Countless hours have been spent in the pursuit of the perfect martini. Shaken or stirred, The Ann Arbor Art Center once again presents Artini 2011, an annual Ann Arbor quest to find not the best tasting martini, but the most artful. Some of the city’s finest establishments will step up to the plate on Friday, February 18 for the challenge, and you have the opportunity to be the judge. Space is limited for the crawl and the event is always sold out, so sign up now. $40. 117 W. Liberty St. 734-994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.org.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the