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PENNY STAMPS: Karim Rashid

PENNY STAMPS: Karim Rashid

Thursday, March 30 at 5:10 PM. Free and open to the public!

Karim Rashid’s creativity finds form in commercial product design, hospitality and retail design, packaging, interiors, architecture, and contemporary art. With over 4,000 designs in production — ranging from high-end Pepsi bottles to the facade of New York high-rises — Rashid’s massive international client roster includes Alessi, Veuve Clicquot, Umbra, Bobble, 3M, Method, Eos, Bonaldo, Audi, and Citibank. Rashid’s visual art is featured in 20 permanent collections

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Groove: Under Construction

Groove: Under Construction

Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Groove.

Groove performs using traditional and non-traditional instruments (garbage cans, brooms, toothbrushes…you name it), creating a unique blend of music and choreography into performances on stage and street that will be sure to entertain.

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Michigan Pops Orchestra presents Drop It Like It’s Pops!

Michigan Pops Orchestra presents Drop It Like It’s Pops!

Sunday, April 2 at 7:00 PM.

The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the country’s oldest collegiate Pops orchestra. We are composed of students from the University of Michigan who are dedicated to serving the entire Ann Arbor community.

The Michigan Pops Orchestra prides itself in providing opportunities for U-M students to continue playing their instruments. Pops believes that making music is much more fun when orchestra members know each other and encourages a fun and social atmosphere through frequent social events. Pops is com

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PENNY STAMPS: Heather Dewey-Hagborg

PENNY STAMPS: Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Thursday, April 6 at 5:10 PM. Free and open to the public!

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions, in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. Dewey-Hagborg has shown work internationally at events and venues, including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Archit

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A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.

pre-concert activities: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Platypus Theatre brings Prokofiev’s masterpiece to life with spirited choreography, colorful sets and larger-than-life masks.

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Michigan Sahana presents That Brown Show 2017

Michigan Sahana presents That Brown Show 2017

Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 PM.

Michigan Sahana presents the 7th annual That Brown Show at 7:30PM. Featuring University of Michigan’s premiere South Asian performance groups including Maize Mirchi, Michigan Bhangra Team, Michigan Raas Team, Taal, Izzat, and Michigan Sahana, over 100 performers will light up the stage with their performances representing various music and dance styles!

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Easter Celebration 2017 – Harvest Mission Community Church

Easter Celebration 2017 – Harvest Mission Community Church

Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 AM.

Join Harvest Mission Community Church as we celebrate the life, freedom, and power of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead! We believe that Jesus’s resurrection not only held life and power 2000 years ago, but is still relevant and impactful for us today. Discover more with Harvest Mission Community Church on Easter Sunday with a message entitled “Risen.” Free admission – all are welcome!

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DPTV and Cinetopia Present KEN BURNS: A PBS Preview Event

DPTV and Cinetopia Present KEN BURNS: A PBS Preview Event

Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM.

Detroit Public Television and Cinetopia Festival present Ken Burns: A PBS Preview Event. Ken Burns, Ann Arbor native and one of America’s most acclaimed filmmakers, will present a showcase of his latest work. After screening excerpts – many of which are being seen publicly for the first time at this special screening – Burns will discuss with the audience his upcoming projects and, more generally, his work as a filmmaker and historian. An excerpt of the new documentary “The Vietnam W

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King Sunny Adé – CANCELED

King Sunny Adé – CANCELED

Please note: We regret to inform you that last week we received the news that King Sunny Adé canceled his North American tour.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM.

Since the evolution of jùjú music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Adé.
As a singer, composer, and guitarist, this pioneer of modern world music has succeeded in taking Nigerian social music to international heights. Adé formed his first band in 1967 and has been in the limelight in Nigeria ever since. S

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The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

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. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 PM to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.

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NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, this heartwarming musical follows vivacious orphan Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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Vulfpeck

Vulfpeck

Friday, May 12 at 8:30 PM.

Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

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Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM.

Author Paula Hawkins will read excerpts from her new novel, Into the Water (which is being released May 2), take part in an audience Q&A, and sign copies of the book in her only Michigan stop on the book tour.
With over 8.5 million copies sold in the United States since its publication two years ago, and 20 million sold worldwide, Paula Hawkins’ debut The Girl on the Train has broken nearly every publishing record in the books. It has spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller lis

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The Wild Kratts LIVE!

The Wild Kratts LIVE!

Friday, May 19 at 6:30 PM.

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage! Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

NT Live: Hedda Gabler

Plays Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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David Gray

David Gray

Monday, May 22 at 8:00 PM.

Multi-platinum selling artist David Gray announces an exclusive run of solo select concerts across the United States set to kick off this May.

The energy behind David Gray’s live performances exemplifies his dynamic and heartfelt music. Throughout his 25-year long career, David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists with critical praise and numerous accolades. David’s past includes the phenomenal success of “White Ladder” (seven million copies sold), one

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM.

The ever-restless songwriter Joe Jackson traveled the world to record ‘Fast Forward,’ his first collection of original songs in seven years, set for October 2 release via Work Song/Caroline. Originally conceived to be released as a series of EPs, the album was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities — New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam — each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The result

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TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 PM.

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, ‘TajMo’ marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. The album was self-pro

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