Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 4, 2022
“Science Forum Demos”: U-M Museum of Natural History.
“Science Forum Demos”: U-M Museum of Natural History.
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”: Fathom Events.
(Nicholas Meyer, 1982). Director’s cut of this sci-fi classic in which Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew face off against an old nemesis bent on revenge. 4 p.m. (Sun., Emagine only) & 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.
Museum Highlight Tours: U-M Museum of Natural History.
Every Sat. & Sun. 30–minute tour of the museum’s exhibits and galleries, as well as an introduction to some current U-M Biological Sciences research projects. Noon & 2 p.m., MNH, 1105 North University. Check ummnh.org for the latest Covid protocols. Free. Limited capacity. Sign up at the welcome desk. 764–0478.
U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Every Fri., Sat., & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Expedition Reef (11:30 a.m.) reveals the secrets of coral reefs, the “rainforests of the sea” that are the Earth’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems. 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. Tales of the Maya Skies (1:30 p.m.) immerses viewers in the wonders of Mayan science, examining how Mayan 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.
Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Every Thurs. & Sun. Humane Society education reps introduce all ages to the basics of hatha-style yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Also, interact with adoptable cats. Dress prepared to work out. Suitable for age 12 & up (all 16 & under must be accompanied by adult). 7:30–8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8:30–9:30 a.m. (Sun.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, firstname.lastname@example.org, 661–3575.
“Rescue Reading”: Humane Society of Huron Valley
Every Sun. (10–11:30 a.m.). Kids read to adoptable animals to work on reading skills, using their own or provided books. Also, a group read-aloud and a dog meet-and-greet. For kids ages 6–11. No adults. HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $15. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.$15.
86th Saline Community Fair.
Aug. 31–Sept. 4. Old-fashioned community fair featuring agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including a talent show (Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.), a dog of the year contest, the USA Auto Cross Championship Derby (Sept. 4, 7 p.m., $5 additional admission), livestock shows and auction, tractor and draft horse pulls, live music, and more. Schedule at salinefair.org. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. $5 (Wed.), $7 (Thurs.-Sun.), & free (Mon.) admission. Ride armbands available. 649–7814.
Ypsilanti Vintage Flea & Swap Market.
Sept. 4, 11, & 25. Show and sale of vintage items ranging from the early 1930s to the 1990s, featuring everything from clothing, jewelry, furniture, records, and more. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Ypsilanti Freighthouse parking lot, 100 Market Pl., Ypsilanti. Free admission & parking. firstname.lastname@example.org. 657-7576.
“Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times”: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.
Every Sun. Livestream talks by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers. Once a month, Demo Rinpoche presents a story from Jakata Tales, the Indian canon of 547 poems, dated 300 BC–400 AD, that concern the previous births of Gautama Buddha in both human and animal form. The Sept. 11 topic is “the Ruru Deer,” a tale about voluntarily engaging in trouble. 11 a.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994–3387.
Sunday Artisan Market.
Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 31st year. On Sept. 4, representatives from the environmental health organization MI-Cares on hand to discuss their work. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913–9622.
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave. 11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. HAC-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com, 846–9418.
Open Board Gaming: Sylvan Factory.
Every Thurs. & Sun. All invited to play new and old board games. Noon—4 p.m. (Thurs.) & noon—6 p.m. (Sun.), Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. email@example.com, 929—5877. sylvanfactory.com/event-schedule.
“Creature Encounters”: The Creature Conservancy.
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off some animals native to Africa (2 & 4 p.m.), including a Nigerian dwarf goat, a large pixie frog, and a savannah monitor (a medium-sized lizard). Also, a chance to see the conservancy’s other animals and, weather permitting, an alligator presentation and feeding (3 p.m.). 1–5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. Mask encouraged. $13 (kids ages 2–12, $11; under age 2, free) at the door; $1 discount for advance purchase at thecreatureconservancy.org. 929–9324.
“Love a Park Days”: City of Ann Arbor Give 365 Volunteer and Outreach Program.
