Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – January 10-12

How was the first week back to school? We dove in with a busy week with after school activities and a flat tire. This weekend is highlighted by rain, Restaurant Week, and fun activities.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - January 10-12 (A Rainy winter weekend)

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The big news this weekend is the heavy rains that are predicted for Friday & Saturday followed by freezing temperatures on Sunday. I know we are keeping our schedule a bit flexible in case of weather issues.


Ad:


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday. Are you planning to dine out on Sunday or one day next week? 

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Winter 2020

Also this weekend Scrap Box celebrates their Grand Re-Opening at their new location, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra brings their KinderConcerts to local libraries.


Ad:


Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:30am A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am-12:00pm ToyLand Toddler Time at Sky Zone Canton
  • 11:00am-11:30am A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 8:00pm The Fantasticks at Arthur Miller Theatre
  • 9:30pm Princess Bride at Michigan Theater
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:30am-10:00am ToyLand Toddler Time at Sky Zone Canton
  • 10:00am-10:30am A2SO KinderConcert: French Horn at Chelsea District Library
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Critters Up Close at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-10:45am Japanese Storytime at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:30am-11:30am Chinese Storytime at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:30am Sensory Friendly Movie: Spies in Disguise at Emagine Saline
  • 10:30am-1:00pm Skate with Elsa & Olaf at Skatin Station
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Grand Re-Opening at the Scrap Box
  • 11:00am-12:00pm LOL & Mini Brand Trading at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello at Dexter District Library
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Getting Started with Electronic Music at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm A Winter Dweller's Celebration at the Kelsey at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Hide and Seek Dino at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Intro to Improv for Teens at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-8:30pm Nerf Play at Kidopolis
  • 5:30pm-9:30pm Kids Night Out at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics
  • 7:00pm WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 8:00pm The Fantasticks at Arthur Miller Theatre
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:30am-11:00am ToyLand Toddler Time at Sky Zone Canton
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Drawing for Kids: Abstract Expressive Drawings at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Family-Friendly Film Series at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm The Fantasticks at Arthur Miller Theatre
  • 2:00pm WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Drop-in Fiber Lab at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm Ukulele Party! at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Movies

    The first big family-friendly movie of the year is Dolittle next weekend. New this weekend is Just Mercy (PG-13) for teens and adults.

    For this weekend and next week, our top movie picks are classics at Michigan Theater. Friday night is Princess Bride (although I expect a lot of college students in the audience), Sunday is the Family Friendly Film with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Free for kids). Their film options continue next week with a Sing Along: The Greatest Showman on Monday, Clue on Wednesday, and Shrek on Friday.

    Family friendly films in the theater include:

    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  (PG-13) – Check out our review & parental guidance.
    • Frozen 2
    • Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
    • Cats
    • Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • Ford v. Ferrari (PG-13)
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Chewy, Poe, Rey, and Finn in the Millennium Falcon
    Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

    • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
    • February 21 – The Call of the Wild
    • March 6 – Onward
    • March 27 – Mulan
    • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
    • April 3 – The New Mutants
    • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
    • June 19 – Soul
    • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    • July 24 – Jungle Cruise
    • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
    • October 2 – Venom 2
    • November 6 – Eternals
    • November 20 – Godzilla vs. Kong
    • November 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon
    • December 18 – Dune
    • December 18 – West Side Story

    Upcoming Sponsored Events

    Thank you to our advertisers for sponsoring these event listings:

    You're Invited to K-2 Open House at Clonlara School
    January 28, 2020

    K-2 Open House


    Ad:


