(Lorraine Levy, 2012). Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; Wed., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
David C. Turnley is a world renowned photographer, filmmaker, and University of Michigan Alumnus. He received the Pulitzer Prize in photography and filmmaking for his coverage of The Revolutions of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square in China.
In addition, he was twice awarded the World Press Picture of the Year, the prestigious Robert Capa Award for Courage and four Overseas Press Club Awards.
Don't miss the unique opportunity to view twent-five iconic photos October 4th - November 9th.
Gallery of the International Institute in the School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University Ave. Free. (734) 763-9200. email@example.com www.ii.umich.edu [map]
Oct. 31-Nov. 2. This 3-day conference marking the 50th anniversary of the historic manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) first issued in June 1962 kicks off with "Refugees from the Fifties," a talk by University of California-Davis history professor emerita Ruth Rosen, author of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America. Former California state senator Tom Hayden, an early SDS member who was the principal author of the Port Huron Statement, gives a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 on "The Future of Participatory Democracy." The conference also includes several daytime panel discussions on in the Michigan Union Nov. 1 & 2. For a complete schedule, see lsa.umich.edu/phs/events/conferenceprogram.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 31) 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Nov. 1), 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Nov. 2), 100 Hatcher Library (keynote addresses) & Michigan Union (panels). Free. Preregistration requested at lsa.umich.edu/phs/register. 615-6434. [map]
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19, 24, or 40+ miles, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a late breakfast or early lunch.
10 a.m., Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 996-9461, 476-4944.
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19, 24, or 40+ miles, with a stop at the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m. (May-Sept.) & 10 a.m. (Apr., Oct. & Nov.), Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
Every Fri., Sept. 28-Nov. 16. All invited to make drawings inspired by works in the museum. Art Center instructor Heather Accurso is on hand to offer guidance.
11:10 a.m.-1 p.m., check-in at the UMMA information desk, 525 S. State. $10 (includes materials). 763-UMMA. [map]
Nov. 2-4. Stephen Rush oversees his "interactive floating labyrinth" that amplifies, combines, and manipulates natural sounds in and around the pond. A remote-control toy boat traverses a 40-foot-square wooden maze that floats in the pond, triggering sounds, lights, and video loops. Rush says "the music is techno-ambient in nature--it sure ain't Gramma's Mahler!" Reimagined by Rush's students every year, the piece explores labyrinth myths. This year's production is particularly geared towards kids. At night, the work is lit with floating candles. Note: special performances at 7:30 p.m.
1-8:30 p.m., U-M Music School pond, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 30. Lectures by visiting scholars. Topics include "Probing Mid-Ocean Ridge Processes Through Deep Crustal Drilling" (Nov. 2), "Modeling the Effect of Thermodynamic Properties on Slab Evolution" (Nov. 9), "How Much Water Erupts from Arc Volcanoes?" (Nov. 16), and a topic TBA (Nov. 30).
4-5 p.m., 1528 Little Bldg., 425 East University. Free. 763-4690. [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 21 & 22) through Nov. 23. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (Mon.-Fri. except Nov. 23, 5-9 p.m.), 8 a.m.-noon (Nov. 10 game day), & 7:30-9 a.m. (Nov. 17 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
Daily through Nov. 4. An all-ages corn maze cut in an elaborate Titanic theme. Also, a petting zoo, a kiddie maze, hayrides, bonfires, a giant hay pile for climbing, and more. Cider & donuts available.
6-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-9 p.m. (Sun.), Coleman's Farm, 12758 Jordan Rd., Saline. $10 (kids ages 5-10, $5; kids age 4 & under, free). 429-1212. [map]
This improvisational ensemble performs ambient electronic music influenced by jazz and North Indian sounds, as well as the music of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell. With trumpeter Mark Kirschenmann, bassist and banjo player Rob Crozier, tabla player John Churchville, percussionist Michael Nastos, and flautist Kelly McDermott.
