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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


October 2013
 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hawaii: Deep Beauty and Volcanic Power": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings by Hawaii-based writers Tom Peek, author Daughters of Fire, a thriller set in Hawaii, and Ann Arbor- and Hawaii-based writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, author of Where Lava Meets the Sea: Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii, a collection of essays, prose poems, and short stories. Display of volcano-inspired art of the Big Island painter Catherine Robbins. Light Hawaiian refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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Wednesday


October 2013
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Brandywine Cemetery": Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud.

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Oct. 30 & 31. An elaborate, chilling yard-size haunt filled with ghoulish creations, creepy creatures, and other entertainingly scary oddities. Donations accepted for a local food bank. A very popular annual tradition.
7-9 p.m. (or so), 2727 Brandywine (off Packard between Platt & Carpenter). brandywinecemetery.com. [map]
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 7:15-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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Thursday


October 2013
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Brandywine Cemetery": Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud.

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Oct. 30 & 31. An elaborate, chilling yard-size haunt filled with ghoulish creations, creepy creatures, and other entertainingly scary oddities. Donations accepted for a local food bank. A very popular annual tradition.
7-9 p.m. (or so), 2727 Brandywine (off Packard between Platt & Carpenter). brandywinecemetery.com. [map]
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 7:15-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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Friday


November 2013
 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fun Friday": U-M Natural History Museum.

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With screenings of the 30-minute planetarium show Star Talk (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.) about what you can see in the current night sky, a reading of Carol & Donald Carrick's Big Old Bones (6 & 7 p.m.) with images from the book projected on the planetarium dome, the interactive demo "Cooking Up a Comet" (6 p.m.), and 30-minute dinosaur tours (7 & 8 p.m.). Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited for each event.
5-9 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free admission. Planetarium shows are $3. 764-0478. [map]
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 6-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Party & Open House": The Yellow Barn.

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A costume parade, photo booth, pumpkin painting, treats, and a chance to learn about upcoming Yellow Barn classes and events. Followed at 8 p.m. by dancing to music spun by a DJ. The early portion of the evening is more suitable for kids.
6-10 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 6-9 p.m. 

"Home for Good": Avalon Housing.

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Avalon celebrates its 21st anniversary providing housing for local low-income residents with a strolling buffet from Bona Sera, cocktails, live jazz by EMU student guitarist Deondre Charelle Richmond, an interactive art project, and exhibit of photographs of Avalon tenants by local photographers Jude Walton and Leisa Thompson. Avalon serves almost 400 tenants in 283 apartments at 25 locations scattered around the city.
6-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $100 in advance only. 663-5858, ext. 212. [map]
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 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and discussion on a theme TBA. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]
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Saturday


November 2013
 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Appalachian Craft Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Show and sale of nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments, wooden utensils, cutting boards, note cards, toys, figurines, and more by Red Bird Mission (Kentucky) crafters. Lunch available (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Nov. 3), Dexter UMC, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
9 am to 3 pm
Dexter District Library
3255 Alpine Street
Dexter, MI 48130
734-426-4477
www.dexter.lib.mi.us
Prices range from 25 cents to $2.00 with a special selection of various priced gift books. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds directly benefit the library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free admission. 734-426-4477. www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"AAPEX 2013: Ann Arbor Stamp Show": 39th Annual Ann Arbor Stamp Club Exhibition and Bourse.

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Nov. 2 & 3. 28 dealers from 10 states show and sell stamps, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp displays on topics that range from penguins and Egyptian postal history to orchids and Japanese national parks to WWII and 19th-century Michigan mail by boat and rail. Also, USPS, UN Postal Administration, and American Topical Association booths.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 3), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 Huron River Dr. Free admission. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Fitness Fair: B Young - B Fit.

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11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Music till 7 p.m.! Are you struggling to make a change? In decent shape but want to take it to the next level? Want to be a better role model for your family? Signed up for a race and feel like you bit off more than you can chew? Have you always wanted to work with a personal trainer but it was too expensive? We are opening our doors to help YOU explore these topics and how we can help you. The B Young - B Fit team will be happy to field your one-on-one questions as we offer door prizes, discounts, sample classes & exercise demos. Meet some local celebrities and enjoy great food, music and even a free chair massage. BYBF has newly expanded and is a proud local business for 8 years and counting. We have helped people from all backgrounds change their lives and meet their goals. THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE SO PLEASE COME & BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! We are located in the Glencoe Crossing shopping plaza. www.byoungbfit.com Featured on MTV's Made.
B Young - B Fit Studio, 4585 Washtenaw Ave. Suite 1. Free. 734-975-0984. ben.matheny@byoungbfit.com www.byoungbfit.com [map]
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 1-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Samhain Ritual: Druids of Shining Lakes Grove.

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All invited to participate in this traditional Celtic ritual marking the change of season. Samhain is the basis for the Christian All Hallows' Eve, itself the basis for Halloween. Craft project, raffle, and potluck. Followed at 6 p.m. by an evening ritual honoring the ancestors and gods of the underworld, and at 8:30 p.m. by an Ancestor Dinner (bring your ancestors' favorite dish to share). Note: the evening ritual revolves around themes of death and rebirth and may not be appropriate for young children.
2 p.m., Cavallo Farms, 2185 N. Harris Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 277-1897. [map]
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Sunday


November 2013
 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Appalachian Craft Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Show and sale of nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments, wooden utensils, cutting boards, note cards, toys, figurines, and more by Red Bird Mission (Kentucky) crafters. Lunch available (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Nov. 3), Dexter UMC, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"AAPEX 2013: Ann Arbor Stamp Show": 39th Annual Ann Arbor Stamp Club Exhibition and Bourse.

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Nov. 2 & 3. 28 dealers from 10 states show and sell stamps, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp displays on topics that range from penguins and Egyptian postal history to orchids and Japanese national parks to WWII and 19th-century Michigan mail by boat and rail. Also, USPS, UN Postal Administration, and American Topical Association booths.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 3), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 Huron River Dr. Free admission. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Holiday Teddy Bear Artist Gallery Show": Bright Star Promotions.

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Show and sale of teddy bears. Also, bear appraisals & door prizes.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $6 (kids ages 3-12, $2). (502) 423-STAR. [map]
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 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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