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

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 Relish 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.

http://www.annarborwithkids.com/2017/05/ann-arbor-swimming-pools-places-get-wet.html/

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

Saturday Picks

Sunday Picks

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.

Wonder Woman - Leaving a trench

Wonder Women Review & Parental Guidance

After a jam packed weekend, we decided to go see Wonder Woman tonight. Emagine offers free popcorn on Tuesdays, so ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review & Parental Warnings

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review & Parental Warnings

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise ...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now in theaters. My daughter and I were invited to an advance screening ...
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Cars 3 at the Auto Show

Cars 3 is at the Detroit Auto Show

Cars 3 will be released on June 16, 2017. To promote the film, Disney•Pixar has a presence at this year's ...
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All Weekend Events

June 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
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-10:30am
Preschool Storytime
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
10:00am-10:30am
Preschool Storytime
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
10:00am
Wild Life - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
06/16/2017
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Music Within Therapy and Yoga Summer Camps!
at Metropolitan Speech and Sensory Center, Saline MI
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
06/16/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
A2 Tech Trek
at SPARK Central, Ann Arbor Michigan
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

Kids Zumba

at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans boys & girls ages 6-13, where they can play it loud and...
06/16/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: UM North Campus Children’s Center – Wonder of Learning Exploring Loose Parts

KidZone: UM North Campus Children’s Center – 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 Children’s Center – Wonder of Learning Exploring Loose Parts. Then, they can...
06/16/2017
5:00pm-7:00pm
School is Out! Pool Party
at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm
Top of the Park Music

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...
06/16/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Top of the Park Retreat

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...
06/16/2017
6:00pm
Ann Arbor Book Festival Book Crawl
at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
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

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...
06/16/2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Family Gaming Night
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/16/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

June 17, 2017

Date/Time Event
06/17/2017
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
06/17/2017
8:00am-1:00pm
Dexter Farmers Market
at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
06/17/2017
8:00am-12:00pm
Saline Famers Market
at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
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
06/17/2017
10:00am
Kung Fu Panda 3 - Free for Kids Summer Film Series
at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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-11:00am
Sensory Storytime
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
10:00am
Train Day at Cultivate
at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
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
06/17/2017
11:00am-5:30pm
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
11:00am-2:00pm
Family Open House
at Ann Arbor Justice Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
11:00am
Father's Day Storytime
at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
06/17/2017
11:00am
Hands-On Demo: Life - How do We Find It?
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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
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
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
06/17/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Make a Father's Day Card
at Malletts Creek Branch Library,
06/17/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak Paint Splatter Canvas
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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
06/17/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Life - How Do We Find It?
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/17/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: Flipside Art Studio ArtSplosions Lab

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...
06/17/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm
Top of the Park Music

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...
06/17/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Top of the Park Retreat

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...

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
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"

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.
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
06/18/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Life - How Do We Find It?
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
4:00pm
Doktor Kaboom! "Live Wire"

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.
06/18/2017
4:30pm
Princess Mononoke
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
06/18/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm
KidZone: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

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 Children’s Hospital Band-Aid Art, & More! There will be band aid art, face painting, balloon sculptures, and more....
06/18/2017
5:00pm-11:00pm
Top of the Park Music

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...
06/18/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Top of the Park Retreat

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...
06/18/2017
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
06/18/2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Fireside Fun – 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
06/18/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Top of the Park: Kids Rock - The Shake Ups in Ponyville

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...
06/18/2017
10:00pm-11:59pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Top of the Park Movie

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 />...

 

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