Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – February 21-23

It’s a busy weekend around Ann Arbor. There’s Brick Bash, Theater, and of course Girl Scout Cookies.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - February 21-23

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

For the next few weeks, our weekend schedule is going to be dominated by selling Girl Scout cookies. My daughter’s troop has a trip planned, so we have a number of booths planned.

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths

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This weekend is Skyline Band’s annual Brick Bash LEGO event. We have not been in a couple of years, but are trying to work it into our schedule. 

There are also other STEM events like Elementary Engineering Exploration DayRetro Computing, and STEMfest with UM Spotlight Scientists.

Plus, our sponsor, Hebrew Day School is holding Taste of HDS: STEM for Preschoolers on Sunday.

Taste of HDS_ STEM for Preschoolers

There are a number of theater performances this weekend (and more next weekend). Check out Wild Swan’s Under the African Sky, Tappan Players’ Xanadu, and Not Just For Kids: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – The Musical.

Ann Arbor Theater for Families

School open houses continue next weekend and next week. There are Kindergarten/Young 5 roundups this week and other open houses over the weekend. 

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Under the African Sky at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:30pm Under the African Sky at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Sip & Stroll at Meijer
  • 5:00pm-8:30pm Nerf War at Kidopolis
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Winter Night Hike at Independence Lake
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Glow in the Dark Pool Party at Saline Rec Center
  • 7:00pm Xanadu at Tappan Middle School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-12:00pm DIY Animal Tracks Field Guide at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:00am-1:30pm Elementary Engineering Exploration Day at University of Michigan North Campus
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Brick Bash at Skyline High School
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Frozen Party at Carousel Acres
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Harry Potter Wizards Unite special event at Briarwood Mall
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Nature Explorers: The Mighty Chickadee at County Farm Park
  • 11:00am Under the African Sky at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 11:15am-12:00pm Storytime at the Museum at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Disney Channel Zombies 2 Event at Briarwood Mall
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Retro Computing at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm STEMfest with UM Spotlight Scientists at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm The Roots of Hip Hop Music at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Not Just For Kids: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - The Musical at Michigan Theater
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Dive-In Movie: Moana at Mack Pool
  • 7:00pm Xanadu at Tappan Middle School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:00am Taste of HDS: STEM for Preschoolers at Hebrew Day School at the JCC
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Brick Bash at Skyline High School
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Harry Potter Wizards Unite special event at Briarwood Mall
  • 12:00pm Xanadu at Tappan Middle School
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm Open House at Washtenaw Christian Academy
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Hippie Party Llama Painting at Painting with a Twist
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Stenciled Tote Bags at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Storytelling for Kids at The Ark
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Korean Storytime at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • Movies

    New in theaters this weekend is Call of the Wild.
    Family friendly films in the theater include:

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Dolittle
    • Little Women
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  (PG-13) – Check out our review & parental guidance.
    • Frozen 2
    • Ford v. Ferrari (PG-13)

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

    • March 6 – Onward
    • March 27 – Mulan
    • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
    • April 3 – The New Mutants
    • April 3 – Peter Rabbit 2
    • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
    • June 19 – Soul
    • July 3 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
    • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    • July 24 – Jungle Cruise
    • August 14 – The One and Only Ivan
    • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
    • September 4 – Monster Hunter
    • October 2 – Venom 2
    • October 9 – The Witches
    • November 6 – Eternals
    • November 13 – Clifford the Big Red Dog
    • November 20 – Godzilla vs. Kong
    • November 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon
    • December 18 – Dune
    • December 18 – West Side Story
    • December 25 – The Croods 2
    • December 25 – Tom and Jerry

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

  • 6:00pm Bishop Spanish Immersion Information Night at Bishop Elementary School
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Folk Song Jam Along at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Sewing Lab | Flat-Felled Seams with Amber Adams-Fall at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 9:00am-10:00am Early Childhood Tour at Rudolf Steiner Lower School
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Crafty Puppy Marionette at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Kinetic Sandbox at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm Childs Young 5 & Kindergarten Information Night at Childs Elementary School
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Kindergarten & Young 5 Info Night & Building Tours at Beacon Elementary School
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Kindergarten & Young 5 Info Night & Building Tours at Anchor Elemntary
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Gallup Park
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Harry Potter Potions at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Author Event | Rochelle Riley: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Vector Lab - Vinyl Stickers at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Tinker Lab: Paper Fun! at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Miniatures Painting Workshop: Fairy Gardens at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm Mom's Night Out: Potty Talk at Probility Physical Therapy
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 7:00pm The Aristocats KIDS at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 7:30pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 7:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm CYRILLE AIMÉE: A Sondheim Adventure at Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Leap Year Celebration at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-4:00pm ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Arabic Storytime at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Catboy Meet & Greet at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-2:00pm It's a Good Day Donuts Pop Up at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Magic Carpet Theatre at Dexter District Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Special Storytime with Deborah Marcero and Deb Piutti at Nicola’s Books
  • 12:00pm Eastern Michigan Basketball Baby Race at EMU Convocation Center
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Preschool & Kindergarten Resource Fair at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Jam at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-10:00pm Saline Leap Year .29K Fun Run & Leap Year Festivities at Downtown Saline
  • 1:00pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Crochet Beaded Bracelets at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Paper Dragonfly Bumble Bee and Butterfly Puppets at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm The Aristocats KIDS at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm Board Game Afternoon at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 3:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Celebrating our Brothers; Men of Courage, Service and Strength at Parkridge Park
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Contra Dance at Rudolph Steiner High School Campus
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 9:00am-1:00pm CANCELED - Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 11:00am-2:30pm CANCELED - Maple's Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio at Carol Roeda Studio
  • 1:00pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Ark Animal Encounters at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 2:00pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 2:00pm Disney's Newsies at Saline High School
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Spiders and Their Kin at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Open Lab: Die-Cutter & Embosser at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Camp Gan Israel Open House at Chabad House of Ann Arbor
  • All Weekend Events

