Local Events Apr. 18-May 2

Art Now Photography at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Open April 1-May 14

Art Now Photography at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Courtesy | Megan Winkel

Staff Writer



What: Art Now 2016: New Directions in Contemporary Photography – Artists will come together in a judged art exhibition using their own style and talent to show what photography has evolved into.

Where: 117 Gallery

117 Liberty St., Ann Arbor

When: April 1 – May 14

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Wild Land Thomas Cole and the birth of the American Landscape – Art exhibit showcasing Thomas Cole’s landscape paintings.

Where: Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker branch

5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti

When: Currently exhibiting through May 25.

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free



What: Brews and Tunes – Corner Brewery hosts live music Mondays with a different act each week.

Where: Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti

When: Mondays, 7 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $2 cover suggested


What: Live Jazz Thursdays – Resident Jazz band comes weekly to provide eclectic jazz mix to the coffee and tap house experience.

Where: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House

When: Thursdays, 7 – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Totally Awesome Fest – A free music and fun event that is family friendly and taking place at venues all over Ypsilanti.

Where: Dreamland Theater, Lampshade Café, Vg Kids, House of Mole, Friend’s Closet

When: April 29 – May 1, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free



What: Seed Saving Workshop – Learn about how to save seed from one year to the next with education from Stefanie Stauffer, WCC instructor, from Tillian Farm.

Where: Library Room 118, Washtenaw Community College

When: Thursday, April 21, 12 – 1 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Business Librarian Walk-In Market Research Consultation Hours – WCC Entrepreneurship Center – Resource available for anyone looking to grow their business or start one.

Where: WCC Main Campus, POB 120

When: April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 2, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free


What: Spring Ride – Bike Ypsi puts together a spring ride to ride into the summer with friends and new friends to be made. Helmets are recommended, and required for those under 16.

Where: Recreation Park

1015 Congress St., Ypsilanti

When: May 1, Registration 9 – 10 a.m. Ride starts???

Cost: Free



What: Hello Noon Yoga – Donation classes through the week with local instructors to make yoga available to everyone.

Where: 1145 w. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti

When: Monday and Wednesday 7 p.m.

Tuesday 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.

Cost: Donations accepted


Mota Thai YogaWhat: Shangri La Sharing Yoga- Free class the Mota Thai Yoga Teacher Training graduates to build their skill and share yoga with the community.

Where: 416 W. Huron St., Suite # 22 Ann Arbor

When: Saturdays 12 p.m.

Cost: Donations accepted



What: A2 Yoga Studio Free Community Classes – Yoga teachers at A2 share classes for free, Oña Flow and Nia classes.

Where: 2030 Commerce Blvd., Ann Arbor

When: Wednesday 11:15 a.m. Oña Flow

Thursday 6 p.m.

Friday 10:45 a.m. Nia class.

Friday 4:30 p.m. Oña Flow

Cost: Donations accepted



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