Best Bets: Feist plays the Power Center; 'Starkid' returns to Ann Arbor
See Starkid on its "Apocalyptour" at the Michigan Theater on Monday. 7:30 p.m. This performance troupe shot to online fame while at the U-M but is now based in Chicago. Now they are bringing their latest tour back home where it all began. Expect songs from the group's original musicals and more. $30 and $35. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.michtheater.org. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
Feist will play the Power Center for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on Tuesday. But be quick, there are only a few tickets left! 8 p.m. Her 2004 Juno Award-winning album "Let It Die" led right into 2007’s "The Reminder," which earned her four Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, the Shortlist Music Prize, and the opportunity to teach Muppets to count on "Sesame Street."The Low Anthem opens the show. $50, $45, $40, $30. The Power Center is at 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor. 734-763-3333.
Takie in an "Evening of Noir" with authors Loren D. Estleman and Ed Lin at Aunt Agatha's Book Shop on Tuesday. 7 p.m. Estleman will discuss and sign his 22nd Amos Walker mystery, "Burning Midnight," and Lin will sign and discuss his novel set in 1970's NYC Chinatown, "One Red Bastard." Free. Aunt Agatha's is at 213 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-769-1114.
The Junie B. Jones "Stupid Smelly Bus Tour" will make a stop at Nicola's Books on Wednesday. 6 p.m. This is a national tour that brings Junie B. live and in-person to meet her fans. She will ride in the Stupid, Smelly Bus to 15 cities for fun-filled events. Fans will enjoy Junie B.’s antics through live, theatrical performances based on the bestselling Junie B. Jones series. Events will also include cool Junie B. giveaways, and an official “book stamping.” Free. Nicola's is in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-0600.
See the HD screening of "Nick Dear’s 'Frankenstein'" at the Michigan Theater and Rave Cinemas on Wednesday and Thursday. 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Jonny Lee Miller plays The Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Victor Frankenstein. On Thursday, they will reverse their roles. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle ("127 Hours") directs this visionary production. Contains themes of an adult nature; recommended for ages 15+. $22 at the Michigan. $15 at Rave. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397. Rave is at 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti. 734-973-8424.
Don't forget, Sonic Lunch is back on Thursday at Liberty Plaza. Noon-1:30 p.m. This week, see Laith Al-Saadi. Al-Saadi, was crowned "King of the Blues" by Guitar Center making him one of the top four blues guitarists in the country. Free. Liberty Plaza is at Division and Liberty St., Ann Arbor.