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. email@example.com https:
Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
For more information, including the URL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 794-6250.
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]
Sept. 8-11. A 25-minute outdoor performance by Vim Vigor, a 4 person physical dance company directed by U-M professor Shannon Gillen. With an original symphonic score by Scott Li, the performance offers an immersive experience leading to a cathartic closeness that contrasts our pandemic-induced isolation. Bring a smart phone with ear buds for the full experience.
Eda U. Gerstacker Grove (Behind the Duderstadt Center), 2281 Bonisteel. Free. email@example.com, 917-415-4033. [map]
Every Wed. A facilitated conversation(via Zoom) in which participants are invited to share stories and reflections about aging, generations, hopes, and related topics in "uncertain times."
Register online at olli-umich.org
Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com
Reconnect with yourself-mind, body, and spirit! This slower paced style of yoga is a good compliment to our fast-paced lifestyles. Passive asanas (postures) are held for long periods of time, sometimes up to 3-5 minutes, allowing the deep connective tissue to stretch, the fascia to release, and an increase circulation in the joints. Learn to listen to your body and breath, how subtle movements can change the asana completely, and how to find peace in that which brings you discomfort.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in for $15 or use a class package. Register on Mindbody or www.motathaiyoga.com
(The studio is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $15 drop in (or package prices). email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
All invited to read and discuss poetry or short fiction (via Zoom). Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
(sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free.
(Ron Howard, 1991). 30th anniversary screening of this political thriller about 2 Chicago firefighters who must overcome their brotherly competitiveness. Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]
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Zoom panel discussion with 3 county officials-chief public defender Delphia T. Simpson, sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, and county commissioner Sue Shink.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Ark: Open Stage
All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up (doors open 7:30 p.m.) to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark. $3 (members, seniors, & students, $2).
Ypsi Alehouse: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. 6¬-8 p.m.
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