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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of August 6, 2018

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


August 2018
 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Weekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (if rained out, the following 1st Tuesday): Ping Pong Rally (June 19), Toilet Paper Toss (July 17), "Push Rod Drop" (Aug. 21).
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


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Wednesday


August 2018
 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


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Thursday


August 2018
 7-9 p.m. 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 14-Aug. 23. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants.

June 14: the popular and versatile Saline Big Band.

June 21: the Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

June 28: Young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary.

July 5: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage.

July 12: the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow.

July 19: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Air Margaritaville.

July 26: the local funk-rock trio Pajamas.

Aug. 2: local rockabilly band The Memphis Thrillbillies.

Aug. 9: Double bill. Blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing and his Midwest Territory Band and Stella!, an all-star all-female Detroit-area roots-country quartet fronted by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Jo Serrapere.

Aug. 16: A pep rally at Henne Field begins at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Aug. 23: Hullabaloo, the veteran local 9-piece collective whose music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline (except Aug. 16, Henne Field). Free. 316-2119.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Village of Manchester.

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Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. See facebook.com/ManchesterGazeboConcerts for updated schedule.

June 21: Warren & Flick. Local duo of double bassist Jacob V. Warren and multi- instrumentalist Grant Flick.

June 28: Harmonica wiz and multi-instrumentalist Peter "Madcat" Ruth performs with some of his musical friends.

July 5: Manchester Brass Band.

July 26: Detroit jazz guitarist Matt Callaway.

Aug. 2: Downriver bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist Bill Bynum.

Aug. 9: Manchester-bred New Orleans-based folk-roots singer-songwriter and fiddler-keyboardist Natalie Mae.

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7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-7722.


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Friday


August 2018
 9 a.m.-noon 

Rummage & Bake Sale: Saline Area Senior Center.

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In conjunction with the US-12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale.
9 a.m.-noon, SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 429-9274. [map]


 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"46th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a bounce zone (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), & more in Mill Creek Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

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Friday:

Mill Creek Park: a family concert by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (11 a.m.-noon), magic by A2 Magic (12:30-1:30 p.m.), kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (2-3 p.m.), and a live animal program by Leslie Science Center (4-5 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the British Invasion cover band The Invasion (4-7 p.m.), and the Dearborn-based AC/DC-style indie rock band Most Wanted (8-11 p.m.).

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Saturday:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., street artists & performers throughout the day, the "Chalk the Block" sidewalk chalk art contest, a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), and Gordon Hall tours (noon-3 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), a children's theater production TBA (2:30-3:30 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (4-5 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: the area alt-rock & alt-country quintet No Conflict (11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (1-3 p.m.), veteran Ann Arbor bluegrass band The RFD Boys (4-7 p.m.) and eclectic cover band Dance Floor Crush (8-11 p.m.), who perform funk, R&B, classic rock, and Top 40 hits.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 10 & 11. Yard sale that's part of a string of sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo. Rentschler Farm gift shop also open.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Pride: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Aug. 3-5. This annual LGBT pride celebration kicks off with a pre-party at Necto with a performance by raunchy Chicago rapper and singer Cupcakke ($25), the stage name of Elizabeth Eden Harris. Saturday is highlighted by a street festival with a kid zone, a "Drag Revue" (3 & 7 p.m.), and a performance by San Diego singer Brian Justin Crum (8 p.m., cost TBA), a contestant on season 11 of America's Got Talent. The festival wraps up with a Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park on Sunday.
9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Braun Ct. & Kerrytown. Free admission. 695-7137. [map]


 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a 5-km race, a volleyball tournament, contests, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


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Saturday


August 2018
 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a 5-km race, a volleyball tournament, contests, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"46th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a bounce zone (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), & more in Mill Creek Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

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Friday:

Mill Creek Park: a family concert by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (11 a.m.-noon), magic by A2 Magic (12:30-1:30 p.m.), kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (2-3 p.m.), and a live animal program by Leslie Science Center (4-5 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the British Invasion cover band The Invasion (4-7 p.m.), and the Dearborn-based AC/DC-style indie rock band Most Wanted (8-11 p.m.).

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Saturday:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., street artists & performers throughout the day, the "Chalk the Block" sidewalk chalk art contest, a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), and Gordon Hall tours (noon-3 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), a children's theater production TBA (2:30-3:30 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (4-5 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: the area alt-rock & alt-country quintet No Conflict (11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (1-3 p.m.), veteran Ann Arbor bluegrass band The RFD Boys (4-7 p.m.) and eclectic cover band Dance Floor Crush (8-11 p.m.), who perform funk, R&B, classic rock, and Top 40 hits.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours ($3) of the 10-room farmhouse, and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Pride: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Aug. 3-5. This annual LGBT pride celebration kicks off with a pre-party at Necto with a performance by raunchy Chicago rapper and singer Cupcakke ($25), the stage name of Elizabeth Eden Harris. Saturday is highlighted by a street festival with a kid zone, a "Drag Revue" (3 & 7 p.m.), and a performance by San Diego singer Brian Justin Crum (8 p.m., cost TBA), a contestant on season 11 of America's Got Talent. The festival wraps up with a Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park on Sunday.
9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Braun Ct. & Kerrytown. Free admission. 695-7137. [map]


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Sunday


August 2018
 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

8th Annual Fairy Day: Sunday Artisan Market.

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Fairy-themed activities at the artisan market, including face painting, a discussion with local "fairyologist" Jonathan Wright (1 p.m.), crafts and a treasure hunt with prizes, and more.
Noon-3 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours ($3) of the 10-room farmhouse, and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.






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