Mar. 26-Apr. 5. This Detroit-based orchestra, co-founded by conductor & music director Michael Ibrahim in 2009 as a U-M student ensemble, performs a program prerecorded in Saudia Arabia last year featuring the music of two 20th-century Egyptian singers hugely popular in the Arab World, Asmahan and Umm Kulthum. With Syrian singer Lubana Al Quntar, a descendent of Asmahan, and Egyptian singer Mai Farouk.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 26 through Apr. 5. Online at ums.org
Mar. 28-Apr. 6. A week of family-oriented activities showcasing ancient recipes, sports, and medicine.
Various times, online at lsa.umich.edu
Apr. 5 & 19. Virtual activities to do at home.
Apr. 5: York Food & Wine co-founder Tommy York samples and discusses various artisan wines and cheeses. Samples available to purchase for curbside pick up.
Apr. 19: Local husband-and-wife artists & activists Nick and Yen Azarro discuss Ypsi Fidelity, the student performance art group they founded.
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
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]
This Houston-based Palestinian American poet (and internal medicine practitioner) is joined by California poet Jessica Abughattas to discuss Teathered to Stars, his new collection that shifts deftly between the small-the interior space of a lung-and the large-the cosmos.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.
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