Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day to spend time with a loved one and cherish the moments together. But let’s face it, V-Day is mostly going through the motions of obligatory Hallmark clichés. It can be exhausting delivering the expected date or coming through with a surprise gift. So after overdosing on chocolate and roses, 826Michigan has just the day after cure for you. The Love Hangover is an event to unwind and enjoy company with your Valentine in the relaxed atmosphere of Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti. Guests can enjoy a recuperating soup supper with hearty soups provided by Beezy’s restaurant. Then get lost in the romance of local acts doing unconventional covers of some of the most memorable silly little love songs. All the proceeds will benefit 826michigan and the Huron River Arts Initiative (HuRAI!). 7pm. $8/$10 supper. Woodruff’s, 36 East Cross St., Ypsilanti. 734-761-3463. www.826Michigan.org
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