Ann Arbor’s 4th Annual HomeGrown Festival welcomes the community to celebrate the bounty of healthy and delicious foods produced right here in Southeast Michigan on Saturday, September 10. HomeGrown was created to raise awareness about the need for food security in order to solidify a sustainable future. Since 2008, the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market has served as the home for the festival which every year has brought together local farms, local food vendors and other local businesses to discuss important environmental and economic issues with the public and have a lot of fun doing it! Come out and taste the variety of flavors from area restaurants, sample local brews & wines and enjoy quality entertainment. Local bands will be jamming all day long and there are many fun activities for kids as well. Help spread the word about the the region’s rich foodshed and invest in the local economy! 6-11pm. 315 Detroit Street. 734-619-0429. www.HomeGrownFestival.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.