Bonnie and Ed Penet, and Leslie and Markel Leland, owners of MIX, a retail store in Downtown Ypsilanti, have created a different kind of shopping experience across Michigan Avenue from their location. The MIX Marketplace serves the community by offering a selection of artisan goods, locally produced food and vintage merchandise that is off the beaten path from typical boutiques and retail stores. The Marketplace has a farmer’s market appeal with different vendors and wares each week. Some anchor stores are tentatively in the works. Also, the roasters from The Ugly Mug Cafe run a coffee bar every Saturday for visitors to enjoy along with a chance to catch a local musician livening up the atmosphere. For more information on how to sell your goods at the MIX Marketplace visit the website. Tuesdays, 3-8pm & Saturdays, 11am-4pm. MIX Marketplace, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. www.mix-marketplace.com
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.