Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in November 2022
November 11, 2022
“D & D Adventures”: Sylvan Factory.
Every Mon., Thurs., & Fri. (except Nov. 24). All age 16+ invited to play Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games. 6–8 p.m. (Thurs.), 6–10 p.m. (Fri.), & 5–8 p.m. (Mon.), Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. Preregistration recommended. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
“Pickleball”: Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Every Wed.–Sun., Sept. 30–Dec. 17. Rhiannon Ragland directs the world premiere of actor-playwright (and Purple Rose founder) Jeff Daniels’ comedy about America’s fastest growing sport. Four below-average players try to overcome their own limitations to achieve greatness in a game that has nothing to do with pickles. Cast: Ryan Carlson, Kate Thomsen, Lynch Travis, Jonathan West, and Caitlin Cavannaugh. 3 p.m. (Wed., Thurs., & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.). Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $34–$52 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433–7673.
Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory.
Every Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., & Mon. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. MTG Pauper, a fun and fast format for all skill levels (Tues. 6–9 p.m.), $5. Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game (Wed. 5–8 p.m.), free. 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. 6–9 p.m.), $10. Prizes paid in store credit. Various times. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. email@example.com, 929–5877.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.
Every Mon.–Fri. (except Nov. 7 & 24). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Pittsfield), Tues. 11 a.m. (Downtown), Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Thurs. 11 a.m. (Traverwood), Fri. 1 p.m. (Westgate). Free. 327–4200.
U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Daily. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Sea Monsters (11:30 a.m.) follows a curious dolichorhynchops (an extinct species of marine reptile) as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, meeting long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles and fish, sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur. The Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. Mars: One Thousand One (1:30 p.m.) tells the story of what humans might face with the first manned journey to Mars. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
“Engaging Heartland Residents: Rebuilding Pride, Ownership, and a Brighter Future”: U-M Ford School Weiser Diplomacy Center.
Panelists explore approaches to industrial heartland economic renewal in order to address a root cause of the polarizing politics undermining Western democracies and the transatlantic alliance. Panelists include California congressman Ro Khanna, Brookings Institution fellow Fiona Hill, former The Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows, writer Deborah Fallows, Management Board of Business Metropole Ruhr (Germany) chair Julia Frohe, Brandenburg (Germany) state secretary Thomas Kralinski, The Right Place (Grand Rapids) business support company CEO Randy Thelen, Public First (UK) policy consultancy founder Rachel Wolf, and U-M Weiser Center director John Ciorciari. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Rm., 530 S. State St. Livestream available. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/11-22-weiser-heartland. 647–3429.
Huge Book Sale - All Books $1 or $2: JLC Book Sale
JLC’s Low Cost Community Book Sale
What: A well organized, categorized book sale with about 20,000 -25,000 books.
There will also be about 5,000+ DVD’s.
Hundreds of audiobooks.
Adult fiction/ Non-fiction books - $2
Children’s Books - $1
DVD’s (not including seasons) - $2
DVD’s (seasons and box sets) -$4
Audiobooks - $3
Video Games (Xbox, Wii, Game Cube, Etc.) - $4
Puzzles - $2
Board Games -$4
Cash or credit
November 10-12, 2022
The sale is run Thursday -Saturday. 😊🏠📚
Thurs-Sat, 9am-8pm - General Sale
Where: The Washtenaw Farm Counsil Grounds aka Saline Fairgrounds
5045 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 building E
Rise & Shine Exercise: Pittsfield Township Community Center.
Rise & Shine Exercise (Mon. & Fri. 9-9:45 a.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.
“Joe’s Breakfast Club”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Fri. Moderate-paced ride, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Pack a lunch or stop in Dexter. 10 a.m. sharp, meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Olson Park Gravel Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Fri. Slow/moderate-paced 18-mile gravel road ride with a rest stop at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northfield Twp. 10 a.m. sharp, meet at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren. Free. aabts.org.
“Wine, Women, & Shopping”: Chelsea Merchants 17th Annual Ladies Day.
