Editor's Pick: Mighty Uke Day
Mighty Uke Day will be celebrated in Old Town this Saturday, May 5. It is a ukulele festival that boasts the culmination of film, live performance, ukulele workshops, open mic events, children’s activities, strum-alongs and jams and more.
The produces of an award-winning documentary titled "Mighty Uke," are bringing Mighty Uke Day to the area as part of a worldwide tour of the film.
Back story: In January, 2008, Director Tony Coleman and Producer Margaret Meagher packed up their HD cameras and, for two years, travelled the world to capture the spirit and magic of the ukulele revolution, weaving together an inspiring and compelling ode to a humble instrument that many have long considered a joke.
Performers and virtuosos share the stage with amateurs and local ukulele clubs to create a communal celebration of the people’s instrument.
Mighty Uke Day events will be held at various locations including Elderly Instruments (1100 N. Washington), Sir Pizza Grand Café (201E. Grand River), and others. Up-to-date information is available on the event website
Tickets will be $15 for the concert and $10 for the movie showings. They are available for purchase at Elderly Instruments and online. All other events are free.