The R3 Women's Personal & Professional 2014 Development Conference is set in motion to inspire women to seek only the highest level in their personal and/or professional life.
Guests will experience a wealth of development information and strategies featuring subject matter in: personal development (such as health maintenance, debt management, education, caregiving, stress management, etc.), leadership and community engagement, understanding toxic relationships and so much more.
Be prepared to hear inspiring & knowledgeable keynote speeches and panel discussions from well-known speakers such as Gail Perry-Mason in financial literacy, Sabrina Jackson in relationship development, and many others covering topics in parenting, business development, health & life motivation.
Come and experience the next level with individual coaching sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.
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Abundant Faith, 27500 Marquette St,, Canton. $15. R3WomenConference@gmail.com www.r3conference.blog.com [map]
Bonnie Kidd and Shayla Powell, Conductors.
Open auditions for boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16), interested in high quality choral training.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
For an easy, 10-minute appointment please visit us online at www.annarboryouthchorale.org
No preparation is required.
Scholarships are available based on need.
We are proud recipients of a Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc. grant.
Train, Perform, and have fun with us!
Audition Location TBA. Free to audition. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarboryouthchorale.org
Over 150 juried crafters will be present to display ad sell their wares throughout the show. Many items for spring gardens and decor and Easter basket fillers. Also a bake sale and concession will be available. Activities for children will include children's games and crafts, cookie decorating and a visit with Peter Cottontail. Free pictures can be taken with Peter and a caricaturist is also on site from 10 a.m.=2 p.m. Nature's Garden is sponsoring a Fairy Garden class (Cost $17 plus craft show admission) at the Middle School at various times that will highlight faire folklore and allow each participant (age 4-99) to create their own fairy garden. Contact NaturesGC@gmail.com to reserve a space. Facility is completely handicap accessible, free parking on site. Admission $3 per person.
Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline. $3 admission. 734-429-5922. email@example.com www.salineshows.com [map]
Give Kids A Smile: University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Washtenaw District Dental Society.more >
Give Kids A Smile: University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Washtenaw District Dental Society.< less
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the Washtenaw District Dental Society are pleased to participate in Give Kids A Smile Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and rolling appointments will start at 9 AM. Free check-ups, cleanings, limited x-rays, sealants, fillings, and extractions will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 100 patients registered. Children ages 5-14 are welcome and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike for kids age 8 & up and adults. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.
9-11 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Webster Twp. Free; $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
The Chelsea Mothers of Preschoolers will be holding a Mom to Mom sale from 9a-noon. The sale is open to the public and admission is $1 at the door. Strollers welcome.
There will be a large-item room, baked goods and drinks, and sellers organized by table. Items at the sale include clothes and goods for kids up to age twelve, as well as maternity gear, outdoor play gear, strollers, furniture, and a posting board for huge items.
All proceeds to benefit the Chelsea Mothers of Preschoolers, a non-profit Christian organization that exists to encourage, equip, and help women with young children to become the best moms they can be.
Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. $1. 734-475-8119. m2msale@Chelseamops.org http:
Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 26. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, city staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Apr. 5: Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Mitchell Middle school parking lot on Pittsview Dr. just off Lorraine) to help remove garlic mustard, dame's rock, and other invasive, or Dolph Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, parking lot on the east side of Wagner between Liberty & Jackson) to keep trails open by cutting back invasive shrubs.
Apr. 6: Black Pond Woods (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, 1831 Traver Rd.) to help remove garlic mustard and cut back invasive shrubs.
Apr. 12: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the AADL Traverwood Branch parking lot, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) to help improve the trails by removing garlic mustard, trimming back the overgrowth, and spreading wood chips, and Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove garlic mustard, dame's rocket, and other invasive plants.
Apr. 19: Wurster Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the cul-de-sac on Edgewood Pl. off W. Davis between Third St. & Fifth St.) to remove garlic mustard and spread woodchips on the trails. Bring a plastic sled to help with the woodchip hauling.
