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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at Free.

 All Day 

American Liszt Society Festival: U-M Music School.

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See 15 Friday. Today: A talk by Bard College Berlin (Germany) music professor Peter Laki on "In Search of Hungarianness in Music" (9 a.m., Watkins Lecture Hall), a prerecorded lecture-recital by pianist János Kery of the Hungarian Liszt Academy on "The Hungarian Rhapsodies of Imre (Emerich) Székely" (11:15 a.m.), a lecture-demo by U-M music professors Slávka Jelinková and Christian Matijas-Mecca on "Dancing the Csárdás" (2 p.m., Hankinson Hall), a talk by pianists Jonathan Bellman and Farhan Malik on "Historical Approaches to Interpretive Ornamentation and Rubato in Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies" (2:30 p.m., Watkins Lecture Hall), and a recital with performers TBA of "Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies S. 244 Nos. 1-15" (8 p.m.; free), and more.
Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus, unless otherwise noted. Tickets $40 for day pass, $150 for conference pass, & $40 for students, in advance at Masks required. [map]

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Silent Auction: Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America Fundraiser.

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Oct. 12-22. Online auction of various goods and services, and arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit local cultural institutions.
Online at

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Cowgirl Blues- an exhibition of prints by Marjorie Gaber: Creal Microgallery.

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Creal Microgallery is pleased to present "Cowgirl Blues," an exhibition of risograph prints by Michigan-based illustrator and comic artist Marjorie Gaber. The works in this exhibition feature a character pulled from the Mythological American West- a contemplative pioneer, a rugged independent, and a fixture in Gaber's psyche-- the cowgirl.
According to Gaber, "Cowgirls have this strange magical air to them; like cowboys they have this association with rugged individualism and a kind of charismatic folksiness to them, but there's something special about the cowgirl. Something untouchable and aspirational, but vulnerable too." These prints, based on Gaber's comic illustrations, explore a range of ideas on the cowgirl identity in ways that are both playful and philosophical-- who is this mythological character and how does she succeed or fail at, well... at being?
Creal Microgallery, Creal Crescent. Free. 7187837837.

 8-10 a.m.  Free! 

Fall Birding: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to look for migrating birds with WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring. Bring your own binoculars. Also, from 1-3 p.m., Dehring leads a program for beginning birders, discussing how to identify our flying friends based on habitat, markings, and sounds, and what to look for in binoculars.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee required. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing, and make sure to specify which program you want to join. Masks strongly recommended. [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 run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]

 9:40 a.m. 

Donation Morning Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. Wake up your body and mind with slow flow and gentle stretches.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on Eventbrite. on our website, or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. $10-20 Donation. 7347577213. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Harold Neal and Detroit African American Art: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement": University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University.

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The University Gallery, School of Art and Design, at Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce the exhibition Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement. The exhibition will be shown at the EMU Art Gallery from Monday, September 13 through Wednesday, October 20, 2021. A closing reception will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Harold Neal was an aficionado of jazz, especially Detroit jazz, and the Detroit Marion Hayden Trio will play at the opening. Hayden is one of the nation's finest performers of the acoustic bass. In 2016, she received the prestigious Kresge Artist fellowship.
A panel discussion will follow the reception from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Participants on the panel will be Allie McGhee, well-known Detroit artist, and Shirley Woodson, the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist, both of whom are represented in the exhibition. Additional participants are Dr. Samantha Noel, Associate Professor of Art History at Wayne State
Univeristy Gallery, EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 917-975-0146. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Westside Art Hop.

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Westside Art Hop is a weekend walkable art fair in Ann Arbor's lovely historic Westside neighborhood. In spring and fall, this juried art fair features mostly (but not all) local artists, exhibiting a variety of high quality art and crafts, including painting, sculpture, glass, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, printmaking, handmade gifts and cards. Visitors can follow a route by interactive or printable map around more than 60 participating artists. Artists hosted by our neighbors display their work outdoors in tents, porches, and garages, as well as Open Studios and local childcare centers. Free parking is widely available.
Gretchen's House, 802 Mt Vernon. Free. 734 7573717. [map]

 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Fall Campfire Cooking": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hands-on demo on how to properly identify, gather, and sort materials to build a fire and cook a rustic meal. Tools provided. Bring your own ingredients; a suggested menu is sent out in advance.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. (check in at the Beach Center Pavilion), Whitmore Lake. $5 per group of up to 5 people; $6 vehicle entry fee required. Space limited; preregistration required at (Activity # IL461100). Masks strongly recommended. [map]

  10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"West Side Neighborhood Art Hop."

