Happening Today: Cinematic Titanic brings MST3K fun to the stage; Frontier Ruckus plays Sonic Lunch
Get downtown today to see Frontier Ruckus at Sonic Lunch in Liberty Plaza. Noon-1:30 p.m. Frontier Ruckus is a literate dynamic folk-derived band from Detroit with many layers of complexity within their music. Chris Bathgate also plays. Free. On the corner of Division and Liberty streets, Ann Arbor. http://soniclunch.com/.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival presents "Cinematic Titanic" at the Michigan Theater. Laugh along with the non-stop riffing by the original cast and creators of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" on some of the absolute cheesiest movies ever made. At 6 p.m., see "Rattlers." At 9 p.m., see "The Doll Squad." $25. Tickets available by phone at 734-764-2538, online at A2SF.org, or at the Michigan League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. The Theater is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397. Read about it here.
The Elks Neighborhood Kitchen offers "Live Jazz and Soul Food." Thursday and Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday 4-10 p.m. Music and food end at 10 p.m., but there is often a DJ and dancing after. Enjoy some of the finest ribs, fried chicken, greens, beans & rice and other soulful delights. Fridays feature the Tim Haldeman Trio. No cover, cost of purchases. The lodge is at 220 Sunset Road, Ann Arbor. 734-761-7172. Read about it here.
"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights" continues in downtown Chelsea. 6:30-8:30 p.m. In addition to musical performances, there are a variety of children’s attractions and activities including face painters, jugglers, balloon artists and magicians. See the movie "The Sandlot" tonight. Most events are free. Main St., Chelsea. Get a complete schedule at http://chelseafestivals.com/soundsights/