There was a plethora of dancing going on in the lobby of the Michigan Theater toward the end of Thursday night's Neutral Zone Vintage Hollywood fundraiser.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Neutral Zone of Ann Arbor, a nonprofit teen center, held a red carpet fundraiser at the Michigan Theater on Thursday night. It was a 200-person, sold-out event with plenty of wine and ales to go around, food catered by Sava's, and a few short films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which takes place March 23-28 this year.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Here's two more takes of the masked couple I found lounging on the couch in the basement of Melange bistro and wine bar in downtown Ann Arbor during the Artini Martini Crawl. They were great subjects and were among the few who actually got into the mardi gras theme of the night.
Ann Arbor's martini lovers came out of the woodwork Friday night for the second annual Artini Martini Crawl, a fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Art Center. Six different bars and restaurants opened their doors for the event, which featured patrons taste-testing a different creative concoction at each establishment.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I had the privilege of putting my hard hat on and touring the city of Ann Arbor's new $47.4 million addition to city hall the other day. The building is about halfway complete and, once finished in November, will be home to the city's police department and courts, as well as information technology staff. Crews have been hard at work transforming the steel skeleton into a habitable work space. Drywall is freshly hung, door frames are being installed, courtrooms are taking shape, and floor tiles that still need polishing have welcomed their first sets of footprints.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
A local Michigan band called Basement Spiders took the stage the other night at the Circus Bar in downtown Ann Arbor. The bar, as you can tell from the Ringling Bros. mural on the wall, is decked out to look like a circus, complete with a lion jumping through a flaming hoop behind the bar. The Circus is on the third floor of an old brewery and mill building on First Street. Oh yeah, and these guys were pretty rockin'.