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Oct. 16 & 17. The homes and studios of several west-side artists are open for a juried show and sale of their art and craft items, featuring painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, and more. Featuring over 60 exhibiting artists.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), start at Gretchen's House, 700 Mt. Vernon. Free. Venues & map available at 757-3717, [map]

 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Death Cafe.

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All invited to join a frank conversation (via Zoom) about death. Hosted by The Dying Year owner Merilynne Rush, Diana Cramer and Rachel Briggs.
For URL email Free.

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Fisherman": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Guy Sanville directs actors from this local company in a livestream reading of North Carolina-based playwright Jayme McGhan's 2012 drama about 2 brothers, both avid fishermen and airplane mechanics, who are forced out of their jobs and pensions by an airline bankruptcy, an all-too-compliant union, and a judicial system that seems bent against them. Part of a series of works Purple Rose is considering for their upcoming season.
For URL preregister at Free.

 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yinyasa Yoga is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa postures flow from one to the next to create internal heat. The Yin postures are held for longer periods of time to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissues to be gently stretched. Appropriate for all levels.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on our website (, or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $10-20 Donation. [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, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at [map]

 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. 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 playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]

 Noon-6 p.m.  Hybrid 

Showcase of New and Remodeled Homes: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Oct. 15-17. A chance to tour 10 newly remodeled local homes, with the option to virtually tour 6 more.
Various locations. Tickets $10 (age 16 & under, free) in advance at or at any of the tour houses listed at 635-4017.

 12:15 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with stretching, moving to a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it. Pre-register on our website ( or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Homes For Dogs: Bløm Meadworks, Humane Society of Huron Valley, Coldwell Bankers.

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Join us on the patio at Bløm Meadworks with the Humane Society of Huron Valley!
Meet an adoptable dog, join in the raffle for some exciting items, browse dog-related vendor booths, enjoy a live DJ and drink some delicious mead or cider! 25% of all drink proceeds will be donated to HSHV.
Thank you to Coldwell Banker for sponsoring this event!
Bløm Meadworks, 100 S 4th Ave, Suite 110. Free. 734-548-9729 x1. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Rugby.

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The U-M city team (which includes townies as well as U-M grad students, faculty, and staff) plays home games against the Traverse Bay Blues (Oct. 2) and the Tri-Cities Barbarians (Oct. 16).
Lillie Park, 4365 Platt. Free. 417-4534, [map]

 1-4 p.m. 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Every Sat. & Sun. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Oct. 2: Dolph Park (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 475 South Wagner, and Fritz Park (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1407 Russell Rd. Oct. 3: Braun Park (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 1400 Chalmers. Oct. 9: Mary Beth Doyle Park (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2800 Verle Rd. Oct. 10: Stapp Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2518 Traverwood Dr. Oct. 16: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 3330 N. Dixboro Rd. Oct. 17: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 1866 Newport Rd. Oct. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 650 Beechwood Dr., and Miller Park (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1518 Arborview Blvd. Oct. 24: Botsford Park (1-4 p.m.), meet at 3015 Miller. Oct. 30: Gallup Park (1-4 p.m.), meet at 3225 Gallup Park Rd.
Various times & locations; preregistration required at Free. 794-6627.

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off some animals native to Michigan (2 & 4 p.m.), including the cougar, opossum, black rat, and snapping turtle. Also, the chance to see the conservancy's other animals.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; under age 2, free) in advance at; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]

 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fluxus Fest 2021": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 (different programs). Artists from around the country premiere their prerecorded performance art videos that riff off of work produced by Fluxus, the 1960s avant-garde art collective that believed anything could be art and anyone could make art. Also, Fifth Wall cofounder Grey Grant premieres her own performance Ropeplay on Oct. 28 (see listing).
Online at and (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free.

