Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in November 2022
November 13, 2022
“Pickleball”: Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Every Wed.–Sun., Sept. 30–Dec. 17. Rhiannon Ragland directs the world premiere of actor-playwright (and Purple Rose founder) Jeff Daniels’ comedy about America’s fastest growing sport. Four below-average players try to overcome their own limitations to achieve greatness in a game that has nothing to do with pickles. Cast: Ryan Carlson, Kate Thomsen, Lynch Travis, Jonathan West, and Caitlin Cavannaugh. 3 p.m. (Wed., Thurs., & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.). Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $34–$52 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.
“Science Forum Demos”: U-M Museum of Natural History.
Every Sat. & Sun. (except Nov. 20, 26, & 27). Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos for age 5+. “Shedding Light on Magnets” (11 a.m.) explores magnetism, magnetic fields, and what magnets have to do with cell phones. “Out of the Water and Back Again: A Whale’s Tale” (3 p.m.) explores the amazing evolutionary histories of whales and other creatures. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. Free. 764–0478.
Concert4aCause promoting Early College Alliance: Northside Community Church
SUNDAY, 13 November, 6:00 PM
CONCERT4aCAUSE - Program #31
Folk Singer-Songwriters, Chris DuPont & Kylee Phillips, and Hip-Hop artist, Nadim Azzam, perform on this free fundraising concert open to all ages.
Raising awareness & funds for Early College Alliance @ Eastern Michigan University.
ECA is an organization enabling college completion for local public high school students across economic, cultural and racial divides.
Attend in person, or watch online at concert4acause.org - both are free.
Donations to ECA@EMU will be gratefully accepted in person at the concert, or online at:
Guided Walks: Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, & 30. Walks organized around a theme. People of all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) invited to explore the natural wonder of the grounds as the seasons change. Closed-toed shoes required. Severe weather cancels. Arrival 15 minutes before start time is recommended. Nov. 2 (5:30–6 p.m.): Animals and the Earth prepare for winter. Nov. 6 (1–2 p.m.): Plants and animals prepare for winter. Nov. 9 (5:30–6:30 p.m.): Aquatic organisms prepare for winter. Nov. 13 (1–2 p.m.): Where do aquatic animals go in winter? Nov. 16 (5:30–6:30 p.m.): Sounds of twilight. Nov. 30 (5:30–6:30 p.m.): Flashlight scavenger hunt. Free; metered parking. Front steps, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. 647–7600.
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Washtenaw Housing Alliance.
Nov. 13–19. A week of events to bring attention to hunger and homelessness. Highlights: The “State of Homelessness & Affordable Housing Symposium” (Nov. 15, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Morris Lawrence Building, WCC) includes a speech by CNN contributor Abdul El-Syed, author of Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey in the Heart of Our Political Epidemic. Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase fundraiser (see 17 Thursday listing) presents a set by Detroit comedian Andy Beningo. The week culminates with a Hustle for Housing March (Nov. 19, 10 a.m.–noon, starting at Liberty Plaza). Various times and places. 662–2829. annarborshelter.org/homelessness-and-affordable-housing.
Museum Highlight Tours: U-M Museum of Natural History.
Every Sat. & Sun. (except Nov. 20, 26, & 27). 30-minute tour of the museum’s exhibits and galleries, as well as an introduction to some current U-M Biological Sciences research projects. Noon & 2 p.m., MNH, 1105 North University. Free. Limited capacity. Sign up at the welcome desk. 764–0478.
U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Daily. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Sea Monsters (11:30 a.m.) follows a curious dolichorhynchops (an extinct species of marine reptile) as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, meeting long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles and fish, sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur. The Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. Mars: One Thousand One (1:30 p.m.) tells the story of what humans might face with the first manned journey to Mars. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.
Nov. 5–6, 12–13, 19–20. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. The primary goal for each of these days is to remove invasive shrubs, unless otherwise noted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. Various times & locations: Check online at bit.ly/A2NAPworkday. Free. 794–6627.
“Rescue Reading”: Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Every Sun. (10–11:30 a.m.). Kids read to adoptable animals to work on reading skills, using their own or provided books. Also, a group read-aloud and a dog meet-and-greet. For kids ages 6–11. No adults. HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $15. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, firstname.lastname@example.org, 661–3575.
“Stuffed Animal Slumber Party & Storytime”: Booksweet Bookshop.
Nov. 12 & 13. Kids (accompanied by parents) invited to drop off a stuffed animal on Nov. 12 for an overnight photo opportunity, then pick the animal up the next day and hear a storytime (1 p.m. Sunday) with local writer and illustrator Nellie Hutchinson, author of The Adventures of Guinea Butt and Lacy Loo, a picture book she wrote with her children about their pet guinea pigs. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (store hours), Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration required at ShopBooksweet.com. 929–4112.
“Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times”: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.
Every Sun. Livestream talks by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers. 11 a.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994–3387.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
Every Tues.–Sun. All age 6 & up invited into the museum’s Nature Lab and Micro Worlds Lab to use scientific tools and museum specimens to answer questions and solve problems. Schedule subject to change. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., MNH, 1105 North University. Free. 764–0478.
35th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center.
Nov. 6–18. This annual festival features select in-person appearances by Jewish writers, as well as livestream talks by over 20 other Jewish authors of books ranging from cookbooks, children’s books, and reference books to memoirs, self-help books, and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) For a complete schedule see book.jccannarbor.org.
Today: Talks by 5 local Jewish writers. Susan B. Miller discusses A Beautiful Land, her new dystopian novel about a teenage girl and her siblings displaced by political violence. Young adult writer Danica Davidson discusses Eva Mozes Kor’s poignant memoir I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived Auschwitz, a book aimed at middle grade readers that Davidson co-wrote. Acclaimed novelist Ann S. Epstein discusses One Person’s Loss, her new historical novel about Jewish newlyweds fleeing Nazi Germany for Brooklyn. Veteran local writer Ken Wachsberger talks about helping WWII hero Bernard Mednicki write his memoir, Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance. Parenting consultant Franki Bagdade discusses her I Love My Kids, But I Don’t Always Like Them: Expert Advice for Parents of Challenging Children. U-M Institute on Women & Gender researcher Michelle Segar discusses her new book, The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Holiday Open House: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Holiday treats & sales. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 662–5008.
Sunday Artisan Market.
Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 31st year. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913–9622.
First United Methodist Church Conversations about Science and Religion.
Topic TBA. 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in person or via Zoom, First United Methodist Church, Calkins Hall, 120 S. State St. For URL, contact email@example.com. Free. 662–4536.
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave. 11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. HAC-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com, 846–9418.
Holiday Celebration: KBK Christmas Shop.
Santa with live reindeer. Live music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Petting zoo with pony rides, scavenger hunt, take-home crafts, bonfire, s’mores and hot cocoa. Food trucks. Noon–4 p.m., KBK Garden Center, 6400 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission.
“Creature Encounters”: The Creature Conservancy.
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off some animals native to Michigan, including a cougar, an opossum, a wood turtle (2 & 4 p.m.) and a coyote (3 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy’s other animals. 1–5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. $13 (kids ages 2–12, $11; under age 2, free) at the door; $1 discount for advance purchase at thecreatureconservancy.org. 929–9324.
“Critter House Open Hours”: Leslie Science & Nature Center.
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27. A chance to view LSNC birds of prey and Critter House animals, which include frogs, turtles, snakes, and other species native to Michigan. 1–4 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 ($20/family). LeslieSNC.org, 997–1553.
“DIY Preschool Activity: Fun With Dots”: Ann Arbor District Library.
AADL staffers demonstrate activities with dot stickers that parents & caregivers of preschoolers can do at home. 1–2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327–4200.
“Pokémon Pile Up”: Ann Arbor District Library.
The chance for adults and kids ages 8 & up to play this popular trading card game projected on a giant screen. 1–4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. Free. 327–4200.
“Soot Sprite Spree Crochet”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Adults and kids ages 6 & up invited to make a palm-sized sprite, as seen in the Studio Ghibli anime movies Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, using a quick and simple crochet pattern. Beginners welcome; some previous crochet experience recommended. 1–2 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327–4200.
Monthly Meeting: Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society.
Open discussion and a program TBA. 1–4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free admission; metered parking. mbgna.umich.edu/events, 647–7600.
Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.
All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own. 1–4 p.m., location TBA. Proof of vaccination with booster required. Free. For location, call 478–3394 or 995–2519.
“Alligators and Their Reptile Relatives”: Waterloo Natural History Association.
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) representatives display live alligators and other animals and discuss their characteristics and habitats. 2–3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5); preregistration required at 475–3170. $11 ($16 at the gate) per vehicle state recreation passport required. wnha.org/events.
“Bernarda Alba”: U-M Musical Theatre Department.
Nov. 10–13. Linda Goodrich directs an all-female cast of U-M musical theater students in Michael John LaChiusa’s 2006 Off-Broadway 1-act musical, based on Federico García Lorca's 1936 play The House of Bernarda Alba, about a controlling, newly widowed mother who is challenged by her 5 rebellious daughters. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $24–$30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & the Michigan League Box Office, and at the door. 764–0583.
