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Stamps Speaker Series: Bridget Mary McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice @ Michigan Theater
Stamps Speaker Series: Bridget Mary McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice @ Michigan Theater
Apr 4 all-day
This event brings together Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, legal scholar and practitioner Len Niehoff, and acclaimed actor John de Lancie to explore the work of the courts and the law; how the …

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2:00 pm RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Like the original Blue Beard, Heinrich Blaubart brings death to women he meets. Unlike the original Blue Beard, though, he doesn’t seek to do so; in fact, his fear of relationships makes him try to …

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8:00 pm Room 6 Productions: 21 Chump Street @ East Quad Keene Theater
Room 6 Productions: 21 Chump Street @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, presented by Room 6 Productions. A cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the …

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7:00 pm Emerging Writers: A Recipe For a Novel @ AADL Westgate
Emerging Writers: A Recipe For a Novel @ AADL Westgate
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Every story follows a recipe. There are scenes and pivotal moments that must be added to the mix to create a satisfying story. In this workshop on story structure, Alex Kourvo and Bethany Neal will …

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4:00 pm Marcin Wodzinksi: Historical Atlas of Hasidism @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Marcin Wodzinksi: Historical Atlas of Hasidism @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Marcin Wodzinski has produced the first cartographic reference book on Hasidism, one of the modern era’s most vibrant and important mystical movements. In this lecture, he will discuss Hasidism’s emergence and expansion in Eastern Europe; …

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7:00 pm Megan Griswold: The Book of Help @ Literati
Megan Griswold: The Book of Help @ Literati
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Megan Griswold who will be sharing her new book The Book of Help. About The Book of Help: The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Blunders @ Greyline
The Moth Storyslam: Blunders @ Greyline
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin BLUNDERS: Prepare a five-minute story about a …

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7:00 pm Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths @ Serendipity Books
Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths @ Serendipity Books
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join local poet Douglas Smith for a reading of his works. Award-winning Michigan playwright Brian Cox calls Smith “…a poet who creates an awareness that burrows into you and changes how you see.”
7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Polly Rosenwaike: Look How Happy I’m Making You @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Polly Rosenwaike: Look How Happy I’m Making You @ Literati
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome back author Polly Rosenwaike who will be reading and discussing her new short story collection Look How Happy I’m Making You. About Look How Happy I’m Making You: “A beautifully written and …

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7:00 pm Ital Anghel: ISIS: The Day After – A Look Within @ Jewish Community Center
Ital Anghel: ISIS: The Day After – A Look Within @ Jewish Community Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor and Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor are proud to present ISIS: The Day After – A Look from Within, a lecture by renowned Israeli war correspondent and documentarian, …

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8:00 pm Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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3:00 pm Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland @ 2239 Lane Hall
Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland @ 2239 Lane Hall
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Professor of Psychiatry; Vanderbilt University In the era of Donald Trump, …

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5:00 pm Stamps Speaker Series: Sarah Vowell @ Michigan Theater
Stamps Speaker Series: Sarah Vowell @ Michigan Theater
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 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 …

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7:00 pm Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson @ Bookbound
Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson @ Bookbound
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of Bruce Conforth’s new book Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Chicago Review Press). Bruce Conforth was a longtime professor of folklore, blues, popular culture and the …

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7:00 pm National Poetry Month diVERSE Voices Celebration @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
National Poetry Month diVERSE Voices Celebration @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A diverse nation deserves diverse poetry, Celebrate National Poetry Month with leading poets of color from Ann Arbor’s vibrant poetry scene as they explore pressing themes of identity, heritage, culture, race, resistance, and more. This …

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7:00 pm Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The New Abolition Movement @ Cass Corridor Commons
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The New Abolition Movement @ Cass Corridor Commons
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion. Light dinner provided; free transportation from Ann …

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6:00 pm Night of the Living Word: Experimental Poetry @ AADL Downtown Secret Lab
Night of the Living Word: Experimental Poetry @ AADL Downtown Secret Lab
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For Whom Grade 4 – Adult Description Hands-on experimenting with words, sounds, technology, and images to produce your own unique poems.
7:00 pm Berkhofer Lecture: Mary Kathryn Nagle: Native Theater in the 21st Century: Piercing the Invisibility and Restoring Our Humanity @ Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room
Berkhofer Lecture: Mary Kathryn Nagle: Native Theater in the 21st Century: Piercing the Invisibility and Restoring Our Humanity @ Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a catered reception to follow the lecture. Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She currently serves as the …

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7:00 pm Tahereh Maffi: Defy Me, with Caleb Roehrig @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Tahereh Maffi: Defy Me, with Caleb Roehrig @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Best selling author Tahereh Mafi comes to AADL to discuss Defy Me, her latest book in the Shatter Me series of dystopian adventure young adult fiction. She is joined in conversation with YA author Caleb Roehrig. Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA …

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7:00 pm U-M English Sub-concentration Reading @ Literati
U-M English Sub-concentration Reading @ Literati
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome the Creative Writing Sub-concentration seniors in the English Department at the University of Michigan for a night of poetry and prose readings! Each year the Creative Writing Sub-concentration selects no …

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4:00 pm Box Brown: Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America @ AADL Downtown
Box Brown: Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America @ AADL Downtown
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be partnering with the Ann Arbor Downtown Library to host graphic novelist Box Brown who will be discussing his new book Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America. About Cannabis: Mexico, 1519 CE. …

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7:00 pm RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Like the original Blue Beard, Heinrich Blaubart brings death to women he meets. Unlike the original Blue Beard, though, he doesn’t seek to do so; in fact, his fear of relationships makes him try to …

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7:30 pm RC Drama: The Bacchae @ Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory
RC Drama: The Bacchae @ Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
By Euripides, in a new translation by Jaclyn Dudek. The God Dionysus and his followers, the Bacchae, take revenge on the conservative and militaristic ruler of Thebes. This is the end of term performance of …

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