The most free-wheeling and fun display of moving art of the year, Festifools brings a lighthearted European tradition to Main Street Ann Arbor. On April 1, the Festifools procession of papier-mâché forms one of the most unique and quirky parades in the entire nation. Started by Mark Tucker in 2006 after grabbing the idea from his travels in Italy, the celebration has blossomed into an entire community effort, with more than 200 students and a wide variety of community members involved. 4pm. Downtown (Main Street between Washington and William). www.festifools.org
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.