Nicolas Cage’s acting skills have long been the subject of debate; some refer to him as the greatest thespian of all time while others point to Con Air and grimace. But on Saturday, September 21, the State Theater will host a 'Cage Match', a battle between two classic Nicolas Cage films where attendees will choose between seeing one movie or the other. The first film is Face/Off, John Woo’s 1997 action-thriller starring Cage as a criminal genius who swaps appearances with his rival, an FBI agent played by John Travolta. The second is the Coen Brothers’ 1987 comedy Raising Arizona, which stars Cage and Holly Hunter as a bumbling couple who steal a baby after a plague of infertility. Both films start at midnight. Choose wisely. 12am. $7. The State Theater, 233 S State St. 734-761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state—GMK
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their