The Weekend 5: Cabaret, Bikers and a Birthday Party

. September 1, 2016.
Luxotica Cabaret
The Weekend 5: Things to do in Ann Arbor this weekend

Free Community Class: Ona Flow with Ana Hough

Never tried yoga before but you’ve been meaning to? Stretch into the weekend with this community Ona Flow class taught by A2 Yoga founder Ana Hough. While the class is technically free, donating what you feel like is always a nice courtesy. And you’re courteous? -SF

A2 Yoga, 2030 Commerce Blvd, Ann Arbor
Friday, August 12, 5:30-6:30pm, free

The Lunch Room 3rd Birthday Party

The Lunch Room has now been around for three years as a vegan go-to and are celebrating their 3rd birthday with a big party. The party starts with a DJ and ends with some live Motown. There will also be a food, birthday cake and a cheeky champagne toast. -JB

The Lunch Room, 407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor
Saturday, August 13, 5-9pm, free

7th Annual Ton Up Motorcycle & Music Festival

That revving sound that’s shaking your insides? That’s the Ton Up Motorcycle and Music Festival invading Ypsilanti’s Depot Town with badass bikes, mopeds, dinky gas-powered scooters, and music. And food. Music and food and motorcycles. For free. You don’t even have to ride a bike. -SF
Depot Town, Ypsilanti
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 12-11:30pm, free

Fruit: A Literary Reclamation for the Unseen

The inaugural event for this progressive reading series that features marginalized voices, including local artists and event curators Inam Kang, Tariq Luthun and Nadine Marshall. -ZM

Literati, 124 E Washington St, Ann Arbor
Saturday, August 13, 7pm, free

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret

Get weird at the Blind Pig with Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s seductive circus striptease set to live music. Expect this tastefully bizarre disrobing event to include fire eating, acrobatics and spinning tassels. There’s knife juggling too. -SF

Blind Pig, 208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor
Saturday, August 13, 9:30pm, $10 

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Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak