Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – November 8-10

This is a big weekend for local museums and for performances. Plus, plenty of other fun events.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - November 8-10

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

This is the weekend to visit a local museum (or two or three), take in a show (or two), and more.


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Weekend Museum Highlights

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has their TechTwilight Family Day on Saturday. They hosted us at Thursday’s Premiere Night. Be sure to check our Instagram or Facebook Story for pics & video.

TechTwilight: Science - Technology - Art - Imagination

The Second Phase of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History opens on Sunday! Stop by to see their three new exhibits and 2 new labs.


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Beyond Ann Arbor, it is also a free day to visit The Henry Ford (Saturday) or Michigan Science Center (Sunday).

Not to be left out, both the Kelsey Museum and the UM Museum of Art have family events.

Weekend Performances

Pioneer Theatre Guild continues their performances of Matilda this weekend. They hosted us last weekend to provide a review. Check out what we loved about the show.

PTG Matilda - Students on the Playground

Saturday we are heading to Detroit for Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live. We can’t wait!

Saturday night is also the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s The Music of Star Wars. We really enjoyed the concert the last time they performed it.

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s Junior Theatre is performing To Find a Wonder this weekend.

You can also get a sneak peek of The Nutcracker with the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet at Ann Arbor District Library. Be sure to check out our Nutcracker Guide for all upcoming performances.

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

Other Weekend Highlights

The fall JLC Bookstore is this weekend at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds. Head out and find some new to you reading material for the holiday season.

Saturday is Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 9:00am-8:00pm Giant Book Sale at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets & Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Fall Harvest DIY Crafts at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 7:30pm Matilda at Pioneer High School
  • 7:30pm To Find a Wonder at Scarlett Middle School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-11:00am A2 Turkey Trot at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 9:00am-8:00pm Giant Book Sale at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 9:30am-5:00pm National STEAM Day - FREE Admission at Henry Ford Museum
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory-Friendly Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am-11:30am Chinese Storytime at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Family Art Studio: Prints in Action at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Finger-Knit Snakes at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-12:00pm The Nutcracker with the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm 2019 Ann Arbor Synth Expo at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak: Christmas Ornament at Michaels
  • 1:00pm To Find a Wonder at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Family Art Studio: Prints in Action at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Saturday Sampler Tour: Read & Look "Temple Cat" at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • 2:00pm-8:00pm TechTwilight Family Day at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 3:30pm To Find a Wonder at Scarlett Middle School
  • 7:00pm Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour at Fox Theatre
  • 7:30pm Matilda at Pioneer High School
  • 8:00pm The Music of Star Wars at Michigan Theater

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    Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-5:00pm Museum Opening: Part 2 at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Fingerprint Jewelry Event at The Little Seedling
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch! at Gallup Park
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Free General Admission at the Michigan Science Center at Michigan Science Center
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Countdown Calendars at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: AADL's Local Publishing Imprint at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm To Find a Wonder at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm Matilda at Pioneer High School
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Drop-in Fiber Lab at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Korean Storytime at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 3:30pm To Find a Wonder at Scarlett Middle School
  • Movies

    The new family-friendly movie this weekend is Playing with Fire.
    Arctic Dogs opened last weekend.It is an animated movies about Arctic Fox working in the mailroom of Arctic Blast Delivery. Other family movies in theater are Maleficent: Mistress of Evil  and Addams Family both of which opened in October.

    Other films in the theater include:

    • Harriet
    • Downton Abbey
    • Judy

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    Upcoming Family Friendly movies through next spring are:

    • November 22 – Frozen 2
    • November 22 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • December 6 – Playmobil: The Movie
    • December 13 – Jumanji: The Next Level
    • December 20 – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    • December 20 – Cats
    • December 25 – Little Women
    • December 25 – Spies in Disguise
    • January 17 – The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
    • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
    • 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

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    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    11/08/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/08/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/08/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙
    11/08/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm
    Giant Book Sale
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    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.
    11/08/2019
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/08/2019
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/08/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Kids Play Time
    at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    12:00pm-6:30pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/08/2019
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets & Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/08/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Fall Harvest DIY Crafts
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/08/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/08/2019
    7:30pm

    Matilda


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Disclosure: Pioneer Theatre Guild has sponsored this listing of Matilda The Musical.Pioneer Theatre Guild's Fall Musical is Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. It is the first time a Michigan High School has performed the show.Matilda the Musical brings Roald Dahl's classic to life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing...Read More
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    11/08/2019
    7:30pm
    To Find a Wonder
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, November 9, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    11/09/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/09/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/09/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    11/09/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    11/09/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    A2 Turkey Trot
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    11/09/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm
    Giant Book Sale
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/09/2019
    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.
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    9:30am-5:00pm
    National STEAM Day - FREE Admission
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Sensory Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Sensory-Friendly Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/09/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Chinese Storytime
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Family Art Studio: Prints in Action
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Finger-Knit Snakes
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Gentle Hatha Yoga with certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Neighborhood Toy Store Day
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Second Saturdays
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    The Nutcracker with the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    2019 Ann Arbor Synth Expo
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak: Christmas Ornament
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    NaNoWriMo Free Write Session
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙
    11/09/2019
    1:00pm
    To Find a Wonder
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/09/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    11/09/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Family Art Studio: Prints in Action
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/09/2019
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/09/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Saturday Sampler Tour: Read & Look "Temple Cat"
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/09/2019
    2:00pm-8:00pm
    TechTwilight Family Day
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    11/09/2019
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/09/2019
    3:30pm
    To Find a Wonder
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/09/2019
    7:00pm

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour


    at Fox Theatre, Detroit Michigan
    Disclosure: Fox Theatre has sponsored this event listing.Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live is bringing their show to the Fox Theater as part of The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour.The award-winning TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is coming to Detroit in an all-new LIVE show featuring Joel Hodgson, original...Read More
    11/09/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/09/2019
    7:30pm

    Matilda


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Disclosure: Pioneer Theatre Guild has sponsored this listing of Matilda The Musical.Pioneer Theatre Guild's Fall Musical is Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. It is the first time a Michigan High School has performed the show.Matilda the Musical brings Roald Dahl's classic to life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing...Read More
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    11/09/2019
    8:00pm
    The Music of Star Wars
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    11/10/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    11/10/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/10/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    11/10/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Museum Opening: Part 2
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/10/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Fingerprint Jewelry Event
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/10/2019
    10:00am-11:00am

    Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch!


    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Leslie Science Center is taking their Nature Storytime on the road to various local parks in response to the discovery of heavy metals on site.Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on...Read More
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    11/10/2019
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Free General Admission at the Michigan Science Center
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Countdown Calendars
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: AADL's Local Publishing Imprint
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙
    11/10/2019
    1:00pm
    To Find a Wonder
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/10/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/10/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Drop-in Minecraft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/10/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Game-Together
    at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/10/2019
    2:00pm

    Matilda


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Disclosure: Pioneer Theatre Guild has sponsored this listing of Matilda The Musical.Pioneer Theatre Guild's Fall Musical is Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. It is the first time a Michigan High School has performed the show.Matilda the Musical brings Roald Dahl's classic to life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing...Read More
    11/10/2019
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/10/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Drop-in Fiber Lab
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/10/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Korean Storytime
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/10/2019
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/10/2019
    3:30pm
    To Find a Wonder
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/10/2019
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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