Running Tues-Sun until Sun Jul 11 Ann Arbor will be having its Annual Top of the Park Summer Festival. Top of the Park is a free, family-friendly outdoor event consisting of movie screenings like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Westside Story, Avatar, and Fantastic Mr. Fox for the youngsters. Plus, live music nightly with a variety of big named local bands such as the Howlin’ Diablos and ‘After Dark’ which offers a live DJ after 10:30pm.
Arbor Farms Market is located in Ann Arbor off Stadium Blvd. They offer local, organic foods and a variety of vegetarian, vegan, & gluten-free finds. Tonight they host the World Cup of Wine Tasting featuring wines from France and Italy. And they now offer free health classes on wellness topics and cooking. Head over to the website for hours, info about events & classes, and recipes.
Featured above in the photo of Old Ann Arbor is Schaeberle Music House, founded by John Martin Schaeberle who as a baby moved from Germany to Ann Arbor, where he stayed until the end of his life. Schaeberle was actually an astronomer. He studied at U of M and went on to own his very own, private Observatory, invent a special camera to take pictures of the Sun, and discovere three comets. There are three moon and mars craters named after Schaeberle.
Located on S. Ashley in downtown Ann Arbor, Lucky Monkey has been voted by Current Magazine Best Tattoo and Piercing shop on 4 seperate occasions and Best Piercing by the Metro Times Magazine in 2008. Appointments and walk-in are all welcome, so head over to Lucky Monkey Tattoo for hours of operation and view artist bios and portfolios.
The Ann Arbor Arts Center is located on W. Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor. The center is responsible for the Kerrytown mural, and decorating local businesses, it offers various art galleries and exhibits and is open for volunteering.
Last weekend hundreds of people gathered in the morning rain to run or walk the DxA2 Race. Runs included the Fun Run, the Half Marathon, the 5K, and 10K.
…Ann Arbor’s Desi Dhaba
Right next door to the Fleetwood Diner on S. Ashley sits Eastern Flame. Offering up a fantastic taste of Indian & Mediterranean food, indoor and outdoor seating, a variety of flavored hookah’s, & free wi-fi. They also provide along with dine-in, delivery and take-out. You can order online or view a menu to look ahead of time!
A better way to learn music…
The Ann Arbor Music Center (AAMC) has students of all ages who are serious about furthering their musical careers and knowledge. It is open 7 days a week and hosts both private and band classes, working many instruments (bass, guitar, drums, paino, vocal, saxophone, etc…). Instructors are carefully chosen according to their skill and creativity and experience level. Also provided are summer day camps to practice instrumental and performance training, head to the website now to sign up!
Perfect for a late dinner or a night out is Rush Street. Located at 314 Main Street on the restaurant row of downtown Ann Arbor right next door to Melange Bistro. Rush street offers a DJ, happy hour, and full bar for dressy nights out with a group of friends. Not a place for the youngsters though, so book a sitter!
The weather’s getting gorgeous so it’s time to grab seating on the patio and enjoy your drinks outdoors! Up and down Main Street and throughout Downtown Ann Arbor, you will find patio seating for cafes, restaurants, and pubs. One favorite you’ll find down Main St. is Melange Bistro at 314 Main, an upscale dining & lounge offering tasty martini’s and a weekend DJ.
On one side of Melange you have Rush Street, and on the other is Connor O’Neills Irish Pub, head over Sundays for karaoke or Wednesdays for Music Trivia! Explore the website for more event info, view a drink menu, or book a banquet room.