best bets: Ann Arbor/Ypsi Reads is off to a start, and The Moth returns to Circus Bar & Billiards this week
Got a story to tell? Or just want to hear about someone else's crazy life? Then head toT"he Moth: Live Storytelling" at Circus Bar & Billiards on Tuesday. Sign-up at 6 p.m. Stories begin at 7:30 p.m. All stories are true and many are pretty incredible. This month's theme will be "Detours."$5 tickets sold at the door. Get more information at www.themoth.org. 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-332-9900.
Celebrate a duo who you might remember from your own childhood who has stayed around long enough to be a part of your kid's childhood. Gemini is having a "When I’m 64 Concert" for adults at The Ark on Wednesday. 8 p.m. The brothers will play music and recall favorite memories from each of the four decades of their career: songs by many of the artists who've inspired them, including among others, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton and the Beatles. They'll also sing their own songs, as well as poetry they've set to music. $12. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.
The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event is "The University of Michigan Innocence Clinic" at the Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch on Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m. In conjunction with this year’s Reads pick, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness," professors and student lawyers from the U-M Innocence Clinic discuss their work identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and their commitment to exonerating innocent individuals and combating injustice. For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, check out the website at aaypsireads.org 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-327-4200.
Maybe you thought Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" should have been the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads pick. In that case, let us direct you to "Books on Tap" at Frenchie's in Depot Town on Thursday. 7-9 p.m. Alexie tells the story of budding cartoonist Junior who leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. No cover charge. Price of food and drink purchases. 54 E. Cross St. Ypsilanti. 734-483-1035.