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Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan

In a discussion called Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, Amy Brainer — the assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology at UM Dearborn — assesses clues about how larger social, cultural and political shifts have altered the experiences of LGBTQ people in various age groups. This event will be on Friday, Feb. 21, and hosted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

By |2020-02-19T15:54:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.

By |2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."

By |2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

11th Annual Harvest Festival

The annual Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival is a way for attendees to enjoy live music, learn lost arts like spinning and woodcarving, experience guided history at the Sutherland-Wilson Farmhouse, eat local food and more. Held [...]

By |2019-09-11T15:12:11-04:00September 11th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Art and Brew Oct. 10

Art & Brew is the Art Center’s annual fall fundraiser — a one-night beer and bite tasting tour across downtown Ann Arbor. Local favorite bars, restaurants and breweries compete against each other to create the [...]

By |2019-09-11T15:11:26-04:00September 11th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

A’Keria Chanel Davenport at Necto May 10

Gregory D'Wayne of Dallas, Texas, might not sound familiar, but his stage name, A'Keria C. Davenport, carries with it a long tradition of drag queen excellence. Specifically, Davenport is a part of the House of Davenport, a well-known group of queens who bring with them a long tradition of performance, and will be performing in Ann Arbor on May 10.

By |2019-04-24T14:25:04-04:00April 24th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Jim Toy Birthday Bash

Known as the first publicly "out" man in Michigan, after coming out in 1970, Jim Toy developed the fist ever campus center dedicated to supporting those in the LGBTQ community. And because of his almost 50-year career of service to the LGBTQ movement through speaking, teaching, writing, adm

By |2019-03-28T02:21:08-04:00March 28th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

BTL to Host Final Farewell Party for Common Language Bookstore Dec. 15

After 27 years as a beacon for those in Ann Arbor's and Southeast Michigan's LGBTQ community, Common Language Bookstore will be forced to close its doors one final time at the end of 2018. According to husbands and co-owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras, this comes after years of market pressures that have made running the store unsustainable.

By |2018-12-10T09:13:47-05:00December 5th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, News|

Theatre NOVA premieres ‘The Stone Witch’ Through Nov. 11

ANN ARBOR – Theatre NOVA is a professional theater in Ann Arbor’s that focuses exclusively on new plays and playwrights, and since mid-October it's been performing “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman. Available to see through Nov. 11, it focuses on Simon Grindberg, "the world's most illustrious children's book writer."

By |2018-11-07T16:31:22-05:00November 7th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Aizuri Quartet in Ann Arbor Oct. 26

The award-winning Aizuri Quartet has been lauded everywhere from Osaka to Ann Arbor and on Friday, Oct. 26, they’ll be back at the University of Michigan's Rackham Auditorium to present what the Philadelphia Inquirer describes as a unique "balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective."

By |2018-10-10T14:07:12-04:00October 10th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Ark Hosts Community Sing Featuring Matt Watroba

Ann Arbor's venue The Ark has hosted everyone in Americana from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Avett Brothers and even The Carolina Chocolate Drops — and that's barely scratching the surface. Now, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, is a chance for the community members who enjoy The Ark's sound to contribute their own voices for the 3rd Annual Ark Community Sing.

By |2018-08-08T14:46:30-04:00August 8th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized|