New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of April schedule online at MichTheater.org
"Made in Bangladesh" (Rubaiyat Hossain, 2019). Documentary about textile workers fighting for employee rights.
"Martha: A Picture Story" (Selina Miles, 2020). Documentary about the celebrated American photojournalist Martha Cooper, best known for her 1970s & 80s graffiti and street images.
"Collective" (Alexander Nanau, 2020). Documentary about a small group of journalists and activists investigating political corruption in Romania.
"Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" (Mika Kaurismäki, 2011). Documentarty about the late South African singer and crusader against apartheid.
"Her Name is Chef" (Peter Ferriero, 2020). Documentary about changing gender roles in the restaurant industry told through the stories of 6 women chefs.
Online at MichTheater.org
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
(Won-sub Choi, 2020). Disenchanted by his life, a hitman at the top of his field fakes his death and becomes a webtoon artist. Available for on-demand viewing 72 hours after you start watching. Korean, subtitles.
For URL, make a customer account at bit.ly
(Elizabeth Lo, 2021). Online viewing of this documentary about 3 stray dogs on the streets of Turkey, which has a no-kill, no-capture dog policy.
For access (8 a.m.-8 p.m.), email email@example.com with the subject "Request to watch Stray." Free. 647-4343.
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]
Apr. 1-16. Video installation, by the Institute's 2021 Efroymson Emerging Artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz, in a space constructed to evoke a shimmering bedroom disco and exploring various modes of self-assertion of bodily autonomy by people of Southwest Asian & North African origin in defiance of the experience of being surveilled, scrutinized, and censored.
Gallery window at 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518.
"Increasing Voter Turnout in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.more >
"Increasing Voter Turnout in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.< less
Panel discussion featuring state representative Yousef Rabhi, state representative Felicia Brabec's constituent services director Morgan Foreman, Washtenaw County Board of Public Works chair Jim Dries, Washtenaw County Democratic Party precinct organizing vice chair Theresa Reid, and West Willow community advocate Alex Thomas. Also, congresswoman Debbie Dingell gives an update on national responses to Covid-19 and Washtenaw County Commissioner Jason Morgan discusses recent initiatives from his office.
For livestream URL see WashtenawDems.org
Two days of talks via Zoom by visiting scholars on varieties of religious expression in Pakistan.
For URLs and detailed schedule see ii.umich.edu
Popular series of talks by U-M faculty, aimed at general audiences. Today, talks by 2 applied physics grad students, Ariana Bueno on "Instruments to Study Rocket Plume Surface Interactions (PSI) on the Lunar Surface" and Ryan Hubbard on "Histotripsy: Crushing Cancer Cells with Acoustic Cavitation." These prerecorded talks are followed by a live Q&A.
For URL see SaturdayMorningPhysics.org. Free. 763-2588, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Writing About Young Stalin for 30 Years: Why Bother?": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.more >
"Writing About Young Stalin for 30 Years: Why Bother?": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.< less
Mar. 28-Apr. 6. A week of family-oriented activities showcasing ancient recipes, sports, and medicine.
Various times, online at lsa.umich.edu
Apr. 1-8. Demos for all grade 4 & up of illuminated crafts using glowsticks, assorted lights, old plastic bottles and containers, and paper. Including light up wigs (Apr. 1) and flower crowns (Apr. 2), "jug glow bug" (Apr. 3), "glow bowling" (Apr. 4), paper lanterns (Apr. 5), shadow puppets (Apr. 6), "stained glass creations" (Apr. 7), and light bike decorations (Apr. 8).
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including Tulip the kangaroo, dingoes, blue tongued skink, and a bearded dragon. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including an albino alligator, and binturongs. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]
Darnell Ishmell directs this popular local choir in a program of African American spirituals, including composer Damien Geter's new "Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow," and more.
6 & 8 p.m. (Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat.), for URL see OurOwnThing.org. Free, but donations accepted. Janet@OurOwnThing.org.
Apr. 3, 17, & 24. Virtual docent-led themed tours.
Apr. 3: "Rome Through the Eyes of Its Emperors."
Apr. 17: "A Glimpse of the Kelsey.
Apr. 24: "A Farm to Table Story of Imperial Rome."
For URL see lsa.umich.edu
April 2 & 3. An impoverished 60-year-old Manhattan socialite cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son and a cat who may or may not embody the spirit of her dead husband. Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges.
4 p.m. (Apr. 3 only) & 7 p.m. (Apr. 2 & 3), Michigan Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance (recommended) at michtheater.org & at the door. 668-8397. [map]
Every Sat., Mar. 20-Apr. 24. Socially distanced, in-person performances by various local musicians, featuring U-M music, theater, and dance students, NCC resident musicians, and others TBA. Open windows for cross ventilation, so dress warmly.
4:30-5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:15 p.m.), Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Preregistration required by leaving a voice message at 649-7948 or emailing NorthsideCommunityA2@gmail.com. [map]
In-person screenings every Fri.-Sun. at the Michigan and State Theaters, though not necessarily at both on all days. For complete, updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. Masks required; reduced capacity. Concessions closed during in-person screenings; take-home concessions available every Tues., 5-7 p.m.
Movie tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
Sit-down dinner with 2 sets (7 & 8:30 p.m.) of mainstream bebop and contemporary jazz by this highly regarded all-female Detroit quartet led by bassist Marion Hayden. With pianist Alina Morr, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, and vocalist Kimberly Wright. Socially distanced limited seating.
6-11 p.m., Blue Llama, 314 S. Main. Tickets $125 in advance at bluellamaclub.com
This talented Brazilian pianist-composer is internationally known for his lyrical, dynamic performances of jazz, classical, and Brazilian popular music. For tonight's prerecorded performance he'll he joined by Brazilian singer Mônica Salmaso.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
Apr. 2 & 3. A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $30 in advance and at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]
Drumming led by percussionist Curtis Glatter and undirected free-form dancing. Bring your own drum or borrow a sanitized drum from the center. No experience necessary. Masks required; capacity limited to six people.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, ste. 1. $5 suggested donation. Preregistration required by emailing email@example.com or calling 972-6098. [map]
Talented young performers from UK-based Battersea Beatbox Academy dig into their own life experiences and discover a shared frustration with a world that increasingly mistrusts its youth.
Power Center, 121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $12-$42. 734-764-2538. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
With the relocation of Michael Hough to Arizona, cofounder David Tamulevich is rejoined by Libby Glover, an original member of Mustard's Retreat when it started out as a trio in the 1970s. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and Tamulevich originals.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
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