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Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 30, 2020

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 11 a.m. 

Vegan Bake Sale For Coronavirus Testing: Detroit Street Filling Station.

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In the face of shortages of testing materials and laboratory testing capacity, Detroit Street Filling Station - a vegan restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan - has decided to take matters into their own hands. This Thursday they will hold a bake sale to raise funds for local coronavirus testing efforts.

"The government has failed to devote the necessary resources to testing - the best method we have to fight this pandemic," said Phillis Engelbert, owner of Detroit Street Filling Station. "Therefore we are stepping up to raise funds through a good old-fashioned bake sale."

Vegan baked goods, prepared at the restaurant's sister operation -The Lunch Room Bakery & Café - will include the following items:

• "Let Them Eat Cake" vanilla bean cake
• "Losing his Marbles" cupcakes
• "Orange Puffball" coconut macaroons
• "Rocky Road" fudge
• "Fantastic Fauci" apple hand pies
Detroit Street Filling Station, 300 Detroit St. Free admission. [map]


"Ann Arbor Sports Commission Firecracker 5k": Epic Races.

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Through July 31. All invited to run or walk a 5k or mile-long "fun run" on their own and post pictures to Race can be completed at any time and in any location. Price includes a T-shirt, medal, and neck warmer.
All day. $27-$37 in advance only at, 585-7101.

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by this Royal Oak-based band that gives traditional nursery rhymes a punk rock twist.
For location, preregister at; limited seating. Free.

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cold Tone Harvest: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by this Plymouth acoustic roots music trio led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth.
For location, preregister at; limited seating.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.

 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

"River Women": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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July 23, 30, & Aug. 6. Argo Park Livery staffer leads women age 13 & up in different river activities. July 23: Learn basic kayak strokes and maneuvers in still water. July 30: Learn to stand-up paddleboard. Aug. 30: Kayak down the Argo Cascades and Huron River.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore. $75 per person for 3 sessions, prepregistration required. 769-6241. [map]

 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Experiences of Aging": Big Hearts for Seniors.

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Local storytelling, connection, and entertainment in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Big Hearts for Seniors, a Michigan Medicine collaborative comprised of five community non-profit programs serving older adults. Also, a silent auction. Emcee is U-M Public Health professor Vic Strecher. Proceeds benefit Big Hearts for Seniors programs (Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs, Turner Senior Wellness Program).
6:45 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Preregistration required at for meeting URL. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Joan Belgrave: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by renowned Detroit jazz vocalist Belgrave, an Ann Arbor native who has performed everything from soul and R&B to rock and blues.
For location, preregister at; limited seating.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Free.

 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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une into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy! Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's show: Charlote's Web Stories. The actors of the Wild Swan Charlotte's Web production are reuniting and reading their favorite scenes from the show. Wilbur and Charlotte are two of the great friends in the Zuckerman's barn. Tune in to our Facebook page to see who drops by!
Facebook Live, Online. Donation. 7349950530.

 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Variety Show: Wild Swan Theater.

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Wild Swan-style stories, short plays, and music headlined by members of this talented troupe of professional actors and musicians. Livestreamed on Facebook.
7:30 p.m., Free, donations accepted at

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Bill Kirchen Livestream: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Ann Arbor native (and former Commander Cody guitarist) Kirchen plays a versatile mix of hard-core honky-tonk, rockabilly, acoustic swing, and countrypolitan balladry. The Austin American-Statesman recently praised his "no-nonsense diesel guitar attack, powered by great booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease."
8 p.m., see for livestream. Free. 761-1451.

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]

 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Rowdy Roddy Patio Movie Night": Burnout Society Film Club.

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Double feature with trivia (and prizes) for ages 21 & up. Note: Face masks required.

Hell Comes to Frogtown (Donald G. Jackson & R.J. Kizer, 1988). Campy low-budget post-apocalyptic adventure.

They Live (John Carpenter, 1988). Satirical sci-fi horror film about a drifter who discovers that aliens rule the world.
8 Ball Saloon outdoor patio, 208 S. First. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 4-Aug. 13 Musical entertainment on 10 stages downtown. For complete performers schedule, visit Also, street performers, kids activities, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Blue LLama: Paul Keller Trio

High-energy mainstream jazz by this local ensemble led by composer-bassist Keller. With keyboardist Adam Mosley. 6-8:30 p.m. [venue info]


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