Arts & Culture

Cullen Washington, Jr.’s Meditations On Interconnectedness, Vivility, Democracy And Inclusion

In Ancient Greece, the agora was a central public space, meaning “gathering place” or “assembly.” The agora served as a political, commercial and social hub and was also where Socrates found himself in trouble because of his philosophical inquisitions. In The Public Square, an exhibit on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Courtroom installation explores what is fair and equitable in the legal system

We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan

Kickshaw Theatre presents Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs

Propelling their new season into uncharted waters For many couples, the mere prospect of parenthood is daunting enough without the weight of the world bearing down on our backs. Yet as we take our first tentative steps into 2020, Australia is in flames, the U.K. is split down the middle by Brexit, and the sound

Impulse Ann Arbor explores Michigan’s thriving techno scene

Thirty Years and Counting Jordan Stanton’s Impulse Ann Arbor documentary chronicles the techno music scene via MEMCO (Michigan Electronic Music Collective)— a university-affiliated group of student DJs, promoters, fans, and dancers. This DIY collective has roots that can be traced to 1980s Detroit. It’s a wonder to see how this music has evolved and thrived

Notable

Virtual Experience: Live @ the 415 with Kerrytown Concert House

On Saturday, March 21, the Kerrytown Concert House began a new series of online events for music lovers stuck at home to enjoy over the next few weeks with Live @ the 415. Held at “Ann Arbor’s Listening Room” at 415 N. Fourth Ave., the new live streaming concert series will feature acclaimed musical acts,

A Night (Or Day) Of Musical Classics

Singers from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance will enthrall audiences with a variety of show tune classics as part of The Best of Broadway, hosted by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Hear selections from Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story along with

The Sound of Silents Returns

This past October, 8 Ball Movie Night hosted a screening of classic silent films accompanied by live bands providing original scores. The event was such a hit that Silent Screams II won’t wait until next Halloween, instead taking place this month. Featuring Timesnake scoring Die Nibelungen, B-Knox scoring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and You

Keep Your Edge Sharp

A sharp knife is an essential for cooks. Learn the basics of keeping your home blades razor-sharp and in prime working condition at the workshop, Knife Sharpening Demystified, at the Michigan Folk School. Follow hands-on instructions on the best techniques to sharpen knives and how to apply those lessons to other tools around the house,

Wild Swan Theater Presents Play on Margaret Hamilton

As a computer scientist working for NASA who directed the team that created the navigation software for the Apollo program, Margaret Hamilton was one of the key figures to enable mankind to set foot on the moon. A new original play, Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions, will bring Hamilton’s story

Art

A Night (Or Day) Of Musical Classics

Singers from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance will enthrall audiences with a variety of show tune classics as part of The Best of Broadway, hosted by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Hear selections from Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story along with

The Sound of Silents Returns

This past October, 8 Ball Movie Night hosted a screening of classic silent films accompanied by live bands providing original scores. The event was such a hit that Silent Screams II won’t wait until next Halloween, instead taking place this month. Featuring Timesnake scoring Die Nibelungen, B-Knox scoring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and You

Film

Virtual Experience: Watch classic Cinetopia Film Festival entries

Fans of the Cinetopia Film Festival have to wait a bit longer for their yearly dose of moviegoing goodness, as the Michigan festival has been delayed until August 21 through 30. But film lovers looking for their fix can revisit some of the classic entries from past festivals online. The Cinetopia website recently listed a

Impulse Ann Arbor explores Michigan’s thriving techno scene

Thirty Years and Counting Jordan Stanton’s Impulse Ann Arbor documentary chronicles the techno music scene via MEMCO (Michigan Electronic Music Collective)— a university-affiliated group of student DJs, promoters, fans, and dancers. This DIY collective has roots that can be traced to 1980s Detroit. It’s a wonder to see how this music has evolved and thrived