“Cool Orchids”: Ann Arbor Orchid Society Monthly Meeting.
Fair Orchids (Maplewood, NJ) owner Kim Feddersen discusses orchids that can be grown outdoors for 6 months. Also, a sale, an orchid raffle table, and members show-and-tell. 2–4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. AnnArborOrchids@aol.com.
“Critter House Open Hours”: Leslie Science & Nature Center.
Every Sun. (2–5 p.m.). A chance to view LSNC birds of prey and Critter House animals, which include frogs, turtles, snakes, and other species native to Michigan. LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 suggested donation ($20/family). LesliesNC.org, 997–1553.
“Into the Woods”: Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.
Nov. 4–6, 11, & 13. Nile Andah & Oluchi Nwaokorie direct high school students in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical, a “fractured fairy tale” with a witch who raps, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, an indecisive Cinderella, and a Prince Charming with a roving eye. This collage of fairy tales that begins as a lively fantasy ends as a moving lesson about community responsibility. Featuring one of Sondheim’s most eclectic scores, that ranges in style from jazz to vaudeville to rhapsodic ballads and operatic duets and trios. Tonight’s performance is preceded at 6 p.m. by an Opening Night Gala ($75 includes dinner and premium seating) to celebrate the Guild’s return to the recently remodeled Schreiber Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium. Tickets $20 (students and seniors, $15) in advance at showtix4u.com/events/ptg and at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Military Chaplain Field Items”: Saline Area Historical Society.
Talk by Ypsilanti teacher Robert Heskett, an amateur historian and historical artifact collector. 2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. email@example.com, 944–0442.
“Much Ado About Nothing”: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.
Nov. 4–6 & 11–13. David Widmayer directs local actors in Shakespeare’s high-spirited, sharp-tongued comedy about 2 sets of young lovers. One couple, both disdainful of love, are tricked into acknowledging each other, while the other couple’s love is nearly ruined by a deception that, abetted by the paranoia of returning military heroes, leads to trumped-up charges of infidelity. For this production, AACT incorporates contemporary music and themes and turns the play’s central characters into musicians and poets. 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Civic Theatre, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone and at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-2228.
“Overtures for a New Era”: Ann Arbor Concert Band.
David Leach conducts this 75-member band in a program featuring Joseph Willcox Jenkins’ American Overture for Band, Gershwin’s dynamic Cuban Overture, Philip Sparke’s Overture for a Great City, Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 for Band, and a new arrangement by the band’s principal euphonium player Todd Nichols of the finale of Stravinsky’s Symphony in E-Flat. Also, the band honors veterans with David Gillingham’s Crest of Honor and the Armed Forces Salute. 2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (kids under age 14, free) in advance at michigantheater.org/events & at the door. aaband.org, 478–7415.
“Remembering Wholeness: Darshan with The Mother”: Deep Spring Center.
All invited to ask spiritual and metaphysical questions of the Mother, a “being” channeled by Barbara Brodsky. Q & A. 2–5 p.m., for Zoom link, see deepspring.org/programs. Free, donations accepted.
“Sanctuary City”: Theatre Nova.
Every Thurs.–Sun., Nov. 4–Nov. 27. Carla Milarch directs Pulitzer-winning Polish American playwright Martyna Majok’s fast-paced, unsparing, and unsentimental drama about a pair of teenage lovers, undocumented immigrants who must navigate the broken promise of “sanctuary” when one of them learns that his mother will return to her country of origin. A New York Times reviewer called the play “masterly,” saying it “snaps with surprises” and “effectively embodies the way external forces—in this case, immigration policies in the United States—distort the inner lives of actual humans.” 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Mask & proof of vaccination required. Tickets $22 in advance at theatre-nova.ticketleap.com & at the door. 635–8450.
“The Cunning Little Vixen”: U-M Music School Voice Department.
Nov. 3-6. Tara Faircloth directs U-M voice students in Janacek’s masterful 1924 opera about a female fox’s journey through childhood, captivity, escape, childbearing, and old age. The action, which includes both human and animal characters, achieves a fine balance between the cute and funny with a hard-edged realism. Sung in Czech, with English supertitles, the music is distinguished by its folk-inspired rhythms and motifs. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $33 in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & the Michigan League Box Office, and at the door. 764–0583.
“The Sweet Delilah Swim Club”: PTD Productions.
