The City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is looking for individuals, groups and families to volunteer for Downtown Blooms Day on Saturday, May 18. The public can have fun sprucing up A2 by planting flowers throughout the downtown area. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and pizza lunch, and are to meet the coordinators at Liberty Plaza between Liberty & S. Division. 9am-12pm. Park at the Library structure for parking validation, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-794-6000. www.a2gov.org/NAP—JG
Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit
Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.
Local piercing parlor, Pangea Piercing, which opened in 2002, has permanently closed. Former owner, J.C. Potts, made the decision to close after allegations of expressing racist sentiments.