Ever wondered what kind of toxins are in children’s toys, pet toys or other household items? The Ecology Center will help Monday, March 12, with its free Our Toxic Stuff workshop at the Ypsilanti District Library from 6:30-8pm. With its XRF device, the Center can immediately detect toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and cadmium. The session will also include a discussion and tips and tricks on how to protect your family from the toxic chemicals lurking in household products. For more info email Lauren LaRocca at email@example.com. 229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. www.ecologycenter.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.