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
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
(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.
For URL, make a customer account at bit.ly
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.
Talk by U-M history professor Henry Cowles.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu
All ages 5-11 invited to watch a movie and interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a water bottle. Social distancing enforced, masks required. Featuring The Secret Life of Pets (Apr. 9), the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray, and the 2012 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax (Apr. 23).
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $35 (additional children, $15), preregistration required (capacity limited to 10 participants). 661-3575. [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.
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. email@example.com.
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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