The City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is looking for individuals, groups and families to volunteer for Downtown Blooms Day on Saturday, May 18. The public can have fun sprucing up A2 by planting flowers throughout the downtown area. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and pizza lunch, and are to meet the coordinators at Liberty Plaza between Liberty & S. Division. 9am-12pm. Park at the Library structure for parking validation, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-794-6000. www.a2gov.org/NAP—JG
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.