Countless hours have been spent in the pursuit of the perfect martini. Shaken or stirred, The Ann Arbor Art Center once again presents Artini 2011, an annual Ann Arbor quest to find not the best tasting martini, but the most artful. Some of the city’s finest establishments will step up to the plate on Friday, February 18 for the challenge, and you have the opportunity to be the judge. Space is limited for the crawl and the event is always sold out, so sign up now. $40. 117 W. Liberty St. 734-994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.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.