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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 26, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Lori Felker's 2018 documentary portrait of this post-punk artist and self-proclaimed alien hybrid.
Online anytime between Sept. 9-Oct. 13 at aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 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.-11 p.m.  Free!  Online 

United Way of Washtenaw County 21 Day Equity Challenge: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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Equity in Michigan
21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition
United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life. At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.
In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge.
This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan. Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives. Join us!
https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/equity-michigan. Free. Online. 734-971-8200. media@uwwashtenaw.org



 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 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Flea Market and ...: Webster Township Historical Society.

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Take a scenic autumn drive into the country this Saturday and stop by our fall Flea Market located on the grounds of Historic Webster Village. Stroll around the village where vendors will be offering crafts, antiques, fall produce, and more. Our collection of historic buildings will be open to visitors, and a blacksmith will be giving demonstrations in the newly restored Wheeler Blacksmith Shop
Snacks and beverages available to purchase.
Masks and social distancing required.
Historic Webster Village, 5501 Webster Church Rd, Dexter. Free. 734-368-0887. bafelma@gmail.com www.webstertownshiphistoricalsociety.org [map]


 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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kids Virtual Open Mic": Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to join a Zoom gathering to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more.
For Zoom meeting information see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic (meeting ID, 933 1925 5392; password, 362147). Free. 662-8283.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"You Can Dance-Outside!": University Musical Society.

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All invited to learn the basics of ballet folklórico de Mexico, a form of dance that includes folk dances from several cultures covering the long span of Mexican history. Led by Flint-based El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil instructor Alejandro Quintanilla.
10:30 a.m. (sign-up begins at 10 a.m.), Wheeler Park, 200 Depot St. Free, but preregistration required (limited capacity) at UMS.org/Education/Community-Programs. 668-8463. [map]


 11 a.m.  Online 

"Virtual Weekend Workshop to End Corruption in Politics": Wolf-PAC.

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Virtual Weekend Workshop to End Corruption in Politics: September 25-27
Wolf-PAC, a national, non-partisan organization working to end corruption in our federal government, will host its 4th annual Warrior Workshop from September 25 to September 27. Join others from around the nation as they learn to strengthen their activism skills in the fight to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.

Presenters will include Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, as well as Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, hosts of The Hill's Rising. The agenda also features many other leaders working in the pursuit of campaign finance reform.

Registration is just $10 for a whole weekend of virtual learning, panel discussions, roundtables and games! For more details and to register for this important event, go to www.wolf-pac.com/workshop. Join the Movement to end corruption!
Virtual, 123 Virtual Ave. Online. $10. 6037462690. augustinedeb@gmail.com https://wolf-pac.com/workshop/ [map]



 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. Sept. 16-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Apple cannon & paintball shooting gallery available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $20; weekday admission: $15; kids age 2 & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

"Beethoven Festival": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Livestream concerts. World-renowned pianist Stewart Goodyear (Saturday) and A2SO concertmaster and violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist son Charles Berofsky (Sunday) perform an all-Beethoven program. Goodyear plays Andante Favori, Piano Sonata No. 21, and Piano Sonata No. 23. The Berofskys play Violin Sonata No. 5, Violin Sonata No. 7, and "Rondo" from Violin Concerto.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $200 for fall concert series, in advance only at a2so.com. 994-4801. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Currently Reading Cocktail Hour": Nicola's Books.

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Every Weds. Nicola's booksellers discuss their favorite summer reads and make cocktails over livestream.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Sept. 25 & 26; Oct. dates TBA. Four scary attractions-the haunted hayride, the haunted barn, the Asylum, and the MindShaft-featuring costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be with an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m., 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets prices TBA at HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 390-9212. [map]


 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.  Online 

Tom Paxton & Don Juans: The Ark.

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One of the first singer-songwriters to emerge from the 60s folk revival, Paxton, although he claims to be in "semi-retirement," is still as prolific and popular, as pertinent and impertinent, as ever. Tonight he's accompanied by the Grammy-winning Nashville singer-songwriter duo the Don Juans. Collectively, Paxton and the Don Juans' songs have been covered by John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, and many others.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. $15 in advance only at bit.ly/tompaxton. 761-1451.



 
 
 

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]

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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