Apr. 25-May 25. Ride, run, walk, or roll from any location. Entry fee includes a race bib, event shirt, and a finisher medal.
All day, anywhere. $25 registration required at DawnFarmRideForRecovery.org. RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org, 485-8725.
Local pianist Godson and DSO bass trombonist Hawes present an eclectic mix of works from the classic bass trombone and piano repertoire. Composers include David Gillingham, Alexey Lebedev, Florence Price, Ellen Rowe, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, W. Gregory Turner, and more.Replays an be viewed anytime through May 8.
4 p.m., for URL preregister ($20-$100 donation) at greatlakespaa.org.
Apr. 30-May 10. Detroit video artist Oren Goldenberg directs a multimedia performance by Flint singer-songwriter Olaniran, a current UMS artist-in-residence, who describes their electronic pop music as "the lovechild of Prince, Kanye West, and Kraftwerk."
Available online all day April 30 through May 10 at ums.org
May 2-9. At-home fundraiser encouraging participants to read 20 minutes a day and walk or run 20 minutes a day for a week. Fee includes T-shirt and medal.
All day May 2 through May 9, any location. Preregistration required at RunSignUp.com
May 5-12. U-M dance department faculty members Shannon Gillen, Fangfei Miao, and Charli Brissey and alumna Nicki Reehorst lead dance students in original group works. Also, Miao performs her own solo work. Prerecorded in the Power Center and other local stages in early March.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 12 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.
New titles available all month online at MichTheater.org
"Oscar Shorts" Screening of Oscar-nominated animated, documentary, and live action short films.
"This is Not a Burial, It's A Resurrection" (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2020). Drama about an old woman in a small Lesotho village who prepares for her death, drawing from the respect of her community, traditions of her ancestors, and courage of her convictions. Southern Sotho, subtitles.
"The Man Who Sold His Skin" (Freida Lee Mock, 2021). (Kaouther Ben Hania, 2020). Drama about a young Syrian refugee who agrees to have his back tattooed by a sulfurous artist. Arabic, French, and Flemish; subtitles.
"The Mole Agent" (Maite Alberdi, 2020). Documentary, filmed with a hidden camera in decoy glasses, about a recent Chilean widower who responds to an ad to pose as a resident of a nursing home to see if he can find signs of suspected neglect. Spanish, subtitles.
"Slalom" (Charlène Favier, 2021). Drama about a young girl training as a professional skier under the guidance of a strict ex-champion. French, subtitles.
$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org
You and your child explore a variety of creative movement activities designed to develop gross motor skills and cognitive development. Sam looks for smiles, laughs and creative exploration; there's no wrong way to move while families dance together! Fun music incorporates rhythm patterns which sets the scene for jumping, galloping, stepping sideways and lots of balancing. This class uses their imagination to dance like frogs, monkeys and even cheetahs. Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Instructor: Sam Coffin.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Every Thurs., Apr. 15-May 20. A series of 6 weekly talks on the geography, industries, politics, religions, and histories of Central America countries.
Apr. 15: DePauw University (Indiana) world history professor Tony Andersson on "Central America from the Ice Age to the Age of ICE."
Apr. 22: U-M environment and sustainability professor Jose F. Alfaro on "Costa Rica: An Example for Sustainable Development in the Region."
Apr. 29: Oakland University (MI) anthropology and religious studies professor Henri Gooren on "Religion in Central America After 1960."
May 6: MSU comparative cultures and politics Jennifer Goett, author of Black Autonomy: Race, Gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan Activism, on "Tracking Hemispheric Violence through the Experiences of Nicaraguan Refugees."
May 13: MSU international development professor Leonidas Murembya on "Economic Profile of Central America."
May 20: Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary co-founder Mary Anne Perrone on "The Struggle to Survive in Central America: A Portrait of Life from a Grassroots, Human Rights Perspective."
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]
Inspired by her own children's love of family read-alouds, seasoned First Steps teacher, Sara Callaghan has designed a unique online class for families of preschoolers. Get inspired by her literature picks of longer chapter books that both children and adults can enjoy. Each week Sara will read a chapter or two of a different book aloud to introduce families to the stories and characters, followed by a time to reflect on or ask questions about what we've read. Families are encouraged to continue the discussion at home and to seek out and read the books your child seems most interested in. Some of the benefits of reading aloud with your child are increased vocabulary, increased attention span, encouraging imagination, strengthening cognition, providing a safe way to explore strong emotions, and most of all, for bonding and pure enjoyment. Children are welcome to draw or dance while we read, or to cuddle in their grownup's lap or with a favorite stuffed toy or blanket.
