Biking is not only eco-friendly, but it’s often the best way to get around Ann Arbor. Thanks to a partnership between My City Bikes and bike shops, Midwest Bike & Tandems and Transition Rack, ditching the car has never been easier. A new app, My City Bikes Ann Arbor, can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android devices with the best cycling routes organized into categories like quickest commute, best sightseeing, fitness rides, or just plain old fun. The app will also provide information on basic bike maintenance and advice from local biking experts, from shopping tips to up-to-date trail news. For more information about the app, or to download, visit mycitybikes.org/michigan.
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
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.