Timeless traditions are telltale signs of the holiday season and The Nutcracker Ballet is one of those enduring marks of the most wonderful time of the year. The Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre continues the tradition with their production of The Nutcracker at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run the weekend of December 16-18, with 8pm shows on Friday & Saturday and 2pm matinees on Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are $14 children/$20 students/$24 adults and can be purchased through the Michigan Union Ticket Office at 734-736-8587. The Power Center, Huron St. & Fletcher. www.annarborballettheatre.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.