Best Bets: Taste of Ann Arbor and AnnArbor.com's Summer Concert series return this weekend
Steve Pepple | AnnArbor.com
The "6th annual Ya’ssoo Greek Festival" at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is this weekend. Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-midnight. Sunday: Noon-6 p.m. The festival features a Hellenic cultural exhibit, authentic cuisine, homemade pastries, the taverna, live Greek music, dancers and the Agora marketplace. $3 after 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Free for children 12 and under; free admission for everyone on Sunday. Visit www. annarborgreekfestival.org for additional details. The church is at 3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. 734-332-8200.
The "African American Downtown Festival" will be in the area of Ann Arbor's historic black business district on Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The event will be a celebration of history and culture, with attractions that include food booths, live entertainment, art, health, beauty and collector's items and an "Ultimate Kidz Korner" with a variety of activities for children. Free admission. The festival will be held at 200 North Fourth Avenue, at the Ann Street intersection.
The "AnnArbor.com Summer Concert Series" returns on Friday. Noon. Opening the season this Friday, June 1, will be Dr. Mike and the Sea Monkeys, a folk and acoustic blues group. Free. On the patio at the corner of East Liberty Street and South Fifth Avenue.
The "Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show" will be at Hudson Mills Metropark. Friday, 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. The show will feature hundreds of antique gas engines, steam engines and tractors on display, antique tractor pulls, a pedal tractor pull for the youngsters, a craft show and more. A vehicle entry permit is required to enter. Available at the park. The park is at 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter. 734-426-8211.
The Potters Guild of Ann Arbor will hold its "Spring Sale" on Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale includes both functional and decorative ceramics made by more than 40 Potters Guild artists, as well as a selection of specially-priced ceramics for kids under 12. Free admission. The guild is at 201 Hill St., Ann Arbor. 734-663-4970.
The "Chelsea Garden Walk" will be downtown Chelsea on Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be eight unique gardens to enjoy, explore and inspire. All proceeds benefit civic beautification, scholarships and grants by the Chelsea Area Garden Club. $10. Get more information at www.thegardenmill.com or by calling 734-475-3539.
"Taste of Ann Arbor" returns to downtown Ann Arbor on Sunday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This annual community event features local restaurants offering visitors bite size, and some not so bite size, tastes of what they do best. Tickets for food tastes can be purchased at the event for $.50 each.