Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 3-5

When planning your weekend, be sure to factor in the I-94 closure. If you’re lucky, maybe you are out of town and won’t be inconvenienced by the closure.
Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 3-5

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

While there is another month left of summer break, the events calendar has slowed down. I know for our family, August is the best time to travel since swim team and softball seasons are over. 

When planning your travels around town this weekend, be sure to factor in the closure of WB I-94. We live near I-94 and use it quite a bit. It’s a good weekend for us to stay home. 

Friday night has a lot of great events. Our top pick is Planet Viewing Party at AADL. It’s also First Friday Ypsilanti and First Friday at Domino Farm

Saturday is Ann Arbor Pride. The kid zone activities are open from 10a-6p. While in Kerrytown, check out Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Taste of Music at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market (11a-1p). Or stop by the Downtown or Pittsfield Branch for Gummi Bear Engineering. My daughter enjoyed it earlier this summer.


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:30am Big Latch On at The Little Seedling
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Domino World at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Polymer Clay Hedgehog at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Polymer Clay Hedgehog at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at the Farm at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm Planet Viewing Party at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • Saturday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Ann Arbor Pride - Kid Zone at County Parking Lot
  • 11:00am-1:00pm A2SO Taste of Music at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 11:30am Crazy Aaron's Putty at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Candy Construction at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Gummi Bear Engineering at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Summer Splash Days at Buhr Park Pool
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Dive-In Movie - Coco at Fuller Park Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Goldfish Kids Triathlon at Skyline High School
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Ann Arbor Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Picnic with Pollinators at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Survival Camp! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Gemini in the Courtyard at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents Only A Day at Cultivate! at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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    Movies

    Quality 16 concludes their summer free movies with LEGO Batman Movie on Friday. 

    The LEGO Batman MovieNew in theaters this weekend is Christopher Robin. We loved the trailer and are really looking forward to the movie. I’m not sure it will fit our schedule this weekend, but maybe next weekend.

    Christopher Robin - Trailer

    Continuing in theaters are the animated films Hotel Transylvania 3 and Teen Titans Go! Of course Incredibles 2 is our top animated pick.

    Incredibles 2 Movie - The Incredible family

    Of the blockbuster action films, Ant-Man and The Wasp is still our top pick. Don’t miss our review and parental guidance before buying your tickets.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp - Cassie & Scott Lang

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues and is a good choice for tweens and teens. Check out our review and parental guidance.

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review and Parental Guidance - Teaser Poster

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    The big event next week is the AADL’s 13th Annual LEGO Contest. It’s an annual tradition for us even when my daughter doesn’t have an entry. It’s not too late to start one this weekend!

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ’™πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    08/06/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Mondays with Mark - Master Building with Mark
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/06/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Faux Calligraphy
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/06/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Summer Carillon Concert Series: Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
    at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/07/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - The Emoji Movie
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/07/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Paper Bag Astronaut Helmets
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/07/2018
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Creature Features
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/08/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/08/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Buzzin' Bugs
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/08/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Penny Batteries
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/08/2018
    7:00pm-7:45pm
    Ukulele Party!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/09/2018
    9:00am-3:00pm
    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/09/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Bettye LaVette with special guest Antwaun Stanley
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2018
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Family Workshop: The Music Creator's Toolbox with John Churchville
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/09/2018
    6:00pm-8:30pm

    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing


    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest will be held at Kensington Hotel near Briarwood Mall where it has been for the last couple of years. Whether your child (or you) have submitted an entry, it is a lot of fun to check out all of the creative entries. The event is typically less...Read More
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    08/09/2018
    7:00pm-7:45pm
    Traveling Tales
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/10/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
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    08/10/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    DIY Dinosaur Tail
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/10/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Young Scientist Presentations with the U of M Natural History Museum
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/10/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    08/02/2018 - 08/03/2018
    All Day
    HHGC Herb Fowler Junior Championship
    at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/03/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    Big Latch On
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    08/03/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/03/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/03/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Polymer Clay Hedgehog
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Polymer Clay Hedgehog
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/03/2018 - 08/05/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/03/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    6:30pm
    Dexter Summer Concerts: Randy Brock Band
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    08/03/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/03/2018
    9:00pm-11:00pm
    Planet Viewing Party
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/04/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride - Kid Zone
    at County Parking Lot, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/04/2018
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that β€œfeeding the soul” through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments you see and...Read More
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    11:00am
    Storytime and Activities Featuring Cece Loves Science
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    11:30am
    Crazy Aaron's Putty
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Candy Construction
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/04/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Kangaroos!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Gummi Bear Engineering
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/04/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/04/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Splash Days
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/04/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™
    08/04/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Dive-In Movie - Coco
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/05/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/05/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/05/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/05/2018
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Goldfish Kids Triathlon
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/05/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride Picnic
    at Wheeler Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/05/2018
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    Picnic with Pollinators
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    08/05/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Kangaroos!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/05/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/05/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Survival Camp!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/05/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Gemini in the Courtyard
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/05/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents Only A Day at Cultivate!
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/05/2018
    3:00pm
    Matt Watrobe - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/05/2018
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Summer 2018 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/05/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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