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
New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of March schedule online at MichTheater.org
"Atlantis" (Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2020). Dystopian post-apocalyptic film. Ukranian, subtitles.
"Leona" (Isaac Cherem, 2018). A young Jewish Mexican woman falls in love against her family's wishes with someone who's not Jewish. Spanish, subtitles.
"Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words" (Freida Lee Mock, 2021). Documentary featuring Ginsburg's interviews and talks about her career.
"17 Blocks" (Davy Rothbart, 2020). Two decades of footage of a close-knit family living 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol in one of America's most dangerous neighborhoods.
"The Fan Connection" (Mary Wall, 2019). Residents in the economically depressed town of Buffalo find communal hope during the Sabres hockey season.
Starts Mar. 5: "Stray" (Elizabeth Lo, 2021). Lo follows 3 stray dogs on the streets of Turkey, which has a no-kill, no-capture dog policy.
Starts Mar. 26: "Her Name Is Chef" (Peter Ferriero 2021). Documentary about changing gender roles in the restaurant industry told through the stories of 6 women chefs. Also, at 7 p.m. on Mar. 29 only (to register, see www.michtheater.org
$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org
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, snow, 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]
Presentation via Zoom by veteran local naturalist Faye Stoner that features discussion of things to notice to help with bird identification and the times of year that various birds can be seen in your backyard and nearby natural areas, along with chance to listen to some bird songs and calls. Appropriate for adults and kids ages 7 & up.
10-11 a.m., for URL see https:
One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country featuring off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Today is the season closer. Awards. Only one guest spectator per racer. Masks required and social distancing enforced.
Racing starts at 10 a.m. (speedway opens at 8 a.m.), and goes until everyone is done. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Free admission. $15 to race (additional entries, $10). Facebook.com
Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 27 & 28. A park naturalist discusses the history of maple sugaring and leads a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. To-go pancake and sausage breakfast ($6 per person; family of four, $26) available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, take home a craft-kit TBA. Masks required.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6 (kids 1 & under, free). Preregistration required by 4 p.m. the day of event. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine": The Purple Rose Theatre Company/Chelsea District Library.more >
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Virtual reading of the premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's latest Sherlock Holmes drama. It's about the disappearance of new inventions by influential electrical engineers Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Panel discussion on Covid-19 vaccines for underserved African American communities with Ypsilanti mayor Louis Richardson, state representatives Yousef Rabhi and Felicia Brabec, and New Beginnings Community Church of Ypsilanti Reverend Jeff Harold. Preceded at 9:30 by general meeting updates.
10:30 a.m.-noon or so, for livestream URL see WashtenawDems.org
Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby is the local chapter of a national organization advocating for federal legislation to tackle climate change. Would you like to know more about our work and how you can get involved? Join our casual drop-in session to meet a few members of our chapter, learn about our group, and ask questions. All are welcome and able to contribute to our efforts - you don't need to be an expert! Sign up here:https:
Zoom virtual platform. Free. Online. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
All invited to learn how to help with the city's upcoming annual survey of local salamander (noon) and frog & toad (2:30 p.m.) populations.
Various times, for URL preregister by Mar. 3. Free. email@example.com, 794-6627.
(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
Mar. 6, 13, 21, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Mar. 6: Oakwoods Nature Area.
Mar. 13: Onder Nature Area.
Mar. 21: Lakewood Nature Area.
Mar. 27: Hansen Nature Area.
Various locations; specific meeting spots identified after preregistration (required) at Secure.Rec1.com
(Philippe Falardeau, 2021). Drama about an aspiring writer whose main task at her new job is to process J.D. Salinger's voluminous fan mail.
Various times, State Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. Seating limited; advance tickets strongly recommended at statetheatrea2.org
Group members discuss the Argus Argoflex Forty film camera (1950-54), so bring yours to show if you have one. Preceded by a Virginia-based ACG member on his lens collection and followed by an auction of cameras and camera accessories.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
CommUNITY Arts & Wellness Festival is a 3-day, FREE online festival offering music, live painting, dance, writing/spoken word workshops, and yoga/wellness sessions from a roster of 15+ female-identifying artists. We aim to unite the community through art, amplify voices that have been historically silenced or marginalized, and celebrate International Women's Day 2021!
Online/Livestream. Free. Online. Free! Donations to individual artists encouraged at each event.. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Mar. 6 & 8. Two talks by visiting artists.
Mar. 6: London sewer & knitter Kaffe Fassett, the first textile artist to have a solo exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, on "Glorious Color."
Mar. 8: Maine-based writer Linda Cortright on "The Wild and Changing World of Natural Fibers from Alaska to Afghanistan." Cortright opened the first-and only-cashmere spinning and weaving center in the High Himalayas, which provides employment to more than 130 semi-nomadic women.
For URL preregister at AnnArborFiberArts.org. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com.
Mar. 5 & 6. Area comic and Funny or Die contributing writer known for his blend of observational, political, and everyday humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]
Shaka King's 2021 biopic about an FBI informant who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party in order to keep tabs on its charismatic leader, Freed Hampton.
7:15 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). Seating limited; advance tickets recommended at michtheater.org
Twin brothers Randy and Jason Sklar, an L.A.-based stand-up comedy team of U-M grads, host this livestreamed roast of nationally known local sportswriter Bacon. With renowned insult comic Jeff Ross, former U-M football star Jamie Morris, WTKA Michigan Insider hosts Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub, mgoblog staffers Brian Cook and Seth Fisher, and local stand-up comic Zach Martina.
8:30 p.m., for URL and tickets ($10-$50) see eventbrite.com
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