Do you like vintage? PJ's Used Records and renowned local musicologist arwulf arwulf would like to formally invite you to a truly vintage listening experience. PJ's is hosting its second Digital-Free Discs and Drinks event. Guests will listen to old-school jazz spun on a phonograph by arwulf himself while sipping on a complimentary cocktail provided by Tammy's Tastings. The upshot? No phones, just like the movies. Guests will be asked to check their smart phones and/or iPods at the door. Don't worry, you'll get them back when you leave—last time every device was returned without a hitch. Enjoy a brief vacation from the digital age with a cruise on arwulf's sea of musical nostalgia. Free. 7-9pm. May 10. PJ’s Used Records, 617-B Packard (upstairs). 734-663-3441—JS
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their