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February 23, 2007

Current

Ok, now we know that this blog is meant to tell you what you can do around campus, but let's be honest... 3 posts a week just isn't enough to keep you fully informed. Because of this, we are going to reveal one of our sources to you.

Current is a monthly publication that calls itself "Washtenaw County's Entertainment Source". In it, you can find articles on things happening around Ann Arbor, artists of the moment, movie reviews, and much more. The part we find most useful is the daily schedule. It tells about concerts, comedy shows, performances, art showings and much more that happen every day.

So go pick one up, check it out, and get out of the dorms/your house. There really is A LOT more to do in Ann Arbor than you would ever think.

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February 18, 2007

Vagina Monologues

When women gather around in huge groups, you know something is going to happen. A big movement that has been happening in Ann arbor was initially commenced by Eve Ensler.

She wrote The Vagina Monologues,which was staged on Broadway and is now serves as a catalyst to make the public aware of the violence against women.

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February 17, 2007

The Blind Pig

Go to a Show!

The Blind Pig has been hailed as one of the best music venues in the country. The intimate bar setting helps create a concert experience unlike any other. Where else can you be so close to the artist that he can unplug his acoustic guitar, turn off the mike and finish the concert completely unplugged? Here the singers interact with the audience during the show and stand at the door talking with each fan as they leave the show.

The Blind Pig has hosted many bands in their early days, including Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. In fact, in a televised MTV interview, the members of Nirvana cited the Blind Pig as their favorite venue in the country.

I recently went to the Blind Pig to see a band that I knew from home, and like always, I was very impressed. Brett Dennen, a folk based singer, is somewhat different than the usual rock bands that headline there, played until 12:30 and then stayed around until 2 just talking to fans. At one point, he brought a woman on stage to dance with him while the bass player provided a mambo beat. It wasn't your typical music show.

"Showing an even mix of local talent and the occasional larger act, the Pig is still the hippest place in town and stands as a testament to the area's rich cultural heritage." A show at the Blind Pig is definitely something that everyone in Ann Arbor should experience at least once.

Click here to check out the Blind Pig's website.

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February 16, 2007

graffiti Artwork

Scary at first, the small, dark alley way near Maynard and East Liberty. This area is an a place where people convey their emotions in an artistic manner. It is a role and action to invigorate high energy, emotional resonance, and self-expression of oneself. It is the only time a person can digress from the strenuous school work and enter into a world of freedom and ingenuity. Due to its lack of restrictions, this form of art, graffiti, is an involuntary process that photocopies emotions right into every movement throughout their body into a work of art. Essentially, it is an emotional conveyance .

So check it out.


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February 15, 2007

The Museum of Natural History


It is accross from C.C Little on the right, when you are going towards the CCRB.


New in the Museum of Natural History is Climate Change: Local
Impacts, Global Responsibility which is in the Rotunda Lobby.


The work of these researchers and others strongly suggests that Earth’s climate is warming, and that human activity is contributing to the change.


The exhibit includes information about what the University of Michigan is doing to reduce its carbon emissions, and an interactive computer kiosk enabling visitors to explore changes they might make in their personal lives to help reduce their “carbon footprints.? Available through May.


There is also an exhibit called "explore evolution on the fourth floor.


On the third floor, you can find plantlife and animal species native to Michigan which includes a huge Wolverine.


Most importantly, this museum is all about dinosaurs. They are on the second floor.

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February 10, 2007

Espresso Royale

A Solid Cup of Coffee

If you are in need of a place to study in between class or somewhere you can just grab a quick cup of coffee, Espresso Royale is the perfect place. Their basement is a great meeting place or study space, while the upstairs you can meet with friends or just get a drink on way to class.

With two convenient locations on opposite edges of central campus, one on South U and the other on S State, caffeinating in between classes is easy. The typical "coffee shop" atmosphere makes studying somewhat more bearable and meetings more relaxed.

Click here for more info at Espresso Royale's website.

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February 09, 2007

Coffee Machine


Want something Fast?


Being Colombian, I enjoy a drinking good coffee, but we are on a college campus and we have to work with what we get. The quality of the coffee at places like Expresso Royale and Starbucks is not that good, so why not just get coffee out of the machine.

If you are in the Business School building and the Ross School Café is closed, your best bet is using the machine next to the Computer Courtyard Lab downstairs.

It’s cheap, accepts entrée plus, has 15 flavors, has coffee for as low as 60 cents, and it gets the job done.

It is conveniently located between the refrigerator and the snack machine.

Other Machines Location includes:

Angell Hall, Dana Building, Pierpont, Duderstat Center.

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February 08, 2007

Cafe Ambrosia!

Cold?

Looking for a place outside of the house, and would like to stay warm, but do not want to spend too much money? Ambrosia Café is a independent alternative to the usual Starbucks of $4 a drink.

As I am sitting on the loveseat in the back corner, the speaker is right above my head with the better capture of the relaxing and soothing sound of music to the ear. Ambrosia, the fiercely dependent, eccentric, and homey café in Ann Arbor, is hidden,  within the campus of Ann Arbor.

The normal servers, Jimmy and Mike, deal with a diverse crowd of clientele, from graduate students to trendy artistic people serving their favorite drinks of yerba mate to chai bomb. Of course they have the usual Tea, milk, and espresso, but their variety in drinks also attracts their customers. As Ann Arbor News said, “Cafe Ambrosia, a small, independently owned coffee shop near the University of Michigan's campus across from the Maynard Street entrance to Nickels Arcade, opened three years ago and has since built a loyal following.?

So check it out and visit Café Ambrosia located on 326 Maynard Street.




 

  

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February 07, 2007

Welcome, Ann Arbor!

Like many students in Ann Arbor, we are sometimes bored of the typical day-- Wake up in the morning, head to Espresso Royale and/or Starbucks only to wake up to the smell of the coffee aroma, and then head to class only to finish your day studying.


Kenneth Acuna, Haley Mullins, and Xavier Fuller from Section 02 teamed up to venture out of the typical college campus and discuss to you about things to do and see outside of the typical.

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