Best bets: Ann Arbor Film Festival returns; have dinner with Michigan football legends
The movie "Don't Look Back" will be shown Monday at the Michigan Theater as part of "Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures" series. 7 p.m. The film is a favorite of Bob Dylan fans, featuring a running gag about Donovan. Bandyke has curated a selection of music-oriented films that will run every Monday through April 30. $10 general admission; $8 for students, seniors and children under 12. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
The "Ann Arbor Film Festival" returns to the Michigan Theater this week. Tuesday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. to midnight; Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to midnight; Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight. The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. For more information, call 734-995-5356 or go to www.aafilmfest.org for a full schedule. $10 general admission or $7 for students, seniors and AAFF members. Juror Presentations are free. Opening night reception: $30-50. Festival Pass: $80-95. Weekend Pass (Fri-Sun): $45-55. The Theater is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
Head to the Morris Lawrence Building on the WCC campus for "Wines: Really Good Ones You've Never Tried" on Tuesday. 6 to 9:30 p.m. This class will introduce you to less-familiar wines and wine regions of the world. You'll discuss grape varieties and the elements that influence their flavors. You'll get a chance to taste eight to 10 lesser-known wines. $39. WCC is at 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-973-3300.
The Chelsea District Library will hold its "Annual Authors in Chelsea" event on Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. This year’s lineup includes John Nickle, author and illustrator of "The Ant Bully," Tony Abbott, author of more than 75 books for elementary readers, and Jim Ottaviani, an Ann Arbor-based author. The public is invited to the library in the evening to hear a brief presentation from each author, ask questions, and then get books signed. Free. The CDL is at 221 S. Main St., Chelsea. 734-475-8732.
Have you ever wanted to eat dinner with a Michigan football legend? Get your chance at the "Appreciate + Reciprocate Benefit Dinner" at Michigan Stadium on Wednesday. 6 p.m. Speakers include Lloyd Carr, Brady Hoke, Dhani Jones and Mike Martin. All proceeds will directly benefit the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund, which provides assistance to Michigan students facing extreme financial hardship. $100. Students: $50. VIP: $200. To purchase tickets, visit umichappreciate.org. In the Jack Roth Stadium Club at 1 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor.