Once again Michigan pride will be in full force for the sixth annual gathering of local music to benefit 826michigan. Last year’s event raised over $15,000 for 826michigan’s creative writing and tutoring programs and this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever. Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti will play host to five full nights of the best bands the state of Michigan has to offer. Nightlife, Gun Lake, The Juliets, White Pines, Stepdad, Frontier Ruckus and Lightning Love are just some of the acts slated to play for a good cause. Also, there’s a New Year’s Eve dance party with Absolute Beginners that won’t stop bumpin’ until 4am. For a full schedule, lineup and ticket information visit the website. Wednesday, December 28 through Sunday, January 1 from 4pm-2am. Woodruff’s, 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.mittenfest.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.