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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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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.

 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.

 9 a.m.-3 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]

 9:30 a.m. 

Regattas: U-M Sailing Club.

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Oct. 10 & 24. All invited to watch club members and others race. Oct. 10 (noon): Sunfish Regatta. With small, nimble sailing dinghies. Oct. 24 (9:30 a.m.): Bone Chiller Regatta. Features larger sailboats, also costumes and other family-friendly Halloween festivities.
Various times, Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., left from Mast north of North Territorial, Dexter. Free., 426-4299. [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.-4 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor's Monster's Record & CD Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 20 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell (ask for Rod Branham). Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. ($15 admission).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod at 604-2540. [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 [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. [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 Free. 994-3387.


U-M Women's Soccer.

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This month's schedule includes home games MSU (Oct. 14, 7 p.m.), Penn State (Oct. 21, 7 p.m.), and Maryland (Oct. 24, noon).
U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person). See for masking requirements., 764-0247. [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.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"AACHM@1528: Where Art Meets History": African-American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.

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Premiere showing of this multimedia exhibit, a visual arts collaboration between 5 black artists with roots in Washtenaw County-Earl Jackson, James Lee, Karen Simpson, Gregory Sipp, and Wasentha Young-that explores themes of identity, history, legacy, resilience, and hope. Also, a chance to talk with the artists.
AACHM, 1528 Pontiac Tr. Free. Masks required. [map]

 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 

"Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Livestream talk by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society president Joshua Taylor. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by a talk by club member Sharon Sachs on "Capturing and Analyzing Documented Facts in Preparation of Telling Family Stories."
For URL email by Oct. 21. Free.

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All are invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see Free.

 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. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Louis Lessons Live": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Lecture-concert by popular local pianist Louis Nagel, a retired U-M music professor.
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]

 2 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,, and by phone. Masks required. 763-8587. [map]

 2-4 p.m. 

"Sandhill Crane Tour": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras.
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 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 [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Dubbed (Oct. 24 & 28) and subtitled (Oct. 25) screenings of this kooky anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard able to see through the curse.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Meeting: 100+Women of Washtenaw County.

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Meet for one hour, either in person or on Zoom, to learn about 3 Washtenaw County nonprofits presented by our members. Presentations are 5 minutes plus Q &A. Members vote and the nonprofit with the most votes receives our group donation ($100 from each member.)
-You do not have to be a member to attend either the in person meeting or the virtual meeting. To get the link to attend
virtually, visit our website close to the meeting date.
-You DO have to be a member to vote. You may register online on our website.
Kensington Hotel or virtual via Zoom, 3500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48108. Free. 7342238400. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"SaturdaySlam!": Northside Community Church.

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All invited to this Halloween-themed open mic hosted by local performer Phil Daws-Lazar. The program includes a brief performance by virtuoso classical pianist Waleed Howrani.
NCC, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Masks required. 649-7948, 649-2751. [map]

 4-5 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss (via Zoom) a book TBA at
For URL see Free. 686-4956.

 4 p.m. 

"Band-O-Rama": U-M School of Music.

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This popular annual concert, now in its 56th year, features the U-M Symphony and Concert bands and Michigan Marching Band performing favorite U-M songs and works in various genres.
Hill Auditorium. $10-$23.50 in advance at Masks required. 764-2538. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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This month's schedule includes home games against Northwestern (Oct. 8, 6 p.m.), Louisville (Oct. 10, noon), Rutgers (Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m.), and Maryland (Oct. 24, 1 p.m.).
Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. For mask requirements, see 764-0247. [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]

 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 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,

 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: "Brainscan" (George Clinton, 1994). A video game buff, with an interest in horror films, finds his virtual games playing out in real life. "The Crow" (Alex Proyas, 1994). Action-thriller about a young couple who are murdered, only to rise from death a year later to exact revenge on their killers.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]


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Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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


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