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The Common Grill will host a "Spring Wine Show" to raise funds for the Sights and Sounds Festival on Monday. 6-9 p.m. Guests will be treated to wide selection of Chef Craig Common’s appetizers and desserts as they sample over 70 wines from various wine vendors. Wines will also be for sale that evening by the bottle or the case. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the restaurant. The Common Grill is at 112 S. Main St., Chelsea. 734-475-0470.
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"Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures" series continues at the Michigan Theater on Monday. 7 p.m. This week, see "Blank City." This documentary weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry and more. This series will run every Monday through April 30. $10/ general admission; $8/ students, seniors and children under 12. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
"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: Competition. $5 at the door. Circus is at 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-332-9900.
Experience a never-before-seen concert at the "Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies" at Quality 16 And Rave Ann Arbor on Thursday. 7 p.m. Recorded at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in 1989. Audiences will experience the concert in its entirety. Before the concert, see a slideshow of rare and never-before-seen photos of the band, accompanied by a previously unreleased live track recorded in 1990. $11.50. Tickets are available 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.
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones will play the Michigan Theater on Thursday. 8 p.m. Hear this genre-defying band that dips into equal parts jazz, bluegrass and sheer sonic experimentalism. Tickets are priced at $39.50 and $29.50 with limited Gold Circle seating available for $65. Tickets are available at 800-745-3000, at www.ticketmaster.com and at all TicketMaster outlets. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.