happening Today: Breathe Owl Breathe plays The Ark and Bill Bushart hits the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase stage today
Do the kids need something to do? They can make a "T-Shirt Backpack" at the Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown (main) Branch. 1 -2:30 p.m. Breathe new life into those ratty old T-shirts that are still too cool to throw out. Just bring the t-shirt(s), and the library will provide the rest. Free. For teens grades 6 - 12. 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-327-4200.
See Breathe Owl Breathe, with special guest Jim Roll at The Ark. 8 p.m. This Michigan trio has roots in indie, classical and traditional music. They play original songs that combine vocals, guitar, percussion, and classical-style cello. Opening is songwriter Jim Roll, an unheralded linchpin of Ann Arbor's roots scene. $12.50. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.
Bill Bushart will perform at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. Today at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. His repertoire of one-liners and high- energy stage shenanigans are one-of-a-kind. His quick wit and smooth delivery make his show one you won't want to miss. But be warned, his choice of topics can be rude, crude and downright raunchy. Thursday: $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Friday and Saturday: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Downstairs at 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-9080.