“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Every Tues.–Sun., June 14–July 7. 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 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent, “Body Masterpiece” face painting (5–8 p.m., June 14–16, $5, reservations required by calling 994–5999), and Tangle, a giant, interactive web of elastic bands wrapped around vertical poles that is part playground, part art installation (4–6 & 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 19–23, $5 admission per child for 40 min. play sessions). Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Madcat & Kane (8:30 p.m.), the nationally acclaimed local duo of world-class harmonica wizard Peter Madcat Ruth and ace fingerstyle blues guitatist Shari Kane are joined by guest musicians TBA. Opening acts are the accomplished local 12-year-old pop-folk singer-songwriter and ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (5 p.m.), the Lansing American roots guitarist Joshua Davis (6 p.m.), and The Candy Band (7 p.m.), a Detroit kiddie punk-rock quartet that plays nursery rhymes, movie themes, and originals. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by The Goonies, Richard Donner’s old-fashioned 1985 adventure yarn about a group of kids searching for hidden treasure. Also, Iyengar yoga (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or blanket) led by Ann Arbor School of Yoga instructors. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 1, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 29, & 30 (see listings) and into July at the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.
5 p.m.–midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.