Best Bets: Time travel with Rave and Quality 16 movie theaters and play with lasers at the Ann Arbor District Library this week
From the time flies department: The "Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event" will be held at Quality 16 and Rave movie theaters on Monday. 7 p.m. This event will feature two of the most popular Next Generation episodes: Ep. 106, “Where No One Has Gone Before,” and Ep. 114, “Datalore.” $11.50. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township. 734-973-4823. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-623-7469.
Another great event at Quality 16 and Rave movie theaters happens on Tuesday: "The Who: Quadrophenia- Can You See The Real Me?' The Story Behind the Album." 8 p.m. Beginning with a special welcome message from lead guitarist Pete Townshend, the documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s, when The Who’s creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with great stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Keith Moon. $11.50. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township. 734-973-4823. Q16 is at 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-623-7469.
Get in on the cool "Maker Works Craftshop: LED Lit, Laser-Engraved Plaques" at the Ann Arbor District Library on Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. What could could be cooler than playing with lasers and LEDs? The staff of Maker Works will lead this geeky craft workshop and discuss the basics of laser engraving and LEDs. Maybe some of the bravest will even get to do some soldering! This project will take the entire time to complete, so arrive early. For Adults And Teens (Grade 6 And Up) Free. The AADL is at 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-327-8301.
The Gandy Dancer Courtyard Jazz Series continues Wednesdays through September 19. 6-9 p.m. This week, see Pat Prouty. The Gandy Dancer will offer its special Courtyard Menu, which features mid-priced sandwiches and appetizers. No cover. The Gandy Dancer is at 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-0592.
Take in some hot zydeco for a sultry summer night with Buckwheat Zydeco at the Ark on Thursday. 8 p.m. Buckwheat Zydeco has taken this red-hot hybrid from the Louisiana swamps into rock arenas, to two presidential inaugurations, and to the Super Bowl halftime show. A master of the piano accordion and the B3 organ, Buckwheat is ready to bring some Louisiana hot sauce to Michigan. $20. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor 734-761-1800.