Every Thurs., June 10-Sept. 30. All invited to join a walk through the Arb to look for resident flora and fauna.
Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org
NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Every Thurs. (different programs) A 30-minute audiovisual planetarium shows (via Zoom), followed by a brief Q&A.
The Solar System (Aug. 5 & 19) is an exploration of our solar system's history culminating in the current night sky.The Sky Tonight (Aug. 12 & 26) explores the current night sky, including the constellations, visible planets, and other astronomical events.
For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu
Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. WAS members lead a hike and discuss the basic tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. Binoculars provided, but bring yours if you have them.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org
Every Thurs., July 1-Aug. 12. Concurrent musical entertainment on 7 stages downtown, as well as children's activities and a "How to Chalk" series with local street artists. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. There is no 2021 Sounds & Sights Festival Weekend. Tonight: Eric the Juggler, local folk-rock singer-songwriter group Annie & Rod Capps Quartet, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Detroit roots/boogie pianist Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, twangy & high-energy country rock songs about fantastical monsters with Fangs & Twang, the local roots-rock quartet Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies, and pop-rock singer-songwriter Ceolsige (the stage name of Kelsey Detering).
Downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178.
Deli events coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson discusses (via Zoom) 4 different barbecue sauces. They are included in an at-home tasting kit available for pickup.
For URL see ZingermansDeli.com
Canceled in June & July 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. Lessons offered.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com
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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. Downtown family-friendly concerts by area bands. Tonight: The jam & funk band Pajamas. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit on, and there's a separate area for people who want to wear masks. Also, outdoor seating at some restaurants. Dancing.
Downtown Saline. Free. 717-7406.
East Lansing fiction writer and memoirist Dawn Newton is joined by fellow Michigan writers Christine Maul Rice and Ann-Marie Oomen to discuss Newton's new book.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com.
Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
7:30 p.m. or so, Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]
Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 5. Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain date is the following Friday. Tonight: Good-time & old-time music by Corn Potato String Band banjo and fiddle virtuoso Aaron Jonah Lewis.
Manchester gazebo, Wurster Park (Main St. just west of M-52). Free, but donations appreciated. RiverfolkMusicAndArts@gmail.com.
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