UMS takes a step back into the enchanting era of late night speakeasies and big band sounds with the internationally renowned ensemble Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. The Palast Orchester brings the style and elegance of the Weimar era back under the bright lights with the timeless tunes that resonate from the great dance halls of the 1920 & 30s. The undeniably classy Max Raabe usually dons a tuxedo and croons tunes both from his native Germany as well as classics from this side of the Atlantic like Cheek to Cheek and Singin' in the Rain. Fans of all genres will delight in this often comical performance that will transport you to the golden age of sophistication. 8pm. $10-$48. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University. 734-763-8587. www.ums.org
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.