 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Matilda Jr.": Professional Youth Theatre of Michigan.

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An opportunity for LIVE THEATER!!! Masks required, small theater, show is about an hour with no intermission. Professional Youth Theater of Michigan (PYTMI) is a new group formed during the pandemic that produced several online performances since March 2020 and is now excited to share their first live show. Matilda JR is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. At school, Matilda faces a cruel headmistress who believes "Children are Maggots." She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave Matilda discovers her own remarkable powers and teaches Miss Honey and her classmates that even though life can be hard, "nobody but me is gonna change my story" so "sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty." Tickets $15/adults & $10/ages 3-12 for tickets and info.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $15 Adults/$10 Ages 3-12. 7346602966. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Psychic Saturday Party": Enlightened Soul Center.

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Join us for a fun-filled day at the Enlightened Soul Center at our twice-monthly ESC Psychic Parties. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE A VARIETY of readings and healings at one time, under one roof!
Readers ~ Energy Healers ~ Holistic Vendor
$3 admission includes FREE gifts, snacks, & parking!
Sessions $2/minute (15-minute minimum or $30)
Credit/debit cards & cash accepted!
(Individual practitioners may also accept other forms of payment)
See photos and details for this week's participants at the Enlightened Soul Center website!
Enlightened Soul Center, 3820 Packard #280, Ann Arbor 48108. $3. 734-358-0218. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Livestream docent-led tour on "Looking at Greek Pottery."
For URL see Free. 764-9304,

 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free; $17 vehicle entry fee required. 475-3170.

 6 p.m. 

Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Sacred Cacao Ceremony
$35 (Pre-Registration required)
Drinking ceremonial cacao is considered spiritual medicine by many indigenous cultures around the world. As we sit together in a small group and consume this sacred beverage, practice mindfulness, participate in guided meditation with intention in a backdrop of sacred sound, our soul is nourished, our heart opens and we experience greater spaciousness. It is a time for deeper reflection and connection.
Group size limited.
Sign up at
Please arrive 10 minutes early. Bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion and optional shawl/blanket. Facilitated by Victoria.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $35. 7343581744. [map]

 6:30-9 p.m. 

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: The Dinner Detective Ann Arbor.

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Dinner while actors masquerading as fellow diners enact a hilarious murder mystery in which actual audience members may find themselves a prime suspect.
Ann Arbor Marriott, 1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. $65 includes gratuity; preregistration required at (866) 496-0535. [map]

 7 p.m.  Online 

"Dwelling Places- Online Reflection and Design"

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Join us online as we plan and design small display boxes to honor, celebrate, and remember important people and events in our lives.
The past 20 months of the pandemic have resulted in tremendous social and personal changes combined for many of us with complicated and storied feelings of loss, grief, and solitude. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to attend an online reflection session to plan and design a "dwelling place" or memory niche to honor, celebrate, and remember important people and events in our lives. This online workshop can be a full experience on its own or, for those who are local to Chelsea, MI can be followed by an in-person workshop at Agricole in Chelsea, MI.
Online, Chelsea. Online. $25. 734-272-8615.

 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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This month's schedule includes home games against Minnesota (Oct. 8, 9 p.m.), Maryland (Oct. 15, 7 p.m.), Wisconsin (Oct. 16, 7 p.m.), Ohio State (Oct. 29, 7 p.m.), and Iowa (Oct. 30, 7 p.m.).
Crisler Center (Oct. 8 & 16) and Cliff Keen Varsity Arena (Oct. 15, 29 & 30), S. State at Hoover. Tickets $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). Masks required., 764-0247. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"The Comedy of Errors": EMU Theatre Department.

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Oct. 15-17 & 22-24. EMU theater lecturer John Seibert directs students in Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and fortuitous coincidence. Suggested for ages 14 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; kids ages 6-12, $7). in advance at, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220,

 7:15-9 p.m. 

