CONCERTS / EVENTS

John Butler Trio +

John Butler Trio +

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 PM.

Revered for their brilliant live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of Australia’s most successful bands of the current era on the world stage. 2018 sees the expansion of the Trio to a five-piece in the form of JOHN BUTLER TRIO+.

Presented by The Ark and ann arbor’s 107one. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com.

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Lina Iris Viktor

Lina Iris Viktor

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Lina Iris Viktor is a British-Liberian conceptual artist whose work centers around the age-old practice of gilding with 24-karat gold to call into question the nature of time and being. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, Viktor weaves together many disparate materials, uniting contemporary and ancient modes of making including photography, performance, installation, and abstract painting. In recent years she has focused on creating increasingly dark canvas

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Groove presents Stick it to the Man

Groove presents Stick it to the Man

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 PM.

Groove Performance Group presents Groove presents Stick it to the Man.

Groove is a high energy percussion and performance group at the University of Michigan with one goal: to rock the masses.
Drumming on anything, making music out of everything.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Sunday, December 2 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.
Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new Theatreworks USA musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focu

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Melissa Etheridge – The Holiday Show

Melissa Etheridge – The Holiday Show

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8 PM

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum.

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The Beach Boys – Reason for the Season Christmas Tour

The Beach Boys – Reason for the Season Christmas Tour

Thursday, December 6 2018 at 7:30 PM

Presented by Live Nation.

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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels wsg Lucinda Williams

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels wsg Lucinda Williams

December 8 at 8:00 PM. Presented by UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org.

“[Charles] Lloyd is the rare jazz artist whose every appearance qualifies as an event…” (New York Times)

Lloyd has recently put together a new band, The Marvels, featuring Bill Frisell on guitar and pedal steel guitar master Greg Leisz alongside his longtime collaborators Eric Harland (drums) and Reuben Rogers (bass). First elected “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Downbeat over 50 years ago and recently named an NEA Jazz Master, Lloyd is admired

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NT Live: The Madness of King George

NT Live: The Madness of King George

December 9 at 7:00 PM. Broadcast Live in HD from the National Theater, London. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world.

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The Nutcracker 2018

The Nutcracker 2018

Saturday, December 15 at 6:30 PM. Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet and the Michigan Classical Ballet

A must-see holiday event for the entire family! Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. With an impressive cast of Michigan’s talented ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

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The Bolshoi Theater Live in HD: The Nutcracker

The Bolshoi Theater Live in HD: The Nutcracker

Plays December 23 at 2:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented in partnership with UMS. Broadcast Live in HD.

A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic.

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll magically comes to life and transforms into a prince. Soon joined by her other toys, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy, unforgettable adventure. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment, c

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!: King for a Day

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!: King for a Day

Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show for 2017-2019! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING

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NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour with Special Guest Matt Maeson

NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour with Special Guest Matt Maeson

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00PM

NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina,
comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals),
Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).

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Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

February 20 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at UMS.org.

The Los Angeles Times describes Las Cafeteras as a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock…live, they’re magnetic.”

Born and raised east of Los Angeles, the six-piece band is remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. They create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message, a mix-and-match of styles and sources that deliver socially conscious lyrics in both English and

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Peg + Cat – LIVE!

Peg + Cat – LIVE!

Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! When Peg’s Mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters they come face to face with a really big dog. Really Big Problem! To

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Lewis Black – The Joke’s On US 2018 Tour!

Lewis Black – The Joke’s On US 2018 Tour!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 PM

Who Is Lewis Black? Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.

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A2SO: Scottish Fantasy

A2SO: Scottish Fantasy

Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

Featuring a 7pm pre-concert lecture!

Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
with Timothy Michling, bagpipes
Bruch Scottish Fantasy with Aaron Berofsky, violin
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”

Combine your soft spot for all things Scotland with the dash provided by your A2SO, and you’ll have an evening of delights. Concertmaster Aaron Berofsky weaves his always elegant-silky sound, and Principal Oboe

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A2SO Pops: The Music of Harry Potter / Saturday Evening

Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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A2SO Pops: The Music of Harry Potter / Sunday Family Matinee

A2SO Pops: The Music of Harry Potter / Sunday Family Matinee

Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

Pre-concert activities 2:30-3:30 pm

Instrument Petting Zoo

ALL patrons (including little ones) MUST have a ticket to enter the event.

Come in your favorite Harry Potter costume! Ollivander has been hard at work crafting wands — have one pick you at the preconcert activities. There will be a myriad of real instruments for youngsters to try in the Michigan Theater lobby before the concert at the Instrument Petting Zoo.

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Amos Lee

Amos Lee

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM

With MY NEW MOON, his seventh album, Amos Lee reaches into experiences of hope, hopelessness, loss, and renewal. The result is the most wide-ranging musical effort of his career, a set of songs that examines issues of mortality, survival, connection, and celebration in ways that are both deeply personal and profoundly universal.

Presented by The Ark and ann arbor’s 107one.

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Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones

Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series Presented by Toyota.
Dear first-grade journal,

Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It’s got loads of funny songs, and it’s based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and th

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands

April 14 at 4:00 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at UMS.org.

“If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this virtuoso.” (New York Times)

A young jazz star with an old soul and the hottest voice in American jazz right now, Cécile McLorin Salvant grew up in Miami, the daughter of a French mother and Haitian father. In 2010, she took time off from her studies as a French law major with a promising career in Baroque opera to audition for t

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The Fab Faux

The Fab Faux

Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan

Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened – until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 PM to perform The Beatles’ 1968 self titled album, otherwise known as THE WHITE ALBUM.

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