Calendar of Events
Depot Town Flea Market is Sunday's 8:30a.m. - 4p.m. and every Sunday May - Oct.Antique's Collectibles and Misc.Wide variety of stuff, different vendors weekly.Come on down and shop with us. For vendor info contact.734-340-4241
Depot Town Flea Market, 100 Market Place, Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Depot-Town-Flea-Market-Hosted-by-Kims-Resales/217748334932726 [map]
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Aug. 11 & 19; Sept. 9, 16, 22, 23, & 29. All invited to help city staff maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.Also, staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. Aug. 11: Traver Creek Nature Area (meet at the Leslie Park Golf Course maintenance barn, 2255 Traver Rd.) to help remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. Aug. 19: Olson Nature Area (meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren just east of Pontiac Trail) to remove knotted knapweed.Sept. 9: Hannah Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller) to remove invasive shrubs. Furstenberg Native Plant Garden (1-4 p.m., off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High) to learn about and help master gardener Aunita Erskine maintain this native plant garden. Sept. 16: Sugarbush Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance near the tennis courts on Rumsey St. at tne north end of Georgetown Blvd. off Plymouth) to remove invasive garlic mustard. Sept. 22: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Arborview, just east of Wildwood off Miller) and Sunset-Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Sunset Rd. at the end of Brooks St.) to clear trails and spread woodchips. Sept. 23: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot on Dixboro just north of Plymouth) to remove invasive shrubs. Sept. 29: Scarlett Mitchell Woods (9 a.m.-noon, meet at Scarlett Middle School parking lot, 3300 Lorraine off Platt south of Packard) to remove invasive shrubs..
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
5-km run and walk (including a separate walk for walkers with dogs), along with a 100-m dash (9 a.m.) for kids age 6 & under and a 1-mi run (9:05 a.m.) for kids ages 7-12. Also, a pancake breakfast and kids festival featuring games, crafts, and more. Awards for top male and female finishers in various age categories. Proceeds go to Vision Builders, a local nonprofit that provides schools, medical care, clean water, and other basic services to children in the Himalayan region.
9:30 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $30 (kids under 12, $20; family, $50). $5 discount if you preregister at visionbuilders5k.org. $5 vehicle entry fee. firstname.lastname@example.org 660-9075. [map]
A huge array of hand-spun yarns and fibers for spinning and felting, including Michigan-grown fibers. Also, supplies for spinning, weaving, and knitting. Members offer demos throughout the day.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer, Chelsea. Free admission. Wheelchair-accessible. 475-7922, 769-1657. [map]
Apr. 14 & 15, May 19 & 20, June 16 & 17, July 14 & 15, Aug. 18 & 19, Sept. 15 & 16, Oct. 20 & 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from Americana to Art Deco. No reproductions are allowed, experts check every booth, and the items’ authenticity is guaranteed. Deliveries available. Concessions. No pets.
8 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). (937) 875-0808 (before the show), 429–3145 (day of show). [map]
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15-Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hay rides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah’s Ark inflatable, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $13.50 admission (babies under age 2, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
Sept. 2, 16, 23, & 30. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. With particular emphasis on photography (Sept. 2), glass & mosaic tile (Sept. 16), and jewelry (Sept. 23). Also, a Children’s Art Exhibition & Sale (Sept. 30), with works by local kids.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
Club members and others race their small, nimble Laser dinghies. Lunch available ($5-$10).
11 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., left from Mast off North Territorial, Dexter. Free to race or watch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 426-0920. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a very 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., Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd. Free. email@example.com, 846-9418.
All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Local prairie advocate Aunita Erskine leads a hike through the Shanghai Prairie to look at wildflowers and grasses as they begin to go to seed. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes.
1-3:30 p.m., Shanghai Prairie, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, meet at the picnic area parking lot behind the hospital by the child care center on the north side of McAuley Dr. $15 (members, $10). Preregistration required at http://bit.ly/NLUSvD. 996-3190.
1 p.m., Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
Outdoor performances, in various locations in the Arb, by U-M faculty and students. The lineup includes a gamelan ensemble, Argentine music, Philippine music, and more.
