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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 23, 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.


 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/



 8 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [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 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 23 & 24. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth 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, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 546-4710. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Sandra Osip Exhibition "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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This one person exhibition features new work by the artist.Sandra Osip was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned Bachelor of
Science from Wayne State University, and Master of Fine Arts
from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received two Michigan
Council of Arts awards and a public art commission titled
"Progression" for the Detroit People Mover "Art in the Stations"
project, in the Fort/Cass Station.

Osip's artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Hill Galleryin Birmingham, Michigan, Wasserman Project, Detroit, Michigan and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and it can be found in many permanent art collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, Robert and Karen Duncan, Ray-O-Vac, Cranbrook Art Museum, and 1st National Bank of Chicago.
Sandra moved to New York 1990. She received a McDonald
residency in Peterboro, New Hampshire in 1992, and was the
recipient of the prestigious New York Foundation of Arts award.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Gallery, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 936 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



 9 a.m.-noon & 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 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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"The Physics of Music": Saturday Morning Physics: U-M Physics Department.

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Livestream talk by U-M physics professor Christine A. Aidala.
For URL see saturdaymorningphysics.org. Free. 764-4437.


 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 (www.motathaiyoga.com), 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. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [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 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.-2 p.m. 

Fall Festival: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Carnival games, tractor rides ($2 per person), a scavenger hunt, and more. Refreshments available.
Domino's, 3001 Earhart. Admission $6; seniors, $5.50; kids age 1 & under, free. 998-0182, info@PettingFarm. [map]


 noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Stephanie Sarris Exhibition "Rhythmic Patterns": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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Sarris' paintings are acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas. The theme of her work is genre based environments/objects that she has experienced. The spaces and objects reflect images that have affected her emotionally. They constantly incorporate the balance of structure vs. gesture. The selection of the grid structure is used as a digest to view ideas drawn from a spectrum of personal/cultural sources. The compositions reflect interior spaces that contain various objects and/or spatial viewpoints. The placement of images, colors and brushstrokes connection to rhythm/movement is essential. The element of rhythm is passionate and spiritual through every mark and stroke. Intense hues of color are used to create an all over pattern that is both gesture and calligraphic. The touch is expressive through its vigorous application.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 963 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



 Noon-9 p.m.  Free! 

"4th Annual Song Fest": Chelsea District Library.

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This daylong festival is highlighted by a performance by Marshall Crenshaw (7-9 p.m., Chelsea First Congregational Church, 121 E. Middle St.), a Detroit native who got his first break playing John Lennon on a touring version of Beatlemania! in the late 70s. Crenshaw soon emerged as one of the most talented rock 'n' roll singer-songwriters of his generation, and one of the few able to achieve the fusion of an ineffable pop charm and an enlivening wit that made Buddy Holly and the Beatles themselves rock 'n' roll heroes. The program begins with a conversation between Crenshaw and 107.1-FM morning host Martin Bandyke. Also, virtual reality dance competition for kids in grades 6-12 (1-2 p.m.), a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after a book is donated to the library (noon-3 p.m.; preregistration recommended), pumpkin painting and other activities for young kids (1-3 p.m.), a songwriting workshop (1-3 p.m.), and more. For complete schedule, see ChelseaDistrictLibrary.org/songfest.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free; preregistration required for various workshops. 475-8732. [map]


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U-M Football vs. Northwestern.

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Time TBA, Michigan Stadium. Tickets $70-$110. For mask requirements, see mgoblue.com. mtickets@umich.edu, 764-0247. [map]


 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 (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"Fire Shut Up in My Bones": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Oct. 23) and rebroadcast (Oct. 27) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard's musical adaptation of Charles M. Blow's profoundly moving memoir about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Masquer-Aide: Salt Valley Arts.

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Masquer-Aide Community Call for Art all Ages welcome. Get inspired by an Artist or style of Art create a work of Art and make a costume. Join us at Henne Field on Saturday October 23rd fron 1-3pm so be a part of the Art Event. Art will be for sale and donations will be accepted for the Henne Field Pavilion project. rain dat Saturday October 30th 1-3pm Rain alternative we meet at 109 Cultural Exchange
Preview of Artists work October 8-23 reception 7-9pm at 109 Cultural Exchange.
Henne Field, 100 N. Harris & 109 Cultural Exchange West Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 5869453643. dgroth3@me.com [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Rugby.

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The U-M also has home matches this month vs. Purdue (7 p.m.), and MSU (Oct. 29, 7 p.m.).
Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd. Free. 417-4534.


 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Super Survival Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead kids ages 7-11 on a hike into the woods and demonstrate camping tricks and tips, covering everything from what to pack in and how to build a shelter to starting a fire and making cordage from plant materials.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee required. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811004). Masks strongly recommended. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Masquer-Aide": Salt Valley Arts.

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This Saline nonprofit arts center hosts a show and sale of all media works, inspired by a specific artist or style, by local artists. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Proceeds benefit the Henne Field Pavilion project. Rain date: Oct. 30.
Henne Field, 100 N. Harris, Saline. Donations accepted. info@SaltValleyArts.org, (586) 945-3643, hyc@aol.com. [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 youtube.com and facebook.com (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosplay in the Courtyard": Booksweet Bookshop.

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All ages invited to dress up as their favorite anime or manga characters and socialize with other so-called cosplayers.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended at ShopBooksweet.com. Masks required. 929-4112. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Front Yard Reception for 'Cowgirl Blues' by Marjorie Gaber: Creal Microgallery.

