Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 19, 2022
Lisa Bouchelle: The Ark
Chart-Topping, Alt-Americana Artist Lisa Bouchelle, who Relix magazine recently named as one of its “On The Rise Artists,” will be performing at The Ark September 19 with Squeeze Co-Founder Glenn Tilbrook. Playing songs from her latest critically-acclaimed album, including the title track “Jump In!,” which peaked at #21 on the Billboard A/C Indicator chart, as well as other fan favorites, Bouchelle’s show is one that music lovers won’t want to miss!
Jump In! fuses together pop and rock inspired songwriting, blended with Bouchelle’s signature Alt-Americana sound. With special guests including G. Love, Mike Schmid (The Chainsmokers), Tommy Kessler (Blondie), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake and TSO), Hal B. Selzer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), Rob Hyman (The Hooters), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), and many others, it was hailed as “An invaluable message of positivity and uplifting inspiration... that’ll get stuck in your head for days," by American Songwriter Magazine.
The album also generated 4.6 Million+ views on TikTok and made several "Top Ten of 2021" lists. The video for “Jump In!” was also added to MTVu, and streamed on college campuses across the U.S.
Check out Lisa Bouchelle and see what all the buzz is about!316 S. Main , Ann Arbor, MI 48104. https://theark.org/event/glenn-tilbrook-220919/. $35.
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.Free.
“St. Patrick’s Dirt Road Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
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. email@example.com.
3rd Annual Golf Classic: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Fundraiser.
Sold out. 10 a.m., Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org, 260–8082.
Creative Writers: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Creative Writers (Mon. 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.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.
Every Mon. (except Sept. 5). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Pittsfield). Free. 327–4200.free.
“Monday Noon Dexter Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
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.
Journey of Self-Discovery (Artwork of Richard Moizio): Digital Media Commons
To experience an interesting piece of art is to feel ALIVE. It propels one out of reality (for a moment) and transcends the spirit to a special place much like a spiritual awakening.
I am interested in the creative process even more than the final product. The process of art making is therapeutic and one of self-discovery. It is a chance to play like a child and to allay fears/worries and to lose the confines of the world around you. It offers you a chance to dream, dance and explore unknown worlds.
This exhibit is mainly focused on this creative process which I call the ‘Journey of Self-Discovery. Each painting has been created according to this process. Mindfulness is the goal.
We all see things from different angles based on our own individual experiences. I encourage you to look at things from your own perspective – each piece invites you to consider your own viewpoint, a chance to let go and experience some unique personal other-worldly environments. Enjoy.Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. N/A. Free. email@example.com. https://www.dc.umich.edu/2022/08/08/journey-of-self-discovery/. 734-763-0606.
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.
Duplicate Non-sanctioned Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.
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.
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.
Bridge Supervised Play: Ann Arbor Senior Center
Bridge Supervised Play (Mon. 1-3 p.m.). $12; members, $10. Check meeting status before coming. Ann Arbor Senior Center (1320 Baldwin Ave., 794–6250).$12; members, $10..
Euchre: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Euchre (Mon. 1–3 p.m.) in person. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998–9353.Free.
“Loot: Tomb Robbing, Art Restitution, and Italian Cultural Power in the 21st Century”: U-M Center for European Studies.
University of Virginia sociology professor Fiona Greenland discusses how Italy has emerged as an authority on art and antiquity restitution within the European Union and Mediterranean region. 4–5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. For livestream preregister at myumi.ch/G13Qp. 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.
Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club.
Every Mon. (except Sept. 5). 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.
“The Search for Alien Life”: Profs & Pints.
U-M astronomy professor Oleg Gnedin discusses what scientists know about the likelihood of intelligent life on extrasolar planets and the possibility of travel between stars. Profs & Pints is a national organization that presents college faculty members speaking on interesting and accessible topics in bars, cafés, and other venues. 5:30–8 p.m., The Graduate Hotel, Huron Ballroom, 615 E. Huron St. $12 in advance at bit.ly/profs-pintsA2, $15 (students, $13) at the door. 769–2200.
“Focus on Women”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
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.
Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.
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.
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. email@example.com, 929–5877.
“Boat Times with Bassett and His Band of Brutish Brethren”: Michigan Botanical Club.
MSU Michigan Natural Features Inventory botanist Tyler Bassett discusses, online, biodiversity on the islands of the Great Lakes. 7 p.m., for URL see michbotclub.org/huron-valley-chapter or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 718–6114.
“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.
“Jeepers Creepers Reborn”: Fathom Events.
(Timo Vuorensola, 2022). Horror sequel about a young couple who encounter a supernatural stalker while attending a horror festival. 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.
“Understanding Grief”: GrieveWell/Ypsilanti Library.
GrieveWell program director Christy Miller leads a livestream discussion on grief and its effects on physical and emotional health. 7–8:30 p.m., for URL preregister at GrieveWell.com/calendar. Free. 975–0238.
Monthly Meeting: Embroiderers' Guild of America.
Stitchers of all abilities and interests are invited to work on their own stitching projects and socialize. 7 p.m., Westside Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh St. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).
AAPEX 2022 Planning: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.
Planning and preparation for the Ann Arbor Stamp Show and Exhibition in November. Also, a mini stamp auction. 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building), annarborstampclub.org. Free. email@example.com, 761–5859.
8-Ball Movie Night.
facebook.com/8ballmovienight. 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 St.). Sundown, or 9 p.m.(ish). Tonight: “Return to Zard/Oz on the Patio.” Double feature of two of the strangest sci-fi fantasies in cinema. Return to Oz (Walter Murch, 1985) is a dark, intense tale in which Dorothy returns to the land of Oz to find the Emerald City in ruins, and the Irish-American Zardoz (John Boorman, 1974) is about a post-apocalyptic world where barbarians worship a stone god. Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling.