Pearl Jam is one of the most peculiar bands in rock history. They came into the spotlight in the early 90s, became famous, were called sellouts, then spent the next few years trying to ruin their own reputation. To mark the incredible 20-year journey through success and chaos, Director Cameron Crow whittled down more than 1,200 hours of footage into 120 minutes of live footage and interviews in the documentary Pearl Jam 20, which is at the Michigan Theater on September 20. $9. 7 and 9:45pm. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
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
“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.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
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.