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
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.