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April 1, 2012

Festifools!

FestiFools is a non-profit production of the START Project, a University of Michigan Lloyd Hall Scholars Program initiative. FestiFools brings students and community volunteers together to create unique public art that is free and accessible to everyone. Specifically, we make huge-mongous papier-mâché puppets and march them around downtown Ann Arbor on a Sunday early in April.

Start: April 1, 2012 4:00 pm
End: April 1, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Main Street
Address:
Ann Arbor, MI, United States

March 30, 2012

FoolMoon

Start: March 30, 2012 7:00 pm
End: March 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Washington St.
Address:
Ann Arbor, MI, United States

March 18, 2012

40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

www.umich.edu/~powwow

Tentative Schedule of Events for Sunday:

Sunday

  • 9:00 – 11:30 am Town Hall meeting about repatriation
  • 10:30 am Doors and vendor booths open to the public
  • 11:30 am Drum roll call
  • 12:00pm Grand Entry
    • Flag Song
    • Invocation
    • Veteran’s Song
  • 1:00 pm Intertribal dancing
  • 2:00pm Contest and exhibition dancing
  • 3:00pm Tiny Tot exhibition (newborn-6 yrs old)
  • 3:15 pm Contest and exhibition dancing
  • 4:45 pm Powwow Committee Give-Away
  • 5:15 pm Grand Exit and Traveling Song
  • 6:00pm Contest Winner Announcements
Start: March 18, 2012 9:00 am
End: March 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Venue: Pioneer High School
Address:
601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, United States
Cost: $10

March 17, 2012

40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

40th Annual Powwow Poster

 

http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/

Tentative Schedule of Events for Saturday:

Saturday

  • 10:30 am Doors and vendor booths open to the public
  • 11:30 am Drum roll call
  • 12:00 pm Grand Entry
    • Flag Song
    • Invocation
    • Veteran’s Song
    • Welcome Address
  • 1:00 pm Intertribal dancing
  • 2:00 pm Contest and exhibition dancing
  • 3:15 pm Tiny Tot exhibition (newborn-6 yrs old)
  • 3:30 pm Contest and exhibition dancing
  • 5:00 pm Dinner break
    • Hand drum contest
  • 6:30 pm Drum roll call
  • 7:00pm Grand Entry
    • Flag Song
    • Invocation
    • Veteran’s Song
  • 8:00 pm Intertribal dancing
  • 8:30 pm Contest and exhibition dancing
  • 10:30 pm Grand Exit
Start: March 17, 2012 10:30 am
End: March 17, 2012 10:30 pm
Venue: Pioneer High School
Address:
601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, United States
Cost: $10

February 19, 2012

Storytelling Festival for Kids

Each year The Ark revives the oldest of all the arts with our February Storytelling Festival, featuring talespinners from far and wide. This year’s tellers are New Hampshire-born Willy Claflin, Hungary’s Zalka Csenge Virág, Kalamazoo’s Alison Downey, and a mystery guest. Sunday’s program features kid-oriented stories from our 2012 Storytelling Festival artists. The Ark’s 25th annual Storytelling Festival is a collaboration with the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild.

Willy Claflin was born before television. The only child of shy eccentric parents, he grew up in the woods of New Hampshire where he spent his childhood day dreaming and impersonating wild life. In boarding school, he found out he was funny. Willy is a now a master storyteller, mostly for adults, but his kid fans are still really important. He tells original and traditional stories. He sings his own songs, plus 1,032 eerie ballads from the British Isles and Appalachia—and a lot of blues and rock and roll. He is also the speaking mouth person for Maynard Moose, another famous storyteller and kids’ author. Zalka Csenge Virág, also known as The Multicolored Lady, is Hungary’s first international storyteller. She travels the world, sharing Hungarian folktales with her audiences (in English, Spanish and Hungarian), and takes all the stories she learns back home to Hungary. She represented Hungary at the Kids’ Euro Festival in Washington DC, telling Hungarian folktales in local schools, museums, and the Kennedy Center. Allison Downey can make an audience in a 500-seat theatre feel like they’re in her living room. “Dynamic, energetic, intimate, masterful, genuine, honest, humorous, hilarious, charismatic”—these are just a few of the descriptors chosen by critics and audiences to describe Allison’s performances. Alison’s storytelling career has been taking off— she appeared in the Moth Mainstage production at the Power Center during the 2011 Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Tickets are $10. For more information about buying tickets, see http://theark.org.

 

Start: February 19, 2012 1:00 pm
End: February 19, 2012 3:00 pm
Venue: The Ark
Phone: 734-761-1818
Address:
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, United States
Cost: $10

February 12, 2012

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibrations

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

 

We’ll have a great time experimenting with vibrations, the sources of sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Ever seen sound extinguish a flame? You will here!

Start: February 12, 2012 3:00 pm
End: February 12, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Phone: 734-995-5439
Address:
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, United States

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibrations

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

 

We’ll have a great time experimenting with vibrations, the sources of sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Ever seen sound extinguish a flame? You will here!

Start: February 12, 2012 1:00 pm
End: February 12, 2012 1:30 pm
Venue: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Phone: 734-995-5439
Address:
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, United States

February 11, 2012

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibrations

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

 

We’ll have a great time experimenting with vibrations, the sources of sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Ever seen sound extinguish a flame? You will here!

Start: February 11, 2012 3:00 pm
End: February 11, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Phone: 734-995-5439
Address:
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, United States

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibrations

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

 

We’ll have a great time experimenting with vibrations, the sources of sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Ever seen sound extinguish a flame? You will here!

Start: February 11, 2012 1:00 pm
End: February 11, 2012 1:30 pm
Venue: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Phone: 734-995-5439
Address:
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, United States
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