Earth Day and the month of April is about taking care of the physical environment on Earth, but it is also important to honor the spiritual aspects of this little green planet. Nobody represents the spirit of Mother Earth with greater pageantry than America's indigenous nations. Native American dancers, singers, artisans & crafters from all over the continent will gather at Crisler Arena for the 41st annual Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow on Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7. Different troupes of dancers and accompanying drummers, ranging in age from toddlers to elders, will compete throughout the weekend. Vendors will provide a variety of American Indian cultures with art exhibits, traditional foods and informational booths. Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am-7pm. $10 day pass / $15 weekend pass. Crisler Arena, 333 East Stadium Blvd. 734-408-1581.
Japanese Flower Arranging, Ikebana, is a disciplined art form where nature and people meet. The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting a class bringing this Japanese art form to Ann Arbor. Led by a certified Ikebana instructor, this class offers a chance to explore beauty, tradition and peacefulness. Registration is required. Thursday | December 8 |
There’s tension in the air and communities are nervous. National rates of hate crimes have risen and accounts of attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other populations flood our social media feeds. What will you do if you saw some get attacked for who they are? Learn how to respond during Bystander Intervention Training, hosted by
For anyone predisposed to Chinese food, it’s always been easy to take notice of Yee Siang Dumplings (4837 Washtenaw Ave) mid-cruise down the stretch of Washtenaw Avenue straddling Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Going in is a little more difficult. The place fits the archetypal Chinese restaurant you’ve been meaning to try forever, but, because the
If you ever decide to film an interview with a world-renowned religious scholar, you might want to know how to operate a camera first. That advice comes from Scott Carter, who learned the hard way when he began a documentary project with his friends Ward M. Powers and Chad Muncie. “We’d get together once a