On Tuesday, April 24 the People's Food Co-op of Ann Arbor will host sustainable agriculture pioneer and renowned author and lecturer Joel Salatin, as he presents the program, Local Food to the Rescue. Salatin is a self-proclaimed “libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer" who operates an alternative "beyond organic" farm. Located in Virginia, Salatin’s farm, Polyface, demonstrates how to produce large yields on a small-scale family farm using symbiotic polycultures. He is most known for his appearances in the documentaries Fresh and Food Inc. as well as Michael Pollan's best-selling book, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Salatin will discuss how local food and natural systems can help make communities more environmentally, economically and nutritionally sustainable. 8pm. $13 members & students/$15 public. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.peoplesfood.coop
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