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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 5, 2020






 
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 12 a.m. 

"Over the Edge": Friends in Deed.

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All invited to rappel 14 stories down the side of the Graduate. Participants must raise at least $1,000. Proceeds support local nonprofit Friends in Deed.
All day. The Graduate Ann Arbor, 615 E Huron St. Donations required. Preregistration required by mid-August. 485-7658. [map]


 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Serpentarius": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Carlos Conceição's 2019 experimental film about a young man traveling through a post-disaster African landscape in search of his mother's ghost. Portuguese, subtitles.
Online anytime between Aug. 5-Sept. 8 at aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 40 select films to watch from your home. Movie rental and purchases directly support the Michigan Theater Foundation and staff. For full schedule, see www.MichTheater.org/Screenings.
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after patrons start watching each film. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 8 a.m.-1 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]


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Farmers Market.

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Every Sat., May-Oct. Sale of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more from local vendors. Also, performances by local musicians.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3233 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8303. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 9:30 a.m.-noon or so  Free!  Online 

"Organized Labor, Policing, and the Community": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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Roundtable discussion on the role organized labor should play in the movement to improve modern policing. With Ann Arbor chief of police Michael Cox, U-M sociology professor Ian Robinson, U-M Prison Creative Arts Project interim director Nora Krinitsky, and others.
For online meeting URL see bit.ly/laborpolicecommunity. Free. 883-8250.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Quaranteen Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Hello and welcome to our end of summer, virtual escape room. Summer was a blast, but you are stuck at camp. You must be alert and use your wits to solve the brain teasers and get home. This escape room is intended for tweens and teens.
If you can escape, you will be asked for your name and contact info and will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Entries will be accepted until 8 pm on Monday, September 7. The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted on Tuesday, September 8. Register online at https://bit.ly/2DwtyTx
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Music Together Babies Demo Class": Robinsongs for Kids.

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This interactive class is for parents of new babies; you'll learn how to sing, play and connect musically with your baby. No screen time for baby! Come try out this special class; registration is required - see website link below to register.
Zoom/online. Free. Online. 734-929-2133. director@robinsongsforkids.com https://www.robinsongsforkids.com/vlt161600.htm



 Noon  Free!  Online 

Music Together Babies Demo Class: Robinsongs for Kids.

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This interactive class is for parents of new babies; you'll learn how to sing, play and connect musically with your baby. No screen time for baby! Come try out this special class; registration is required - see website link below to register.
Zoom/online. Free. Online. 734-929-2133. director@robinsongsforkids.com https://www.robinsongsforkids.com/vlt161600.htm


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their warthogs, spurred tortoise, and chameleon. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, alligators, and a bald eagle. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
2 p.m., for livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place": Ele's Place.

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Virtual fundraiser, featuring online auctions, the Kentucky Derby livestream, and more TBA. "Party in a Box," with southern-inspired hors d'oeuvres and deserts, available for curbside pick-up.
For online meeting URL, preregister at www.ElesPlaceAnnArbor.org. Free.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Benard L. Maas Summer Series": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Sept. 3-5, 11, 12, & 17-19. Outdoor performances of original songs, show tunes, and more by acclaimed local talent. All seating is socially distanced. Masks required. Sept. 3-5: Geoff & Chelsea Packard. Broadway favorites TBA from these U-M music professors. Sept. 11 & 12: Ariel, Zoey & Eli. Music TBA by this Emmy-nominated Ann Arbor sibling trio, known for its "geek anthem" "Take Me to Comic Con." Sept. 17-19: Jessica Grové. Broadway, pop and rock favorites by this Encore regular, a Broadway veteran.
8 p.m., Encore parking lot, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $25 in advance only at TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]


 Midnight-noon  Online 

"Go24ForGarrett's Space: A Virtual Fundraiser For Suicide Prevention": Garrett's Space.

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Twenty-four hour fundraiser featuring a wide array of performers and speakers TBA, online yoga, fitness, and meditation sessions. Also, a silent auction. All proceeds go to holistically-focused help for young adults struggling with significant mental health challenges.
Online at www.garrettsspace.org. Price TBA. scott@garrettsspace.org.




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: 8 Ball Patio Series

Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio. No cover. 8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Charlie Porter Quintet

Sept. 4 & 5. Ensemble led by Porter, a renowned Oregon- based trumpeter-composer whose music is known for its improvisatory flair and deep classical influences. Wynton Marsalis calls his music "fiery and intelligent," and he has an acclaimed new CD, Immigration Nation, that's been called a "sterling merger of politics and music." $65 includes a 3-course dinner. 7 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: "Jazz After Dark"

Every Fri. & Sat. Jazz originals and standards by a trio (Fri.) or quartet (Sat.) led by veteran local bassist Rob Crozier. On the outdoor terrace. 9-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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