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
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
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. email@example.com. [map]
Apr. 11, 17, 18, 22, 24, & 25. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Apr. 11 (1-4 p.m.): Folkstone Park.
Apr. 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Berkshire Creek Nature Area.
Apr. 18 (9 a.m.-noon): Lakewood Nature Area.
Apr. 22 (1-3 p.m.): Celebrate Earth Day at Furstenberg Nature Area.
Apr. 24 (various times): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), and Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).
Apr. 25 (1-5 p.m.): Celebrate Global Youth Service Day at Marshall Nature Area.
Various locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com
Ecology Center staffers lead a virtual tour of the city's compost facility and discuss how it is both similar to and different from at-home composting. Also, learn how to set up your own backyard compost area or indoor worm bin.
On-demand viewing starts at 10 a.m., online at YouTube.com (search "Ecology Center of Ann Arbor"). Free. mmunro@EcoCenter.org.
All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]
Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org
Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
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]
Apr. 17 & 18. U-M drama lecturers Kate Mendeloff and Martin Walsh codirects RC students in Samuel Beckett's Modernist classic, a tragicomic requiem about 2 lost souls and old friends patiently awaiting the arrival of the mysterious Godot. The characters resort alternately to vaudevillian slapstick and theological introspection in an effort to fill up the interminable vacancy of their lives. Some scenes are performed live and some remotely. If a live audience is able to be accommodated, masks & social distancing required.
Time and online location TBA. Free. 647-4354.
Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
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.).
Online at mGOblue.com
What is Black, White, Brown, and Read All Over? The Complicated Case of Jewish-American Poetry": Jewish Community Center/Beth Israel Congregation.more >
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WSU poetry graduate student Isaac Pickell pulls from the poetry of sam sax, Sandra Simonds, Daveed Diggs, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and others to discuss the way their writing has shaped their Jewish American identity.
For URL preregister at BethIsrael-aa.org
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]
Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]
(Luis Valdez, 1987). Biopic about the rise to stardom of the 1950s L.A. teenage rock 'n' roll singer Richie Valens. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).
This popular veteran pianist, a retired U-M music professor, performs a program of works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
For URL and tickets ($50) see WashtenawDems.org.
"Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.more >
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James Beard Award-winning culinary historian Adrian Miller, a certified barbecue judge, discusses his new book.
For URL preregister at CulinaryHistoriansAnnArbor.org
Chef Allison of Last Bite Chef has a weekly online cooking class series every Sunday evening at 4:30-5:30pm EST. Each class covers one topic and is approx one hour, for $20 per screen. People have been having so much fun meeting together & learning a new technique! Best of all at the end of the class you have a warm Sunday dinner on your table for yourself and/or your family. Recipes are emailed one week prior for simple shopping. Join as an individual, family, or get a work or friend group to join as a team building event! More info at www.lastbitechef.com
online. Online. $20. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lastbitechef.com
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.
Every Fri. All invited to try to solve a computer security problem (or a series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing, to capture the virtual flag. Led by AHA staffers; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com
Yoga Flow & Restorative - ONLINE
Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 2 - 5. Unwind after a long day. Balance your whole body, calm your mind, and lift your spirit with this mind-body practice done to soothing music. Flowing poses improve stamina, strength, flexibility, balance, and body alignment. Restorative poses promote flexibility and mindfulness. Please have a yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the convenience of your own home! Practiced barefoot. Instructor: Chelsea Cendrowski, RYT 200, over 10 years experience. 8 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $105.00. 734-994-2300 ext 0. email@example.com https:
Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email CantorHayut@TempleBethEmeth.org. Free. 665-4744.
Washtenaw County prosecutor Eli Savit and Dispute Resolution Center executive director Belinda Dulin discuss their work with JCC cofounder Chuck Newman.
For URL email NoemiHerzig@jccAnnArbor.org. Free. 971-0990.
Every Sun. An evening of playing popular games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper ready to use.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
This iconic New York singer-songwriter is known for her intense, bruisingly intelligent postpunk pop-folk songs blending social protest and self-revelation. Tonight's performance showcases material from her new album, Revolutionary Love.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20-$175), see boxoffice.mandolin.com
Apr. 18 and May 2 & 16. A highly regarded young Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter and songster who got her start at age 7 singing in a West Virginia bar, Ferrell performs a series of 3 themed shows at different Nashville venues. Apr. 18: Honky-Tonk night at American Legion. May 2: Calypso night at Dee's Lounge. May 16: Jazz night at the Basement.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($12 & $50 per show, $30 & $65 for a 3-show package), see theark.org
U-M music, opera, and theater students perform a wide range of contrasting styles. Classical, jazz, big band, vocal, and pop ensembles and soloists segue rapidly from one idiom to the next. One of the music school's most popular events.
On-demand available beginning 8 p.m., online at YouTube.com for a year ("search "smtd"). Free.
Canceled and Postponed Events:
U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in a lecture-concert tribute to the iconic post-WWII Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
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