Pretending to be something you’re not for affection is a pretty constant thing in society, and that's exactly what the coming-to-age upper-class Kate does in She Stoops to Conquer. She goes the opposite direction from the norm — pretending to be poor, so a wealthy Londoner takes notice of her. The problem with her suitor, Charles, is that he can't talk to women in his class because he becomes nervous, but he's quite the opposite around the lower-class ladies. Kate plans to pose as a maid when Charles visits, but a wrench is thrown in the plan when the suitor gets lost and ends up at a pub. He unknowingly meets his sweetheart-to-be's brother, who has a little practical joke up his sleeve. The play screens live from London at The Michigan Theater on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the National Theatre Live series. 7pm. Students $12, adults $22. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org
It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO
If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.
The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or
Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak