Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vintage in Black and White

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.

Vintage in Color

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.

Artini Martini Crawl

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

50 Cent

"Scuse me, can I have 50 cents?" That's the line Arthur here uses on just about everybody who passes him on the streets of downtown Ann Arbor. It must work a lot, because he seems to be making a living at it.

Album Cover

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Magical Mystery Tour

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

The Circus

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'.

Night Shots

Shots I took on my walk to my parking garage after work on Friday night.