Ella Riot, pioneers of dancethink, a rock-dance-pop powerhouse, and beloved A2 band has just announced they will be going on hiatus. But do not fear, this must see live band will be taking the stage at the Blind Pig for one more spectacular show before their departure and the release of their new album Love Child. For those who have watched in amazement as the band has evolved from the early days ofz Myx Dear Disco this performance cannot be missed. Do your senses a favor and become immersed in Ella Riot before they go away for who knows how long. Current and the rest of A2 will miss you and thanks for making us dancethink! 8pm. $10-$12. 208 S. First St. 734-996-8555. www.dancethink.com
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.
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 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.