Map An Evening with Mitch Albom City Opera House106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684WebsiteEmailPhone: (231) 486-6868 Description #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction to celebrate Chika, a Haitian orphan whose short life forever changed his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. When her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage operated by Albom in Port Au Prince. As a self-assured three-year-old, Chika delighted the other kids and teachers, but at age five, she became critically ill. Mitch and his wife, Janine, brought Chika home to Detroit for medical help, but were unable to save Chika from an inoperable brain tumor. Yet she taught them that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Guest host is Nick Edson, an award-winning sportswriter and editor. Event Dates November 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM More To Explore Categories: Cultural & Heritage Performing Arts City: Traverse City Region: Northwest Although the MEDC uses reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of the website content, it is not represented to be error free. Read legal information.