Celebrate the breadth of Ann Arbor’s rich book culture at the 9th Annual Kerrytown Bookfest. Every year this family-friendly festival serves as a gathering place for local businesses and organizations in the printing arts to meet with the area’s talented authors, illustrators, storytellers, publishers, book collectors and of course the wonderful community of readers! The day is full of many fun book-related activities, demonstrations, exhibits and an eclectic lineup of world renowned speakers. There are also creative activities for kids all within the beautiful setting of Ann Arbor’s Farmers’ Market in historic Kerrytown. A complete list of activities and speakers is online. 11am. 315 Detroit St. 734-669-0451. www.kerrytownbookfest.org
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