The Friday Five: 9/18/15

. September 18, 2015.
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Here at Current, we understand that your busy schedule might keep you from finding all those fun activities to make this weekend a special one. That’s why we’re doing it for you in our brand-new feature, The Friday Five.

Every Friday, we’ll collect the five activities around the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor-area that look like the most fun for the upcoming weekend. Throwing an event? If you’d like an activity considered, e-mail zmarburger@adamsstreetpublishing.com with the details, or better yet, enter it in our online calendar.

18 Friday

Cars on the Green Classic Car Show
4pm 
Dixboro Village Green, 5221 Church Rd.
734-707-1607 | carsonthegreen.org
Free

The 3rd annual Cars on the Green Classic Car Show on Dixboro Village Green. Come and enjoy the beautifully restored and maintained classic cars. Food and music will be provided. The Farmer's Market will be happening too so you can pick up locally grown flowers and produce, honey, and bread. In case of rain, the event will be moved to September 25.

The Sklar Brothers, Special Engagement
8pm
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 212 S. Fourth Ave.
aacomedy.com
$17

This pair of twins are attached at the hip, on and off stage. While appearing in multiple television and movie projects like Entourage, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Wild Hogs, the pair are just as well known for their rapid-fire stand-up routine where they finish each other’s punch-lines to hilarious effect. Sports fans might recognize them from their time on ESPN radio and Sportscenter segments.

19 saturday

Ann Arbor Russian Festival
11am 
St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter
russianfestival.stvladimiraami.org  
$1

Come get a glimpse of a traditional Russian lifestyle with this 3rd annual all-day long party. Try traditional Russian food, see dance and music performances, shop among vendors selling their homemade wares; and don’t miss the vodka tasting bar either. There will be activities for the kids so parents can slip away. Plenty of parking available. Non-Russian’s allowed; Putin not scheduled to make an appearance. Runs through Sunday.

Astronomy Day Star Party with the University Lowbrow Astronomers
10pm
Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd.
734-997-1553 | lesliesnc.org 
 $5

The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star-gazing at our site. This is a chance for you to get "close up views" of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes. Registration is recommended.

20 sunday

Weekend Duffle Bag Making
12pm  
Ann Arbor Sewing Center, 5235 Jackson Rd.
734-761-3094 | annarborsewing.com
$39

Make packing for a trip fun when you have a great bag made just for you! Be warned…all of your friends and family will want you to make them one! Sylvia is an expert bag maker, and she'll show you the tips and tricks to create this bag in either of two sizes. You'll be proud to show it off on your next trip.

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