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.
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.
Shakespeare in Detroit founder Sam White directs U-M theater students in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 17 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
WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a guided morning ramble through a native woodland ecosystem. Limited to 10 people; masks required.
Park Lyndon South, North Territorial 15 miles west of US-23. Free, but preregistration required at email@example.com.
This virtual class for toddlers focuses on movements for building your baby's body and brain. Class begins with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to practice waving, clapping, stomping, and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses fun props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. Give your child bonding time with you through the joys of song, dance, and movement! Instructor: Anna Gradwohl.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $119. 734 994 2300 X 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
This virtual class for babies and young toddlers focuses on movements for building your baby's body and brain. Class begins with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to teach waving, clapping, stomping, and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses fun props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. Give your baby bonding time with you through the joys of song, dance, and movement!
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $105. 734 994 2300 X 0. email@example.com https:
"The Economy: How Long Will It Take to Recover in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.more >
"The Economy: How Long Will It Take to Recover in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.< less
Talk by U-M public policy & economics professor Betsey Stevenson.
For URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 10-lecture series, $80); for members, $10 per lecture and $55 for 10-lecture series. $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.
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.
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. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.
In-person screenings every Sat., Sun., and Tues. at the Michigan Theater and every Fri.-Sun. at the State Theatre. For complete, updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. Masks required; reduced capacity. Concessions closed during screenings, but a small take-home popcorn is available post-film.
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.
"Brazil: Guardians of the Amazon" and "Brazil: Impunity in the Amazon": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Caucus Movie Night.more >
"Brazil: Guardians of the Amazon" and "Brazil: Impunity in the Amazon": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Caucus Movie Night.< less
Online screening of 2 of Anne Vigna's new short films about clashes between indigenous land owners in the Amazon and illegal loggers. Post-film discussion with Ethan Shirley, a U-M earth and environmental sciences grad student who spent a year in Brazil as a Fulbright exchange teacher.
Online at bit.ly
All age 21 & over invited to discuss Octavia Butler's 1979 novel about a 20th-century woman repeatedly transported back in time to an antebellum plantation.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
Michigan writer Shelley Johannes, author of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker children's books, is joined by Jarrett Lerner to discuss Johannes's debut picture book, a story about a pair of siblings who find the bright side of all kinds of weather, bringing optimism, curiosity, and wonder to each situation they encounter. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com.
Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
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 email@example.com. Free.
All invited to discuss this new collection of essays by American women leading the climate movement.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 971-1157.
Madcat is a world-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world's "great jazz soloists." He has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. His current band includes percussionist John Churchville, bassist Brennan Andes, and guitarist Dan Ripke.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com
Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."
All acoustic musicians invited for an online version of this popular open mike. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com
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