Whatever your taste in performing arts, somewhere in Ann Arbor, on almost any night, you can find something to entertain and surprise you.


Academy of Early Music

(734) 228-4338

P.O. Box 7694, 48107

Full concert season celebrating music from the Middle Ages to the Classical Era, performed by period-instrument ensembles from around the world. Also, lectures and outreach events with series artists. info@academyofearlymusic.org, academyofearlymusic.org

African American Downtown Festival

(734) 858-9121

Crafts, merchandise, food, and kids’ activities at N. Fourth Ave. and E. Ann St. Musical, theatrical, and dance performances, and craft and vendors. First Sat. in June 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 6, 2020. cwpfestival@gmail.com, a2festival.org

Ann Arbor Film Festival

(734) 995-5356

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty; office: 230 Collingwood, #160B

The longest-running independent and experimental film series in North America celebrates film as art with screenings of all lengths and genres over six days in March. Also panels, workshops, multimedia installations, and parties. Mar. 22-27, 2022. info@aafilmfest.org, aafilmfest.org

Ann Arbor in Concert

(734) 786-3868

3588 Plymouth Rd, #384

Produces musicals in a concert format. Productions feature a large orchestra, principal actors, and a choral/dance ensemble. info@a2ic.org, a2ic.org

Ann Arbor JCC Book and Arts Festival

(734) 971-0990

Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow

Brings in authors and other forms of artistic expression. Movies, music, and visual arts plus author talks. Some events are off-site. Nov.-Dec. 2021; see website for exact dates. noemiherzig@jccannarbor.org, jccannarbor.org

Ann Arbor Observer film listings

Here are the Observer’s monthly film listings:

Arbor Opera Theater

(734) 707-1021

Professional opera company featuring national emerging professional singers. Full operatic productions, educational programs, recitals, and cabaret. arboropera@gmail.com, arboropera.com

Cinemark Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX

Showtimes: (734) 973-8424

4100 Carpenter, Ypsilanti

First-run multiplex with 20 screens, including an IMAX theater. Food court, game room. Hearing assistance devices. cinemark.com/michigan/ann-arbor-20-and-imax

Cinetopia International Film Festival (Michigan Theater Foundation)

(734) 668-8397

Ten-day festival with feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes. Screenings at the Michigan Theatre, the State Theatre, the Detroit Film Theatre, and other Detroit metro locations. May 2021. cinetopiafestival.org

Conor O'Neill's

(734) 665-2968

318 S. Main

Downtown Irish pub with a patio in the summer and a fireplace in the winter. Other entertainment including live bands and trivia night. During Covid-19: Events on pause. See website for updates. conoroneills.com/