I think it’s safe to say no folk musician has had a ride quite like Pete Seeger’s long and winding career. Fighting against civil injustice since the 1940s, he has spoke out against racism, environmental abuse and, actually, really anything he considered to be a violation of basic human rights. The 92-year-old, still politically active, Seeger has always been a man of the people. Now Ann Arbor will celebrate him with a tribute show for his birthday. For Pete’s Sake is a night of Seeger covers and singalongs from local admiring musicians such as Chris Buhalis, Gemini, Michael Hough, and Sally Potter. Just hope none of them decide to go electric, or old-school. Pete might sense it from New York and have a freak out. Just kidding, birthday boy. 8pm. $10. 316 S. Main St. www.theark.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.