Please join us for a wonderful water walk around Barton Pond and surrounding woods. Expect a nice variety of birds including waterfowl, passerines and raptors if conditions are right. We will meet in the Barton Nature Area parking lot off of West Huron River Drive just north of Bird Road.
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: Juliet Berger
Barton Nature Area, https:
City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a walk through the popular 102-acre Barton Natural Area to watch for waterfowl, passerines, raptors, and more.
Meet at the Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. washtenawaudubon.org.
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.
A 2-person golf scramble (both players hit the best ball on every shot). Open to all golfers; no handicaps. Continental breakfast with Washtenaw Dairy donuts, and lunch with chili & chili dogs.
Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $50 per team (includes greens fee, lunch, & prizes); preregistration required by Nov. 14. 794-6245. [map]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet's production of composer Adolphe Adam and choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's ballet inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem about a pirate who falls in love with the ward of a slave merchant. Ratmansky's choreography draws on Marius Petipa's exotic 19th-century choreography, and the lavish production features a magnificent shipwreck, dramatic scenery, and a large cast of dancers.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17 & $18 in advance at fathomevents.com
(Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Dubbed (Nov. 17 & 20) & subtitled (Nov. 18) screenings of this complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan's Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts.
12:55 p.m. (Nov. 17) & 7 p.m. (Nov. 18 & 20), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com
Babies don't come with an instruction manual, but this one time 3 hour class will get you prepared for your first few months with a newborn. Topics include feeding (breastfeeding and bottle), calming, bathing, sleep, the 4th trimester, and general health and safety. This class meets on Sunday afternoon --November 17th --from 1-4 pm at Align Chiropractic (2464 E. Stadium) in Ann Arbor.
The cost of the class covers mom and partner.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $70. 734-221-0158. email@example.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
This half-day alertness training prepares high school students age 15+ to become suicide-alert helpers.
Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 7347690209. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Learn how to make these cute needle felted Gnomes in this two hour class taught by Elizabeth Whitton of Felted Sky Studio. Materials will be provided for participants to make 3 customized gnomes (pick your own beard, nose and clothing colors). This is a great project for those new to 3D needle felting. A fun addition to your holiday decor!
All materials included, beginners welcome. All students must have good hand/eye coordination, manual dexterity, concentration, focus, attention to detail, and be able to work with care, being careful of the sharp felting needle. Children 10-13 who can responsibly handle sharp objects are welcome to attend with a parent present to help. Ages 14 and up are welcome on their own.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive. $65. 7342224911. email@example.com https:
It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hshv.org
This Grammy-winning Asheville-based kid-friendly hip-hop ensemble performs songs about love, struggle, dreams, fear, and learning to become oneself--with lyrics that "employ a larger vocabulary than what is currently heard on mainstream radio for grown ups."
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 (age 12 & under, $12) in advance at theark.org, MUTO Underground (at the Michigan League), and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]
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. 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]
All invited to make an artwork featuring a patronus, an animal charm featured in the Harry Potter universe.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
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. email@example.com http:
Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.
Nov. 17: Caller Drake Meadow with music by Paul Winder and Betsy Beckerman.
Dec. 15: Caller TBA, music by Donna Baird, Fred & Nora Karsch, Jim Horton.
Jan. 19: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Dawn Swartz.
Feb 16: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Cindy Feigel.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]
U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in the 1st in this annual series of programs that covers different aspects of jazz trios. Today: "Back to the Basics." With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Sean Dobbins.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward and WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance lead a short hike to a quiet spot in the park to sit around a campfire, drink a cup of tea, and meditate on the crispness of fall giving way to the stillness of winter.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. Pavilion. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that explores copying as an act of imaginative interpretation. Includes burial goods meant to conjure the afterworld, Buddhist sculptures produced in multiples, contemporary works that address multiplicity and duplication, and more.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]
Members of the local long-form improv group Work Friends show kids in grades 6-12 the basics of improv comedy.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.
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 a2tix.com
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 showtix4u.com and (if available) at the door. 994-2025.
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 https:
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. 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 muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]
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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
Tape delayed live broadcast of the Stratford Festival (Canada) production of Shakespeare's visionary romance. Antoni Cimolino directs this extravagantly opulent adaptation about a magical island ruled by the enigmatic but benevolent sorcerer Prospero and his beautiful daughter Miranda. Prospero is in fact the exiled duke of Milan, who conjures a storm that shipwrecks his old enemies upon his island. The Tempest is filled with verse and song (including the famous "Full fathom five") and contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $18 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $16), MTF members, $14. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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]
(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.
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Detroit writer Mickey Lyons reads from her forthcoming City on a Still: Detroit During Prohibition.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.
"Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery": Henry Martin Loud Lecture Series (U-M Wesley Foundation).more >
"Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery": Henry Martin Loud Lecture Series (U-M Wesley Foundation).< less
Talk by pastor, Navajo activist, and 2020 independent U.S. Presidential candidate Mark Charles.
First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron at State. Free. 662-4536. [map]
(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.
Sometimes called the "fifth trimester" the transition back to work brings many new challenges for mom. Balancing work, family, and relationships can be tricky! Join us for this facilitated workshop where we discuss the challenges of working outside of the home, and provide tips for keeping your sanity. Meet other moms in similar situations and learn their go-to strategies. Snacks provided!
November Topic: Prioritizing Time for Self. Now that your little ones are getting into more of a routine, what are you doing to take care of yourself and your needs? Have you been able to reclaim any "me" time for interests outside of parenting? How do you balance that with work and parenthood?
A2B2 Headquarters, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $15. 734-221-0158. email@example.com http:
All invited to make a pair of mouse ears in honor of Mickey's 91st birthday.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
(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. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com www.jewelheart.org [map]
This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors and students performs Brahms' soulful Clarinet Quintet and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, a work written as a birthday present for his wife.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
EMU creative writing grad Brenna York stars in her radio-style drama about an aspiring crime writer, holed up in the proverbial cabin in the woods to write her next true crime novel, who reads her story aloud, plays excerpts of actual true crime podcasts, takes drags off her candy cigarettes, and muses about what pulls people into the con artist's web. For audiences age 13 & up.
4:30 p.m., Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $8 in advance at eventbrite.com beginning Nov. 1. Radiocampfire.com. [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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm or check meetup.com
Performance by this Harlem-bred poet, a 2-time Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion and 2019 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Finalist whose poems celebrate black women and communities of color.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com
Nov. 3 & 17. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Canceled and Postponed Events:
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.
Old Town: Surf & Turf
Duo of veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriters Dave Boutette and Timothy Monger.
Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."
A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by saxophonist Andrew Bishop.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips
Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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