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Posted on Sun, Sep 2, 2012 : 1:31 p.m.

Take a bridge walk without traveling to Mackinac, celebrate John Cage's centennial birthday

By Ann Dwyer


The Michigan Theater's Summer Classic Film Series will present "Casablanca" on Monday. 7 p.m. The 1942 favorite sets the ultimate love triangle against a backdrop of World War II intrigue in Morocco. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. General admission: $10. Seniors: $8. Michigan Theater members: $7.50. This showing ONLY: FREE to students with ID. The theater is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.


Can't make the Mackinac Bridge walk? Then take the "Ypsilanti Labor Day 'Bridge' Walk" at the Library Plaza Park on Monday. 9 a.m. The Ypsilanti Labor Day Bridge Walk will be one mile in length crossing over the Huron River using city bridges, including the Riverside Park “tridge” (three-way pedestrian bridge). There will also be an additional one-mile option taking in the Water Street non-motorized trail. Free. 229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110.


The couple behind "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, will talk about their new book at Nicola's Books on Tuesday. 7 p.m. Meet this local husband and wife team when they discuss their new children's picture book, "Bear Has a Story to Tell." Their first book was the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. Free. Nicola's is in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-0600.


Enjoy drinks and great food at the San Street Pop Up at The Bar at 327 Braun Court. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m., September - October. San Street will expand their menu beyond the already popular steamed buns and banh mi sandwiches to savory pancakes, dessert, dumplings, noodles, soups and more. Price of purchases.


There will be a "John Cage Centennial Birthday Celebration" with the Screening of "From Zero-19 Questions for John Cage" at the Stamps Auditorium in the U-M Walgreen Drama Center on Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. September 5 marks what would be the 100th birthday of the late composer, John Milton Cage, Jr. Most known as a pioneer of the 20th-century avant-garde and experimental music movement, but his interests extended beyond music into dance, writing, visual art, as well as mycology.There will also be a panel discussion with U-M faculty on Cage's life, artistry, and legacy. Free. 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-764-7260.



Mon, Sep 3, 2012 : 12:28 p.m.

Yanno something? I have always wanted to do that bridge walk. But then when I think about the times I have driven across it? I wouldn't cross that bridge if you paid me to do it. A car across is enough to give anyone cause to pause.