Apr. 26: Dolph Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, parking lot on the east side of Wagner between Liberty & Jackson) to keep trails open by cutting back invasive shrubs, or Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard) to help plant native shrubs, and Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove garlic mustard and other invasive species.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
Talk by local peace activist Odile Hugonot Haber, who attended a conference on this topic in Haifa last December. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1744, 995-8962. [map]
Fun and Learning Music Studio is providing a free group music lesson once a month on Saturday mornings. It will be approximately 1 hour, starting promptly at 10am. This class is appropriate for 4 1/2 year olds to 7 year olds. One parent must be in attendance for the entire session.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, questions about our curriculum, group and private lessons will be answered! We provide private instruction for piano and voice from age 5 to adult. Group lessons are a general music course with concentration on piano skills.
Please RSVP to reserve a space for you and your child(ren). Email or call email@example.com or call 734-417-1167
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-417-1167. firstname.lastname@example.org www.childrensmusicacademy.org [map]
All moms (and dads) invited for a group discussion. Indoor and outdoor activities for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 22. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($5; kids, $3.50), 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Apr. 5 & 6. Museum staff give family-friendly physics demos.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Apr. 5) & noon-4 p.m. (Apr. 6), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
Spring has sprung! But no, this is not about gardening. This is about rooting our body and mind for a more balanced and stable life. Whether you are an advanced martial artist, sports enthusiast, or just want a more solid and stable connection to the earth, then this skills workshop is for you. No experience is necessary. We will practice standing meditation, qigong movements, a very short Taiji form, and non-competitive two-person exercises derived from Wu and Chen styles of Taijiquan. The workshop is led by Dr. Thomas Ferrari, a Gold Medalist in fixed and moving push hands, with over 20 years of martial arts experience. Dr. Ferrari also teaches physiology at the UM Medical School, and enjoys sharing the science and the spirit of these ancient and powerful Chinese Internal Arts.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. $20. 734-205-7339. email@example.com [map]
Spanish stories and songs geared toward kids ages 6 months to 5 years, accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Manzanitas, 511 Miller. Free. (Park in the church lot off Chapin.) 369-6563. [map]
This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.
Jan. 24 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.): "Chillin' at the Mills." A variety of winter activities, including (weather permitting) cross-country skiing, Klondike racing and dog sledding demos, and more. Afterward, an indoor craft activity and hot chocolate. $3 ($7.50 includes lunch).
Feb. 7 (11 a.m.): "Live! Birds of Prey." Howell Nature Center representatives present a program on birds of prey that includes displays of live hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures.
Apr. 18 (10 a.m.): "Vernal Pond Day." All invited to explore life teeming in one of the short-lived vernal ponds that dries up in the spring heat.
May 10 (9 & 11 a.m.): "Mother's Day Wildflower Walk." A hike to look for spring wildflowers. Also, pancake brunch brunch ($8; kids ages 2-11, $5; kids under 2, free) available at 10 a.m.
June 6 (10 a.m.): "Huron River Ecosystem." Prepare to get wet on a hike along the river to learn about the large and small inhabitants of its ecosystem.
June 7 (10 a.m.): "Amazing Amphibians." Display and discussion of live specimens of frogs, toads, and salamanders, followed by a hike to a pond to look for amphibians heading home from their breeding grounds.
Various times, Hudson Mills activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3) except as noted. Preregistration required. $7 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists use DNA to aid in conservation of species and to find information about evolutionary history. Participants extract DNA from a whole banana. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., and Apr. 7-11 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
The Little Star That Could (Sat. and Apr. 7-11, 12:30 p.m.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.
MarsQuest (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), narrated by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, is about the history of the Red Planet and the reasons for our interest in it.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.
From Earth to the Universe (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining how humans view the night sky and the slow development of our ability to explore the deepest parts of space. Also, a brief review of the current night sky.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Lunch and a fashion show of clothing made by guild members. Also, a sale of fiber arts, jewelry, and more.
11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $30 in advance only. (761) 665-4601. [map]
Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1996 friendships have been made through Eastern Michigan's chapter. For twenty years friendships have been made through University of Michigan's chapter. Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan Best Buddies chapters are teaming up to put on a Friendship Walk in our community. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness about disabilities, promote inclusion, as well as fundraise for the Best Buddies programs in Michigan. There will be a 1 mile walk around Gallup Park, followed by food and refreshments, as well as music, and even live entertainment by some of our buddies.
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. $15.00. 248-974-7847. email@example.com firstgiving.com
If you are worried about climate change and would like to take meaningful action, please come to the first ever meeting of the new Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby! We will listen to a guest speaker via teleconference and then discuss actions we can take. Citizens Climate Lobby is a national nonpartisan organization working to build support for carbon fee and dividend legislation in order to create the incentive to transition away from fossil fuels. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend or if you have questions.
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, 1420 Hill Street. Free. email@example.com http:
Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of Puccini's beloved tale of love and tragedy among a group of starving artists. The tragic love between the frail seamstress Mimi and poet Rudolfo is counterpointed by the stormy relationship between the painter Marcello and the fickle, flirtatious Musetta. Many of grand opera's most famous arias are contained in the score, including "Mi chiamano Mimi," "Che gelida manina," and "Quando m'en vo" (also known as Musetta's Waltz). Performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Stars Anita Hartig and Vittorio Grigolo. The broadcast is reprised on tape Apr. 9 (see listing).
12:55-4:20 p.m. (Apr. 5) & 6:30-9:55 p.m. (Apr. 9), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com
Come and support young actors (ages 8-18) from this area, as they perform Shakespear's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Revisit this old classic with some new twists and experience the joy of the children as they proudly perform what they have worked so hard on. You will not be disappointed.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10 (adults) $6 (children under 12 and seniors). 734-945-0633. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Apr. 4-6. Young local actors perform Shakespeare's comic fantasia, set in an enchanted forest, about a jealous tiff between the king and queen of the fairies, and the more or less unfortunate mortals ensnared in their mischief.
7 p.m. (Apr. 4 & 5) & 1 p.m. (Apr. 5 & 6), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (kids age 11 & under and seniors, $6). www.ypsiyouththeatre.org, 985-1989. [map]
Apr. 5, 6, 26, & 27. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Apr. 5 & 6: "Mighty Motion" offers gravity, inertia, and air resistance experiments, including the chance to see a tray of eggs launched with a broom. Apr. 26 & 27: "Luminosity" features experiments with light, such as making a dill pickle light up.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Adults and youth in grades 5 & up invited to learn to use programming technology to create an animation focused on a particular genre such as comedy, suspense, drama, or horror.
3-5 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Note: Moved from April 12. Dancing to recorded music. No partner needed; beginners welcome. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
The oldest U-M coed a cappella ensemble performs pop songs that include everything from Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait" to Van Morrison's "Moondance" to Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay."
7 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom. Tickets $10 (students, $8). email@example.com. [map]
The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams concludes its home schedule with a match against this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
We're off to see the wizard - A show for the whole family!
Join the Pinckney Players are heading over the rainbow April 5 - 13, 2014
The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
This timeless classic story of Dorothy and her trip to Oz will be brought to life once again on the beautiful Jane Tasch Theatre stage.
The Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theater, 2100 M-36, Pinckney. $14 Adults $12 kids & Seniors. 810-923-7705. Lynnwilde@hotmail.com http:
Talk by local musicologist Jim Leonard. In conjunction with the April 5 performance of Revolver by the Fab Faux (see listing).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Apr. 3-5. Danielle Cohn directs students in Sara Ruhl's 2010 Tony-nominated comedy about Victorian gender roles and female sexuality. A physician finds success when he begins to treat his female patients' "hysteria" with the recently invented vibrator, but when his young wife breaks into his office to try the device for herself, erotic and emotional chaos erupts.
7 p.m. (Apr. 3-5) & 11 p.m. (Apr. 4), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basementarts.org. [map]
EMU theater instructor Meriah Sage directs EMU drama students in Christopher Sergel's 1990 stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a lawyer in a small Depression-era southern town who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids age 12 & under, $7) in advance and at the door. 487-2282. [map]
Clinton Zimmerman directs local dancers in his show that combines aerial arts with butoh, a highly expressionistic, kinetic movement form that evolved in postwar Japan to explore and express the depths and range of human emotion. Cast: Zimmerman, Anna McGarry, Erin Garber-Pearson, and Slava Pallas. Also, performances by the collaborative art duo Upended Teacups, Bird's Eye View Circus performer Garber-Pearson, AuxWerks Dance performer McGarry, and Aerial Arts at Station 515 performer Bouchard.
