happening Today: The Moth Mainstage returns and experience Sounds and Sights in Chelsea
See Jill Jack at Sonic Lunch in Liberty Plaza. Noon-1:30 p.m. Jill Jack is an American folk / rock artist based in Detroit. Much of her success is due to her stage presence and emotive songwriting. Next week see Frontier Ruckus with Chris Bathgate. Free. On the corner of Division and Liberty streets, Ann Arbor. http://soniclunch.com/.
"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights" continues in Chelsea. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The festival runs weekly through Aug. 16. In addition to musical performances, there are a variety of children’s attractions and activities including face painters, jugglers, balloon artists and magicians. See a complete schedule here: chelseafestivals.com/soundsights/schedule/. Most events are free. On Main Street in Chelsea.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival main-stage show tonight will be "The Moth Mainstage" at the Michigan Theater. 8 p.m. After its sold-out performance at last year’s festival, The Moth returns to Ann Arbor with an all-star line-up of favorite tellers and local gems, each with a ten-minute story told live without notes. $35. Tickets available by phone at 734-764-2538, online through the festival website at A2SF.org, or in person at the Michigan League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. The Theater is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
This is the last week to see Carriage House Theatre present "The Joy Experiments." Today and Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. A scientist who might be her subject. A woman who might be a moth. A lover. Meet these characters in "The Joy Experiments," a play about loss, love and transformation. Admission is free. $10 suggested donation. The theater is at 541 Third St., Ann Arbor.
See the The Bodeans at the Ark tonight. 8 p.m. American roots rock at its best. Their music ranges from heartland hoedown folk, Celtic-rooted mountain music, zydeco, Southern roadhouse soul, Chicago blues and 100-proof roots rock. $25. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.