5 fun things to do in Ann Arbor this weekend (Feb. 3-5)

ANN ARBOR, MI – When the cold weather sets in, you might be looking for an excuse to get out of the house and do something fun.

Luckily, Ann Arbor has all kinds of events to choose from this weekend, including the start of its famous Restaurant Week. So, get your forks ready and explore all sorts of dishes and offerings.

If you’re not a foodie, there are plenty of other activities throughout the weekend.

1. Start Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Sunday, February 5th is the first day of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

Enjoy a week of discounted meals at approximately 30 restaurants throughout Ann Arbor from Sunday through Friday, February 10th. Participation is as easy as making a reservation or ordering a takeaway from one of the selected restaurants.

Participating restaurants include Avalon Café & Kitchen, Blue Llama Jazz Club, Blue Tractor, Bløm Meadworks, Carson’s American Bistro, Eat, Gandy Dancer, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Havana Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, Heidelberg, Jolly Pumpkin, Of Rice & Men , Old Town Tavern, Pacific Rim, Palio, Plate Sushi & Chicken, Pretzel Bell, Ravens Club, Real Seafood Company, Ruth’s Chris, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, The Black Pearl, The Earle, The Habitat, Venue by 4M, Vinology, Zingerman’s Delicatessen and Zingermans Roadhouse.

Visit the Ann Arbor Restaurant Week website for more information about the event.

Continue reading: Receive discounted dining at Ann Arbor restaurants during Restaurant Week

2. Enjoy a super cute family friendly event

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is hosting a family-friendly event on Sunday, February 5 from 12-3 p.m. at 1105 N. University Ave.

Buzz on Sweet Foods Family Day guides participants through an interactive science activity aimed at children ages 5 to 12 accompanied by an adult.

Children will do hands-on activities to learn how sugar and their different senses affect their brain. The event will answer many questions, e.g. B. whether it is possible to detect candy flavors with a stuffy nose.

Participants will try out a variety of experiments, and each participant will receive a comic book to explore further at home. To learn more about Buzz on Sweet Foods Family Day, visit the museum’s website.

3. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Briarwood Mall

The Briarwood Mall will be hosting its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 4th from 12:30pm to 5:00pm.

Several performances are held in the east wing of the mall at 100 Briarwood Circle.

The event begins with the dragon and lion parade, followed by performances by martial arts and tai chi masters, waist drum dancers and Chinese folk dancers.

After these performances, handicrafts such as Chinese calligraphy will be held near the mall’s JCPenney store. To find out more, visit the mall’s social media or website.

4. Listen to Laith Al-Saadi who performed on The Voice

Musician Laith Al-Saadi performs at The Ark, 316 S. Main St. on Sunday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ann Arbor singer was a 2016 season 10 finalist on NBC’s The Voice and now brings an authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences across the country.

Tickets cost around $30 each and are available here.

5. Get smart this weekend

The Ann Arbor District Library is bringing back its letterpress labs with a workshop on Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm.

The event will be held at 343 S. 5th Ave. takes place in the library’s secret laboratory and follows the traditional process of hand printing with movable type. The activity is intended for adults and gives participants a chance to use wooden type, handset lead type, and ornaments.

Participants can also learn how to handle ink and print on a Vandercook cylinder press. Visit the library’s website for more information.

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