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fyi 644th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
green corner 645th annual Earth Day festival
spotted 9Current staffers and readers spotted this around town
contents april 2016vol. 26/no. 3
City Sips 11Cocktail Craftspeople spill bar secrets
food: Encuentro Latino 19Guatemalan cuisine comes to Ypsilantiby The Anonymous Eater
music: Personal Poison 23Detroit MC Elxhis latest album, Lead Poison, is per-sonal and powerfulby M.F. DiBela
theater: Irrational 28The artist and teacher tackles Ann Arbors water towerby Sandor Slomovits
film: Residents 31Two local filmmakers try to break into the big timeby Heidi Philipsen
art feature: Bill Burgard 33The artist and teacher tackles Ann Arbors water towerby Louis W. Meldman
everything else 42crossword 46
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1Sit down with Sava2EMUs T.R.I.B.E is taking over
4 Q&A with Kickshaw Theatre5 54th Ann Arbor Film Fest
3 Women-owned business in Washtenaw County
Shedding light on sexual assaultTake Back the Nightby Zach Marburger
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AA Film Festby Cammie FinchCheck out our highlights of the Ann Arbor Film Festival
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Lattes in the libraryWhat goes together better than coffee, and a good book? As part of the ongoing expansion of the Westgate Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (2503 Jackson Ave.), local coffee shop Sweetwaters is opening a fully-stocked store for library patrons.
PowwowStarted in 1972 by the group American Indians at the University of Michigan (AIUM) before the Native American Student Association (NASA) came formed in 1976, the 44th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow brings together Native American groups from across the Great Lakes region. There will be demonstrations of different styles of Native American dance,
including Womens Jingle Dress, Womens Fancy Shawl, Womens Traditional, Mens Grass Dance, Mens Fancy Dance and Mens Traditional, as well as drum circles and dance contests. The powwow will host a market, where some of the regions finest Native American artisans will sell traditional and modern work. In addition to learning about Native American culture and heritage, visitors will have the opportunity to join the dance circle alongside competing dancers. Weekend and family passes are available at a discounted rate. ZM
10:30am-10:30pm/Saturday, April 2 and 10:30am-6pm/Sunday, April 3. $10/general admission, $7/students with ID and seniors, $5/children 6-12. Skyline High School, 2552 N.
Maple Rd. powwow.umich.edu
Cafe for SaleFive years after opening Cafe Ollie at 42 E. Cross St. in Ypsilanti, owners and operators Danielle Scherwin and Mark Teachout have put the Cafe up for sale. The new owners will get to enjoy the January renovations to the space.
Coffee ClosingCraft coffee shop and tea room Elixir Vitae is closing its 117 E. Liberty St. location. The location at 326 Maynard St. will remain open.
Car-SharingAfter a trial run at UM, General Motors has launched their car-sharing service, Maven, in Ann Arbor. There will be around 35 different cars available at 20 different locations throughout town.
Italian Street FoodJust off Central Campus comes a new dining option, Piada Italian Street Food. Inspired by the food carts in Italy, the restaurant, which will be located at 311 S. State St., will open its doors in April.
New look for VinologyThe popular Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant got a makeover to celebrate ten years in business at 110 S. Main St. New flooring was put in and the kitchen received new equipment, in addition to other improvements in the dining area.
St. Elmos moves onSt. Elmos T-shirts are moving on from their 220 S. Main St. location after almost 30 years, but not far. The new location will be just a few blocks away on Liberty St.
Earth Day FestivalEarth Day is officially April 22, but just as every day should be Mothers Day, its never too early to get in the spirit to save and celebrate Spaceship Earth. Join the Earthday Festival Planning Committee, the Clean Energy Coalition, and the Leslie Science and Nature Center as they celebrate a few days early with the 45th Annual Earth Day Festival. 40 locale environmental organizations will be there to pass out information. Presentations will continue throughout the day on topics like Exploring Aquaponics, Energy Efficiency in Your Home, and more. There will also be live entertainment (for kids and adults), animal displays, hikes through the Black Pond Woods and other hands-on activities. Learn how to make Earth Day more than just a once-a-year celebration by incorporating sustainable practices into your daily life. As always, the festival itself will be a zero waste event thanks to the work of Recycle Ann Arbor. Parking is in high demand, so get in the spirit of the event and bike or take the bus to the festival.
Sunday, April 17. Noon-4pm. Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. 734-997-1553.
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