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
Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message email@example.com for Zoom link.
Now Online!, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. firstname.lastname@example.org www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com
Every Tues, except Mar. 23. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
Mar. 2: U-M LRCCS postdoc Sheng Zou on "Propaganda as Viral Stunts: How Party Press in China Navigates Between Tradition and Innovation."
Mar. 9: U-M art history lecturer Bryan Miller on "Cultural Mediations in the Great Wall Frontier: The Southern Xiongnu in Northern China."
Mar. 16: Vassar College history professor Wayne Soon on "Global Medicine in Chinese East Asia, 1937-1970."
Mar. 30: U-M dance professor Fangfei Miao on "Dancing Productive Missteps: The American Dance Festival at China's Reform Era."
For URL see events.umich.edu
Mar. 28-Apr. 6. A week of family-oriented activities showcasing ancient recipes, sports, and medicine.
Various times, online at lsa.umich.edu
"Varieties of Populists: Paths to Power and Implications for Regime Stability": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.more >
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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
Georgetown University African American and performing arts professor Soyica Diggs Colbert discusses how she applies performance studies to social activism.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch
U-M grad Beth Lane discusses her forthcoming documentary about the Catholic farming couple who hid her now 81-year-old mother and her 6 siblings from the Nazis, 1943-45, in a laundry hut in the couple's orchard outside of Berlin.
7-8 p.m., for URL preregister at https:
"In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.more >
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Trinity College (Hartford) American studies professor and social activist Davarian L. Baldwin discusses his new book with U-M art professor Nick Tobier. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
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