Nov. 11 & 12. Holiday gift sales at shops identified by strands of multicolor pennants, as well as raffle drawings. Wine tastings and menu specials in participating restaurants. An artisan market on Saturday. See website for details. Starting 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (many shops stay open until 8 p.m. or so), downtown Chelsea. Free admission. ShopChelseaMich.com/wine-women-shopping. 475–3539.
Crafting Crew: Pittsfield Township Community Center.
Bring your craft project, no instructor (Fri. 10-11:30 a.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.
Sensation Stations: Ann Arbor District Library.
Nov. 11 (10:30–11:15 a.m.). Kids 2 and under, accompanied by an adult, invited to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials while exploring colors, shapes, textures and sounds. AADL Westgate. Free. 327–4200.
“Arlington Michigan Display”: Veterans for Peace.
A peace ceremony with display of a cross for each of the 230 Michigan soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. 11 a.m., southwest corner of Veterans Park, 2150 Jackson Rd. Free. vfp93.org, 487–9058.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
Every Tues.–Sun. All age 6 & up invited into the museum’s Nature Lab and Micro Worlds Lab to use scientific tools and museum specimens to answer questions and solve problems. Schedule subject to change. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., MNH, 1105 North University. Free. 764–0478.
Veterans/Armistice Day Arlington Michigan Display: Veterans For Peace Chapter 93
Friday, November 11th, 11am until dusk, Veterans Park, Maple and Jackson Roads, Ann Arbor. Veterans/Armistice Day memorial display of one marker for every Michigan soldier lost in the Iraq and Afghan wars (230 markers). The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, and to educate the public about the costs of war, as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts. Peace ceremony at the white canopy tent at 11am commemorating Armistice Day, 1918 which ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was regarded at that time as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
The display is at the southwest corner of Veterans Park with parking at the Veterans Memorial Ice Arena parking lot (2150 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103). Sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 93. Free. Details: www.vfp93.org/arlington-michigan, https://www.facebook.com/events/870540117689351, or call (734) 487-9058. For more on Veterans/Armistice Day visit www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/armistice-day and for the history of the day at www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.
For a listing of all Afghan/Iraq war deceased soldiers from Washtenaw County, all Afghan war deceased soldiers from Michigan, and all Iraq war deceased soldiers from Michigan, visit www.vfp93.org/arlington-michigan.
For images of previous Arlington Michigan displays visit https://www.vfp93.org/gallery2150 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, Ann Arbor. Free. email@example.com. https://www.vfp93.org. 734-218-3307.
“Gene Discovery and the Promise of Precision Medicine in Epilepsy”: U-M Human Genetics Gelehrter Lecture.
Talk by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis) pediatric neurological research professor Heather C. Mefford. Followed by a reception. Noon–3 p.m., Biomedical Science Research Building, Khan Auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher Place. Free.
“Real World Perspectives”: U-M Poverty Solutions Fall Speaker Series.
Every Fri., except Nov. 25. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars, followed by Q&A. Nov. 4: Temple University political science professor Nyron Crawford on “Lost Boys, Invisible Men: Policy Feedback After Marijuana Legalization.” Nov. 11: Poverty Solutions associate director Mara Cecilia Ostfeld on “The Color of Power: The Evolving Relationship Between Race, Skin Color, and American Politics.” Nov. 18: NextGen Talent co-founder Norma Rey-Alicea on “Ensuring that Postsecondary Credentials Pay Off for Low-Income Students.” Noon–1 p.m., 1840 School of Social Work Bldg., 1080 South University. For livestream see poverty.umich.edu. Free. 764–3309.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
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. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com.
U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Free. Events are either in person at 2401 Plymouth Rd., or via Zoom. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353. No meetings Nov. 24 & 25.
Tai Chi (Mon., Wed., & Fri., noon–12:30 p.m.) via Zoom.
“Military Personnel in the Ancient World”: U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Midday Morsel Drop-In Tour.
30-minute docent-led tour in honor of Veterans Day. 12:30 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State (meet at the Maynard St. entrance). Free. 764–9304.
Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Events are either in person at 2401 Plymouth Rd., or via Zoom. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353. No meetings Nov. 24 & 25.
Walking Group (Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:30–1 p.m.) via Zoom.
Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Events are either in person at 2401 Plymouth Rd., or via Zoom. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353. No meetings Nov. 24 & 25.
