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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of April 5, 2021

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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Monday


April 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Virtual storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Storytellers are selected at random to tell a 5-minute story-this month's theme is "Earth"-and judged by an audience poll at the end of the show.
For URL preregister at TheMoth.org. Tickets $10 per household. 764-5118.


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Tuesday


April 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Wednesday


April 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


April 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


April 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Amplifying the Arts Variety Art Show": EMU AMP! Student Organization.

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Video collage featuring 8 local and international student artists demonstrating or discussing their work. With WSU fashion student Daynah Grant; College of Creative Studies (Detroit) animation student Kira Bryant; EMU student, drag queen, and visual artist Joshua Smith; EMU student-singer Antonio Byrd; Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque) student and visual artist Serafina Leffeld, New Paltz University (NYC) visual arts student Raphiel O'Connor, EMU multimedia artist Troye Aho, and Massey University electronic musician Charlie "Owly" Edmonds.
On-demand viewing starts at 6 p.m., online at YouTube.com (search "amp! student organization"). Free. shicks17@emich.edu.


 7:30 p.m. 

Derek Richards: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 9 & 10. A Detroit native who now lives in Florida, Richards is known for his fast-paced stream of sarcastic, often hysterically livid observations about everything from phone solicitors and computers to Taco Bell and the experience of dating an exotic dancer. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


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Saturday


April 2021
 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

Derek Richards: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 9 & 10. A Detroit native who now lives in Florida, Richards is known for his fast-paced stream of sarcastic, often hysterically livid observations about everything from phone solicitors and computers to Taco Bell and the experience of dating an exotic dancer. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


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Sunday


April 2021
 7 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Breathe with the Wind: Sound Ceremonies": U-M Music School.

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Apr. 11-18. U-M music grad Akari Komura presents her thesis project, a site-specific sound installation featuring wind chimes and wooden disks accompanied by written instructions encouraging meditative breathing and awareness of the wind and the rest of nature. Also, from 2-3 p.m. on April 11 and 18 only, 10 student and alumni musicians perform Komura's original acoustic composition while strolling the green. Bring a blanket or chair, if you'd like. Mask required.
Thurston Nature Center, 2398 Yorktown Dr. Free. akarikomura96@gmail.com. [map]



 7 p.m.  Online 

Ingrid Nixon: Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild Living Room Live!.

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Performance by this southeast Alaska-based storyteller and world traveler whose repertoire ranges from tall tales and exploration nail-biters to traditional and personal stories.
For URL preregister at TinyURL.com/LRLive2U. Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation). Mail@SteveDaut.com.






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