Things get quiet around town this week, as everyone prepares for Memorial Day weekend, but there are still some noteworthy events, including those that salute and celebrate our veterans. See all the details below, and have a safe holiday weekend!
Donald Sinta Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House. This ensemble of U-M alums, named for U-M sax professor Sinta, has achieved international recognition since forming in 2010 and was the first saxophone quartet ever to win 1st Prize in the NYC Concert Artists Guild International Competition. On Thursday night, they’ll perform a program of world premieres. Members include Dan Graser, Zach Stern, Joe Girard, and Danny Hawthorne-Foss. Thursday at 8 p.m. at KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor. Tickets cost $15-$30 (students, $5), and reservations are recommended at Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, or 734-769-2999.
8th Annual Classic Car Show: Ann Arbor City Club. A show of more than 70 classic, sporty, unusual, and rare cars. Concessions. Rain or shine. Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. at Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. Free admission.
35th Annual Memorial Day Observance: Arborcrest Memorial Park. Tribute featuring remarks by various public officials and others. This year’s featured speaker is veteran Frank Sinagara, who was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star Medal, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. On Sunday, he’ll discuss an upcoming trip to Vietnam to locate the remains of a fellow marine who was under his command. Attendees usually include local veteran associations, Boy Scout troops, and others. Also, a bugle salute. Rain or shine. Limited seating; bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Arborcrest Memorial Park, 2521 Glazier Way (behind the VA hospital, 1/4 mile west of Huron Pkwy.) in Ann Arbor. Free.
Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association’s Memorial Day Parade. Ann Arbor’s oldest neighborhood parade – and the best one in the area for young kids and their families – is a 6-block jaunt, followed by a brief memorial service in Glacier Highlands Park and a chance for kids to play at the playground. Hot dogs, empanadas, and ice cream available. Monday at 10 a.m.; Frederick to Middleton to Bardstown to Windemere to Barrister, in Ann Arbor. Free. For more info, visit glacierhighlands.org.