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April

Tuesday, April 25
7:00-9:00pm
989-837-1885
BeCreative360.org

Petals Under the Spring Moon: Imagery in Haiku & Tanka

Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St. Midland, MI

Poet Jennifer Burd and Laz will be offering a Haiku writing workshop at this great creativity center. Come write a haiku with us! (And we’ll also introduce you to tanka, the slightly longer Japanese poem form.) We will look at the vitality of Spring “bustin’ out all over”, as well as at its symbolic meaning within us — a fresh start, rebirth, rejuvenation. We will then “paint” our insights with the brush strokes of words in a few short lines. The focus of this workshop will be on imagery; how it can express feeling, and evoke wonder, surprise and delight. Our senses, memory, and reflections will all help us connect with the power of this generous season — which simultaneously heralds new beginnings and the promise of a rich harvest.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve written a haiku or tanka before – or any kind of poetry. In fact, no prior writing experience of any kind is needed! Just bring your senses and an openness to experiencing and connecting with nature – and human nature – in a fresh way. At their core, haiku and tanka are about being fully aware in the moment, seeing something in a new way, and expressing that image in a compressed form.

Wednesday, April 26
1:30-3:30pm
616-632-2444
Aquinas.edu/olli

“Those Were the Days” — Classic Songs of the 1960’s

The Browne Center — Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Laz presents a program of the songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, and others, who wrote and sang the songs that defined a generation. He will also sing traditional American folk songs reintroduced by these artists during the 1960's folk revival. Come hear “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowing in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and many more, including the timeless songs of the Beatles. This is a tribute / celebration — and you are invited to sing along! Or just sit back, listen and reminisce.

Thursday, April 27
12:10pm -1:00pm
med.umich.edu/goa/

Gifts of Art

University Hospital, Main Corridor, Floor 1
1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI

San, Emily and Jacob have played in this very worthwhile series at the UM Hospital several times before. We always appreciate the opportunity to try to bring some uplifting music to patients, families and staff.

Friday, April 28
7:00pm
616-892-3482
andersonkat@allendale.k12.mi.us

Allendale Fine Arts Center

10760 68th Avenue, Allendale, MI

A Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Allendale Public Schools. For part of the concert we will be joined by a children's choir from a local elementary school under the direction of their music teacher Dan DeZwaan.

Saturday, April 29
11:00am
HuronValleyArts.org
248-889-8660

Milford High School Center for Performing Arts

2390 S. Milford Rd. Highland, MI

A Gemini Family Concert to benefit the Huron Valley Council for the Arts. HVCA provides music and theatre performances at no cost to the school system for students in Huron Valley Schools.

Sunday, April 30
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS
TheArk.org

The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor

Our annual Spring Celebration concert! Join us to sing in, and dance in, the return of the beloved season! We'll be joined by San's daughter, Emily, on violin and vocals.

May

Wednesday, May 3
8:00pm
TheArk.org

For Pete’s Sake — Seeger Birthday Tribute

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

This year marks the 98th birthday of folk legend Pete Seeger, and our 8th annual tribute concert is a celebration of his life and music. The concert will once again be a benefit for the Ark; it feels fitting, as we celebrate the life of a man whom Bruce Springsteen has called “the grandfather of American folk music,” to honor and support a folk music institution that has brought such great music to our community for more than 50 years. We’ll tell stories and, in the true Seeger tradition, lead lots of singalongs. Our duo will be joined by San’s daughter Emily Rose and bass player Jacob Warren, and we’ll be sharing the stage with veteran luminaries of the local folk music scene — names to be announced.

Saturday, May 13
8:00pm
734-327-0270
InterfaithSpirit.org

5th 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 guest 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.

Thursday, May 18
6:00-8:00pm
734-994-9174

Cafe Verde

216 North 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Laz will be performing original and traditional songs, instrumentals and improvisations on fiddle, guitar and pennywhistle. He’ll be joined by percussionists Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski as well as guitarist Eric Fithian. Come do your Co-op shopping, have a snack, sandwich or drink at Cafe Verde, or a full meal at the hot bar, and listen to a few minutes or two hours of uplifting music!

June

Tuesday, June 13
6:30pm
517-347-2021

Capitol Area District Library — Okemos Branch

4321 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI

A Gemini Family Concert as part of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Friday, June 16
5:00pm
CADL.org
517-367-6348

Lake Lansing Park South Bandshell

1621 Pike St., Haslett, MI

A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Capital Area District Libraries.

Saturday, June 17
1:00pm
586-752-0603

"Those Were the Days"

Romeo District Library
65821 Van Dyke, Washington, MI

Our concert of the classic songs of the 1960’s — Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others — their original songs, as well as the traditional songs they made famous. Even some songs by the Beatles and an affectionate nod to Motown! Come hear these timeless songs — and sing along with them!

Tuesday, June 20
10:30am
248-349-0203 x1411

“Tunes on Tuesday”

Northville Bandshell, Downtown Northville, MI

A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert. We will be joined by members of our Good Mischief Band, Mike Morrison on drums and Eric Fithian on bass.