Bridge (Fri. 1–4 p.m.) in person, no partner needed, call if interested.
Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.) or a 499er game (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:45 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand.
“Spirits of Michigan Past Walking Tour”: U-M Student Astronomical Society.
A club member leads a walking tour of Forest Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of numerous figures from U-M history. Come prepared for steep hills and tall grass. 2:30–4 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764–3440.
Dialogue with Silvia Federici: U-M Romance Languages & Literatures.
This noted feminist Marxist activist discusses her work as the co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, an organization that launched the worldwide “Wages For Housework” campaign in 1973, as well as her recent anti-globalization and anti-death penalty advocacy. 3–5 p.m. MLB RLL Commons (4th fl.), 812 Washington. Livestream available. Preregistration required for both at bit.ly/umsilviafederici. Free. 764–5344.
Author event with local authors Peter Tiernan and Michael MacBride: Fine Print Bookshop
Join local authors Michael MacBride and Peter Tiernan as they discuss their latest books, life, and the meaning of everything.
They will also be signing copies of each of their new novels available for purchase at Fine Print Bookshop.109 E. Michigan Ave, Saline. firstname.lastname@example.org. fineprintbookshop.com. 7344706525.
Game Night: Sweetwaters Café Downtown.
Nov. 11. 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. Limited to first 15 attendees each week. 6–9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington St. Free, but food & drink purchases expected for table use. Preregistration requested at victor@LHPress.com.
“Friday Night AI”: Ann Arbor District Library/U-M AI Lab.
Panel discussion with U-M AI faculty on new developments in Artificial Intelligence and how they relate to current events. 6:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Room. Free. 327–4200.
“Aasha: Our Desire to Dream”: U-M Indian American Students Association Cultural Show.
U-M students present an evening of old and new Indian culture, featuring Western and Eastern fashion shows, music, and a variety of student-choreographed performances that showcase various Indian dance styles performed in traditional regalia. One of the largest student-run productions in the country, with over 250 participants, this popular show usually sells out in advance. 7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $16–$22 in advance online at muto.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. email@example.com.
“Feel Good Fridays”: UMMA.
All invited to join curators, musicians, and visiting artists for an evening of activities and live music TBA. Also, a chance to view art. Refreshments. 7–10 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764–0395.
“Predator”: HOMES Brewery Campus.
(John McTiernan, 1987). Sci-fi action romp, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, about a group of special forces facing off against an alien killing machine in the Central American jungle. Followed by a discussion and Q&A with Michigan-born, Arizona-based novelist and essayist Ander Monson, whose new book, Predator: A Memoir, a Movie, an Obsession, is a playful and loving frame-by-frame dissection of the film, which he has watched 146 times. Cosponsored by Literati Bookstore. 7 p.m. $5 ($17 includes a copy of the book). 112 Jackson Plaza. 585-5567.
Ananda Murari and Friends: Argus Farm Stop.
This Ypsilanti-based pop-folk singer-songwriter, whose work shows influences of Indian music, is joined by other musicians TBA. 7–8:30 p.m., Argus Packard Cafe, 1200 Packard. Free, donations welcome.
Bluegrass Friday: Pontiac Trail Blazers featuring Ken Nottingham: North Star Lounge
Ken Nottingham was born and bred in the moss drippings of the Pacific Northwest where he has entertained audiences for over 40 years. From cruise ships to ski resorts to Benoroyal hall, Ken is the premiere writer and orator of Pacific Northwest Grassrock.
Hailing from the Ann Arbor area, the Pontiac Trail Blazers have been the house bluegrass band for Detroit Street Filling Station since 2017. They are often joined by a bevy of special guests and focus on the beautiful harmonies and acoustic prowess that are unique to their Bluegrass roots. With a deep repertoire of traditional standards, originals, and unique covers, the Trail Blazers will keep you guessing with unexpected tunes and arrangements every week.301 N. 5th Ave, Ann Arbor. nstarlounge.com.
Jackie Pappas: Robin Hills Farm.
