January 27-28, 2017. 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:
February 9, 2017, 7-9pm, at Schoolhouse Grill, 2669 Columbine St, Harsens Island. Full dinner and drink menu with table service, premiere drag revues with Jadein Black, Chanel Hunter and other performers; diverse, talented entertainment; great monthly guests. Drag/drinks/dancing! Club/pop hits + dash of disco!
March 21-26, 2017, 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.
April 1, 2017 (TBC) - 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:
Late June through Labor Day Weekend annual 21-day festival of music on stage (Acoustic/Roots, Blues/RnB, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Ska/Reggae, Symphonic), film, comedy, circus, global culture/ cuisine, wellness/workshops and more. Venues include: Hill Auditorium; Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre; Michigan Theater; Power Center for the Performing Arts; Top of the Park (N University Ave); and Burns Park.
July 20-23, 2017 (TNC), at streets around UM, E Washington to S University, S Main to Church. Annual event bringing artists to streets of Ann Arbor to display their latest works of fine arts and crafts for over 500,000 fair-goers; Art Zone, Art Demo, Potters' Guild, food vendors. Also: Townie Street Party with each year's featured artist. See website for details as announced.