.
EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $49.50-$63.50 in advance at and at the door. 478-2822. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tim Kobler: U-M Wesley Foundation (1st United Methodist Church).

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Wesley Foundation chaplain Tim Kobler discusses the United Methodist campus ministry for local college students and young adults.
Wesley Lounge, First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron. Free. 662-4536. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Anne Erlewine and Kat Steih at Ziggy's: Kat Steih.

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Anne Erlewine is joined by Ryan Gimpert, Gregory McIntosh and Jason Berthold to debut songs from her recent release "Over the Bones".
"As a writer, Anne's music stretches into territory that's both strange and familiar. The turns are never where you remember even though you've drawn a bead on their landmarks; it makes the musical arrival evoke in you an equivalent freedom to feel, her vulnerability plows a path for yours."
- Christian Bathgate
Kat Steih is joined by the Crossed Lines to present her new album "Hymns of the Huron" (produced at Willis Sound, released September 2019.)
Kat Steih is an artist, musician, and educator with a philosophy of using improvisation to express the "emotion of the moment." She is an accomplished vocalist, sound designer, and composer, who has performed throughout the United States and world-wide, with a focus on free, pow
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. $7. 734 255 6346. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Nov. 16 & 23. Leslie Science and Nature Center staff members present this popular annual program, for adults (Nov. 16) & all ages (Nov. 23), that includes hikes through Gallup and Furstenberg Parks and presentations with live owls to learn how ears, eyes, and feathers help owls survive in the night.
Furstenberg Nature Area, 2626 Fuller Rd. $9 (family, $34), members, $8 (family, $30). 997-1075. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Rick Szumski calls to music by Nutshell. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean shoes for dancing. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Pay what you can; $10 suggested. 476-4650. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jef Brannan: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 14-16. This Detroit comic is known for a fast-paced, good-natured show that mixes song parodies with lots of raunchy one-liners, jokes, and jabs at his audience. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
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. 

"Shakespeare in Love": Skyline High School.

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Nov. 15-17. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Lee Hall's adaptation of the celebrated 1998 romantic comedy that imagines a penniless young Shakespeare tormented by writer's block until he meets his muse, a wannabe actress promised to a stuffy lord. Their passionate love affair becomes the basis for his next play, Romeo and Juliet. Stars Jalen Stuedle, Andre Jenkins, Claire de Vries, Savanna Cowley, Matt Ruup, Maggie Lareau, and Anshi Pacha.
Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $10 (students, $8) in advance at, or at the door. 994-6515. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [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, 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. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Bailey Bryan: The Ark.

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The music of this rising country singer from Washington state incorporates a variety of influences from hip-hop to reggae and teen pop. One of CMT's Next Women of Country for 2018, she's toured with Kane Brown, and Jon Caramanca of the New York Times writes that she's "on a mission to rebuild country stardom with parts gathered far and wide."
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]

 8 p.m. 

Djangophonique: Rancho Tranquilico.

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House concert by this local ensemble led by guitarist Andrew Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. BYOB and a small folding chair (not a stadium or camp chair). Water & cookies provided. Note: Shoes not allowed indoors; bring slippers, if you wish.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Rancho Tranquilico, 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $15 in advance at and (if available) at the door. Park on the right side of the driveway, perpendicular., 223-2321. [map]

 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

Jam at the Elks.

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Drummer Jim Zamberlan and his trio host a jam session that welcomes professional musicians and serious amateurs.
No Cover.
For bar, cash only
Elks Pratt Lodge, 220 Sunset Road. Free. (734) 761-7172. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Kittel & Co.: The Ark.

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Contemporary string quintet led by nationally known local fiddle virtuoso Jeremy Kittel, a U-M music school jazz grad who played for 5 years with the Turtle Island String Quartet. His extremely eclectic repertoire ranges from Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton fiddle tunes to jazz, bluegrass, traditional Appalachian tunes, and originals that draw on all these genres. Earmilk calls Whorls, his latest album, "a stunning melting pot of classical and folk music." His all-star band includes hammered dulcimer player Simon Chrisman, guitarist Quinn Bachand, mandolinist Joshua Pinkham, and cellist Nathaniel Smith. Opener: Royal Wood, an acclaimed Canadian pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his finely crafted songs.
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]

 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Nov. 2 & 16. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas ($5) on Mondays (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $10 (students, $5). [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Bernard Garfield at 95": U-M School of Music.

