Since 1970, Earth day has aimed to raise awareness about the natural environment. Luckily, it can be both fun and informative thanks to the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival, hosted by the Leslie Science Nature Center. Featuring more than 50 local, nonprofit environmental organizations, this family-friendly event is perfect for those who would like to participate in a wide array of hands-on activities, explore educational displays and listen to some earth-friendly tunes. Also, don't forget to dress up as your favorite plant or animal to participate in the All Species Parade. Pre-registration is not a requirement. 12-4pm. Free. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor. 734-997-1553. www.LeslieSNC.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.