Redbud Productions is set to perform A Small Fire, the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play by award-winning playwright Adam Bock, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Kerrytown Concert House. The play, which was nominated for Best Play of 2011 as well as several other Drama Desk Awards, is about the delicate and intertwining nature of familial relationships and how love endures even through the unexpected. Construction firm owner Emily Bridges (Cassie Mann) runs a flourishing business, is married to an HR manager (Tim Grimes) and has a daughter who is about to be wed. Tensions escalate when Emily confesses to her employee that she hates her fiance and is determined to stop the wedding, but when the unexpected happens, she must re-examine what she values most. May 31 & June 1. 8pm. $15 students & seniors, $20 adults. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Ave. 734-769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com—JS
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