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ARTS INFO FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2018
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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Arthur Miller Theatre; December 7 & 8

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" follows six children in their attempts to win The Bee. We see them struggle with parental relationships, need for love and care, dealing with competition and loss, and finding connection in unlikely places. This hysterical coming-of-age musical, written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, is sure to touch your funny bones and your hearts.

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UMGASS: THE GRAND DUKE

Mendelssohn Theatre; December 6-9
FREE with a PASSPORT VOUCHER

In the mythical duchy of Pfennig Halbpfennig, a troupe of actors plan to depose the Grand Duke, Rudolph. By the dictates of an obscure local law, Ludwig, the troupe’s principal comedian, is able to achieve this end simply by drawing a higher card in a ‘duel’ with his royal rival. However, Ludwig is then required to assume not only the trappings of royalty, but also all of its various obligations, including contracted engagements to marry three different women – much to the chagrin of his fiancé, Lisa. Hilarity ensues, until at the last moment a startling discovery is made, sending everything topsy-turvy all over again.

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

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TINY EXPO: INDIE HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT FAIR

Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch; Saturday, December 8, 11am-5:30pm
FREE

Tiny Expo features 46 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. This little annual holiday show is a great way to support your community and find unique gifts.

12:00 – 3:00 pm - Screen Printing with Modati — bring in something to print cool designs on or print on a provided tote!

12:00 – 4:00 pm - Crafting & Card Making Extravaganza! Drop in crafting happening all afternoon. Make a holiday card, felt decoration, or pom-pom creation.

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ALL OUR PASTS TOMORROW: BFA SENIOR DANCE CONCERT

Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater; December 6-8, 8pm

Senior BFA students in Dance present a joint concert of their choreography at the conclusion of their studies in the Dance program. Sophia Allen, Cailin Ferguson, Madeline Joss, and Johnny Mathews III each perform a solo and present a group work.

The Saturday performance will be live-streamed here: https://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/live-stream-bettypease/

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RC STUDENT INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

East Quad, RC Gallery; Through December 20
FREE

An exhibit featuring work from students in photography, drawing, furniture, and ceramics RC courses taught by Toby Millman, Kate Tremel, Ray Wetzel, and Isaac Wingfield.

Access to the RC Art Gallery from East University between 10am and 5pm, M-F through December 20. Free and open to the public.

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The Office of New Student Programs would like your help selecting the cover of the next M-Planner! The submissions are in, and we need your vote to help pick the winner! The winning designer will get $300 and have their work featured on the cover of 10,000+ planners given out and sold around campus! Public judging will happen between November 19 and December 7, 2018.

Cast your vote here!



Risky Business

Risky Business is the Michigan Ross School of Business band. The band performs multiple shows each year for the Ross community, with set-lists full of music from various genres. The band works hard to ensure that sets are inclusive of the diverse musical tastes of the entire Ross class.

Campus Creatives features student arts organizations at the University. Are you a part of a student organization focused on the arts that you'd like featured here? Send us an email with your org's information at arts@umich.edu.



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arts, ink columnist Fareah Fysudeen wrote about the power of the written word. Read the full entry here »


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