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 opera lecturer Abbigail Coté directs musical theater students in a modern adaptation of Donizetti's 1842 boisterous comic opera about the miserly Don Pasquale and his nephew, Ernesto, vying for a crafty young woman. A small chamber orchestra conducted by U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson accompanies. Prerecorded in the Power Center over two successive nights, each featuring a different cast. Both casts' performances will be available to view simultaneously.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 21 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.
U-M theater professor José Casas's playwriting students direct fellow students in their original works.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 26 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
Panelists TBA discuss 19th-century canal building, an era spurred by the construction of the Erie Canal, 1817-1825.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch
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. email@example.com https:
Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.more >
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May 14, 21, & 28. A series of livestreamed panel discussions with scholars from around the world.
Topics with livestream URLs:
May 14: "Recasting the technologies of the carceral empire: India, South Africa, and the political paradoxes of post-colonial citizenship" (fordschool.umich.edu
May 21: "Criminal knowledge: Evidence, expertise, and the carceral state " (fordschool.umich.edu
May 28: "Privatization, technology, and the carceral state " (fordschool.umich.edu
June 4: Discussion of El Panóptico Ciego (The Blind Panopticon) (
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June 11: Living in a carceral state. (fordschool.umich.edu
Noon., various URLs (see above). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 998-9353. Free.
Display of various works in all mediums responding to virtual realities, the disappearance of shared standards for truth, and other everyday incongruities by artists from Michigan, California, Tennessee, Canada, and the U.K. Also, on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. only, two performances ($40): a 30-minute dance performance by local Mary Spieser-Schneider's dance group nowyouseeme that features 3-4 masked amorphous costumed dancers highlighting body language, and a short-film screening of L.A.-based writer and Ben Kujawski's drama Do You Think Jesus Like Hard Boiled Eggs? Fifty-minute viewing sessions with 20 people in the gallery at a time. Face masks required.
StudioStudio, 1946 Packard St. $25 per person (kids under age 3, free). [map]
Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs, work turntables and electronic software, and curate performances. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL see neutral-zone.org
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.
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
Transport yourself and your kitchen to "The Boot" of Europe for an authentic Italian experience! In this class, you will learn to craft classic potato gnocchi (little 'pillow-y' delicate potato dumplings) from scratch. Focus on making, rolling, and cutting the dough, forming and shaping the individual gnocchi, and dressing it with a delicious sauce that pays homage to the new flavors of Spring. This is a virtual cook-along class, which means you are cooking along with Chef Natalie, and will be able to have your questions answered in real time. Ingredient list will be emailed one week prior to the class. Natalie Marble is a chef and culinary instructor celebrating 20 years of experience; she attended culinary school in Washington D.C., worked for a James Beard Award winning chef, and was the founder of Ann Arbor Cooks. Go to bit.ly
Online. Online. $49. 734-994-2300. firstname.lastname@example.org www.aarecedonline.com
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
May 20-23. Claire Federhofer directs students in a prerecorded production of Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan's upbeat Tony Award-winning 1976 musical comedy inspired by the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. Set in Depression-era New York, the plot follows the adventures of the plucky Annie and her faithful sidekick pup Sandy as they escape an orphanage run by the despicable Miss Hannigan and eventually find a home with the millionaire Daddy Warbucks, rubbing elbows with FDR along the way. Songs include "Tomorrow," "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover," "It's the Hard Knock Life," and "Easy Street." Cast: Marisa Redding, Maya Liu, Lily Pinksy, Katie Temple, Eva Reed, Alex Haris, Stevie Dumitrascu, Maddie Tai, Takima Banks, Giselle Gomez, and Maxine Wilkins.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), for URL and tickets ($8; for students, staff, and AAPS families, $6) see ShowTix4u.com. email@example.com.
May 21 & 22. A regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, this Midwestern comic is known for his punchy, well-crafted jokes about a wide range of topical and cultural matters. 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]
David Schultz conducts this local ensemble featuring members of the Dexter Community orchestra and others in Evan Williams' A Dream Deferred for strings and harp and 2 Tchaikovsky works, the Serenade for Strings and the Violin Concerto. Livestreaming (donation requested) available by reregistering at crowdcast.io
7:30 p.m., Manchester High School, 20500 Dutch Dr., Manchester. Space limited. $20 in advance only at eventbrite.com
A veteran New York City singer-songwriter who has been described as a mix of Bette Midler, Tom Lehrer, Steve Goodman, and Janis Ian, Lavin is known for the sharp wit and comically warped perspectives of songs like "Stop Sobbing … He's an Idiot" and "Tom Cruise Scares Me." She's also known for her bittersweet miniatures of lost romance, and she's a tastily tuneful composer, a superb guitarist, and a playfully unpredictable performer whose shows are always sprinkled with a healthy dose of between-songs humor and spiky commentary. Her new album, On My Way to Hooterville, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, "Ramblin' Waltz," a re-telling of her experience in 1975 as one of the entourage drivers for the first week of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20; group, $30), see theark.org
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