"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).more >
"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).< less
Jan. 14-24. Bass-baritone Tines, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs this program that intersperses readings with 3 songs, all on social justice themes. The music is highlighted by "You Want the Truth, but You Don't Want to Know" from Anthony Davis's opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, a role Tines will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May. Also, "Vigil," a song dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor that Tines co-wrote with Igee Dieudonné, and "Shake the Heavens" from John Adams' Nativity oratorio El Niño. This free online presentation is in anticipation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming UMS concerts in March.
Anytime from Jan 14 until Jan. 24. For URL, go to ums.org
Every Thurs., Jan. 13-Feb. 17. Series of 6 weekly talks (via Zoom) on the environmental, political, and economic issues facing global waterways. Jan. 13: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes regional coordinator Ellen Brody on "Exploring Your National Marine Sanctuaries." Jan. 20: Brown University environmental studies professor Laurence Smith on "Rivers of Power." Jan. 27: University of North Carolina hydrology professor Tamlin Pavelsky on "Global Rivers: A New View from Space." Feb. 3 (1-2:30 p.m.): U-M environmental science professor Andrew Gronewold on "A History of Water Accumulation and Loss in the Great Lakes." Feb. 10: U-M Oceanography professor Brian Arbic on "The Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana and the Ocean Corps." Feb. 17: U-M environmental engineering professor Nancy Love on "Making the Provision of Water Services Efficient and Equitable."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), for URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $60 for the 6-lecture series ($35 for members). $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $25 a year. 998-9351.
Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats and dogs. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Events also hosted at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). Tickets $5 (babies under age 1, free).
Preregistration required at tickettailor.com
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
"Misidentifications in the Pohrt Collection of Native American Photography ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
"Misidentifications in the Pohrt Collection of Native American Photography ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.< less
The Richard Pohrt Jr. Collection contains some 1,470 photographs related to Native Americans and their history, taken mainly between 1860 and 1920 by more than 150 photographers. The majority of photographs are of people from tribes west of the Mississippi, with the Apache, Cheyenne, Crow, and Lakota/Dakota particularly well represented.
Both studio and outdoor photographs reflect the dramatic upheavals in Native American life from the expansion of the United States of America. Our speaker, Jakob Dopp, will discuss some of the challenges of cataloging this collection and other aspects of the project, including collaboration with Native American Tribal authorities and other consultants about how to deal with culturally sensitive materials and dissemination
This class meets on Thursday, January 20.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $10. (734) 998-9351. Olli.firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Partners required on Fridays only. If you plan to come without a partner on Tuesday or Thursday, email email@example.com beforehand. Refreshments available.
Games start at 1-4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. Masks required. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
All invited to learn about and practice this Japanese style of flower arranging. Led by instructors TBA. Floral materials provided, bring your own container.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. $20. Preregistration required at email@example.com, space limited. Masks and proof of completion of online U-M Covid-19 safety screening (responsiblue.umich.edu) required. mbgna.umich.edu. [map]
For URL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353.
Every Wed.-Sun, Jan. 20-Feb. 27. Lynch Travis directs the world premiere of award-inning Inkster playwright Jeffry Chastang's drama set in an aging Detroit housing project, where a 71-year-old lifelong resident bumps heads with her 49-year-old son named Ceege as they gamble on change, each other, and the daily lottery. Cast: Sandra Love Aldridge & Jonathan West.
3 p.m. (Wed., Thu., Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $25-51 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]
Wasentha's Mosaics Auction - Cloud Series. December 17, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
You can view the pieces for auction on her site: wasenthasmosaics.com
Reserve your spot today to attend in-person - max 8 allowed in space - or participate through Zoom.
Register at link provided. All links for in-person and Zoom will be provided in the automatic response to your registration. In-person and auctions guidelines will follow.
