Current Magazine covers the best art and entertainment from now until the end of the year. Here is what’s happening on the stage, screen and so much more!
- Mary Poppins
Encore Musical Theatre concludes their year with a performance of the Broadway music based on the books and classic movie.
11/25 – 12/23 | theencoretheatre.org
- Morning After Grace
Purple Rose Theatre presents the story of a wine-soaked one night stand that just might end up in love.
Through 12/17 | purplerosetheatre.org
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Tony Award winner John Cameron Mitchell, in an effort to get out the vote this election, presents live commentary on his punk musical.
11/4 | michtheater.org
- Delbert McClinton
A blues legend that has worked with Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and many more performs.
12/16 | theark.org
- PhoenixPhest Marathon Concert
The Phoenix Ensemble’s annual fundraiser, sign up for a performance spot or cheer on musicians on 11/26 and 11/27 at the Kerrytown Concert House.
- Jake Shimabukuro
One of the first viral video stars, Shimabukuro’s guitar playing is taking Hawaiian music in a new, exciting direction.
11/16 | ums.org
- Heywood Banks
An annual Thanksgiving tradition, the wacky storyteller, poet, musician and comic returns to Ann Arbor.
11/25 and 11/16 | aacomedy.com
- HERsay: An Evening of Performance Art
Some of Washtenaw County’s most talented women come together for an evening of comedy, improvisation and much more.
11/10 | pointlessbrew.com
- Al Jackson
A rising name on the stand-up scene and a Comedy Central star, Alan Jackson is as raw as he is hilarious.
11/10 to 11/12 | aacomedy.com
- Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
Polish actors, filmmakers and their work will be on hand to entertain
and celebrate Ann Arbor’s deep Polish roots 11/13-11/15.
- Warren Miller’s Here, There and Everywhere
The latest from the pioneering ski-filmmaker.
12/9 | michtheater.org
- WarGames — Take a trip back to the 90’s, when the only hacking that happened because Matthew Broderick can’t stop playing video games.
11/28 | michtheater.org
Literati welcomes in Michigan native Chris Dombrowski for his memoir Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish.
11/14 | literatibookstore.com
A graduate of Michigan State University and foodie, Jessica reads from her travel and food book, Flavors of Life.
11/3 | nicolasbooks.com
The youngest American foreign correspondent in China reads from his memoir about a life as an outsider, including his stint in jail.
11/29 | literatibookstore.com
- Handel’s Messiah
A U-M tradition dating back over 130 years, the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor
Symphony Orchestra will kick off the holiday season at Hill Auditiorium on 12/3 and 12/4. ums.org
- Sugar Plum Panto
Theatre Nova’s holiday tradition continues with a holiday-themed and family friendly performance that comes with plenty of candy.
11/25-12/23 | theatrenova.org
- The Ragbirds Present: The Ebird and Friends Holiday Show
Hosted by The Ragbirds, this holiday show at The Ark features a host of local artists performing music inspired by the season.
12/8-12/11 | theark.org
Magic at U-M
- G-Fest 2016
Wolverines student groups show off their singing and dancing talent on 11/5 at Rackham Auditorium.
- Colm Tóibín Reading The Irish writer, whose novel Brooklyn was just made into a major motion picture, visits the UMMA 11/17 for a reading.
- Portrait of Myself as my Father
Zimbabwe-born choreographer Nora Chipaumire explores African masculinity in a fierce combination of dance and combat on 11/17 at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. ums.org