This May, we embrace classical music as we send a farewell to Dr. David DiChiera at Michigan Opera Theatre, and see the first of several community exhibitions surrounding the 1967 civil unrest at the Detroit Artists Market. 

May 6-7, The Defiant Requiem presented by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
This multimedia orchestral performance tells the stories of concentration camp prisoners who performed Verdi's Requiem Mass, interspersing original footage with the live orchestra.

May 7, Verdi: Viva L'Italia presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Dreaming of an Italian getaway? Let A2SO's final performance of the season transport you.

May 13, Butterfly Festival at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Start the day as a catepillar and end as a butterfly as you learn about the Monarch's lifecycle and migration.

May 13-21, Cyrano presented by Michigan Opera Theatre20259881 10 cyrano dress wed 0525 ad928f10c66df7da1a60af28e20898a7Cyrano, courtesy of MOT
Based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is the masterwork of MOT founder and artistic director David DiChiera, who retires at the end of May.

Through May 14, 2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
The Cranbrook Art Museum showcases artwork from more than 60 graduating students, ranging from sculpture to design.

May 19-20, Banachek—The Man Who Fooled the Scientists Presents: Telepathy at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill
Banachek is known as one of the world's greatest mindreaders.

May 20, LaChanze in "Feeling Good" presented by Cabaret 313
The Tony-award winning singer will present her memoir using jazz, rock, soul and Broadway tunes in an intimate cabaret setting. 

Through May 27th, Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967 at Detroit Artists Market
More than 25 local artists reflect on the tumultuous summer 50 years ago in this exhibit curated by Jeff Cancelosi.

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