1-4 p.m., Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 647-7600. [map]
Sept. 15, 16, 29, & 30. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Sept. 15 & 16: “Air Apparent” includes experiments with air pressure, from crushing a can to levitating objects. Sept. 29 & 30: “Luminosity” features experiments with light, such as making a dill pickle light up.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
Sept. 9 (2-3:30 p.m.): “Time for a Critter Quest!" Smithsonian channel wildlife host Peter Schriemer shows off some live creatures, shows clips from his Critter Quest TV series, and offers tips for exploring the natural world, finding wildlife, and recognizing signs of autumn’s arrival. Sept. 16 (1:30-3 p.m.): “Incredible Edibles Walk.” WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample. Sept. 23 (2-3 p.m.): “Crepuscular Critters and Their Friends.” Naturalist Paul McCormack brings in a variety of live animals to discuss the behaviors and adaptations of crepuscular, nocturnal and diurnal creatures. Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): “Fall Mushroom Search.” Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag. Oct. 7 (2-3:30 p.m.): “Survival Skills You Can Use.” Artemis and Jason Eyster show adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost. Oct. 21 (2-3 p.m.): “Creepy Creatures.” Wildlife Safari (Canton) staff display ad discuss some of its scariest critters.Oct. 28 (2 p.m.): “Sandhill Crane Tour.” Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society’s Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 7. Nov. 11 (2-3 p.m.): “Live from Michigan.” Creature Conservancy veterinarian Steve Marsh displays and discusses a red fox, a coyote, a skunk, and other Michigan mammals. .
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475–3170.
Every Sat. & Sun. Five different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Light Years from Andromeda (2:30) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.
1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764–0478. [map]
The Comic Opera Guild will hold auditions for the three shows of its 40th season.The fall concert shows: Florodora and Madame Sherry• PERFORMED FROM THE SCORE • 8 REHEARSALS • ALL SINGERS HAVE SOLO MATERIALShows will be performed by a company of 16 singers in concert. All singers will have solo material. The only available recording of each show will be produced; yours may be the voice associated with one of the roles below for many years.THE WINTER SHOW: Von Suppe's LIGHT CAVALRYWhile the overture is world-famous, this will be the North American premiere of this historic Viennese operetta, and will result in commercially marketed CDs and DVDs. Principals and dancers will be fully staged; 2-3 rehearsals per week. Backup chorus will sing from the score; 1 rehearsal per week.Preparation: A prepared song, with sheet music for our accompanist. All auditionees will read dialog. For chorus, if you do not have sheet music, we will simply vocalize you.
University of Michigan Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive (near Crisler Arena). Free. 734-973-3264. firstname.lastname@example.org comicoperaguild.org [map]
Join us with your junior chef this fall in our Sunday Brunch Series. Learn new recipes while cooking with your child. In this class, you will make all of the recipes and sit down to enjoy a meal together. Menu: Frittata with Mangchego, Sausage & Fresh Herbs; Roasted Sweet Potato Fries; Orange Julius. Skill focus: sauteing, roasting, knife work, and juicing*This class is for a parent with their child(ren) 6 years and up. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/parent + 1 child; $95/parent + 2 children. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Performance by the Chelsea House Orchestra, an ensemble of more than 30 Chelsea High students that plays traditional jigs and reels. Preceded (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) by brunch.
2 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. $5 suggested donation for the concert only. $8 (kids 12 & under, $6) in advance and $10 (kids 12 & under, $8) at the door includes brunch. 475-4111. [map]
2 p.m., U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. Free. 763-2159. [map]
U-M jazz pianist Ellen Rowe leads her trio in a lecture-concert that explores different aspects of jazz trios. With bassist Paul Keller and guest drummer Sean Dobbins.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Sept. 13-16. Andy Ballnik directs local actors in Cole Porter's delightful Depression-era musical about romantic liaisons among the passengers on an ocean liner bound from New York to England. The score contains many of Porter's best-known and most lyrically erudite songs, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "You're the Top," and the title song. Stars Sarah Brown, Patrick Ballnik, and Meredith Deighton.
8 p.m. (except Sept. 16, 2 p.m.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $25 (seniors age 60 & over, $22; students, $13; Thurs., $19) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
Every Sun. Docent-led tour, with audience participation, of highlights of UMMA collections.
2 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
Talk by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home (Chelsea) co-owner Michael Mitchell.
2-4 p.m., U-M Bentley Historical Library, 1150 Beal. Free. 662-9092. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works by the Seoul-based art collective YHCHI known for innovative video works that blur the boundaries between media, technologies, and cultural histories.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
Sept. 9 & 16. Reading of local playwright Tim Henning’s new play, a modern retelling of Jekyll and Hyde in which Jekyll is a bitter out-of-work Hollywood actor. Note: time change.
