Aug. 1-31. Three new shows available online. Marisa Dluge directs Red Velvet, Ypsilanti playwright Isaac Ellis's sentimental one-act drama, prerecorded at the Back Office Studio, about a gay grandson who's visited by his grandma in her 1940s housewife form while preparing for a neighborhood block party. Maegan Murphy directs Ypsilanti playwright Ken MacGregor's Finding Joy, a one-act drama, prerecorded in the Back Office Studio, about a grieving widow who finds inspiration in a coffee shop. And Kristin Anne Danko directs her and A.M. Dean's Annie Ypsi and the Case of the Missing Smeet, a family-friendly mystery film about a 6th grader who goes on a mission to find the missing Smeet frog, an Ypsilanti cryptid.
On-demand streaming starts at noon Aug. 1 through midnight Aug. 31, online at ntgypsi.org
Aug. 3, 11, 17, 25, & 31: Half hour outdoor program under a tent of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Bring a blanket to sit on, if you wish. Also, a "Virtual Storytime" for preschoolers every weekday (online at the library's YouTube channel, AADL.tv).
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353.
(Takashi Yamazaki, 2019). Dubbed (Sun.) and subtitled (Tues.) screening of this lively animated comedy about a heist involving an mechanical diary from Nazi Germany.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424).
New York Times bestselling author Meredith Hall. joins Jillian Medoff to discuss (via zoom) Hall's latest novel, a literary-historical tale of family tragedy and grief.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
Blue LLama: Balkan Coup
Balkan music with folk melodies and oddly danceable rhythms by this local quintet fronted by bouzouki player Doug Allen, cellist Abby Alwin, and clarinetist Eric Schweizer. With John Driscoll on Irish flutes and percussion, and Alex Sobolev on accordion and percussion.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.
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