“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: The Sun Messengers (9:30 p.m.), a popular, versatile 10-piece ensemble from Detroit that plays everything from Latin and African dance music to blues and rock. Opening acts are Detroit pop singer-songwriter Frankie D’Angelo (5 p.m.), the duo of local singer-songwriter Jo Serrapere and guitarist John Devine (6 p.m.), the Nashville-based, former local country-folk band Whit Hill & the Postcards (7 p.m.), and Al Hill & the Love Butlers (8 p.m.), a former local band, led by Nashville-based Hill’s wailing vocals and pumping piano, that plays soulful swing, New Orleans-style funk, and boogie-woogie blues. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Nick Ayers of the Macpodz (age 21 & over only). Also, prana vinyasa yoga (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or blanket) led by A2 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.