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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art

From standup to improv, and everything in between, comedy is flourishing in the auditoriums and clubs of Ann Arbor. And with the U-M's new Media Union, a growing number of multimedia performances are appearing on The Calendar.





 
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Tuesday


December 2013
 8 p.m. 

"Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus Tour": Live Nation.

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Live stage show version of this popular Canadian mock TV reality show about the misadventures of a group of Nova Scotia trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $39.50-$55 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, $42-$57.50 at the door. To charge by phone, call (866) 448-7849. [map]
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Thursday


December 2013
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Performance Happening Holiday Party": U-M School of Art & Design/The Yellow Barn.

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U-M BFA students present avant-garde dance and theater performances inspired by artists such as Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Gertrude Stein, and Marcel Duchamp.
7-9 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Tim Homayoon: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 12-14. Versatile, energetic comic whose storytelling features clever premises, wild characters, and physical comedy. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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Friday


December 2013
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Tim Homayoon: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 12-14. Versatile, energetic comic whose storytelling features clever premises, wild characters, and physical comedy. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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Saturday


December 2013
 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Tim Homayoon: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 12-14. Versatile, energetic comic whose storytelling features clever premises, wild characters, and physical comedy. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": Dreamland Theater.

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Oct. 19 & 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 30. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents Dreamland owner Naia Venturi's adaptation, with both Venturi's marionettes and Patrick Elkins' shadow puppets, of Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy about a jealous tiff between the king and queen of the fairies, and the mortals snared in their mischief. With a score by Andrew Bruce Mitchell II. This project was initiated when the Dreamland puppets were used in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P.: The Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, a nominee for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti. $10 at the door only. 657-2337. [map]
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