Michigan Theater, Michigan Science Center, State Theater, Modern Languages Building
General Admission Tickets $12
This weekend, the Modern Languages Building features something other than Spanish lectures. Instead, a film festival will air some of the highest-rated films of the year. The Cinetopia International Film Festival features picks from some of the best film festivals in the world, including Sundance, Cannes and Toronto, screening in the MLB, State Theater, Michigan Theater and the Michigan Science Center, as well as venues in Detroit, Wednesday through Sunday. The weekend will feature a wide variety of films, from a Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig unconventional-family comedy to a documentary regarding same-sex marriage in California to a drama concerning a PTSD survivor.
Friday Night Swing
The Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main
General Admission $5, Students $4
Did you recently watch the Great Gatsby and yearn to mimic the hot steps of 1920s swing? A class on swing dancing, presented by the Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association, may be just the place for you Friday night! Featuring steps from traditional dances with roots in early-mid 20th century America, the class teaches students the Charleston, lindy hop, collegiate shag, east coast swing, balboa and blues. You need not worry if you have two left feet or never went to those Michigan Ball Dance mass meetings — all skill levels are welcome.