best Bets : Everyone's a winner at Zingerman's Roadhouse Battle of the BBQs; keep that patriotic feeling with the WCC Concert Band
The Ann Arbor Charity Golf Outing to End Alzheimer's will be held at the Travis Pointe Country Club on Monday. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. All proceeds raised will support local programs and services, including the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline, education programs, support groups, and family counseling services. $200 per person or $800 per team of four. Corporate sponsorships are also available and range from $100 - $5,000. For more information and sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, call 734-475-7043 or visit www.alz.org/mglc. TPCC is at 2829 Travis Pointe, Ann Arbor. 734-662-2582.
It'll be a "Battle of the BBQs: Kansas City vs. Texas" at Zingerman's Roadhouse on Tuesday. 7-10 p.m. Kansas City is thick and sweet, based on tomatoes and molasses. West Texas BBQ “cowboy style” involves direct cooking over mesquite and uses beef, goat and mutton. Which BBQ will be your favorite? $50/person. The Roadhouse is at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-663-FOOD. Visit www.zingermansroadhouse.com/ for a menu or to make a reservation.
The Washtenaw Community Concert Band will offer "A Pageantry of American Music" at Washtenaw Community College on Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. Audiences are sure to recognize the sounds of composers like John Williams, Henry Fillmore and John Philip Sousa. In case of rain, concert will be held in Towsley Auditorium. Free. For details, go to www.wccband.org or call 734-252-9221. Held in the park at WCC, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-973-3300.
See the The Met Live in HD series "Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Offenbach)" at Quality 16 and Rave Motion Pictures on Wednesday. Joseph Calleja stars as the loveless poet Hoffmann. Hoffmann loves and loses three women in the course of the opera: the mechanical doll Olympia, the frail singer Antonia and the greedy courtesan Giulietta. $12.50. To order tickets or get more information on screening times and locations, visit http://www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/series/ringcycleencore2012.aspx. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Scio Township. 734-623-7469. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township. 734-973-4823.
The "Gandy Dancer Courtyard Jazz Series" continues Wednesdays through September 19. 6-9 p.m. This week, see Jesse Kramer’s Juice Box. The Gandy Dancer will offer their special Courtyard Menu, which features mid-priced sandwiches and appetizers. No cover. The Gandy Dancer is at 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-0592.
The Ann Arbor Civic Band continues its "Summer Concert Season" at the West Park Band Shell on Wednesday. 8 p.m. Enjoy great music in the great outdoors. This week's theme will be a "Children's Concert." Kids, bring your teady bear. William Gourley conducts. Free. West Park is at 215 Chapin St., Ann Arbor. 734-994-2780.