Online screening of Mariam Ghani's 2019 documentary, which features newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's Communist era (1978-1991).
Online anytime between Oct. 7-Nov. 3 at aafilmfest.org
Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, British cellist Sheku was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has since performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018. His recent album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar's Cello Concerto. He is joined by his older sister, pianist Isata, in Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Major and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G Minor. Also, Oct. 25 only, the performance is followed by a livestream chat with both artists.
Available online anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, online at ums.org
More than 20 new releases to watch from your home. Movie rental and purchases directly support the Michigan Theater Foundation and staff. For full schedule, see www.MichTheater.org
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org
Virtual Weekend Workshop to End Corruption in Politics: September 25-27
Wolf-PAC, a national, non-partisan organization working to end corruption in our federal government, will host its 4th annual Warrior Workshop from September 25 to September 27. Join others from around the nation as they learn to strengthen their activism skills in the fight to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.
Presenters will include Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, as well as Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, hosts of The Hill's Rising. The agenda also features many other leaders working in the pursuit of campaign finance reform.
Registration is just $10 for a whole weekend of virtual learning, panel discussions, roundtables and games! For more details and to register for this important event, go to www.wolf-pac.com
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EMU English professor Martin Shichtman discusses how symbols used in the medieval period resurfaced in the Nazi era and in the contemporary political environment to serve as propaganda for various movements.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.
Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
Oct. 6: U-M sociology professor Xiaohong Xu on "The Great Separation: How the Cultural Revolution Has Shaped Contemporary China and Its Relationship to Global Capitalism."
Oct. 13: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies postdoctoral fellow Jundai Liu on "Civic Solidarity: Sustaining Contention and Building Democratic Institutions in Contemporary Village China."
Oct. 20: Reed College anthropology professor Charlene Makley on "Oral History and Fugitive (Non)presence: The Afterlives of the Tenth Panchen Lama in China's Tibet."
Oct. 27: UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe on "Monumental Friendship: Chinese Ceramics in the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art."
Noon, for online meeting URL see ii.umich.edu
Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.
The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com
All invited to join members of this local ensemble to read a part in H.G. Wells's sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds. Followed by a discussion on the Brass Tackian principles of clarity, universality, entertainment, and the essential elements of theater. Listeners welcome.
For meeting URL email TheBrassTacksEnsemble@gmail.com by 5 p.m. the day of the event. Free. Facebook.com
Reading by this local poet, an Albion College English professor whose debut collection, Horse Dance Underwater, suspends its thought between lyric and narrative, humans and animals, Latin America and the U.S., and desire and the difficulty of its fulfillment. Preceded by an open mic.
For online meeting URL preregister at Facebook.com
Local band led by Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter Jones, who combines darkly playful instrumentation with brutally honest lyricism.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org
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