On Tuesday, April 24 the People's Food Co-op of Ann Arbor will host sustainable agriculture pioneer and renowned author and lecturer Joel Salatin, as he presents the program, Local Food to the Rescue. Salatin is a self-proclaimed “libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer" who operates an alternative "beyond organic" farm. Located in Virginia, Salatin’s farm, Polyface, demonstrates how to produce large yields on a small-scale family farm using symbiotic polycultures. He is most known for his appearances in the documentaries Fresh and Food Inc. as well as Michael Pollan's best-selling book, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Salatin will discuss how local food and natural systems can help make communities more environmentally, economically and nutritionally sustainable. 8pm. $13 members & students/$15 public. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.peoplesfood.coop
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.