Celebrate the breadth of Ann Arbor’s rich book culture at the 9th Annual Kerrytown Bookfest. Every year this family-friendly festival serves as a gathering place for local businesses and organizations in the printing arts to meet with the area’s talented authors, illustrators, storytellers, publishers, book collectors and of course the wonderful community of readers! The day is full of many fun book-related activities, demonstrations, exhibits and an eclectic lineup of world renowned speakers. There are also creative activities for kids all within the beautiful setting of Ann Arbor’s Farmers’ Market in historic Kerrytown. A complete list of activities and speakers is online. 11am. 315 Detroit St. 734-669-0451. www.kerrytownbookfest.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.