Calling all robot enthusiasts! 826michigan, the nonprofit Ann Arbor writing and tutoring center, is hosting its 2nd annual Robot Art Fair. This unique twist on a classic art fair will include robot-themed art, along with indoor robot art activities for robot enthusiasts of all ages. The event will also feature Cre Fuller’s famous robot lamps and local t-shirt company International Robot. Visitors to the fair can have the unique experience of seeing the Spider, a robot capable of putting gears together and more that will be featured in the upcoming Spiderman movie. 826michigan is located inside the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair and all proceeds benefit 826michigan’s free creative writing programs for kids ages 6-18. Free. July 20-23. 12-6pm. Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair, downtown Ann Arbor. 734-761-3463. www.826michigan.com.
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