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Posted on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 : 11:11 a.m.

Labor Day weekend event roundup: Dancing in the Streets, concerts, classic movies and more

By AnnArbor.com Staff

The Labor Day weekend tends to be one of the quieter holidays as far as organized events open to the public, but there are still some things happening in the greater Ann Arbor area.

Following are some highlights from the long weekend if you're looking for something to do. For a fuller selection, check out our online events calendar. (And if you have an event to add, please email the details to calendar@annarbor.com.)

Now through Monday, Sept. 5

• The Saline Community Fair | Calendar entry | Preview article | Website

Tonight through Saturday, Sept. 3

• "Consider the Oyster" at the Purple Rose Theatre | Calendar entry | Preview article | Website

Tonight through Sunday, Sept. 4

• "Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh" at Performance Network | Calendar entry | Preview article | Website

Thursday, Sept. 1

• 6:30 p.m.: Daytrotter Barn Tour in Dexter | Calendar entry | Preview article

• 8 p.m.: Fishtank Ensemble at The Ark | Calendar entry | Preview article | Website

• 9 p.m.: Steppin' in It at the Blind Pig | Calendar entry | Website

Friday, Sept. 2

• Noon: Free concert on the AnnArbor.com patio by Lonesome County | Calendar entry | Preview article | Website

• 5 p.m.: Happy hour with live music at Goodnite Gracie's | Calendar entry | Website

• 6-8 p.m.: Reception for the Ann Arbor Art Center's "All Media Exhibition" | Calendar entry | Website

• 7-9 p.m.: Friday Night Live in the Courtyard at Mark's Carts | Calendar entry

• 8 p.m.: Orpheum Bell and Red Sea Pedestrians at The Ark | Calendar entry | Article | Website

• 8:30 p.m.: Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin at Crazy Wisdom | Calendar entry | Website

• 10 p.m.: Gravy; Deep Space Six; Icognito at Woodruffs | Calendar entry | Website

Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3

• Comedian Steve Bills at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase | Calendar entry | Website

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Dancing in the Streets returns Sunday

Saturday, Sept. 3

• 3:30 p.m.: Western Michigan at University of Michigan football game | Tickets | AnnArbor.com U-M football page

• 7 p.m.: Howard University at Eastern Michigan University football game | EMU football homepage

• 8:30 p.m.: Alejandra O'Leary Band CD release party at Crazy Wisdom | Calendar entry | Website

• 9:30 p.m.: Child Bite at the Blind Pig | Calendar entry | Website

• 10 p.m.: Killer Flamingos at the Millennium Club | Calendar entry | Website

• 10 p.m.: Lightning Love at Woodruff's | Calendar entry | Website

Sunday, Sept. 4

• 1:30 p.m.: "Amelie" at the Michigan Theater | Calendar entry | Website | Russ Collins' "Cinema Chat" column

• 2-6:30 p.m.: Dancing in the Streets in downtown Ann Arbor | Calendar entry | Coverage of last year's event | Website

• 8 p.m.: Ryan Racine at Old Town Tavern | Calendar entry

Monday, Sept. 5

• 7 p.m.: "Psycho" at the Michigan Theater | Calendar entry | Website | Russ Collins' "Cinema Chat" column

OUT OF TOWN

Detroit Jazz Festival

Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

Detroit Labor Day parade