The Ark’s 36th Annual Storytelling Festival

Sat
25
February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Saturday brings storytellers Bill Harley, Sheila Arnold, and Steve Daut. Bill Harley is a songwriter and storyteller whose commentaries have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He’s equally at home performing for adults and for families, and a refreshing breath of fantasy is just around the corner in everything he does. Sheila Arnold brings stories, historic individuals, new ideas, new perspectives and old knowledge to schools, libraries, professional organizations, museums and churches. And Steve Daut is well known to Michigan audiences; he has adapted stories of Mark Twain to the storytelling medium.

$30
Fri
24
February 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Liars have been around since the snake first hit it off with Eve. By some accounts, contests celebrating liars have been around since the 15th century, but these accounts may be apocryphal. Today, liars contests are held in countries all around the globe, and The Ark is joining the fray with its First Annual Liars contest, which is part of the new and expanded 36th Annual Storytelling Festival. The event will feature six of the best liars in the region, each telling a ten-minute story and competing for highly valuable bragging rights, a crisp $100 bill, and a fabulous trophy for the winner! Each of our distinguished celebrity judges has a special relationship to the fine art of prevarication.

$10
Sat
21
January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician from Flint has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids, or your grandmother. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.

$30
Sat
10
September 10 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The first name in comedy since 1959, The Second City cuts to the quick in their new show that takes on our great big dysfunctional nation!

$36, $26 students
Fri
9
September 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The first name in comedy since 1959, The Second City cuts to the quick in their new show that takes on our great big dysfunctional nation!

$36, $26 students
Sun
20
March 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

No one ever accused Suzanne Westenhoefer of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences. Subtle, she is not.

$25
Fri
11
February 11 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.

$30
Thu
6
Cancelled
January 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The tradition that started more than a decade ago at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and now is a much-anticipated event also in Los Angeles and other cities, is coming back to Ann Arbor!

$10