2:30 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Company Tap Room, 2019 W. Stadium. Free, but donations accepted. 985-0875. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Assembled riders determine the pace and destination, but the ride is usually 50-70 miles long.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at Wheeler Park, N. 4th Ave. at Depot. Free. aavc.org. [map]
All invited for coffee, tea, traditional German coffee cakes, and conversation. Held inside in case of rain.
3-4:30 p.m., Kempf House garden, 312 S. Division. $10 by reservation, $12 (if available) at the door. 994-4898. [map]
This duo of Bowling Green State University violin professor Penny Thompson Kruse and Heidelberg University (Ohio) viola professor Steven Kruse performs David Jason Snow’s Broadway Boogie-Woogie: Etude After Mondrian, Augusta Read Thomas’s Silent Moon and Rumi Settings, Braxton Blake’s Seven Bagaelles, David Maslanka’s Montana Music: Fantasy on a Chorale Tune, and William Ryden’s Three Rags for Violin and Viola.
3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free. 482-1525. [map]
Family-oriented show featuring Kevin & the Glen Levens, a local quartet whose eclectic repertoire ranges from traditional Irish music to rockabilly, bluegrass, novelty songs, and roots-rock originals. Also, the release of the brewpub’s special Irish Red and a stout.
3-6 p.m., Wolverine, 2019 W. Stadium. Free admission. 369-2990. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Sept. 8-30. Hands-on 20-minute demo about the aims and procedures of astrobiology.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
This internationally acclaimed German-Japanese pianist (and Olympic weightlifter) performs Volume 1 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Her recent performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations have garnered high praise. The Bonner Rundschau called one performance a “truly extraordinary, top-class piano evening!”
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Detroit Free Press reporter Katherine Yung and MSU journalism professor Joe Grimm discuss their new book exploring all aspects of this regional delicacy. Signing.
4-6 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Mark Adams’ book about his efforts to retrace early-20th-century explorer Hiram Bingham’s discovery of Machu Picchu. Although Adams is an adventure travel guide editor, he had never, until writing this book, even slept in a tent. His writing has been compared to Bill Bryson’s in its seamless interweaving of personal essay, history, and travel guide.
4 p.m., Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady's 2012 documentary that presents the woes of Detroit as emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. The September 16 screenings are followed bya Q&A with codirector Ewing.
Various times, Michigan Theater. TIME. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $7; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]
Dinner prepared by Silvio’s Organic Ristorante chef Silvio Medoro and Iridescence (Detroit) chef Benjamin Meyer. Also, a tour of the green features and urban farming projects of the Growing Hope headquarters. Proceeds benefit the Growing Hope demonstration farm.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $45 in advance at chefsinthegardensept.eventbrite.com. 330-7576. [map]
Documentary about 2 South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ’n’ roller Rodriguez.
Time TBA, Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance based on the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outside Burton Tower. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 747-8138.
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance based on the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Gretchen’s House Child Care Center, 1580 Dhu Varren (just east of Pontiac Tr.). Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. 747-8138. [map]
Leslie and Kathy Moskal introduce the art of spinning your own wool using the extremely portable drop spindle.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s’mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
College of William & Mary religious studies professor emeritus David L. Holmes, author of the acclaimed The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, discusses his new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327–4555. [map]
All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
7-8:15 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; preregistration required by phone or email. email@example.com, 997-7229. [map]
Sept. 16 & 17. Best known for his hilarious 1994 single “Alright Guy,” this folk-rock singer-songwriter from Memphis has a sharp ear for colloquial speech and an alternately grim or whimsical sense of humor. He likes to write about last-chance romances, street-corner losers, and other phenomena on the alluringly dark margins of everyday life. “He reminds me of me,” says Billy Joe Shaver, and John Prine calls him “the hardest act to follow since Steve Goodman.” Opening act is Amy LaVere, an adventurous young Louisiana-bred Americana singer-songwriter and chanteuse whose music, a blend of country gypsy jazz and southern soul, is known for its alternately haunting and exuberantly defiant moods. She is most widely known through her role as Wanda Jackson in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.
7:30 p.m. (Sept. 16) 8 p.m. (Sept. 17), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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