6 p.m., Kerrytown Sweetwaters, 407 N. 5th Ave. Free. 769-2999. [map]
"Conserving Ancient Abydos: Discovery, Recovery, and Responsibility": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.more >
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New York University researcher Matthew Adams discusses this ancient Egyptian city. In conjunction with the Conserving Antiquity exhibit.
6 p.m., Angell Hall Auditorium D. Free. 764-9304. [map]
Avalon celebrates its 20th anniversary providing housing for local low-income residents with a strolling buffet, cocktails, live jazz by EMU student guitarist Deondre Charelle Richmond, and an Avalon tenant art exhibit. Silent auction of works by local artists. Avalon serves almost 400 tenants in 283 apartments at 25 locations scattered around the city.
6-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $75 in advance only. 663-5858, ext. 212. [map]
You spoke up and we listened! In response to our ever-popular 'Date Night' classes, many of you asked for a Singles Night of cooking. Well...here it is! Join us for a super-fun evening of amazing food and lots of new friends! This will be our super-fun version of speed-dating, but in the kitchen and ALL while you're learning to make some great food! Our theme this time is a TAPAS PARTY! Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food!
So that we can make sure we have a near equal number of guys and gals, you will need to register accordingly.
Menu: Gambas al Ajillo (Chili Garlic Shrimp); Albondigas en Salsa (Saucy Spanish Meatballs); Calcots con Romesco (Charred Green Onions with Authentic Red Pepper Sauce); Aceitunas Fritas (Fried Spanish Olives); Alemandras (Pan-fried Almonds with Rosemary); Roasted Manchego Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto; Enjoy a complimentary glass of Sangria! Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Local trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist James Cornish leads this improvisational jazz group including reed player Piotr Michalowski, pianist Kenn Thomas, and drummer Kurt Prisbe.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10 (students, $5; $135 Edgepass includes admission to all shows; $50 Sat. pass). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Nov. 2, 16, & 30. Readings by U-M creative writing grad students.
Nov. 2: poetry by Jeremiah Childers and prose by Henry Leung.
Nov. 16: prose by Daniel Distefano and poetry by Bruce Lack.
Nov. 30: poetry by Jide Adebayo-Begun and prose by Nina Buckless.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]
Teams of 8-10 people attempt to answer general and Dexter-related questions as they compete in six rounds of 10 questions each. Arrive with a team or call to be placed with a group. Prizes.
7 p.m., Dexter Knights of Columbus Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $15 per person. Preregistration required. 424-3404. [map]
This year's film series features silent films by Yasujiro Ozu, aka Silent Ozu. With narration by benshi (Japanese silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka.
Sept. 14: The Cook (Fatty Arbuckle, 1918). Slapstick silent comedy that stars Arbuckel and Buster Keaton as the cook and waiter at a high-end restaurant. Preceded by Ozu's 1932 short film I Was Born, But…, a bittersweet story about 2 young brothers whose faith in their father is shaken by what they perceive as his kowtowing to his boss. Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, sutdents, seniors, & vets, $7).
Sept. 21: Passing Fancy (Yasujiro Ozu, 1933). Silent drama about a widower who meets a destitute young woman and takes her under his wing. He falls in love with her, but she is in love with a younger man.
Sept. 28: An Inn at Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, 1935). An unemployed homeless man and his two sons encounter a woman and her daughter while wandering around Tokyo. As the kids play together, the parents feel a happiness they haven't felt since childhood.
Oct. 5: Lady and the Beard (Yasujiro Ozu, 1931). Silent comedy about a young man who has difficulty making it in modern society until he does away with some of his old-fashioned ways, such as wearing an unfashionable beard. With music spun by DJ arwulf arwulf.
Oct. 12: I Flunked, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1930). Comedy about college students who cheat by writing notes on the back of their friend's shirt. When the shirt is dry-cleaned, they flunk. With live music by keyboardist Stephen Warner.
Oct. 19: A Straightforward Boy (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929). Rarely seen fragment of this short silent comedy about a kidnapping. Much of the film is missing, including the middle scene where the kidnappers unsuccessfully attempt to return the boy they snatched. With live music by DJ Chris McNamara. Also, screening of The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921), a silent comedy that stars Charlie Chaplin in his first feature as The Tramp and Jackie Coogan as a streetwise orphan he takes under his wing.
