Kina Grannis is a darling singer/songwriter from California, and has amassed a huge following on the internet thanks to her highly successful string of YouTube videos. Grannis's YouTube presence has reached over 75 million views and rising! Her video for the song "In Your Arms" is inventive, using hundreds of thousands of jelly beans and stop motion animation. Her music is sunny and sentimental reminiscent of the breezy female artists of the 70's. But don't let that fool you, her web following and continuously sold out shows prove she is a force to be reckoned with. 8pm. $15 adv./$17 door/$20 meet & greet VIP. 208 1st St. www.blindpigmusic.com
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