Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in October 2022
October 7, 2022
“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. Daniels’ wife became addicted to the game, which Daniels described in a 2021 interview as “half-court basketball for elderly people.” 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.
"Amsterdam": State Theatre.
Opens Oct. 7 (tentative): (David O. Russell, 2022). Period mystery comedy set in 1930s L.A. in which 3 friends become prime suspects in a murder. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, and a large ensemble cast. Various times. 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.
Oct. 7–14. Week-long tech festival. Highlights: “Green Fair” (Oct. 7, 6–9 p.m., Downtown Main St. and Library Lot) showcasing eco-conscious local businesses and nonprofits. “Tech Talk” (Oct. 14, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Michigan Theater), a series of TED Talk-style presentations. “A2 Tech Trek and Mobility Row” (Oct. 14, 1–5 p.m., Washington between Fifth Ave. & S. Division, preregistration required at a2tech360.com/events/a2-tech-trek-2022), a showcase of mobility innovations ranging from self-driving shuttles to robotics. Various times & locations. Free. a2tech360.com.
Magic: The Gathering Game Play: Sylvan Factory.
Every Sat., Mon., Wed., & Fri. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. 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. 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. 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. 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. & Oct. 11, 7 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. 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, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Annual Gaming Convention: U•Con.
Oct. 7–9. Hundreds of competitors of all ages are expected to turn out to play a wide spectrum of tabletop games, from board games of all kinds, to role-playing games, collectible card games and miniaturized simulations of historical and fictional battlefields. Participants also are invited to bring in games to play in an open gaming area. Also, a dealers’ room with sales and demos of games. In-person registration begins today at 8 a.m. For a complete schedule of events, see ucon-gaming.org. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (Sat.), & 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Sun.), Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Weekend pass: $60 in advance, $70 (students and active & retired military, $60) at the door; kids ages 7-12 (accompanied by an adult), $20; kids 6 & under, free. Daily passes: Fri. $45, Sat. $45 in advance & $55 at the door, Sun. $35. Most games are free with pass. Advance registration available online at ucon-gaming.org. 930–6363.
“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 for coffee or breakfast. 9 a.m. sharp, meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Ways of Water”: U-M School of Art & Design Stamps Gallery.
Oct. 7–8. A symposium of artists, designers, scientists, activists, and more on the subject of clean water and environmental justice, building on themes explored in current UMMA Exhibition Watershed and Stamps Gallery’s LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint Is Family in Three Acts. With keynote speech, via Zoom, by environmental activist Winona LaDuke, 2-3 p.m., Oct. 7. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. 936–0671.
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.
“Gallup Park Shoreline Planting”: City of Ann Arbor Give 365/Washtenaw County Water Resources.
All invited to help city staffers plant native flowers along the Huron River shoreline. Wear long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes; bring water; tools and gloves provided. 10 a.m.–noon, Gallup Park, meet near the universal access playground, 3175 Gallup Park Rd., Free. Preregistration required at email@example.com or 794–6445.
“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.
City Park Walks: Ann Arbor Senior Center
City Park Walks (Fri. 10–11 a.m., starting Sept. 9). Weekly guided 1-mile walk at a different city park each week. Preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org or 794–6250. Ann Arbor Senior Center (1320 Baldwin Ave., 794–6250). Free.free.
Country Fair: Wiard’s Orchards.
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10–Oct. 30 and Wed.–Fri., Sept. 23–Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. On Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge, an apple cannon, paintball, apple or pumpkin picking, and other activities available. Cider and donuts available. No pets. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.), Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $23.50 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $17.50 (babies, free) online only at wiards.com. 390–9211.
Crafting Crew: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Crafting Crew, 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.Free.
Saline Woodcarving Show.
Show and sale of wood art by more than 40 artists. Also, a pumpkin carving demo, a raffle, and door prizes. Food available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. $3 admission (kids age 11 & under, free).
“Preschool ArtStart”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Oct. 7 (10:30–11 a.m.). Kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, invited to make fun, process-based arts and crafts. AADL Traverwood. Free. 327–4200.
