Ever wondered what kind of toxins are in children’s toys, pet toys or other household items? The Ecology Center will help Monday, March 12, with its free Our Toxic Stuff workshop at the Ypsilanti District Library from 6:30-8pm. With its XRF device, the Center can immediately detect toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and cadmium. The session will also include a discussion and tips and tricks on how to protect your family from the toxic chemicals lurking in household products. For more info email Lauren LaRocca at firstname.lastname@example.org. 229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. www.ecologycenter.org.
By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance
by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases
Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor