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Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 18, 2019






 
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 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown, & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 3 only 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Changing Gender Roles": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Apr. 4-May 9. A series of 6 weekly lectures. Apr. 4: Retired First Unitarian Universalist Congregation minister Kenneth Phifer on "Eve and Her Sisters." Apr. 11: U-M sociology professor Karin Martin on "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Gender Socialization in Early Childhood." Apr. 18: U-M economics professor Frank Stafford on "Changing Gender Economic Roles." Apr. 25: U-M pediatric endocrinology professor Daniel Shumer on "Current Topics in Gender Identity." May 2: EMU philosophy professor Peter Higgins on "Three Hypotheses for Explaining the So-Called Oppression of Men." May 9 (9:30 a.m.): U-M psychology and women's studies professor Abigail Stewart and U-M CRLT Theatre Program director Sara Armstrong on "Advancing Gender Equity: The Impact of Acting on Institutional Change Efforts."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hikes: How a Seed Grows": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Shawn Severance leads a hike for ages 2-4 (with caregiver). Followed by a chance to plant a seed to take home.
County Farm Park Pollinator Garden, 2230 Platt. Preregistration required. 971-6337. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Beginning of Beethoven's Stylistic Changes": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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Former Herzen University (Russia) piano instructor Anthony Bonamici gives a lecture-demo on Beethoven's Grand Sonata.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

"Get Unstuck and Soar into Magnificence Workshop": Women's Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW).

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Learn How Embracing Your Radiant, Sensual, Sexy Spirit Can Transform Your Life!
-Understand and recognize the interplay of one's masculine and feminine energy, and what occurs for women if we become too split off from our feminine energy
● Reclaim one's feminine power, take action from this place, and awaken to new possibilities in your life!
● Begin learning how to clear old, negative subconscious stories that interfere with embracing one's magnificent feminine self.
● Align with your intuition and heart's desires (feminine energy) as guides to embracing one's magnetic, sensual spirit and power.
Mediterrano, 2900 S. State St. $25 if you register by April 11th $30.00 if you register after April 11th $35.00 if you do not register in advance and pay at the door. marketing@wxwbusiness.com https://wxwbusiness.com/events/04_2019-unstuck/ [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

A2/C4: Jewish Community Center 3rd Thursday @ the J.

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This local clarinet quartet performs an eclectic program of classical to contemporary music. With Don Henig, Ralph Katz, Rebecca Pagels, and Carrie Ross.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Radical Adaptation: Japan's Foreign Policy in the Trump Era": U-M Center for Japanese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

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Talk by Keio University (Japan) American politics professor Toshihiro Nakayama.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by local entertainers.

Apr. 4: Chamber music by the U-M Blue Flute Choir.

Apr. 11: U-M Dance students from the first-year touring company.

Apr. 18: Broadway showtunes by San, Emily & Brian, a local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.

Apr. 25: Singer-songwriter Camila Ballario.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor leads a session of this Japanese style of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20; metered parking. Preregistration required by Mar. 7 at a2ikebana@gmail.com. 647-7600. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nia": International Neighbors.

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All area women invited to try this sensory-based movement practice that draws on martial arts and dance. Child care available for kids age 5 & under.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-5723. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Opera Scenes Showcase": U-M School of Music.

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U-M undergrad & grad opera students present staged scenes and duets from Mozart's Cosė fan tutte, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, and Bizet's Carmen.
1 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Recital Hall, 1100 Baits, North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (Apr. 2 only): Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 4; Traverwood Apr. 11, 18, & 25.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"After School Special": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Thurs. All teens invited to learn a new hobby, like knitting, writing, or drawing, or bring an art/craft project to work on.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:45, 6:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Hummingbird Project": State Theatre.

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(Kim Nguyen, 2019). Thriller about 2 high-frequency traders who take on their old boss in a high-stakes fiber-optic cable deal.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Lecture Series.

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Apr. 4 & 18. Talks by visiting scholars.

Apr. 4: Harvard University history of science professor Elizabeth Lunbeck on "Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Authoritarian's Allure: 1939, 2019."

Apr. 18: "The Hoof of Destiny." University of Georgia history professor Jamie Kreiner discusses Western early Medieval thoughts on pigs and their perceived agency.

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4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Treading Hallowed Ground: Mapping Earth's Most Sacred Sites": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps of sacred sites, including Jerusalem, Mecca, and more.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 2nd floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646.


 4:15 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

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(James Kent, 2019). Drama about a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Public": Michigan Theater.

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(Emilio Estevez, 2019). Drama about the political and social fallout that happens when homeless people stage a sit-in as a pretext to stay in a public library overnight during an arctic blast.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 6:50 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

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(Jordan Peele, 2019). Horror film about a family terrorized by doppelgängers.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:25, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

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(Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2019). Drama about a convict whose rehabilitation program involves horse training.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 p.m. 

"Gloria Bell": Michigan Theater.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2019). Shot-for-shot remake of Lelio's 2013 film about a middle-aged divorcee who balances family life with nightclub outings. Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

IMA Monthly Chapter Meeting: Institute of Management Accountants - Ann Arbor Chapter.

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Regional management accountants as well as C-level types meet for food, fellowship, and career enhancement. We are an award winning chapter of 200 accountants, financial managers, controllers and chief financial officers of local companies, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Our chapter is part of a global accounting association. Please feel free to check our website. In Michigan the address is annarbor.imanet.org/home, and the global IMA website is www.imanet.org.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk. $25. 734-222-6681. combsa@ewashtenaw.org annarbor.imanet.org/home [map]



 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Daily, except July 4. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 2:30 p.m., Mon.-Sun., 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Larry Cat in Space (3:30 p.m. daily) is the animated tale of a cat who stows away on a trip to the moon.

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Dynamic Earth (10:30 a.m. Sat.) traces a trail of energy from the Sun through the Earth's atmosphere and into the biosphere.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bird Feeder Cam": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to make a motion-detecting bird-watching camera using a Raspberry Pi (a small, single-board computer), a camera module, and an open source motion detection program. Bring your own Pi and camera module if you want to take a birdcam home.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Amazing Grace": Michigan Theater.

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(Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2019). Documentary about Aretha Franklin's 2-day performance with a Baptist choir in L.A. in 1972.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly series of fun, informative talks on everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Speakers TBA at annarbor.nerdnite.com.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), LIVE, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sarah Arvio: Literati Bookstore.

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This Rome Prize-winning Maryland-based poet, a former U.N. translator, reads from and discusses Poet in Spain, her new collection of translations of Federico García Lorca's poetry. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Oreo Taste Test": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to taste and rate nontraditional Oreo flavors.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Overcoming Anxiety: Practical Techniques": Saline District Library.

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Talk by Ann Arbor psychologist Donald Zaksek.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Pilgrim's Progress": Fathom Events.

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Animated adaptation of John Bunyan's 17th-century Christian allegory.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Race and Class Equity in Washtenaw County: City of Ann Arbor 2019 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M School for Environment and Sustainability professor Tony Reames, City of Ann Arbor Housing Commission executive director Jen Hall, former Michigan state representative and senator Alma Wheeler Smith, and Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development director Teresa Gillotti.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Restoring Animal Habitats in Michigan": Chelsea District Library.

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Waterloo Recreation Area park interpreter Katie McGlashen discusses recent work done to restore habitats for sandhill cranes and eastern wild turkeys.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-8732. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Miller, 2019). Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Andy Beningo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 18-20. Michigan stand-up comic known for his clean observational humor about such matters as Chinese restaurants, life as a college student, and his short-lived stint as a middle school teacher. Precede
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

RC Singers Present: "Let the River Run": U-M Residential College.

