All posts by Jeff Klima

55th Annual Ann Arbor Festival at the Michigan Theater

Over 40 films will be screened at the legendary Michigan Theater when A2 holds its 55th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF). See which film takes the prestigious Ken Burns Award for Best of Festival or check out the many offscreen film exhibits and events staged around town, including live cinema performances and after parties.

Blooms and butterflies exhibit at Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory

The Bs are on full display down in Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory with the kickoff of the annual Blooms and Butterflies exhibit. Wander among exotic plants from all over the world as hundreds of beautiful butterflies flutter freely. Don’t be surprised if you become a landing pad! These species of butterflies come from China, Costa

Drums and Drummers: A Tribute to Roger Schupp

Drum roll, please! The Toledo Jazz Orchestra continues its Valentine Theatre Series with Drums and Drummers: A Tribute to Roger Schupp. Schupp, a long-time TJO drummer, passed away in 2015. The ensemble will bring in special guests Tommy Igoe, drummer and leader of the Birdland Big Band; and Jerry McKenzie, drummer on Stan Kenton’s Grammy

music benefit for aurora project

Ye Olde Durty Bird hosts a day of music with a multi-act concert fundraiser presented by Music Uniting Sisters Everywhere [MUSE], A Temporary Home. Benefitting the Aurora Project, a life skills program that helps transition homeless women and their children towards self sufficiency. Admission is free but donations are welcome. This full day of performers

Laith Al-Saadi, The Voice finalist from Ann Arbor plays Toledo

Laith Al-Saadi, a finalist on NBC’s singing competition, The Voice, can’t say much about the experience, due to the all-inclusive non-disclosure agreement that he signed before he could participate. He can’t tell you what his coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, was like offscreen. He can’t tell you why he chose to sing “The Letter”

Bukowski reading at The Attic on Adams

Anger looks great on paper— especially in the form of a poem. Join writers interested in political resistance for the “We The People” Bukowski Reading. Bring your favorite Bukowski poems, and your original works about resistance, for an evening with political poets, brooding Bukowski fans, angry artists and the glue the binds them all together—