Peaceful Dragon School, 1945 Pauline Blvd., Suite B. Free. Hybrid. 734-882-5033. email@example.com https:
Every Thurs. All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other odd item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. Livestream available at MeetUp.com
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty ste. 225. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD), on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. will host a virtual annual meeting and election for three district directors. Starting on the 6th day of December, 2021, absentee ballots will be available for voting in this election at the Conservation District Office located at, 705 N. Zeeb Rd, Suite 201, Ann Arbor, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by request. Residents of legal age who can demonstrate residency in the Conservation District by one (1) piece of identification are eligible to vote in this election. Candidates for the director positions include: Howard Sias, Shannon Brines, Hannah Weber and Matt Nolan. Absentee ballots are due by 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 20th.
Annual meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP is required for attendance. To register please visit the website: www.washtenawcd.org, or contact the WCCD at 734-302-8715.
Robin Hills Farm Event Center, We are inside on the second floor--suite 201, Chelsea. $15. 7343028710. firstname.lastname@example.org www.washtenawcd.org
Join us for our monthly meetings. Guest speakers will share information, tips and tricks. Consider joining our crew!
Meeting are held via Zoom *at least until March - then location TBD.
email: email@example.com for information
October: Conserve Water Gardening - Carol Brodbeck
November: Garden Design - People and Water - Susan Bryan
January: Comfort, Ease & Simplicity - Jan Coppola Bills
February: Gardens to Art: Beginner's Guide to Photographing Flowers & Plants
March: Perennials For Pollinators: Laurie Medrea
April: Getting to know our County Conservation District - Summer Roberts
zoom - email for info, 1373 W Textile Rd, Saline. Free. 7346526465. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Masks and vaccinations required. facebook.com
"Sing to the Colors: My Complicated Love Song to the University": U-M Bentley Historical Library Making Michigan Series.more >
"Sing to the Colors: My Complicated Love Song to the University": U-M Bentley Historical Library Making Michigan Series.< less
Former Detroit News reporter James Tobin discusses (via Zoom) his new history of the U-M.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Jan. 20-23 & Jan. 27-30. Caroline Huntoon directs local young actors in this critically acclaimed musical about a happy-go-lucky sponge who lives in a pineapple on the ocean floor. Based on a Nickelodeon cartoon, it garnered 12 Tony nominations when it opened in 2018. An all-star roster supplied original songs, among them Steven Tyler, the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, and Sara Bareilles.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.). YPT Blackbox Theater, 331 Metty Dr., ste. 3. Tickets $15 in advance at youngpeoplestheater.com and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 222-4006. [map]
Every Thurs. & Sun. (except Nov. 25). Huron Valley Humane Society humane education reps introduce all ages to the basics of hatha-style yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Also, interact with adoptable cats. Dress prepared to work out. Suitable for age 12 & up (all 16 & under must be accompanied by adult).
7:30-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Sun.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10. 661-3575. [map]
Indian-born novelist Thrity Umrigar joins Pakistani American fiction writer Soniah Kamal to discuss (via Zoom) her latest novel, a tender tale about a journalist who returns to India to cover the story of a Hindu woman attacked by her own family for marrying a Muslim man.
For URL see literatibookstore.com
Canceled and Postponed Events:
Talk by this noted contemporary painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist, best known for layering social commentary in his portraits of American Founding Fathers. His work, Flay (James Madison), is the centerpiece of the ongoing UMMA exhibit Unsettling Histories: Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism.
Michigan Theater. Free. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 936‑0671. [map]
Blue LLama: Ellen Rowe Trio
Jazz trio led by pianist Rowe, a U-M jazz professor whose repertoire includes original compositions and reimagined versions of standards.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Last Word: The Pherotones
A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Ypsi Alehouse: Daring Detour
Introspective blues- and folk-flavored rock by the local acoustic duo of vocalist Kathi Dvorin and guitarist DeVeaux Gauger.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Jean Wilson & Friends
Jazz standards by a Saline quartet fronted by singer-pianist Wilson.
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