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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 24, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"What We Left Unfinished": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Mariam Ghani's 2019 documentary, which features newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's Communist era (1978-1991).
Online anytime between Oct. 7-Nov. 3 at aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

Takács Quartet: University Musical Society.

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Oct. 21-24. Founded in Hungary in 1975, this world-renowned, Boulder-based ensemble-and UMS crowd favorite-is known for its warmth, eloquence, and discipline, and for the ease with which it masters demanding pieces. Violinists Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes, violist Geraldine Walther, and cellist András Fejér are "four of the best string alchemists on the planet," writes a Chicago Tribune reviewer. Tonight they perform Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "Five Fantasiestücke," renowned African American composer Florence Price's String Quartet in A minor, Mozart's String Quartet in D minor, and quartets by Bartók and Debussy.
Anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 through Oct. 24, online at ums.org/performance/takacs-quartet-ums-digital-presentation. Free. 764-2538.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 20 new releases 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.  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. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 24 & 25. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 505 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 546-4710. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Step Up" to End Corruption in DC: Now - Oct 31: Wolf-PAC.

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Walk, run or bike to help save the future of America!
Wolf-PAC, a non-partisan, grassroots organization working to end corruption in DC, invites you join the 28 Million Steps Challenge. From now until October 31st, you can walk, run or bike to help raise awareness about the crucial need to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.

Why 28 Million Steps? Wolf-PAC is working to attain a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to fix our broken campaign finance system and restore a government that represents the people.

Registration is free. Visit wolf-pac.com/stepup for more info, to register, or start/join a team. "Step up" in the fight to end corruption -- and get some good exercise while you're at it!
Ann Arbor, Anywhere. Free. augustinedeb@gmail.com wolf-pac.com/stepup



 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan's Feathered Travelers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike for kids ages 7-11 to learn about and practice bird identification. Binoculars provided; bring a bird field guide if you have one.
10 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.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 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 Detroit jit (a street-dance style) with Detroit-based dancer Haleem "Stringz" Rasul.
10:30 a.m. (check-in 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.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, a kids play area, and more. Maps available ($1).
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. $10 (ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). BlastCornMaze.com. [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]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Rasa Festival: Akshara.

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Oct. 1 & every Sat. & Sun. This online festival celebrates traditional and contemporary South Asian music and art. Program includes livestream dances, music, films, spoken word poetry, and lectures on fashion design, craft traditions, and art history. Also, online photography and multimedia art exhibits. Details TBA, check Facebook.com/AksharaArtsOrg for more information.
11 a.m.-noon, Facebook.com/AksharaArtsOrg. Free. RasaFestival.org. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lost Lake Virtual Fall Frolic": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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VIrtual tour, with a mix of video and drone photography, of Lost Lake, a nature preserve ion the border of Oakland & Genessee counties, with an update on wetland restoration efforts.
1 p.m., via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84327134197?pwd=U3p3dkJaUnJ6VnR4eWxYMTVTZU5vUT09.


 1 p.m. 

Halloween Road Rally: Hands Across The Water Benefit.

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Hands Across The Water's first Halloween Road Rally is a family-friendly, socially distanced, "amazing race" with fun games along the way!
Gather your team together for a fun new challenge! Trick or treat at stops around Washtenaw County, complete a quick "minute to win it" style activity at each one and rack up bonus points to take home the honor of being the first ever HATW Road Rally Champion, or, win the costume contest or one of our other bonus challenges!
This event is outdoors, socially distanced, and with masks required.
Proceeds will support Hands Across The Water, HATW is a family services agency serving over 700 clients annually, primarily in Southeast Michigan. We have locations in Washtenaw and Lenawee County, Michigan offering parent education/prevention programs, foster care, adoption (international, infant and state ward), pregnancy counseling and behavioral health programs.
Find out more on our event page!
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!
Marsh Meadows Pavillion, East Textile Rd, Saline. $50/team. jsecord@hatw.org https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-across-the-water-halloween-road-rally-2020-registration-121070223297



 2-9 p.m. 

"Reincarnate": StudioStudio, University Flower Shop, Greye's Greenhouse, Wildscape Floral, York.

