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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 28, 2020

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 12:15 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Lenten Organ Recital Series": American Guild of Organists.

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U-M organ student Joseph Mutone performs 19th-century French composer-organist Charles Marie Widor's 6th organ symphony.
12:15 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Images of Incarceration": U-M Residential College Photography Exhibition:.

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Ashley Hunt directs the program in Photography and Media at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. The exhibition includes a selection of images from Hunt's project "Degrees of Visibility"-a large body of landscape studies that focus on the spaces that surround prisons, jails, and detention centers across the country. Steph Foster recently received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His work in the exhibition includes both photography and videos that examine race, incarceration, and industry, from personal stories to the American Correctional Association's trade show.
Free and open to the public, February 21 - April 9th, Monday - Friday 10am-5pm.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Winter Democratic Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. 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.
meet at Bird Hills parking lot, 1951 Newport. Free. 347-1259. [map]

 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free, preregistration requested at 764-2347. [map]

 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Moving & Grooving": Northfield Township Area Library.

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All ages are welcome at the Library on Fridays to move & groove & shake out those winter blues! Body groove sessions with dances and music will be projected on a screen in our Multipurpose Room so you can boogie along. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. [map]

 Noon-12:30 p.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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 Noon  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. [map]

 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]

 4-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, mac & cheese, desserts, and beverages
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin, Saline. $10. 355-8277. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free, beer for sale. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:30-7 p.m. 

42nd Annual Lenten Fish Fry: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Every Fri., Feb. 28-Apr. 3. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7 p.m., Old St. Pat's parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church. $9.50 (seniors, $8; ages 6-11, $6; ages 5 & under, free). 662-8141. [map]

 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, breaded cod, fried clam strips, green beans, grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries, baked potatoes, pasta with marinara, salad bar, homemade desserts. Salmon available Mar. 27 & Apr. 3.
4:30-7:30 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $12 (kids under 6, $8). Carry out ($11) available. 426-5558. [map]

 5-6 p.m. 

"Youth Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

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Designed for youth students (ages 8-17) who are absolute beginners to the aerial arts, each class begins with a fun yet challenging warm-up to prepare to fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! Youth instructors will introduce your child to the flexibility, grip, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Students will have the opportunity to try both a horizontal apparatus (lyra or trapeze) and a vertical apparatus (sling or silks) in each class. Strength, flexibility, or previous athletic experience is not a requirement to begin and enjoy this class!
PREREQS: Students new to the Aviary must have a parent or legal guardian present on their first day. The guardian does not have to stay for the duration of the lesson but must be present to meet the instructor on the first day. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via the Aviary's website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Mary Chelsea Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Feb. 28-Apr. 3. Baked or fried Atlantic cod, baked potato, French fries or curly fries, salad bar, mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, vegetarian soup, salad bar, beverage, & dessert. Raffle.
5-8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $11 (seniors 62 & older, $10; kids 6-11, $6; 5 & under, free). Carry out available. 475-7561. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Mistaken For Strangers": Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Closing reception for this exhibit by 6x, a collective of 6 contemporary jewelry artists. Exhibit runs Jan. 31-Feb. 28.
6-8 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Free. 994-8004. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Teen STEAM Café: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join us for interactive, lively discussions on STEM careers with professionals in various fields that you may have never heard about! Dinner and activities will also be incorporated into our TEEN ONLY Cafes!
YDL-Michigan Ave, 229 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1329. [map]

 6:15-7:15 p.m 

"Adult Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

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Start your aerial adventure with intro classes! Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart-pumping warm-up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary.
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Students will have the opportunity to try both a horizontal apparatus (lyra or trapeze) or a vertical apparatus (sling or silks) in each class. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size is limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [map]

 6:15-7:45 p.m. 

"Pole Dance": A2 Aviary.

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In this 90 minute all-levels class, you will learn new skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. Beginners will work on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Students with more experience will be training inversions, more complex spins and poses, partner pole dancing, and so much more!
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class. All genders are welcome in every class. Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size it limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics.

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This month's schedule:

Feb. 9. Ohio State. 4 p.m.

Feb. 28. New Hampshire. 6:30 p.m.
Crisler Center. Tickets TBA at 764-0247. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Beverage Pairings": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer taste samples of non-alcoholic beverages paired with artisan cheeses. Bread & other accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45, reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Miniatures Painting Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn how to paint miniatures for fairy gardens--complete with books, scrolls, food, & stools--for games and hobbies. Materials provided, or bring your own supplies.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab & multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

 6:50 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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

 7 p.m. 

Colum McCann: Literati Bookstore.

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This internationally bestselling author reads from Apeirogon, his brand-new book about 2 fathers-one Israeli, one Palestinian-who are brought together after the tragic loss of their children. Followed by a conversation between McCann and U-M creative writing professor Julie Buntin. Signing.
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 120 S. State St. Tickets $32.15. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"James & the Giant Peach, Jr.": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 8. Matthew Brennan directs a cast of young local actors in a junior version of U-M grads Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's 2010 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel. The story follows an orphaned boy rescued from the care of 2 cruel aunts who finds himself drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects.
7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $24 (ages 17 & under, $19) in advance at and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Healer": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Paco Arango, 2017). Drama about a young man with remarkable healing powers who befriends a teenager with cancer.
FREE. 994-3387. Jewel Heart, 1129 Oak Valley Dr.

