What we're about

This group is open to anyone...single, coupled, or married. All ages are welcome. Let's get together to share a meal (brunch, lunch, or dinner) or watch a film at the Michigan Theater or State Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. Periodically, other events such as walks/hikes in the parks, concerts, or other activities will be scheduled. If you would like to be a host of an event, just let me know.

Please don't be afraid of the wait-list! Dinners fill up fast, but the closer we get to the event, many people change their RSVPs to No and you can get in.

Since this is not my first Meetup rodeo, I have a few rules that must be followed for meals that involve reservations.

1) RSVPs for meals that involve a reservation must be changed within 24 hours of the event so that those on the waitlist have time to get notified that they have a spot. I also update the restaurant the day before on how many seats we need. I understand that emergencies arise. Please email me through meetup if it is less than 24 hours notice.

2) If you are on the wait-list for an event and you make alternate plans, please remove yourself from the wait-list. The wait-list is automatic and you might get bumped up to a spot unexpectedly. Please be courteous to those farther down the wait-list.

3) If you have 3 no-shows to a dinner or fail to give the 24 hours notice without permission, then you get removed from the group.

4) If you are a newbie, who I have never met and you no-show, you instantly get removed from the group.

5) If you do get bumped up from the waitlist late and don't show up, I do realize that it is late notification and am a little more lenient. However, it is is always better to remove yourself from the waitlist once you make other plans.

Sorry for all the rules, but if this group is anything like my previous group, membership might get large, and we will need to control the no-shows so that people who want a spot can get one.

So what it comes to is this. If your life is too busy or has extenuating circumstances, then don't sign up when you might not be able to come. If something arises, then cancel as early as possible. Be considerate of others. True emergencies are last minute emergencies.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best,

Diane

Upcoming events (5+)

Meetup for Dinner and Drinks - Jolly Pumpkin

Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

Great Pizza. Truffled French Fries and an outdoor patio to relax on. They also have a couple of wines that they sell by the glass. http://www.jollypumpkin.com/jp/ann-arbor-brewery

Drinks and Dessert with a Side of Jazz

Blue LLama Jazz Club

Nomad: The Grant Green Project is a sextet of musicians hailing from Detroit and Ann Arbor who initially came together in October of 2018 to perform Grant Green's 1965 album “Idle Moments.” Guitarist Alex Anest has assembed his band with some of the best artists in the area including Janelle Reichman on tenor, Alexis Lombre on piano, Peyton Miller on vibes, Eric Nachtrab on bass, and Gayelynn McKinney on drums. This time around the group will play tunes from “Solid” and “Idle Moments,” two of Grant's most renowned records. There are some rarely played pieces on these sides, including the Duke Pearson compositions “Nomad” and “Minor League,” George Russel's “Ezz-Thetic,” and some tunes by Green himself, “Grant's Tune” and “Jean De Fleur.” There will also be a few tunes by Anest and Reichman. Nomad: The Grant Green Project promises to be an exciting evening of straight ahead jazz. This sextet has some of the best young jazz artists in the area. This should be a very nice show. No Cover.

Supper Club: Gratzi

Gratzi

Dinner for 18 Gratzi, an elegant Italian restaurant with distinctive style, was founded in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich. in December 1987. Formerly the Orpheum Theater, which screened the most popular movies of the day in the 1930s, Gratzi maintains the flair of the dramatic history still preserved today in the restaurant’s elegant décor and ambiance. Seated above Gratzi’s bar is a grand sculpture of Orpheus himself, the great poet and musician, overlooking dining room guests, while a beautifully painted Renaissance-style mural depicting an ancient bacchanal reinforces the indulgent and purely pleasurable atmosphere. Menu http://gratzirestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gratzi_DinnerMenu.pdf Gratzi has withstood the test of time and has been a successful landmark in Ann Arbor for almost 30 years! Students from many year’s past that have attended the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University are familiar with Gratzi and we are continually hearing stories from people as they return to the area about having their first date at Gratzi or got engaged at our restaurant. It is known as one of the most romantic locations in town! Our guests can enjoy several courses of the freshest flavors of the season with our regional Italian cuisine. The perfect Italian meal varies according to the season or desires of the moment. It’s an event where those sharing the meal take time to appreciate companionship and partake in a layered experience of a meal served with several distinct courses. We hope our guests enjoy the purely pleasurable dining experience. At Gratzi, we feature a full service bar with emphasis on wines, particularly those of Italy. Another feature in Gratzi that has been extremely popular is the bread and antipasti table, located in the main dining room. The activity surrounding this table creates an energetic vibe in the restaurant while guests are served.

"Kill Move Paradise", Theater Nova play, Ann Arbor

Let's meet at the Yellow Barn to see "Kill Move Paradise". It's best to buy your $22 ticket by phone [masked]) or online (https://www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events/16061). If it isn't sold out, you can buy your ticket at the door on the day of the performance. Kill Move Paradise tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife trying to find the logic in the senselessness. Wrenched out of their young lives before they even knew what was happening, they confront the brutal reality of their pasts and scramble to make sense of their surreal new world. Audacious, often hilarious, and original, Kill Move Paradise depicts these young men as symbols of hope and illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy. Directed by Diane Hill, Kill Move Paradise features Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker. The seats are first come first served. The doors open at 1:30 which is when I'll arrive. I'll head into the theater at 1:45 and attempt to save seats. If anyone is interested in going out to dinner after the performance, please note that in the comments. This event is also posted with Boomer Revels in Ann Arbor.

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