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Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 1, 2021






 
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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Leaderless Walks in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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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/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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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/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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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


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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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.

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For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/visitors/planetarium-dome-theater.html. Free. 764-0478.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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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/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 6-6:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Biblio Files": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Thurs. Three AADL staffers each answer their own questions relating to books in 5 minutes or less, such as "What is the prettiest book on your bookshelf?"
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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.


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Zing Sampler: BBQ Sauces": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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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/events. $15 ($22 includes kit delivery; $30 includes kit shipped). 663-3354.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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A series of concerts in public parks and spaces throughout town. Tonight: An ensemble led by local jazz drummer Sean Dobbins.
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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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/DetroitIMA.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ann Arbor Solar Stories": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations/Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.

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Local homeowners discuss their experience with using solar energy. Q&A.
For URL preregister at 2glrea.org/events-1/thursday-night-energy-events. Free. jroth@a2gov.org.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Salty Summer Sounds": Saline Main Street.

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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.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Writing About Place When That Place Is Michigan": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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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./event/2021-07. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Riverfolk Music & Arts.

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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.


 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Every Thurs. Online double feature screening of obscure cult films via Twitch. Preceded from 8-9 p.m. by pre-show movie clip compilation.
For URL see Facebook.com (search "8 Ball Movie Night").





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