CONCERTS / EVENTS

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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David Adjaye

David Adjaye

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

Monday, February 25 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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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM.

The 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour is headed to Ann Arbor!

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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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ASA Culture Show 2019: Ubuntu

ASA Culture Show 2019: Ubuntu

Friday, March 15 at 7:00 PM.

The African Students Association is proud to host its 21st annual culture show, titled Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the Zulu word for “humanity”, further meaning “I am who I am because of who we are”. Through music, dance, fashion & performance, the richness of cultures that exist in the African diaspora and its impact on our personal identities will be showcased.

Tickets $15 General Admission, $12 Students, $25 VIP.

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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