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
Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit
Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.
Local piercing parlor, Pangea Piercing, which opened in 2002, has permanently closed. Former owner, J.C. Potts, made the decision to close after allegations of expressing racist sentiments.