Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org
(Kim Do-young, 2019). Adaptation of Cho Nam-joo's bestselling 2016 drama about a young woman juggling work and family life. Available for on-demand viewing 72 hours after you start watching. Korean, subtitles.
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New titles available all month (except as noted) online at MichTheater.org
"M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity" (Robin Lutz, 2021). Documentary about the life and work of the Dutch graphic artist, best known for his detailed prints that produce bizarre optical and conceptual effects.
"Brave Blue World" (Time Neeves, 2020). Documentary about new global innovations that help make human's current water consumption sustainable. Also, on June 2 (time TBA) a Q&A with local water experts, including U-M engineering professor Glen Daigger, Great Lakes Water Authority energy, research, and innovation director John W. Norton, and City Water Treatment Services manager Brian Steglitz.
"Ahead of the Curve" (Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow, 2021`). Documentary about the founding and influence Curve, the preeminent lesbian lifestyle magazine started by Fanco Stevens.
"Port Authority" (Danielle Lessovitz, 2021). Drama about a young man with an anger issue who moves to NYC and falls for a transgender woman.
Opens June 18: "Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation" (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2021). Portrait of the intellectual friendship and rivalry between 2 American writers.
Online at MichTheater.org
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 email@example.com or call 998-9353. Free.
Talk by U-M history professor Henry Cowles.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu
Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs, work turntables and electronic software, and curate performances. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL see neutral-zone.org
Video collage featuring 8 local and international student artists demonstrating or discussing their work. With WSU fashion student Daynah Grant; College of Creative Studies (Detroit) animation student Kira Bryant; EMU student, drag queen, and visual artist Joshua Smith; EMU student-singer Antonio Byrd; Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque) student and visual artist Serafina Leffeld, New Paltz University (NYC) visual arts student Raphiel O'Connor, EMU multimedia artist Troye Aho, and Massey University electronic musician Charlie "Owly" Edmonds.
On-demand viewing starts at 6 p.m., online at YouTube.com (search "amp! student organization"). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
This annual outdoor festival features a vast array of huge, quirky, and beautiful handmade illuminated sculptures. Many Kerrytown, Main St., and State St. merchants are open late tonight with special sales. Social distancing and masks required. Also, FoolMoon TV (online at Facebook.com
Downtown Ann Arbor; area map at WonderfoolProductions.org
Award-winning fiction writer Sanjena Sathain, who has also worked as a reporter in Mumbai and San Francisco, is joined on Zoom by fiction writer Sarah Thankam Mathews, an editor-at-large at South Asian Avant-Garde, to discuss Sathain's debut novel, a magical realist coming of age story mixed expertly with social satire about a floundering second-generation Indian American teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com.
Apr. 9 & 10. A Detroit native who now lives in Florida, Richards is known for his fast-paced stream of sarcastic, often hysterically livid observations about everything from phone solicitors and computers to Taco Bell and the experience of dating an exotic dancer. 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 $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]
Celebrated jazz trumpet virtuoso & bandleader Wynton Marsalis and University Musical Society president emeritus Ken Fischer discuss community connection through the performing arts. Their conversation is moderated by Association of Performing Arts Professionals CEO Lisa Richards Toney.
Online at dptv.org
Mar. 12 & 26. All invited to watch short astronomy presentations online by club members and learn about the planets, the Moon, the constellations, colorful binary star systems, and other visible astronomical objects.
For meeting URL see umichSAS.com. Free.
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