CONCERTS / EVENTS

Marisa Morán Jahn

Marisa Morán Jahn

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

Thursday, January 24 at 5:10 PM

An artist, filmmaker, and writer of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn founded Studio REV-, a nonprofit organization whose public art and creative media affects the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, women, and youth.

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NT Live: Hamlet

NT Live: Hamlet

Plays Sunday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing, five-star Hamlet.” (Daily Telegraph)

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death by paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

This encore presentation of the National Theatre 2015 broadcast of Shakespeare’s

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Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez

Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez

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

Thursday, January 31 at 5:10 PM

A visual artist who trained as an architect, Amanda Williams’ practice blurs disciplinary distinctions. She employs color as a way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place, and value in cities and raises questions about the state of urban space in America.

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Juliana Huxtable

Juliana Huxtable

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

Thursday, February 7 at 5:10 PM

The iconic Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, and musician. Exploring the intersections of race, gender, queerness, technology, and identity, Huxtable uses a diverse set of means to engage these issues, including self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, nightlife, music, writing, and social media.

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Secretary Madeleine Albright

Secretary Madeleine Albright

Friday, February, 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books will host a conversation with Secretary Albright on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past, in connection with her newest book Fascism: A Warning. The conversation will be followed by a Q & A and an opportunity to have your book personalized. All tickets will include a signed copy of the book.

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NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Plays Sunday, February 10 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish, and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale stars as Richard II in this visceral new production about the limits of power. An Almeida Theatre production.

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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems

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

Thursday, February 14 at 5:10 PM

For over thirty years Carrie Mae Weems, through the use of image, text, film, and video, has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past.

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NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour

NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour

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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Michigan Mazaa – A2 Dhoom

Michigan Mazaa – A2 Dhoom

Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 PM.

Presented by Michigan Mazaa, a student organization that strives to take a stand against human trafficking while raising cultural awareness, A2 Dhoom is Michigan’s Premier Bollywood Fusion Dance Competition.

Tickets $15 main floor, $12 balcony (UM students $10).

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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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Clyde Petersen

Clyde Petersen

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

Thursday, February 21 at 5:10 PM

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist working in film, animation, music, installation, and spectacle. A proud member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle, Petersen’s work explores identity and narrative form.

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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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David Adjaye

David Adjaye

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

Monday, March 18 at 6:00 PM

Sir David Adjaye is recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. A British-based architect of Ghanaian descent, Adjaye garnered international acclaim for his globally-inspired designs, his innovative use of materials and light, and his reputation as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision.

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Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars

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

Thursday, March 21 at 5:10 PM

MacArthur Genius Fellow Peter Sellars is an American theater director, noted for his unique contemporary stagings of classical and contemporary operas and plays.

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Randy Rainbow Live

Randy Rainbow Live

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views.

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NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Plays Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

In the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Having neglected his political duties while in Egypt, Antony returns to Rome to attempt to restore his political position. Torn between his duty to Rome and his devotion to Cleopatra, Antony’s actions spark a war that threatens to destro

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Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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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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Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell

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

Thursday, April 4 at 5:10 PM

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on utopian dreamers, pop music, and the odd cranky cartographer. Her most recent book is titled Lafay

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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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NT Live: Allelujah!

NT Live: Allelujah!

Plays Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

The Beth, an old-fashioned, cradle-to-grave hospital serving a small town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of a National Health System efficiency drive. As Dr. Valentine and Sister Gilchrist attend to the patients and campaign to save it, a documentary crew, eager to expose the truth of its situation, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward. Meanwhile, the old people’s choir, in r

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Wild Kratts Live 2.0 Activate Creature Power

Wild Kratts Live 2.0 Activate Creature Power

Two dates to choose from!

Buy tickets to Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 PM

Buy tickets to Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The Wild Kratts LIVE! stage show that has kids across North America buzzing is coming to the Michigan Theater with an ALL NEW show: “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!”

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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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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder wsg The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder wsg The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Acoustic Routes Presents Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with special guest The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

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