Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks April 13-15

Spring is finally here with warmer temperatures – although the weekend will feature April Showers.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - April 13-15

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

I’m going to be taking advantage of the rainy weekend (100% chance of rain) to do our taxes…and take advantage of the extension to April 17 this year.

Unfortunately the weekend’s biggest event, the Michigan Spring Game was a victim of the weather. On Wednesday they announced a cancellation.

The weekend starts off with great weather on Friday. That makes it a great day to head to a playground. Check out our Playground Profiles to find a new to you playground:

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a Playground

Performances are a great way to spend time indoors. Skyline High School is performing Shrek starting on Saturday (with additional performances Sunday and next weekend). Sunday is Wild Swan Theater’s annual fundraiser – An Afternoon of Ann Arbor’s Best.


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Arbor Annie’s other weekend picks are below:

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Wonder - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm MAKEATHON: Slime at Michaels
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm Elementary Robotics Competition at Forsythe Middle School
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm National Library Week - ARABIQA Concert with Karim Nagi at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • With rain on Saturday & Sunday, check out our list of 5 Free Indoor Activities (although the Jiffy Factory is only available on weekdays).

    5 Fun Free Indoor Activities in Ann Arbor

    Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am Wonder - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-11:30am Stories in Spanish with Manzanitas Playschool at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 11:15am-12:30pm Storytime at the Museum at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Daniel Tiger Meet & Greet at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • Sponsored Event on Sunday

    A Taste of HDS - Hands on Hebrew

    Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Captured in Clay Tile Event at The Little Seedling
  • 10:00am Wonder - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm An Afternoon of Ann Arbor's Best at The Ark
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Kids Electronics Lab: Brushbots at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:30pm Shrek the Musical at Skyline High School
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Ann Arbor Water Safety Coalition Kick Off at Goldfish Swim School
  • Movies

    New this weekend is Rampage, based on the video game. Also new this week is the animated Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. I have to admit, Sgt. Stubby has slid under the radar, so I don’t know anything about it.

    We’re considering seeing Ready Player One – if the show times fit in our schedule. 

    Two weeks ago we saw A Wrinkle in Time. We did enjoy the movie. While I loved the book as a kid, I honestly don’t remember any of it 30 years later. My one complaint was that the movie 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 with a strong showing at the Box Office. 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 Pacific Rim Uprising, Sherlock GnomesLove, Simon, and I Can Only Imagine.

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees only has two weeks left. This week is Wonder and next week is The Emoji Movie.

    Free Morning Movies at Quality 16

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    04/16/2018
    10:30am-11:00am
    Preschool Art Start
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/17/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/18/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/18/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    MSU Science Fest
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/19/2018
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Jay Lee Court Book Sale
    at Jay Lee Court, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Tiny Tots Craft Q-Tip Daisy
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/19/2018
    8:00pm
    Into the Woods
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2018
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Jay Lee Court Book Sale
    at Jay Lee Court, 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
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    04/20/2018
    6:30pm-8:45pm
    Copper Wire Jewelry
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, 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

    Upcoming Sponsored Events

    Thank you to our advertisers for sponsoring these event listings:

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    04/13/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    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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    04/13/2018
    10:00am
    Wonder - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/13/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Get Outside Group
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    04/13/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    MAKEATHON: Slime
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba for Tweenz
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Elementary Robotics Competition
    at Forsythe Middle School, Ann Arbor MI
    04/13/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    French Macarons 101
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    National Library Week - ARABIQA Concert with Karim Nagi
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    04/14/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/14/2018
    10:00am
    Wonder - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/14/2018
    11:00am
    Pig the Star Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/14/2018
    11:00am-11:30am
    Stories in Spanish with Manzanitas Playschool
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2018
    11:15am-12:30pm
    Storytime at the Museum
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2018
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Screen Printing Lab
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    04/14/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2018
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Daniel Tiger Meet & Greet
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/14/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2018
    4:00pm-8:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    04/14/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2018
    5:45pm
    CANCELLED - Michigan Spring Game
    at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2018
    7:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    04/15/2018
    10:00am-11:00am

    CANCELLED - A Taste of HDS: Hands-on Hebrew for Preschoolers


    at Hebrew Day School at the JCC, Ann Arbor MI
    This event has been cancelled because of the weather. On Sunday, April 15th from 10 am to 11 am at the JCC - A Taste of HDS - Hands-on Hebrew, for preschoolers and their families. Led by HDS Hebrew and Judaic Studies teachers, children will experience a morning of active...Read More
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/15/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Captured in Clay Tile Event
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    10:00am
    Wonder - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    An Afternoon of Ann Arbor's Best
    at The Ark, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Chesstastic
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Gentle Hatha Yoga with certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    04/15/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Kids Electronics Lab: Brushbots
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/15/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    04/15/2018
    2:30pm
    Shrek the Musical
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/15/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    04/15/2018
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Ann Arbor Water Safety Coalition Kick Off
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/15/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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