Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of June 21st
Many of the museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there are still plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home. If you find yourself looking for something to do, enjoy the following selection of events and exhibitions in a safe and socially distant manner:
Explore the University Musical Society’s first-ever Digital Pride, which features three digital presentations, two lectures, a special Performance Playground unit for middle and high school students, and blog content released throughout the month of June.
When: Free Digital Presentations and Lectures run through Tuesday, July 6.
Alongside A2SF’s virtual and in person events this summer, Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) and The Ark are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring live outdoor concerts and exciting performances to Fuller Park in Ann Arbor.
- Monday, June 21, 7 & 9 p.m. EDT: Theatre in Quarantine, a performance streamed live from New York City and simultaneously performed live from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) by a local Michigan music artist.
- Friday, June 25, 8 p.m. EDT: Kishi Bashi (Duo), a Live Outdoor concert
- Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. EDT: Laith Al-Saadi Trio, a Live Outdoor concert
- Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m. EDT: The War And Treaty, a Live Outdoor concert
Students and recent alumni Kevin Lieberman, Abigail Findley, and Xiaoying Pu perform the first summer concert of 2021 at the Burton Memorial Tower to kick off the 2021 concert series, held this year in memory of Ray McLellan. Bring your picnic blanket to Ingalls Mall!
When: Monday, June 21, 7 p.m. EDT
As anti-Asian hate crimes continue to surge in the US, higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to provide support for Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, and become spaces for AAPI wellness. Join the LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity for a live Zoom discussion with experts from Asian American Studies, University Counseling Services, and Higher Education Administration.
When: Tuesday, June 22, 1–2:30 p.m. EDT
Musicians, actors, artists, and institutions have had their ability to practice, perform and exhibit severely impeded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, many have developed creative ways to stay active with their craft and engage the community. Join the U-M Detroit Center for an interactive discussion via Zoom of the various ways artists and institutions in the Detroit area have persevered and even thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the first half of a two-part Town Hall focusing on both the Visual and Performing Arts.
When: Thursday, June 24, 4 p.m. EDT
This webinar/virtual gallery talk will focus on the work of Muslim student activists at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Anis Rahman, Jumanah Saadeh, and Zeina Reda will sit down for a conversation, moderated by Halal Metropolis Project Manager Asma Baban, on the power of student activism within the university system, the role of student leaders, and the specific campaigns that animate their collaborations on campus.
When: Thursday, June 24, 7-8:30 p.m. EDT
Join the National Center for Institutional Diversity and LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 2nd Annual NCID Juneteenth Event where they take a different approach in acknowledging the numerous perspectives and ways of imagining and working towards a free and liberated world for Black people.
When: Friday, June 25, 10–11 a.m. EDT
The theme of this week’s tour is “The Archaeology of Daily Life.” Through study of the material remains of past human societies, archaeology helps us understand how ancient peoples lived. This tour will explore some items in the Kelsey’s collection to demonstrate how this works.
When: Saturday June 26, 2 p.m. EDT
If you would like your event to be included in next week’s “Attend at Home” series, email firstname.lastname@example.org.