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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of April 16, 2018

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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Saturday


April 2018
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Apr. 21 & 22. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from mid-century to industrial design to folk art and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). annarborantiquesmarket@gmail.com, 678-0173. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"11th Annual Record Store Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The AADL celebrates national Record Store Day with a pop-up record fair featuring vendors with used records and music-related gear in the lobby and a DJ in the garden. Also, at 2 p.m., veteran local singer-songwriter Matt Jones shares some of his favorite recordings from The River Street Anthology, his archival project "to create a musical map of Michigan" by traveling around the state and recording local musicians. His work will be preserved at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

The Day Before Earth Day: Michigan Friends Center.

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This year's Earth Day program will be held the day before. The designated theme is eliminating single-use plastic.
Fun, hands-on activities for kids and adults are offered. Reuse and remake with common plastic materials while keeping them out of the environment, and take home something useful.
Along with the hands-on activities will be a short presentation from Richard Tucker about how the issue of plastics wastes is being handled in other places around the world. Free, with donations cheerfully accepted.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. Donations welcome.. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

6th Annual Red Shoe Affair: Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser.

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Strolling dinner, live and silent auctions, and tours of the locker room, tunnel, and playing field at Michigan Stadium. Followed by an afterglow with live music by Midwest Dueling Pianos.
7-11 p.m., Roth Stadium Club, 1201 S. Main. Tickets $225 in advance only at rmhcannarbor.org or by phone. 998-6531. [map]


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Sunday


April 2018
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Apr. 21 & 22. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from mid-century to industrial design to folk art and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). annarborantiquesmarket@gmail.com, 678-0173. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. beginning Apr. 8. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week. Free balloons for kids on opening day. Apr. 22: Earth Day. The market features reused, reusable, earth-friendly, and organic items, and Fairview Studios owner Joan Hutchinson demonstrates how to make a wheel of life out of feathers and a circle of vines.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Earth Day Festival: City of Ann Arbor.

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This family-oriented event features live raptors and amphibians & reptiles, hands-on craft activities, guided hikes to Black Pond, green building and commuting displays, and more. Also, exhibits by more than 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations, and educational presentations on a variety of sustainability topics, including a performance of environmental songs and stories by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly (2:30 p.m.). Also, all encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal to join an "All Species Parade" (2:15 p.m.). Face painting. Light concession refreshments from Shimmy Shack, Ray's Red Hots, and Hero or Villain food trucks. All encouraged to ride bikes to the festival.
Noon-4 p.m., Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 794-6627. [map]





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