2014 Holiday Wish List

. December 1, 2014.


The holidays are just around the corner, so don’t be left unprepared on December 24th. Choose local gifts, goodies and experiences that will infuse a little magic into your holidays.

A2 Yoga

2030 Commerce Blvd.
(734) 216-4006,

Give the gift that gives back! GIFT CARDS for YOGA or NIA at A2 YOGA!

For the month of December, purchase any UNLIMITED CLASS PASS and receive 15% off! A2 Yoga cherishes the awareness of vital energy within to inspire you to promote healthy habits through out this holiday season and New Year. With over 45 weekly classes including 5 Free donation based classes supporting local non-profits, give the git of yoga/Nia. Our excellent instructors provide encouragement and heart-felt support to help you build your practice all year long. In addition, A2 Yoga sells Jade yoga mats and yoga books to help encourage you in your practice.

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Abracadabra Jewelry/Gem Gallery

205 E Liberty St.
(734) 994-4848,

This holiday season, find the right gift at Abracadabra Jewelry and Gem Gallery. We have everything from local artists to international brands and designs. Or you can even customize your own! Visit us today for that uniquely, perfect gift.

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Ann Arbor PTO

2280 S Industrial Hwy.
(734) 996-9155,

A neighborhood door to a world of giving! The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop, a non-profit resale shop benefiting Ann Arbor Public School students, sells quality donations—clothing, furniture, household items, knick-knacks, art, accessories, vintage items, and more—giving back to your community! Shop, donate and support AAPS!

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The Beer Grotto

8059 Main St, Dexter
(734) 253-2194

From Porters to Pale Ales, Belgians to Browns, Stouts to Sours, The Beer Grotto is the go-to gift shop for that beer lover in your life. Local bottled beer makes for great stocking stuffers, and growlers and howlers are perfect to satisfy your beer lover’s specific tastes.

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8031 Main St #101, Dexter
(734) 424-1400

This holiday season provide the gift of friends, family, and food—the 3 essentials for any holiday. Purchase a gift card from Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill in Dexter and you know you are giving the perfect gift. Come in today, and lets create some memories that will last a lifetime.

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People’s Food Co-op

216 N 4th Ave.
(734) 994-9174

Don’t show up this holiday season empty handed. We at the People’s Food Co-op think that the best gift is the gift of good food. Support a great and local cause by bringing one of our delicious pies made from local ingredients to your next event.

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Jessica’s Skin & Body Apothecary

301 N 5th Ave.
(734) 545-4303

Jessica’s Skin and Body Apothecary has the perfect gift for friends and family this holiday season. Show your love with “Relaxing Rose Bath” or one of Jessica’s select bath salts made with pink Himalayan salt and pure essential oils. Soak, inhale, and relax!

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Espresso Royale


“Baby its cold outside.” Treat a friend to a $35 gift card for just $30. Valid at all Espresso Royale coffee shops. $35 for $30 offer good until Dec 31, 2014.

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Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory

727 W Ellsworth Rd.
(734) 973-9824

Looking for the best gift possible? Choose something delicious. Our corn chips are truly made the traditional way, with only the healthiest and best ingredients. That is why our chips leave your taste buds craving for more! We at the Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory know that sometimes you can’t beat the gift of good, wholesome food.

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Libbey Glass Outlet

205 S. Erie St.
Toledo, Ohio
Also Franklin Park Mall & Levis Commons

Libbey glass makes stemware, platters or entertaining sets, with time-tested quality you won’t find anywhere else. Sip in style with holiday-printed glasses, or give the gift of creativity with a craft brew kit.

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PJ’s Records & Used CDs

617 Packard St.
(734) 663-3441

Sure, you could give your loved ones another pair of socks this holiday season and receive a complacent “oh, thanks.” Or you could give a gift that warms the feet, heart, and soul by giving the gift of music. For 30 years, PJ’s Records and Used CDs has been a great place to peruse and pick through rare and nostalgic albums, for yourself (holiday shopping isn’t always unselfish) and the music lover in your life.

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337 E Liberty St.
(734) 997-0932

Searching for the ugliest Christmas sweater? Check out Ragstock. In addition to super fashionable new and vintage clothing, they have thousands of ugly Christmas sweaters and fun accessories for your next holiday party. Visit Ragstock at 337 E Liberty St in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Body Conscious Massage Therapy

2454 E Statium Blvd, Suite B
Ann Arbor MI 48104
734 929 5930

Thinking of the perfect gift? Relax, this holiday season give the gift of a “deep relaxation massage”, while saving money. Our gift cards allow you to be body conscious and wallet conscious. Plus, we won’t blame you if you save it for yourself.

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The Ark

316 S Main St.
(734) 761-1451

The Ark presents the best of contemporary and traditional live music in downtown Ann Arbor over 300 nights per year. Become an Ark member to support enriching entertainment and musical artistry in a venue like no other. Join us!

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Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak