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Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019

Wednesdsay, September 18 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan

The Ark and ann arbor’s 107one present Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019. Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets $50 and $37.50.
Wed, Sep 18 7:30 PM
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Vinay Gupta

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Vinay Gupta is an engineer, strategist, digital visionary, and future-builder. London-based and Scottish-born, Gupta has worked to address a wide range of some of the most complex challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century. Currently the CEO of Mattereum, a platform that harnesses blockchain to automate and streamline the systems of global commercial law, Gupta has played a massively influential role in the development of the blockchain industry. Notably, in 2015, he coordinated the launch of the neutral, open-access internet and native currency system Ethereum. He has also served as strategic architect at the leading crypto venture ConsenSys, designed Dubai’s blockchain strategy, and serves as the Blockchain Fellow at the UK government’s Digital Catapult. Gupta also applies systems-thinking to issues surrounding environmental sustainability and resilience.
Thu, Sep 19 5:10 PM
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Dweezil Zappa: Hot Rats & Other Hot Stuff

Fri. Sep. 20 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan. Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father’s entire Hot Rats album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour. The album layed a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist and was also dedicated to Dweezil upon its release in 1969. The 50 year old classic album will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde odd metered toe-tappers well known to Zappa aficionados.
Fri, Sep 20 8:00 PM
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NT Live: All About Eve

Plays Sunday, September 22 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!) star in All About Eve, the story of Margo Channing. A legend and true star of the theater, the spotlight is hers and always has been. But now there’s Eve, her biggest fan, a golden girl who insinuates herself into Margo’s life and circle of friends. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production from one of the world’s most innovative theater directors, Ivo van Hove, explores our fascination with celebrity, youth, and identity, and why they never seem to get old. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.
Sun, Sep 22 7:00 PM
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Ibrahim Mahama

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian artist who considers the ways in which capital and labor are expressed in common materials through large-scale installations. In Occupation Series, Mahama focused on the jute sacks that are synonymous with the trade markets of Ghana where he lives and works. Fabricated in Southeast Asia, the sacks are imported by the Ghana Cocoa Boards to transport cocoa beans and eventually end up as multi-functional objects, used for the transportation of food, charcoal, and other commodities. Often exploring the potentialities and failures of modernity, Mahama’s work uses materials and forms that present us with alternative perspectives through which to view the conditions of contemporary society, labor, and the “politics of the hand.” His most recent work, A Straight Line Through the Carcass of History, has also dealt with forms related to the second world war and bacteria life.
Thu, Sep 26 5:10 PM
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NT LIVE: Fleabag

Plays Thu. Sep. 26 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Fleabag is the hilarious, award-winning, original one-woman play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed on-stage by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In just 67-minutes, audiences can expect a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. 'Filthy, funny, snarky and touching.' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian 'Never has being a modern woman seemed so painfully funny, brutal, and hopeless all at once.' Atlantic 'Funny, vibrant, and blunt as a hammerhead.' New York Magazine
Thu, Sep 26 7:30 PM
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Stephen Jones

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Born in Cheshire, England, and schooled in Liverpool, milliner Stephen Jones is a fashion icon. Coming of age during London’s street fashion boom in the late 1970s, Jones first made a name for himself as an uncompromising style-blazer at the legendary Blitz nightclub, where he was perpetually crowned with a striking hat of his own idiosyncratic design. By 1980, Jones had opened his first millinery salon in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Those premises soon became a place of pilgrimage and patronage, as everyone from rock stars to royalty, from Boy George to Diana, Princess of Wales, identified Jones as the milliner who would help them make arresting headlines. Nearly forty years later, Jones’s era-defining edge continues to attract a celebrity clientele which includes Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, and the Royal Family.
Thu, Oct 3 5:10 PM
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Jim Gaffigan + Pears

Thu. Oct. 3 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life and food. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently on his Fully Dressed arena and theater stand-up comedy tour, with dates through the end of the year including multiple shows in London in January.
Thu, Oct 3 8:00 PM
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Kevin James

Sun. Oct. 6 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS.
Sun, Oct 6 8:00 PM
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Mari Katayama

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Japanese artist Mari Katayama features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and textiles. Born with a developmental condition, she has only two fingers on one hand and had both her legs amputated at the age of nine; she has worn prosthetics ever since. In order to fill a deep gap between her own understanding of self and physicality and contemporary society’s simplistic categorizations, Katayama began to explore her identity by objectifying her body in her art. Katayama treats her entire body, body parts, and prosthetics as “materials” to be arranged in photographs, read as soft sculptures, and decorated with lace, shells, and shiny objects. Katayama’s work exposes anxieties that haunt many of us — disabled or nondisabled — living in an age obsessed with body image.
Thu, Oct 10 5:10 PM
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Made in America

Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

An orchestra reacts to and serves the cultural needs of its community. Through this process, the sound and identity of an orchestra are molded. For Joan Tower, the individuality formed through this process became the colors to fill the canvas of Made In America. Premiered in 2005, the piece toured through orchestras in all 50 states filling halls of all shapes and sizes. The piece inherently celebrates and embraces differences as it is given a new identity with every stop it makes from California to New York.
Sat, Oct 12 8:00 PM
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The Magic School Bus - Lost in the Solar System

Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic! When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.
Sun, Oct 13 3:00 PM
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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Plays Sunday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and their grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in a new world, he is joined by his two brothers. An American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish — Lehman Brothers — spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. A co-production of the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions.
Sun, Oct 13 7:00 PM
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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin-longtime friends for over 30 years-will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.
Tue, Oct 15 8:00 PM
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Lauren Bon

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Based in Los Angeles, Lauren Bon is an artist who works with architecture, performance, photography, sound, and farming to create urban, public, and land art projects to galvanize social and political transformation. These “devices of wonder,” as she describes her work, are produced from her creative practice space, Metabolic Studio. With a heart for self-sustaining and self-diversifying systems, Bon seeks to inspire and uncover ways of regeneration over consumer waste. Not a Cornfield (2005–2006) turned a 32-acre brownfield in the historic center of Los Angeles into a state park; Bon’s Strawberry Flag (2009–2010) was an aquaponic strawberry farm raised at an under-purposed property that was deeded to be a home for veterans in 1888. Her 2007 work AgH20 spanned 240 miles, reconnecting the city of LA with the natural elements that made it viable: the mined mountains of the Owens Valley.
Thu, Oct 17 5:10 PM
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Marilyn Minter

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Appropriating the aesthetics of fashion editorials and advertising, New York-based Marilyn Minter’s photorealist paintings examine banal realities, such as frozen peas or kitchen floors, often relegated to a hyper-feminized realm in popular culture and marketing, as well as contemporary notions of beauty and sensuality. Adding sweat, spit, hair, and dirt to the high-gloss veneer of advertising campaigns, Minter juxtaposes in-your-face beauty with the down-and-dirty reality of being human. Minter first gained popularity in the early 1990s, and has been featured in major solo exhibitions nationally and internationally including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Spain, and the Deichtorhallen in Germany.
Thu, Oct 24 5:10 PM
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An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio

Fri. Oct. 25 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Trey Anastasio is a jam fusion singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Phish, which he co-founded in 1983. He’s released 11 solo albums and has been involved in a number of side projects including the Trey Anastasio Band, Surrender to the Air, and Oysterhead. He’s performed with several symphony orchestras and wrote the score for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, which nominated him for a Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2013.

Fri, Oct 25 7:30 PM
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Joe Caslin

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Designboom Magazine has Described the work of Joe Caslin as “towering works of art [that] appear like massive sketch books across the architecture of Ireland’s cities.” Caslin is the recipient of the 2013 Association of Illustrators award for New Talent in Public Realm Illustration. He creates highly accessible work that engages directly with the social issues of modern Ireland. Caslin confronts the subjects of suicide, drug addiction, economic marginalization, marriage equality, stigma in mental health, the Irish asylum system, institutional power, and most recently, sexual consent. The monochrome drawings Caslin creates live with us and against many of us for some time before washing away. They hold a mirror up to the kind of society that we are, while asking us individually what kind of society we want to be a part of.
Thu, Oct 31 5:10 PM
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Liszt & Tchaikovsky

Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

We soar through the Rocky Mountains to the Garden of Gods and atop Pikes Peak in Wang Jie’s Symphonic Overture on “America the Beautiful.” From the orchestra comes a majestic fugue which traces the silhouette of this prominent peak with faint echos of the familiar patriotic song written atop the same mountain. Cascading crowns of notes continue through Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major. Your A2SO is joined by pianist, Anton Nel displaying the pinnacle of pianistic achievement. This evening of new heights concludes with the emotional summit of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 64.
Sat, Nov 2 8:00 PM
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Marina Willer

Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public! Marina Willer is a graphic designer and filmmaker responsible for ground-breaking brand identities such as Tate, Serpentine, Oxfam, Amnesty International, and Battersea. Before joining the design studio Pentagram as a partner, she was head creative director for Wolff Olins in London. Willer has constantly expanded her approach to graphic design to include moving image, exhibition, and experiential design. She released her first feature film Red Trees at Cannes in 2017. The film is a personal story of her family’s survival and escape to Brazil during the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. Willer is responsible for the design of the Design Museum’s 2018 exhibition, Ferrari: Under the Skin and the museum’s 2019 offering, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition. Willer is the first female partner at Pentagram in London and she won the Hall of Fame award by Design Week in 2018.
Thu, Nov 7 5:10 PM
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