Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 14, 2022
“Lifemark”: Fathom Events.
(Kevin Peeples, 2022). Drama about an adopted teen whose life is turned upside down when his birth mother unexpectedly reaches out. Ann Arbor 20 only. 4 p.m., 7 p.m., & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.). Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Different times. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
Country Fair: Wiard’s Orchards.
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10–Oct. 30 and Wed.–Fri., Sept. 23–Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. An apple cannon, paintball, apple or pumpkin picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.), Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $23.50 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $17.50 (babies, free) online only at wiards.com. 390–9211.
Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.
Sept. 14–18. Equine competition of skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Concessions. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. Horseshowoffice.com, 426–2111.
Backyard Dancing on the Old West Side: H Dominique Abed
510 5th Street, Ann Arbor. https://dominiquedancesyogastudio.com/heart-dance-therapy-classes/. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org. H Dominique Abed. 358-0986.
Love how you feel in this unique, joy-filled and joint-friendly fusion of movement arts including dance and yoga. The simple moves and uplifting music are designed to lift your spirit while improving your flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability.
We will meet on alternate Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am, weather permitting. Our emphasis is on fun and community. No experience is needed and the event is suitable for all adults regardless of life stage.
View Schedule and Pre-register at www.dominiquedancesyogastudio.com.
Cost is 15.00 or buy a discounted class pack which can also be applied to in-studio classes on Boardwalk Drive.
Full Vaccination is Required.
In case of rain, your registration will carry over.
Mind Matters Brain Games: Ann Arbor Senior Center.
Every Wednesday Via Zoom at bit.ly/a2braingame, passcode: 739714. Free. Check meeting status before coming. 794–6250
Painting Salon: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Painting Salon, no instructor, bring your own materials (Wed. 10-11:30 a.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.Free.
“Playgroups for Babies”: Ann Arbor District Library
Every Mon.–Wed. (except Sept. 5). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings. Mon. 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Tues. 11 a.m.–noon (Traverwood), Wed. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (Westgate). Free. 327–4200.Free.
“Tiny Tails Story Time”: Humane Society of Huron Valley
Sept. 7, 14, 21, & 28 (10:30–11:30 a.m.). Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. For kids ages 2–5, accompanied by an adult. Tiny Lions Lounge, 5245 Jackson Rd., ste. A1. $7 per kid (babies under age 1, free). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library
Every Wed. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek). Free. 327–4200.Free.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Every Fri., Sat., & Wed. 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. (Fri. & Wed.) & 10:30–11 a.m. (Sat.). Kerrytown Market. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com.
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Tai Chi (Mon., Wed., & Fri., noon–12:30 p.m.) via Zoom. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.Free.
Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.Free.
Bingo: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Bingo, $1 per card (Wed. 1-2:30 p.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.$1 per card.
Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Chess (Wed. 1–4 p.m.) in person, all levels welcome, call if interested. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998–9353.Free.
“Jangar: Nomads, Aesthetics, and Literature”: U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.
CUNY-College of Staten Island sociology professor Saglar Bougdaeva discusses the epic literature of the Oirad people of Mongolia. 4–6 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church and on Zoom. Free. 764–0351.
Michigan Marching Band Practice.
Every Mon.–Thurs. The U-M’s highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1–2 hours. 4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764–0582.
“West Side Nite Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 10 to 30 miles, along the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark and/or Dexter Huron Metropark with a possible visit to the Dexter Dairy Queen. This ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders. 5 p.m. sharp, meet at Forest Lawn Cemetery parking lot, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.
Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.
Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. “Board Game Guru” on hand to answer questions. 5–9 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548–9729.
Magic: The Gathering Game Play: Sylvan Factory.
Every Fri., Sat., Mon., & Wed. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Friday Night Magic rotating draft (Fri. 6–10 p.m.), cost varies. Intro to Magic: The Gathering (Sat. noon–3 p.m.), Free. Commander Pods, casual groups of 4 players (Sat. 6–10 p.m.), free. Just Another Modern Monday power cards (Mon., except Sept. 5, 6–9 p.m.), $10. Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game (Wed. 5–8 p.m.), free. Prizes paid in store credit. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
“Paddle the Huron River”: Hudson Mills Metropark.
