happening today: Today is the last day of Heritage Fest; enjoy local cuisine with 'Chefs in the Garden'
The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival returns to Riverside Park this weekend. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The event event brings together a punk Elvis tribute band, home and garden tours, beer, a powwow, history lectures, a flea market, puppet shows, blackjack and poker, duck races and more. Get a complete schedule at www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/. Read about it here. The park is in Depot Town at 100 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti.
Pick up some good finds at the "Ann Arbor Antique Market Days" at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be booth after booth of unique, hard-to-find items. Free parking. $6 admission. The WFCG is at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor. 734-429-3145.
The Summer Classic Film Series will present "The Jerk" at the Michigan Theater. 1:30 p.m. There will be an encore screening on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Carl Reiner directs Steve Martin in this gag-laden 1979 comedy about an idiotic white man, raised by a poor family of black sharecroppers, who doesn’t realize he’s not black. Once he finds out the truth, he starts a new life the comes to include a crazy invention, a killer, a traveling carnival, romance and riches. General admission: $10. Students, seniors: $8. Michigan Theater members: $7.50. The theater is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
Enjoy local cuisine at Growing Hope’s "Chefs in the Garden" dinner at the Growing Hope Center. 5-8 p.m. Chefs Emil Boch and Kim Nichols will offer foods in the theme of "Food Culture & Heritage." On the tail end of the Ypsilanti Heritage Fest, enjoy flavors celebrated in present and past by cultures around the globe and close to home. Purchase tickets online at http://chefsinthegardenaug.eventbrite.com/ $45 ($25 is tax deductible). 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-786-8401.