Arts & Culture

For Nevertheless Film Festival, female film directors are just the beginning

Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Set In Elizabethan Times, Head Over Heels Gives Audiences “A Vision Of Now”

“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.

Experimental Artist Learned The Rules, Then Broke Them

Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.

Trembling On The Brink

The Brink follows former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s mission to unify extreme nationalists across the globe after his exit from the Trump administration.

Notable

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is presenting Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary that celebrates the life of minister, puppeteer, and education advocate Fred Rogers.

The Blind Pig Welcomes Tim Meadows

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows brings his comedic act to The Blind Pig. Perhaps best known for his character “The Ladies Man,” in both the SNL skit and movie of the same title, Meadows earned his improv chops at Chicago’s Second City with Chris Farley, then went on to join the SNL cast for

Exercise your brain at the Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo

Get crafty at the 2019 Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo with a chance to exercise the left and right sides of your brain. Whether you are a creative type or love all things STEM, there’s something for you here: robotics, DIY science experiments, projects, demos from community organizations, and activities brought to you by

A Decade at the The Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Art Museum closes out a yearlong celebration of the Museum’s first decade at 101 Monroe Center with an exhibition featuring works of art and design acquired through gift and purchase in commemoration of this auspicious anniversary. A docent guide will share insight into these amazing works of art as well as how

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show

Get all the tassel teasing and hip swiveling you can handle at the Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show. The internationally known troupe boasts a four-piece band and vintage-inspired exotic performances by the likes of Gurl Haggard, Vivacious Miss Audacious, and other unforgettable acts. $10 in advance, $12 at the door 7pm | Wednesday, April 24

Film

“The Dead Don’t Die” with Jim Jarmusch live in NYC

Jim Jarmusch: An Unconventional Filmmaker In 1984, director Jim Jarmusch went to the Cannes Film Festival for the first time and won the Camera d’Or for Stranger Than Paradise, a film that would define modern American independent cinema. This year, his latest film, The Dead Don’t Die, opened the festival. In the thirty odd years

For Nevertheless Film Festival, female film directors are just the beginning

Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren