Modernizing vampire mythology without a cheesy teenage love story, True Blood has been a refreshing TV show. Now you have a chance to meet the lady behind the story. Novelist Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire Mysteries series was the driving force behind True Blood, will be at the Michigan Theater on Monday May 16 to discuss her new book and field questions during a live audience Q&A. Some people view the show as heavily symbolic, and others don’t, so if you’re a big fan, here’s your chance to pick the brain behind all the blood. 7:30pm. $12-$38. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
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.