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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 27, 2020






 
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 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Les Caractères de la Danse": Les Délices (Academy of Early Music).

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Daily in Nov. Founded by Handel & Haydn Society (Boston) baroque oboist Debra Nagy, this acclaimed Cleveland-based quartet is known for programs the New York Times calls "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." Tonight's prerecorded program of French Baroque music written for dancing includes Rebel's Les Caractères de la Danse, a scene from Rameau's Pigmalion, solo suites for oboe and viol by Philidor and Marais, and the earthy, rollicking dances of Boismortier's Ballets de Village.
Available online anytime from 7 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Tempest: Act 1": Community High School Ensemble Theatre.

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Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & beloved literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in a virtual staged reading of Act 1 of Shakespeare's visionary romance about a magical island ruled by an enigmatic sorcerer and her beautiful daughter. The Tempest is filled with verse and song and it contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
Online at a2cet.org. Free. 994-2025.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Village of Women": U-M Center for Armenian Studies.

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(Tamara Stepanyan, 2019). Documentary about the work and leisure of the people of an Armenian village, where the majority of the adult men leave their homes to go work in Russia for 8 or 9 months of the year. Armenian, subtitles.
For online streaming, preregister by Nov. 27 at myumi.ch/0W1oY. ArmenianStudies@umich.edu. Free.


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Every Wed-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Sat. through Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 jury-selected area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large painting, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, artist trunk shows every Fri. & Sat.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Thurs. in Dec), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. in Dec.), & 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Sat. in Dec.). Free admission. 662.3382, Elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 5 p.m.  Online 

Rufus Wainwright: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27. The son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, this acclaimed young singer-songwriter specializes in lush, piano-based neocabaret pop ballads that he sings in what Rolling Stone calls "a rough-silk voice [that] sounds like a worn, inebriated diva sweeping down a staircase." These concerts are part of a series of 18 weekly shows from his Laurel Canyon home in which Wainwright performs his entire studio discography in chronological order.
5 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 in advance, $25 day of show), see bit.ly/RW_TheArk.


 7:30 p.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

:The Sounds of Democracy": Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Septet (University Musical Society).

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Nov. 27-29. Celebrated trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis, arguably the biggest name in contemporary jazz, performs his own works with this polished chamber ensemble. The son of the great New Orleans jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis (and brother of saxophonist Branford Marsalis), Marsalis swiftly blazed his own trail as a performer and composer, earning acclaim for his crisp, crackling notes and a full, pure tone. He's also an eclectic composer who builds on the work of the jazz masters and experiments with a wide variety of styles.
Anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


 8 p.m.  Online 

Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Livestreamed rare solo performance, from the Wolf Trap in Vienna (VA), by this delightful veteran singer-songwriter brings a beautifully expressive voice, intelligent lyrics, and a subtle sense of humor to her performances, which are as much fun to watch as to hear. Carpenter's penchant for sentimental ballads ("Not Too Much to Ask") gets her categorized as a country singer, but her range encompasses everything from exuberant dance numbers ("Down at the Twist and Shout") to bluesy funk ("Read My Lips") to haunting ballads ("Only a Dream"). She's especially adept at expressing the joy, pain, and maddening frustration of love, whether in the cheeky, upbeat "Shut Up and Kiss Me" or the ruefully defiant "The Last Word." The repertoire for tonight's show spans the length of Carpenter's career.
8 p.m., for tickets ($20) and livestream URL, go to https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/nov/27/mary-chapin-carpenter-one-night-lonely-live-wolf-trap. 761-1451.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Matt Watroba: The Ark Family Room Series.

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WKAR-FM (MSU) radio host Watroba sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar. His latest CD is The Far Si: The Si Kahn Funny Song Sing-along Song Book.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free. 761-1451.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Canceled: Sal Demilio: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 27 & 28. Detroit actor-comic who blends observational humor with self-deprecating commentary about family relationships, cars, technology and more. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance at etix.com, $17 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: "Jazz After Dark"

Every Fri. & Sat. Jazz originals and standards by a trio (Fri.) or quartet (Sat.) led by veteran local bassist Rob Crozier. On the outdoor terrace. 9-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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