Feb 07 Tuesday
An Evening with "1A" Host Jenn WhiteMichigan Radio Speaker SeriesRackham Amphitheatre - Ann ArborFebruary 7, 2023 - 7:00PM
Jenn White's radio voice has guided listeners through some of the most difficult events of recent years, from the pandemic to the war in Ukraine, to tumultuous mid-term elections. As the host of NPR's 1A, the Detroit native is as adept at navigating difficult international issues as she is hot-topic conversations about the books, movies and music shaping our culture.
Join Stateside host April Baer for this discussion with Jenn White on Tuesday February 7th, as part of Michigan Radio's Speaker Series. You can attend in person or watch online.
Jenn White has been the host of NPR's 1A since July, 2020. Heard on over 100 public radio stations nationwide, in that role she has daily conversations with newsmakers as well as guests in the world of pop culture, art and sports. She has also hosted several acclaimed podcasts, including Making Oprah and Making Obama.
Feb 21 Tuesday
Cheers - Last Call!Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7 PM
Join the hosts of Michigan Radio’s popular Cheers! craft cocktail segment, Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen, for Cheers – Last Call!, a special Mardi Gras themed event wrapping up and celebrating over 100 episodes of the feature as it comes to a close. The event will be held on Fat Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor.
Cheers – Last Call! will give craft cocktail fans the opportunity to join Tammy and Lester in-person or online for a fun evening celebrating Michigan’s craft cocktail scene. You’ll watch Lester and Tammy record a live segment of Cheers so you can see how the show gets made.
Then they'll be talking with a featured Michigan distiller or two, sharing the stories behind some of the unique drinks and amazing Michigan distilleries and cocktail bars they've featured over the past seven years of Cheers, and answering all your questions.
Those attending in person at the Blue LLama will be able to choose from a few Mardi Gras themed cocktails that Lester and Tammy have featured on Cheers. The Blue LLama will also have an hors d’oeuvres buffet and a live band to help you celebrate Mardi Gras.
If you’ll be taking part online, you’ll receive the drink recipes ahead of time for these Mardi Gras themed cocktails to help you enjoy a fun Fat Tuesday at home while watching the show.
Feb 02 Thursday
The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields to the historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Events take place Thursdays at 5:30 PM unless otherwise noted, and are free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.
For more details go to: https://stamps.umich.edu/penny-stamps-speaker-series
Jan 29 Sunday
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra of top Black and Latinx professional musicians from around the country presents its first national tour.
In this concert, postponed from January 2021, Detroit’s Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, and UMS presents the full orchestra on its first-ever national tour, immediately after its Sphinx Competition performances.
For more info go to: https://ums.org/performance/sphinx-symphony-orchestra-with-exigence-2/
Feb 10 Friday
The National Writers Series proudly presents a conversation with NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg. Michigan Radio's Stateside host April Baer will be at the City Opera House to chat with Nina who will join the conversation via Zoom from New York City.
Each ticket comes with Nina’s hardcover book, "Dinners with Ruth," which can be shipped to you or picked up at Horizon Books.
Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
You can attend this event at the City Opera House, but only April will be on stage talking to Nina Totenberg via television monitor. Livestreaming is also available if you’d like to watch the conversation from the comfort of your own home.
Feb 11 Saturday
The ’80s matched and even surpassed the ’60s for new bands, sounds, and most of all, fabulous songs. New music was everywhere, and radio again was king. Join the Lansing Symphony for the music of Tears For Fears, The Bangles, George Michael, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.
The Michigan Philharmonic is Broadway bound for this once-in-a-lifetime journey into the music of a Broadway legend, composer Jerry Herman. This legacy tribute join the Philharmonic with a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert performers, celebrating the songs and stories of a true giant of the theater, with classics from shows like “Hello Dolly,” “Mame,” and “La Cage Aux Folles.”
Jan 27 Friday
Christina Haylett: Revelations in Paint exhibition features a large collection of mixed-media, non-representational artworks, landscapes and portraits created by Detroit-area artist Christina Haylett between 2009 and 2022. Haylett’s work is an exploration of shape, pattern, line, texture and color and their impact on each other. Her pieces start out as marks on a board, paper or canvas, and the act of working leads her through the artistic process with no idea where it will end up, or what will be revealed.
