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.
U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip directs musical theater students in an expressionist adaption of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, a high-spirited exploration of the requirements of justice between lovers, brothers, friends, and rivals.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 19 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
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. email@example.com 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
Talk by California landscape designer Rebecca Sweet.
For URL preregister 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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
May 13 & 26. All invited to join the Parks Department's GIVE 365 volunteers to help clean up litter from Island Park (May 13, 1 p.m.) and Gallup Park (May 26, 3 p.m.). Masks & social distancing required.
Various times & park locations. Free. email@example.com, 794-6230.
(Jon Avnet, 1991). Adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel about the friendship between two unconventional Southern women. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
3 p.m. (Sun. only) and 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only & Wed. and Thur.). 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). [map]
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
Local drummer Pete Siers and local Grammy-winning bassist Robert Hurst jam and discuss Hurst's career. Hurst is a U-M music professor who was the inaugural bassist for Jay Leno's The Tonight Show house band, among other things.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
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 join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.
Virginia-based yoga instructor Cyndi Lee, founder of world-renowned OM Yoga Center (NYC), leads a session to reset the nervous system. Lee is known for integrating Tibetan Buddhism in her practice.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Apr. 29 & May 13 (different programs). Folksy acoustic Americana originals by the L.A. duo of singer-songwriters Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. The New York Times calls their music "a sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers."
9 p.m., for URL and tickets ($15-$115 per show, $25-$125 for both shows), 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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