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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of March 11, 2019

From standup to improv, and everything in between, comedy is flourishing in the auditoriums and clubs of Ann Arbor. And with the U-M's new Media Union, a growing number of multimedia performances are appearing on The Calendar.





 
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Wednesday


March 2019
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"We Are Our Fathers' Daughters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Father-themed stories and music by AADL storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor and local musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller. Geared toward grade 9-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Thurs. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

Full Metal Jokers: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This local comedy company presents several comics and musicians TBA. Adult content.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8 in advance at info@pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Thursday


March 2019
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jeff Shaw: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 14-16. This stand-up comic from Cleveland, a former greeting card writer, is known for his biting, refreshingly bright observational humor and his flair for verbal gymnastics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including Finance Camp and others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Friday


March 2019
 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jeff Shaw: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 14-16. This stand-up comic from Cleveland, a former greeting card writer, is known for his biting, refreshingly bright observational humor and his flair for verbal gymnastics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jeff Shaw: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 14-16. This stand-up comic from Cleveland, a former greeting card writer, is known for his biting, refreshingly bright observational humor and his flair for verbal gymnastics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 7 p.m. 

Eric Sirota: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this 2-time Chicago Grand Slam champion who recently relocated to Ann Arbor. His 2017 chapbook, Holy Days, is a collection of ironic and loopy persona poems from the vantage point of different holidays. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 3, 17, & 31. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]






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