“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Every Tues.-Sun., June 15-July 8. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent and the “Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo” (see June 29 listing). Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: October Babies (8 p.m.), the Ypsilanti self-styled “upbeat global soul” electronica-jazz quartet. Opening act is The Barons of Tang (6:30 p.m.), an Australian septet that blends gypsy jazz, tango, folk, rock, cabaret, and punk. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by The Help, the Oscar-nominated 2011 drama based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about African American maids working in white households in Mississippi during the 1960s. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 5, 16, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, & 30 (see listings) and into July at the Power Center, Hill Auditorium, and the Michigan Theater.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999.