The Moth GrandSLAM Championship

Wed
24
April 24 @ 8:00 pm

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

The ultimate storytelling competition, The Moth GrandSLAM invites winners from our open-mic StorySLAMs back to the stage for the Ann Arbor storytelling championship. The theme for the night is… A POINT OF BEAUTY. Five minute stories about the gobsmackingly gorgeous nestled in the mess, the astonishingly attractive, the sensationally stunning. Witnessing an awe-inspiring work of art, or admiring the humble daisy growing through the crack in the sidewalk. Seeing past the sound and the fury to find something unexpectedly exquisite.

$40
Sun
4
February 4 @ 7:30 pm

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

Bil Lepp is an award-winning storyteller, author, and recording artist. He’s the host of the History Channel’s Man Vs History series, the occasional host of NPR’s internationally syndicated Mountain Stage, and a contributing columnist to the West Virginia Gazette-Mail. Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.

$25
Tue
2
January 2 @ 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, New York, and now is a much-anticipated event also in Los Angeles and other cities, is coming back to Ann Arbor! Fifty of the area’s up-and-coming and veteran comics come together to tell the first jokes they’ve written for the new year, kicking off the 2024 comedy scene in the most righteous way possible! It’s fast, it’s fresh, and above all it’s funny. It’s also not going to break the bank, so why not check out some Michigan comic voices you may not have known about?

$10
Tue
1
Special Event
August 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

This night of fun and laughter lets the Michigan Shakespeare Festival company sing, dance, play music, juggle, improvise, tell great backstage stories, and maybe even do a little Shakespeare.

FREE!
Tue
2
May 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell Stories of springing into action, clearing hurdles, impulsive decisions or concentrating everything they have on a single bound. In short: busting a move.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Ann Arbor GrandSLAM Story Champion.

$39.50
Mon
1
May 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

It may be Good Vibes Only all day every day at your local HomeGoods store, but at “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” it’s Bad Vibes Only!
Host, author, and reluctant grief expert Nora McInerny’s vibes have been bad since she was born … and pretty much every day since. Come see her explain why in a live performance of her award-winning podcast. You’ll definitely laugh. You might cry. Maybe even at the same time.

$35
Sat
18
March 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

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

What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? In this captivating new musical, which the San Francisco Chronicle called “an absolute delight,” Mama Sid is a modern-day “awakened one” with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid’s mysterious past, exposing long-held secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human.
Hailed by TheaterMania as “a work of wit, grace and enlightenment” and The Huffington Post as “hugely ambitious and refreshingly original,” The Fourth Messenger features a richly lyrical score by internationally renowned five-time Independent Music Award-winning recording artist Vienna Teng and book and lyrics by nationally acclaimed playwright Tanya Shaffer. Featuring original San Francisco Bay Area cast member Anna Ishida as Mama Sid.

$20, $10 Students
Sun
11
Cancelled
September 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

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

Andrea Gibson has announced the cancellation of their upcoming Fall 2022 tour due to a cancer recurrence. They will be taking this time to nurture their health and healing. Andrea sends a universe of gratitude to their wonderful fans and community, and is so appreciative of your love and support.

$25
Wed
9
Special Event
November 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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

Rodney Crowell is one of country music’s most successful songwriters. Audience members are invited to a rare experience as Rodney reads from his brand new book, Word For Word, shares stories, and performs the songs that have made him a renowned and prolific songwriter.

$45, $60
Mon
13
Special Event
June 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

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

A Jewish Community Moth-Inspired Story Event We want to hear the story of YOUR Jewish life. Sign up to tell us a 5-minute story about a moment from your life that has led you to be the Jew you are today. Or just come and listen to an evening of great stories from our Jewish community!

FREE!