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Friday, November 12, 2021






 
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 All Day. 

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán: University Musical Society Digital School Day Presentation.

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Nov. 1-12. Renowned modern mariachi band with a history that dates back to the 1890s. Its repertoire blends traditional mariachi music with new, innovative pieces that engage audiences, often eliciting spontaneous gritos (sing-alongs). Prerecorded live from Tequila in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Recommended for kids in grades K-12 and their families.
For URL preregister at ums.org/performance/school-day-performance-mariachi-vargas-de-tecalitlan. Free. 764-2538.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Friday Morning Dirt Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride on mostly gravel roads, with destinations determined by group. 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.
Free. Info on "Joe's Breakfast": a2dan@sbcglobal.net. "Morning Dirt": (412) 302-9960.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Joes Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Guided Fall Color & Sandhill Crane Tour": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Oct. 10-Nov. 24. Maps for fall color routes and crane viewing areas are available at the Discovery Center desk. Also, on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free; Michigan recreation passport ($17 at the gate) required. 475-3170. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Wine, Women, & Shopping": Chelsea Merchants 16th Annual Ladies Day.

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Nov. 12 & 13. Holiday gift sales at shops identified by strands of multicolor pennants, as well as raffle drawings. Wine tastings and menu specials in participating restaurants. See website for details.
Starting 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (many shops stay open until 8 p.m. or so), downtown Chelsea. Free admission. ShopChelseaMich.com/wine-women-shopping. 475-3539.


 11 a.m. & 12:30,1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. Expedition Reef (11 a.m.) explores the life cycle of coral reefs and what scientists are doing to keep coral bleaching events at bay. Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) shows off of the current night sky. Sea Monsters (1:30 p.m.) follows an animated Late Cretaceous water creature though the great inland sea that divided North America in 2.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. Masks required. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Native American Heritage Month: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 1-30. AADL staffers read quotes, recommend books, highlight local artists, and more to celebrate the lives of Native Americans.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Sandra Osip Exhibition "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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This one person exhibition features new work by the artist.Sandra Osip was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned Bachelor of
Science from Wayne State University, and Master of Fine Arts
from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received two Michigan
Council of Arts awards and a public art commission titled
"Progression" for the Detroit People Mover "Art in the Stations"
project, in the Fort/Cass Station.

Osip's artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Hill Galleryin Birmingham, Michigan, Wasserman Project, Detroit, Michigan and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and it can be found in many permanent art collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, Robert and Karen Duncan, Ray-O-Vac, Cranbrook Art Museum, and 1st National Bank of Chicago.
Sandra moved to New York 1990. She received a McDonald
residency in Peterboro, New Hampshire in 1992, and was the
recipient of the prestigious New York Foundation of Arts award.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Gallery, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 936 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



 noon - 5 p.m.  Free! 

Stephanie Sarris Exhibition "Rhythmic Patterns": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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Sarris' paintings are acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas. The theme of her work is genre based environments/objects that she has experienced. The spaces and objects reflect images that have affected her emotionally. They constantly incorporate the balance of structure vs. gesture. The selection of the grid structure is used as a digest to view ideas drawn from a spectrum of personal/cultural sources. The compositions reflect interior spaces that contain various objects and/or spatial viewpoints. The placement of images, colors and brushstrokes connection to rhythm/movement is essential. The element of rhythm is passionate and spiritual through every mark and stroke. Intense hues of color are used to create an all over pattern that is both gesture and calligraphic. The touch is expressive through its vigorous application.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 963 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



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"Belfast": Michigan Theater.

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Opens Nov. 12 Kenneth Branagh directs this poignant drama following the childhood of a boy from a working-class family in Belfast.
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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


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"Dune": Michigan Theater.

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Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic about a young man destined to ensure the future of his people.
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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


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"The French Dispatch": Michigan Theater.

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Nov. 1-16 Wes Anderson directs this anthology film depicting the goings on at a fictional weekly magazine.
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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. & Fri. if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Biodiversity Lab Chats": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 21. Museum educators show how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
Natural History Museum Biodiversity Genomics Lab, 1105 North University. Free. Masks required. 764-0478. [map]


 1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m. 

"A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call": A2SF & UMMA.

