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Local Arts News Feed

Read about the local and regional arts scene! Here are some of the top headlines from some of our local arts media outlets.

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The UMMA Annex

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  • Midnight Concert! TONIGHT April 17 (Technically April 18)

    WHERE: Dance Building, studio B, next to the CCRB

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 17 at Midnight

    Doors lock at 12:10am so please get there on time!

    “I really will perform the complete Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano by John Cage - regarded by scholars and plumbers as the seminal work in prepared piano - and probably the prettiest piece Cage wrote (okay, start the argument)” - Professor Stephen Rush

  • Building Contemporaries: Art and Economies in Detroit, Friday, April 20 @ 6:30 pm

    Join us at UMMA on Friday, April 20th at 6:30 pm in the Helmut Stern Auditorium for Building Contemporaries: Art and Economies in Detroit.  In conjunction with Excercising the Eye: The Gertude Kasle Collection, dive into a conversation about what current initiatives and leaders are contributing to the artistic ecosystem in Detroit today. 

    A panel of art critics, curators, and directors will discuss the landscape of current efforts to center artists and communities within the larger context of economic viability in Detroit. 

    The panel includes:

    • Taylor Aldridge, Art critic, curator, and co-founder of ARTS.BLACK
    • Cézanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries at Creative Many
    • Everard Findlay, Global brand strategist, currently serving as Chief Innovation Officer for The Platform, the real estate entity that owns the Fisher Building in Detroit 
    • Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at the Cranbrook Art Museum
    • Gina Reichert, Co-founder of Power House Productions, an artist-run neighborhood-based nonprofit in Detroit

    We hope to see you there!


Ann Arbor Observer: Comedy

  • Josh Wolf: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

    Aug. 18, 8 & 10:30 p.m. -- Aug. 17 & 18. A regular on Chelsea Lately, this L.A.-based comic is best known for his stories about trying to establish his career while also parenting 3 toddlers by himself after his girlfriend tells him that she no longer wants to be a mother. He published some of his anecdotes in his 2013 es...

  • "The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre

    Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. -- Aug. 5 & 19. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.

  • The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

    Aug. 21, 7:30-9 p.m. -- Aug. 7 & 21. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on a biweekly theme. A...

  • "HERsay IV": Pointless Brewery & Theatre

    Aug. 22, 7 p.m. -- Storytelling, singing, comedy, and improvisation by area women. Partial proceeds benefit Corner Health Center.

Ann Arbor Observer: Films

  • "Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

    Aug. 18, 3:15, 6:15, & 9:45 p.m. -- Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.

  • "BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

    Aug. 18, 3:30, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. -- (Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.

  • "Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

    Aug. 18, 3:45 & 9:30 p.m. -- (Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.

  • "The Cakemaker": Michigan Theater.

    Aug. 18, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. -- (Ofir Raul Graizer, 2018). Drama about a German baker who goes to Jerusalem seeking out his dead lover's wife.