Earth Day and the month of April is about taking care of the physical environment on Earth, but it is also important to honor the spiritual aspects of this little green planet. Nobody represents the spirit of Mother Earth with greater pageantry than America's indigenous nations. Native American dancers, singers, artisans & crafters from all over the continent will gather at Crisler Arena for the 41st annual Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow on Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7. Different troupes of dancers and accompanying drummers, ranging in age from toddlers to elders, will compete throughout the weekend. Vendors will provide a variety of American Indian cultures with art exhibits, traditional foods and informational booths. Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am-7pm. $10 day pass / $15 weekend pass. Crisler Arena, 333 East Stadium Blvd. 734-408-1581.
Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation. These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd… Doogatron Album Release Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy) Sleezy
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.