Happening Today: Comedian Mark Sweeney brings the laughs to Ann Arbor
See the re-broadcast of "Manon" performed by the Metropolitan Opera at the Quality 16 movie theater. 1 p.m. A young provincial woman courted by two Parisian noblemen who is ruined by her taste for luxury. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-623-7469.
Author And auto industry expert Thomas Crumm will discuss his book "What Is Good for General Motors? Solving America's Industrial Conundrum" at the Ann Arbor District Library. 7-8:30 p.m. Crumm's corporate leadership education came during his six years in Roger Smith’s Corporate Strategic Planning Group. He thinks the American auto industry can regain the world leadership it once enjoyed in design, manufacturing and sales of world-class quality vehicles and profitability. Free. The AADL is at 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-327-4200.
Mark Sweeney will perform his stand-up act at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. Tonight, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. He's hilariously out of control. This runner-up in the Johnny Walker Comedy Competition offers an evening of pure silliness and endless laughter. Tonight: $8/ in advance; $10/ at the door; Friday and Saturday: $11/ in advance; $13/ at the door. The AACS is downstairs at 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-9080.