The artist often works plein air and is influenced by the world around her, but also her own thoughts, beliefs, and introspections about the concerns of our time. Haylett considers the last twelve years to have been her most life-changing and productive period, and she believes this body of work best represents her as an artist.On display along with Haylett’s fascinating compositions is a small selection of studio glass pieces from the University of Michigan- Dearborn permanent collection. Christina Haylett and Curator Laura Cotton chose these works together that inspire the artist and reflect specific elements of her work.
Please check the gallery website, www.umdearborn.edu/stamelos, for current opening hours.
In "Andrea Carlson Future Cache," a 40-foot-tall memorial wall towers over visitors, commemorating the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians who were violently burned from their land in Northern Michigan on October 15, 1900. Written across the walls above and around the memorial, a statement proclaims Anishinaabe rights to the land we stand on: “You are on Anishinaabe Land.”
Presented alongside are paintings of imagined decolonized landscapes and a symbolic cache of provisions. Future Cache implicitly asks those who have benefited from the legacies of colonization to consider where they stand and where to go from here and seeks to foster a sense of belonging for displaced Indigenous peoples fighting for restitution.
"Clay As Soft Power" examines how Shigaraki ware ceramics transformed the American public’s image of Japan, helping the country shift its identity from World War II enemy to Cold War ally to global cultural change maker.
Known for its earthy tones, rough clay surfaces, and natural ash glazes, Shigaraki wares originated from one of six ancient kilns of Japan, and has a rich history from the 13th century to today. This exhibition explores three distinct periods of that history, telling a story of global intrigue, covert international relations, and the evolution of this uniquely Japanese art form.
On March 16, 2020, we closed our doors, just six days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We didn’t know for how long. At that point there were twelve confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washtenaw County. We weren’t wearing masks because we didn’t fully understand how the virus is transmitted. We reopened to the public 488 days later, on June 17, 2021. While it is exciting to be together again and to see the world slowly reopen, we are also deeply impacted by what we’ve been through. This exhibition holds both of those feelings.
Every year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary brings the world of cinema to Alpena! Watch impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Enjoy social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers. The Thunder Bay International Film Festival is produced in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival.
Schedule and Tickets available at thunderbayfriends.org or call 989-884-6200.
Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out prestigious venues all over the country and world.Williams has parlayed his live performances into a multitude of stand-up television appearances, including The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated special on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second one, Daddy Issues, which was even more successful than the first. His third special in three years was an uproarious one, hosting some of the edgiest comedians in the country from the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His last groundbreaking special on Netflix, The Degenerates, garnered more huge ratings and rave reviews.Williams’ humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race consistently win over audiences; proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings. His high energy live performances frequently produce standing ovations from audience members; which prompted the late Robin Williams to call him “Prozac with a head.”
Happens on the following Dates:Jan 26, 2023, 7:30pm to 9:00pmJan 27, 2023, 7:15pm to 8:45pmJan 27, 2023, 9:45pm to 11:15pmJan 28, 2023, 7:00pm to 8:30pmJan 28, 2023, 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Chilly Fest is moving outdoors! You can think of this almost like a winter backyard "chili" party, but in the coolest neighborhood in town! Save the dates for Jan. 27 & 28, and stroll Downtown Port Huron while enjoying outdoor activities such as LIVE ice carving, s'more station, carriage rides, chili competition and much more!
For full schedule of activities, visit www.chillyfest.org
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Huge thanks to our sponsors SEMCO Energy, DTE Energy, Advia Credit Union, 1800 Tequila, All Star Services, Lake Huron Medical Center, Zimmer Roofing & Construction, Earl Smith Distributing Company, and Community Foundation of St. Clair County and community partners McMorran Place, Port Huron Parks and Recreation, Blue Water Young Professionals, Blue Water Area Transit, and Downtown Businesses. This event would not be possible without your support.
The end begins. Part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ is here! CineConcerts invites audiences back to witness the beginning of Harry’s most important battle yet, with the full film accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out to track down the secret to Voldemort’s power!
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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Withstanding room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
Pittsburgh, 1904: Amid rising racial tensions, Citizen Barlow arrives on Aunt Ester’s doorstep needing his soul washed. Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old griot and healer, sends him across the Atlantic Ocean to the City of Bones, where he must confront the past and present to realize his future.
August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. - www.concordtheatricals.com