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

April 7, 2017

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

April 8, 2017

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

April 9, 2017

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

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