"Kids Mewvie Night": Tiny Lions.

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All ages 5-11 invited to cuddle up to cats and snack on popcorn and juice while watching a family-friendly movie. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow, if you wish. Kids only.
Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. $10 per kid. Preregistration recommended at Call 661-3564 for movie selection. [map]

 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

Mary Santora: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 15 & 16. Cleveland based stand-up comic with a conversational, easily relatable style who delivers jokes about dating, junk food habits, and Midwest working class life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). 996-9080, [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Six different recently refurbished scary attractions-a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more-bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Recommended for age 12 & up.
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti. $18 for access to one attraction (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99) in advance only. 734-482-7744. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Queen Tribute": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Oct. 13-17. Encore cofounder Dan Cooney directs favorite local actor-singers Jason Briggs, Chris Joseph, Tyler Messinger, and Arielle Crosby in hits by the British rock band Queen, featuring "We Will Rock You," the spine-tingling "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are The Champions," and more.
7:30-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 4-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), & 7-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 17 only), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St, Dexter. Tickets $35 in advance at 268-6200. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Hannah O'Brien and Grant Flick: Kerrytown Concert House.

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These recent U-M music school grads perform Windward, a collection of folk arrangements and originals mixing Celtic, Americana, and jazz idioms.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Nessa: Stony Lake Brewing Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Rescheduled from March 2020. Jazz-Celtic fusion with elements of pop, folk, and chamber music by this local band led by singer-flutist Kelly McDermott. With bassist and didgeridoo player Rob Crozier, guitarist Dan Palmer, keyboardist Brian Brill, drummer Rick Beamon, and percussionist Mike List.
Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $15 in advance at and (if available) at the door. 316-7919. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Ripper": The Penny Seats Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 14-30. Josie Eli Herman directs Queens-based playwright Jacob Marx Rice's playful 2015 thriller, set in 1888 London, about a daring young reporter desperate to make a name for herself who gets tangled up in a string of gruesome murders. When she accidentally finds herself face to face with the killer, a game of cat and mouse ensues. Starring Jasmine Ermete, Will Myers, Dan Johnson, Julia Garlotte, Brittany Batell, and Tim Pollack.
Stone Chalet Inn, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Tickets $15 (seniors, $12), in advance at and (if available) at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 926-5346. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Wild Party": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Oct. 7-10 & 14-17. New York-based director/choreographer MiMi Scardulla and musical director Jason DeBord helm Andrew Lippa's Obie-winning off-Broadway musical about a young couple who decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. Originally set in the 1920s as a steamy prohibition tale, this production takes place in the contemporary world of gossipy socialites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $33-$39 in advance at Masks required. 764-2538. [map]

 10 p.m. 

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"" Michigan Theater.

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Dick Sharman's 1975 cult classic musical about a fresh-scrubbed pair who find themselves the guests of a transsexual transvestite Transylvanian. Also, on Oct. 29 only, the U-M student pantomime troupe Leather Medusas provides live accompaniment.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ark: Joshua Davis

Americana folk-rock originals by a trio led by former Steppin' in It frontman Davis, a finalist in the 2014-2015 season of The Voice. Opener: Miss Tess, a Nashville-based vintage blues, country, and jazz singer-guitarist. $30. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Nick Shoulders

Highly regarded singer-songwriter from Fayetteville (AS) known for his clever, progressively minded lyrics and a raucously ethereal vocal style that incorporates yodelling and whistling. Opener: Todd Day Wait, a Missouri-bred, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter whose country-based music mixes in elements of blues, folk, soul and early R&B. $15-$20. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Allan Harris Band

Oct. 15 & 16. Ensemble led by the acclaimed NYC jazz singer, guitarist, and composer Harris. The Miami Herald described his singing as a blend of "the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat 'King' Cole." [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Mash: Broken Fuzz

Detroit-area rock quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: K Michael Joseph

Local singer-songwriter whose music is an acoustic blend of electropop, nu jazz, and ambient music. Also, an eclectic mix of covers. [venue info]


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