Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – November 2-4

There are some great events this weekend. But overall, we are in a bit of a break between Halloween and the kickoff of Christmas festivities (and of course Thanksgiving is in there too). It’s also fall back weekend when the time changes.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - November 2-4

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

My daughter’s top pick for the weekend is the  Harry Potter’s Wizarding Workshop at Learning Express. It’s another chance to use her Halloween costume – a random Ravenclaw student.


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Our other top pick for the weekend is Pioneer High School’s production of Willy Wonka the Musical. There are shows on Friday and Sunday. There are no shows on Saturday because of the Michigan-Penn State game at 3:45p.

Finish up your fall fun with The Great Pumpkin Roll in Saline. I’ve always wanted to attend, but we never got pumpkins this year.

There are still a couple of corn mazes open this weekend, so you still have another chance. My daughter has already been to two corn mazes this year, so I think we’ll pass this weekend

Ann Arbor Corn Maze Guide

In winter activities, Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena opens on Saturday. They have open skate hours on Saturday and Sunday.


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Holiday Crafts kick off this weekend at Michaels. Be sure to check out the schedule

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Hands-On Museum Family Night: Math & Engineering at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mew-vie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 7:30pm Willy Wonka the Musical at Pioneer High School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Home Depot Kids Club: Helicopter at Home Depot
  • 9:00am Nature Storytime: Seeking Salamanders at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 9:00am-10:00am The Great Pumpkin Roll at Mill Pond Park
  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Denise Owens at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Christmas Tree at Michaels
  • 10:30am-11:30am Native American Storytelling at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Harry Potter's Wizarding Workshop at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Jump-A-Rama Princess Gymnastics Party at Ypsilanti Township Community Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MakeBreak: Decorate a Christmas Tree at Michaels
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Paper Succulents at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Shadow Puppet Workshop at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Bat Biology at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Harry Potter's Wizarding Workshop at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Mickey Mouse's Birthday Part 1: Create a Necklace at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Sight! at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:30pm Family-Friendly Film Series - Babe at State Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Author Event | Storytime With Mike Curato at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Copper Wire Jewelry at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm MAKEbreak Christmas Doodle Slime at Michaels
  • 2:00pm Mother Goose & Lucy Locket Storytime at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 2:00pm Willy Wonka the Musical at Pioneer High School
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Make Your Own Kaleidoscope at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish Storytime at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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    Movies

    It’s a family friendly weekend at the theater with the release of Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

    Goosebumps 2 and House with a Clock in Its Walls continue at local theaters.
    Personally, we’re waiting for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16th.


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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Don’t forget that Tuesday is Election Day. Make time to vote and remember Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed. Be sure to check our list of School Break Camps.

    School Break Camps

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    11/06/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Election Day Mega Morning All-You-Can-Play
    at Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/06/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/06/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Bullet Journaling Brainstorm
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/07/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Sight!
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/08/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    11/08/2018
    10:30am-12:30pm
    Tiny Tots Craft Scarecrow
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/08/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Writing Interactive Fiction
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/08/2018
    6:30pm-8:45pm
    Tom Clynes: On Assignment
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Candy Construction
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/09/2018
    5:30pm-8:00pm
    Friday Night Family Dance Party
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/09/2018
    7:30pm

    Willy Wonka the Musical


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight...Read More
    💙🎟
    11/10/2018
    9:00am-11:00am
    A2 Turkey Trot
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    11/10/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Jolly Santa
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    10:00am-11:00pm
    LEGO Day
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Neighborhood Toy Store Day
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Scientist Spotlight
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2018
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Mickey Mouse's Birthday Part 2: Party Ears
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/10/2018
    7:30pm

    Willy Wonka the Musical


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight...Read More
    💙🆓
    11/11/2018
    11:00am-5:00pm
    Kerrytown Market & Shops Holiday Open House
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/11/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Book Sculptures
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/11/2018
    1:30pm
    Family-Friendly Film Series - Charlotte's Web
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/11/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Film & Discussion | The Internet's Own Boy
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/11/2018
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Tellabration: Story Fun for Families
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/11/2018
    2:00pm

    Willy Wonka the Musical


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight...Read More
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    11/12/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/12/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/02/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/02/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/02/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    11/02/2018
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    Stroller Strides® 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.
    11/02/2018
    10:00am-3:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p, Saturdays from 10:30a-5p, and Sundays from 10:30a-4p. It's the perfect place for indoor fun this fall and winter.
    🆓
    11/02/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/02/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/02/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/02/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/02/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/02/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/02/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Hands-On Museum Family Night: Math & Engineering
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/02/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/02/2018
    7:30pm

    Willy Wonka the Musical


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight...Read More

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/03/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/03/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    11/03/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Home Depot Kids Club: Helicopter
    at Home Depot, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/03/2018
    9:00am
    Nature Storytime: Seeking Salamanders
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    11/03/2018
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Stroller Strides® 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.
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    The Great Pumpkin Roll
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    11/03/2018
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Denise Owens
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Christmas Tree
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Native American Storytelling
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    11/03/2018
    10:30am-5:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p, Saturdays from 10:30a-5p, and Sundays from 10:30a-4p. It's the perfect place for indoor fun this fall and winter.
    💙🎟
    11/03/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Harry Potter's Wizarding Workshop
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    11/03/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    11/03/2018
    11:30am

    Family Capoeira Class


    at The Phoenix Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Capoeira, from Brazil, combines elements of martial arts, acrobatics, music, and dance. Capoeira is great for kids! A fun family friendly atmosphere develops confidence and coordination. Children and adults learn to sing in Portuguese and play traditional instruments.  We are so excited to start our family class! This is a...Read More
    11/03/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Jedi Academy
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/03/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Jump-A-Rama Princess Gymnastics Party
    at Ypsilanti Township Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    11/03/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MakeBreak: Decorate a Christmas Tree
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/03/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Paper Succulents
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Shadow Puppet Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Bat Biology
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/03/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Harry Potter's Wizarding Workshop
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    11/03/2018
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/03/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    11/03/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Mickey Mouse's Birthday Part 1: Create a Necklace
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Strum & Drum
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Kid's Open Stage
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    11/03/2018
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Parents Night Out
    at PLAYlive Nation, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/03/2018
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    11/04/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙
    11/04/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Sight!
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    11/04/2018
    10:30am-4:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p, Saturdays from 10:30a-5p, and Sundays from 10:30a-4p. It's the perfect place for indoor fun this fall and winter.
    🆓
    11/04/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/04/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/04/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/04/2018
    1:30pm
    Family-Friendly Film Series - Babe
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Author Event | Storytime With Mike Curato
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Copper Wire Jewelry
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    MAKEbreak Christmas Doodle Slime
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm
    Mother Goose & Lucy Locket Storytime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/04/2018
    2:00pm

    Willy Wonka the Musical


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight...Read More
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/04/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Spanish Storytime
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    11/04/2018
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
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