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 Fri. A moderate-paced ride, 25 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at the Riverview Cafe in Dexter. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks. For other AABTS rides, see aabts.org.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-2096.
Whether it's been a long-term goal of yours or a more recent, pandemic-inspired one to figure out how to meal plan and cook from scratch on a regular basis, it all starts with what's in your pantry. In this workshop with FWW team member Liza Baker, we'll take a look at how to stock your kitchen with the best-choice foods-whatever your current eating style.
virtual. Online. $12 per person. (734) 418-2188. https:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-415-4033. [map]
Fifteen-minute virtual talk by U-M classical archaeology professor Christopher Ratté examining a 2nd-century BCE structure in western Turkey.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu
Guest conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados-a candidate for permanent conductor-leads the orchestra's season opener, highlighted by a performance of Tchaikovsky's opulent Rococo Variations, with 20-year-old NYC-based cellist Zlatomir Fung, winner of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition. Also, Alejandro Basulto's striking tone poem Personas Invisibles and Brahms' vernal masterpiece Symphony no. 2. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required.
Time (TBA) at a2so.com
All ages 5-11 invited to watch Madagascar, the animated comedy about animals from the Central Park Zoo who find themselves stranded on Madagascar. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $35 (additional children, $15), preregistration required at hshv.org
Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com
Golden Anniversary Party - A Benefit for the Restoration of Gordon Hall: Dexter Area Historical Society.more >
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Help us celebrate 50 years of bringing Dexter's history to life! Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. Tours of historic Gordon Hall and the newly renovated milk house from 6-7:00. After a short program beginning at 7:00, we will have music, DJ, dancing, raffle, snacks, beer, and wine until 10:00. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit the Dexter Area Historical Society.
Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road, Dexter. $50. 734-395-4106. email@example.com dexterhistory.org [map]
Dinner, cocktails, live auctions, and more. Also, presentations from staff, former clients, and youth leaders.
Ypsilanti Historic Freight House, 100 Market Place, Ypsi. Tickets $175 in advance by Sept. 7 at OzoneHouse.org
Hands-on demo, led by a WCPARC staffer, for families or households of up to 4 members. Suitable for beginners age 8 & up; masks strongly recommended.
6 & 7 p.m., check in at the Independence Lake County Park Beach Center parking lot, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. $10 per family/household (additional vehicle entry fee required); preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100). firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. [map]
Local guitarist Pete Bryant leads a round of campfire songs on the beach. Also, the chance to learn about various nature-related educational materials at a table set up by WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle. Picnic tables provided on the grass; bring a camp chair, if you like, to sit closer to the lake. Lemonade and s'mores. No swimming. Masks strongly recommended.
Check in at the Independence Lake County Park Beach Center Pavilion, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (Activity #IL431310). $5 per family/household up to 4 members (additional vehicle entry fee required). firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. [map]
A Ypsi-based BMR volunteer storyteller reads from a picture book TBA on themes relating to the African diaspora. Suitable for kids in grades preK-5 and their families. Outdoor event, but masks required.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. bookshop.org
Square dancing to live bluegrass, country, and vintage pop by the local Picks & Sticks Stringband. Cider and doughnuts available. Proceeds used to preserve the nearby Jarvis-Stone School and Dickerson Barn.
Three Cedars Farm, Six Mile Rd. just west of Curtis Rd. north off North Territorial. $5 donation (SAHS members, $3) at the door only. (248) 437-6651.
This month's schedule includes home games against Duke (Sept. 2, 7 p.m.), Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 6, 4 p.m.), New Hampshire (Sept. 10, 7 p.m.), Chicago State (Sept. 13, 7 p.m.), Notre Dame (Sept. 21, 7 p.m.), and Northwestern (Sept. 26, 4 p.m.). See mgoblue.com for masking and vaccination requirements.
U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person). mgoblue.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 764-0247. [map]
This month's schedule includes home matches vs. Duke (Sept. 10, 7p.m.), North Carolina (Sept. 12, 1 p.m.), EMU (Sept. 17, noon), Boston College (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.), Dayton (Sept. 18, 4 p.m.), and Michigan State(Sept. 26, 1 p.m.). See mgoblue.com for masking and vaccination requirements.
Crisler Center (Sept. 10, 12, & 26) and Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. (Sept. 17 & 18). Tickets $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). email@example.com, 764-0247. [map]
"Golden Anniversary Party: A Benefit for the Restoration of Gordon Hall": Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum.more >
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Outdoor party under a big tent featuring dancing to pop music by disc jockey, a 50/50 raffle, sweet and salty snacks, and an open bar. Preceded from 6-7 p.m. by guided tours of the historic Gordon Hall and the newly renovated milk house, the only surviving original outbuilding on the property.
Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd. at Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter. $50 per person in advance only at DexterHistory.org. 426-2519, DexMuseum@aol.com. [map]
Sept. 10 & 11. This Flint native is a veteran stand-up comic known for his unusual combination of an easygoing persona and a wildly extremist comic mind. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
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). 996-9080, aaComedy.com. [map]
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. Proof of vaccination-or negative Covid test within past 72 hours-required.
Michigan Theater. 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. Schedule online at MichiganTheater.org. [map]
This local ensemble led by guitarist Alex Belhaj presents "Boodle-Am Shake," a program showcasing a range of New Orleans jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and marches to rags, pop tunes, and classical favorites. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]
A Louisiana native currently living in Boston who is often compared to Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, Gauthier specializes in vividly detailed, sharply observed songs about people on the edge that one critic has dubbed "country noir." Also known for the luminous purity of her singing, Gauthier has a new CD, Rifles & Rosary Beads, a collection cowritten by U.S. veterans and their families that exhibits what Gauthier calls "the power of song to tell a story that's almost impossible to tell without a melody."
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $20 in advance at GreenWoodCoffeeHouse.org or 665-8558 (leave a message with your name, performance date, & # of tickets), and at the door. [map]
Canceled and Postponed Events:
Sept. 10 & 11. One of the longest-running comedy improv groups in the country, Chicago's popular Second City troupe lampoons contemporary political, cultural, and social events in an evening of short sketches.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $36 (students with ID, $26) in advance at TheArk.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]
Blind Pig: Die Laughing
Primal metal music by this southeast Michigan quartet. "If you thrive for the meaty intensity of Helmet with the fire of early Mastodon, then you need Die Laughing in your life," says Loud Hailer critic Chuck Marshall. Openers: Michigan metal bands M-102 and Die-Sect. $10.
Blue LLama: Vincent Chandler Quintet
Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit trombonist Chandler.
Club Above: Polo Frost & David Blue
Local hip-hop duo.
Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz
Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier.
Mash: Jason Dean
Local postmodern pop singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop
Local girl-group-style trio of singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica, and a new lead vocalist TBA. With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer T. Kinks Heiss.
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