Historic downtown Chelsea is once again hosting the Sounds & Sights Festival this July, featuring an eclectic assortment of entertainment for all tastes and ages. Free music will be set up at different stages around downtown, with the Social Tent hosting top area acts including Theo Katzman, The Macpodz, The SunMessengers, and Fifty Amp Fuse. One of the new sights is the Art Market, showcasing 20 juried artists in a wide range of media from around the region. On Friday, take time to spot some hot rods during the Classic Car Show. On Saturday, be sure to arrive early for the Annual Farmer’s Supply Pet Parade, stock up on fruits and veggies at the Farmers’ Market and cheer on the Chelsea Rotary’s Rubber Duck Race. Also, all weekend long kids can kick it in the KidsZone, where there will be magicians, clowns, activities and, of course, fun family music. Thursday, 6:30-11pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-11pm. $5 Social Tent. Downtown Chelsea. 734-433-2787. For a full schedule, visit www.chelseafestivals.com.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their