CONCERTS / EVENTS

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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Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land An Lian Tao Hua Yuan

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land  An Lian Tao Hua Yuan

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the State Theatre

U-M China Ongoing Perspectives ~ CHOP Film Series presents “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land” An Lian Tao Hua Yuan with special guest Stan Lai, Director.

103 mins | Chinese with English Subtitles | 1992

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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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The Michigan Pops Orchestra Presents: Pops Braves The Elements

The Michigan Pops Orchestra Presents: Pops Braves The Elements

Saturday, April 6th 2019 at 7:00 PM

Led by Music Director Rotem Weinberg and Assistant Music Director Tal Benatar, the Michigan Pops Orchestra presents “Pops Braves the Elements.” Finding inspiration in the four elements, “Pops Braves the Elements” is a show guaranteed to ground and thrill audience-members of all ages with its diverse repertoire, which includes music from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Strauss’ Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pokémon and a slew of Disney’s finest. “Pops Braves the Elements” will be a d

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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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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM.

In 1986, The Banff Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities. Banff’s Festival organizers wanted to share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience. Like the first festival in Banff, the tour began small: three cities across Canada. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies.

Ignite your passion for t

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Groove

Groove

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM.

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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The Lute: Cai Bojie, a Filial Son and a Loyal Official

The Lute: Cai Bojie, a Filial Son and a Loyal Official

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM. FREE!

CIUM proudly presents a grand performance of The Lute: Cai Bojie, a Filial Son and a Loyal Official by the Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province on April 13, 2019 at the Michigan Theater.

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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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Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books will host a conversation with Valerie Jarrett.

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Bride + 1

Bride + 1

Saturday, April 27, at 3:00 PM.

Save the date! ONE DAY ONLY!

Filmed in A2 and LA, Ann Arbor gets a special sneak preview before a limited engagement in New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles!

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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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NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour – Show Postponed!

NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour – Show Postponed!

Monday, April 29 at 7:00 PM

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Acoustic Live Tour show on Friday, February 15 in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been POSTPONED until Monday, April 29. Tickets will be honored for the postponed date, and refunds will be offered at Ticketmaster.com for those who are no longer able to attend. For more information, please visit needtobreathe.com/tour.

NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina, comprised of brothers

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Joe Jackson: Four Decade Tour

Joe Jackson: Four Decade Tour

Tuesday, May 7th 2019 at 7:30PM

Starting February 2019, Jackson and the band will embark on a world tour, playing shows throughout the US and Europe.

In his own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years’ worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: Look Sharp (1979) Night And Day

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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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Keb’ Mo’ Solo

Keb’ Mo’ Solo

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

The Ark and WEMU present Keb’ Mo’. Tickets $35-$65, VIP Meet & Greet $149.

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Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019

Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019

Wednesdsay, September 18 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan

The Ark presents Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019. Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets $50 and $37.50.

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