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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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Friday


February 2014
 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 21-23. A weekend of contra and English dancing to live music, with around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. The highlights of this year's festival include contra dancing with Charlottesville, VA, caller Gaye Fifer to live music by the Hotpoint String Band, English country dancing with caller Gene Murrow to live music by Earl Gaddis & Childgrove, and swing/fusion dancing on Fri., 9 p.m.-midnight. Wear clean shoes for dancing (no dancing in street shoes allowed). Full schedule at aactmad.org/ddw.
8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 21), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 22), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Feb. 23), Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd. just east of Bluett. $22 (Feb. 21 & 23; age 30 & under, $17; swing/fusion only, $10), $20 (Feb. 22 afternoon; age 30 & under, $15), and $25 (Feb. 22 evening; age 30 & under, $20) at the door. Weekend pass $85 (age 30 & under, $45). 476-4650. [map]
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Saturday


February 2014
 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

33rd Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival: Ford Seahorse Scuba Dive Club/Detroit Historical Society Dossin Maritime Group.

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A day-long series of 1-hour presentations on Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks, along with diving topics. For a complete schedule, see shipwreckfestival.us.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 459-8476. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 21-23. A weekend of contra and English dancing to live music, with around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. The highlights of this year's festival include contra dancing with Charlottesville, VA, caller Gaye Fifer to live music by the Hotpoint String Band, English country dancing with caller Gene Murrow to live music by Earl Gaddis & Childgrove, and swing/fusion dancing on Fri., 9 p.m.-midnight. Wear clean shoes for dancing (no dancing in street shoes allowed). Full schedule at aactmad.org/ddw.
8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 21), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 22), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Feb. 23), Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd. just east of Bluett. $22 (Feb. 21 & 23; age 30 & under, $17; swing/fusion only, $10), $20 (Feb. 22 afternoon; age 30 & under, $15), and $25 (Feb. 22 evening; age 30 & under, $20) at the door. Weekend pass $85 (age 30 & under, $45). 476-4650. [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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 Noon  Free! 

"U-M Polar Plunge": Special Olympics Michigan Fundraiser.

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Brave costumed swimmers plunge into icy water. Followed by a party with food and prizes. Registration for plungers begins at 10:30 a.m.
Noon, Michigan Stadium. $75 minimum donation; free for spectators. Preregistration recommended at firstgiving.com/polarplunge/uofmpolarplunge. 476-0701.
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 6-11 p.m. 

Fasching Dinner/Dance: Greater Beneficial Union Chapter 630.

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Traditional German dinner (sauerbraten, spätzle, red cabbage, tossed salad, and bread), followed by dancing to traditional German music by the popular Enzian Band. Door prizes, raffle, and costume contest with prizes. Coffee, cake, beer, wine, and pop. Fasching is the German equivalent of Mardi Gras.
6-11 p.m., Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium. $25. Reservations required by calling Klaus Kummer at 913-9371 or Marianne Rauer at 954-0057. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Indonesian Cultural Night: U-M Indonesian Student Association.

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Indonesian music and dance performances. Last year's show included a performance on the angklung (Indonesian instrument made out of bamboo tubes) and saman dancing. Preceded at 5 p.m. by Indonesian food.
7 p.m., Angell Hall Auditorium B. $10. ivanman@umich.edu, juganda@umich.edu. [map]
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Sunday


February 2014
 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 21-23. A weekend of contra and English dancing to live music, with around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. The highlights of this year's festival include contra dancing with Charlottesville, VA, caller Gaye Fifer to live music by the Hotpoint String Band, English country dancing with caller Gene Murrow to live music by Earl Gaddis & Childgrove, and swing/fusion dancing on Fri., 9 p.m.-midnight. Wear clean shoes for dancing (no dancing in street shoes allowed). Full schedule at aactmad.org/ddw.
8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 21), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 22), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Feb. 23), Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd. just east of Bluett. $22 (Feb. 21 & 23; age 30 & under, $17; swing/fusion only, $10), $20 (Feb. 22 afternoon; age 30 & under, $15), and $25 (Feb. 22 evening; age 30 & under, $20) at the door. Weekend pass $85 (age 30 & under, $45). 476-4650. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Ann Arbor SOUP February Dinner Event: Ann Arbor SOUP.

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Ann Arbor residents of all ages (excluding those under the age of 18) for only $5 get live music, food, fun, and the chance to vote! At this effervescent, spirited, inspiring event, participants will get to hear four proposals of programs or ideas to better the Ann Arbor community. Projects can range from art to agriculture, social justice to social entrepreneurship, education to technology and many more! After the presentations we eat, connect, share resources, and vote on which project you think should win the money gathered from the night. As we come to a close, whoever has the most votes takes home the money collected at the door. The event is fun, engaging, and sure to be the best Sunday you've had in a while! Visit our site and click HAVE A PROJECT if you'd like to submit an idea! Applications are due February 16th, and the event itself is February 23rd @ 6pm at LIVE!
LIVE, 102 S. 1st Street. $5. (516) 445-2077. info@annarborsoup.com http://annarborsoup.weebly.com/ [map]
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