All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Sew the seed of sharing

It’s never too early to start planning for your summer garden and it’s never too late to celebrate the spirit of giving. Both concepts will be the focus of the Ypsi Farmers Market’s latest “swap” event— Seed Swap! — on January 28. The event is free to attend, so bring your green thumb and seeds

See the crowning of Miss Necto 2020!

The lights will shine brightly at Necto on January 26 during the fifth annual Miss Necto pageant. Hosted by Chanel Hunter and Maxi Chanel, this year’s event has the theme “Neon Lights.” Winning drag queens will be selected, one professional and one amateur, to receive a cash prize, a crown and a booking to perform

Bring out your onesies

Spend an evening wearing an adorable unicorn, bear, monster or any other big, comfy onesie at area bars. The Onesie Bar Crawl comes to Ann Arbor on January 18 when attendees visit five different bars— no cover charge for ticket-buyers— sample a slew of great drink specials, and finish at a night-capping after-party at LIVE

Great food, low prices, Restaurant Week!

Sample the remarkable variety of great food without busting your wallet during Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week! This biannual event spotlights the best area cuisine with participating restaurants offering trademark dishes for one low fixed price— $15 for lunch, $28 for a full, three-course dinner. Some locations even offer special 2-for-1 pricing. Over 50 Ann Arbor

“The most famous illegal immigrant” to speak

Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, author and “the most famous illegal immigrant in America,” Jose Antonio Vargas will come to Ann Arbor as part of the Washtenaw Reads program to discuss his new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The memoir about his life and career focuses on how he came to live in and think