Modernizing vampire mythology without a cheesy teenage love story, True Blood has been a refreshing TV show. Now you have a chance to meet the lady behind the story. Novelist Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire Mysteries series was the driving force behind True Blood, will be at the Michigan Theater on Monday May 16 to discuss her new book and field questions during a live audience Q&A. Some people view the show as heavily symbolic, and others don’t, so if you’re a big fan, here’s your chance to pick the brain behind all the blood. 7:30pm. $12-$38. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their