Oct. 26: Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu, 1931). Silent comedy about a married man who faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.
Nov. 2: "Dragnet Girl" (Yasujiro Ozu, 1933). Silent drama regarded as Ozu's version of an American gangster movie, about a gang leader who falls in love with the sister of a new recruit. With music spun by DJ arwulf arwulf.
Nov. 9: "Story of Floating Weeds" (Yasujiro Ozu, 1934). Drama about an aged kabuki actor who returns to a small town and reunites with a former lover and illegitimate son, enraging his current mistress. With live music by Frank Pahl.
Nov. 10: "Left Handed" (Laurence Thrush, 2001). Drama based on the Japanese concept of hikikomori (social withdrawal) about a teenage boy who refuses to come out of his bedroom or let anyone inside for two years. The film's director and executive producer Takao Saiki will attend the screening.
7 p.m., U-M Natural Science Auditorium (except Sept. 14, Michigan Theater), 830 North University, use the entrance nearest the Diag. Free (except Sept. 14). 764-6307. [map]
This student ensemble performs works by the celebrated Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and gyil (Ghanaian xylophone) master Kakraba Lobi on Western percussion instruments. Also, works by Derek Bermel, Lukas Ligeti, and Billy Martin. In conjunction with the current exhibit, African Art and the Shape of Time.
7 p.m., UMMA Apse. Free. 764-0395.
Every Fri. With different local musicians each week. Weather permitting.
7-9 p.m., Mark's Carts, 211 W. Washington. Free. 224-8859. [map]
Nov. 1-3. Avery DiUbaldo directs U-M students in Will Eno's absurd satire of the modern American news cycle.
7 p.m. (Nov. 1-3) & 11 p.m. (Nov. 2), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basement.studentorgs.umich.edu. [map]
Nov. 2, 3, 9, & 10. Huron students present William J. Norris and John Ostrander's swashbuckling pirate tale featuring swordfights and a kidnapped English gentlewoman who turns out to be a spitfire.
7:30 p.m., Huron High School New Theater, 2727 Fuller Rd. Tickets $8 (students & seniors, $6) in advance and at the door. 994-2095. [map]
Nov. 1-4. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's pop opera chronicling Eva Peron's rise from poverty to political power through her marriage to Argentinian president Juan Peron, a drama narrated by revolutionary Che Guevara, who in this production is turned into a street-wise kid. The opera's best-known song is "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." Hannah Hesseltine and Alexandra Cubero-Matos rotate performances in the lead role.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $12 (students, $8) in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]
A showcase of all 15 U-M a cappella groups, including the Dicks & Janes, 58 Greene, the Compulsive Lyres, the Friars, the G-men, Gimble, Good News, the Harmonettes, Kol Hakavod, the Kopitonez, Maize Mirchi, the Sopranos, Amazin' Blue, Angels on Call, and Midnight Blue.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $8 (students, $5). umich.edu/~umsing. [map]
Nov. 2-4. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Arthur Miller's 1953 drama, set during the Salem witch trials, about a community engulfed by paranoia and mutual recrimination. Appearing at the height of the McCarthy era, the play was seen in its time as a thinly veiled indictment of senator Joseph McCarthy and his followers, but its enduring popularity suggests it touches on irrationalities endemic to American culture. Cast: Leah Harris, Andrew Ames, Tasfia Bari, Lizzie Ritter, Loralye Johnson, Olivia Moray, Jackson Sweeney, Joanna Vuylsteke, Jessica Parent, Mario Merola, Ida Mwai, Billy Reece, Mingquan Ma, Cecilia Lundburg, Jason Dean, Alex Kime, Jenna Stribley, Justise Ortiz, Alex Porter-Castro, Johanna Kiel, Seth Bear.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $8 (students & seniors, $6) in advance at showtix4u.com, $10 (students & seniors, $8) and at the door. 994-6515. [map]
