Zakir Hussain is a tabla virtuoso who has defied genres by collaborating with the world's best musicians like YoYo Ma, Van Morrison, Anoushka Shankar, and George Harrison. He has become one of India's most prized ambassadors and is known for unbelievable rhythms and uncanny improvisations. Zakir leads an assemble of the best Indian classical musicians and the Meitei Pung Cholom Performing Troupe for an evening of cultural wonderment and masterful artistry. 7:30pm. $10-$48. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University. 734-763-8587. www.ums.org
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their