Korner Stage 2018-05-18T16:01:32+00:00

Thursdays | June 7, 14, 21 & 28
6:30–8pm | Katie’s Korner*

The Chelsea District Library is proud to present its 2018 Korner Stage Lineup.  A new addition to this year’s Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, our Korner Stage features a variety of entertainment sure to delight audiences of all ages! Join us each Thursday in June at Katie’s Korner (on the lawn) — all shows are free and open to the public. Get ready to be amazed! Sponsored by Freinds of the Chelsea District Library.

*In the event of rain, performances will be held in the McKune Room.

June 7

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#TBT Comedy Showcase!

In honor of the Chelsea District Library’s long-standing tradition of Thursday evening comedy, we welcome back comedian Kevin Kramis for a night of cheers and laughs.

Kevin Kramis has been performing standup comedy since he was an 18 year old kid. He is a regular in Las Vegas and also writes material for a number of comedians as well as a contributing writer for the Dr. Don Prep Sheet.

Kramis is noted for his universal appeal, with stage presence and off-beat improvisations that captivate and involve audiences. He has opened for Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy, Judy Tenuta, Gabe Kaplan, Richard Jeni, Billy Gardell, Pointer Sisters, Michael Feinstein, Three Dog Night, Brian Setzer Orchestra, JJ Walker, Tim Lilly, John Hefron, Steven Wright, Jeff Hobson, Ben Creed and Gerry Grossman and Arron Karo.

June 14

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A Touch of Magic

Join us for an evening of magic and mystery. Michigan magicians Jeff Wawrzaszek and Ming the Magnificent will delight with sleight-of-hand, illusions, and more.

Jeff Wawrzaszek (pronounced War-zak) hails from Ann Arbor and  is one of Michigan’s busiest professional magicians for children’s and family events. Jeff has been entertaining audiences locally and nationally for 50 years and currently gives over 400 performances a year. Jeff has presented his show in most of the 50 states, as well as overseas, and has received numerous awards from his fellow magicians for excellence in magic.

Ming Louie, currently of Northville, Michigan, has been performing magic professionally since the age of 12.  A native of China, Ming learned his first sleight-of-hand from his grandfather, who was a professional magician in China and Canada.  Ming went on to develop his own original style, and, teaming up with his wife Barbara, has created a unique act that combines the magic of music, dance, and illusion.

June 21

ComedySportz

Don’t miss this clean and family-friendly comedy event performed by ComedySportz! Two teams will battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games, and songs on the spot. Laugh as the referee calls out the fouls, and then vote for the winners!

ComedySportz® is improvisational comedy played as a sport in over 25 cities nationwide and in the UK. ComedySportz has been bringing clean entertainment for parties, businesses, and church groups since 1984.

June 28

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Aviary Aerial & Circus Arts

Aviary crew members move gracefully through the sky in this visually thrilling, circus-esque aerial performance. Using fabric, ropes, and hoops, Aviary members show off stunning moves suspended in the air. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before!

Aviary Aerial and Circus Arts is an inclusive, body positive, and supportive circus space to learn, play, explore, and grow.  They are located in downtown Ann Arbor serving the greater Eastern and Central Michigan area through classes, workshops, and performances.

***Chelsea District Library will be closed on Friday, August 17 for staff in-service***