“Real World Perspectives”: U-M Poverty Solutions Fall Speaker Series.
Every Fri., Weekly lectures by scholars and government officials, followed by Q&A. Oct. 7: University of Iowa sociology professor Louise Seamster on “In Deep Water: The Role of Municipal Debt in Environmental Crises and Racial Disparities.” Oct. 14: Washtenaw County prosecutor Eli Savit on “Pursuing Justice in the Prosecutor’s Office: Racial and Economic Equity in a Stratified Community.” Oct. 21: Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib on “Politics, Policy, and Poverty: Medical Debt and Other Financial Reforms.” Oct. 28: U-M environmental justice professor Ivette Perfecto on “Biodiversity, Coffee Production, and Dignified Livelihoods Under a Globalized Economy.” Noon–1 p.m., 1840 School of Social Work Bldg., 1080 South University. For livestream see poverty.umich.edu. Free.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Every Sat., Wed., & Fri. 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. 10:30–11 a.m. (Sat.) & Noon–12:30 p.m. (Fri. & Wed.). Kerrytown Market. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
1st Annual York Ann Arbor WineFest: York Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor wine shop and cafe, York, will be hosting an outdoor, weekend wine festival this coming 7th and 8th of October.
The 1st annual WineFestival is a celebration of wine and good times, and will feature over 130 wines to sample from around the world, as well as food, music, wine seminars, wine dinners and more.
Anyone with an interest in wine and the wine lifestyle is encouraged to attend, and whether a beginner or seasoned enthusiast, there will be something of interest for everyone!
The festival runs Friday, October 7th, from 4pm until 9pm, and Saturday October 8th, from 2pm until 9pm.
Tickets are $50/day or $75 for both days, include a logo wineglass, and are available online at www.yorka2.com and in person at York. Tickets for the VIP wine dinners, prepared by Juicy Oistre, and for Kyo’s Rare Wine Cellar Tasting, are available separately.
Visit www.yorka2.com for details, information, and seminar registration; for questions please call (734) 662-0798.
York is located at 1928 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.1928 Packard St., Ann Arbor. In-store and at www.yorka2.com. $50/person x 1-day ticket, $75/person x 2-day ticket; VIP dinners, seminars, and Rare Wine Cellar Tasting additional cost. See website or call for details/pricing.. email@example.com. Www.yorka2.com. 734.662.0798.
“The Law That Refuses to Die: Preventive Detention in Early Colonial India”: U-M Center for South Asian Studies Kavita Datla Memorial Lecture.
Talk by University of Toronto history professor Bhavani Raman. 4:30–6 p.m., 411 West Hall, 1085 S. University. Free. 615-4059.
“Attention, Instrumentality, and the Orchestration of Mind”: U-M Music School Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) music professor Francesca Brittan discusses how psychologists and cognitive scientists use an orchestra as a metaphor for the mind. 5–6 p.m., Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615–3204.
“Cosplay Consultation”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Local artist Lavinia Hanachiuc helps adults and kids ages 12 and up work on their costume projects. 5–8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327–4200.
“Returning to the Groove of History”: U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Borka Tomljenović Lecture.
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Foreign Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.) geopolitics chair Robert D. Kaplan discusses an emerging 2nd phase of globalization, U.S-China relations, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 5–6:30 p.m., 1040 LSA Building, 500 State. For livestream preregister at myumi.ch/pZ47y. Free. 764–0351.
Blast Corn Maze: Nixon Farms.
Every Fri.–Sun., Sept. 18–Nov. 6. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, pedal cars, straw maze, yard games. Family Fun Day (Oct. 8) includes live music from the Saline Fiddlers. On Halloween Spooktacular Day (Oct. 30) costumes are encouraged. 5 p.m.–10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (Sun.), Nixon Farms, 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. $12 (ages 5–12, $9; age 4 & under, free). BlastCornMaze.com.
“Pets and Pajamas Movie Night”: Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Oct. 7 (5:30–9 p.m.). All ages 5–11 invited to watch an animal-themed movie and interact with adoptable pets. Vegetarian dinner (often pizza). Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow. HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $40 (each additional child, $20). Call 661–3575 for movie selection.
