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ARTS INFO FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2017
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LIGHTWORKS FESTIVAL

Natural Science Building, Natural Science Auditorium Room 2140; April 21st & 22nd
FREE

The Lightworks Festival is a showcase of Screen Arts & Cultures' student films. Presented by SAC's Student organization FVSA, the Festival provides a venue for students to present their end-of-term production coursework to classmates, family, and friends of Screen Arts & Cultures.

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SALTO DANCE COMPANY: PAS DE DEUX CENT

Lydia Mendelssohn Theater; Saturday, April 22nd, 7-9pm
FREE with a PASSPORT VOUCHER

Take a break from studying for your last finals, and come watch Salto Dance Company honor the Bicentennial in their performance Pas de Deux Cent! The show will feature numerous dance styles including ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz and more! There will also be guest performances by the Friars and Leim Irish Dance!

Don't have the cash for a student ticket? Did you know that an Arts At Michigan Passport voucher can get you FREE and DISCOUNTED student tickets to great events like this one? Learn more here!

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ROCK THE DISTRICT

Downtown Ann Arbor, Maynard St. & East William St.; Saturday, April 22nd, 5-10pm
FREE

State Street District & ann arbor's 107one are hosting a music festival in downtown Ann Arbor featuring Theo Katzman, The Go Rounds, Chris DuPont, Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful, and Girls Who Care.

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TAKE A CHANCE TUESDAY WITH LINEN RAY

The Ark; Tuesday, April 25th, 8pm
FREE (non-perishable donations accepted)

Linen Ray is the musical duo of Rebekah and Gabriel Craft. Both members of this Michigan husband-and-wife team have rich individual histories with music, and their musical distinctness comes through in their collaboration. Linen Ray is poignant, gritty, and joyous, combining familiar motives of pop and Americana with a country edge. They come to The Ark with a new album, "Lean Toward the Sky."

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RC SENIOR INVITATIONAL ART SHOW

East Quad, RC Art Gallery; Through April 29th
FREE

Come out to the RC Art Gallery to check out works from the Resident College 2017 Seniors!

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Submit art to UpstART 200!

ArtsEngine seeks student and alumni creative work of all kinds (film, music, technology, coding, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, creative writing, etc.) for UpstART 200.

UpstART 200 is a year-long project for students and alumni to creatively respond to U-M's 200-year history via "making". Students and alumni can apply for maker grants of up to $1,000 to create 200+ new works of all kinds, inspired by an online archive of historic or culturally significant work that is held by or related to U-M.

Learn more and submit now!»

The Accolades: Achievement in the Arts Awards

The Accolades Awards recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the University's vibrant arts community. The 2017 Accolades winners were announced this week. Watch this kick off video to find out who the nominees and winner were for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Org in THEATRE!

Watch the rest of the Accolades announcement videos here»



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Shakespeare in the Arb: The Tempest auditions
Auditions for this summer's Shakespeare in the Arb production of The Tempest (running in June and Labor Day weekend) will be held Wed., April 19th and Thurs. April 20th from 4-7pm in the Keene Theater in East Quad. Sign up for an audition slot here.

Diffracted Rhythm: Call for Dancers
Video and performance artist Michelina Risbeck is looking for skilled dancers to perform for her upcoming video project Diffracted Rhythm. Diffracted Rhythm combines the disciplines of contemporary dance and laser optics with electronic music. For more information and a visual representation, contact Michelina Risbeck at mrisbeck@umich.edu.

UMMA Student Engagement Council
The Student Engagement Council (SEC) serves as a direct link between U-M students and UMMA. It is dedicated to helping support UMMA’s mission of commitment to students and engagement with the arts. Learn more and apply online here.

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