The Occupy movement has gained momentum through 2011 and is primed to be a major factor in the important election year of 2012. As a part of Crazy Wisdom’s ongoing salon series, Alan Haber and Odile Hugonot Haber will be on hand to discuss the movement’s importance, deconstruct the movement’s progression and debunk myths on Thursday, February 2. Both Alan and Odile have been involved with Occupy Ann Arbor since the beginning and they invite supporters, skeptics and opponents for an evening of lively civil discussion about the growing political impact of Occupy Wall Street. 7pm. Free. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. 734-665-2757. www.crazywisdom.net
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.