Feb. 26-Mar. 7. Wendy Sielaff directs a prerecorded program of monologues on the theme "Celebration." With Alisa Mutchler Bauer, Angelica Del Pilar, Christine Homan, Andrew Jentzen, Thom Johnson, Johnny Linn, and Patti Smith.
Available all day, online at a2ct.org. Tickets $10.
Mar. 1-12. Reprise of the January premiere of award-winning NYC playwright James Anthony Tyler's drama directed by Wesleyan University film professor Joe Cacaci. It's about a coolly intellectual college professor who moves his ailing but independent blue-collar father into his Harlem penthouse. This play explores the personal trauma of a family's history, as father and son try to rectify old wounds enabled by a racist world. Stars Wendell Pierce and Charlie Robinson. Prerecorded in November without an audience at the Jam Handy event venue in Detroit.
Online at ums.org
"Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It": U-M Institute for Social Research/Literati Bookstore.more >
"Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It": U-M Institute for Social Research/Literati Bookstore.< less
U-M professors Ethan Kross (psychology) and Dave Mayer (management and organizations) discuss Kross's new book.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donation welcome. 585-5567.
(Mercedes Gaviria, 2020). Documentary about the director's mixed feelings of admiration and reproach as she questioned the place of women in the film world and more while working on her father's new film. Spanish, subtitles. On Mar. 25, 4-6 p.m., a Q&A with Gaviria, NYU arts professor Juana Suárez, and U-M Spanish and Latin America studies professor Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola.
For URL, preregister at myumi.ch
"Caravans, Cultures, and Chinggis -- Khan along the Silk Route": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
"Caravans, Cultures, and Chinggis -- Khan along the Silk Route": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
This Study Group will be online.
The Silk Route is a collection of pathways that, together, link China to Vienna, Istanbul, Baghdad, and India across the Inner Asian steppe and desert. During our meetings participants will discuss the Silk Route as a cultural conduit, on the one hand, as the source of empire and technologies, on the other, and look at specific examples of cultural dissemination. The Silk Route has provided some of the most engaging and best written volumes of travel literature.
There will be no required readings, but students may enjoy Owen Lattimore's The Desert Road to Turkestan, from 1928, or the Franciscan William of Rubruck's account of his journey to Karakorum in 1255.
This study group led by Rudi Lindner will meet for five Wednesdays beginning March 3.
Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
virtual event. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org
WNYC radio producer and The Guardian opinion writer Rebecca Carroll discusses her brand-new memoir with U-M Ford School writing instructor Beth Chimera.
Online at bit.ly
"The News from Poetry: In An Era of False Facts and True Fallacies, What's to Be Found in Art?": U-M Residential College.more >
"The News from Poetry: In An Era of False Facts and True Fallacies, What's to Be Found in Art?": U-M Residential College.< less
Talk by award-winning writer and U-M English professor Laura Kasischke, an RC alumna. Followed by an online reception.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.
Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.
Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.
Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.
Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org
Double bill. Edwards is a veteran local country singer-songwriter whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown, and Held is a a Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter with a distinctively soulful vocal style.
7 p.m. Online at Facebook.com
Every Wed. (except Mar. 17), Feb. 10-Mar. 31. A series of livestreamed talks exploring contemporary and historical intersections between public health and structural racism, both in Detroit and throughout the U.S. Speakers TBA.
-Mar. 3: "Policing Public Health: Cops, Robber Barons, and Protest."
-Mar. 10: "The Violence of Poverty: Economic Inequality and Public Health."
-Mar. 24:. "Housing nd the Right to Live."
-Mar. 31: "Towards a People's Democracy."
7-8:30 p.m., for URL see youtube.com
This acclaimed Michigan poet discusses her new collection, frank: sonnets, with Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts. Seuss tackles matters ranging from addiction and farm animals to Jesus and poverty. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, pavilion in the backyard, 8635 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]
A Lake City native known for his clever, funny, and candidly insightful folk-, rock-, and jazz-based songs about his life, Bernard founded Earthwork Music, a collective of musicians who focus their work on environmental advocacy, social justice, and community building.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
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