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2016 Patio Guide, Free Comic Book Day at Vault!, Angry Tin Men


  • FREE!MAY 2016


    FRee Comic book

    Day atvault!

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    MaKiNg aNgRY

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    green corner 5Garlic mustard pull and falcon presentation

    patio guide 6Kick back and relax this summer

    contents may 2016vol. 26/no. 05

    free comic book day 13Vault of Midnight is in for a big month

    by Tim Malik

    music feature: summer fests 20Where to head this season for live music

    by Jeff Milo

    26 theater: NTGYpsilantis latest theater companyby Lauren Lucas

    28 film: Creating a filmmakerHow Ann Arbor helped nurture one directorby Heidi Philipsen

    30 art: Making tin menCre Fuller turns trash into artistic treasureby Tim Malik

    32 lit: Life off airRadio DJ Allyson Martinek is out with a new memior by M.F. DiBella

    39 everything else46 crossword

    A look at Marks CartsSix food cart owners on why you should visit

    by Current Staff


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    Checking on Ypsi AlehouseLouis Meldman checks in on new local favorite Ypsi Alehouse

    FarmersMarket GuideSummer is the perfect time to reap the full benefits of natures bounty at area Farmers Markets. Current has all the info you need!

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    City Sips Irrational atTheatre Nova

    2016Wedding Guide

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    Take Back the Night A2

  • 4 may 2016 /

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    Current staffers and readers spotted these happenings around town


    Its All RelativeYou were confidently striding down Huron Street, your bare limbs glowing in your tank top and shorts on a balmy 50 degree spring day. As I drove past, admiring your gym-ready ponytail swinging in the breeze, I no-ticed another girl across the street, covered head-to-toe in winter gear. She shivered and zipped her full-length down coat as she braved the frigid spring winds that simultaneouly invigorated you, just feet away. I drove onward, feeling unsettled about my own spring wardrobe choices.

    Crimes of Passion (or Lack Thereof)It was early afternoon on a sunny spring day in A2. You stood on State St. near Liberty, engaging in an awk-wardly long, uninspired public display of affection. You and your girlfriend locked lips, recreating a scene out of a cheesy romantic comedy, only here the romance was overwhelmed by the comedy. The two of you smushed your faces together for what felt like ten minutes, not moving a muscle. If youre going to put your relationship on blast in the middle of town at least put some effort into it. Try making the public feel like witnesses to your love rather than victims of your awkwardness.

    Do you even lift?You were at a 24-hour gym (you know which one) going way too hard on the treadmill, sprinting for a full minute before jumping off and then jumping back on. After a few minutes of everyone staring at you, you got off and wob-

    bled your way straight to the bathroom. Im pretty

    sure you pushed it a lit-tle too hard, and I hope you felt better after you hugged the toilet.

    Send us your spotted suggestions on facebook or

    @ecurrent on twitter!


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    Help the HawkThe circle of life or the butterfly effect, are several ways to describe the interconnectivity of nature. The Legacy Land Conservancy explores the deep connection between two seemingly totally separate points on the food chain during the Garlic Mustard Pull and Falcon Presentation at the Sharon Hills Preserve. Invasive species, like the garlic mustard plant, are reducing the habitat for animals needed by falcons and hawks to survive. Volunteers will spend time pulling the garlic mustard plant, and end the session with a presentation from falconer Cynthia Avery and her Harris Hawk, Forest. Volunteers should dress for the weather and to be active, and bring a water bottle. ZM

    Saturday, May 14, 1-5pm. Sharon Hills Preserve, Sharon Hollow Rd., Sharon. 734-302-5263. Free

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    Zingermans expandsWith a moniker reminiscent of the bus service that previously occupied the site, Zingermans delivers delicious food via The Greyline, a special events venue and catering services headquarters, on the first floor of Marriott Residence Inn at 120 W. Huron St.

    Find your museLocal artist and performer Tanya Luz has expanded her clothing line, opening Muse Atelier at 5150 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. The shop will sell clothes and accessories and Luz will run a public photography studio upstairs.

    Fixing an eyesoreThe building at 10 N. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti, once an eyesore, is getting a makeover, thanks to a new owner that plans to open a Yemeni restaurant in the space. Construction is under way.

    Coffee in CantonAnn Arbor-based coffee shop Sweetwaters is heading for new horizons after signing a deal to open up a location at 302 N. Canton Center Rd. in Canton. A tentative opening date is late July.

    Fast Casual GreekThe space that housed Middle Kingdom at 332 S. Main St. is getting a new occupant. The popular Royal Oak Greek restaurant KouZina plans to be open by September.

    AACVTEToyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute have teamed up to equip 5.000 Ann Arbor cars for future research, dubbed the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment.

    SmokedSiris, a BBQ joint and cigar lounge, is coming to 207 N. Main St., with an expected soft opening in June.

    Look to the futureWith more than 500 visitors in the past, the VISIONS 2016 Vendor Fair is back, thanks to a partnership between the Ann Arbor District Library, Washtenaw Community College, and Michigans Bureau of Services for Blind Persons. The event is a cant-miss opportunity for anyone who either has or knows somebody with a visual impairment. Vendors showcase their latest products and services, with technology like audio readers and interactive television. Presentations will go on throughout the day, featuring National Library Service speakers and assistive technology experts. ZM

    Wednesday, May 11. 10am-3pm. Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River

    Dr. 734-327-4200. Free

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    6 may 2016 /

    Biergarten at Salt Springs Brewery

    RoosRoast Coffee1155 Rosewood St.

    Hours: 6:45am-6pm/Monday-Saturday, 7:45am-6pm/Sunday

    If youre looking for chill, dont forget about the

    gigantic outdoor seating area at RoosRoasts Rosewood location, dubbed Ann Arbors

    hardest-to-find cafe. Its meetup central for the

    Southtown neighborhood, dogs and children can

    roam freely, the parking is easy and theres even

    a mini orchard around the corner with kale growing

    in the garden.

    Cardamom1739 Plymouth Rd.

    Hours: Closed/Monday, 11am-3pm/Tuesday-Sunday, 5-10pm/Tuesday-

    Thursday, Sunday, 5-10:30pm/Friday and Saturday.

    With a patio that only seats parties of two, Cardamoms

    patio brings a level of intimacy to the dining experience,

    along with fresh Indian fare and an upbeat atmosphere.

    Experience a delicious blend of east and west with the diverse

    offerings of Cardamom all summer long.

    117 S. Ann Arbor St.,

    Hours: 11:30am-10pm/Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30am-11pm/Friday and Saturday, 11:30am-9pm/Sunday.

    Salt Springs Brewerys patio features rows of authentic biergarten tables and benches. Outdoor heaters and a welcoming fire pit knock the chill off the night air whil