The truly magical thing about E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial is that it's a film you grew up with, but, unlike a slew of other whimsical kid-magnet flicks, you can continue to appreciate it as an adult for non-nostalgic reasons. In the Spielberg classic — screening at the State Theater as a midnight showing on May 5 — there are enough imagination-fueled light-hearted moments for a pre-teen to watch it 52 times a year, but also substance to make you think: Are we, as a society, too afraid of things we don't understand? And do we slowly lose basic levels of compassion and acceptance as we age and conform with the world? $10. 11:59pm. State Theater, 233 South State St. 734-761-8667. www.michtheater.com
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.