It will be a Foolish weekend in Ann Arbor
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The annual FoolMoon event on Friday kicks off a weekend of whimsical festivities culminating in the FestiFools parade on Sunday. On Friday, beginning at dusk, participants will walk with paper and wire lanterns on Washington Street, starting near Ashley, in downtown Ann Arbor. Organizers have announced the event will go on regardless of a somewhat rainy weather forecast.
In conjunction with FoolMoon, Mark’s Carts will have a "Grand Re-opening Celebration" on Friday. 5 to 10 p.m. Five returning and three new food carts will kick off the new season with food and festivities. A music stage will be set on West Washington near the courtyard. No cover charge; price of purchases. The Courtyard is 211 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734-213-7482.
The "Annual Persian Cultural Show" will be held at the Power Center on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Featuring dance, music, poetry and comedic by the Persian Students Association. Dance performances will be by the Latino Students Organization and Iraqi Students Association with a special guest performance by K-Von the Comedian. $5-15. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tinyurl.com/psatickets or by caling 734- 763-TKTS. The Power Center is at 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor. 734-763-3333.
Head to the "Mix Marketplace" for handmade and artisanal goods at Mix of Ypsilanti. Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. There will be live music, a coffee bar hosted by Ugly Mug Coffee and a rotating collection of vendors selling a wide variety of foods, vintage and antique wares and handmade goods. Free admission. Mix is at 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-961-8704.
"FestiFools" returns to downtown Ann Arbor on Sunday. 4 to 5 p.m. Magnificent, huge, bizarre, politically incorrect, human-powered papier-mache puppets join thousands of Foolish friends frolicking about downtown. Free. South Main Street, between William and Washington streets.