Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks July 27-29

When planning this weekend, be sure to take into account the Champions Cup game at Michigan Stadium, I-94/US-23 construction, and any lingering effects from the Thursday storm.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - July 27-29

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Saturday night is the Champions Cup game between Manchester United and Liverpool FC. Be sure to plan around game-day traffic (and parking regulations). I know my daughter’s morning softball game was already moved due to it’s proximity to the stadium.

When planning your travels around town this weekend, also factor in the closure of the EB I-94 ramps with US-23. They will be closed from Friday night to early Monday morning. We use both highways and these ramps frequently. The closures are particularly important if you are headed to Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum.

Ann Arbor I94 Repaving Summer 2018
 Thursday afternoon a storm ripped through the southern side of town hitting Saline, Pittsfield Township, and Ypsilanti with strong winds, hail, and pounding rain. My daughter and I experienced heavy rain and hail leaving Pioneer High School around 1p after swim championships. Then reached home to find a power outage, trees and limbs down nearby, and a power outage. By Friday morning, many areas were still without power. Especially on Friday, be sure to check for power outages and other closures due to lingering storm effects. A few closures I found:

  • Rolling Hills Water Park – Friday, July 27
  • Rave/Cinemark Movie Theater on Carpenter had no power Thursday evening, and is not answering their phone line (no recording or answer) as of noon on Friday. Zap Zone across the street just got their power back and

The 4-H Youth Show at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds  wraps up on Saturday. Check out a review from the 2017 4-H Youth Show and plan to stop by on Friday or Saturday. Note – the DTE app shows the fairgrounds at the border of an outage area at 10p on Thursday. I don’t see any updates on the Fairgrounds or the event Facebook page about a closure on Thursday afternoon.4-H County Fair - Cows


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 8:00am-9:00pm 4-H Youth Show at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 8:00am-11:00pm Sounds and Sights Festival at Downtown Chelsea
  • 10:00am-11:30am Korean Kits & Games at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Scratch Off Art at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Summer Game Mixer at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mew-vie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Night Paddle at Gallup Park
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-11:00pm Sounds and Sights Festival at Downtown Chelsea
  • 9:30am-6:00pm Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum
  • 11:00am-12:00pm International Washi Popsicle Dolls at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Build Your Own Robot at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Creature Encounters - Reindeer! at The Creature Conservancy
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Ultimate Street Fighter II Smackdown at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Watercolor Succulents at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 4:00pm-11:00pm German Park Picnic at German Park
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm RESCHEDULED - Dive-In Movie - The Little Mermaid at Fuller Park Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:30am-6:00pm Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE Tournament at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Creature Encounters - Reindeer! at The Creature Conservancy
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm The Amazing Clark presents: Puppets & Magic Tricks at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm Gemini (Gemily) - Concert in the Park at Burns Park

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    Movies

    Teen Titans Go! opens this weekend. Too bad it didn’t open Thursday afternoon. We were killing time in the late afternoon during our power outage. Teen Titans Go! is an animated movie featuring the Teen Titan superheroes. 

    Also opening this weekend is Mission Impossible: Fallout. Still in theaters is Hotel Transylvania 3. We’ve been busy with vacation, swim team, and softball and haven’t made it to see the recent movies.
     
    If you haven’t seen Ant-Man and The Wasp, we really enjoyed it. Be sure to check our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a good choice – but be sure to check out our review and parental guidance to see if it’s right for your kids. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Poster

    After a 14 year wait, Incredibles 2 arrived in theaters last month. Check out our review and the trailer. My husband and parents loved it as much as my daughter and I.

    Incredibles 2 Movie Review - Frozone, ElastiGirl, & Mr Incredible on the sofa

    Solo: A Star Wars Story continues in theaters. Check out our review and Parental Guidance before buying your tickets.

    Solo: A Star Wars Story - Chess Set

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    The big event next week is Domino World at the Hands-On Museum. Don’t miss their Thursday night topple event. 

