UMS takes a step back into the enchanting era of late night speakeasies and big band sounds with the internationally renowned ensemble Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. The Palast Orchester brings the style and elegance of the Weimar era back under the bright lights with the timeless tunes that resonate from the great dance halls of the 1920 & 30s. The undeniably classy Max Raabe usually dons a tuxedo and croons tunes both from his native Germany as well as classics from this side of the Atlantic like Cheek to Cheek and Singin' in the Rain. Fans of all genres will delight in this often comical performance that will transport you to the golden age of sophistication. 8pm. $10-$48. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University. 734-763-8587. www.ums.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.