Ann Arbor’s Mark Fain showcases his songwriting prowess with his well-thought project Gun Lake. With Ryan O’Reilly on guitar, Macklin Underdown on bass, and Peter Felsman on drums, the band uses hauntingly beautiful three part harmonies to create solemn folk-rock tunes in the same vein as Mumford & Sons or Band of Horses. Their album Balfour, released in March 2011, is an exceptional example of the quality work springing from the local music scene. Each track is carefully considered, and like any choice album it is impossible to skip songs. Their voices seem to hang in the ether a little longer than the rhythm of their songs, so their harmonies are slightly left behind for you to ponder. Snap the QR Code to see Mark Fain perform a solo version of the album’s first track “Cliffhanger.” 9pm. $5. 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.woodruffsbar.com
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