Be a fool

The most free-wheeling and fun display of moving art of the year, Festifools brings a lighthearted European tradition to Main Street Ann Arbor. On April 1, the Festifools procession of papier-mâché forms one of the most unique and quirky parades in the entire nation.

Performance art prodigy in our midst

My readers and fans know that I’m a sucker for performance art. For me it’s the combination of live performance and the ephemeral, no-two-shows-the-same aesthetic, the closest we come now to what used to be called a “happening.” It’s my favorite part of our annual Ann Arbor Summerfest.