happening Today: Tom Mabe at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase; Black Jake & the Carnies to play Sonic Lunch
Be sure to get to the annual Chelsea Community Fair at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds. Through Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. It's the largest community owned and operated fair in the state of Michigan. Today is Senior Day, seniors get in free! $7. The daily admission allows you to enjoy the activities that are taking place that day in the grandstand area. Children 10 years and younger: Free. Friday before noon: $5. Additional cost for rides. Visit www.chelseafair.org for a schedule of events. 20501 Old US-12 Hwy. (Old US-12 at Old Manchester Road), Chelsea. 734-475-1270.
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Take your break at Sonic Lunch. Noon-1:30 p.m. This week, catch Black Jake & the Carnies. The Ypsilanti septet's unique blend of Americana, bluegrass and punk sets a raucous pace for original songs about loup-garous and banjo-pickin' demoniacs. The band itself calls what it does "crabgrass." Free. On the corner of Division and Liberty streets, Ann Arbor. soniclunch.com/.
The Brew for the River Event continues on Thursday nights. 5-7:30 p.m. Five Ann Arbor microbreweries are teaming up with the Huron River Watershed Council to sponsor a night dedicated to water, beer and the people who love both. This week, head to Grizzly Peak. Brewer Oliver Roberts is serving up Swift Run beer for water conservationists and beer aficionados alike. 120 West Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734-741-7325. http://grizzlypeak.net/.
Tom Mabe will do a special engagement at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase today, Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Chances are you know Tom from CMT’s “Mabe in America” or maybe you’ve seen one of his viral videos online. With over 50 million views on YouTube alone, Tom is one of the most downloaded people on the planet. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. The AACS is downstairs at 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-9080.