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Me 44 a-
uge in England in the
1930s, joined with actor
Charles Laughton for the
1936 film Rembrandt, a
The Met Live in HD
biography of the famed
series continues at
painter whose portraits
12:55 p.m. Saturday,
of Jesus continue to
Jan. 21, with The
A its Editor
crowds at the Detroit
a world premiere
opera that combines great music of the Institute of Arts (through Feb. 12). See
the film at the Detroit Film Theater
Baroque era with an all-new, English-
inside the DIA at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
language story. The score combines
21. $5, free for DIA members. (313)
selections from more than 30 operas,
833-4005; tickets.dia.org .
cantatas and oratorios by Handel and
An official venue of the 2012
other masters of the Baroque period.
Sundance Film Festival, the Michigan
The story, by the English theater art-
Theater introduces audiences to the
ist Jeremy Sams, combines two of
festival experience, concurrent with
Shakespeare's best-known plays, A
the Utah festival running Jan. 19-29
Midsummer Night's Dream
in Park City, with an official Sundance
Selection, For A Good Time, Call....
There will be an encore performance
at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Sams, a It will screen 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
26, followed by a Q&A with the film's
director, Jamie Travis. Co-screenwriter
previously translated the lyrics and
Lauren Anne Miller stars along
music written by inhabitants of the
Vilna Ghetto for Ghetto, a 1989 musical with Ari Graynor. Also featured are
play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol. Farmington Hills native James Wolk
Info and tickets: www.metoperafamily. and Seth Rogen (Miller's real-life bus-
' band). 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. $15;
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
presents its 17th annual Mozart
Birthday Bash, conducted by Maestro AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Arie Lipsky and highlighted by
The U-M School of Arts and Design
Symphony No. 38 in D major (the
Penny Stamp Lecture Series hosts a
"Prague Symphony"), at 8 p.m.
talk by illustrator Maira Kalman and
Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Michigan
children's author Daniel Handler
Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.
(whose pseudonym is Lemony
$10-$55. (734) 994-4801; wwwa2so.
about Why We Broke Up, their
new illustrated novel about an ill-fated
teenage love affair, 5:10 p.m. Thursday,
ON THE STAGE
Jan. 26, at the Michigan Theater, 603
E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. (734) 936-
Stagecrafters mounts a production of
the John Kander and Fred Ebb musi- 0671.
cal Kiss of the Spider Woman Jan.
20-Feb. 12 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415
S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. $18-$20. (248)
Featuring 160 breeds and 7,000 dogs,
541-6430; www.stagecrafters.org .
the 2012 Winter Dog Classic offers
Who Wants Cake? Theatre presents
educational demonstrations, obedience
A Bright Room Called Day, about a
group of artists struggling to preserve and conformation judging, breed semi-
nars and more noon-6 p.m. Thursday
themselves in 1930s Berlin as the
and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday
Weimar Republic falls to its knees.
and Sunday, Jan. 19-22, at Suburban
Playwright Tony Kushner, employ-
Collection Showplace, 46199 Grand
ing comedy, drama and political-.
philosophical meditation, incorporates River, Novi. $10 adults, $8 ages 7-12
and seniors, free ages 6 and under,
the outpourings of a contemporary
$35 family plan (two adults and three
New York woman who is morally out-
raged at the U.S. government of today. kids). themichiganwinterdogclassic.
Through Jan. 30. $10-$20. (248) 545-
The oldest and largest ice carving
5545; whowantscaketheatre.com .
festival in the country, the Plymouth Ice
Festival runs Jan. 20-22 in downtown
THE BIG SCREEN
Plymouth. Free. For a schedule of events,
go to plymouthicefestival.org .
British director Alexander Korda
(1893-1956), the oldest of three film-
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