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On a simple phone call, you and another audience member - nameless strangers to one another - follow a carefully crafted set of directives. Throughout the journey, a portrait of each other emerges through fleeting moments of exposure and the simple sound of an unseen voice.
This presentation runs each evening from November 9 - 14, 2021, at various times. This experience is conducted entirely over the participant's phone.
Tickets are $10 for general audiences and $5 for students. Each part is a self-contained, complete artistic experience. It is not essential to do both parts or to participate in Part One before Part Two to enjoy the shows.
A Thousand Ways is a three-part performance in which you are the actor and you are the audience. Your words, actions, gestures, silence, thoughts, and willingness are the tools. You need no training. You are the expert. This presentation follows this past summer's successful July run.
Obie Award-winning theatermakers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, know
Phone. $10 general audience | $5 for students. thousandways@a2sf.org https://tickets.a2sf.org/events



 1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call": 600 Highwaymen (Ann Arbor Summer Festival).

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Nov. 9-14. Reprise of the summer production of this virtual interactive performance art piece curated by NYC theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone-the duo behind the Obie-winning company 600 Highwaymen-in which 2 randomly chosen ticket holders speak on the phone and, guided by an automated voice, follow a scripted set of prompts. The questions start out silly ("Name the yellow-colored items around you") and grow progressively more intimate ("What's a detail you think someone wouldn't notice in a person they admired") with the aim of encouraging storytelling, triggering imagination, and nurturing empathy. After an hour of connecting, or not, the phone call finishes in the same fashion as the beginning: with an instruction to hang up. Suitable for ages 16 & up.
1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, & 7 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), for URL preregister at a2sf.org. Tickets $10 (students, $5) online or by calling 764-2538. BoxOffice@a2sf.org. [map]


 3-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Hanukkah Bazaar: Women of Temple Beth Emeth.

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Nov. 12, 14, 19, & 21. Sale of gelt, candles, dreidels, menorahs, gift wrap, toys, cards, kitchen items, jewelry, and more.
3-7:30 p.m. (Fri.) & 2-5 p.m. (Sun.), WTBE gift shop, 2309 Packard. Free admission. Masks required. (216) 288-7841. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Religion and Materiality: Re-thinking a Complex Relation from the Angle of Food": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk (via Zoom) by Utrecht University (Netherlands) religious studies professor Birgit Meyer.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/umjsnovember. Free. 763-9047.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Animal/Vegetable/Mineral": U-M Residential College Art Exhibition Receptio.

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There will be a reception for artist Susan Crowell's Animal/Vegetable/Mineral exhibit on November 12 from 4-6pm. The exhibit will be on display at the RC Art Galley from October 1 through November 12.
In this exhibit, Residential College and Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design Professor of Art Susan Crowell presents, among other works, a series of wall plaques depicting endangered species. In Professor Crowell's effort to, "...question our interactions with the animal world and our impact upon it," she has installed images of elephants and donkeys as protagonists and antagonists in political struggle, and polar bears as victims of global warming.
"Animal/ Vegetable/Mineral presents an occasion to speak about my most compelling interests-plants and animals--within the mineral rubrics of clay," she says.
This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required for all attendees. Vaccination is not required but highly encouraged.
East Quadrangle, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu [map]



 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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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/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Recipe Share: Build a Board": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers demonstrate how to make a platter of assorted finger foods and small bites.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 6:15 p.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class. 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!
Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night.

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All invited to play any type of tabletop game, including board games, role playing, and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
The Tech Brewery, 1327 Jones Dr., ste. #106. Free. victor@LHPress.com. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"AI in Advanced Air Mobility: Drones and More": Ann Arbor District Library Friday Night AI.

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U-M aerospace engineering department professor Ella Atkins discusses recent progress and challenges in AI aviation.
For URL see aadl.org/node/579732 fifteen minutes before event starts. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"VIJAYI: The Rise to Victory": U-M Indian American Students Association Cultural Show.

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U-M students present an evening of old and new Indian culture, featuring Western and Eastern fashion shows, music, and a variety of student-choreographed performances that showcase various Indian dance styles performed in traditional regalia. This popular show usually sells out in advance.
Michigan Theatre. Tickets $15-$20 in advance online at muto.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Unseen Body": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Physician and naturalist Jonathan Reisman discusses (via Zoom) his new book about surprising medical insights he has gathered into how the ecosystem of the human body reflects the natural world around it.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-10. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"16th Annual Compassionate Feast": Huron Valley Humane Society Fundraiser.

