Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch was, of course, right, but for the past three summers, every Thursday at Ann Arbor’s downtown Liberty Plaza, there has been something that many would say is even better—a free Sonic Lunch. The very popular lunchtime concerts return this summer, beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 25th. Sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor, the series features local, national and even internationally recognized bands, and attracts large crowds of downtown workers, teens, and families with young children. Some people even bring lawn chairs. They all munch their lunch while the music plays non-stop from noon to 1:30. Food is available at the Plaza from a different local restaurant vendor each week and, new this year, a variety of coffee vendors will also set up shop and offer their wares. For this summer’s full band lineup, visit www.bankofannarbor.com/soniclunch/
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