Find Your Folk! seems like a pretty good slogan for the 35th annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, since there’s a pretty good chance that every year you’ll walk out blown away by an artist — whether that be one that you’ve never heard of or someone previously overlooked. The festival is known for its outstanding lineups, and this year is no different. Here’s the breakdown: Friday, January 27 brings the progressive acts, while Saturday, January 28 drives the festival home with traditional folk. Friday features Ryan Adams, Dawes, Carbon Leaf, Elephant Revival, Sunny War, and David Wax Museum. Saturday brings favorites Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Joe Henry, Sarah Jarosz, Caravan of Thieves and Seth Glier. And comedic folkie Haywood Banks will keep the entertainment flowing as M.C. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. Tickets are $35 and $47.50 for a single night, $60 and $85 for both nights. 734-761-1800. www.theark.org
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode