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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 17, 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 AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 All day 

American Liszt Society Festival: U-M Music School.

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See 15 Friday. Today: a lecture-recital by the Polish American pianist and Chopin Society of Connecticut founder Sławomir Dobrzanski on "Károly Aggházy: Liszt's Favorite Hungarian Student" (9:50 a.m.), a recital by a performer TBA on "Works of Menter and Mihalovich" (10:20 a.m.), a prerecorded talk by University of New Hampshire music professor Robert Eshbach on "Hungary as Young Liszt Knew It and How It Changed" (11 a.m., Watkins Lecture Hall), and recitals by performers TBA of "Lieder by Mihalovich, Liszt, and Dvořák" (2 p.m.), "Ukrainian Themes: Music of Lysenko, Bartók, and Skoryk" & the "Music of Ernö von Dohnányi" (3:30 p.m.), and (with a U-M music faculty chamber ensemble) of "Works of Kocsár, Bartók, and Brahms." (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 bit.ly/2021lisztsocietyfestival. Masks required. [map]


 All day  Online 

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 charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/Aikido-Yoshokai-Silent-Auction-2021-25505.


 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. levickas@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/creal_microgallery/



 9 a.m.-noon. 

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 vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627.


 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. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [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. gtom@emich.edu https://www.emugalleries.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo, suitable for beginners age 8 & up, led by WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring.
Staebler Farm Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811007). Masks strongly recommended. dehringk@washtenaw.org. [map]


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

41st Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair: Ann Arbor Antiquarian Booksellers Association/U-M Clements Library.

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One of the country's top regional antiquarian fairs, up to 30 dealers from 12 states offering manuscripts, vintage photos and prints, antique maps, and a wide array of old, rare, curious, and fine books, including first editions, lots of collectible children's books, fine leather bindings, modern poetry, Michigan history, travel & exploration, illustrated books, photography, antique maps, cookbooks, and more. Also, representatives of one of Michigan's finest bookbinders exhibit their handiwork and answer questions about book preservation and restoration. Admission charge benefits the U-M Clements Library.
Michigan Union Ballroom. $5 donation. 995-1891. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 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 BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [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]


 11 a.m.  Online 

Slow Burn Vinyasa Flow: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn Vinyasa class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
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. Online. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 Noon  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.
Westsidearthop.com
Gretchen's House, 802 Mt Vernon. Free. 734 7573717. westsidearthop@gmail.com https://www.westsidearthop.com [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 a2tix.com or at any of the tour houses listed at ShowcaseOfHomes.net. 635-4017.


 noon-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 WestSideArtHop.com. 757-3717, WestSideArtHop@gmail.com. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-5 p.m. 

'FundRaise the Barn Roof!: The Community Farm of Ann Arbor.

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The Community Farm of Ann Arbor (CFAA) invites one and all to join us at this fundraiser for a fascinating journey of discovery that will comprise of 2 interactive presentations: "Healthy Structures " presented by Chuck Bultman- Barn Historian and Terry Richards-Innovator and "Synergy of farming and land management" presented by Dan Gannon-Head Farmer at the CFAA and Barry Lonik of Treemore Ecology and Land Services. Children are welcome to come and visit the animals and play on the land. There will be a family dance from 1-2pm in front of the barns, with music by local band "Nutshell" and local dance caller Drake Meadow. At 2pm there will be two simultaneous talking tours that will rotate, to accommodate social distancing. Donations are encouraged as the event is a fundraiser for replacement of the barn roofs.
1525 S. Fletcher Road, Chelsea, Michigan. Donation. 734-719-1199. communityfarmofaa.org https://communityfarmofaa.wordpress.com/barnroof/ [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to South America (2 & 4 p.m.), including the sloth, boa constrictor, cane toad, and the 3-banded armadillo. Also, an alligator feeding (3 p.m., weather permitting) and 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 TheCreatureConservancy.org; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Closing Reception and panel discussion for Harold Neal and Detroit African American Art: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement": University Art Gallery, Easstern Michigan University.

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The Art Gallery, School of Art and Design at Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce a closing reception and panel discussion related to the exhibition Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement. The closing reception will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Harold Neal was a jazz aficionado, 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 closing reception from 4:30-5:30 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 University, and Detroit Black figurative artist, Tylonn Sawyer, an
University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 917-975-0146. gtom@emich.edu https://www.emugalleries.org [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Badge 112 Book Share": Washtenaw County Historical Society.

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The Washtenaw County Historical Society is sponsoring a "Badge 112" Book Share event hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library on Sunday, October 17th from 2-4 p.m.
It will be he held at the Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Rd. in Ann Arbor. We'll discuss the origin of the book and the characters that comprised Ann Arbor Law Enforcement from 1985-2004.
Books will be available and you are welcome to bring copies to be signed. We hope to see you there.
Westgate Branch Ann Arbor District Libary, 2503 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-657-7742. pgstipe@yahoo.com [map]


 2 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 www.pytmi.com for tickets and info.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $15 Adults/$10 Ages 3-12. 7346602966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pytmi.com [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

Cohousing Tours: Touchstone Cohousing.

