“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: Orquesta RITMO (9:30 p.m.), a Michigan-based 11-piece salsa orchestra formed in the 1970s by Cuban band leader Mike Eyia. Opening acts are the young Detroit singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin (5 p.m.), the Chicago-based folk-rock singer-songwriter-pianist Diana Lawrence (6 p.m.), vintage Django Reinhardt-style acoustic swing by the Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio (7 p.m.), and Tumbao Bravo (8 p.m.), a local septet, led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif, that plays Cuban jazz standards and originals. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Chill Will (age 21 & over only). Also, a world dance workout (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn) and “Superhero” (9:45–11:45 p.m., June 28–30), an interactive experience that transforms participants into superheroes by using cameras and software to project them onto the façade of the Burton Memorial Tower. 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.