happening Today: See the Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti and celebrate PEACE on the Diag
Today is Ann Arbor's "Seventh Annual PEACE (Promoting Ethnic And Cultural Equality) Day" at the U-M Diag. Noon-4 p.m. This year, the fun-filled day is expected to feature a wide range of performers including painters, bands, break dancers, beat boxers, hip-hop artists, singer/songwriters and more. You can enjoy free pizza and plenty of fun activities. Free admission, donations appreciated.
Pianos ‘Round Town continues in Depot Town in Ypsilanti until Oct. 9. Business hours. Pull up the bench at any of the colorful pianos and tickle those ivories. Don't be shy! Pianos will be at Nelson Amos Studio (23 E. Cross Street); Cafe Racer (10 E. Cross Street); Ypsilanti Food Co-op (312 N. River Street); Mix (130 W. Michigan Ave.); Sidetrack (56 E. Cross Street); Depot Town Dispensary (35 E. Cross); Red Rock Downtown Barbecue (207 W. Michigan Ave.) Tower Inn Cafe (701 W. Cross). Free.
Brands that have fallen by the wayside for myriad reasons are celebrated at the "Orphan Car Show" at Riverside Park. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Several of the best automotive historians spend the day sharing their knowledge of these forgotten flivvers, which hail from around the globe and span most of the first automotive century. Come down to see the interesting cars and stop in for a brew and a burger. Free admission. 100 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti.
It's time for the Annual Old West Side Homes Tour, which starts at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. Noon-5 p.m. Free shuttle bus. The bus leaves from tour headquarters, then makes a continuous loop, stopping at or near each house approximately every 20 minutes. Guests in homes must remove shoes before entering. No cameras, picture taking or smoking is allowed. No backpacks or baby carriers. Children under 12 including babes in arms are not permitted in the homes. $10. Tickets are available at the church on the day of the tour. 420 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor.
There will be a "Large Local Flea Market" with music at Woodruff's. Noon-7 p.m. Area vendors will sell (and/or give away) various items including but not limited to vintage clothes, records, CDs, tapes, VHS, DVD, musical instruments, crafts, collectibles, weird stuff and anything else imaginable while music is DJed and played live by some musical acts throughout the day. Free admission. 36 East Cross St., Ypsilanti.
Get "A Musical Taste of Dexter" at the Dexter Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall. 2-6 p.m. This is a Dexter Community Orchestra fundraiser. Come by and enjoy tastes of fabulous food from Dexter area restaurants and food vendors while enjoying the music of the Dexter Community Orchestra's Chamber Ensembles. This event is an "open house" so come at any time and stay as long as you like. $7 admission. $1 per tasting ticket or buy 6 for $5. 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Road, Dexter. 734-426-5558.
The Pittsfield Township Annual Harvest Festival will be held at the Sutherland Wilson Farm Museum. 2-5 p.m. Enjoy music, wagon rides, old-time lawn games, a petting farm, demonstrations, hand-made items for sale, house & building tours, photo displays, a bake sale, pumpkin picking and more. Ray's Red Hots will be selling hot dogs, donating a percentage to the Historical Society. Free admission. 797 Textile Road, Ann Arbor.