Your home, Your home. Online. $89. 734 994 2300 X 0. https:
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Every Thurs. All invited to discuss a weekly topic related to warm weather activities, traditions, and gardening led by AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven, or just sit back and listen.
Online at bit.ly
Do you love to try things out and see what happens? This new class invites you to bring your curiosity, some easily gathered items from your home and YOU. Each week we'll apply inquiry-based principles to open-ended math, science and social/emotional questions. Share ideas, make predictions, change variables and come to conclusions as a group. For example, what happens if I mix cornstarch and water together? Or, what will paint look like on ice? How does a homemade scale work to weigh objects? The list of "I Wonder" questions is endless, so let's figure out together how and why the world works the way it does one week at a time. Join us in this open-ended, interactive and unique class. Instructor: Susanna Brown.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $89. 734 994 2300 X 0. email@example.com https:
Every Thurs. (different programs) A 30-minute audiovisual planetarium shows, followed by Q&A
The Solar System (Apr. 1, 15, & 29) is an exploration of our solar system's history culminating in the current night sky.
The Sky Tonight (Apr. 8 & 22) explores the current night sky, including the constellations, visible planets, and other astronomical events.
For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu
Grades 10th - Adult. Level 1-4. Learn movement patterns that are designed to help you get back into action. In this introductory all-levels workshop you will be introduced to the unique approach of the Feldenkrais MethodⓇ, which encompasses subtle, but effective movement patterns designed to reduce aches and pains in your back, hips, shoulders and neck - and make you feel good all over! Following a Feldenkrais session, participants typically report feelings of well-being, groundedness, balance, better posture, and calm. Movements in this introductory class will take place on the floor, so you must be able to get down to the floor and back up. The only props required are a soft surface to lie on and some support for under your head (a blanket, towel, or a small pillow). Instructor: Dale Jensen, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $59. 734-994-2300 ext 0. https:
Yoga for Runners & Cyclists - ONLINE
Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4. Are you looking to enhance your stride and find more joy every time you run? Gain supportive strength and promote flexibility designed with running and cycling in mind. Recommended equipment include: yoga mat, a sock, 2 tennis balls, a strap/strap alternative and water bottle. Instructor: Nancy Herlocher, CYI, Marathoner. 6 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $69. 734-994-2300 ext 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
All invited to watch videos of readings by various artists, lawyers, advocates, and fellow immigrants of the sworn testimonies of children held in detention facilities at the U.S./Mexico border. Followed by a group discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
This veteran singer-songwriter from Lynn, Massachusetts, a local favorite, writes sharp-witted songs about everyday life that blend pathos, humor, and biting satire, and his live shows feature a lot of impromptu storytelling and comedy. His fans include Christine Lavin and Livingston Taylor, and he's released several acclaimed CDs. Photo: Larry Peplin.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
May 5 & 6. This respected L.A. singer-guitarist plays original contemporary blues with a strong traditional feel, along with covers of Robert Johnson and other country blues classics. He also played Robert Johnson in Can't You Hear the Wind Howl, a 1996 docudrama about Johnson's life. Livestreamed from the City Winery in NYC.
7:30 p.m. (May. 5) & 9 p.m. (May 6), for URL and tickets ($20), see theark.org
May 6 & 13. Venice (CA) Americana roots music collective whose music blends bluegrass, jug band music, and western swing. "The free-thinking local collective Dustbowl Revival's upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear," says an LA Weekly reviewer. Their music has evolved in a roots rock direction, and American Songwriter finds their latest, Is It You, Is It Me, "ensconced in a cleaner and expanded, if still slightly retro, pop sound that recalls early Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac, especially through the vocals of front people/co-founders Zach Lupetin and Liz Beebe." The band plays thise album in its entirety on May 6, while the May 13 show features songs & stories spanning its 10-year career.
10 p.m., for URL and tickets ($15-$65 per show, $25-$73 for both shows), see theark.org
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