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Calendar of Events

Friday, April 16, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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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/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

MTF Virtual Movie Palace.

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New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of April schedule online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.

"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.

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Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"House of Hummingbird": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies "Korean Cinema NOW."

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(Bora Kim, 2018). Coming-of-age tale set in 1994 Seoul about a lonely, awkward teenager struggling to figure out who she is. Available for on-demand viewing 72 hours after you start watching. Korean, subtitles.
For URL, make a customer account at bit.ly/kcn-acct, then visit the "Korean Cinema Now" tab for rental options.


 7 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Breathe with the Wind: Sound Ceremonies": U-M Music School.

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Apr. 11-18. U-M music grad Akari Komura presents her thesis project, a site-specific sound installation featuring wind chimes and wooden disks accompanied by written instructions encouraging meditative breathing and awareness of the wind and the rest of nature. Also, from 2-3 p.m. on April 11 and 18 only, 10 student and alumni musicians perform Komura's original acoustic composition while strolling the green. Bring a blanket or chair, if you'd like. Mask required.
Thurston Nature Center, 2398 Yorktown Dr. Free. akarikomura96@gmail.com. [map]



 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"For Your Eyes Only": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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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.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution": U-M Clements Library Bookworm.

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Colorado Mesa University history professor Sarah Swedberg discusses her new book.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Hello Toes": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Ms. Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence in a social and relaxed environment. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55121


 Noon 

'Meadows Lash Training & Education": The Brow Bar.

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Ally Meadows will be offering lash extension classes at the Brow Bar for classic and volume lashes, as well as lash lifting. She will also offer hourly consultations for lash artists on whatever they want to learn.
Call to book
The Brow Bar, 207 E Ann St. Hourly private classes $150/hr. 734-834-2070. www.meilingwest.com [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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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 info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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The U-M also has a home game this month vs. Ohio State (Apr. 16, time TBA). Livestream only from U-M Lacrosse Stadium.
Online at mGOblue.com/sports/womens-lacrosse/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

"Free College Week": WCC.

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Apr. 12-16. Presentations by WCC instructors on aviation, dance, exercise, herbs, physics, stone carving, terrorism, wills and trusts, writing, and other topics.
Various times, online at wccnet.edu/events/free-college-week.php. Free. FreeCollegeWeek@wccnet.edu.


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Early Islamic World 3: Monsters and Humans in Medieval Persian Epic": U-M Medieval & Early Modern Studies.

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Talk by U-M Middle East Studies professor Cameron Cross.
For URL see events.umich.edu/group/3257. Free. 763-2066.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Softball.

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April's home schedule includes 4-game series livestream only from Alumni Field.

Apr. 16-18: Maryland, 4 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.)

Apr. 23-25: Northwestern, 6 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & noon (Sun.).

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Online at mGOblue.com/sports/softball/schedule. 764-0247.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Who was a Muslim? Religious Ideas and Muslim Identities in Mughal North India": U-M Center for South Asian Studies Kavita Datla Memorial Lecture.

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Talk by University of Chicago South Asian languages & civilizations professor Muzaffar Alam.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/muslimidentities Free. 615-4059.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kiese Laymon: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by the 2021 Hopwood lecturer (see 14 Wednesday listing), a versatile fiction and nonfiction writer best known for his widely acclaimed bestseller Heavy: An American Memoir. His current projects include a long poem, a horror novel, a children's book, and a film adaptation of his memoir. Q&A.
Online at https://zoom.us/j/94841145364?from=join#success. Free. rmanery@umich.edu, asbates@umich.edu. 764-6330.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"DJ & Turntablism": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Teens invited to learn mixing techniques from local music professionals, including how to work turntables and common software, and curate performances. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 Evening times TBA 

Films at the Michigan Theater Foundation.

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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.


 6-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Digital Drawing Jam": Vault of Midnight.

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All invited to make art using supplies from your home or just chat with Vault of Midnight staffers.
For URL see VaultOfMidnight.com/events. Free. 998-1413.


 6:30-9 p.m.  Online 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game online euchre tournament. Sign up with a partner, or get paired with one by the organizers. Prizes. Proceeds benefit Haitian Emmanuel Christian School children in 3 locations.
For URL preregister by Jan. 20 at Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife. $10 donation per player. EuchreChangeALife@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us in creating Peace for our planet. Meditate, chant, set intentions on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Movie Trivia Night: Michigan Theater.

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Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. $5 per device (members, free).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Hummingbird Salamander": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Nebula and Shirley Jackson award-winning novelist Jeff VanderMeer is joined on Zoom by fiction writer Kristen Roupenian, a U-M creative writing grad to discuss VenderMeer's new novel, a speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-04. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Laramie Project": U-M Basement Arts.

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Apr. 16-18. U-M sophomore Sam Aupperlee directs students in a virtual production, prerecorded over Zoom, of Moisés Kaufman's 2000 docudrama featuring townspeople's reactions to the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student in Laramie (WY).
Available for on-demand viewing Apr. 16, 7 p.m. through Apr. 18 at midnight, online at Facebook.com/basementarts. Free. BasementArts.Official@umich.edu.


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Sweet Delilah Swim Club (formerly Dixie Swim Club)": Pinckney Players Theatre Group.

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The Sweet Delilah Swim Club
(formerly Dixie Swim Club)
Written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
COVID SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
Everyone involved in The Sweet Delilah Swim Club cares deeply about the health and safety of our audience, cast, and crew. We will follow all restrictions currently in effect for the performances, and our ticket purchasing system is configured to assign seats following social distance guidelines. Rest assured your return to the theater will be stress-free and fun!
Summary
Return to the theater with this hilarious and touching show featuring five southern women whose friendships began on their college swim team and who meet every summer for a reunion at the same beach cottage in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The show focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Ticket Info
Purchase socially distanced tickets online at Seat Yourself: https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/pinckneyplayers/buy-t
Jane Tasch Theater for the Performing Arts, 2130 E M-36 Pinckney, MI 48169, Pinckney. $12-$14. 734-702-7722. pinckneyplayers@gmail.com https://www.pinckneyplayers.com/sweet-delilah-swim-club.html [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

David Dyer: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 16 & 17. This polished Grand Rapids comic, a contributing writer to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, offers unexpected takes on everything from marriage and raising kids to current events and ear hair. 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]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Creatures of the Night": The Creature Conservancy.

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Apr. 2 & 16. Conservancy staffers show various live nocturnal animals to compare and contrast their behavior and characteristics. Featuring a beaded lizard, African crested porcupine, opossum, kangaroo, and the chance to see Harper the cougar play. Ages 18 & up only; masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $20 in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Brooke Annibale: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Pittsburgh-based pop-folk singer-songwriter who writes low-key songs with soulful lyricism and a nuanced palette of emotions.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($10), see go.seated.com/events/5986254d-36be-488f-be58-f24ceb187faa?a=2VL4zysd. 761-1451.


 8:45 p.m. 

Maggie Rose and Them Vibes: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Rose Nashville-based rock & soul singer-songwriter who tonight performs with her full band and a 2-man horn section. Livestreamed from the Cervantes in Denver.
8:45 p.m., for URL and tickets ($15), see boxoffice.mandolin.com/pages/maggie-rose?utm_source=ef&utm_medium=aff&utm_campaign=100&oid=100&affid=173. 761-1451.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Brendon Davis Trio

Originals & jazz standards by this ensemble led by U0M jazz piano student Davis. $10. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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