This weekend: Totally Awesome Fest 11 in Ypsi — free, all ages!

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There's a lot going on this weekend. I'll be at the Krautner release show tonight, and Saturday I'll bounce from the Sonics to Jonathan Toubin's show, plus (self-promo alert!) I myself am playing gospel 45s while awesome brunch is served up over at UFO on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Whew.


But that's me! You should totally go to this festival in Ypsi this weekend (starting this evening) — it sounds bonkers-fun!




Join us for 56 unsteady hours of free, all-ages, all-species fun in Ypsilanti April 24-26! Music, fashion, pancakes, puppetry, poetry, film, basketball, an inflatable pink elephant, a hot dog cart, hot dogs, history, and so much more!

FRIDAY 4/24
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@ WATER STREET COMMONS (RIVER ST. & MICHIGAN AVE.)
4:00 p.m. MATT SIEGFRIED HISTORY OF THE RIVER WALK ending at VG Kids

@ VG KIDS (884 RAILROAD ST.)
5:00 p.m. DJ HEE HAW
5:30 VAGRANT SYMPHONY
6:00 JIM CHEREWICK
6:30 TANAGER
7:00 QUALITY CINEMA
7:30 TOTAL THEATER
8:00 p.m. SEX POLICE

@ DREAMLAND THEATER (26 N. WASHINGTON)
9:00 p.m. DUANE THE BRAND NEW DOG
9:45 MINUS 9
10:30 VAN HOUTEN
11:15 FANGS N TWANG
12:00 ZOMBIE JESUS CHOCOLATE SUNSHINE BAND
12:45 DAUGHTERS OF ETERNITY
1:30 a.m. BATTLESHAGS

@YPSI UNDERGROUND HOUSE (205 PERRIN ST.)
2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
UNICORN, SHELLS, BATTLESHAGS, SKY THING, LIDLESS EYE, PINE CONES, CREODE, + MORE!

SATURDAY 4/25
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@THE UGLY MUG (310 W. CROSS ST.)
8:00 a.m. BEN HENDERSON
9:00 J. WASHBURN GARDNER
9:30 PRINCESS XANTHIPE PRESENTS “FIREWALKER 2015”
10:00 a.m. RUSSELL DAVIS

@THE HEN HOUSE (226 N. PROSPECT)
11:00 a.m. feat. A GIANT PINK ELEPHANT BY ALEXIS FORD
LIVE PAINTING with NATALIE BERRY & TREVOR STONE
12:00 LISA
12:30 BRIAN TUCKER
1:00 LAS DROGAS
1:30 CLARA BALMER
2:00 JAZZ DOG VARIETY SHOW
2:45 YELLOW RAIL FAMILY
3:30 MAGIC
4:00 LADY & THE CHAMP
4:30 TESS TENNESSEE MILLER
5:00 p.m. CHILDREN OF POP

@AM1700 (PEARL ST. & WASHINGTON ST.)
6:00 p.m. SATURDAY SIX PACK W/ MARK MAYNARD
6:30 SKY THING
7:00 ROTOKILLER
7:30 p.m. AKIOKE HOSTED BY ANDREW BRUCE MITCHELL II

@DREAMLAND THEATER (26 N. WASHINGTON ST.)
8:00 p.m. DJ HEE HAW
8:30 THANKS USA
9:00 DREAMLAND PUPPET TROUPE PRESENTS “THE SINGING CLOCK”
9:30 ROTOKILLER
10:00 YESTERCENTURIES
10:45 PRUDE BOYS
11:30 EXHUMED CORPSE
12:00 CREODE
12:30 SPELLING
1:00 a.m. DJ ONDEMAND

@THE IMAGINARY HOUSE (211 N. HURON ST.)
2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
FILMS, PUPPETRY, FILMS ABOUT PUPPETRY, THE POETRY MACHINE, POETRY, + MORE!

SUNDAY 4/26
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@PROSPECT PARK (CROSS ST. & N. PROSPECT ST.)
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT & SKATE JAM w/CJ MIND CONTROL feat. A HOT DOG CART BY JASON WRIGHT

@ HOUSE OF MOLE (310 MAPLE ST.)
11:00 a.m. PANCAKE DOG TINA & TAKE HOME FASHION SHOW & BACK POCKET ZINE DISTRO
12:00 STRANGE BREW
12:30 JEREMY WAUN
1:00 IZZY JOHNSON
1:30 BEST EXES
2:00 SOPHIE TULIP
2:45 DEADBEAT BEAT
3:30 UNPHAIR
4:00 AIMEE ADAMS & PATRICK ELKINS
4:30 ANNA BURCH
5:00 MODERN LADY FITNESS
5:30 AUTUMN NICOLE WETLI
6:00 RIVER SPIRIT
6:30 p.m. D. LEATHERMAN, A. MITTS, A. FELLOWS, L. CINTRON

@96 BRONCO HOUSE (416 OLIVE ST.)
8:00 p.m. BONEHEAD
8:45 SHABBY CHIC HEARTBEAT GARAGE
9:30 THE DEATH POSTURE
10:15 SALT CITY
11:00 ???
11:45 p.m. BOBBI PALACE

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