Arbor Annie’s End of Spring Break Weekend Picks – April 7-9

With the kids going back to school on Monday, this weekend marks the end of Spring Break. Whether you stayed in town or are returning over the weekend, there are plenty of great events throughout the weekend – including some on Sunday afternoon.

Arbor Annie's End of Spring Break Weekend Picks - April 7-9

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

With some huge outdoor events occurring over the weekend, it is a good thing that the miserable spring break weather is coming to an end. The forecast seems great for events like FoolMoon, the Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors, and FestiFools.

Festifools

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If you make it back to town on Sunday, check out the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf.

A2SO Peter and the Wolf

Friday Picks

My suggestion is to attend Shoebox Cities, then have dinner downtown, visit Statewide Astronomy Night until 9p and then head to FoolMoon.

Saturday Picks

Sunday Picks

Giveaways

Movies

New in theaters this week is Smurfs: The Lost Village. My daughter wasn’t too intrigued, but as someone who grew up watching the Smurfs every Saturday morning, I might try to talk her into seeing the movie.

The alll-new, fully CG animated feature SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, coming to theaters worldwide in March 2017.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is still in theaters and a great choice! This weekend they introduce a new sing-along version. We definitely recommend it (with a few reservations for young children). 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Ballroom Dance

Also still in theaters is last week’s release Boss Baby.

The Boss Baby - Tim & Baby

(left-right) Tim (voiced by Miles Bakshi) is confronted by his family’s newest arrival Boss Baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) in DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY. Photo Credit: DreamWorks Animation.

 

Action movies that may interest the tween/teen crowd are Power Rangers and Kong: Skull Island. Both are rated PG-13, so use your parental judgement (I have not seen either).

On a more serious note, Hidden Figures (PG) is still in theaters. My daughter enjoyed the movie when she saw it with her class. Joining it this weekend is The Zookeepers Wife (PG-13) which tells the story of the Nazi invasion of Poland.

Quality 16’s Free Matinee is Kobo & the Two Strings this weekend.

Free Morning Movies at Quality 16 for Spring 2017

Outdoor Activities

After a rainy week, it’s time to get outside! 

Looking to Next Week

All Weekend Events

Friday, April 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
04/07/2017
9:00am-8:00pm
Easter Bunny Photo Experience
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
9:00am-2:00pm
Public Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Tot Time
Ypsilanti Community Center, Ypsilanti
04/07/2017
9:45am-10:45am
Pre-School Playtime
Gym America, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-11:00am
First Steps Open House
Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Holiday Vacation Skate
Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am
Morning Movies: Kubo & the Two Strings
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-10:30am
Preschool Storytime
Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-10:30am
Preschool Storytime
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Spring Break Activities: Spectrum Sensation
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Spring Make Camp
Michaels, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
10:30am-11:30am
Sensation Stations
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
12:00pm-11:59pm
Laser Tag & More
Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
12:00pm-12:50pm
Noon Skate
Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
12:00pm-12:30pm
Play the Kerrytown Chime
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
Public Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Open Swim
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Sand Art Extravaganza
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
2:00pm
Spring Break Drop-In
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/07/2017
2:00pm
Spring Break Drop-In
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
04/07/2017
3:30pm-5:00pm
Shoebox Cities
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
5:00pm-11:59pm
First Fridays Ypsilanti December
Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti
04/07/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Dance Party
Kidopolis, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
7:00pm-10:00pm
Family Fun Night
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
7:00pm-11:00pm
Statewide Astronomy Night
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/07/2017
8:15pm-11:59pm
FoolMoon
Washington & Ashley, Ann Arbor

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
04/08/2017
12:00am
National Mathematics & Science Competition
Undergraduate Sciences Building, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
9:00am-8:00pm
Easter Bunny Photo Experience
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Open Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
9:00am-11:00am
Pancake Breakfast & Photos with the Heister Bunny
Ypsilanti Community High School, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
10:00am
American Girl: Easter Cupcake Party
Williams-Sonoma, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Easter Bunny Visit
Once Upon a Child, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
How Does Your Garden Grow at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: Tissue Paper Stained Glass
Michaels, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-11:59pm
Laser Tag & More
Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-3:00pm
Make Something Saturdays
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
04/08/2017
10:00am
Morning Movies: Kubo & the Two Strings
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Spring Break Activities: Spectrum Sensation
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:30am-11:00am
Play the Kerrytown Chime
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:30am
Saturday Storytimes
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
10:30am-11:30am
The Little Scientists Club
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
10:30am
Weekly Storytimes
Ypsilanti District Library – Superior, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
11:00am-11:30am
Animals Spell Love Story & Craft
Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
11:00am
Hands-On Demo: Cockroach Neuroscience
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
11:00am
Storytime
Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
11:00am
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Storytime
Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
11:30am
Bunny Bash
Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
11:30am
Sensory Storytime
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
12:30pm-3:30pm
Family Day
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Emu!
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm
Justin Roberts & Not Ready for Naptime Players
The Ark, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak Easter Slime Bar
Michaels, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm-2:30pm
Open Skate
Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Open Swim
Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake
04/08/2017
1:00pm-2:30pm
Science Fun with FEMMES
Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:00pm-2:30pm
Topsy-Turvy Tree Paintings with Flipside Art Studio
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:15pm-4:30pm
Open Swim
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
1:30pm-4:30pm
Springtime Claymation
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
2:00pm
Bunny Bash
Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
Splash Day
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
3:00pm-4:00pm
Dragons Love Tacos Party
Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
3:00pm
Eastern Michigan University Spring Football Game
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Cockroach Neuroscience
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
3:00pm-4:00pm
Pom Pom Push Pins
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
3:30pm
American Girl Party
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
3:30pm
Creative Toolkit Launch
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/08/2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
Spring Festival
GameStart School, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
5:00pm-7:00pm
Easter Bunny Visit
Once Upon a Child, Ann Arbor
04/08/2017
7:00pm
Dive-In Movie: Little Mermaid
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
04/09/2017
8:30am
Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
9:00am-11:00am
All-Girls Skate Instruction
Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
9:00am-8:00pm
Easter Bunny Photo Experience
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
9:30am-10:30am
My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
10:00am
Morning Movies: Kubo & the Two Strings
Quality 16, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
11:00am-1:00pm
Easter Bunny Visit
Once Upon a Child, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
11:00am-9:00pm
Laser Tag & More
Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
11:30am-1:00pm
Open Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
Easter Egg Scramble
Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
04/09/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Spring Break Activities: Spectrum Sensation
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Chesstastic
Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-1:40pm
Dancing Babies with Monica Higman
Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing for Youth
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Easter with Geoffrey
Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-2:30pm
Open Skate
Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Open Swim
Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake
04/09/2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
"It's All Write!" Teen Short Story Contest Final Celebration!
Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Drawing Club
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
04/09/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft CodeMage Beginnings
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
3:00pm-5:00pm
Circle K Homework Help
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Cockroach Neuroscience
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
3:30pm-3:40pm
Festifools Workshop - Join the AADL Group
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
4:00pm-5:00pm
FestiFools
Main Street Area, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
4:00pm-5:30pm
Music Production Elements: Drop the Bass
Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
Open Swim
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
4:00pm-5:00pm
Peter & the Wolf
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm
Every Pet Loves The Easter Bunny
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor
04/09/2017
6:30pm
Library Lab
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti

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