This singer-songwriter from Goodrich (MI) pens whimsical-sounding songs with meaningful lyrics and sings them in a voice reminiscent of Suzzy Roche. Alcohol is served. 7–9 p.m., RHF Nest bar, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. Free admission, drink purchase encouraged. robinhillsfarm.com, 536–6576.
Olivia Van Goor: Blue LLama Jazz Club
Olivia is a young performer with an old soul influenced by swing and bebop jazz from the mid-20th century. She has released her debut EP, “When The Shadows Fall”, showcasing her talents as a vocalist, arranger, storyteller, lyricist, and bandleader.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover or Dinner+Show at opentable.com. $15–75. firstname.lastname@example.org. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
J.L. Cauvin: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.
Nov. 11 & 12. NYC-based comic, a former Bronx assistant DA whose observational comedy covers a mix of sports, politics, and America’s problems with race. Cauvin’s video series of Donald Trump impressions went viral in 2020. Preceded by 2 opening acts TBA. Alcohol is served. 7:15 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 9:45 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $16 reserved seating in advance at etix.com and $18 general admission at the door. 996–9080.
“Into the Woods”: Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.
Nov. 4–6, 11, & 13. Nile Andah & Oluchi Nwaokorie direct high school students in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical, a “fractured fairy tale” with a witch who raps, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, an indecisive Cinderella, and a Prince Charming with a roving eye. This collage of fairy tales that begins as a lively fantasy ends as a moving lesson about community responsibility. Featuring one of Sondheim’s most eclectic scores, that ranges in style from jazz to vaudeville to rhapsodic ballads and operatic duets and trios. Tonight’s performance is preceded at 6 p.m. by an Opening Night Gala ($75 includes dinner and premium seating) to celebrate the Guild’s return to the recently remodeled Schreiber Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium. Tickets $20 (students and seniors, $15) in advance at showtix4u.com/events/ptg and at the door. email@example.com.
“Urinetown: The Musical”: Skyline High School.
Nov. 5, 6 & 11–13. Brodie H. Brockie directs Skyline students in Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s 1999 musical comedy satire about corporate control, political greed, and the call of nature. Set in the near-future, when a water shortage has led to a government control of toilets, the poor revolt for the freedom to pee. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, the Tony-award winning musical satires capitalism and social irresponsibility. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $12 (students, $10) in advance at skylinehstheatre.org. 994–6515.
Marion Hayden Sextet: Kerrytown Concert House.
A jazz ensemble led by this renowned Detroit bassist, Hayden performs her Ocean: The Life of Poet Phillis Wheatley, a new 7-part suite exploring the life of this 18th-century Boston poet, the first African-American to gain international fame as an author. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $19–$50 in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769–2999.
“Astronomy Night Open House”: U-M Detroit Observatory.
Nov. 4 & 11. The chance to learn about the Observatory’s antique telescopes, hear presentations on astronomical phenomena, and (weather permitting) observe the night sky through telescopes. 8–10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Preregistration required at detroitobservatory.umich.edu. Free. 764–3482.
“Bakkhai”: U-M Residential College Players.
Nov. 11 & 12. William McClelland directs fellow RC students in celebrated Canadian poet (and former U-M classics professor) Anne Carson’s 2017 translation of Euripides’ classical tragedy The Bacchae. It tells of the catastrophe that results when King Pentheus bans the worship of a new god, Dionysus, in his city. The young god leads all the women of Thebes to the mountains to frolic and dance with wild animals, and is avenged when his followers (including Pentheus's own mother) tear the young king to pieces. 8 p.m., RC Keene Auditorium, East Quad, 701 East University. $5 admission. 647–4354.
“Bernarda Alba”: U-M Musical Theatre Department.
Nov. 10–13. Linda Goodrich directs an all-female cast of U-M musical theater students in Michael John LaChiusa’s 2006 Off-Broadway 1-act musical, based on Federico García Lorca's 1936 play The House of Bernarda Alba, about a controlling, newly widowed mother who is challenged by her 5 rebellious daughters. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $24–$30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & the Michigan League Box Office, and at the door. 764–0583.
