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Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art - Week of July 26, 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


July 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


July 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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Wednesday


July 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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Thursday


July 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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Friday


July 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.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Traffic Island Comedy Evening": Mind the gap Lux.

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Outdoor show with Monty Python-style sketch & musical comedy by a troupe led by Mind the Gap founder Adrian Diffey. Refreshments available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Briar Meadow Ct. Saline. (In use of rain, the show may adjourn to an adjacent pole barn.) Free; space limited, reservations required via acdiff@gmail.com (specify # of seats needed).


 7:30 p.m. 

Frank Roche: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 30 & 31. Animated Detroit observational comic with a distinctive point of view who mixes celebrity impressions into his act. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
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


July 2021
 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Aug. 8. Rochester-based veteran poet Frederick Glaysher performs a stage adaptation of his 2012 epic poem, a combination of poetry reading, protest play, and performance art piece that emphasizes the transformative nature of poetry and art. It's set partially on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site and the Sea of Tranquility, where the Greek god of poetry Apollo summons the ancient and modern poets of all nations to fashion a new vision of universal life. Glaysher performs multiple roles, including Don Quixote, Merlin, Jane Austen, the late Detroit poet Robert Hayden, Tolstoy, Job, and others. Post-performance talkback. In the case of inclement weather, check earthrisepress.net/apollos_troupe.html.
7 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), West Park Band Shell patio, 215 Chapin St. Free, but donations appreciated. 660-4037, ApollosTroupe@Fastmail.com. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Traffic Island Comedy Evening": Mind the gap Lux.

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Outdoor show with Monty Python-style sketch & musical comedy by a troupe led by Mind the Gap founder Adrian Diffey. Refreshments available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Briar Meadow Ct. Saline. (In use of rain, the show may adjourn to an adjacent pole barn.) Free; space limited, reservations required via acdiff@gmail.com (specify # of seats needed).


 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

Frank Roche: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 30 & 31. Animated Detroit observational comic with a distinctive point of view who mixes celebrity impressions into his act. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
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


August 2021
 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Aug. 8. Rochester-based veteran poet Frederick Glaysher performs a stage adaptation of his 2012 epic poem, a combination of poetry reading, protest play, and performance art piece that emphasizes the transformative nature of poetry and art. It's set partially on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site and the Sea of Tranquility, where the Greek god of poetry Apollo summons the ancient and modern poets of all nations to fashion a new vision of universal life. Glaysher performs multiple roles, including Don Quixote, Merlin, Jane Austen, the late Detroit poet Robert Hayden, Tolstoy, Job, and others. Post-performance talkback. In the case of inclement weather, check earthrisepress.net/apollos_troupe.html.
7 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), West Park Band Shell patio, 215 Chapin St. Free, but donations appreciated. 660-4037, ApollosTroupe@Fastmail.com. [map]






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