7:30 p.m., A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State. $10 in advance at a2aviary.com and at the door. 726-0353. [map]
Apr. 3-5. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance MFA candidates Amy Guilmette and William B. McLellan.
8 p.m., U-M Duderstadt Center Video Studio, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus. $7 at the door only. Doors open at 7 p.m. 763-5461. [map]
Peter Baker calls to music by North Carolina band Celador. All dances taught; no partner needed. Wear flat, smooth-sole shoes.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 769-1052. [map]
After establishing himself as a valued sideman to bebop veterans including Johnny Griffin and Junior Cook, the NYC-based pianist Weiss honed his chops as a bandleader and award-winning composer known for his meticulous attention to detail, formal ingenuity, and imaginative development of melodies and rhythms. With bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Sean Dobbins.
8 p.m., 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Apr. 3-5. Ann Arbor debut of this NYC-based award-winning Canadian stand-up comic known for his fresh, funny, driven rants on a wide array of troublesome matters, large and small, that plague the human spirit. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $8 (Thurs.) & $11 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Mar. 26-30 and Apr. 3-6. Local actors present a staged reading of local playwright Tim Henning's new play about the Easter Bunny. Jaded and tired from centuries of producing Easter eggs and suffering from an addiction to exotic greens, he seeks meaning and a new sense of purpose.
8 p.m., (Mar. 26 & Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (seniors & students, $10) in advance at emergentarts.com, & at the door. 985-0875. [map]
Apr. 5 & 6. COG cofounder Tom Petiet directs this veteran local company in his original musical comedy, with music by Offenbach, a hilarious spoof of gender conventions set in a remote kingdom, where a young man, raised as a girl, and a young girl, raised as a boy, meet and fall in love. The work is adapted from Offenbach's opéra bouffe L'Ile de Tulipatan, and the music is also drawn from 8 other Offenbach operettas. This production features fully staged principals, along with dancers and a backup chorus. Stars coloratura soprano Kiersten Birondo, tenor Aaron McCoy-Jacobs, and Hillsdale College adjunct voice professor Cynthian Knight, along with COG veterans Jeffrey Willets and Pat & Tom Petiet.
8 p.m. (Apr. 5) & 2 p.m. (Apr. 6), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $20 (seniors, $17; WCC students, faculty, & staff, free) in advance at comicoperaguild.org and at the door. 973-3264. [map]
Donald Babcock directs this music student ensemble, which is joined by veteran Detroit jazz guitarist Ron English, for a program of Motown tunes. Also, display of articles from the EMU Motown Collection.
8 p.m., EMU Student Center auditorium, 900 Oakwood (off Washtenaw), Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842. [map]
Apr. 3-6 & 10-13. U-M theatre professor Linda Goodrich directs U-M theatre students in Jose Rivera's 1993 Obie-winning magical realist drama about a young Latina woman, working as a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher but still living in the dangerous Bronx neighborhood in which she grew up, who finds herself in the middle of an apocalypse when a rebellion in heaven against a senile God spills over into the streets of NYC. "Rivera's play is angry, fearsome, fantastic, and poetically frenzied, without surrendering either its sanity or its mordant sense of humor," says the Village Voice. For mature audiences only.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Apr. 11), Feb. 27-Apr. 13. See review. Jennifer Graham directs Maggie Meyer & Sebastian Gerstner in David Ives' 2011 Tony-nominated 2-person comic drama about a writer grumbling about the caliber of actresses who have auditioned for his adaptation of Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novel Venus in Furs, when he is waylaid by a latecomer who seems even less promising than her predecessors. But when she convinces him to read through his play with her, she exhibits a strange mastery of the material, and the lines between art and reality gradually dissolve as she engages him in an increasingly serious battle for domination.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Mar. 15 & 29), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Feb. 27), $22 (Feb. 28 and Mar. 2 & 6), and $30 (Mar. 1). Mar. 7 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Mar. 7: $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]
Apr. 5 & 19 (tentative). High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons. See facebook.com
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main (above Elmo's). $12 (students with ID, $8). (313) 808-0358. [map]