Downtown Chelsea's premier cultural event, the Sounds & Sights Festival, will once again celebrate the region's best art, music, and entertainment. A juried art show with a varied array of regional art will be on display in the Art Market. On Friday, the Chelsea Classic Cruisers car show will feature over 300 classic cars from across the Midwest from 3-8pm. Plus, be sure to catch the popular Pet Parade on Saturday at 9am. The Social & Entertainment Tent is home to the main stage where The Juliets, Bear Lake and The Hard Lessons play on Thurday; Whitey Morgan and the 78's and Blue River Band play on Friday and Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies take on Sunday. And the KidsZone will have plenty of activities for children throughout the weekend. Go online for a full schedule of events and activities. Downtown Chelsea. 734-433-2787. 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
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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