The Ann Arbor African American Downtown Festival celebrating African American culture and businesses will take over Downtown Ann Arbor. This day-long event features something fun for the entire family. Exhibits include crafts, jewelry, custom and traditional clothing, political and community outreach programs, and edible contests with taste tests. A full slate of health screenings and awareness programs will be on hand as well, and live entertainment will rock downtown throughout the day, with poetry, gospel choirs, praise dancers (movement with a religious bent), storytellers, hip hop, and bands playing everything from jazz to country. Kids will enjoy activities from 11am-6pm including face painting, nature-inspired arts and crafts, a puppet show, and interactive activities sponsored by Radio Disney AM 910. 8am-9pm. Downtown Ann Arbor.—NB
Bellflower in Ypsilanti opened at the end of August during one of our toughest times. This new, delicious restaurant made a bold choice, but the payoff is worth it.
Heavy Color are a Toledo-based duo of avant-psychedelia composers. They talk a little bit about their work on the Rights of Nature documentary and using music to heal.
There is no better time to start listening to some new music. Sara Marie Barron’s newest album, “Existential Glam,” will be available for streaming Sept 25.
The pandemic has shown a light on the food insecurity crisis in Washtenaw County, and is slated to get worse. Here is what’s happening and how you can help!