There is no shortage of quality entertainment in Ann Arbor, so why not explore the boundaries of visual, auditory and perhaps sensual stimulation that this town has to offer? The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co. may be just the ticket to quench one’s thirst for something different. This troupe of fabulous men and ladies perform a menagerie of wondrous feats that includes hula hoops, clowns, musical revues with just the right amount of campy humor and sexuality. The show is reminiscent of good ol’ timey vaudeville revues with the flair of the new millennium. Voted Washtenaw County’s number one Theatre Performance Group in 2009 and 2010 by Current readers, this show should dazzle audiences and spark the desire for more new experiences. Also appearing are Super Happy Funtime Burlesque and DJ Body Rock. $10/$13 under 21. 9:30pm. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555. www.tickledfancy.com
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