“D & D Adventures”: Sylvan Factory.
Every Fri. All age 16+ invited to play Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games with dungeon master Jeff. 6–10 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. Preregistration recommended. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
Annual Green Fair: Office of the Mayor/A2ZERO.
Displays of alternative-fuel vehicles, renewable energy, green building materials, solar energy installations, and other energy conservation products and practices. Also, hands-on kids activities. 6–9 p.m., Main St., Library Lot & Lane, Downtown Ann Arbor. Free. email@example.com.
Is/Land Open Studio Rehearsal: Ann Arbor District Library.
Oct. 7 & 21. All invited to watch this Asian American and Pacific Islander performance collaborative work on its new multimedia movement-based performance, which will be previewed at the Downtown Library in Spring 2023. 6–7:30 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327–4200.
SuperBlue - Kurt Elling with Special Guests Huntertones Horns: Blue LLama Jazz Club
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, two-time GRAMMY winner KURT ELLING has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Kurt Elling’s voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with his warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso improvisor and a compelling storyteller.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Dinner+Show at opentable.com. $125. firstname.lastname@example.org. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
First Friday Shabbat: Jewish Cultural Society.
All invited for a dinner from a local restaurant, preceded by a brief secular Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, challah and wine rituals. Children welcome. 6:30–9 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow. $10 (family, $25; members, free). Preregistration required at JewishCulturalSociety.org. 975–9872.
“First Fridays: Open Hours for Adults”: The Creature Conservancy.
All ages 18 & up invited to see a display of animals native to South America, including a two-toed sloth, a three-banded armadillo, a black & white tegu (a large lizard) and a boa constrictor. Also, the chance to see the conservancy’s other animals, including macaws, muntjacs, and more. 7–9 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. Mask encouraged. $12 in advance at thecreatureconservancy.org, $13 at the door. 929–9324.
“Owl Prowl”: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.
All invited on a nighttime adventure to look for and learn about local owl species and other nocturnal creatures. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight if you want one. The hike finishes beside a bonfire with cocoa, cider, and donuts. Two sessions. 7–8 p.m. & 8:15–9:15 p.m., Independence Lake County Park Beach Center Pavilion, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. $5 per household program fee. Preregistration required for program #IL461100 at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. $6 (nonresidents, $10) vehicle entry fee. For more info, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Arbor Kirtan.
All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai tea. 7 p.m., 4343 Concourse Rd. Suite 209. Near AA airport. Mask required. Free, but donations accepted. 665–0849.
Family Book Party: Booksweet Bookshop/Black Men Read.
Oct. 7 (7–8 p.m.). Kids ages 4–11 invited, with caregivers, to listen to volunteers read stories of the African diaspora, then do related activities. Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration requested (capacity limited) at ShopBooksweet.com. 929–4112.
Kelly Ripa: Michigan Theater.
This Daytime Emmy award-winning host and reality TV star discusses her recently released memoir, Live Wire, an intimate look into her childhood, wide-ranging career, and family life. Ripa is joined onstage by her husband, soap opera star Mark Consuelos. 7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Mask required. Tickets $50–65 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at michtheater.org and (if available) at the door. 668-8397.
Tony Deyo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.
Oct. 7 & 8. Sharp, dry observational humor from this acclaimed NYC comedian, whose previous work as a middle school teacher, symphony musician, and band director occasionally gets mined for laughs. 7:15 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) & 9:45 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $16 reserved seating in advance at etix.com, $18 general admission at the door. 996–9080.
“Night Terrors”: Wiard’s Orchards.
Sept. 17, 23, & 24; every Fri.–Sun. in Oct. (except Oct. 2), & Oct. 31. Four different scary attractions—a haunted hayride and more—bristling with scores of costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 7:30–11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30–10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Ticket prices TBA. hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390–9212.
“The Carpenters Tribute”: The Encore Musical Theatre Company.
