May 22-Aug. 21. Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes, online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
June 1, 8 p.m. through June 4, 6 p.m.: Documentary Short Films. A program of short films: Space Torah (Rob Cooper, 2021) tells the story of the time former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board a 1996 flight. Jude (Amos Menin, 2020) is about the director's grandfather's attempt to escape the Nazis in Germany on the eve of the war. A Father's Kaddish (Jen Kaplan, 2020) follows a man, grieving the death of his 23-year-old son, who takes to crafting pottery. Carrying the Candle (Andrew Snell, 2020) explores the work of British artist Barbara Loftus, who paints scenes from the life of her mother's family. Our Hebrews (Naor Meningher, 2016) is about the historically harmonious relationship among Christians and Jews in a little Italian town referred to by locals as "Little Jerusalem."
June 5, 11 p.m. through June 8, 8 p.m.: "Sublet" (Eytan Fox, 2021). An adrift New York Times travel writer finds love and adventure in Tel Aviv. Hebrew, subtitles.
June 8, 8 p.m. through June 11, 5 p.m.: "Incitement" (Yaron Zilberman, 2020). Documentary on the years leading to the 1995 assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, told from the point of view of the assassin. Hebrew, subtitles.
June 12, 11 p.m. through June 15, 8 p.m.: "My Name Is Sara" (Steven Oritt, 2020). Historical drama about a young girl who survived the Holocaust while passing as an Orthodox Christian. Polish & Ukrainian, subtitles. Also, at 8 p.m. on 15 Tuesday, a program about the film TBA.
June 15, 8 p.m. through June 18, 6 p.m.: "Ma'abarot" (Dina Zvi-Riklis, 2019). Documentary exploring the life inside transit camps, Israel's temporary housing solution to the post-WWII immigration surge. Hebrew, subtitles. Also, at 1 p.m. on 20 Sunday, a program with film producer Arik Bernstein.
June 19, 11 p.m. through June 22, 8 p.m.: "Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance" (Shari Rogers, 2020). Documentary about the unity between Black and Jewish Americans during the Civil Rights era. Also, at 8 p.m. on 23 Wednesday, a program with the film's director and writer.
June 22, 8 p.m. through June 25, 6 p.m.: "Winter Journey" (Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz, 2020). Historical drama about a man's discovery of his parent's youthful adventures growing up in Germany in the 1930s.
June 26, 11 p.m. through June 29, 8 p.m.: "The Crossing" (Johanne Helgeland, 2020). Young siblings help 2 Jewish children flee from the Nazis. Norwegian, subtitles.
$10 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10), online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. 971-0990. [map]
New titles available all month (except as noted) online at MichTheater.org
"M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity" (Robin Lutz, 2021). Documentary about the life and work of the Dutch graphic artist, best known for his detailed prints that produce bizarre optical and conceptual effects.
"Brave Blue World" (Time Neeves, 2020). Documentary about new global innovations that help make human's current water consumption sustainable. Also, on June 2 (time TBA) a Q&A with local water experts, including U-M engineering professor Glen Daigger, Great Lakes Water Authority energy, research, and innovation director John W. Norton, and City Water Treatment Services manager Brian Steglitz.
"Ahead of the Curve" (Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow, 2021`). Documentary about the founding and influence Curve, the preeminent lesbian lifestyle magazine started by Fanco Stevens.
"Port Authority" (Danielle Lessovitz, 2021). Drama about a young man with an anger issue who moves to NYC and falls for a transgender woman.
Opens June 18: "Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation" (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2021). Portrait of the intellectual friendship and rivalry between 2 American writers.
Online at MichTheater.org
Every Fri. Show and sale of works in various mediums by local artists. Also, "Artists on Main" every Fri. & Sat. featuring outdoor artist displays and sales at 330 S. Main. or abouts downtown.
Gutman Gallery, 118 N. 4th Ave. Free. email@example.com. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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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. email@example.com.
June 11-July 3. A beloved summer tradition continues this year in a hybrid format with virtual events and "Live Here Now" (Tues.-Sun., except June 16; preregistration required at a2sf.org
Time & location TBA. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.
(John Krasinski, 2021). Post-apocalyptic horror about a family that must learn to survive blind predators with an acute sense of hearing. Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy.
For times, see MichiganTheater.org
(Euros Lyn, 2021). Drama based on a true story about a small-town Welsh bartender who trains a champion thoroughbred. Toni Collette.
For times, see MichiganTheater.org
(Jon M. Chu, 2021). Musical based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway hit about the daily life of people living in NYC's Latinx Washington Heights neighborhood. The score draws on hip-hop, salsa, and merengue.
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.
June 11-13 Three-day show and sale of mixedmedia assemblages by area artists. Includes Sam Brown Fecteau's graffiti-based paintings, Susan Fecteau's resin furniture, Ron Carnell and Leslie Sobel's prints and paintings, & more. Masks required for people not vaccinated.
913 Gott St. Free admission. https:
Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to high schoolers 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
June 4, 11, 18, & 25. Four nights of live performances and themed activities on a small stage in downtown Ypsilanti, that are also livestreamed for the homebound viewers. Masks required. For updated schedule of events, see facebook.com
Live at Washington St., downtown Ypsilanti; online at facebook.com
Hands-on demo for beginners led by WCPARC staffers. Masks required.
6-8 p.m. (45-minute sessions each), Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. $10 per household of up to 5 people per session; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100). [map]
June 11 & 12. These two L.A.-based comics, hosts of the popular podcast Heffron & Reep, specialize in observations about the indignities and absurdities of everyday life from the point of view of children and parents. They are both frequent guests on network and cable TV shows. 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 $30 in advance and at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]
Zal Gaz Grotto: Salmagundi
Local horn-powered Motown/Memphis soul tribute band. Modern Mexican food by Cosa Sabrosa and adult beverages available. Masks required.
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