Nov. 1-3. New York City monologist known for his high-energy, dynamic performing style and his quick-witted, wise-guy perspectives on a variety of topics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $8 (Thurs.) & $11 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Led by respected avant-garde jazz composer and cornet player Bynum, this critically acclaimed ensemble blurs the line between improvisation and composed music. Bynum "[splices] the slurs and bluesy elisions of the earliest jazz brass players into the spiky phrasing and rhythm-pattern conundrums of contemporary music," writes a Guardian (UK) reviewer. With alto sax player Jim Hobbs, guitarist Mary Halvorson, trombonist Bill Lowe, bassist Ken Filiano, and drummer Toma Fujiwara.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5; $25 includes following Ten Freedom Summers show; $135 Edgepass includes admission to all shows; $50 Sat. pass). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 15, except Nov. 22. See review. Guy Sanville directs Tracy Letts' 2008 comedic drama, set in a diverse Chicago neighborhood, about the unlikely friendship between a burned-out doughnut shop owner and his young, idealistic new employee. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it "a gentle comedy that unfolds like an extended episode of a 1970s sitcom…a warm bath of a play that will leave…audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves." Cast: California longtime TV and film actor Randolph Mantooth, as well as area actors Ryan Carlson, David Daoust, Alex Leydenfrost, Brian Marable, Michelle Mountain, Michael Brian Ogden, Sandy Ryder, and Lynch Travis.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat., except Oct. 31), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat., and Nov. 23), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 20-27 previews: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 27-Nov. 4. Tim Rhoze directs Tennessee Williams's poetic psychological melodrama about a faded southern belle with illusions of past greatness whose ambitions and pretensions drive her 2 children to the edge of sanity. The story is set out as a reminiscence by her unhappy, rebellious son, a would-be writer working in a shoe factory. Her physically handicapped daughter has retreated into a dream world supported by her collection of delicate glass animals. The family's fantasy lives are challenged when, at the mother's insistence, the brother invites a "gentleman caller" to dinner to court his sister. Stars Carla Milarch.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Oct. 13 & 27), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Sept. 27), $22 & $24 (Sept. 28, 30, & Oct. 4), and $30 & $32 Sept. 29). Oct. 5 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Oct. 5: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
Oct. 18-21, 25-28, & 31 and Nov. 1-4, 9, & 10. Brian Carbine directs local playwright Audra Lord's interactive haunted house, an adaptation of early-19th-century German playwright Georg Büchner's unfinished episodic tragedy about a poverty-stricken barber driven insane by the apparently irremediable injustice of the world. Cast: Steve Carson, Colleen Cartwright, Alastar Demetrie, Marisa Dluge, Mark Drum, Karilu Forshee, Linda Rabin Hammell, and Emily Roll. A collaboration with Threefold Productions and the Brendalinda Performance Collaborative.
8 & 9:30 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Regular admission is $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at thenewtheatreproject.org and at the door. 645-9776. [map]
Nov. 2, 16, & 30. All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
9-11 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 8-10 p.m. (Nov. 16 & 30), 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]
Swing Dance Party: Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
Swing Dance Party: Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.< less
Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-midnight, Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
Veteran avant-garde jazz trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith, known for surrounding his unique, expressive sounds and precise melodic statements with silence, performs his jazz-classical epic Ten Freedom Summers, a sequence of 19 songs inspired by the Civil Rights movement and ranging in styles from free improv and modal jazz grooves to a string quartet movement. Each song focuses on an event in African-American history, ranging from Dred Scott's 1857 challenge of slavery to the Freedom Riders Ride and Martin Luther King's Memphis speech and even 9/11. "Like visiting a sacred site or reading Tolstoy or Proust, listening to Freedom is an emotional and intellectual luxury, a chance to commune with greatness," writes a PopMatters reviewer. The performance of the entire work spans three shows, beginning tonight with "Defining Moments in America." With pianist David Virelles, bassist John Lindberg, and percussionist Pheeroan akLaff.
9:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5; $25 includes prior Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet show; $135 Edgepass includes admission to all shows; $50 Sat. pass). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]