On the calendar Earth Day fell on April 22, but there’s still time to make it to Ann Arbor’s 41st Annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, May 1 at Washtenaw Community College. Celebrate the natural world and learn about ways to work for its preservation with over 60 environmental exhibitors. There’s fun and entertainment for the whole family with music from Renee Stokely and his cigar box guitars, WCC student songwriters, and Joe Reilly. Experience “A Walk In the Woods” with a WCC instructor, and see live raptors from the Leslie Science and Nature Center. Ron Loyd, the Bubbleman, dazzles the kids with his soapy creations. Food will be on hand from Silvio’s Organic Pizza, Pilar’s Catering and People’s Food Co-op. And if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, you can bike all the way to the festival on the adjacent Border to Border Trail. It’s an afternoon with a wealth of fun and information for all. Free. 12-4pm. 4800 E. Huron River Dr.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
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