Ella Riot, pioneers of dancethink, a rock-dance-pop powerhouse, and beloved A2 band has just announced they will be going on hiatus. But do not fear, this must see live band will be taking the stage at the Blind Pig for one more spectacular show before their departure and the release of their new album Love Child. For those who have watched in amazement as the band has evolved from the early days ofz Myx Dear Disco this performance cannot be missed. Do your senses a favor and become immersed in Ella Riot before they go away for who knows how long. Current and the rest of A2 will miss you and thanks for making us dancethink! 8pm. $10-$12. 208 S. First St. 734-996-8555. www.dancethink.com
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.