All age 12 & up (people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) invited to paddle the Huron by kayak to enjoy the scenery and discuss the wildlife with a park naturalist. Skip’s Canoe Livery provides the gear. Participants must be able to carry 20 lbs. and use both arms through a full range of motion. 5:30-7:30 p.m., meet at the Delhi Metropark main parking lot and take the walking path to Skip’s to catch the shuttle to Dexter-Huron Metropark. $30 per person. Preregistration required at bit.ly/huron-paddle-hudson-spt22 by 4 p.m. Sept. 7. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426–8211.
“Paxton/Spangler Band”: York.
Swing, modern jazz, and swinging blues played outdoors by a band led by veteran Detroit drummer RJ Spangler and trombonist-vocalist Tbone Paxton. With string bassist Trevor Lamb, guitarist Matt LoRusso, and drummer Sean Perlmutter. 6–8 p.m., York Food & Drink, 1928 Packard St. Free. email@example.com.
“American Mid-Century Modern Dinnerware”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Michael E. Pratt leads a virtual tour of his dinnerware collection. Part of the Ann Arbor-based International Museum of Dinnerware Design lecture series. 6:30–7:30 p.m., for URL see aadl.org/events. Free. 327-4200.
“Ann Arbor’s Urban Forest: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”: Wild Ones.
Talk by city urban forestry & natural resources planning coordinator Tiffany Giacobazzi. 6:45-8 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. annarbor.wildones.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Clerks III”: Fathom Events.
(Kevin Smith, 2022). Latest installment in this iconic comedy franchise about a pair of hapless convenience store clerks. 7 p.m. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Different times. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
“Pitch Perfect”: Fathom Events.
Musical comedy about an all-girl college a cappella group taking on their male rivals in a campus competition. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Wed.). Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Different times. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
“The Liar”: Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.
The Economist European correspondent Benjamin Cunningham joins poet and translator Stephan Delbos to discuss (via Zoom) his latest book, a meticulously researched profile of Karl Koecher, a KGB sleeper agent who managed to infiltrate the CIA in the early 1970s. 7 p.m., for URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-09. Free. 585–5567.
%st“An Evening of Poetry and Written Word”: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle.
All invited to read and discuss (via Zoom) poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish. For guidelines, see cwcircle.poetry.blog/poetry-workshop-guidelines. 7–9 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email email@example.com. Free. 668–7523.
Greta Van Fleet: EMU Gervin Center (formerly Convocation Center).
Sold out. Rescheduled from March 17. 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), Gervin Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $102 and up on reseller sites linked from EMUtix.com. Check for Covid guidelines before coming. 487–2282.
Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome, help available. 7 p.m. or so, for URL join facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926–8863.
Meditation & Discussion: Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Chöling.
Every Wed. All are invited for a dharma discussion. The program begins with a group meditation. 7-8 p.m., 614 Miner (enter through back door). Also livestream; for URL see annarborktc.org. Free. 678-7549.
Tumbao Bravo: Blue LLama Jazz Club
Critically acclaimed Cuban jazz combo TUMBAO BRAVO “brings a high level of comfort and experience with Afro Cuban music…a colorful and exciting repertoire.” (Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner). In addition to being a multi-time Detroit Music Award winner for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, this combo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals, from Detroit to Lansing to Wheatland.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
“What Micro-Economic Policies Can and Can’t Accomplish”: Pittsfield Union Grange.
U-M economics lecturer emerita Jan Gerson gives an introduction to market forces. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck; bring a dish to pass. 7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Mask requested when not eating. Free. (307) 760-8570.
Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.
Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period dress. The official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. 7:30–9:30 p.m., Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. TheArborConsort.org.
Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfortable low grip/tread shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson. 8–10 p.m., Vandenberg rm., 2nd fl., Michigan League, 911 North University. Mask and proof of vaccination (with booster) required. $5 (free for members and those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com.