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
(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.
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.
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353. Free.
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.
Using Robert Fagles' translation of the "Odyssey" (required), we will do a close reading and discussion of the poem. We will get to know Odysseus, "that man of many ways" (as war hero; as master of disguise; as teller of tales; as skilled craftsman; and, finally, as husband and father).
Instructor Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in Classics and Great Books at UM and taught Latin and English at Ann Arbor's Community High School.
The study group will meet Mondays from April 5 through May 17. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. email@example.com https:
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
Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Please have your own yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the comfort of your own home! Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 9 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $109. 734-994-2300 ext 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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]
Virtual storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Storytellers are selected at random to tell a 5-minute story-this month's theme is "Earth"-and judged by an audience poll at the end of the show.
For URL preregister at TheMoth.org. Tickets $10 per household. 764-5118.
Highly regarded German American singer-songwriter from Boston known for her hushed, conversational singing and darkly resonant, introspectively personal ballads. "Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice," says the Boston Globe in its review of her 2014 CD, New Siberia. "She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community."
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
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