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    02/21/2020
    9:30am-5:00pm
    Celebrate Black History
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
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    02/21/2020
    10:00am
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    02/21/2020
    12:30pm
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    02/21/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Sip & Stroll
    at Meijer, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/21/2020
    5:00pm-8:30pm
    Nerf War
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/21/2020
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Winter Night Hike
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    02/21/2020
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    Euchre Change a Life!
    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    02/21/2020
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Glow in the Dark Pool Party
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙🎟
    02/21/2020
    7:00pm
    Xanadu
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    02/22/2020
    8:30am-4:00pm
    Pink Mt. Brighton - Ski Day to Conquer Cancer
    at Mount Brighton, Brighton Michigan
    02/22/2020
    9:30am-5:00pm
    Celebrate Black History
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    🎟
    02/22/2020
    9:45am-10:30am

    CANCELED - Family Yoga


    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    CANCELED - This has been canceled due to coronavirus quarantine in March. Family Yoga is a great activity that can be done with your child at any age level. Partner poses are emphasized which develop bonding time. We also introduce group yoga poses, use props and play fun yoga games....Read More
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    10:00am-12:00pm
    DIY Animal Tracks Field Guide
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/22/2020
    10:00am-1:30pm
    Elementary Engineering Exploration Day
    at University of Michigan North Campus, Ann Arbor Michgian
    02/22/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Pop-Up Makerspace: Make it Float


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Design - Build - Test! Discover your inner engineer in AAHOM's Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Make it Float! Free with museum admission or membership. Special slime workshops are offered at 1p, 2p, & 3p for $6 in addition to admission.
    🆓
    02/22/2020
    10:00am-3:30pm
    Summer Camp Expo
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/22/2020
    10:30am

    CANCELED - The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    CANCELED - This has been canceled due to coronavirus quarantine 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...Read More
    💙
    02/22/2020
    11:00am-6:00pm
    Brick Bash
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/22/2020
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Frozen Party
    at Carousel Acres, South Lyon Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Harry Potter Wizards Unite special event
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/22/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Nature Explorers: The Mighty Chickadee
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/22/2020
    11:00am
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Storytime at the Museum
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Disney Channel Zombies 2 Event
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Retro Computing
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    STEMfest with UM Spotlight Scientists
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/22/2020
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    The Roots of Hip Hop Music
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/22/2020
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Not Just For Kids: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - The Musical
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    02/22/2020
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Dive-In Movie: Moana
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/22/2020
    7:00pm
    Xanadu
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    02/23/2020
    9:30am-5:00pm
    Celebrate Black History
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/23/2020
    10:00am-11:00am

    Taste of HDS: STEM for Preschoolers


    at Hebrew Day School at the JCC, Ann Arbor MI
    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for "Egg Drop Engineering" on Sunday, 2/23/20 at 10am. Led by HDS teacher, Carol Gannon, children will be challenged to "Save Humpty Dumpty" using the engineering design process. Please RSVP to Ali Reingold at admissions@hdsaa.org.
    02/23/2020
    10:30am-4:00pm
    CANCELED - Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/23/2020
    11:00am-5:00pm
    Brick Bash
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/23/2020
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Harry Potter Wizards Unite special event
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/23/2020
    12:00pm-4:00pm

    Pop-Up Makerspace: Bridge Building!


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Design - Build - Test! Discover your inner engineer in AAHOM's Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Make it Float! Free with museum admission or membership. Special slime workshops are offered at 1p, 2p, & 3p for $6 in addition to admission.
    💙🎟
    02/23/2020
    12:00pm
    Xanadu
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/23/2020
    12:30pm-2:30pm
    Open House
    at Washtenaw Christian Academy, Saline Michigan
    💙
    02/23/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Hippie Party Llama Painting
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/23/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Stenciled Tote Bags
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/23/2020
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Storytelling for Kids
    at The Ark, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    02/23/2020
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/23/2020
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Korean Storytime
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

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