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Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.

4100 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

While making each dish from scratch, MAIZ Mexican Cantina keeps one goal in mind: creating authentic Mexican flavors. To make that desired taste, they assemble fresh ingredients?many of them local?into classic fajitas and street-style tacos. But the eatery also brings savory flair to more unorthodox dishes, such as roasted, open-faced jalapenos stuffed with cheese and housemade chorizo, chimichangas piled high with grilled peppers and onions, and Oreos fried to a sweet crisp.

The cuisine's comforting warmth is reflected throughout MAIZ's spacious dining room, which welcomes guests with a cozy brick fireplace and a colorful mural by local artist Danielle Murphy. Free salsa lessons precede the nighttime fiestas, dispelling the rumor that students need to bring tomatoes in order to dance.

36 East Cross Street
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

In 1993, when realtor Brian Brickley stumbled upon a listing for The Tap Room—a bar flooded with harsh fluorescent lights and littered with broken hunks of chairs and booths—he initially joked with his wife, Lisa, that they should buy it. But after mulling it over, Brian and Lisa discovered that they might be able to breathe new life into the property. What began for the couple as a blues venue that could accommodate up to 69 people has since expanded into a 180-person bar with two pool tables, video games, an Internet jukebox, and open-mic nights every Thursday. Beyond feeding hearts and ears with a variety of musical stylings, the Tap Room feeds stomachs with an extensive menu, inspired by Lisa's flair for cuisine.

These days, The Tap Room attracts occasional visits from celebs such as Jamie Lee Curtis and Robert De Niro, the latter of whom filmed scenes in the bar for his movie Stone, a extended dialogue between him and his pet rock. The bar also serves as a daily hub for pub-food feasts with items such as homemade chipotle hummus and burgers made with local meat from Knight's. The kitchen stays open until midnight, while music from talented regional bands blares until 2 a.m. some

201 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

Founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren studied the key ingredients of successful marriages to produce the 29 Dimensions of Compatibility model. A pair of websites—eHarmony and Compatible Partners, eHarmony's Gay and Lesbian site—plug canoodling candidates into the advanced cupidean theorem, which is then solved until x equals lifelong love likelihood. Fling flings aside in favor of enduring enchantment as the eHarmony method deeply analyzes traits such as adaptability, self concept, emotion management, and taco-shell preference. They'll use their findings to determine the most likely life-loves out of more than 33 million users who vary in religious background, race, age, and location. Along with a list of matches, your membership grants you access to a safe, anonymous communication system—as well as guidance on ice-breaking from outgoing penguins.

222 South State Street
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

We're an 82 year old community theatre offering opportunities for everyone to participate in theatre, and presenting 10 quality productions each year

1226 Murfin Ave
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

Selecting a wine at The Earle Restaurant isn't as simple as choosing between a red and a white. A recipient of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence for 20-plus years, The Earle's wine list heaves under the weight of its more than 1,200 listed bottles and from all those bricks weighing it down. Some of those varietals are even available by the glass at The Earle's wine bar, where the menu of light bites includes handmade pizzas crowned with pesto and shrimp.

In the main dining room, wines likewise complement dinners of award-winning French and Italian cuisine, from linguini tossed with crumbled garlic sausage to saut?ed duck breast in apple brandy and cider. Those feasts unfold amid the room's romantic lighting and the historic building's exposed brick walls. Once the home of a jazz club, the Earle now spotlights jazz five nights a week with trios on weekends and solo guitarists or pianists on select weekdays.

121 W Washington St.
Ann Arbor,
MI
US