Arbor Annie’s End of School/Father’s Day Weekend Picks June 16-18, 2017

It’s a weekend of celebration – the end of the school year & Father’s Day. There are some great events this weekend – fireworks, Doctor Kaboom, Tech Trek, Comic Arts Festival, Pool Party, Top of the Park, & More.

Arbor Annie's End of School & Father's Day Weekend Picks - June 16-18, 2017

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Friday is the last day of school for Ann Arbor Public Schools (and other local districts). There are plenty of options to celebrate the last day of school like the A2 Tech Trek and School is Out! Pool Party at Fuller Park.

Of course Top of the Park continues this weekend. Don’t miss our Top of the Park Kids Guide for all the details on Top of the Park – Logistics, Kid Zone tents, Movies, and more. I know we’ll be stopping in on Sunday after seeing the Doktor Kaboom! “Live Wire” at Power Center.

Top of the Park 2017 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival


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Friday is also the last day of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. We have definitely taken advantage of it with dinner at Neo Papalis on Tuesday and dinner at Relโ€ขish last night. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with lunch at Isalita today (look for a review soon).

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Summer 2017

The hot temperatures are supposed to continue through at least Saturday (Sunday dips to 79). There is still a chance of storms on Friday and Sunday, but hopefully the storms will be early, late, or not materialize weather is supposed to be hot this weekend. If the weather holds out local pools, water parks, and spray grounds will be a great choice! Plan to go early or late as they may be crowded due to the heat and people not yet leaving on summer vacations.

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Last year my daughter had a lot of fun at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017. I am hoping to fit it in again this weekend.

This weekend also marks the opening of the Wonder of Learning exhibit on UM’s North Campus. I am hoping to check it out next week and have a report for you.

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Doktor Kaboom!

Doktor Kaboom! Brings Zany Science to Ann Arbor Summer Festival

On Father’s Day the Ann Arbor Summer Festival will have two zany science shows by Doktor Kaboom! Get tickets for your family to enjoy the show.

Friday Picks

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Movies

New in theaters this week is Cars 3. My daughter had a class event the night of the screening, so I don’t have a review to share yet. However, don’t miss my interview with the Filmmakers from the Detroit Auto Show.

We do have reviews including parental guidance of several other shows still in theaters including Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

Thor: Ragnarok Review & Parental Guidance

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie - Master Wu

The LEGO Ninjago Movie & Events

The LEGO Ninjago Movie opens on Friday, September 22. While my daughter loves LEGO, she has never gotten into the ...
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All Weekend Events

Friday, June 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
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06/16/2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Tot Time
at Ypsilanti Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
06/16/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity - Classic Characters
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
10:00am
Wild Life - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
06/16/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Music Within Therapy and Yoga Summer Camps!
at Metropolitan Speech and Sensory Center, Saline MI
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06/16/2017
12:00pm-12:30pm
Play the Kerrytown Chime
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
1:00pm-11:00pm
Canton Liberty Fest
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
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06/16/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
A2 Tech Trek
at SPARK Central, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/16/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Dixboro Farmers Market
at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
4:45pm-5:45pm

Kids Zumba


at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Zumbaยฎ Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans boys & girls ages 6-13, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movinโ€™ to the beat. Itโ€™s all about feeling...Read More
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06/16/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm

KidZone: UM North Campus Childrenโ€™s Center โ€“ Wonder of Learning Exploring Loose Parts


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Kids can explore all kinds of loose parts at the KidZone: UM North Campus Childrenโ€™s Center โ€“ Wonder of Learning Exploring Loose Parts. Then, they can combine them into amazing crafts and creations. Each Tuesday-Sunday during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, there is a KidZone tent at Top of the Park. Each...Read More
06/16/2017
5:00pm-7:00pm
School is Out! Pool Party
at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/16/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm

Top of the Park Music


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Enjoy the music at Top of the Park. Music will be on both the Rackham Stage and the O&W Acoustic Stage in the Grove under the Bell Tower. Top of the Park kicks off each day at 5p, although the music may not start until 6p. Music typically does not start on...Read More
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06/16/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm

Top of the Park Retreat


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Join the Ann Arbor Summer Festival from 5-6p for a mind-body session every day (except Mondays) from June 9 through July 2. Retreat happens on the Power Center Lawn Activities include: Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, World Dance, Capoeira, and Hula Hooping. Schedule: June 9 - Ona Flow Vinyasa June 10 - Capoeira...Read More
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06/16/2017
6:00pm
Ann Arbor Book Festival Book Crawl
at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
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06/16/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Art & Adventure Reception
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm

