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
Jan. 8-9. Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason's recent album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar's Cello Concerto. In this program, 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. Post-performance interview with the artists' parents, Stuart and Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason.
Available online anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, online at ums.org
Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for fun stories, silly songs, and age appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Register for your Little Listener craft at www.ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntal.org
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. Sept. 16-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Apple cannon & paintball shooting gallery available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $20; weekday admission: $15; kids age 2 & under, free. 390-9211. [map]
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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]
A 30-minute livestream program of family-friendly spookiness and fun with performances by Wild Swan favorites Sandy Ryder, Hilary Cohen, Meghan VanArsdalen, Hannah Schweitzer, and LeAnn Brunner. The program includes an adaptation of "Bumps," a story from Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home that has Owl wondering about the odd bumps at the end of his bed at night, along with the the poem "The Spider and the Fly" and Linda Williams' classic story "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything."
After the live performance, the show can be viewed any time on the Wild Swan Facebook page.
7 p.m., facebook.com
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org
Double bill readings by WSU creative writing professor Donovan Hohn, author of the 2012 nonfiction book Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and local novelist Natalie Bakopoulos, who explores vulnerability, desire, and bittersweet truths in her new book Scorpionfish. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
For meeting URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free.
All invited to discuss poetry. Bring something you wrote or something you love; musical instruments & visual art welcome. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises.
8-10 p.m., for location (meetings alternate between in-person and online) email email@example.com. OnePausePoetry.org. [map]
Blind Pig: Red Not Chili Peppers.
Veteran Red Hot Chili Peppers band from L.A. $12-$15.
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