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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.
Every Thurs., Mar. 31-May 26. All invited to walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants. Extra binoculars available. Meet at the Dow Prairie entrance at the east end of the Arb, Riverview Dr. at Riverview Ct. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.
U-M music professor Mark Clague on “The History and Influence of Motown Music.”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.
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 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. Tickets $5 (babies under age 1, free).Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575.
Mahjong is Back in March!Thursdays 12:30-2:30 p.m.Pre-registration requiredMasks Required.No shared snacks, Bring your own drink.Stay at home if you or other members are home are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus.Notify the office if you become ill for any reason. Pittsfield Township Community Center Community Area
Every Tues., Thurs. & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Tues., Fri.), or a 499er game (Thus.). If you plan to come without a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand. 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com.
Talk by UCLA urban planning professor Susanna Hecht. 1040 Dana Natural Resources Building, 440 Church. Free. Mask required. 763-0553.
Talk by Pamela Z, a composer, performer, and media artist who uses voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video to create live digital loops. She has also been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theater, film, and chamber ensembles, including Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.Michigan Theater. Free. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 936-0671.
This Philippines-born poet reads from and discusses his work. His latest collection, The Galleons, explores the immigrant journey of his Filipino-American family in the larger history and aftermath of colonialism. “He’s a fine observer who knows when to apply torque to what he sees and when to let his images speak for themselves,” says the renowned poet (and former Ann Arborite) Bob Hicock. “The fluidity with which Barot walks this difficult line between meaning and certainty makes these poems feel more born than made. This is a fantastic book.” Followed by a Q&A. Also, tomorrow Barot gives a free talk on “The Face of the Beloved” (10-11 a.m., 3222 Angell Hall).UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Livestream available for both programs at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free, but capacity limited. Mask required.
Screening of Jean-Paul Mertinez’ 2022 documentary that follows the Dalai Lama as he recounts his 1959 journey into exile.Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
Talk by Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw. Free. Mask required. 763-4687.
Mar. 31–Apr. 10. U-M theater alum Héctor Flores Komatsu directs U-M drama students in U-M theater professor José Casas’ drama about 5 homeless teens living in a rundown L.A. motel. Told through a series of vignettes, the play paints a picture of the cruel realities in which the most marginalized struggle to survive—all the while doing so in the shadow of Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), and 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.). Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $33 in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 764.2538.
Every Thurs. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance at aaComedy.com (recommended) and at the door. 996-9080.
Casaundra Freeman directs this Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu drama—the 1st post-lockdown play to open on Broadway—that brings the big questions of Waiting for Godot into contemporary life. Two young black men meet under a streetlight, talk smack, pass time, and hope for a better life. The New York Times called the play “blazingly theatrical and thrillingly tense.”8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Tickets $22 in advance at theatre-nova.ticketleap.com & at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 48 hours). 635-8450.