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A livestream program featuring cocktail mixing demos by Mayor Christopher Taylor, musical entertainment by the big-voiced Big Rapids singer-songwriter May Erlewine, and a presentation by Sterling "TrapKing" Davis, the Atlanta-based founder of the mobile trap-neuter-return service TrapKing Humane. Also, silent auction. Ann Arbor 107.1 radio host Matthew Altruda emcees. Multiple-course vegetarian (or vegan) dinner available for curbside pick up the day of the event.
For URL preregister at hshv.org/feast. $75-$300. 662-5585.


 7 p.m. 

"All Together Now": Forever After Productions.

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Nov. 12-14. Sarah Chapman directs a 50-member cast in this Plymouth-based company's lively family-friendly musical-theater revue of tunes from Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Rent, Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act, Newsies, and more. Part of a program sponsored by Music Theatre International that allows local productions to be staged without licensing or other fees to help with the financial recovery from the pandemic and celebrate the return of live theatre. Skyline High School and Ann Arbor Civic Theatre also perform this revue this weekend (see listings).
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun), Risen Christ Church, 46250 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. Tickets $15 in advance at iHeartForeverAfter.com and (if available) at the door. 547-5156. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"All Together Now": Skyline High School.

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Nov. 12 & 13. Anne-Marie Roberts and Brodie H. Brockie codirect Skyline students in this musical-theater revue (see above).
Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets TBA in advance at skylinehstheatre.org, or at the door. Masks required. 994-6515. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

"Art & Animals": The Creature Conservancy.

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Conservancy staffers show off Sven the reindeer to ages 21 & up, followed by a hands-on painting demo led by local artist Mary Lewison using Sven as the model. BYOB and snacks.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $35 in advance at TheCreatureConservancy.org. Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 7 & 11 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand to God": U-M Basement Arts.

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Nov. 12 & 13. Vaughn Melbourne directs this student theater ensemble in a production of Robert Askins' 2011 dark comedy about a small-town Texas teen who finds an outlet for his anxiety at a Christian Puppet Ministry. His life is turned upside down when his puppet takes on a disturbing and irreverent personality of its own.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Fri. only), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin. Free. Masks required. facebook.com/basementarts. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

"Outer Space-Themed Maze and Escape Room": Dreamland Theater.

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Nov. 12 & 13. All invited to try an escape room which accommodates 6 people at a time who have less than an hour to work their way through a maze, along the way solving puzzles and riddles to help out a fellow lost space traveler.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $5-$10 per person; preregistration required by emailing info@DreamlandTheater.com. Masks required. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Changemakers": U-M School of Social Work/U-M Residential College Drama Program.

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Aria Davis directs a cast of School fo Social Work faculty, students, and alumni in this collaborative drama about the the early history of the school, from its creation in 1921 shortly after the end of a global Spanish Flu pandemic and the 1st World War through the height of the Great Depression, when the social work program moved to Detroit where it Among the major themes is the struggle for racial justice, including challenging segregation on the University of Michigan campus.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), School of Social Work, 1080 South University. Space limited, preregistration required at ssw.umich.edu/assets/rsvp-request/index.php?page=register&id=W325 (Nov. 12), ssw.umich.edu/assets/rsvp-request/index.php?page=register&id=W326 (Nov. 13), & ssw.umich.edu/assets/rsvp-request/index.php?page=register&id=W327 (Nov. 14). Info: email Emma Krzyzaniak at ekrzyzan@umich.edu. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tommy Ryman: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 12 & 13. Minneapolis-based comic whom Paste Magazine named one of "12 Great Stand-Up Comedians from the Midwest." He talks with affable whimsy about such things as growing up with hippie parents, dealing with the antics of his rescue dog, and the perils of planning a marriage proposal. 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Always … Patsy Cline": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 11-28 (except Nov. 25). Local actors perform Ted Swindley's musical based on the relationship between the famous country singer and a Houston housewife who was one of her biggest fans. The story, drawn largely from letters written between the two women, is interspersed with many of Cline's hits, including "Crazy," "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "Sweet Dreams."
7:30-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat. & Nov. 28) & 2-4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St, Dexter. Tickets $40-$48 in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Mam and Me": Michigan Irish Repertory Theatre.

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Nov. 12-14. David Kiley directs this local company in Dolores Mannion's one-act comedy about the ups & downs of a mother-daughter relationship. The play received its world premiere in Cork, Ireland, earlier this year. Preceded by music and Irish storytelling by MIRT artistic director Kiley and Mind the Gap Theatre founder Adrian Diffey. Distanced seating.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $25 in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/5265324 and at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative COVID test) required. 276-7183. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Ann Arbor native Jacob Joyce-a candidate for A2SO's permanent music director-conducts the orchestra in a program highlighted by Robert Schumann's Adventlied, an intriguing blend of sacred mystery and secular mysticism featuring the acclaimed Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman and the UMS Choral Union. Also, Ravel's arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and U-M grad student composer Michael Kropf's effervescent "High Spirits."
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $22-$80 in advance at a2so.com. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. Tickets.a2so.com. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jeremy Horn: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Contemporary Christian pop-rock singer-songwriter from Memphis, a fixture on Michigan's Smile-FM radio network with hits like "I Will See Angels 'Round Your Throne" and "First Love."
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance at GreenWoodCoffeeHouse.org or 665-8558 (leave a message with your name, performance date, & # of tickets), and at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"All Together Now": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Nov. 12-14. Brian E. Buckner directs local actors in this cabaret-style show (see the Forever After Production listing above). Stars Anne Bauman, Eli Gray, Lily Getcher, Jessica Terlep, Shannon Clark, Zoe Van Slooten, Kimberly Lock, Vicki Reackhof, Chris Yu, JD Benison, Louie Chen, Scott Johnston, Ryan Cupp, and others.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT, 322 W. Ann. Pay-what-you-can in advance at a2ct.org or at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. manager@a2ct.org. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Failure: A Love Story": U-M Residential College Players.

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Nov. 12 & 13. U-M junior MeKenna Forster directs RC students in Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins's whimsical, whacky 2016 fable. Set in 1928, it follows the lives of 3 daughters of a clockmaker through the successes and failures of their young adult lives until within a year, each comes to an untimely death.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 E. University. Pay-as-you-can at the door. Masks required. chrswong@umich.edu. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Funny Girl": U-M Musket.

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Nov. 12-14. Jonas McMullen directs this student ensemble in a production of Jule Styne's 1964 musical based on the life and career of Broadway star Fanny Brice, played by Barbra Streisand in the show's original run.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $15-$20 (students $7-$13) available in advance at ummusket.org and at the door. Masks required. musket.prod@umich.edu.


 8-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Grown Folks Salty Storytime": Booksweet Bookshop.

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Local writers tell original stories and original twists on childhood favorites, all of them revolving around eating and food. Local writer Patti Smith hosts. Ages 18 & up only.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration required at ShopBooksweet.com. Masks & proof of vaccination required. 929-4112. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Men on Boats": U-M Theatre Department.

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Nov. 11-14. Emily Lyon directs an all-female cast in Jaclyn Backhaus' satirical 2015 drama about John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition down the Colorado river, a play that one Time Out New York critic calls a "thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theater, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu/5216. Masks required. 764-2538. [map]


 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.

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Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by an optional lesson. Drinks & snacks.
8:30-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $12 (Tues.) & $15 (Fri.). TheDancePavilion.com, 369-9700. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Bladerunner": Michigan Theater.

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Exquisite re-release of Ridley Scott's renowned sci-fi cult classic, darker and bleaker than previous versions, about a former cop battling a group of mutinous androids.
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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Willy Porter Trio

Ensemble led by this pop-folk singer-songwriter from Milwaukee whose music blends roots-pop with elements of funk and country, and whose songs span a wide range of moods, from the trucker- inspired "Jesus on the Grille" and the girl-in-the-diner ode "Glow" to the erotic mysticism of "Watercolor," all accompanied by his intricately virtuosic acoustic guitar playing. $25. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Kris Kurzawa Quartet

Local quartet led by guitarist Kurzawa that plays jazz, soul, and avant-funk covers and originals. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Live: Jive Colossus Jive Colossus

Local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catlan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues dance music. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and a guitarist TBA. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spontaneous Jammers

New local rock 'n' roll band. [venue info]

 
 


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