“Enigma Variations”: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Earl Lee leads the orchestra in a program featuring Elgar’s collection of inventive and beautiful variations on a melody Elgar’s wife liked that he rearranged as musical portraits of their friends. Also, contemporary composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, a 2014 orchestral arrangement of a work she originally composed for a string quartet, and John Adams’ recent Must the Devil Have all the Good Tunes?, a piano concerto whose title—inspired by a quote attributed to Martin Luther—suits the bursts of diabolical glee that bookend its standard three-part structure. Guest piano soloist is University of South Carolina music professor Phillip Bush, a former member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $25-$90 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994–4801.
“Much Ado About Nothing”: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.
Nov. 4–6 & 11–13. David Widmayer directs local actors in Shakespeare’s high-spirited, sharp-tongued comedy about 2 sets of young lovers. One couple, both disdainful of love, are tricked into acknowledging each other, while the other couple’s love is nearly ruined by a deception that, abetted by the paranoia of returning military heroes, leads to trumped-up charges of infidelity. For this production, AACT incorporates contemporary music and themes and turns the play’s central characters into musicians and poets. 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Civic Theatre, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone and at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-2228.
“Sanctuary City”: Theatre Nova.
Every Thurs.–Sun., Nov. 4–Nov. 27. Carla Milarch directs Pulitzer-winning Polish American playwright Martyna Majok’s fast-paced, unsparing, and unsentimental drama about a pair of teenage lovers, undocumented immigrants who must navigate the broken promise of “sanctuary” when one of them learns that his mother will return to her country of origin. A New York Times reviewer called the play “masterly,” saying it “snaps with surprises” and “effectively embodies the way external forces—in this case, immigration policies in the United States—distort the inner lives of actual humans.” 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Mask & proof of vaccination required. Tickets $22 in advance at theatre-nova.ticketleap.com & at the door. 635–8450.
“The Sweet Delilah Swim Club”: PTD Productions.
Nov. 10–13 & 16–19. Karrie Waarala directs this local theater company in a production of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten’s 2008 drama, a poignant yet comic story that follows 5 Southern women on their annual ladies’ weekends at a North Carolina beach cottage over the course of 30 years, where they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Stars Marie Jones, Rebecca Lane, Jennifer Heimberg, Deena Baty, and Cindy Franklin. 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students, seniors, & active military, $12) in advance at ptdproductions.com and at the door. 483–7345.
Symphony Band Chamber Winds: U-M Music School.
Michael Haithcock conducts woodwind and brass students in 16th-century Spanish composer Vicente Martín y Soler’s delightfully airy Divertimento No. 4, contemporary Japanese composer Hirokazu Fukushima’s “Fantasy Pastorale,” contemporary Chinese American composer Chen Yi’s “Ba Yin,” and 19th-century French composer Charles Gounod’s romantic and playful 9-piece Petite Symphonie. 8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615–3204.
Tom Kimmel: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).
This Memphis singer-songwriter blends poetry with humor to pen thoughtful country-rock songs with strong melodic hooks that have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker, and Randy Travis. He has released 7 solo albums. 8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Tickets $15 in advance at greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665–8558.
CANCELLED: Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.
Every Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a group lesson. Bottled water & chips provided. 8:30–10:30 p.m., Dance Pavilion Studio, 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $15. TheDancePavilion.com, 369–9700.
Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.
All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members. 9–11 p.m., Rm. 3118 planetarium & 5th fl. rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764–3440.
Riverside Swings: Swing Ann Arbor.
Every Fri. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfortable low-grip/tread shoes. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. 9–11 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $5 (students, $4). bit.ly/riversideswings.
“Blade Runner: The Final Cut”: State Theatre.
(Ridley Scott, 1982). Highly regarded sci-fi film set in a dystopian L.A. in which synthetic humans are bio-engineered by a corporation. When a group of them escapes, a burnt-out cop, played by Harrison Ford, reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. This version of the film includes material cut from the original release. 9:30 p.m. State Theatre. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
Latin Late Night: DJ Medusa: Blue LLama Jazz Club
DJ MEDUSA is making waves from Ann Arbor to Detroit, with a weekly residency at Alley Bar and every other week at LIVE. Medusa curates an environment that gets people movin’ and groovin’ with a variety of favorites from reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and more. Put on your dancing shoes and catch Medusa's latin grooves!314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. FREE. email@example.com. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.