First Friday Ypsi, Slapstick Comedy & St. Paul's new Organ – This Week's Friday5

. October 2, 2015.

In this week’s edition of the Friday 5, enjoy a slapstick Broadway comedy, drink with the president (of Rogue Nation) and enjoy all that Ypsilanti has to offer in October’s monthly First Friday art walk event.

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Boeing Boeing
Farmington Players
8:00 PM
$14/students & seniors, $16/adult

It's 1960 and Parisian lothario Bernard has it good, what with his three fiancées — all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent (but never overlapping) layovers in Paris. And thanks to Bernard's faithful maid, who swaps out the photographs in his apartment according to schedule, the women will never find out about each other. That is until a new, faster Boeing jet throws the airline schedules out of whack and Bernard finds himself with all three women on his hands at once. Add Bernard's friend — who's hilariously bad at keeping all the lies straight — to the mix, and the whole plan is poised to fall apart. This slapstick farce from French playwright Marc Camoletti has been performed in London and on Broadway and was made into a 1965 film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.

Farmington Players, 32332 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
248-553-2955 |

First Friday
Downtown Ypsilanti | Depot Town
5:00 PM

First Friday Ypsilanti is a self-guided monthly art walk hosted throughout downtown Ypsilanti at multiple venues.  Each month on the first Friday, participating venues offer free art activities involving local artists, musicians, and/or tastings. The goal of the First Fridays Ypsilanti is to invite community members into the downtown area to support local talent and businesses while having a fun time! Events this month include “The Art of the Banjo,” professional jugglers at Sidetrack Bar & Grill, and much, much more. Check out the website to map out your evening! 



Ale to the Chief
5:00 PM

As part of his countrywide tour, the president of Rogue Nation, Big Al Jorgensen, will be making a stop at Ashley's in Ann Arbor this coming Saturday, October 3. Look for RV Force One to pull up in front of the pub on State Street as the red carpet rolls out and Big Al disembarks to drink the official beer of Rogue Nation, Brutal IPA, along with Hazelnut Brown Nectar Beer and Pumpkin Patch Ale, and regale all with tales of his beery exploits. Then get ready as Big Al conducts a mass swearing-in of the newest Rogue Nation citizens (you) as you join him in a glass of Brutal IPA.

Ashleys, 338 S. State St.
734-996-9191 | 

Dr. Thomas Campbell
Michigan Theater
2:00 PM

Join Chickpea and Bean, Whole Foods Market, and VegMichigan as they welcome in Dr. Thomas Campbell, author of The Campbell Plan and co-author of The China Study, which sold over a million copies and inspired the documentary Forks Over Knives. In addition to being a board certified family physician, Dr. Campbell is also the medical director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and co-founder and clinical director of the University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine. Dr. Campbell strives to educate patients about lifestyle medicine and the power of nutrition in losing weight and reversing illness. He will discuss research-based evidence concerning the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle in his lecture entitled “Nutrition in Medicine: Rethinking Healing.” Health care professionals, students, and the general public can benefit from his practical advice. Students and faculty get in free!

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.
734-668-8397 |



Organ Inaugural Concert
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
3:30 PM

A chance to hear this marvelous organ, a newly installed instrument at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. This concert inaugurates this organ, which is loaded with the traditional sounds of a roaring pipe organ coupled to state-of-the-art technology (it can control lights, videos, synthesizers, computers, and more). Dr. Geoffrey Stanton is known for his high-energy musicianship and broad range of styles, so he is guaranteed to put this organ through its paces. Music from all periods and styles including classical, jazz, gospel, theater, and electronic.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 14600 Old US Highway 12, Chelsea
734-475-2545 |


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