Thursday, October 6, the public is invited to voice their opinions on the role the federal government plays in deciding how and what is taught in local schools. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has done a new study about the many areas in public education, pre-K through grade 12, which are affected at the federal level. This community forum will discuss and address concerns about school budgets, teacher and student assessments as well as how the new criteria of standards (Common Core State Standards) will be used by the federal government. Included will be a panel discussion of professionals in all areas of public education. 7-8:30pm. Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. www.aadl.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.