Best Bets: There are plenty of concerts of all types this Memorial Day weekend
Editor's note: An item about an Ann Arbor Symphony concert has been removed from this article. The concert has already occurred.
The VFW Graf-O’Hara Post 423 will hold its "Open House And Military Memorabilia Display Friday through Monday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Items to be on display will include uniforms dating from World War I, medals, web gear, weapons, helmets, boots, patches and personal items. It's one of the largest private collections in the Midwest. Free. The VFW is located at 3230 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-3972.
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See Joe Pug at the Blind Pig on Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m. Opening act plays at 9:30, Joe will go on at 10:30 p.m. If you missed Joe Pug opening for (and performing with) Levon Helm in March, you haven't missed your chance to see him. Pug was introduced to Ann Arbor audiences with his show-stopping turn at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival in 2009. $13 in advance. $15/ at the door. The Pig is at 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555.
The Youth Dance Theatre will hold a "Rummage, Plant & Bake Sale" at the Washington Street Education Center. Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. -2 p.m. There will be a wide variety of rummage items and perennial plants available. Find some great bargains, then satisfy your sweet tooth at the bake table. All proceeds benefit Youth Dance Theatre. Free admission. The WSEC is at 500 Washington St., Chelsea.
Head to Riverside Park for "Ypsi Pops" on Saturday. 2 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and park in the Depot Town parking lots or the lot at the south end of Riverside Park. In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29th. Free. Riverside Park is off of Cross St., near N. Huron St., Ypsilanti.
Marcia Ball will play the Ark on Saturday. 8 p.m. They call her Long Tall Marcia Ball, and she's the one-of-a-kind Queen of Swamp Blues Piano. Her latest album, "Roadside Attractions," earned a 2012 Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. $30. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.