Thursday, October 6, the public is invited to voice their opinions on the role the federal government plays in deciding how and what is taught in local schools. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has done a new study about the many areas in public education, pre-K through grade 12, which are affected at the federal level. This community forum will discuss and address concerns about school budgets, teacher and student assessments as well as how the new criteria of standards (Common Core State Standards) will be used by the federal government. Included will be a panel discussion of professionals in all areas of public education. 7-8:30pm. Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. www.aadl.org
The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.
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