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An interactive floral installation and elopement event! Over 20 area florists are joining forces to create a larger-than-life foraged installation to celebrate the season. Walk through, take photos, grab a botanical cocktail and enjoy. Limited openings for elopements are available. A stress-free option for a beautiful tiny wedding experience!
StudioStudio, 1946 Packard. $20. (734) 818-5558. hello@studiostudioa2.com www.reincarnateA2.com [map]



 2 & 4 p.m.

2:00pm 

Craft Outings by appointment: SCRAP Creative Reuse.

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SCRAP is excited to re-open our Education studio to offer craft outings by appointment! We have missed engaging with our community through our education programs and want to bring them back in the safest way possible. Our craft outings can be booked by families and groups of up to 5 individuals. Groups will have the option to choose from 3 projects. Each session runs 90 mins. This includes all materials needed to complete projects, project introduction from SCRAP staff, examples of past projects, and multiple check ins from staff. Get reuse crafty and let us clean up the mess! We will have 2 sessions available to book each Saturday in October. The first starting at 2pm and the second at 4pm.

This month's projects:
Open crafting ($25) - access to tons of reuse materials and craft examples. Dive in, explore, and create whatever you dream up! (Reuse Robots, sculpture building, collaging, and more)
Fabric portraits - ($35) Grab a favorite photo or craft from memory! Create a re
SCRAP Creative Reuse, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. $25-$35. 7348004137. claire.t@scrapcreativereuse.org https://annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org/craft-outing-appointments [map]



 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Animal Haunts": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All encouraged to come in costume to hike on paved and wooded trails through LSNC's recently reopened site and Black Pond woods, while solving clues in an educational family-friendly mystery. Social distancing enforced, masks required.
Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Price TBA, includes a kids take-home gift; preregistration required at LeslieSNC.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Online 

"House Party": Washtenaw Literacy.

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Virtual fundraising event featuring a talk by local sportswriter John U. Bacon, commentary from Washtenaw Literacy tutors and clients, a live cocktail-making demo, and more.
7 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at WashtenawLiteracy.org" target="_new">gala2020.WashtenawLiteracy.org. Tickets $35-$500 in advance only at WashtenawLiteracy.org. 337-3338.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Living Room Live!": Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild.

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A night of scary stories to send chills to your bones, featuring folk, contemporary, and original tales. Program: member Jane Fink tells Shirley Jackson's The Summer People, about a couple who's met with mysterious resistance when they stay at their cottage past Labor Day; member and tonight's emcee Steve Daut tells Bram Stoker's classic ghost story The Judge's House. Also, Brighton-based Jeff Doyle, Michigan-based Yvonne Healey, Columbus-based Lyn Ford, and other tellers TBA. Suitable for all ages.
For livestream URL preregister at TinyURL.com/LRLive2U. Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation). Mail@SteveDaut.com.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

Artemisia: Women of Temple Beth Emeth Virtual Fundraiser.

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This all-female Chicago trio, praised by Vocal Arts Chicago for "sincerity, wit, and mind-blowing technique," performs a show that explores gender in music and culture, with songs from around the world and humorous accompanying narrative. Livestream. Followed by a Q&A.
7:30 p.m., wtbe.org. Tickets $18 in advance only at TempleBethEmeth.org/Women-Of-TBE.


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Four scary attractions-the haunted hayride, the haunted barn, the Asylum, and the MindShaft-featuring costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Age 10 & under must be with an adult. Social distancing enforced, masks required.
7:30-11:30 p.m., 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets prices TBA at HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 390-9212. [map]


 8 p.m.  Online 

Christine Lavin: The Ark Livestream Series.

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A veteran New York City singer-songwriter who has been described as a mix of Bette Midler, Tom Lehrer, Steve Goodman, and Janis Ian, Lavin is known for the sharp wit and comically warped perspectives of songs like "Stop Sobbing … He's an Idiot" and "Tom Cruise Scares Me." She's also known for her bittersweet miniatures of lost romance, and she's a tastily tuneful composer, a superb guitarist, and a playfully unpredictable performer whose shows are always sprinkled with a healthy dose of between-songs humor and spiky commentary. Her new album, On My Way to Hooterville, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, "Ramblin' Waltz," a re-telling of her time in 1975 when she was one of the entourage drivers for the first week of the tour of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
8 p.m., for Zoom URL and tickets ($15) see theark.org/shows-events/2020/oct/24/christine-lavin. 761-1451.




 
 
 

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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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