Mar. 19-21. U-M acting student Alex Lee directs livestreamed performances of fellow students in Katie Capiello's 2013 drama about a 16-year-old NYC woman who's sexually assaulted by 3 friends. Followed by a discussion led by Bunker Hill Community College communications professor Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson and Meg McInerney, a cofounder of the All-Girl Theater Company that originally produced the play.
On-demand viewing starts at 7 p.m. March 19, online at facebook.com
"Playing with Fire: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.more >
"Playing with Fire: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.< less
Mar. 12-21. Oscar Award-winning director Allan Miller directs a documentary on acclaimed conductor-harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, founder of the Cleveland Baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire that's been praised for its "vibrant, life-affirming approach to the remaking of early music," by a BBC Music Magazine reviewer. The film shows Sorrell working and teaching at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music festivals, including rehearsals with Apollo's Fire and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 12 through Mar. 21, online at ums.org
Talk by Tennessee-based textile artist Margarita Korioth, followed by a Q&A. Also, show and tell (have your quilting projects with you). The program begins with a brief business meeting.
For URL see gaaqg.com
Students of this school give 15-minute walk-in massages. Hot chai, cookies, and other samples. Masks required.
AASM, 3684 W. Liberty. Free. 769-7794. [map]
German horticulturalist Jennifer Wainwright-Klein discusses plants at high elevations, including the Schachen Alpine Garden in the Bavarian Alps and the Drakensberg escarpment in Lesotho and South Africa.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 7-11 to earn how to identify trees in winter and learn about their importance to people and wildlife. Social distancing and face coverings required.
10-11:30 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp. Limited To 10 participants; to preregister see parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration #831004). Free. $3 vehicle entrance fee. 971-6337, ext. 330. [map]
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]
U-M research scientists in a range of fields from astronomy and zoology to psychology and chemistry give short slide-illustrated presentations to all age 5 & up.
For URL see ummnh.org. Free. 764-0480.
Prerecorded talk by Ecology Center staffers on appropriate ways to dispose of product packaging. Followed by a demo on how to make a reusable cloth bag using an old T-shirt.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Ecology Center of Ann Arbor"). Free. mmunro@EcoCenter.org.
Ages 2 - 5 years & Adult. Join Naturalist Chris Colaner in an innovative class entirely outside in Eberwhite Woods! We explore a new STEAM concept in each workshop while enjoying the wintry natural wonders of the woods. Each class is loosely guided by a science theme and/or activity, and includes exploration, free-play, art and music. Register for one or all three. Class meets rain, snow or shine so dress for the weather and bring a change of clothing just in case! Meet at the entrance of Eberwhite Woods next to the west parking lot of Eberwhite School, 800 Soule, 48103. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up dates are listed below. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Chris Colaner. Scholarship recipients pay $5.
Eberwhite Woods, 800 Soule. $19. 734 994 2300 X 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
PCAP curators lead a tour of the 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, showcasing works in various media from artists currently serving sentences in state correctional facilities.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch
Mar. 20 & 21. Thirtysix-hour virtual video game event, with several tournaments. A benefit for Gamers Outreach, a charity that creates portable video game carts for kids at children's hospitals.
For URLs, price, and other updates, see GamersForGiving.org.
Mar. 20-22. Video of a St. Andrew's Players production, directed by Norm Richert, of Charles Aidman's stage adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters's 1915 collection of poetic epitaphs of the fictional citizens of a small midwestern town that take the form of postmortem monologues. Cast: Danielle Augsburger, Eric Braun, Rachel Baird, Sarah Inwood, Pelham Barron, Nathan Sten, Sally Boelter, & Chris Watson.
On demand anytime Mar. 20-22, for URL and tickets ($3-$50 donation) see onthestage.com
(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
WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike adults & youth 12 & up to observe to observe the myriad forms of new life emerging at the equinox. Please bring a pen or pencil & a notebook or journal to jot down your observations & reflections. Social distancing and face coverings required.
1-3 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp. Limited To 10 participants per session; preregister via email to email@example.com. Free. 971-6337, ext. 330. [map]
Mar. 19 & 21. Claire Federhofer directs Huron High students in a virtual production of Billy St. John's 1998 Clue-like interactive murder-mystery comedy concerning the death of a tyrannical billionaire and a group of rejected heirs each with the motive and means to kill. At intermission, audience members vote to identify the murderer and determine the course of the 2nd act. Post-performance actor meet & greet.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), for URL see HuronHS.BookTIX.com for tickets ($6 per household/device). firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Annual First Steps KidFest with Joe Reilly is virtual this year and still interactive and joyous!
Join us at this year's pay-what-you-can FREE concert on Saturday, March 20 at 4:00pm on Zoom. All donations support scholarships so more families can participate with First Steps. This presentation is sponsored by the First Steps PTO.
Register at https:
Virtual Concert. Free. Online. Donation. 7347172442. email@example.com https:
(Dominic Cooke, 2021). Historical drama about a covert partnership between a CIA operative and a Soviet officer, trying to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Merab Ninidze.
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
7-course sit-down dinner with 2 sets (7 & 8:30 p.m.) of soulful jazz & blues by an ensemble led veteran Toledo vocalist Ramona Collins and pianist Cliff Monear. With bassist Noick Colabdro and drummer David Alvarez III. Limited seating.
6-11 p.m., Blue Llama, 314 S. Main. $125 in advance at bluellamaclub.com
Mar. 19 & 20. Michigan stand-up comic known for his observational humor about everyday life. Masks required, except when eating or drinking. Preceded by 2 opening acts.
212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]
Rescheduled from January 9. Sultry-voiced Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Her annual birthday shows have amassed a strong following. Jack's 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
The National Arab Orchestra and Lebanese singer Abeer Nehme perform traditional classical canon of Arab music as well as newly arranged original works by contemporary Arab composers
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $12-$42. 734-764-2538. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
This veteran folk-rock singer-songwriter, best known for 2 songs Bonnie Raitt has made her own, "I Feel the Same" and "Love You like a Man," is also a wonderfully lyrical and expressive guitarist (Raitt calls him "my Eric Clapton") and an intense, enrapturing singer whose voice ranges from growling undertones to a keening falsetto. On Mar. 13, Smither performs his 2006 CD Leave the Light On in its entirety. On Mar. 20, he presents a master class on songwriting in the form of a conversation with Peter Mulvey. On Mar. 27, Smither performs a set of original and traditional blues. Livestreamed from the Parlor Room in Northhampton (MA).
8;30 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 per night, $50 for all 3 shows)), see theark.org
Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop
Livestreamed performance at facebook.com
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