Arts & Culture

Courtroom installation explores what is fair and equitable in the legal system

We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan

Kickshaw Theatre presents Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs

Propelling their new season into uncharted waters For many couples, the mere prospect of parenthood is daunting enough without the weight of the world bearing down on our backs. Yet as we take our first tentative steps into 2020, Australia is in flames, the U.K. is split down the middle by Brexit, and the sound

Impulse Ann Arbor explores Michigan’s thriving techno scene

Thirty Years and Counting Jordan Stanton’s Impulse Ann Arbor documentary chronicles the techno music scene via MEMCO (Michigan Electronic Music Collective)— a university-affiliated group of student DJs, promoters, fans, and dancers. This DIY collective has roots that can be traced to 1980s Detroit. It’s a wonder to see how this music has evolved and thrived

Films on the A & B Sides

Since devising a makeshift screen out of a sheet while using a primitive light source to project a John Waters film, humans have gathered together at the temple of schlock to view outrageous movies. In furtherance of that practice, for the past year and a half, the Burnout Society Film Club has indulged in double

Notable

2020 Whiskey and Wings Bar Crawl

Ahh, whiskey and wings. Two great things that go great together. Join Crawl with Us for a one-of-a-kind evening as part of the 2020 Whiskey and Wings Bar Crawl. Meet up at Bar Louie and spend the next six hours heading to six different bars offering food and drink specials. Wrap up the evening at

Wild Swan Theater Presents Play on Margaret Hamilton

As a computer scientist working for NASA who directed the team that created the navigation software for the Apollo program, Margaret Hamilton was one of the key figures to enable mankind to set foot on the moon. A new original play, Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions, will bring Hamilton’s story

See the crowning of Miss Necto 2020!

The lights will shine brightly at Necto on January 26 during the fifth annual Miss Necto pageant. Hosted by Chanel Hunter and Maxi Chanel, this year’s event has the theme “Neon Lights.” Winning drag queens will be selected, one professional and one amateur, to receive a cash prize, a crown and a booking to perform

Bring out your onesies

Spend an evening wearing an adorable unicorn, bear, monster or any other big, comfy onesie at area bars. The Onesie Bar Crawl comes to Ann Arbor on January 18 when attendees visit five different bars— no cover charge for ticket-buyers— sample a slew of great drink specials, and finish at a night-capping after-party at LIVE

“The most famous illegal immigrant” to speak

Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, author and “the most famous illegal immigrant in America,” Jose Antonio Vargas will come to Ann Arbor as part of the Washtenaw Reads program to discuss his new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The memoir about his life and career focuses on how he came to live in and think

Art

Courtroom installation explores what is fair and equitable in the legal system

We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan

When Art is An Open Book

A contemporary artists’ book collection Who doesn’t love a good book? We enjoy these compact and reasonably priced objects as a matter of course. Even with the convenience of the internet and e-books, books are an adaptable form of communication. The feel, the heft, the sheer physical presence of a book is irresistible to booklovers,

Film

Impulse Ann Arbor explores Michigan’s thriving techno scene

Thirty Years and Counting Jordan Stanton’s Impulse Ann Arbor documentary chronicles the techno music scene via MEMCO (Michigan Electronic Music Collective)— a university-affiliated group of student DJs, promoters, fans, and dancers. This DIY collective has roots that can be traced to 1980s Detroit. It’s a wonder to see how this music has evolved and thrived

Films on the A & B Sides

Since devising a makeshift screen out of a sheet while using a primitive light source to project a John Waters film, humans have gathered together at the temple of schlock to view outrageous movies. In furtherance of that practice, for the past year and a half, the Burnout Society Film Club has indulged in double