Tween & Teen Zumba


at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
Come for the Latin-inspired Zumba dance party.  Stay for the total body workout that includes cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and a serious dose of confidence-boosting awesomeness.  A great fitness class option that is a bit more challenging for older youth.  Both boys and girls are welcome.  No dance or fitness...Read More
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06/16/2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Family Gaming Night
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Date/Time Event
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06/17/2017
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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06/17/2017
8:00am-1:00pm
Dexter Farmers Market
at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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06/17/2017
8:00am-12:00pm
Saline Famers Market
at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
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06/17/2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Market
at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
06/17/2017
10:00am-11:00pm
Canton Liberty Fest
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
06/17/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: Father's Day Frame
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
10:00am
Kung Fu Panda 3 - Free for Kids Summer Film Series
at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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06/17/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Outdoor Adventure - Water Play
at Allen Creek Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Pop-Up Makerspace
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
06/17/2017
10:00am
Train Day at Cultivate
at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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06/17/2017
10:30am-11:00am
Play the Kerrytown Chime
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
10:30am-11:30am
The Little Scientists Club
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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06/17/2017
11:00am-5:30pm
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
11:00am-2:00pm
Family Open House
at Ann Arbor Justice Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
11:00am
Father's Day Storytime
at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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06/17/2017
11:00am
Storytime
at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
11:30am
School is Out! TieDye is IN!
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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06/17/2017
12:00pm-5:00pm
Ann Arbor Book Festival Street Fair
at Washington Between 4th and 5th, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
12:30pm-2:00pm
Family Work of Art
at Rappourt Brew & Chew, Annn Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
1st Annual GrieveWell Kite Festival
at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Make a Father's Day Card
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak Paint Splatter Canvas
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/17/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
2:00pm
School is Out! TieDye is IN!
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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06/17/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm

KidZone: Flipside Art Studio ArtSplosions Lab


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Kids can express their creativity at the KidZone: Flipside Art Studio ArtSplosions Lab!  Each Tuesday-Sunday during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, there is a KidZone tent at Top of the Park. Each night a different company/group provides the activities. All sessions are free. All of Today's Summer Festival Activities 
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06/17/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm

Top of the Park Music


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Enjoy the music at Top of the Park. Music will be on both the Rackham Stage and the O&W Acoustic Stage in the Grove under the Bell Tower. Top of the Park kicks off each day at 5p, although the music may not start until 6p. Music typically does not start on...Read More
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06/17/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm

Top of the Park Retreat


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Join the Ann Arbor Summer Festival from 5-6p for a mind-body session every day (except Mondays) from June 9 through July 2. Retreat happens on the Power Center Lawn Activities include: Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, World Dance, Capoeira, and Hula Hooping. Schedule: June 9 - Ona Flow Vinyasa June 10 - Capoeira...Read More

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
06/18/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Pop-Up Makerspace
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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06/18/2017
12:30pm-5:30pm
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
1:00pm

Doktor Kaboom! "It's Just Rocket Science"


at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
For the first time in several years, the Main Stage series at Ann Arbor Summer Festival includes a family-friendly act. Doktor Kaboom will be bringing crazy, entertaining science experiments to audiences.
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06/18/2017
1:30pm
Three Stooges Shorts
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
2:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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06/18/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/18/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
4:00pm

Doktor Kaboom! "Live Wire"


at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
For the first time in several years, the Main Stage series at Ann Arbor Summer Festival includes a family-friendly act. Doktor Kaboom will be bringing crazy, entertaining science experiments to audiences.
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06/18/2017
4:30pm
Princess Mononoke
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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06/18/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm

KidZone: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Kids can have fun at the KidZone: C.S. Mott Childrenโ€™s Hospital Band-Aid Art, & More! There will be band aid art, face painting, balloon sculptures, and more. Each Tuesday-Sunday during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, there is a KidZone tent at Top of the Park. Each night a different company/group provides the activities. All...Read More
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06/18/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm

Top of the Park Music


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Enjoy the music at Top of the Park. Music will be on both the Rackham Stage and the O&W Acoustic Stage in the Grove under the Bell Tower. Top of the Park kicks off each day at 5p, although the music may not start until 6p. Music typically does not start on...Read More
๐Ÿ†“
06/18/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm

Top of the Park Retreat


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Join the Ann Arbor Summer Festival from 5-6p for a mind-body session every day (except Mondays) from June 9 through July 2. Retreat happens on the Power Center Lawn Activities include: Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, World Dance, Capoeira, and Hula Hooping. Schedule: June 9 - Ona Flow Vinyasa June 10 - Capoeira...Read More
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06/18/2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Fireside Fun โ€“ A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
7:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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06/18/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm

Top of the Park: Kids Rock - The Shake Ups in Ponyville


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Sunday is Kids night at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival with a Kids Rock Concert sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. Tonight's concert is The Shake Ups in Ponyville. Don't miss the other fun A2SF events that night:
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06/18/2017
10:00pm-11:59pm

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Top of the Park Movie


at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
I love that the 2017 Top of the Park movie lineup includes classic films like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Ad: &amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br /> Don't forget to check out the full Top of the Park Movie Lineup. Also, don't miss the KidZone tents earlier in the evening. Each night's KidZone is...Read More

 

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