Weekend 5: Second City in A2, Lewis Black, Abby Wambach, and Cannabis for Pets

. September 16, 2016.
WEEKEND-16-9-16
The Hands-on Museum was never meant for just kids. Take it back with some adults-only discovery. EMU’s Fermentation Science department will be there talking about the science of hard cider and, of course, there will be some to taste too. All in the name of science. -JB
Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, 
Fri, Sept. 16, 6:30pm
Name a comedy star in the past five decades and there’s a good chance they got their start at Second City. The improv delegation from Chicago is here in Ann Arbor for “The Free Speech – While Supplies Last Tour” to take on the election. You might even catch the next great presidential impression before it hits SNL. Also runs Saturday. -ZM
The Ark, Ann Arbor 
Fri., Sept. 16, 8pm, $36
Let someone else channel your frustration about the current state of American politics, live on stage this evening. Expect Daily Show alum Lewis Black to tear into the news-media as well as our two choices for who’s going to be the next president. The laugh-cry paradigm is rarely as poignant as during a Lewis Black show. -SF
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor.
Fri. Sept. 16. 8pm, $39-$49
The G.O.A.T. of women’s soccer stops by Ann Arbor to promote her new memoir, “Forward.” Hear her discuss everything from her World Cup triumphs to her passionate advocacy of women’s and LGBTQ rights. How often do you get to hear someone who was the best in the world at what they do? – ZM
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor.
Sat., Sept. 17, 7pm, $10
While cannabis is used to treat illness in humans with aplomb, treating pets with the plant and its derivatives spurs questions. Let Bloom City Club’s cannabis experts lay answer your questions about pain treatment for pets so your dog or cat or reptile (if you’re one of those people that considers reptiles pets) can be the best version of itself. -SF
Bloom City Club, Ann Arbor. 
Sun., Sept. 18, 6pm. 

Trending

Meet ZZvava

I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.

10 Best Venues for Live Music in Ann Arbor and Ypsi

Need to catch a great live show this summer? We’ve got the ten best local spots.

$2M Mystery: Crime Thrills in Mark Beyer’s First Novel

Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured

Heathers: The Musical—Mean Girls Get Their Groove On

“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.