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Academy of Early Music

Full concert season celebrating music from the Middle Ages to the Classical Era, performed by period-instrument ensembles from around the world. Also, lectures and outreach events with series artists. info@academyofearlymusic.org, academyofearlymusic.org

P.O. Box 7694, 48107
(734) 228-4338


Ann Arbor Civic Band

Community band performs Wed. at 8 p.m. in June and July at the West Park band shell. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. info@annarborcivicband.org, annarborcivicband.org


Gail Ferguson Stout, president, (734) 260-9828


Ann Arbor Civic Theatre

Full season of shows, both musicals and plays, from Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as children's theater and camps, and intimate studio productions. Workshops on acting, playwriting, and various aspects of production. During Covid-19: See website for 2021-2022 reopening plan. manager@a2ct.org, a2ct.org

322 W. Ann [map]
(734) 971-2228


Ann Arbor Concert Band

Founded 1978. Symphonic wind ensemble performs new compositions and classic band literature in 2 p.m. Sun. concerts at the Michigan Theater Nov.- May. See website for concert dates. contactus@aaband.org, aaband.org

P.O. Box 1843, AA 48106
(734) 478-7515


Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts

Presents a series of 6 concerts on Wednesday mornings in the fall and spring at the Ann Arbor City Club. Sponsors the SMA Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition and SMA Collegiate Youth Artist Competition annually. During Covid-19: Concerts tentatively scheduled for fall 2021; contact for additional information. fischer709@comcast.net, annarborsma.org

Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw [map]
(734) 930-0353


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Across the 93rd (2021-22) season of this professional orchestra, 8 conductor finalists present programs of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven and more in their bid to become the A2SO's next music director. Also featuring family-friendly concerts with music from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter and Indiana Jones; a Holiday Pops concert in December with festive hits for young and old; free KinderConcerts at area libraries for the youngest music lovers; and much more. Pre-concert talks, Instrument Petting Zoos, and summertime Taste of Music programs at local farmers markets. info@a2so.com, a2so.com

35 Research Dr. #100 [map]
(734) 994-4801


Ann Arbor in Concert

Produces musicals in a concert format. Productions feature a large orchestra, principal actors, and a choral/dance ensemble. info@a2ic.org, a2ic.org

3588 Plymouth Rd, #384 [map]
(734) 786-3868


Arbor Opera Theater

Professional opera company featuring national emerging professional singers. Full operatic productions, educational programs, recitals, and cabaret. arboropera@gmail.com, arboropera.com


(734) 707-1021


Concerts in the Park

During Covid-19: Events canceled for 2021. bruthven@a2gov.org, a2gov.org/parkconcerts

Burns Park
(734) 794-6250


Encore Musical Theatre Company

Professional musical theater productions feature Broadway performers and local talent. theencoretheatre.org

7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter [map]
(734) 268-6200


Green Wood Coffee House

Folk and acoustic music on many Fri. nights. Shows at 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m. Sept.-May. greenwoodcoffeehouse.org

1001 Green (First United Methodist Church) [map]
(734) 665-8558


Jodie Randolph Dance

Professional contemporary dance company presenting full-length productions locally, nationally, and internationally. Also offers seminars, workshops, master classes, intensives, residencies, open rehearsals, and community outreach programs. info@jodierandolphdance.org, jodierandolphdance.org

3777 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 [map]
734) 210-1297


Kerrytown Chime

2nd floor in the Kerrytown Market and Shops. Everyone welcome to play this 17-bell chime; more than 100 songs written out by number to choose from. Free. Open Wed. & Fri., noon - 12:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 - 11 a.m., other times with advance reservation. ofglobal@aol.com, kerrytown.com/about

407 N. Fifth [map]
Heather O'Neal, (734) 369-3107


Kerrytown Concert House

An intimate performing arts venue and visual arts gallery in a historic home, offering performances in classical, jazz, experimental, and cabaret music, and theater. kch@kerrytownconcerthouse.com, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

415 N. Fourth Ave. [map]
(734) 769-2999


Kreft Arts Program

Theater, musical and dance concerts, art exhibits, and lectures by international artists and Concordia students and faculty. erin.laverick@cuaa.edu, cuaa.edu/life/kreft/gallery.html

4090 Geddes, Concordia University Arts [map]
(734) 995-7391


Michigan Theater

Ann Arbor's 1920s movie palace. A nonprofit center for fine film and the performing arts, open 365 days a year. Hosts the Cinetopia International Film Festival (see above), the Not Just For Kids professional live theater series, Young Filmmaker's Camp (three week-long summer sessions for age 11-17), and films daily (see Films). Membership: $35/year and up. During Covid-19: Open in person, with rentings through a Virtual Movie Palace also available. info@michtheater.org, michtheater.org

