Arbor Annie’s St Patrick’s Day Weekend Picks March 16-18

Saturday is St Patrick’s Day which brings a number of fun family-friendly celebrations around town. Plus, there are several other great events through the weekend. of course, we’ll also be watching our March Madness brackets – Go Blue! Michigan’s game isn’t until 9:40p on Saturday, so it shouldn’t interfere with family fun.

Arbor Annie's St Patrick's Day Weekend Picks - March 16-18

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Our top pick for the weekend is the Leprechaun Parade in Kerrytown on Saturday. Arrive early to make masks. It’s a new event this year, and has been drawing a lot of attention on our events calendar.

This weekend, kids can Meet Children’s Author Andy Griffiths of The 52 Story Treehouse at Nicola’s Books. Saturday is also the annual First Steps Kid Fest/ Stop in for music, fun, and to support First Steps.

Sunday, is a day to look forward with Festifools workshops.


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Like last weekend, there are several theater performances this weekend:

Be on the lookout for Girl Scout Cookies this weekend. There won’t be any cookie booths next weekend, so be sure to shop this weekend. I know we’ll be out again the weekend of March 31/April 1. Check out our article for information on varieties, pricing, and how to find booths. 

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths


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Friday Picks

  • 7:00pm Much Ado About Nothing at Riverside Arts Center
  • 7:30pm Tappan Players Presents 13 at Tappan Middle School
  • 7:30pm Thurston Players 44th Annual Production "Higher and Higher: The Incredible Automotive Balloon Spectacular of 1910" at Clague Middle School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Coding Hour at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-11:00am Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 11:00am-11:30am Leprechaun Parade at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 11:00am Meet Children's Author Andy Griffiths - The 52 Story Treehouse at
  • 11:15am-12:30pm Storytime at the Museum at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 1:00pm Much Ado About Nothing at Riverside Arts Center
  • 1:30pm Family-Friendly Film Series - Howl's Moving Castle at State Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Dig for Gold at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 2:00pm Tappan Players Presents 13 at Tappan Middle School
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm First Steps Kid Fest at Forsythe Middle School
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm Parents' Night Out - Critters that Squirm in the Night at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 7:00pm Much Ado About Nothing at Riverside Arts Center
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm St Paddy's Day Sober Skate Party at Yost Ice Arena
  • 7:00pm Thurston Players 44th Annual Production "Higher and Higher: The Incredible Automotive Balloon Spectacular of 1910" at Clague Middle School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:30am-11:00am Caring Bunny at Briarwood Mall
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Festifools Workshop- Community Big Fish Building at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm Much Ado About Nothing at Riverside Arts Center
  • 1:00pm Tappan Players Presents 13 at Tappan Middle School
  • Movies

    The big movie in theaters is last weekend’s release, A Wrinkle in Time. I loved the book when I read it in middle school, but have to admit that I don’t really remember the story. Our weekends have been packed, so I think we’ll have to wait until next week.

    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 Tomb Raider, Love, Simon,  I Can Only ImaginePeter Rabbit and The Greatest Showman.

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees continues with The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

    Free Morning Movies at Quality 16

    State Theater continues their Toyota Family Friendly Film Series focusing on Studio Ghibli. This weekend’s movie is Howl’s Moving Castle showing at 1:30p on Saturday.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next Tuesday is Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day (3/20). 

    Dairy Queen Free Cone Day

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ’™
    03/21/2018
    10:00am
    The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    03/22/2018
    10:00am
    The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    03/23/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Brunch with the Easter Bunny
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/23/2018
    10:00am
    My Little Pony - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    03/23/2018
    10:00am
    The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    03/23/2018
    12:30pm
    The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    03/16/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    03/16/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/16/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Kiddie Disco
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/16/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/16/2018
    7:00pm
    Much Ado About Nothing
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    03/16/2018
    7:30pm
    Tappan Players Presents 13
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/16/2018
    7:30pm
    Thurston Players 44th Annual Production "Higher and Higher: The Incredible Automotive Balloon Spectacular of 1910"
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    03/17/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    03/17/2018
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Coding Hour
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    St Patrick's Day Parade
    at Main Street Pinckney, PInckney Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    11:00am-11:30am
    Leprechaun Parade
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    11:00am
    Meet Children's Author Andy Griffiths - The 52 Story Treehouse
    πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    11:00am
    The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    11:15am-12:30pm
    Storytime at the Museum
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/17/2018
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    St Patrick's Day Party & Leprechaun Hunt
    at Heavenly Horse Stables, Pinckney Michigan
    03/17/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Emu!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/17/2018
    1:00pm
    Much Ado About Nothing
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    1:30pm
    Family-Friendly Film Series - Howl's Moving Castle
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Dig for Gold
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Learn Calligraphy: Introduction to Versals and the Decorated Letter
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Macrame Plant Hangers
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    03/17/2018
    2:00pm
    Tappan Players Presents 13
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/17/2018
    3:30pm-5:00pm
    First Steps Kid Fest
    at Forsythe Middle School, Ann Arbor MI
    03/17/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/17/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    Parents' Night Out - Critters that Squirm in the Night
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    03/17/2018
    7:00pm
    Much Ado About Nothing
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/17/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    St Paddy's Day Sober Skate Party
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/17/2018
    7:00pm
    Thurston Players 44th Annual Production "Higher and Higher: The Incredible Automotive Balloon Spectacular of 1910"
    at Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/17/2018
    8:00pm

    Blue Cathedral


    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Higdon Blue Cathedral Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Schumann Symphony No. 1 "Spring Special Guest: Orion Weiss, piano Sponsor: Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    03/18/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/18/2018
    9:30am-11:00am
    Caring Bunny
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/18/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/18/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Emu!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    03/18/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Festifools Workshop- Community Big Fish Building
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    03/18/2018
    1:00pm
    Much Ado About Nothing
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    03/18/2018
    1:00pm
    Tappan Players Presents 13
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    03/18/2018
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Game Nights at Graduate Ann Arbor
    at Graduate Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/18/2018
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Celebrate Culture: 2018 Annual Campaign Fundraiser
    at Ann Arbor YMCA, Ann Arbor Michigan

     

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