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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of March 11, 2019

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


March 2019
 7 p.m. 

"Ubuntu": U-M African Students Association 21st Annual Culture Show.

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Fashion show and spoken word and other performances by U-M students and others.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $15 (students, $12; VIP, $25) in advance at ticketmaster.com, by phone, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Spring Craft Show: Saline Community Education.

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Juried show and sale of works by more than 150 artists. Items include clothing, jewelry, pottery, metal, wood, glass, seasonal items, and more. Concessions, bake sale, silent auction. No strollers allowed.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $4 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). 429-5922. [map]



 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

"29th Annual Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 16 & 17. More than 150 area exhibitors show and demonstrate products and offer information on home improvement services. Concessions.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Orchid Festival: Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Show and sale of thousands of tropical and hardy orchids, orchid-growing supplies, and related items. Also, talks and demos by orchid growers.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Con Ja Nai XXV": U-M Animania.

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Yearly anime-a-thon, with Japanese animation old and new on several screens. Also, panel discussions, vendors, a raffle, and game shows, such as Anime Jeopardy and Name That Tune. Food available. Costumes encouraged. U-M campus admission policy: No one under 18 admitted without an adult.
MLB, 812 E. Washington at Thayer. Free. conjanai.org. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Purim Carnival and Shpiel": Temple Beth Emeth.

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TBE religious school students perform Finding Esther!, TBE's Finding Dory-inspired version of the Purim story. Followed at 11:15 a.m. by games, crafts, and activities. Costumes encouraged. Pizza available ($1 per slice). TBE also hosts a reading of the Megillah (Purim story) and Purim Singing on Mar. 20 (6 p.m.).
10:30 a.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. nfeinberg@templebethemeth.org. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 

St. Patrick's Day Party: The Circ.

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Live music by the the local Irish band the Y-Town Hoolies (8-10 a.m.) and the local rock quartet The Kelseys (10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Followed 2-6 p.m. by music spun by DJs. Free buffet with shepherd's pie, corned beef hash, cabbage rolls, and apple dump cake. Also, Irish dancers.
7 a.m.-10 p.m., The Circ, 210 S. First St. $5 cover. 277-3656. [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Orchid Festival: Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Show and sale of thousands of tropical and hardy orchids, orchid-growing supplies, and related items. Also, talks and demos by orchid growers.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"29th Annual Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 16 & 17. More than 150 area exhibitors show and demonstrate products and offer information on home improvement services. Concessions.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Festifools Workshops": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 17, 24, & 31. All ages invited to help the AADL prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 7. Materials provided. Mar. 17 & 24: "Community Bird Building." Help make a giant flock-of-birds puppet for the parade. Mar. 31: Bird-themed "Costume Making."
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 17) & multipurpose rm. (Mar. 24 & 31), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

Kids Care Fair: Jewish Family Services.

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Kids in grades preK-8 and their families invited for storytelling, cooking demos (with snacks), writing letters to welcome refugees, a petting zoo, and activities focusing on cultural sensitivity, disability awareness, kindness to older adults, hunger prevention, and more. Also, live science demos. Snacks.
3-5 p.m.,WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $5-$50 ($25 requested) per family sliding scale based on ability to pay. 769-0209. [map]






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