National Theater Live is a ground breaking project by the National Theatre out of the U.K. which broadcasts the best British theatre performances straight from the stage to cinema screens around the world. On Sunday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 10, the Michigan Theater in conjunction with National Theater Live will show an encore performance of 'The Audience', a ground breaking new play written by Peter Morgan and starring Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. The play, which is rebroadcast from a performance at London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, recreates the Queen's secret meetings with her prime ministers over her sixty year tenure at Buckingham Palace. This play breaks the contract of silence and gives an inside look at the inner workings of royal politics. 7pm. Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org -GMK
The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the