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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of June 14, 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


June 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


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Tuesday


June 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Online 

"Evenings with Aaron": Deep Spring Center.

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All invited to discuss their metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices, including Vipassana and Pure Awareness meditation. Q&A.
For URL preregister at DeepSpring.org. $10-$30 suggested donation. 477-5848, DeepSpring9@gmail.com.



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Thursday


June 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Friday


June 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Mike Stanley: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 18 & 19. Chicago-based observational comic, originally from the Detroit area, who is known for his snappy, energetic delivery and a sharp wit that's alternately impudent and poetically suggestive. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
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


June 2021
 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

Mike Stanley: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 18 & 19. Chicago-based observational comic, originally from the Detroit area, who is known for his snappy, energetic delivery and a sharp wit that's alternately impudent and poetically suggestive. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
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


June 2021
 9 a.m.  Free!  Online 

World Refugee Day: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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"A celebration of Art and Culture in honor of refugees around the world featuring performances and cooking demos.
This is a completely asynchronous event. After registering you will be put on a list to receive links to the event's videos at around 9am on Sunday, June 20.
Please join us by registering at the event's webpage: https://jfsannarbor.org/wrd2021/ "
Online. Free. Online. 734-769-0209. info@jfsannarbor.org https://jfsannarbor.org/wrd2021/



 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC-based director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which each participant fills in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each temp estimates how long workers will live, updates client records, sends emails, and even eavesdrops on an office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators interact virtually with each participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people familiar with Microsoft Office.
10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (45-minute sessions), 206 S. Fifth Ave., suite 185. Preregistration required at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Summer Solstice Celebration: A Multi-Generational Celebration of The Light and Growth": Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share and your own table setting; herbal iced tea and water provided), followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Also, wear long sleeves for after dark and carry along a flashlight if you wish.
Michigan Friends Center, 7448 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea. Free, but donations appreciated. Preregistration required by emailing manager@mfcenter.org or calling 475-1892. (Capacity limited to 15 people). [map]





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