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Sunday Tours of Ann Arbor's 3 cohousing communities have begun again! Cohousing creates a community of friends who work, share, learn, grow and play together. Our neighborhood feels like home to all who want to live and visit here. It is a comfortable space that supports both individual expression and shared experiences. The Ann Arbor area is unique in the US for having 3 cohousing communities. Tour all three condominium communities, Sunward, Great Oak, and Touchstone, and you'll get an idea of what it's all about.
Touchstone Common House, 560 Little Lake Drive. Free. 734-274-9110. Tours@Touchstonecohousing.org touchstonecohousing.org [map]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Autumn Spectacular Nature Walk": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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All invited to hike about a mile through woodland and meadow in this SMLC preserve that was opened to the public last month. Preceded at 1:30 p.m. by refreshments & socialization. No pets. Be prepared for muddy trails.
Secrest Nature Preserve, Berry Rd. about a half mile north of Ford Rd., Superior Township. Free. 482-5957, BakerPartin@aol.com.


 2-4 p.m. 

"Listen Before You Sing": Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Yang Chih-lin, 2021) Touching family drama about a group of Bunun (indigenous Taiwanese) schoolmates who rally together to compete in a national choir contest that could save their school from closing down. Mandarin, subtitles.
Tentative; check AADL.org for updates. FREE. AADL downtown, 343 S. Fifth. 327-4200. Masks required.


 2-3 p.m. 

"Michigan Birds of Prey": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Interactive presentation by Michigan Avian Experience (Brooklyn, MI) founder Francie Krawcke.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) and $17 vehicle entry fee required. Space limited; preregistration required. 475-3170. [map]


 2 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 tickets.smtd.umich.edu/5207. Masks required. 764-2538. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Symphonic Band Concert: EMU Music Department.

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J. Nick Smith directs this music student ensemble in a program that includes Aaron Perrine's Stained with Light, Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Haley Woodrow's "Tapestry," and more.
EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. Masks required. emu_music@emich.edu.


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Silence of the Lambs": Fathom Events.

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(Jonathan Demme, 1992) Bloodcurdling thriller about a fresh-faced FBI newbie who tries to match wits with a ferociously intelligent serial killer.
3 p.m. (Sun. at both theaters), 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only), & 7 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Love of Wisdom, Ancient Sources, and Innovation in Medieval Philosophy: Contemplative Desire According to Henry of Ghent": U-M Department of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Zoom talk by University of Detroit Mercy history professor Juan Carlos Flores.
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/event/85743. Free. 763-2066.


 4-5:30 p.m. & 7=8:30 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 TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists": EMU Art Department.

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Panel discussion following the closing ceremony of this exhibition (see Galleries), with 2 featured artists, Allie McGhee and Shirley Woodson, and WSU art history professor Samantha Noel and Detroit Black figurative artist Tylonn Sawyer.
EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood (between Washtenaw & N. Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Free. Masks required. gtom@emich.edu. [map]


 5:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Oct. 1, 15, & 17. All invited to play any type of tabletop game, including board games, role playing, and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters Downtown, 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]


 7 p.m. 

PRISM Quartet with Diego Rivera: New Works by Martin Bresnick, Juri Seo, Aldana, Melissa Aldana, Terell Stafford: PRISM Quartet.

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The intrepid PRISM Quartet is joined by tenorist extraordinaire Diego Rivera for its first live concert in Michigan in two years. Rivera joins PRISM for the Midwest premiere of two works from PRISM's Heritage/Evolution project, bridging the saxophone's dual histories in classical music and jazz: Melissa Aldana's Reflections and Terell Stafford's Favor. The program features previews of Martin Bresnick's Mending Time and Juri Seo's Unsung Lullaby from PRISM's Mending Wall project, a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. The program includes Short Stories, a series of poignant vignettes by PRISM's dear friend and long-time collaborator James Primosch, to honor his memory and musical legacy after his untimely passing in April.
This concert is open only to fully vaccinated and masked individuals. Anyone wishing to enter the building must show a proof of vaccination.
First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, 300 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $20-25. info@prismquartet.com https://www.prismquartet.com/concerts/with-diego-rivera/ [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. HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 734-482-7744. thill@wiards.com hauntedhousemichigan.com [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Passing the Torch": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Award-winning veteran Detroit composer-clarinetist Wendell Harrison is joined by talented young Detroit trumpeter Trunino Lowe in a program of original compositions, interspersed with conversation on their careers and the significance of intergenerational musical relationships. Harrison is known for taking his music into his own hands, founding 2 record labels and establishing Rebirth, a nonprofit jazz performance and education organization that has benefited numerous well-known jazz artists.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [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 PennySeats.org 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 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 EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "Neon Maniacs" (Joseph Mangine, 1986). Gore-flick about urban teens who discover a community of mutant monsters running unchecked. "Friday the 13th: Part 3" (Steve Miner, 1982). Slasher film set in the woods at a lake house.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]



 
 
 

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Ark: Cowboy Junkies

This acclaimed veteran Toronto-based quartet plays a brand of blues- and country-based rock 'n' roll chamber music that suggests a back-porch Velvet Underground. Their central asset is the utterly mesmerizing voice of Margo Timmins, and between Timmins's haunted, lunar vocals and the band's spare, at times almost subliminal accompaniment, they transform the songs they play into ghostly apparitions, luxuriously hushed meditations on passing time. The band's live repertoire blends favorites from throughout its more than 30-year career with new songs written during its Covid- enforced hiatus. $50-$90. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Antighost

Grand Rapids punk-rock trio. Openers: the Detroit postpunk indie pop-rock quintet You Rest, You Joy Life, the local punk-rock quintet Lake Mosaic, and the local punk trio Candor. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Morgan's Organ

Local jazz organ trio led by organist Dale Grisa. With guitarist Ralph Tope and drummer Jesse Kramer. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

 
 


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