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The University of Michigan Residential College Singers is proud to present "Let the River Run," a benefit concert supporting We the People of Detroit, a non-profit fighting for access to clean water. The performance will include a wide range of music, readings, and community singing. Selections of music will include music of Alberto Grau, Chen Yi, Felix Mendelssohn, Frank Ticheli, James MacMillan, Shawn Kirchner, and more. Of special note, a composition by Henry Fellows Moss (a current member of RC Singers) will be performed.
East Quadrangle, Keene Theater, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/62853-15483799.html [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"Brigadoon": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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This local professional theater company performs Lerner and Loewe's enduring 1947 romantic musical, the story of two Americans who stumble upon an enchanted village while hiking in Scotland. The town, Brigadoon, comes to life only one day in every hundred years, and this is a particularly eventful day--a wedding takes place, a disappointed suitor tries to wreak revenge on the whole town, and one of the Americans falls in love before the place vanishes into the mist. The show's many lovely, lilting tunes include "The Heather on the Hill," "It's Almost Like Being in Love," and the title song.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Mad as a Hatter": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Apr. 4-7, 11-13, & 18-20. Joey Albright directs this Southeast Michigan theater company in the world premiere of L.A.-based playwright Michael Alan Herman's play that revolves around Theophilus Carter, a London tailor whose friend, Lewis Carroll, uses him as inspiration for the Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The show explores the burden of nostalgia, the whimsy of madness, and the power of play. Tonight's show includes a talk-back with the playwright.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Apr. 18-21. U-M musical theatre professor Vincent Cardinal directs musical theater students in Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning musical dark comedy, a tale of thwarted love, social injustice, and vengeance about a deranged London barber who kills his customers and has them served up in meat pies. The operatic score ranges from a haunting choral narrative to dazzlingly melodic arias and duets.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $28-$34 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or at smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

Dagoretti Records Presents "Heart of the Ghost"

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Dagoretti Records is proud to present Heart of the Ghost, a fantastic Baltimore based free jazz and improvised music ensemble featuring renowned bassist Luke Stewart, Ian McColm on percussion and Jarrett Gilgore on sax. They will present work from their release on Dagoretti Records, an Ann Arbor via Nairobi based label that features odd and challenging music from around the world. Copies will be available for sale.
Also appearing will be Shells, bringing us ambient guitar explorations and Dr. Pete Larson with Mike List on percussion and Fred Thomas on guitar.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $10. (734) 221-3961. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Jane Siberry: The Ark.

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Canadian art-rock singer-songwriter whose richly textured, adventurously multilayered, highly conceptual, and ethereally lyrical original songs have provoked comparisons to both Joni Mitchell and Laurie Anderson.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration, a depiction of an artist's life through delicate, warm orchestra colors. Also, Jennifer Higdon's rapid and glaring Light and Respighi's vivid Church Windows. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 21-Apr. 21. Carla Milarch directs the world premiere of David Wells' 2-man drama based on the 1972 attempt by the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono because of their political activism. An unlikely and comical friendship unfolds between the ex-Beatle and his lawyer, a preeminent immigration attorney who'd never heard of him. Stars Forrest Hejkal and Phil Powers.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets $22 (kids, $10) in advance at theatrenova.org, or pay what you can at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


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"once removed": U-M Dance Department BFA Thesis Concert.

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Apr. 18-20. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance majors Micky Esteban, Emily Song, Izzi Wayner, and Kiara Williams.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Dance Studio, 1310 North University Ct. $7 at the door. 763-5460. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Gondoliers": U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

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Apr. 18-21. This accomplished town-and-gown company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's 1889 comic operetta about 2 handsome gondoliers whose romances with Venetian peasant girls are interrupted when a misunderstanding makes them kings for a day. Accidental bigamy, an arranged royal marriage, and switched-at-birth babies add twists to the lighthearted satire.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 North University. Tickets $22 & $25 (seniors, $20 & $22; students, $10 & $12) in advance at umgass.org and at the door; $5 student rush tickets at the door only. umgassexec@umich.edu, 647-8436. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: American Spirits

Bowling Green emo-rock quartet. Openers, the Temperance (MI) pop-punk quartet Silver Age, the Detroit postpunk indie pop-rock quintet You Rest, You Joy Life, and the Brighton indie pop-rock band Convenient, Trash. $10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Pete Siers New Orleans Trio

Vintage New Orleans-style jazz by an ensemble led by local drummer Siers. [venue info]

Circ Bar: "Dance Party."

With different DJs TBA each week. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Elks Lodge: Hip-Hop Open Mike

All hip-hop artists invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Photo: Mark Bialek. [venue info]

Mash: Weekend Comeback

Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Live Jazz."

With U-M music student ensembles TBA. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis. [venue info]

 
 


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