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Aakash Mittal Trio: Concordia University.

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Saxophonist Mittal performs his original music that's known for mixing American and Indian musical styles.
7:30 p.m., Kreft Center Recital Hall, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7537. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Joe List: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 27-29. Known for his worrywart persona and cerebral, self-deprecating observational humor, this NYC-based comic has twice appeared on Conan and opened for Louis C.K. during his 2016 international tour. He has a special on the Netflix series The Standups. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Mary Poppins": Burns Park Players.

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Feb. 27-29 & Mar. 1. Burns Park elementary students, parents, and friends perform this Disney musical, based on the 1964 film adaptation of P.L. Travers' book about the "practically perfect" magical nanny who transforms the lives of the Banks children in 1910 London. The score includes such favorites as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "A Spoonful of Sugar."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $20-$25 (students, $15) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office,, & at the door. 763-8587. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Newsies": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Feb. 28-Mar. 1. Rebecca Groeb directs Saline High students in Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein's Broadway show based on the 1992 musical film, which was inspired by the New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899. The Tony-winning score includes "Seize the Day" and "King of New York."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $10-$15 in advance starting Feb. 1 at and at the door. Pre-show dinner with menu TBA ($25, including show admission; students & seniors, $20) available on Sat. in the Afterglow area outside of the theater. 401-4644. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Feb. 28 & 29, Mar. 1. Brice O'Neal directs young local actors in an original A2CT musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic tale about Dorothy's journey to the Emerald City.
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, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Juggernaut Jug Band: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Traditional jug band music by this acclaimed quartet from Louisville, the birthplace of jug bands. A mixture of classic jazz, ragtime, and blues, jug band music is performed by a modified string band that includes kazoos and other wind instruments, washboard, and a stoneware jug. Juggernaut has been featured on both the Today Show and the Dr. Demento radio show. Its latest album is Jugs Up!
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. Tickets $15 in advance at and at the door. 665-8558. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Raul Midón: The Ark.

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NYC-based veteran jazz-soul singer-songwriter from New Mexico known for his passionate singing and his distinctive, heavily percussive guitar stylings that draw on flamenco music.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office &, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8-9:30 p.m. 

"Lungs": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 27-Mar. 15. Paige Conway directs local actors in British playwright Duncan Macmillan's smart and funny drama, which follows a modern couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship. Stars Claire Joliffe and Nick Yocum.
8-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd. Tickets $15-$30 in advance at & at the door. 203-0556. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 8, 15, 22, & 29. Comedic improv by experienced local performers, including the resident League of Pointless Improvisers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv with This is a Quiz": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Performance by resident group This is a Quiz. Followed by the League of Pointless Improvisers performing "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Show preceded by a guest improv troupe TBA.
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. 

"Roadsigns": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 16-Mar. 14. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' new play, a lyrical drama about a young poet who, as he embarks on his own life's journey, encounters a rich gallery of characters on the margins of life who are each following a dream, or hoping to bump into one. Cast: David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Richard McWilliams, Rusty Mewha, Ruth Crawford, K. Edmonds, Kristin Shields, and Caitlin Cavanaugh.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat. & Nov. 29), & 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 (beginning Dec. 9) at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"SONGS4WINDS": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local pianist Kathryn Goodson joins established and rising young wind players TBA in a program of emotive wind arrangements of classic art songs.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at and at the door. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Real Inspector Hound": PTD Productions.

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Feb. 27-29, Mar. 1, & Mar. 4-7. Tim Henning directs local actors in Tom Stoppard's play-within-a-play farce in which two critics go to see the premiere of an extravagantly stereotypical murder mystery. One of the critics becomes so involved that he ends up in the play he's supposedly watching.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs. only, pay what you can) in advance at, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Thoughts and Prayers": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 8. Marisa Dluge directs the premiere of local playwright A.M. Dean's drama about a botched school shooting that inspires the U.S. Department of Education to militarize all teachers. Cast: Mimi Blackford, Eric Hohnke, Mike Sandusky, Debbie Secord, Kate Umstatter, and Craig Van Kempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Arts Center studio 1, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (student, $7) in advance at & $15 at the door. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Kameryn Galen Duo

Jazz by the Detroit duo of vocalist Kameryn Ogden and keyboardist Galen Bundy. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Flor

All ages admitted. L.A.-based quartet whose music blends indie rock and synth pop. Opener: Winnetka Bowling League, an L.A. pop-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Matthew Koma. $15-$20. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Blue LLama: David L. Harris

Quartet led by Harris, a fast-rising young New Orleans composer- trombonist and vocalist whose music blends the grit and swing of traditional jazz with the edge of modern jazz. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Triangle Quartet

An array of standards by everyone from Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter to Jimi Hendrix, Bowie, and Joni Mitchell, along with many originals, by this local quartet. With guitarist Charlie Sutherland, trumpeter Ingrid Racine, bassist Josef Deas, and drummer Nick Collins. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Anna Lee's Company

Local bluegrass- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Medeski Martin & Wood and Old Crow Medicine Show. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by singer-songwriter Phil McMillion. Signup begins at 7:30 p.m. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Habitat Lounge: Killer Flamingos Killer Flamingos

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

Live: Laura Rain & the Caesars Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

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

Mash: The Bluescasters The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dale Osborn

Leo Kottke-style singer-guitarist from Chelsea who performs tasty covers and originals. [venue info]


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