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This U-M bassoon professor Jeffrey Lyman leads U-M music professors and students in a tribute to the former principal bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Program: works by Samuel Barber, Alec Wilder, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marcel Farago, and Garfield.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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. 

"Loch na hEala (Swan Lake)": University Musical Society.

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Nov. 15 & 16. Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan directs the 12-member Dublin-based troupe Teaċ Daṁsa in his adaptation of the folktale best known from the Tchaikovsky ballet. In this version, comic vignettes are woven together with song and dance to tell the tragic tale of a suicidal prince in an industrial wasteland who falls in love with a swan-maiden, creating what The Guardian calls a work of "bleak, funny, and astoundingly poetic beauty." The Dublin contemporary folk trio Slow Moving Clouds performs its Nordic- and Celtic-based score live. Also, on Nov. 15 only, a post-performance artist Q&A.
Power Center. Tickets $41-$68 (students, $12-$20) in advance at, at Michigan League, by phone, 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 & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Ripcord": PTD Productions.

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Nov. 14-17 & 20-23. Dennis Platte directs local actors in David Lindsay-Abaire's biting 2016 comedy about a reserved resident of an assisted living facility whose limits are tested when she's assigned a perky, gregarious roommate who claims she's never angry. The 2 make a bet to see who will be the first to break the other's composure. Cast: Marie Jones, Erica Dutton, Deena Baty, Wyatt Woodside, Josiah Pankiewicz, and Josh Warn.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Dybbuk on Orchard": U-M Residential College Players.

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Nov. 15 & 16. U-M senior Marilyn Schotland directs RC students in her evocative drama exploring themes of queer Jewish identity, deception, and free will. The story, set in 1936 NYC, is about an eclectic Yiddish theater troupe in financial decline that pulls together a last-ditch production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
RC Auditorium, East Quad, 701 East University. Pay-as-you-can ($5 suggested fee). 763-0176. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Water by the Spoonful": U-M Theatre Department.

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Nov. 14-17. Geoff Packard directs U-M theater students in Quiara Alegria Hudes's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2012 drama, a compassionate tale about an Iraq War vet and 4 ex-drug addicts searching for meaning and connection. Variety calls it "a combination poem, prayer, and app on how to cope in an age of uncertainty, speed, and chaos."
Arthur Miller Theater, 1226 Murfin. $30 (students, $13). 764-2538. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Nov. 2 & 16. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. [map]

 11 p.m. 

"Clueless": State Theater.

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(Amy Heckerling, 1995). Goofily endearing tale of high schoolers in Beverly Hills, loosely inspired by Jane Austen's "Emma." Alicia Silverstone.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8., 668-TIME.

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]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Mark Lavengood

Best known as a former member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Lavengood is a bluegrass-oriented singer-songwriter and multi- instrumental virtuoso who is currently focusing on the dobro. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Fallow Land

Local pop-rock quartet. Openers: the Indiana postpunk indie rock trio We Love You, the Detroit lo-fi indie emo-rock trio No Fun Club, and the local indie rock band Leery Loons. $10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: NOJO 7

Septet from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band. $45-$65. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Ellen Sirower

Performance by this U-M music student pianist. 8:30-10 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Ingrid Racine's Triangle Project

Local jazz ensemble led by trumpeter Racine with an idiosyncratic repertoire that ranges from Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter to Hendrix, Bowie, and Joni Mitchell. With singer-guitarist Charlie Sutherland and bassist & synth player Josef Deas. [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]

Elks Lodge: Jazz Jam

All jazz musicians invited. Hosted by an ensemble led by drummer Jim Zamberlan. No cover. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Killer Flamingos

Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Deadicated

Grateful Dead tribute band. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Largebeat Music Night."

Friends of the late local musician Mr. Largebeat reunite to perform his theremin-driven space rock. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Potter's Field

Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton. [venue info]


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