Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Mittenfest X returns to its roots, kicks off in Ypsilanti tonight

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti has traditionally played host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Last year, unable to find a home in Ypsi, however, the festival wound up in Ann Arbor. Now, though… starting tonight… Mittenfest is back in Ypsi, where God intended it, and things are once again […]

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The Saturday Six Pack Holiday Special

I can’t bring myself to listen to it, but here, as best as I can recall, is what happened on our Saturday Six Pack holiday special. [The above photo comes courtesy of Nick Azzaro.] 1. The show started out relatively uneventful. I had no guests lined up for the evening, and no beer. I just […]

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Krampus is returning to Ypsi this Saturday night… so you’d best start sewing your pelts and practicing your dance moves.

I’m sorry to have kept you in the dark for so long, but Ypsilanti’s sixth annual Krampus festivities are scheduled to take place the night of Saturday, December 19. This year, like last year, things will kick off at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater at 8:00, with a big, ass-shaking, anti-holiday dance party. Then, at around midnight, […]

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The Gilbert Residence slip’n slide

When I heard that the owners of the Gilbert Residence, in an effort to differentiate themselves from other retirement communities, were building a slip’n slide from their back door, down to the Huron River, I didn’t believe it. But, sure enough, I went down to the river to investigate today, and it looks like they’re […]

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The demands of black students at EMU, debunking myths about Rosie the Riveter and the Arsenal of Democracy, going inside the Paris climate talks, and sharing the music of the Monkey Power Trio… on episode 34 of the Saturday Six Pack

If you haven’t yet listened to last weekend’t episode of the Saturday Six Pack, you should. It was a nearly perfect mix, at least from my perspective, of seriously thought-provoking and just plain fun. Among other things, we talked with a representative from the University of Michigan delegation at the Paris climate talks, two of […]

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