Mar 06 Wednesday
Privacy@Michigan is hosting a free screening of the 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 at the Michigan Theater on March 6, 2024 starting at 5:30 pm. Admission and popcorn are free and the screening is open to the general public.
About the FilmBased on the classic George Orwell novel, director Michael Radford’s version of 1984 was released during the book’s titular year. The Criterion Collection describes Radford’s 1984 as “The definitive film adaptation of George Orwell’s prophetic literary classic, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. This masterly adaptation of George Orwell’s chilling parable about totalitarian oppression gives harrowing cinematic expression to the book’s prophetic dystopia. In a rubble-strewn surveillance state where an endless overseas war props up the repressive regime of the all-seeing Big Brother, and all dissent is promptly squashed, a profoundly alienated citizen, Winston Smith (thrillingly played by John Hurt), risks everything for an illicit affair with the rebellious Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), defiantly asserting his humanity in the face of soul-crushing conformity. Through vividly grim production design and expressionistically desaturated cinematography by Roger Deakins, Michael Radford’s 1984 conjures a bleak vision of postwar Britain as fascistic nightmare — a world all too recognizable as our own."
A discussion of the film, featuring U-M faculty, will follow the screening.
About the SponsorsThe University of Michigan’s Privacy@Michigan organizes events to raise awareness, promote best practices, and provoke thought and conversation on privacy topics relevant to the university and society at large.This event is presented by Privacy@Michigan and is sponsored by U-M’s Information and Technology Services (ITS) and the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI).
This screening is also presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor's beloved historic theater since 1928.
How to AttendThe Michigan Theater is located at 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Mar 09 Saturday
Michigan Jazz Festival Fundraiser 2024 Rising Star Jazz Horn Competition will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 1 pm at Shields of Southfield at 25101 Telegraph Rd, Southfield MI. $20 cover at the door to support the Michigan Jazz Festival. Five outstanding horn players will be competing for cash prizes and the 1st place winner will perform with the All-Star Big Band under the direction of Vincent Chandler at the Michigan Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 21, 2024. The finalists are: Andrew Brown on Trumpet; Houston Patton on Saxophone; Nanami Haruta on Trombone; Jauron Perry on Trumpet; Josie Ala on Trumpet. Accompanying the contestants will be host Vincent Chandler with the Scott Gwinnell Trio. Please come and enjoy listening to these fine young musicians, the future of jazz. Visit our website for more details: www.michiganjazzfestival.org.
Mar 13 Wednesday
The night will feature Aaron Dworkin: Poetjournalist, Author, Founder of the Sphinx Organization, Founder of the Institute for Poetjournalism, and Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
You are invited to enjoy a raffle, refreshments, and the opportunity to connect with members of the Ann Arbor Jewish community.
Mar 16 Saturday
Welcome to the community event built for your home. Browse near 120 exhibitors with products, services, and information to help improve your home, property, and lifestyle. Whatever you are building - inside and out - we can help.Our 33rd Home Show is your opportunity to connect with trusted professionals and inspire your projects. Enjoy concessions and consider sitting in on scheduled presentations and demonstrations. Preview the exhibitors list and see the presentation schedule at www.BRAGHomeShow.comFREE Printable Admission Passes are also available. Download it here and share this on your social media pages. The link to open this file in a browser is: JPG: https://www.bragannarbor.net/wp-content/uploads/HGLS-Admission-Coupon-March-16-17-2024.jpg
2024 will celebrate the 75th year of MI-UCP (Michigan United Cerebral Palsy). In honor of that accomplishment, a group of local hockey players of varying skill levels are teaming up as the MI-UCP Pucksters to take on the The Detroit Red Wing Alumni. The game benefits MI-UCP and the 2.3 million Michiganders with disabilities. As a result, 85% of every dollar raised from MI-UCP events goes directly to programs and services that benefit the people we serve.
The Detroit Red Wing Alumni Association, which is the oldest such organization in the NHL, now plays around 35 games a year. This group of former NHL players brings people together for a common goal: to raise spirits and raise money for some wonderful organizations like MI-UCP. The alumni roster includes such names as John Ogrodnick, Dino Ciccarelli, Darren McCarty, Dave Coulier (of TV's Full House), Todd Bertuzzi, Joe Kocur, Red Berenson and fan-favorite Mickey Redmond.
In addition to the Alumni game, this event features a sled hockey exhibition where some amazing disabled athletes play against the MI-UCP Sledsters, a team made up of area youth and adult sled hockey players and able-bodied athletes.
Sled Hockey exhibition game begins 4 PM Red wing Alumni Game 6 PM
Together, we have raised nearly $550,000 over the past 22 years for people with disabilities.
Mar 22 Friday
Visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum after hours on Friday, March 22nd and explore the world of scientific illustration! Create your own masterpiece in a workshop led by a professional scientific illustrator, and make letter press bookmarks with local artist Carl Lavigne. Draw inspiration from live wildlife, and learn about the diverse ecosystems they inhabit. Tickets include drinks, snacks, and admission to the museum during the event.
Mar 30 Saturday
The Michigan Jazz Festival Education Initiative will be featuring a FREE virtual event with Josie Ala who will present ‘Jazz From Africa’ on Saturday, March 30th at 3:30 pm. Ala is an up and coming University of Michigan graduate who plays trumpet. Visit our website to RSVP. www.michiganjazzfestival.org.
Apr 04 Thursday
The Careers and Cultural Diversity Fair is a campus-wide event that will gather professionals from Southeast Michigan from a variety of fields (business, healthcare, social sciences, and humanities) to interact with students and share with them their professional background, and their experiences and opportunities linked to working in a diverse workplace. The focus is to cultivate awareness on how broadening the understanding of languages and multicultural competence can help today’s professionals to overcome challenges and to advance in their careers. The event will take place on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30- 5pm in the EMU Student Center Ballroom.For more information, please contact the organizing committee: Michael Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marisol Garrido (email@example.com), and Mónica Millán (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apr 06 Saturday
Are you looking for that unique handmade gift, or a new spring decorating item for your home, then be sure to attend the Spring Crafters’ Showcase Craft show this Saturday, April 6th at the Tam O Shanter Exhibition Center in Sylvania sponsored by the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild.
You will be amazed at all the quality juried hand crafted items not normally found in stores, which may include home décor, metal and wood items, jewelry, soaps, candles, lots of spring decorations and much more, you are sure to find something for yourself or as gifts for others and if you can’t find what you want, many of the crafters will create that special item for you, many of the crafters will also be offering Balloon sale specials and sign up to win one of the numerous gift certificates that will be given out.
Make a visit to the Spring Crafters’ Showcase show this Saturday at the Tam O Shanter Exhibition Center on Sylvania Avenue just off McCord in Sylvania with a new earlier start time from 9 to 4, with free admission and parking. See what’s new made just for you!
Apr 07 Sunday
Have Faith Haiti Fundraiser for Mitch Albom’s orphanage in Haiti, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, will take place on Sunday, April 7th at 5 pm at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) at 1426 South Mill Street in Plymouth MI. A delicious meal and 2 great musical groups will perform. The first group is Andy Caruso and Friends with Andy, Cliff Monear, Rick Davis, Gary Cooper, Dan Maslanka, Don Lewandowski and vocalists Andrea Caruso and Larry Wik. Also performing will be the CSO Big Band under the direction of Craig Strain with vocalists Emma Lou Aboukasm and Marvin Jones. Reserve tickets at MichiganMusicSocial.com. $60 per person, $100 for 2 people, or $25 without the dinner. For questions, please call 734-796-4542.