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November

Wednesday, November 1
1:30-3:30pm
616-632-2444
Aquinas.edu/olli

Friendship with the Elements

The Browne Center — Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Laz presents "Friendship with the Elements," an accessible, nature-centered philosophy from the Andes Mountain Region of South America. Incorporating music and instruments from Ecuador, as well as fusion music combining indigenous and modern styles, Laz introduces simple, everyday practices we can do to connect with the four elements of nature — earth, air, fire, and water. Based on the teachings of Ecuadorian Shaman, Don Alverto Taxo, these practices — which are found in all ancient cultures — enhance our appreciation of nature and deepen our connection to our own core self.

Saturday, November 4
7:00pm
(269) 925-1099

The Citadel Dance and Music Center

91 Hinkley St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Gemini performs a show for adults, consisting of original songs, as well as classic songs of the 1960’s folk revival. For part of both sets of this concert Gemini will be joined by a wonderful children’s choir called “All God’s Children Community Choir” and their co-founding directors, Larry and Sandy Feldman. Comprised of a racially diverse group of boys and girls, ages three to eighteen, the choir was formed in 2001 with the goal of bridging the racial divide in the Benton Harbor - St. Joseph area. Gemini has sung with “All God’s Children” a number of times in the past, and are honored to have them join in this performance — both because of what they add to the concert musically, but also because of the hope for racial harmony which they represent.

Saturday, November 25
2:00pm
248 642 5800

Bloomfield Township Public Library

1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Township Public Library

A GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) Family Concert, sponsored by the Library.

Sunday, November 26
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS
TheArk.org

The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

This year, Gemini's annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital will be a GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) concert! Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 23 years ago, and this is an annual "Thank You" concert. GEMILY will be joined by their “Good Mischief Band,” Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums.

December

Saturday, December 9
3:00pm
269-623-8040

Delton District Library

330 N. Grove St., Delton, MI

A Gemini Family Concert as the start of the city's Holiday celebrations.

2018

January

Sunday, January 7
2:00pm
ChelseaDistrictLibrary.org
734-475-8732

Chelsea District Library

221 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI

A free GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) concert for children and the whole family!

Sunday, January 21
2:00pm
aadl.org

Friends in Songs and Stories

Downtown Ann Arbor Library: Multi-Purpose Room

GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) and AADL’s Laura Pershin Raynor, join forces for a special musical storytelling program for the whole family. This fourth annual concert will include classic songs for children, musical settings of the texts of favorite children’s books, and collaborative storytelling.

February

Sunday, February 4
3:00pm
734-475-1892
mfcenter.org

Winterfest!

Michigan Friends Center, Chelsea, MI

A Gemini Family Concert to benefit the Michigan Friends Center. The event starts at 1:00pm with snow sculpting, sledding, and other winter fun (if the weather agrees), followed by mulled cider and treats at 2:00pm and the concert at 3:00pm.

Tickets $10, $25/family. For more info and to register: 734-475-1892 or manager@mfcenter.org.

Friday, February 9
7:00pm
248-476-8860

Nardin Park United Methodist Church

29887 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI

A GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) Family Concert. For part of the show we'll be joined by a children's choir from the church.

March

Saturday, March 10
8:00pm
InterfaithSpirit.org/cafe704.html

Harmony Bones at Cafe 704

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI

Laz will join Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman and Eric Fithian (collectively known as “Harmony Bones”) in a wide range of original, traditional and contemporary folk music. Rich harmonies and an array of finstruments — guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, banjo, percussion, bass, even sitar! The band’s name, “Harmony Bones,” comes from an acupuncture point that harmonizes imbalances and promotes clear thinking, seeing, and hearing!

Suggested donation is $8 each or 2/$15.

Sunday, March 18
1:00pm
989-837-1885
BeCreative360.org

Creative 360

1517 Bayliss St., Midland, MI

A Gemini Family Concert at this wonderful venue that celebrates the arts, offering year-round classes, workshops and performances for all ages. For part of this show we will be joined by the 5th grade choir from Carpenter and Plymouth Schools.

Sunday, March 25
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS
TheArk.org

The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor

GEMILY's annual Spring Celebration concert! Join San, Laz and Emily to sing in, and dance in, the return of the beloved season!

Monday, March 26
6:00pm
616-794-1450

Alvah N. Belding Library

302 E. Main St., Belding, MI

A Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Library.

Tuesday, March 27
6:30pm
616-754-3681

Greenville High School

111 N. Hillcrest, Greenville, MI

A Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Greenville school district. For part of the concert we’ll be joined by a children’s choir made up of students from local elementary schools.

April

Friday, April 6
7:00pm
800-622-0350
262-472-3165

Family Concert at Early Childhood Conference

Young Auditorium, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

A Gemini Family Concert, as part of the Early Childhood Conference at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater. For part of this concert, we’ll be joined by a local children’s choir under the direction of a wonderful music teacher, Christine Hayes. Also, on Saturday, April 7th, we’ll be giving workshops for teachers on how to use music in the classroom.

Sunday, April 15
1:00pm
TheArk.org

Wild Swan Benefit

The Ark Coffeehouse — 316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

Celebrate Wild Swan Theater's 38th season at its annual benefit concert with GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) and an outstanding lineup of local talent who have collaborated with Wild Swan over the years. Storyteller extraordinaire and AADL Youth Librarian Laura Pershin Raynor will be the emcee for this family-friendly fundraiser. American Sign Language shadow interpretation by Synergy on Stage. Buy tickets online or over the phone at 734-646-8623, or at the door the day of the event.

May

Saturday, May 5
10:00am
313-576-5111
DSO.org

The Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

A Gemini Family Concert in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concert Series. This is our sixth time being back in this series, and it’s always a great time in a beautiful hall. To add even more fun to the mix, we’ll be joined by our drummer, Mike Morrison.

Saturday, May 12
8:00pm
734-327-0270
InterfaithSpirit.org

6th Annual Benefit Concert in Honor of Helen’s Memory

Cafe 704, Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor MI

Laz played a number of concerts at Cafe 704 over the years, always with his wife Helen, until she passed away in 2012. To honor her memory, and to celebrate her life, Laz is dedicating this yearly concert to her. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to two organizations: one that supports nature preservation, and the other, an emergency shelter for homeless children and their families. Both of these causes were very close to Helen’s heart.

Laz will be joined by a number of musicians, all of whom performed or recorded with Helen over the years. Laz and his guests will sing some of Helen’s songs, as well as original and traditional music in both folk and classical styles.

June

Monday, June 18
11:00am
734-426-4477

Dexter District Library

3255 Alpine St., Dexter, MI

A free GEMILY (Gemini + Emily) Family Concert for the kick-off of the library's Summer Reading Program.