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Join us for a front yard reception at Creal Microgallery on Saturday October 23rd, 6-8pm. On view will be 'Cowgirl Blues,' an exhibition of prints by Michigan-based illustrator and comic artist Marjorie Gaber. Come view the exhibition, check out the microgallery, chat around the fire pit, and maybe roast a couple marshmallows.
Creal Microgallery is a 16x10x12" exhibition space located on Creal Crescent in AnnArbor, Michigan.
Creal Microgallery, 1215 Creal Cres. Free. levickas@hotmail.com https://fb.me/e/1168TrIOg [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"Muttster Mash": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Family-friendly games, crafts, and activities, including trick-or-treating throughout the shelter and interacting with adoptable pets. Bring a bag to collect candy in; costumes encouraged. Geared towards kids ages 3-9. This event usually sells out.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Tickets $10 (babies under age 1 and adults, free); two adults per registered kid. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575. [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. curiouserexperiences@gmail.com https://tinyurl.com/vr6rf6e3



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings (via Zoom) by U-M creative writing grad students. Tonight: Poetry by Serena Dobson and fiction by Maya Dobjensky.
For URL see bit.ly/umwebsterreadings. Free. lmmorrow@umich.edu, 764-6330.


 7-11 p.m. 

"Halloween Trail: Monster Petting Farm": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Oct. 22, 23, 29, & 30. Attendees walk along a marked path around the Domino's Petting Farm, stopping at designated areas to watch original Halloween-themed theatrical scenes, with some surprises in between. Candy ($5 per bag).
Domino's Farms Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. Tickets $20 (age 3 & under, free). in advance only at a2ct.org. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Spooky Species": The Creature Conservancy.

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Oct. 22, 23, & 29-31. Annual Halloween-themed live animal presentations. Also, a "bat flight" at 9 p.m., where bats fly around indoors, freely overhead. Cider & donuts.
5-6:30 p.m. (Fri. only all ages show) and 7-8:30 p.m. (18 & up only), Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $20 (kids ages 6-13, $15) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. Masks required. 929-9324. [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 EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


 7 p.m. 

"The Crucible": Huron High School Players.

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Oct. 21-24. Claire Federhofer directs students in Arthur Miller's 1953 drama, set during the Salem witch trials, about a community engulfed by paranoia and mutual recrimination. The play was seen in its time as a thinly veiled indictment of senator Joseph McCarthy and his followers, but its enduring popularity suggests it touches on irrationalities endemic to American culture. Tentative livestream viewing option. Cast: Aria Burton-Weisman, Asa Price, Maddie Tai, Maurria Hopkins, Mmah Camara, Audrey Loviska, Charlotte Derrow, Carys Aherne, Tony Neyman, Alex Harris, Sa'marieah Thomas, Lia McGovern, Becker Gibson, Lina Franzese, Marisa Randall, Addy Mayo, Dhrithi Tejasvi, Liam Pemberton, Madhav Sivadasan, Amelia Moscara, Matilda Kelley, Martina Reading Sunol, Jacob Wing, Stevie Dumitrascu, Vanya Krishna, Sophia Fine, Miranda Underwood, Audrey Hargett, Danielle Sackett, Aliviya Jenkins, and Jackson Pollard.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), HHS, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $6-8 in advance only starting Oct. 11 at BookTix.com. federhoferc@aaps.k12.mi.us. [map]


 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

The Sklar Brothers: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 22 & 23. Fast-paced tag-team stand-up comedy by twin brothers Randy and Jason Sklar, U-M grads now based in L.A. who rose to fame with their ESPN show Cheap Seats, heckling old sports footage la Mystery Science Theater 3000. Their material ranges from topical humor to parodies of commercials and other contemporary cultural phenomena. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (capacity reduced). 996-9080, aaComedy.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Night": Bløm Meadworks.

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Stand-up showcase featuring outdoor sets by Andrew Yang and other area comics TBA, with jokes about everything from dating to mortality. Outdoor seating; dress warmly.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. $35 per table of 2-6 people; preregistration required at DrinkBlom.com/events/comedy-aug21. 548-9729. [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]


 8 p.m. 

"Haydn & Bruckner": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Guest conductor Perry So-a candidate for the new AASO permanent conductor-leads the orchestra in 2 works: Haydn's playful Symphony no. 95 and Bruckner'sSymphony No. 6., a richly expressive work featuring harmonic moments of both boldness and subtlety.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Tickets $22-$80 in advance at a2so.com. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. Tickets.a2so.com. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mrs. Kelly's Journey Home": Pencilpoint Theatre.

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Oct. 22-24. Brian Cox directs fellow Michigan playwright Breeda Miller in the premiere of her sentimental one-woman show which spans the lifetimes of a mother and daughter who immigrate to America from Ireland and care for each other through life and illness.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $22 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, muto.umich.edu, and by phone. Masks required. 763-8587. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Dick Siegel

This veteran local singer-songwriter is an immensely gifted and versatile composer whose songs offer all sorts of immediate musical and lyrical pleasures, both serious and comic, as well as a resonant staying power. His live repertoire features material from his nationally acclaimed 2002 CD A Little Pain Never Hurts, early hits like "Angelo's" and "When the Sumac Is on Fire"-one of the best songs about Michigan ever written-along with new songs like the superb "Bright Eyes." With bassist Dave Roof. $20. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Sean Dobbins Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by local drummer Dobbins. [venue info]

Club Above: "Pre-Halloween Party & Showcase."

Performers TBA. Hosted by DJenyce. [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: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist TBA. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Mighty Rhythm Bandits

Blues-rock covers and originals by this Tecumseh trio. [venue info]

 
 


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