Best Bets: Catch Hank 3 at the Blind Pig; enjoy the peonies in the Arb
Monday continues "The Met - Live in HD: Wagner's Complete Ring Cycle" at the Quality 16 and Rave movie theaters. 6:30 p.m. "Die Walkure (The Valkyrie)" will play on Monday, and "Siegfried" on Wednesday. Deborah Voigt stars Brunnhilde, and Jay Hunter Morris plays Siegfried. $12.50. To order tickets or get more information on screening times and locations, visit http://bit.ly/H7BdNX or FathomEvents.com. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-623-7469. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township. 734-973-4823.
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Hank 3 (Hank Williams III) will play at the Blind Pig on Monday. Doors open at 8 p.m. He comes from a strong line of country musicians, and he has a lot of his grandfather's twang in his voice, but Hank 3 has a distinct sound and style that alternates between country, rock, punk and metal. $20/ in advance, $25/ at the door. 18+. The Pig is at 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555.
Take time to smell the flowers at the Nichols Arboretum Peony Festival. Starts Tuesday and runs through June 2. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The festival this year celebrates the 90th anniversary of the famed Peony Garden, the largest collection of antique and heirloom peonies in North America. Take a self-guided tour. Free admission. The Arb is open sunrise to sunset. Located at 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor. 734-647-8986.
"The Moth: Live Storytelling" continues at Circus Bar & Billiards on Tuesday. Doors open at 6 p.m., stories begin at 7:30 p.m. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. This week's theme: Decadence. $5 at the door. Circus is at 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-332-9900.
Quality 16 and Rave movie theaters will re-broadcast a live show of "This American Life." 8 p.m. The theme will be “The Invisible Made Visible.” The performance will also feature a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, live music by OK Go, original animation and illustration and special surprise guests. $19. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-623-7469. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township. 734-973-4823.
Don't forget, the "Wednesday Evening Farmers Market" is open in Ann Arbor. 4:30-8:30 p.m. You'll find local produce and food from some of your favorite farmers and vendors from the markets, plus many innovative new vendors. Free admission, cost of purchases. The Farmers' Market is at 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. 734-794-6255.