Sept. 2, 4, 9, 17, 20, & 22. All invited to plant native flowers, pick up trash, weed playgrounds, spread woodchips, and help city staffers with other minor beautification projects. Wear long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes; bring water; tools and gloves provided. Bromley Park (Sept. 2, 3–5 p.m.). Sylvan Park (Sept. 4, 1–3 p.m.). Windemere Park (Sept. 9, 3–5 p.m.). Sugarbush Park (Sept. 17, 3–5 p.m.). Bandemer Park (Sept. 20, 8:30–10 a.m.). Arbor Oaks Park (Sept. 22, 3–5 p.m.). Various locations. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/a2loveapark9-22, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 794–6445.
“Casablanca”: State Theatre.
(Michael Curtiz, 1942). Classic drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers in WWII North Africa, increasingly trapped as the pull of desire interferes with duty. “Play it again, Sam.” Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
7:30 (Fri. & Sat.) & 1:30 (Sun. & Mon.). Free for students. 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.
“Kerry Tales: Back to School with Mother Goose”: Kerrytown Shops
Sept. 4 (2 p.m.). 30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Note new location. Outside Spun, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free. 769–3115.
“We Will Rock You”: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.
Sept. 1-4. Brian Bucker directs local actors in Ben Elton’s long-running West End sci-fi jukebox musical featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are the Champions.” The plot follows 2 revolutionaries as they try to save rock ’n’ roll and individual expression in a dystopian and conformist future. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $28 (seniors age 60 & over, $25; students, $15) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, & at the door. 971-2228.
Cohousing Tours: Touchstone Cohousing
Every Sunday at 2 pm interested folks are invited to tour Ann Arbor's 3 cohousing communities, a unique housing option that blends the practicalities of condominium living with the philosophy of living more sustainably by sharing. Residents contribute some work hours and make decisions for the entire community based on consensus. It's a great place to raise a family or enjoy an active retirement.560 Little Lake Drive, Scio Township, Ann Arbor. n/a. Free. email@example.com. touchstonecohousing.org. 734-274-9110.
Fundraising Picnic: Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition.
Food with music and spoken word performers TBA to raise funds for this social justice organization. 2–4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd grounds (indoors, if rain), 2145 Independence Blvd. $25. Preregistration required at werocpicnic.eventbrite.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, 358–6994.
“All Peoples Planet Parade”: All Peoples Planet Parade and Action Network.
Family-friendly sidewalk parade to celebrate the Earth. Live music and performances TBA. Attendees encouraged to make a sign, wear a costume, or bring a “sidewalk float.” 2:30–4:30 p.m., meet at Sculpture Plaza, N. Fourth Ave. at Catherine. Free. Mask requested. Info: Megan Sims at email@example.com & 417–7020.
P.O.R.K. - Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings: Zal Gaz Grotto
10-piece early big band led by Chris Smith, specializing in music of the 1920s and 30s. Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and other jazz legends are prominent in their repertoire. For listening or dancing. 5-8pm. $10 cover (cash).2070 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. cash at the door. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.facebook.com/porkjazz. 248-446-0403.
Ann Arbor Go Club.
Every Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game in person. Game materials provided. 5:30 p.m. until whenever, Bill’s Beer Garden, 218 S. Ashley St., or Conor O’Neill’s, 318 Main St. Check Facebook page bit.ly/annarborgo or email Drew at email@example.com before coming. Free.
Ann Arbor Morris.
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. 6–8 p.m., various locations. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check annarbormorris.org in advance to find out location. 717–1569.
“Sunday Evening Game Night”: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.
Every Sun. An evening of playing popular board games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper handy. 7 p.m., for URL email email@example.com. Free.
“The UnClub'': The Theater Shop.
Every Sun. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Chili Challis’s comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. 8 p.m. The Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl St., #100, Ypsilanti. Mask and vaccination encouraged. Free. facebook.com/thetheatershop.