Life in Ann Arbor

01/13/19 – 01/18/19 – Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is back in Ann Arbor, January 13 – 18, 2019.  Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is a semiannual event that celebrates the Ann Arbor dining scene, with 50+ area restaurants participating.  It offers a great opportunity to try new places and cuisines with family and friends.  There is an incredible range of restaurants offering…

01/17/19 – 03/16/19 – Never Not Once at the Purple Rose

A World Premiere by Carey Crim Directed by Guy Sanville   Eleanor, a biology major at Princeton, brings her boyfriend Rob home to meet her two moms. While there, she lets them know that she has hired a private investigator to help her find her biological father. She says, as a scientist, she is curious…

01/18/19 – Danish Hygge Cozy Winter at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge? Hygge is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a Danish national manifesto expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight  fires  fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, warm drinks, cake, and other people. The concept is universal to Scandinavia and not limited to Denmark.…

1/19/19 – 1/20/19 – Tecumseh’s Annual Ice Sculpture Festival in Downtown Tecumseh

Downtown Tecumseh welcomes you to enjoy the weekend winter festivities! Saturday Events:  Ice Sculpture Carving Demonstrations Make-It Take-It Craft for Kids + Warming Station – Downtown Winter Warm-Up Beverage Walk Ice Sculpture Festival Hoodies & T-shirt for sale Putt-Putt Golf Interactive Activity Bean Bag Toss Interactive Activity Selfie’s with “OLAF” Dueling Ice Sculpture Carving Competitions…

01/19/19 – Hora de Cuento: Bi-Lingual Story Time at Nicola’s Books

Nicola’s proudly presents Hora de Cuento: Story time for English- and/or Spanish-speaking little ones! Join us as our bookseller Rebecca reads from children’s books that will enrich the minds and lives of young readers. Hora de Cuento is open to all families: those who speak Spanish in the home, and those who would like their…

01/19/19 – Apple Showcase Presented by MacTechnics at Westgate Branch

Join us to discuss the latest Apple devices, software and all things Mac. Participants are encouraged to stay after the event to ask questions, discuss the latest Apple products and learn more about MacTechnics. This event is in partnership with MacTechnics, the Ann Arbor Apple Users Group. The MacTechnics have served the residents of Ann…

01/19/19 – Collage Concert at Hill Auditorium

The Collage Concert is a non-stop evening of virtuosic performances, featuring students from all parts of the SMTD. Reserved seating $34/$28/$12 with student ID League Ticket Office 734.764.2538 or tickets.smtd.umich.edu  

01/20/19 – Chesstastic at Traverwood Branch

Grade 1– adult · Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess one of the world’s most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

01/20/19 – Friends in Song and Story at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Preschool– Grade 3 · The father/daughter/uncle musical family of Gemily joins AADL’s Laura Pershin Raynor for a musical storytelling program for the whole family. This concert includes lots of audience participation  Gemily’s songs for children  and collaborative storytelling with their long-time friend Laura.

01/20/19 – WCTH Radio Hour presents: Flash Gordon and Father Knows Best

Directed by Rick Spangler Assistant Director is Carrie Henderson Produced by Alicia Rider and Tina Thomas Shows are free and begin at 2 p.m.  No tickets are issued or sold.  Just come enjoy Radio Hour! Location: The Community Theatre of Howell, Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave. Show Description:  WCTH Radio Hour is…

01/20/19 – Of Chinese Cheese and Curds at Malletts Creek Branch

Nowadays, the Chinese are famous for their food—but not for their cheeses or for their dairy products. Scholarly and popular accounts explain this through biological and cultural factors—the prevalence of lactose intolerance and xenophobia, for example. Miranda Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies, U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, challenges the popular and scholarly view through a…

Every Sunday – Critter House Open Hours

Free and open to the public most Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm, see our website for closures. Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and have activities or specimens out for you to explore. Leslie…

01/21/19 – Lift Every Voice: Carillon Music by Black Composers at Burton Memorial Tower

Dr. Tiffany Ng, University Carillonist, gives the world premiere of “Nuut” by Trevor Weston, Professor of Music at Drew University. The Detroit Free Press calls Weston’s music a “gently syncopated marriage of intellect and feeling.” The program will also include works by Jessie Montgomery, Betty Jackson King, and Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, and transcriptions of jazz and…

01/21/19 – The Big Umbrella: Storytime and Craft! At Traverwood Branch

preschool–grade 2 · Join us as we read Amy June Bates’ The Big Umbrella, a book about making room for everybody. Then make some umbrella crafts to take home! This event is a part of the Ann Arbor District Library’s programming with the Becoming American Documentary Film & Discussion series. For more information about the…

01/14/19 – 05/09/18 – Homework Help at the Ypsilanti District Library

4pm | Mondays, Jan 28-May 6 | YDL-Superior 4pm | Monday-Thursday, Jan 14-May 9 | YDL-Whittaker Bring your homework to the library for one-on-one help with any subject.   826michigan Tutoring (Ages 8-18) is also available at the Ypsilanti District Library Michigan Avenue branch at 4pm  Wednesdays & Thursdays, Jan 16-Apr 25 Drop in after…

01/21/19 – Sewing Lab – Mitered Corners at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Grade 6–adult · Join us for an evening of sewing. Local instructor Amber Adams-Fall will demonstrate how to sew mitered corners. We will have our lab’s machines set up and staff will be on hand to show you the basics. You can bring a project you’ve been working on or just stop by to practice…

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