April 2, 2016 - annual events 10am–6:30pm at the Monroe Street Fair and from 12noon the Ann Arbor Hash Bash at Diag, UM, with emcees and speakers. Live music, venders of bongs and other paraphernalia, occasional civil disobedience in effort to reform marijuana laws. See website:
May 13-14, 2016, at State Theater. A new kind of porn: short dirty movies, each less than five minutes, not by porn stars, but people who want to be for a weekend. Filmmakers/ stars show what they think is hot, sexy, creative and kinky, their turn-ons/ craziest fantasies. Carefully curated cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes
July 21-24, 2016, annual event bringing artists to the streets of Ann Arbor to display their latest works for more than 500,000 fair-goers. Also: Townie Street Party with each year's featured artist. See website for details as announced.
Late January, 2017 (TBC), Two nights of folk & roots music and comedy, from 6:30pm at Hill Auditorium. Celebrating 40 years with some of the world's finest traditional and contemporary performers at the Ark. A blend of well-known and up-and-coming artists, providing an opportunity to hear artists you know and love while discovering great new talents. See lineup at website:
Mid-March, 2017 (TBC), at The Michigan Theater. Independent/ experimental films, new works, renowned artists. Six-day Festival Pass includes Opening Night Reception/ Screening + 30 ticketed programs throughout the week + admission to State Theatre midnight movies and free or discounted admission to all festival afterparties. See website for screenings throughout the year.