Arbor Annie’s MLK Weekend Picks January 12-15

No sooner did the kids return to school then they have an unexpected 4 day weekend (3 days was planned). Arbor Annie has picks for all weekend – especially Monday.

Arbor Annie's MLK Weekend Picks - January 12-15

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday. We haven’t made a plan yet, but we usually try to visit a couple of restaurants during the week. (it runs through Friday the 19th).

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week - Winter 2018Part of our weekend plans includes putting away our Christmas decorations. If you have a live Christmas Tree to dispose of, we’ve got a list of Christmas Tree Disposal options. There are some changes to the City of Ann Arbor procedure this year.

Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal Options


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Friday Picks

  • 10:30am-11:15am Sensation Stations at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:45am Be the Change: Stories & Crafts for First Steps in Social Justice at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Snowman Page Marker at Michaels
  • 10:00am-11:15am Tinkergarten Free Trial Classes at Greenview Nature Area
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Family Art Studio: Line Comes Alive at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Kids Coding Hour at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm Splash Day at Mack Pool
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Family Art Studio: Line Comes Alive at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Felt Ball Fun! at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Modern Geometric Mobile at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm Dive-In Movie: Wonder Woman at Mack Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Drawing for Kids at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Watercolor Snowflake Art at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Celebración by Ann Arbor Concert Band at Michigan Theater
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Sock Donation Drive & Puppet Making at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • Monday Picks

    Monday is dominated by events for Martin Luther King Day. Unfortunately we won’t be participating. I’ll be at the Auto Show and my daughter is busy with her Girl Scout troop. 

    There are so many great events that I’ve split them up into 4 sections – Camps, Museum Admissions, Events Honoring Dr King/Civil Rights, and Other Events.

    All Day Programs & Camps

  • 8:00am-5:00pm Creature Camp at The Creature Conservancy
  • 8:30am-5:30pm Day off Outdoors: Dream Green at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 8:30am-3:00pm UM MLK Children & Youth Day at Modern Languages Building
  • 9:00am-4:00pm Martin Luther King Day at Flipside at Flipside Art Studio
  • Museums

    Monday is also a great day to visit a museum. Free admission is offered at Henry Ford Museum and Michigan Science Center. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is offering $6 admission.

  • 9:30am-5:00pm FREE Admission at Henry Ford Museum
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Ford Fun Free Day at Michigan Science Center
  • 10:00am-5:00pm MLK Day - Discounted Admission at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Events Honoring Dr. King & Civil Rights

    Other Monday Event Choices

    Day Off Activity Ideas

    Movies

    The new (kid-friendly) movie in theaters this week is Paddington 2. There is also an influx of movies for the awards season – but most of those are better for a date night and a family outing.

    The big movie in theaters is still Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We’ve seen it twice, so don’t miss our review and parental guidance. We saw it in IMAX 3D at Emagine on opening weekend and again at State Theatre over break.

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Poe & BB-8

    This week, my daughter and I enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It’s a fun movie for the days off this week.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Coco was as great as I heard – although we didn’t write a review. I definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet.

    Disney•Pixar's Coco

    Other movies in theaters include Ferdinand (based on the book), The Greatest Showman about PT Barnum, and Pitch Perfect 3.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    01/16/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Cute & Cuddly Winter Cross-Stitch
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/19/2018
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Victorious Viola


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment....Read More
    💙🆓
    01/19/2018
    11:00am-11:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Victorious Viola


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment....Read More
    💙
    01/19/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    01/12/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/12/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/12/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/12/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/12/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/12/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba for Tweenz
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/12/2018
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    10:00am-10:45am
    Be the Change: Stories & Crafts for First Steps in Social Justice
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Snowman Page Marker
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    01/13/2018
    10:00am-11:15am
    Tinkergarten Free Trial Classes
    at Greenview Nature Area, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Family Art Studio: Line Comes Alive
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Sloth!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    English Country Dance
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Kids Coding Hour
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MakeBreak Slime
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Public Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/13/2018
    1:30pm-3:30pm
    Splash Day
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Family Art Studio: Line Comes Alive
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Felt Ball Fun!
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/13/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Modern Geometric Mobile
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/13/2018
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/13/2018
    7:30pm
    Dive-In Movie: Wonder Woman
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Sloth!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Public Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Watercolor Snowflake Art
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    01/14/2018
    2:00pm
    Celebración by Ann Arbor Concert Band
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    01/14/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/14/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Sock Donation Drive & Puppet Making
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    01/14/2018
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/14/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    01/15/2018
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Creature Camp
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    8:30am-5:30pm
    Day off Outdoors: Dream Green
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    8:30am-3:00pm
    UM MLK Children & Youth Day
    at Modern Languages Building, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/15/2018
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Martin Luther King Day at Flipside
    at Flipside Art Studio, Ann Arbor MI
    01/15/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    9:30am-5:00pm
    FREE Admission
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    01/15/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Victorious Viola


    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment....Read More
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Ford Fun Free Day
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-11:15am
    Free Outdoor Play-Based Kids Class
    at Bandemer Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm
    MLK Day - Discounted Admission
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    MLK Mega Monday All-You-Can-Play
    at Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Say It Loud: Positive Propaganda with SCRAP Box
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/15/2018
    10:30am-2:30pm
    MLK Day – Free Family Drop-In
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    10:30am-11:00am
    Preschool Art Start
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    11:00am-11:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Victorious Viola


    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    Music comes alive in KinderConcerts – free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment....Read More
    01/15/2018
    11:00am-11:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    11:10am-1:10pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/15/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/15/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    MLK Day Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    1:30pm-2:30pm

    Chamber Concert: Beaumaris Ensemble


    at Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The finest chamber recital music is played by A2SO musicians and guests. These hour-long concerts are open to listeners of all ages. Wind, string and brass soloists and ensembles combine programs to include freshly minted pieces along with time-honored classics. General seating at our chamber concert series is a comfortable...Read More
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Martin Luther King, Jr Event
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    MLK Day Event: Rhythm Life Collective Featuring Kevin Jones
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/15/2018
    4:00pm-9:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Songs of Civil Rights
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/15/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Beyond the Hero and the Holiday -- A Storytelling Celebration
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

     

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