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Posted on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 : 5:33 a.m.

Cinematic Titanic brings MST3K fun to the stage; Frontier Ruckus plays Sonic Lunch

By Ann Dwyer


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.


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, 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