This week’s edition of the Friday5 is live! Enjoy your weekend with us as your guide!
Firday, December 11
Desmond Jones with Earphorik and Stormy Chromer
Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/rock/jazz fusion band from Lansing, Michigan. With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines, funky drum beats, and soulful saxophone.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St.
734-996-8555 | blindpigmusic.com
Saturday, December 12
Tiny Expo: Indie Arts & Craft Fair
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown
Tiny Expo allows you to shop local artists and crafters selling their wares in a festive library space where you can shop local and handmade!
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 South Fifth Avenue
734-327-4200 | aadl.org
Requiem in Water
Earl V. Moore Building
100 years ago, in July of 1915, the S.S. Eastland rolled over in the Chicago River, trapping and killing 844 people, mostly working class immigrants and their children. Requiem in Water is an experimental choral work by the Suburban Piano Quartet that serves both to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event and reflect upon loss, tragedy, and what it means to bear witness to disaster – both historical and contemporary. The piece features current SMTD students and alumni.
Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Dr.
Sunday, December 13
Riverside Arts Center
80 artists selling the best in handmade goods, plus artisan food + drink on four floors at riverside arts center.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St., Ypsilanti
734-480-2787 | diypsi.com
Ypsilanti Winter Prom
Crossroads Bar and Grill
$5 Formal, $8 Casual attire
Crossroads presents Ypsilanti Winter Prom! Formal, date friendly, whatever. No Chaperones! Featuring the entertainment of Crochetcatpause, Musclebaby, and Watabou.
Crossroads Bar and Grill, 517 W. Cross St.
734-340-5597 | crossroadsypsi.com