Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in June 2022
June 21, 2022
Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.
Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. Featuring 5 different films each week available to stream anytime. June 19, noon through June 24, noon (online): “The Adventures of Saul Bellow” (Asaf Galay, 2021). Documentary tracing the life of this noted Jewish American novelist and public intellectual. “Kiss Me Kosher” (Shirel Peleg, 2021). Romantic comedy about an engaged German and Israeli lesbian couple and their families as they make preparations for their wedding. “Wet Dog” (Damir Lukacevic, 2021). Drama following a teenage Jewish-Iranian immigrant and his family as they navigate secular society in Berlin. “Muranow” (Chen Shelach, 2021). Documentary examining this neighborhood, the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII, and how its current residents grapple with its dark past. “Shorts I” A program of short films exploring the topics of community, education, and traditions. Commandment 613 (Miriam Lewin, 2020). Documentary following a Torah scribe who restores scrolls saved from the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The Inspection (Caroline Brami & Frédéric Bas, 2021). Drama about a history teacher facing a school inspector. 263 Nights (Irina Tarasova, 2021). Animated documentary that tells the story of 26 Jews who went into hiding following the elimination of the Minsk ghetto. Beregovsky #136 (Yoav Potash, 2021). Evocative short that combines a recent live performance of klezmer music collected by Soviet Jewish ethnomusicologist Moshe Beregovsky with archival footage of prewar Jewish life. With Slight Steps (Guy Hodes, 2018). Documentary following a 96-year-old grandmother as she reminisces about her days as an accomplished Israeli folk dancer. $12 per film; virtual festival pass, $150. Online at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. 971–0990. Various times.
Instrumental Music Camp: Macon Creek
The Summer Arts Camp at Macon Creek is a series of four 1-week intensive youth programs in instrumental music, visual & applied arts, theatre & dance and vocal arts with a curriculum that integrates art, innovation and sustainability. Instrumental Music Camp (June 20-24) is for students interested in full orchestra, chamber music, and jazz. Instruments include strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, bass, drums. Large ensemble, small group coaching and private lessons. Guest lectures in music, technology & social media, improvisation & composition, careers in music. Opportunities to explore the walking paths, pond, expansive fields and creek flowing through Macon Creek’s 215-acre campus. Grades 6-12, intermediate to advanced players. Not suitable for beginners. Student showcase open to the public on the final day of the session. Apply by April 1, 2022 for the Early Bird Discount. Scholarships are available.Macon Creek
Art Adventure Camp - Week 1
Join Whitepine Studios for a three-day art adventure that incorporates art activities, crafts, games, laughter, socialization, lunch bunch and a real day camp experience.
"Wise Guys: Conversations for Men": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Discussion via Zoom. Free. For URL, see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.
Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Every Tues. & Fri. Some experience necessary. No partner needed. 2401 Plymouth Road. Free. Call 998-9353 if interested, email@example.com.
Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.
Every Thurs., Fri., & Tues. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Tues., Fri.), or a 499er game (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 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.
“Kids Coloring Party”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Kids ages 5–10 invited to color various scenes in the theme of newly released movies. June 15 (1–2 p.m., AADL Traverwood): “Jurassic World Dominion.” June 21 (2–3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield): “Buzz Lightyear.” June 27 (1–2 p.m., AADL Westgate): “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” Free. 327–4200.
“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
See 10 Friday. Tonight: Canopy by Pneuhaus (5 p.m.), a pedal-powered illuminated sculpture. In the Kidzone: “Music Composition” with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (5 p.m.). On the Power Center Lawn: Traditional Gujarati Garba Dance Lesson with Garba360 (5 p.m.). In the Annex tent: Gujarati Cuisine Tasting with Garba360 (5 p.m.). On the O&W Grove Stage: Local pop-folk singer-songwriter Anne Erlewine (5 p.m.) and the Ferndale-based indie rock quartet Remnose (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Gujarati folk dancing by Garba360 (7 p.m.) and country-inflected folk-rock by the local quintet Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (8:30 p.m.) The music is followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of the 2021 Disney animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon. 5 p.m.–midnight.
2022 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.
June 7 & 21. All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Awards chosen by the participants. 5-8 p.m., Arctic Breakaway, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 649–1106.
“Ann Arbor Group Runs”: Fleet Feet.
Every Sat. & Tues. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. & 6 p.m. (Tues.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929–9022 (Sat.) & 769–5016 (Tues.).
“Dog and Suds Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Tues. Moderate-paced ride, 20 to 30 miles, along the less-traveled roads West and North of Chelsea. 6 p.m., sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Start location occasionally changes see aabts.org. Free. 678-8297.
“Knit Happens”: Ann Arbor Stitch ’n’ Bitch.
Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips. 6–8 p.m. or so, Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. 945–3035. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Tour de Dirt Tuesday Dirt Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Tues. 20- to 35-mile ride along Chelsea-area dirt roads. Email for upcoming week’s route. 6:15 p.m., sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Free. email@example.com.
“UnCeiling Your Career and Shattering Barriers”: American Business Women’s Association.
Monthly meeting over Zoom, with a talk by Natalie Luke. 6:15 p.m., for URL preregister at abwa-maia.org/events.html. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights”: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.
See 7 Thursday. Tonight: the local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet Dorkestra, the local New Orleans blues & roots band Mo’Easy, the Dexter blues-rock band Brian Brickley & the Martindales, the Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, local singer-songwriter Sarah Grace, and the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
“Sufi Chanting, Movement, & Meditations”: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.
Every Tues. Talk (via Zoom) by Imam Kamau Ayubbi. All ages welcome. 6:45–8:15 p.m., for URL see interfaithspirit.org/events/featured-event. $5–10 suggested donation. 327–0270.
“Capture the Flag”: All Hands Active.
Every Tues. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programming. Led by AHA members. Beginners welcome. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
“The Abolitionist Quaker Ancestors of the Pemberton Women: Their Part in Michigan’s History”: U-M Nursing History Society.
Amateur historian Brigid Mulloy discusses (via Zoom) Sarah Osborn, the mother of Laura Bonine Pemberton (founder of Peterson Hospital in Ann Arbor in 1902), and her parents Hannah Swain and Charles Osborn, early Quaker abolitionists living in Cass County. 7 p.m., for URL, see bit.ly/nursingsociety. Free.
Polka Jam Session: American Legion Hall.
All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music. 7–9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529–3903.
Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete (via Zoom) in a family-friendly 2-round trivia contest featuring questions in a range of fields from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together. 7 p.m., for URL email email@example.com. Free.
Voices in Harmony.
Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–9:30 p.m., for URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 765–3611.
“Microplastic & Nanoplastic Pollution: From Sources to Solutions”: Huron Valley Sierra Club.
Talk by environmental researcher Lara Treemore-Spears and a Huron Valley Watershed Council representative TBA. 7:30–9 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley/events Free. 971–1157.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Michigan Theater.
(Robert Mulligan, 1962). Classic drama based on Harper Lee’s novel features Gregory Peck as a widowed small-town lawyer who fights the forces of racial bigotry. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7:30 p.m. (Tues.). Michigan Theater. 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.
Every Thurs. & Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the A2 Stammtisch (8 p.m. Thurs.) and the German Speakers Round Table (7:30 p.m. Tues.). Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. Preregistration requested at firstname.lastname@example.org (Thurs.) & 812–6375 (Tues.).
The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.
Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3– to 5-minute story on the theme of “Destination.” Stories are judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual GrandSLAM. Seating limited; arrive early. 7:30–9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764–5118.
“Comedy Experiment”: Beer Grotto.
Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA. 8 p.m., The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto.