There is no shortage of quality entertainment in Ann Arbor, so why not explore the boundaries of visual, auditory and perhaps sensual stimulation that this town has to offer? The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co. may be just the ticket to quench one’s thirst for something different. This troupe of fabulous men and ladies perform a menagerie of wondrous feats that includes hula hoops, clowns, musical revues with just the right amount of campy humor and sexuality. The show is reminiscent of good ol’ timey vaudeville revues with the flair of the new millennium. Voted Washtenaw County’s number one Theatre Performance Group in 2009 and 2010 by Current readers, this show should dazzle audiences and spark the desire for more new experiences. Also appearing are Super Happy Funtime Burlesque and DJ Body Rock. $10/$13 under 21. 9:30pm. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555. www.tickledfancy.com
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.