Awkward family behavior is great when you’re not in the middle, so join the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre for their latest production, Hay Fever. The 1924 Noel Coward classic follows the eccentrically artistic Bliss family through a weekend of turning on each other and creeping out their guests. Each of the four family members invites a friend, but after a few days of weird games, flirting and self-indulgence, all the guests bolt, without even gaining the attention of the big-headed host family. Every close family has an odd bond, but these guys take it to the next level. May 5-8. 8pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sun. $10-$22. Arthur Miller Theatre, University of Michigan Campus. www.a2ct.org. 734-971-0605.
Love is bliss. Love is pain. Love is catharsis and it’s messy and it’s marvelous. Love is the greatest and worst thing, ever. Love has inspired more songs than anything else in the history of humans making music to express their feelings. Whether you have it in abundance or if its just freshly fallen apart,
Singer/songwriter Seth Bernard is as well known for his music as he is for his community advocacy. The Earthwork Music founder recently released his third album in almost as many years, Eggtones for Fun, a break of brief levity spiced with a blend of sweet folk songs, strummy waltzes and some headier/heavier rock dirges,