DIYPSI, AADL Tiny Expo, Ypsi Winther Prom – This Week's Friday5

. December 11, 2015.
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This week’s edition of the Friday5 is live! Enjoy your weekend with us as your guide!

 

Firday, December 11

Desmond Jones with Earphorik and Stormy Chromer
9:30 PM
Blind Pig
$7-$10

Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/rock/jazz fusion band from Lansing, Michigan. With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines, funky drum beats, and soulful saxophone.

Blind Pig, 208 S. First St.
734-996-8555 | blindpigmusic.com

 

Saturday, December 12

Tiny Expo: Indie Arts & Craft Fair
11:00 AM
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown
Free

Tiny Expo allows you to shop local artists and crafters selling their wares in a festive library space where you can shop local and handmade!

Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 South Fifth Avenue
734-327-4200 | aadl.org

 

Requiem in Water
5:30 PM
Earl V. Moore Building
Free

100 years ago, in July of 1915, the S.S. Eastland rolled over in the Chicago River, trapping and killing 844 people, mostly working class immigrants and their children. Requiem in Water is an experimental choral work by the Suburban Piano Quartet that serves both to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event and reflect upon loss, tragedy, and what it means to bear witness to disaster – both historical and contemporary. The piece features current SMTD students and alumni.

Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Dr.
540-435-1322 |events.umich.edu

 

 

Sunday, December 13

DIYPSI
12:00 PM 
Riverside Arts Center
$1

80 artists selling the best in handmade goods, plus artisan food + drink on four floors at riverside arts center.

Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St., Ypsilanti
734-480-2787 | diypsi.com

 

Ypsilanti Winter Prom
9:00 PM
Crossroads Bar and Grill
$5 Formal, $8 Casual attire

Crossroads presents Ypsilanti Winter Prom! Formal, date friendly, whatever. No Chaperones! Featuring the entertainment of Crochetcatpause, Musclebaby, and Watabou.

Crossroads Bar and Grill, 517 W. Cross St.
734-340-5597 | crossroadsypsi.com

 

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