Your Ypsilanti Weekend: May 21-23, 2010

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Underground Roots Presents

Tracy Kash Thomas

Friday, May 21

Detroit Music Award winner for Outstanding Jazz in 2009, Vocalist Tracy Kash Thomas brings her lush vocals to Ypsilanti’s Key Stone Underground Martini Lounge. (200 West Michigan Avenue)

Live Music at The Elbow Room

“Computer Perfection” (Friday) and “The Ultrasounds” (Saturday)

Friday, May 21  8:00pm;  Saturday, May 22  10:00pm

The Elbow Room (6 South Washington Street) brings the psych-pop sound to Ypsilanti Friday with the appearance of Computer Perfection and then grooves along with indy-rock threesome, The Ultrasounds on Saturday.  The Ultrasounds write pop songs that are upbeat and easy to latch onto.  Their sound is fresh but has a retro vibe.

Dueling Piano’s

Music, Comedy and Sing-a-Long

Friday & Saturday, May 21 & May 22  8:00pm

High-energy music and comedy.  Using song requests, sing-along, on-stage celebrations, props, song battles and more, Dueling Piano’s gets the Ypsilanti audience at Pub 13 (13 North Washington) laughing, dancing and drinking.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Lincoln High School Drama Production

Fri, May 21  7:00pm;  Sat, May 22  7:00pm;  Sun, May 23  1:00pm

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke of Athens, Theseus, the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.  This weekend, it will be performed at the Lincoln High School Auditorium, 7425 Willis Road, Ypsilanti.

Pastel Art Convention

For Amateur and Professional Artists

Friday – Sunday, May 21 -23

The Great Lakes Pastel Society is holding its first Pastel Convention at Eagle Crest Resort (1275 South Huron Street) in Ypsilanti. Workshops and demonstrations by well-known artists will ensure an informative weekend for all who attend.  The weekend includes a variety of events. For detailed information of this educational event, please visit www.glps.org.

“Busses In Depot Town”

Vintage Volkswagon Show & Festival

Saturday & Sunday, May 22 & 23

In Concert: “Seeded Plain”

Saturday, May 22  9:00pm

Seeded Plain is a trio of Bryan Day, Jay Kreimer, and Joseph Jaros.  They perform improvised and composed pieces on homemade instruments, electronics, and custom software.  Avant turntablist and sound manipulator Maria Chavez will be appearing with Seeded Plain at Dreamland Theater, 26 Washington St. Ypsilanti.

Spring Songwriting Showcase

Sunday, May 23  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Inviting all local artists to perform up to 10 minutes of their original material.  Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Road.  Call (734) 482-4110 ext. 1359 to sign up.

Broadway and More”

Ypsilanti Community Choir Concert

Sunday, May 23  2:00pm

Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti.  Ypsilanti Community Choir presents its First-Ever Benefit Revue!  Elegant desserts by Old World Bakery served at intermission.  Tickets $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door.  Tickets available at the Mix (130 W. Michigan) and Haab’s Restaurant (18 W. Michigan) Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early.  For more information, visit  www.ypsicommchoir.org.

Puppet Sundays

Puppet Show Theater

Sunday, May 23  3:30pm

Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater (26 South Washington) presents puppet shows for children every Sunday afternoon. These original shows utilize a variety of types of puppetry including marionettes and shadow puppets.  Cost: $5.00 (Free for children 3years and younger)

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