Nov. 10–13 & 16–19. Karrie Waarala directs this local theater company in a production of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten’s 2008 drama, a poignant yet comic story that follows 5 Southern women on their annual ladies’ weekends at a North Carolina beach cottage over the course of 30 years, where they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Stars Marie Jones, Rebecca Lane, Jennifer Heimberg, Deena Baty, and Cindy Franklin. 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students, seniors, & active military, $12) in advance at ptdproductions.com and at the door. 483–7345.
“Urinetown: The Musical”: Skyline High School.
Nov. 5, 6 & 11–13. Brodie H. Brockie directs Skyline students in Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s 1999 musical comedy satire about corporate control, political greed, and the call of nature. Set in the near-future, when a water shortage has led to a government control of toilets, the poor revolt for the freedom to pee. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, the Tony-award winning musical satires capitalism and social irresponsibility. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $12 (students, $10) in advance at skylinehstheatre.org. 994–6515.
Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.
Nov. 13 & 20. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation. 2–4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
Quilled Paper Earrings: Ann Arbor District Library.
Adults and kids ages 12 & up invited to try quilling—a form of paper craft which uses rolled, shaped, and glued paper—to make colorful earrings. 3–4:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327–4200.
“Detroit Tiki”: Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.
Renee Tadey, author of Detroit Tiki: A History of Polynesian Palaces & Tropical Cocktails, discusses the mid-20th century Detroit tiki craze. 4 p.m., URL at CulinaryHistoriansAnnArbor.org/program-schedule. Free. email@example.com.
“The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach”: U-M Music School.
Nov. 6, 13, & 20. Part of a series of 18 concerts in which U-M organ professor James Kibbie performs all of Bach’s 281 surviving organ works. Today’s program: Fantasia and Fugues in A Minor & G Minor, Duetti from Clavier-Übung Vol. III, Advent chorales from the Orgelbüchlein, as well as chorales from the Neumeister Collection, and individual chorales not a part of any collection. 4 p.m.
28th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.
Music, readings, and speeches by local representatives from many faith traditions on the topic of building community connection. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. Refreshments. 4–6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1385 Green Rd. Free; preregistration requested by Nov. 12 at bit.ly/IRT-celebration, but walk-ups welcome. irtwc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eisenhower Dance Detroit: First Presbyterian Church Open Doors Creative Arts Series.
This veteran contemporary dance repertory company performs works by artistic director Stephanie Pizzo and other contemporary choreographers. 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. firstpresbyterian.org.
Michigan Chamber Players.
This popular ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs a program TBA. 4 p.m. U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204.
Ann Arbor Go Club.
Every Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game in person. Game materials provided. 5 p.m. until whenever, Conor O’Neill’s, 318 Main St. Check Facebook page bit.ly/annarborgo or email Drew at email@example.com to confirm location. Free.
“Vespers”: Concordia University.
The Concordia student chamber choir Arborsong performs a vespers program TBA. 6 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995–7537.
Ann Arbor Morris.
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. 6–8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717–1569 in advance to confirm location.
“Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.”
Singers and players of all ability levels and all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, woodwinds, hand percussion) welcome to this 1-hour open mic followed by 1 hour of group singing and playing with an emphasis on this month’s theme, “Songs of Simon and Garfunkel.” 7–9 p.m., Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Mask optional, vaccination strongly recommended. $5 for participants, spectators free. For information, contact email@example.com or see bit.ly/annarboracousticjamfacebook.
“Sunday Evening Game Night”: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.
Every Sun. An evening of playing popular board games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper handy. 7 p.m., for URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
"To Kill a Mockingbird": Fathom Events.
Fathom Events. Special screenings in local theaters with reduced capacity. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500).
Nov. 13 & 16: (Robert Mulligan, 1962). Classic based on Harper Lee’s novel. Gregory Peck. Emagine only. 1 p.m. (Wed.) & 7 p.m. (Sun.).
Auditions for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie: PTD Productions
Calling all actors for the longest running play of all time! Performance dates are February 23 - March 4. Auditions and performances will be held at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Visit our website for details - https://www.ptdproductions.com/auditions76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti. free. email@example.com. https://www.ptdproductions.com/auditions. (734) 478-1362 .
Small Jazz Ensembles: U-M Music School.
Nov. 13 & 14. Performances by music students in various ensemble combinations. 7 p.m. (Sun.) & 8 p.m. (Mon.), U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615–3204.
“Operetta Scenes and Arias”: Kerrytown Concert House.
The launch of a new series featuring members of the Toledo Opera led by its co-artistic director and pianist Kevin Bylsma, a U-M alum. The program is inspired by its upcoming February production of Franz Lehár’s 1905 operetta The Merry Widow. 4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $30–$45 in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769–2999.