    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

  • 10:00am-10:30am A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 10:30am-11:00am Preschool Art Start at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 11:00am-11:30am A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 7:30pm Sing Along: The Greatest Showman at Michigan Theater
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Magic: The Gathering at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Code Lab: Animation Using Processing at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm Scholarships & FAFSA Night at Pioneer High School
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime: Flying Home at Gallup Park
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Film & Discussion | Salud sin Papeles: Health Undocumented at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Rainstick Instrument Workshop at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 7:30pm Clue at Michigan Theater
  • 9:00am Early Childhood Open House at Rudolf Steiner Lower School
  • 10:30am-11:30am Tiny Tots Snowman at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Coding Playground at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Music Tools Lab: Intro to DAWs and Recording at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Community High School Information Session at Community High School
  • 8:30am High School Open House at Rudolph Steiner High School Campus
  • 10:00am-11:00am Emerson K-1 Information Meeting at Emerson School
  • 10:30am-11:00am Just for Younger Kids Storytime Tasting: Chicken Soup & Rice at Zingerman’s Deli
  • 7:30pm FutureStars Preliminary at Pioneer High School
  • 9:30pm Shrek at Michigan Theater
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Dexter Ice Fest at Monument Park
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Special Storytime: Are your stars like my stars? at Nicola’s Books
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Art From Around the World: Modern Art at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Drag Bingo with Jadein Black at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Popsicle Stick Paper Dolls at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Scholarship Open House at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Reuse Collage Buttons at the Scrap Box
  • 7:30pm FutureStars Preliminary at Pioneer High School
  • 10:00am-11:00am Kids Yoga at Mudpuddles Toy Store
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Hedgehog Day Crafts at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Drawing for Kids: Chinese New Year Dragons at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Korean Storytime at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish Storytime at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 8:30am-3:00pm UM MLK Children & Youth Day at Modern Languages Building
  • 9:30am-11:30am Diversity Day at Jewish Community Center
  • 10:00am-4:00pm MLK Day - Discounted Admission at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-10:00pm MLK Unlimited Play Day at Zap-Zone
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Animals of the Rain Forest at Dexter District Library
  • 11:00am-12:30pm Black Writers Matter at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 11:00am-3:00pm MLK Day โ€“ Free Family Drop-In at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 11:00am-12:00pm MLK Day Event at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-1:00pm MLK Jr Day Skate and Tribute at Veterans Ice Arena
  • 12:30pm-8:30pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 12:30pm-8:30pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 12:30pm-9:00pm High School Exam Study Space at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm Family Plank & Canvas Workshop at AR Workshop
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Sculpture at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm-8:15pm MLK Day Film Marathon at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Kinetic Sandbox at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-8:00pm Knockerball Open Play at Knockerball Saline
  • 2:00pm Martin Luther King, Jr Day Activities at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm MLK Day Celebration at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 7:00pm Selma at Michigan Theater
  • All Weekend Events

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/10/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/10/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/10/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    01/10/2020
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    Stroller Stridesยฎ is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically.
    01/10/2020
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/10/2020
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
    01/10/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/10/2020
    10:30am-11:30am
    Open House
    at Allen Creek Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/10/2020
    10:30am-3:00pm
    Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/10/2020
    10:30am-12:00pm
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/10/2020
    11:00am-11:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
    01/10/2020
    12:00pm-6:30pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/10/2020
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/10/2020
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/10/2020
    7:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    01/10/2020
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/10/2020
    8:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/10/2020
    9:30pm
    Princess Bride
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Saturday, January 11, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/11/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/11/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/11/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    8:30am-10:00am
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
    01/11/2020
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Stroller Stridesยฎ is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically.
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: French Horn


    at Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
    01/11/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Audition for Cinderella's Glass Slipper
    at Liberty School, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    10:00am-10:45am
    Japanese Storytime
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    10:30am-11:30am
    Chinese Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    10:30am
    Sensory Friendly Movie: Spies in Disguise
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Skate with Elsa & Olaf
    at Skatin Station, Canton Michigan
    01/11/2020
    10:30am

    The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum offers The Little Scientists Club for toddlers and preschoolers. Each week has a different theme. The Little Scientists Club is held in the Green Room on the Lower Level. The Little Scientists Club is currently offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings Check the AAHOM Event...Read More
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    11:00am-5:00pm
    Grand Re-Opening
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    LOL & Mini Brand Trading
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    12:00pm-12:30pm

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Getting Started with Electronic Music
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/11/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/11/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/11/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    A Winter Dweller's Celebration at the Kelsey
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Hide and Seek Dino
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Intro to Improv for Teens
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/11/2020
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    4:00pm-9:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    5:00pm-8:30pm

    Nerf Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Kidopolis is holding a Nerf Play night. The night is split by age: Ages 7-9 - 5-6:30p Ages 10-12 - 6:45-8:30pm There will be a fun game in the playspace and aiming challenges. Bring your favorite Nerf gun. They'll provide snacks, drinks, souvenir, glasses for use, & bullets for use....Read More
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    5:30pm-9:30pm
    Kids Night Out
    at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/11/2020
    7:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    01/11/2020
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/11/2020
    8:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, January 12, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/12/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/12/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/12/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/12/2020
    9:30am-11:00am
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
    01/12/2020
    10:30am-4:00pm
    Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-1:45pm
    Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Abstract Expressive Drawings
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/12/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/12/2020
    1:30pm
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Family-Friendly Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ†“
    01/12/2020
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Drop-in Minecraft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2020
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/12/2020
    2:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/12/2020
    2:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/12/2020
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Drop-in Fiber Lab
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐ŸŽŸ
    01/12/2020
    3:00pm-8:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
    01/12/2020
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/12/2020
    3:30pm-4:30pm
    Ukulele Party!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The following two tabs change content below.
    Anna Mae
    Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.
    Anna Mae

    Latest posts by Anna Mae (see all)

    Featured Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.