P.F. Chang’s lights up Ann Arbor

P.F. Chang’s lights up Ann Arbor

I’m told every P.F. Chang’s has its own feel.  Here I give my best ‘Ann Arbor Nights’ treatment, meaning all photos are real, non-manipulated, artistic, photojournalistic creations of ©Mark Bialek. P.F. Chang’s restaurant, grand opening at Briarwood Mall in Ann … Read more … >>

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Rachael Yamagata Performs at The Ark in Ann Arbor

Rachael Yamagata Performs at The Ark in Ann Arbor

 

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George Bedard closes out Ann Arbor Summerfest 2014

George Bedard closes out Ann Arbor Summerfest 2014

George Bedard once again played the final show at Top of the Park 2014.  On to Art Fair now.  Thanks for the show.•• George Bedard plays Top of the Park (Summerfest) 2014. (Photo ©Mark Bialek)

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Menzo at Grove Stage Top of the Park 2014

Menzo at Grove Stage Top of the Park 2014

Dave Menzo played his creative tunes from his new album Color Wheel at Top of the Park (Summerfest) in Ann Arbor, MI  on July 3, 2014.  Matt Trudeau from WRXZ Rock, 107.1 introduced him and held up a copy of … Read more … >>

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Devin Gardner at Brown Jug on South U

Devin Gardner at Brown Jug on South U

University of Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner stopped by the Brown Jug Sunday evening to pick up some food and then took a picture with a fan who was eating outside on the patio.  Campus is quiet right now, with a … Read more … >>

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Barker at Circus on 1st Street

Barker at Circus on 1st Street

A barker named race attracted customers to Circus on 1st Street Thursday night.  “75 cent drafts, no cover.”

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Enorme Johnson’s a late night staple in Ann Arbor

Enorme Johnson’s a late night staple in Ann Arbor

Enorme Johnson’s has become a late-night staple for the bar crowd around Circus, Millennium Club, Gotham City, the Blind Pig, and LIVE.  Customers say good things about the top quality hot dogs and sausages with homemade relishes and sauces like … Read more … >>

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Paul Miles’ ‘Peace&Blues’ on Liberty

Paul Miles’ ‘Peace&Blues’ on Liberty

Paul Miles gave a pretty good blues guitar performance to Ann Arborites on Liberty Street for several hours leading up to a BB King concert at Michigan Theater Sunday night.  While Laith Al-Saadi was in the theater opening up for … Read more … >>

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Memorial Day Observance at Arborcrest Cemetery

Memorial Day Observance at Arborcrest Cemetery

The Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County, local boy scout troops, government officials, and Miss Washtenaw County, all participated in a Memorial Day observance at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Ann Arbor on May 25, 2014.  A trumpet played Amazing Grace.  Representative … Read more … >>

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Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town

Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town

Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti is closing soon, so I stopped in last night to grab a few shots for the record.  Played a few games of Defender, a classic Williams arcade game.  I’ll try to shoot some more “Ypsilanti Nights” when … Read more … >>

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LIVE, Dave Menzo at Blind Pig.

LIVE, Dave Menzo at Blind Pig.

Last Friday night the Ann Arbor music scene was alive on 1st Street.  Dave Menzo had a CD release show at the Blind Pig.  The Vibratrons rocked happy hour at LIVE.  The moon ducked in and out of small patchy … Read more … >>

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Festifools on Main Street in Ann Arbor

Festifools on Main Street in Ann Arbor

Life is good again on Main Street.  Festifools kicked off the festival season in Ann Arbor last Sunday with a huge crowd, happy to see the end of the coldest Michigan winter in a long time.  Thousands of people lined … Read more … >>

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Spectacular New Years Eve Street Party in Ann Arbor

Spectacular New Years Eve Street Party in Ann Arbor

Hats off to the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for putting on a great New Years Eve party on Main Street in Ann Arbor.  So many friendly Canadians were out there –  it’s only fitting that your team (the … Read more … >>

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Kerrytown Tree Lighting

Kerrytown Tree Lighting

People sang Christmas Carols and Santa counted down to the tree lighting in the Kerrytown courtyard on Dec 1, 2013.  Midnight Madness in Ann Arbor is this Friday, Dec 6.  

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Snow at Sweetwaters Coffee on Washington

Snow at Sweetwaters Coffee on Washington

Wind and snow covered Ann Arbor streets on Nov 24, 2013. Excellent opportunity to improvise.  Spent too much time inside Sweetwaters drinking coffee though.  Next time…  

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Ann Arbor lights up on Saturday before Halloween

Ann Arbor lights up on Saturday before Halloween

Fresh on tap here at the Ann Arbor Nights blog is a little Bill’s Beer Garden, some cool Wizard of Oz characters, a Starbucks Frappuccino costume, displays at Melting Pot, Peacable Kingdom, Himalayan Bazaar, and a Michigan Theater scene.

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The Irwin Building in Halloween Blue

The Irwin Building in Halloween Blue

On a cool, breezy, fall Ann Arbor night, The Irwin Building at 315 North Main Street emits a moody Halloween blue color.  Two glowing rose-colored lamps stand tall at the entrance, where a sign reads “Wolverine Technical Staffing, Inc.”   … Read more … >>

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Halloween in Ann Arbor

Halloween in Ann Arbor

Halloween in Ann Arbor is pretty cool along Main street.  This is a starter blog post for a shoot I’m doing this weekend.  The goal is to show the unique character of downtown Ann Arbor at night as businesses get … Read more … >>

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Fall Michigan Beer

Fall Michigan Beer

Fall Michigan beer can be found at Merchant’s Fine Wine in Dearborn.  They have a great selection, and also a Certified Cicerone named Annette May on staff to assist customers with their beer selection.  This photo and others I took … Read more … >>

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Transformers 4 Films in Detroit

Transformers 4 Films in Detroit

Transformers 4 is nearing the end of filming in downtown Detroit.  Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and others in the cast looked tired after filming a chinatown action scene Thursday evening.  

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