Oct. 6–9. An ensemble of musicians performs hits by brother-sister duo Karen and Richard Carpenter, the #1 American recording artists of the 1970s, featuring “(They Long to Be) Close to You” “Top of the World” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and more. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $48.50 in advance at theEncoreTheatre.org & at the door. 268–6200.
Third Coast Swing: Kerrytown Concert House.
This Django Reinhardt-influenced swing-era Gypsy jazz quartet from Ludington is joined tonight by Bowling Green (OH) violinist Grant Flick for “Memories of Montmarte,” a program of music and stories about French cafés, traveling Europe, and swing dancing to Hot Jazz. With guitarist Stephen Plummer, rhythm guitarist Kaedin Plummer, and bassist Tim Knific. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Mask encouraged. $29–$50 (students, $19) in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com and at the door. 769–2999.
“Astronomy Night Open House”: U-M Detroit Observatory.
Every Fri. The chance to learn about the Observatory’s antique telescopes, hear presentations on a range of astronomical phenomena, and (weather permitting) observe the night sky through the historic Fitz telescope as well as modern supplemental telescopes. 8–10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Preregistration required at detroitobservatory.umich.edu. Free. 764–3482.
“Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow”: U-M Theater Department.
Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 29–Oct. 9. Ryan Dobrin directs U-M theater majors in Halley Feiffer’s 2019 Off-Broadway sendup of Anton Chekhov’s beloved psychological drama Three Sisters. While not deviating from the original story about 3 high-minded young women trapped in a turn-of-the-century Russian provincial village, Feiffer superimposes a modern, Western sensibility and vernacular, transforming the play, with hilariously devastating consequences, into a deftly comedic (and raunchy) exploration of unchecked privilege. Ages 17 and up; contains vulgar language and sexual situations. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu and at the door. 764–2538.
“Sophisticated Ladies”: U-M Musical Theater Department.
Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 6–16. Torya Beard directs music students in Donald McKayle’s 1981 Broadway musical revue celebrating the music of the legendary jazz bandleader, Duke Ellington. With elaborate costumes and electric, swinging choreography to such tunes as “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” “Perdido,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “In a Sentimental Mood,” and more. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat except Oct. 7), 8 p.m. (Oct 7.), & 2 p.m. (Sun), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $29–$35 (students, $13) in advance at smtd.umich.edu and at the door. 764-0583.
John Flynn: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).
Philadelphia singer-songwriter whose music blends roots, folk, and country musical forms with socially conscious lyrics known for their disarming blend of clear-eyed honesty and humor. 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.
Michigan Playwrights Festival: Theatre Nova.
Sept. 29–Oct. 9. Readings of new full-length plays by Michigan playwrights. Tonight: A reading of RD Wakeman’s Divided Boxes, about a man who thinks he’s being controlled by someone outside himself. Note: The Festival begins on Sept. 30 with Quan Chambers’ Our Place. 8 p.m., Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Mask & proof of vaccination required. Tickets $10 (Festival pass, $30) in advance at.theatrenova.org/michigan-playwrights-festival-2022 & at the door. 635–8450.
Sir András Schiff: University Musical Society.
One of the best pianists of his generation, the 68-year-old Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. Tonight he brings both his considerable musicality and his pedagogical gifts to a performance that features works TBA by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, each preceded by insightful introductions. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. Tickets $12–$66 ($12–20 students) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764–2538.
Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.
Every Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8–8:30 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.
U-M Volleyball vs. Minnesota.
This month’s home schedule also includes matches (in Crisler Center except as noted) against Nebraska (Oct. 8, 7 p.m.), Indiana (Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Cliff Keen Arena), Wisconsin (Oct. 23, 1 p.m.), and Michigan State (Oct. 30, 2 p.m.). 8:30 p.m. Crisler Center, 333 E Stadium Blvd. $6 & $8, except Oct. 7, $1 & $8. 764–0247.
Riverside Swings: Swing Ann Arbor.
Every Friday. 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.
"The Ring": State Theatre.
(Gore Verbinski, 2002). 20th-anniversary screening of this well-received and atmospheric supernatural horror film. Naomi Watts. 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.