I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something about MC Chris’ half-serious, goofy-ass rap style that just works. Sometimes I can’t tell whether he's making fun of new-age cheesy euro-hook techniques or if he has mastered its catchiness. Either way, the dude's hilarious; whether he's spitting his nerd rhymes about Star Wars bounty hunters, “drinking blunts”, or being a “hoodie ninja", he is always on point. I don't care if half the joke is the music. All hail the king of the dorks. $15. 8pm. 208 S. 1st St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.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.