U-M opera lecturer Abbigail Cote directs U-M students in the acclaimed NYC-based composer Missy Mazzoli and her librettist Royce Vavrek's atmospheric 2018 chamber opera based on Karen Russell's short story. It's about an American family struggling to meet the overwhelming challenges of homesteading during the westward movement of settlers in the late 19th-century. A small chamber orchestra conducted by U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson accompanies. Prerecorded in November in the Power Center.
Online at YouTube.com (search "umich smtd"), available until Jan. 16, 2021. Free.
"Celebrating and Engaging with Nature this Winter": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Olli@Home.more >
"Celebrating and Engaging with Nature this Winter": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Olli@Home.< less
Jan. 4 & 18. Two talks on how to connect with nature. Jan. 4: GIVE 365 recreation supervisor Erika Pratt and Bivouac co-owner AJ Davidson on the opportunities, benefits of, and apparel for outdoor recreation. Jan. 18: Downtown Home and Garden owner Kelly Vore on entry-level birding.
For online URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $10 per talk and $90 for 10 Ollli@Home series. $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.
Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at Facebook.com
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]
Locals TBA share inspiring quotes, music and other reflections on the theme of "Newness."
For online URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & iconic literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in a virtual staged reading of Act 4 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. The final act 5 will premiere February 12.
Online at a2cet.org; the performance will be available through the academic school year. Free. 994-2025.
Starting Monday, January 4, Northfield Township Area Library will be having their very first snowman competition. Take a picture of your snowman and send it in an e-mail along with your snowman's name and contact info to email@example.com.
You will then be entered into a raffle; winners will be announced on February 26. If you build your snowman in the Library yard, you will be entered into the raffle with 5 raffle entries. For more fun library events, visit ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntal.org
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