Tree city residents, whether you call her 'motherland' or not, Russia is coming to Michigan for the first ever Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival. Presented by St Vladimir's Orthodox Church, the celebration will begin with a traditional Russian Bell ringing, and continue for two days of authentic cuisine and crafts. Attendees can spend time in a Tearoom with authentic Russian Sweets, or enjoy live traditional folk music. Those feeling metropolitan can step onto a DJ'd open dance floor, or peruse an art exhibit. The festival will even feature a Vodka Infusion contest, inviting attendees to show off home-flavored Stoli—contestants must register with info@stvladimiraami no later than September 14. Saturday, September 21, 11am-11pm; Sunday, September 11, 1-7pm. Free. St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter. 734-475-4590. russianfestival.stvladimiraami.org—JS
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