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.
Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Talk by African-American Historical and Cultural Museum of Washtenaw County board member Bev Willis.
Online at us02web.zoom.us
Local drummer Pete Siers and WEMU's former Groove Yard host George Klein discuss topics related to jazz and perform a program TBA. Live from KCH
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
Zingerman's and Bløm's staffers sample and discuss several chocolates that go well with mead.
For online URL preregister at zcob.me
Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Facebook.com
This Chicago-based historical fiction writer discusses her new novel, The Children's Blizzard, with best-selling novelist (and U-M grad) Paula McLain. Benjamin's book is based on the little-known story of a freak snowstorm that swept the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of immigrant homesteaders.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com
All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
For online URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.
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