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Mar. 8-Apr. 24. Reprise of the summer production of this 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 meet on opposite ends of a table, separated by a pane of glass, to follow a scripted set of prompts. The questions start out simple (“Have you ever broken a bone?”) and grow progressively more intimate (“Have you ever broken a heart?”) with the aim of encouraging storytelling, triggering imagination, and nurturing empathy. The hour-long encounter ends in a “startling and powerful,” way according to the New York Times reviewer, who also called the piece “a joy,” and “a work of inquisitive humanity and profound gentleness.” Suitable for ages 16 & up. UMMA Irving Stenn Jr. Family Gallery, 525 S. State. Tickets $10 (students, $5). Preregistration required at a2sf.org or by calling 764-2538. Mask required. BoxOffice@a2sf.org.
March 13 - April 13. Creal Microgallery presents ‘Snails and the Infinite,' an exhibition of small sculptures by Portland, Maine artist Robin Carlson. These sculptures depict a playful grouping of snails sporting a range of surreal alternatives to traditional shells.
Carlson describes ‘play’ as being one of the primary motivators in her artistic process. “My world, the things I am passionate about and what matters to me at the end of the day, is a place where ‘play’ is taken seriously and everything is a puzzle. Problem solving becomes silly and fun.” The results are indeed silly and fun— snail shells made of sushi, or ice cream sundaes, or gruesomely dislodged eyeballs. They harken back to gift shop miniatures, to emojis, and in some instances to comics and gross-out toys of the 80s and 90s. Carlson says she’s been making toys since she was around 6-7 years old, and has always enjoyed collecting things. Over time she has grown to enjoy creating her own toy collections, exploring variations on a theme. By working from a constant starting point— in this case the snail— she enjoys exploring the infinite possibilities for play.
So, why snails? Carlson says they remind her of the “deep realities of life. When I concentrate on the smallness of the world, the bugs beneath our feet, the flowers popping up in spring, a broken egg on the sidewalk, I remember to be appreciative of nature and all that is small. Within the form of the humble snail is infinity.” Carlson also sees snails as a great example of the universal law of duality: soft and hard, malleable and fragile, fleeting and ancient. The shell is structural, defined and geometric. But a snail’s body is amorphous, ever-changing and organic. It is almost ironic then, that the shell becomes the shapeshifting canvas. Like a hermit crab making a tin can its new home, Carlson swaps in birthday cake or spaghetti and meatballs in place of a snail shell. She encourages viewers to look more closely and pay attention. Carlson’s work invites viewers to use their imaginations and remain open to the unexpected.
A chance to take photos (prices TBA) with the Easter Bunny. For up-to-date hours and to reserve an appointment see shopbriarwood.com Free admission. 769-9610.
Every Mon., Jan. 24-Apr. 18. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women’s chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Led by new director Ben Gaughran, with piano accompanist Joshua Marzan.First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). Masks and vaccinations required. WomensChamberChorus.com, 665-9271.
Every Monday. Virtual talks by national scholars. Mar. 7: University of Chicago anthropology professor Teresa Montoya on “Regulating Risk and Water Contamination in Dine Communities.” Mar. 14: University of Notre Dame environment professor Maira Hayat on “Ethical Labor in an Irrigation Bureaucracy.” Mar. 21: St. Olaf College anthropology professor Vivian Choi on “Experimental Collaborations Across the Indian Ocean.” Mar. 28: U-M environment professor Rebecca Hardin and English professor David Porter on “Community Narratives and Carbon Economies.” URLs at events.umich.edu/group/1807, Free. 763-2066.
Every Mon. All invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that’s played with colorful tiles instead of cards.Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). Masks required. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 794-6250.
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. online lesson on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email email@example.com or call 998-9353.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353.
March 28 22nd annual "Wet Meadow Burn": Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow.
City parks natural area program staff conduct the annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. "It's quite a sight--my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them," says one parent. "I think it's quite safe for kids of any age if they're with a parent." In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed until March 29th or later. See www.wetmeadow.org for updates. Main event: 4:00 p.m. at Wet Meadow III (near Allen School), Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. 734-971-5870.
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom or in person. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
Every Mon. Performances by up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram (search “Blind Pig Comedy Show”). Age 21 & up only. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996-8555.