Arbor Annie’s Earth Day Weekend Picks April 20-22

It’s Earth Day Weekend! Arbor Annie has her picks for the weekend.

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

After some miserable non-spring like weather this week, spring makes a return just in time for Earth Day events. It’s going to be a perfect weekend to head out to things like the Earth Day Festival at Leslie Science & Nature Center. My daughter and I had a great time at last year’s event. Be sure to check our 2017 review for 4 tips for attending the Earth Day Festival.

Ann Arbor Earth Day

And with Earth Day, it’s a great day to think about reuse. This weekend there is a Mom2Mom Sale in Canton, the Jay Lee Court Booksale, and Bookstock – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale.

With the great weather this weekend, check out our Playground Profiles to find a new to you playground. 

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a Playground

This is also a weekend for theater. Skyline continues their production of Shrek, Pioneer High School is performing In the Heights, and Concordia is performing Into the Woods.


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Arbor Annie’s other weekend picks are below:

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Junior Volunteer Workshop at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm Earth Day Event at Pioneer High School
  • 7:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • 8:00pm Into the Woods at Concordia University

  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-3:00pm CSA Day at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 8:00am-12:30pm Mom2Mom Sale at Summit on the Park
  • 10:00am The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Build a Tin Can Robot at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Gene Yang: Reading Without Walls at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Library Lab: Sub-Irrigated Planters at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 2:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • 7:30pm In the Heights at Pioneer High School
  • 7:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • 8:00pm Into the Woods at Concordia University
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    Bookstock 2018

    Sunday Picks

  • 8:15am-11:00am Bookstock Pre-Sale at Laurel Park Place
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity at Maryfield Wildwood Park
  • 9:00am Twinkie Run at Gallup Park
  • 10:00am The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-11:00pm Ann Arbor Downtown Earth Day at Library Lot
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale at Laurel Park Place
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Earth Day Festival at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity at Miller Nature Area
  • 2:00pm In the Heights at Pioneer High School
  • 2:00pm Into the Woods at Concordia University
  • 2:00pm-2:40pm Reading Without Walls at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • Movies

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees wrap up this week with The Emoji Movie. I anticipate they’ll announce their summer movie series in mid-May.

    Free Morning Movies at Quality 16

    New Releases

    New this weekend is I Feel Pretty. The movie stars Amy Schumer and is rated PG-13. It might be a good choice for teens (especially girls) to promote positive body image (but I haven’t seen the movie).

    Last weekend’s Rampage, based on the video game and the animated Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero are still playing in theaters..

    The show times didn’t work out for us to see Ready Player One last weekend, but I have heard good things about it.

    A Wrinkle in Time also continues. While I loved the book as a kid, I honestly don’t remember any of it 30 years later. I enjoyed the movie, but it  seemed to spend a lot of time building the story and then reached the resolution fairly quickly.

    A Wrinkle in Time - Meg & Mrs. Whatsit

    Black Panther continues at the local Box Office event though it is available on digital in less than 3 weeks. Have you checked out our Black Panther Review with Parental Guidance?

    Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHERL to R: Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)Ph: Film FrameΒ©Marvel Studios 2018

    Other movies in theaters include The Miracle SeasonLove, Simon, and I Can Only Imagine. Note, the animated Isle of Dogs is rated PG-13.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

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    04/23/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Monday Madness


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. At Monday Madness, there will be a $50 gift card giveaway every hour and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 VISA gift card. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored.
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    04/24/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Teacher Appreciation Day & BEST Awards


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day at Bookstock. Teachers will receive 50% from 3-9p with their ID. Fourth Graders in Detroit Public Schools have submitted essays on "My Favorite Book Character...And Why." At 5p, a WDIV-TV personality will award the B.E.S.T. Award...Read More
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    04/25/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Cookstock Days


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Wednesday is Cookstock at Bookstock. They have a great stock of used cookbooks. Local TV celebrities will announce the winner of the Cookstock Cupcake Contest at 5p. The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes and will...Read More
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    04/26/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Bookbuster Days


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Thursday and Friday are Bookbuster Days at Bookstock. From 3-9p, buy 3 books and get the 4th for free (the least expensive book).  All shoppers who spend $25 will be entered into a raffle for: A puck signed by Red Wings center...Read More
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    04/27/2018
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Thursday and Friday are Bookbuster Days at Bookstock. From 3-9p, buy 3 books and get the 4th for free (the least expensive book).  All shoppers who spend $25 will be entered into a raffle for: A puck signed by Red Wings center...Read More
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    04/27/2018
    7:30pm
    Annie
    at The Village Theater, Canton Michigan
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    04/27/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/27/2018
    7:30pm
    In the Heights
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    04/20/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2018
    10:00am
    The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/20/2018
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Junior Volunteer Workshop
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/20/2018
    4:30pm-6:30pm
    Earth Day Event
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/20/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2018
    7:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2018
    8:00pm
    Into the Woods
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    04/21/2018
    8:00am-3:00pm
    CSA Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/21/2018
    8:00am-12:30pm
    Mom2Mom Sale
    at Summit on the Park, Canton Michigan
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    04/21/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    RSSAA Early Childhood Open House
    at Rudolph Steiner Lower School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/21/2018
    10:00am
    The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/21/2018
    11:00am
    Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/21/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Build a Tin Can Robot
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    04/21/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/21/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Gene Yang: Reading Without Walls
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/21/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Library Lab: Sub-Irrigated Planters
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/21/2018
    2:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/21/2018
    7:30pm
    In the Heights
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/21/2018
    7:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/21/2018
    8:00pm
    Into the Woods
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/21/2018
    8:00pm

    Verdi Requiem


    at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Special Guests: Indra Thomas, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Sean panikkar, tenor Gary Relyea, bass UMS Choral Union

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    04/22/2018
    8:15am-11:00am

    Bookstock Pre-Sale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Visit the pre-sale Sunday morning before the sale opens to get the best selection of materials. Admission to the pre-sale is $20/person. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored.
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    04/22/2018
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity
    at Maryfield Wildwood Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/22/2018
    9:00am
    Twinkie Run
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/22/2018
    10:00am
    The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/22/2018
    11:00am-11:00pm
    Ann Arbor Downtown Earth Day
    at Library Lot, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/22/2018
    11:00am-6:00pm

    Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored.
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    04/22/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Plum Market Earth Day
    at Plum Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/22/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Plum Market Earth Day
    at Plum Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/22/2018
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Earth Day Festival
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    04/22/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity
    at Miller Nature Area, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/22/2018
    1:30pm-2:30pm
    Not Just For Kids: Mosaic Youth Theatre
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/22/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Family FootGolf event
    at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/22/2018
    2:00pm
    In the Heights
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/22/2018
    2:00pm
    Into the Woods
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    04/22/2018
    2:00pm-2:40pm
    Reading Without Walls
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/22/2018
    2:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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