In some places it's harder than others to make an environmentally-friendly change, but we live in a community filled with progressive people and businesses looking to make a difference. Here are some of our green leaders.
The Purple Rose’s next play, their 80th production since their founding in 1991, is a world premiere. Don Zolidis’ White Buffalo, which is now open, is based on an actual event, the birth of a white buffalo calf on a small farm in Wisconsin in 1994.
The Ragbirds are ready for the road — and they're doing it the right way. When we caught up with singer and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, the Ann Arbor-based band had just left town for a showcase gig at Austin, Texas' famous South by Southwest festival.
The next time I go to hear Heywood Banks do his standup comedy concert—which will be on April 28, when he comes to The Ark—I’m bringing along aspirin, or maybe even some stronger prescription strength pain-killer. The last time I saw him, when he served as MC for the Ann Arbor Folk Festival in January, I hurt myself doubling up and falling down laughing. This time I’m also going to pack a box of Kleenex.
When I accidentally stood up Jorge Lopez-Chavez, the Produce Station’s “wine director,” for a recent lunch meeting, I had trouble getting ahold of him. He has no cell phone, and until they recently set up a Produce Station account for him, no email. Jorge (pronounced HOR-hey) is old school.
The Wurst Bar has a college bar feel, not surprising given its proximity to the EMU campus. On a week night, it feels welcoming to all. At first glance, it doesn't seem like the place where you'd find gourmet sausage, or really gourmet anything.