Creal Microgallery presents "Bright Forest," an exhibition of small-scale steel sculptures by Michael Whiting. Whiting is best known for his monumental sculptures referencing Minimalism and early video games. Early video gaming imagery depicted objects using a minimal number of pixels as a way of limiting the computer memory space needed to express it. But while these sculptures use this 8-bit visual language, they are constructed using the rigid lines and materials common to Minimalist art, which seeks to simplify forms and materials to only their essentials.
The title for this show, 'Bright Forest' is a reference to Dark Forest Theory, which proposes that our galaxy has many civilizations, but they choose not to communicate with others out of fear the other civilizations might destroy them. In this exhibition, Whiting's UFOs descend upon a gathering of 8-bit creatures in the forest. In doing so, Whiting lays out a playful scene that is both simple in nature and complex in concept.
Creal Microgallery, 1215 Creal Cres. Free. 7187837837. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Biweekly social hour with a local retired psychologist.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.
Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email email@example.com or call 998-9353.
Sept. 6, 7, 15, & 16. Secular celebration of the 10 days of the Jewish New Year. Virtual, unless otherwise noted. Sept. 6 (7 p.m.): Rosh Hashanah observance with readings, meditation, and music. Sept. 7 (4:30-5:30 p.m.): Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Meet at Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller. Sept. 15 (7 p.m.): Kol Nidre service in preparation for the Day of Atonement. Sept. 16 (2 p.m.): Yom Kippur observance, with participants encouraged to consider how their actions affect the greater community. Followed at 6 p.m. by a Break-the-Fast Potluck.
Various times, for URLs see JewishCulturalSociety.org. Free, but donations appreciated online or by check (addressed to JCS, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108). Registration required at JewishCulturalSociety.org. 975-9872.
Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at Facebook.com
All invited to bring your own dinner & blanket to this outdoor picnic that includes a Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Also, the chance to try shofar blowing, and more. Apple cinnamon challah. Masks required.
5:30 p.m., Furstenberg Nature Area, 2626 Fuller Rd. Free. engage@BethIsrael-AA.org. [map]
Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko leads a frank conversation about death via Zoom.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org
Novelist James Tate Hill joins blind writer and educator M. Leona Godin to discuss (via Zoom) his new memoir, an account of his experience losing his sight as a teenager and spending 15 years trying to escape the stigma by pretending that he could see.
For URL see LiteratiBookstore.com
All invited to discuss (via Zoom) their metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices, including Vipassana and Pure Awareness meditation. Q&A.
For URL preregister at DeepSpring.org. $10-$30 suggested donation. 477-5848, DeepSpring9@gmail.com.
Sept. 7 & 21. Club members show their projected images (Sept. 7) and prints (Sept. 21) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Bridges." Also, presentations include "Style in Photography," (Sept. 7), by member Greg Czarnecki who uses an automotive theme and music to explore a style that captures images from different perspectives, and member Dietmar Haenchen on "Images of Southern India and Myanmar (Burma)" (Sept. 21). Proof of Covid vaccination required.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Liberty. Free. 327-4781. [map]
(Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021). Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi.
State Theatre. 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. Proof of vaccination-or negative Covid test within past 72 hours-required.
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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Drop Dead Divas."
7:30 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl, #100, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. Preregistration required by text (preferred) or email. 678-2782, sabrina@OperaOnTap.com. [map]
Ark: Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill
Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter duo whose recent debut collaboration, In the Game, is a collection of songs about a couple's coming together and falling apart that explores raw, vulnerable spaces in the highs and lows of the game of love. $20.
Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"
All songwriters invited for an online version of this popular open mike, now in its 25th year. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.
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