    Date/Time Event
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/30/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/30/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/30/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Paper Airplane Graphing
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ
    07/30/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Mondays with Mark - Ogo Water Balloon Fight
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/30/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Gnomes
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/30/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Gnomes
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/30/2018
    7:00pm-7:30pm
    Pajama Jam Storytime!
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/30/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Summer Carillon Concert Series: Andy Zhang
    at Ingalls Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/31/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/31/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/31/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Captain Underpants
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/31/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/31/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Tai Chi for Kids
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/31/2018
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    YpsiTasty Grub Crawl - Sold Out
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - Ferdinand
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Insect Explorers
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    08/01/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Nature's Sketchbook: Sensational Nature Youth Ed Program
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/01/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Mini Piรฑata Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Wednesday Food Truck Rally
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/01/2018
    5:00pm-9:00pm

    St. Jude Kickoff Party


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We will also be having a Kick-Off Party for all registered and interested participants on Wednesday, August 1st from 5-9pm at the Hands on Museum in Ann Arbor. Free...Read More
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/01/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Staying Connected to Your Pre-Teen
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/02/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/02/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - Ferdinand
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/02/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ
    08/02/2018
    10:30am-12:30pm
    Tiny Tots Gumball Machine
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/02/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Anderson East with special guest Phillip-Michael Scales
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/02/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/02/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Paint Your Own Warhol
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/02/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Porg Puppets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/02/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm

    Pittsfield Township Farmers Market - A2SO Taste of Music


    at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
    Pittsfield Township Farmers Market June 7 โ€“ September 27, Thursdays, 3 โ€“ 7 pm (rain or shine) The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that โ€œfeeding the soulโ€ through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. Instrument Petting Zoo...Read More
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/02/2018
    6:00pm
    Domino Toppling
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    Big Latch On
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/03/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Domino World
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/03/2018
    10:00am
    LEGO Batman Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Polymer Clay Hedgehog
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Polymer Clay Hedgehog
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/03/2018 - 08/05/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    08/03/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/03/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ
    08/03/2018
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Family Game Night
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    08/03/2018
    9:00pm-11:00pm
    Planet Viewing Party
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    07/27/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    8:00am-9:00pm
    4-H Youth Show
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    8:00am-11:00pm
    Sounds and Sights Festival
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    07/27/2018
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    at County Farm Park, 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†“
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Camp Creativity - Slime Fridays
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    Korean Kits & Games
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-3:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This summer they are open Wednesday/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!
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/27/2018
    10:00am
    Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    07/27/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/27/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    07/27/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ
    07/27/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens
    at Planet Rock, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Scratch Off Art
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    6:30pm
    Dexter Summer Concerts: Jerry Mack & the Terraplanes
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/27/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game Mixer
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/27/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/27/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    07/27/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Night Paddle
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    07/28/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    8:00am-11:00pm
    Sounds and Sights Festival
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    07/28/2018
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    at County Farm Park, 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†“
    07/28/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    07/28/2018
    9:30am-6:00pm
    Maker Faire
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    07/28/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Camp Creativity - Campfire Stories
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/28/2018
    10:00am-3:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This spring they are open WednesdayThursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 10:30-3:30p.  It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    07/28/2018
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    International Washi Popsicle Dolls
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/28/2018
    11:00am-6:00pm
    Mermaid Photo Shoot
    at Happy Owl Photo, Ypsilanti Michigan
    07/28/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Jedi Academy
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Build Your Own Robot
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/28/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Reindeer!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/28/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Ultimate Street Fighter II Smackdown
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Watercolor Succulents
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/28/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/28/2018
    4:00pm-11:00pm
    German Park Picnic
    at German Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/28/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    RESCHEDULED - Dive-In Movie - The Little Mermaid
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    07/29/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    07/29/2018
    9:30am-6:00pm
    Maker Faire
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE Tournament
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/29/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Reindeer!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    07/29/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    The Amazing Clark presents: Puppets & Magic Tricks
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    07/29/2018
    3:00pm
    Gemini (Gemily) - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    07/29/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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