The Weekend 5: Midwest Fest, No More Parties in AA & Bar Crawling Superheros

. September 1, 2016.
weekend-5-feat-8-19-16

Midwest Fest IX
This week’s main draw is, without a doubt, Midwest Fest at the Blind Pig. Detroit rappers Guilty Simpson and Red Pill will be sure to put on amazing shows when they both play on Saturday. Also, local Ypsilanti band Minihorse will play on Thursday and promise to bring some real kinetic energy to their set. -BL

Blind Pig, 208 S First St., Ann Arbor
Thursday, August 18-Saturday, August 20 8pm-2am, $10-20

Superhero Bar Crawl
Dress as your favorite superhero or create your own as the vault of midnight team leads a super-powered bar crawl! Wristband purchase will include drink specials, cool swag, pizza and the chance to win some great prizes! -ZM

Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main St.
Saturday, August 20, 6pm, $10

No More Parties in AA Music Fest
This is the dopest street party you can hit on Saturday. T.R.I.B.E. brings awareness to the gentrification changing Ypsilanti and Detroit with an all-day sonic platform for underrepresented artists spanning Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Grab your tix now. -SF

Downtown Ypsilanti, N Washington St.
Saturday, August 20, $10

Adventure Lab’s Trappy Hour
Trappy Hour is a one hour live-action puzzle game where you and your team have one hour to find clues and solve puzzles to repair the timeline and escape the room. It’s a little bit of mystery, adventure and space time set in small groups of 3-6 make it less chaotic. -JB

Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard.
Saturday, August 20, 10am12pm, 2pm, $20

Reggae Roots w/ DJ Ryan Gimpert
Reggae and beer! Savor your weekend wind-down outside with a few frosty beers while Ryan Gimpert spins the deepest reggae cuts on Sunday evening. This is the spot to mellow in some island sounds while it’s still warm out. -SF

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, 307 River St.
Sunday, August 21, 5-8pm, free

Trending

Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode