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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of June 14, 2021

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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Wednesday


June 2021
 7:30 p.m. 

2nd annual Wine Gala: Jodie Randolph Dance.

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Entertainment TBA, along with a silent auction, raffles, hor d'oeuvres, wine & beer. Semi-formal dress.
7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $50-$500 in advance only at eventbrite.com/e/wine-gala-wednesday-tickets-98265395443. info@youngdancersinitiative.org​;. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Evenings of Ensembles": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed., June 16-July 14. Pandemic edition of a popular local outdoor summer tradition, featuring performances by smaller group ensembles from the 86-year-old Civic Band. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax, socially distanced, on the grass.

June 16: The Clarinet Continuum and The Slide Rules.

June 23: Depot Town Small Band.

June 30: Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band.

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West Park Band Shell patio, 215 Chapin St. Free. 429-5301. [map]


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Friday


June 2021
 6-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

5th Annual Ypsi Pride.

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June 4, 11, 18, & 25. Four nights of live performances and themed activities on a small stage in downtown Ypsilanti, that are also livestreamed for the homebound viewers. Masks required. For updated schedule of events, see facebook.com/YpsiPride. June 4: "Art/Drag/Performance," featuring drag and live music. June 11: "Youth and Family Night," with crafts, a teen poetry slam, and a family-friendly drag show. June 18: "Vendor Highlight Night," with local businesses and non-profits on display. June 25: "Collective Care Night," with live performances and self-care giveaways.
Live at Washington St., downtown Ypsilanti; online at facebook.com/YpsiPride. Free.


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Saturday


June 2021
 Noon or so  Free!  Online 

27th Annual Juneteenth: Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP.

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Two-hour family-friendly virtual celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865-more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. On May 17, City Council voted to make Juneteenth an official city holiday. The entertainment includes talks on the significance and history of the Divine Nine, the Black national anthem, voter suppression, expungement, the criminal justice system in Ann Arbor, the value of the Black church, and more. Preceded at 9 a.m. by an in-person march, starting in Fuller Park (1519 Fuller Rd.) and ending in Wheeler Park (N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.).
Flyers distributed at noon or so at Wheeler Park describe how to access the livestream. Also for URL, email wvhamp@comcast.net or call 761-9084. Free. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Slam!/Open Mic!": Northside Community Church.

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June 12 & 19. Socially distanced casual performances by various local musicians, including U-M music, theater, and dance students, NCC resident musicians, and others. Open windows for cross ventilation, so dress accordingly. Masks required.
4:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:20 p.m.), Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. 649-7948, NorthsideCommunityA2@gmail.com. [map]


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Sunday


June 2021
 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year. Masks required.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Summer Solstice Celebration: A Multi-Generational Celebration of The Light and Growth": Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share and your own table setting; herbal iced tea and water provided), followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Also, wear long sleeves for after dark and carry along a flashlight if you wish.
Michigan Friends Center, 7448 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea. Free, but donations appreciated. Preregistration required by emailing manager@mfcenter.org or calling 475-1892. (Capacity limited to 15 people). [map]






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