Thursday, June 22
6:00pm
810-232-7111

"Those Were the Days"

Flint Public Library
1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI

Our concert of the classic songs of the 1960’s — Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others — their original songs, as well as the traditional songs they made famous. Even some songs by the Beatles and an affectionate nod to Motown! Come hear these timeless songs — and sing along with them!

Friday, June 23
7:00-8:30pm
SouthLyonMI.org

Concert in McHattie Park

S. Lyon, MI

A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert. We will be joined by Eric Fithian on bass.

Tuesday, June 27
1:00pm
989-662-2381

Bay County Library System — Auburn Branch

235 W. Midland Rd., Auburn, MI

A Gemini Family Concert as part of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Wednesday, June 28
7:00pm
734-699-3291

The Belleville Library

167 Fourth St., Belleville, MI

A Gemini Family Concert as part of the Library's Summer Reading Program.

July

Sunday, July 2
1:00-3:00pm
734-662-5008

Kerrytown Courtyard Series

Next to the Farmer’s Market, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI

A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert at this great community gathering place.

Wednesday, July 5
noon-1:00pm
734-416-4278

Music in the Park

Kellogg Park, Plymouth, MI

A free Gemini Family Concert. We’ve been part of this concert series for many years, and it’s always a great treat — the park fills with hundreds of people, and many of the parents heard us when they were kids, and are now bringing their own!

Monday, July 10
6:00pm
810-721-2110

"Those Were the Days"

Goodland Township Library
2370 N. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City, MI

Our concert of the classic songs of the 1960’s — Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others — their original songs, as well as the traditional songs they made famous. Even some songs by the Beatles and an affectionate nod to Motown! Come hear these timeless songs — and sing along with them!

Wednesday, July 12
10:30am
517-851-7810

Capitol Area District Library — Stockbridge Branch

200 Wood St., Stockbridge, MI

A Gemini Family Concert as part of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Thursday, July 13
1:00pm
248-634-8830
OakFair.org

The Oakland County Fair

At the Pavilion of Springfield Oaks County Park
12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI

An outdoor Gemini Family Concert.

Thursday, July 13
7:00pm
734-439-4307

Summer Concert in Wilson Park

45 Neckle, Milan, MI

A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert with our “Good Mischief Band” — Mike Morrison on drums and Eric Fithian on bass. This is an annual mid-summer special for us at this sweet park; there is a vintage old car show before we start, and a family-friendly movie afterwards.

Wednesday, July 19
11:00am
734-429-5450

Saline District Library

555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, MI

A free Gemini Family concert sponsored by the library as part of their summer reading program.

Saturday, July 22
1:00pm
810-742-7860

Poetry Set to Music

Genesee District Library — Baker Park Branch
3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI

We will be performing a program for adults, of a wide variety of poetry we've set to music. Come hear our musical settings of poems by Robert Frost, e.e.cummings, Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, William Butler Yeats, A. E. Housman, as well as contemporary poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dan Gerber, and Michigan’s Linda Nemec Foster. A special feature of this concert will be settings of the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, 13th and 14th Century Persian mystics, in translations by Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky. Gemini will be joined by special guest, award-winning poet Jennifer Burd, some of whose poems Laz has set to music.

Wednesday, July 26
10:30am
ClarkstonArts.org
248-266-5774

"Harmony in the Park"

Downtown Depot Park, 375 Depot Rd., Clarkston, MI

A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council. Come early and make simple instruments — materials provided free by the Arts Council.

Sunday, July 30
3:00pm
734-794-6250

Burns Park, adjacent to the Ann Arbor Senior Center

1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert — for children and the whole family, not just for Seniors! We’ll be joined by our Good Mischief Band — Mike Morrison on drums and Eric Fithian on bass.

August

Tuesday, August 8
6:30pm
586-446-2669

"Those Were the Days"

Sterling Heights Library 40255 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights, MI

Our concert of the classic songs of the 1960’s — Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others — their original songs, as well as the traditional songs they made famous. Even some songs by the Beatles and an affectionate nod to Motown! Come hear these timeless songs — and sing along with them!

Wednesday, August 9
10:30am
248-735-5615

Sizzling Summer Arts Series

Fuerst Park Amphitheater
Corner of Taft and Ten Mile Rd., Novi

A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert, sponsored by the Novi Parks Department. We’ll be joined by our drummer Mike Morrison.

Sunday, August 20
1:00-3:00pm
734-662-5008

Kerrytown Courtyard Series

Next to the Farmer’s Market, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI

A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert at this great community gathering place.

Thursday, August 24
7:00-8:30pm
906-643-8252

St. Ignace Municipal Marina

Downtown St. Ignace, MI

A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert, just across the Mackinac Bridge.

October

Saturday, October 7
12 noon
248-347-0269
tollgatecc.msu.edu

Pumpkinfest — MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI

We will be part of this all-day event, with many other fun and educational events scheduled for the whole family.

November

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

The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

Our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital. We’ll be joined by our “Good Mischief Band” (Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums) and our special guest, Emily Rose on violin and vocals. Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 23 years ago.

2018

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.