Arts & Culture

PowerArt! Three favorites From Ann Arbor’s Open-Air Museum

By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance

Purple Rose Theatre says, Welcome to Paradise

Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.

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Ypsi Heritage, Arts, and Entertainment Festival

YpsiFest is going all out this year, with a three-day festival with something for everyone. Vintage car enthusiasts can stroll through the Classic Car Show while eating barbeque hot off the grill from the BBQ Competition. Trivia geeks can go head-to-head for prizes at My Trivia Life booth, aeronautics buffs can take a helicopter ride

The Second City @ The Ark

by Grace Jensen Chicago’s self-described “next generation of comedy superstars” is coming to the Ark for two nights only! A leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy for over fifty years,the troupe has produced comedians such as Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key. These performers could very well be the next big names!

2019 Romulus Pumpkin Festival

by Grace Jensen This annual fall celebration is worth the drive! It starts off with a parade Friday night and continues Saturday with a street festival including music, food, crafts and games for all ages. Try your hand at pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or pumpkin seed-spitting, and browse the Classic Car Show and Tractor

Finders Keepers Vintage Market

by Grace Jensen The traveling Finders Keepers vintage market will visit this month, bringing over 150 vendors, vintage camper boutiques, food trucks and live music! Browse and bargain hunt for home decor, furniture, clothing, jewelry, organic products, baby and toddler items and more, as these makers, pickers and boutique owners display their goods for you!

An Extremely Serious Event

Local author Richard Retyi presents The Book of Ann Arbor: An Extremely Serious History Book, published by Ann Arbor District Library’s Fifth Avenue Press.

Art

PowerArt! Three favorites From Ann Arbor’s Open-Air Museum

By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance

The Second City @ The Ark

by Grace Jensen Chicago’s self-described “next generation of comedy superstars” is coming to the Ark for two nights only! A leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy for over fifty years,the troupe has produced comedians such as Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key. These performers could very well be the next big names!