603 E. Liberty [map]
(734) 668-8397


One Pause Poetry

Poetry readings and author conversations with local, statewide, and national poets. Holds weekly poetry salons. Events are free, accessible, and open to all. info@onepausepoetry.org, onepausepoetry.org




Purple Rose Theatre Company

Professional company, founded by actor Jeff Daniels, presenting "world-class, original American theatre." During Covid-19: See website for updates. tickets@purplerosetheatre.org, purplerosetheatre.org

137 Park, Chelsea [map]
(734) 433-7782. Tickets: (734) 433-7673 or on website


The Ark

This 400-seat club presents a wide range of folk and roots music by local, national, and international performers. feedback@theark.org, theark.org

316 S. Main [map]
Tickets: (734) 763-8587. Office: (734) 761-1800


The Coop

Intimate, accessible, community-oriented concert venue. Seats 50. Folk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass, and indie-rock. Concerts Fri. nights 7:45. During Covid-19: Shows livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram. $5 suggested donation. thecoop.aa@gmail.com, thecoopaa.wixsite.com/thecoop

213 S. State (Openfloor Studio) [map]


The Penny Seats Theatre Company

Low-cost shows at the West Park band shell and other outdoor locations in summer, and at various indoor venues in winter. Dramas and comedies, musicals and original adaptations, classics and works by up-and-coming playwrights, as well as cabaret shows, acting classes and improv evenings. pennyseats@gmail.com, pennyseats.org

215 Chapin (West Park) [map]
(734) 926-5346


Theatre NOVA

Professional theatre dedicated to producing new plays year-round. The season includes seven mainstage productions (comedies, dramas and a holiday show for families) and two Michigan Playwrights Festivals, featuring staged readings of new works in development. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for those who need them and there is on-site free parking. Also offers Build-a-Play classes for youth throughout the school year and a summer camp for youth. A2TheatreNova@gmail.com, theatrenova.org

410 W. Huron (previously the Yellow Barn) [map]
(734) 635-8450


U-M Basement Arts

Free student theater series featuring classical, contemporary, and original works at the Walgreen Drama Center, North Campus. facebook.com/basementarts

1226 Murfin [map]


U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series

Hosts emerging and established fiction writers, poets, essayists, and critics weekly. During Covid-19: All Fall 2021 events live in a Zoom webinar format; may also take place in person (with limited capacity) at the U-M Museum of Art's Stern Auditorium. All events free and open to the public. asbates@umich.edu, lsa.umich.edu/writers


(734) 615-3710


U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The school's faculty and students present hundreds of concerts every year, including solo and ensemble concerts, theater, musical theater, and dance. Performances, usually free, at various campus locations. music.umich.edu

1100 Baits [map]
(734) 764-0583. Michigan League ticket office: (734) 764-2538


U-M University Activities Center

An umbrella organization for more than a dozen U-M student organizations, including: Amazin' Blue (co-ed a cappella ensemble), Big Ticket Productions (annual concert), ComCo (comedy improv troupe), Groove Performance Group (musical performance using traditional and nontraditional instruments), Impact Dance (jazz and lyrical/contemporary dance group), Michigan Pops Orchestra, MUSKET (musical theater company), The Rude Mechanicals (theater group), Photonix (glowsticking), Every Three Weekly (satirical newspaper), RhythM (tap ensemble), M-Agination Films (student produced films), M-Flicks (free on-campus movie screenings), and Michigan Academic Competitions (quiz bowl). Most have Facebook pages. campusinvolvement.umich.edu/content/university-activities-center

Michigan Union, 530 S. State [map]
(734) 763-1107


UMS

Presents top international orchestras and classical soloists, chamber ensembles, jazz and global traditional artists, international theater, contemporary events, and dance artists at Hill Auditorium, Power Center, Rackham Auditorium, and other venues. Also, dozens of free educational events. ums.org

Burton Memorial Tower, 881 North University [map]
(734) 764-2538


Washtenaw Community College Performing Arts Department

Student performances in drama, acting, improvisation, dance, and vocal and instrumental music. See Facebook for schedule. facebook.com/padwcc

4800 E. Huron River Dr. [map]
(734) 677-5090


Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Eighty-member adult community band performs six free concerts each year at Washtenaw Community College and one joint concert with a local high school band. Hosts an annual concerto competition and features the winning Washtenaw County high school band students at their winter and summer concerts. wccband.org


(734) 252-9221




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