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Daily. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Expedition Reef (12:30 p.m.) reveals the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea,” the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems. The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 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. Tales of the Maya Skies (2:30 p.m.) immerses viewers in the wonders of Mayan science, examining how Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns, and planetary movements. Various times, U-M MNH, 1105 North University. Check ummnh.org for the latest Covid protocols. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced 21-mile ride to Independence Lake on mostly dirt roads. 10 a.m. sharp, meet at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 21–27. Fair rides and concessions (Wed. & Thurs. 3–10 p.m., Fri. noon.–10 p.m., Sat. 1–10 p.m.), a bingo tent, livestock shows, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies (Tues. & Wed. 7:30 p.m.), Lost Nations Rodeo (Thurs. 7:30 p.m.), a fair queen contest, exhibits of baking, canning, floriculture, arts and hobbies, and “Nature’s Creation of Life,” an exhibit of calves, piglets, lambs, and chicks, some likely to be born during the fair. The fair opens on Sunday with a youth horse show, but officially kicks off with a Children’s Parade (Tues. 5:30 p.m.) for ages 3—12 on decorated bikes & wagons or on foot from the municipal lot behind Common Grill to the fairgrounds, and ends with the Chelsea Fair Parade (Sat. 1 p.m.). Complete schedule available at chelseafair.org. 10 a.m.—10 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Old Manchester Rd., Chelsea. $10 daily admission; $30 5-day pass (middle and high school students & seniors 65 & older, $20; kids age 10 & under, free). Free admission for seniors age 65 & over on Thurs. before 5 p.m., for active or inactive U.S. service members with I.D. on Fri., and for families on Fri. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 day pass for women on Fri. before 11 a.m. 475–1270 email@example.com, chelseafair.org.
Every Mon.–Wed. 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.
Every Mon.–Fri. (except Aug. 1): Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library. 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.
Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced rides, 10 to 30 miles, around B2B Trails in Hudson Mills and Dexter Huron Metroparks. Noon sharp, meet at Forest Lawn Cemetery parking lot, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. online lesson on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome. 2401 Plymouth Road. For URL, go to bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353.
Mondays 12:30–3:30 p.m. $3; members, $2. Ann Arbor Senior Center (1320 Baldwin Ave., 794–6250). Free (except as noted) weekly activities. Check meeting status before coming.
(Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:30–1 p.m.) via Zoom. For URL, go to bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. For more information, email email@example.com or call 998-9353.
Aug. 8 & 22 (1 p.m.): “Senior Stroll”: Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation. Social walk with choice of loops from half to more than 2 miles along paved and gravel paths. Dress for weather and bring water and bug spray. Free. Preregistration required by calling 478-3813 on day of, or at recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov (#490.SS22).
Euchre (Mon. 1–3 p.m.) in person. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. bit.ly/UMTurnerCal, 998–9353.
Every Mon. All invited to play the classic word game, using the 5th-edition Scrabble dictionary. Bring your own set, if you like. 5-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Mon. Moderate-paced ride, 20 miles or more, along the Huron River and B2B Trail. Geared toward women new to riding. 6 p.m. sharp, meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended at bit.ly/aabtsfocusonwomen. (248) 880–9775.
Every Mon. All invited to play the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Prizes paid in store credit. 6—9 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. $10. email@example.com, 929—5877.
Every Mon. Moderate-paced 20-mile ride to Dexter and back, often with a rest stop along the way. Riders must wear a helmet and bring water and supplies to fix a flat tire 6 p.m., Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport. Free. annarborveloclub.org.
Please join us via Zoom. Free, but donations appreciated.
All invited to join this local choir in singing an eclectic repertoire from Renaissance madrigals to Pentatonix-style contemporary songs. 7–9 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Mask requirements based on the County CDC risk level (check a2civicchorus.weebly.com). $15; preregistration required at a2civicchorus.weebly.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, 994–2300.
Philadelphia-based Americana roots-rock singer-songwriter whose bluesy and misleadingly simple sound has been compared to that of John Prine and Norah Jones. Lee employs classically structured tunes, a honeyed yet funky voice, and subtly complex lyrics to convey everyday emotions without resorting to flowery sentimentalism. Opening act is R&B singer Danielle Ponder, a former defense attorney whose moving songwriting and powerful voice earned her a spot on NPR’s Tiny Desk Top Shelf series. 7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35–$69 in advance at ticketmaster.com and (if available) at the door. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required. 662-0600.
Aug. 8 & 22. Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary. 7:30–9:30 p.m., in person or virtual TBA. For information, email email@example.com. Free. (908) 721–2599.
Every Mon. (except Aug. 29). Performances by up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Instagram, bit.ly/comedyblindpig. Age 21 & up only. 8–9:30 p.m., Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996–8555.
Formerly known as the Burnout Society. All age 21 and older are invited to watch 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. Prizes. FREE. 8 Ball Saloon, 201 S. First. Tonight: “Mars Attacks the Block.” Double feature includes the well-received British sci-fi comedy-horror film Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011), which introduced John Boyega, followed by the American sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1996), which has an all-star cast headed by Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close. Sundown, or 9 p.m.(ish). facebook.com/8ballmovienight.
Every Mon. Zouk dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. 9–9:45 p.m., Dance Pavilion Studio, 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $15. TheDancePavilion.com, 369–9700.