Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Ann Arbor Michigan Area | What’s happening in Ann Arbor / Detroit

FEATURED EVENTS

Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys at the Cranbrook!

Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys showcases a variety of designer toys from individual sculptural figures to outlandish monsters, and will focus on limited edition artist creations and serial productions. Like prints and other forms of art produced in multiples, seriality and variation on a theme dominate the art toy genre.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
12/04/2018
during regular hours
Learn More

Organization:

Cranbrook Art Museum

Location:

39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48303
United States

Phone:

248.645.3314

#OptOutside Discovery Hike at Indian Springs

Join the growing movement to skip the shopping and spend Black Friday in nature. This interpreter-led hike will traverse the Woodland Trail. We will search for signs of animals, plants and other clues to what has been going on outside. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
1 - 2:30 pm
Learn More

Location:

5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI, 48386
United States

Phone:

(734) 426-8211

Public Skate at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Lace up your skates and feel the wind in your hair as you and your kids take to the ice for some great indoor fun!
Dates: 
11/16/2018
11/19/2018
11/20/2018
M-F: 10:30 - 11:50 am; Saturdays 12 - 1:20 pm; Sundays: 1 - 2:20 pm
Learn More

Organization:

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Location:

2121 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Phone:

(734) 214-2024

Full Moon Walk at Hudson Mills

The November full moon is called the Beaver Moon. Enjoy some beaver facts indoors and then head out during the moonset to see if we can spot these nocturnal animals. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6 - 8 pm
Learn More

Location:

8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI, 48310
United States

Phone:

734-426-8211

Homeschool Thursday

Explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. Ecology, biology, and other “ologies” are covered. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.
Dates: 
11/29/2018
1 pm
Learn More

Organization:

Willow Metropark

Location:

17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI, 48111
United States

Phone:

734-697-9181

Lake Erie Owl Prowl

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6 pm
Learn More

Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 260 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
11/18/2018
11/23/2018
5:30 to 9 pm select weeknights and Sundays • 5:30-10 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Learn More

Organization:

Detroit Zoo

Location:

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI, 48067
United States

Phone:

248.541.5717

Choose and Cut your own Christmas Tree at Hillside Christmas tree Farm

Our farm is friendly, easy-going and offers great family fun by providing an enjoyable and memorable experience of selecting your perfect Christmas tree. A day at Hillside starts by entering our spacious parking lot, grabbing a saw and accessing the fields for your perfect tree by taking a wagon ride, walking or driving (weather and field conditions permitting). Upon your return, your tree is shaken (cleaned) free of charge, then if desired wrapped for a nominal fee, lastly the tree is measured for pricing. The kids can play in the hay stack play area or choose their own small Christmas tree from our Tot Lot pre-cut tree lot. Your family can conclude your experience at Hillside Christmas Tree Farm by visiting the Christmas Barn and enjoying hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies by the fireplace. You can immerse yourself in the season by joining in the Christmas Carol Sing Along and the themed Christmas display.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
10 am to 5 pm
Learn More

Location:

14745 Sharon Hollow Rd
Manchester, MI, 48158
United States

Phone:

(517) 456-7233

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day at Lake Erie Metropark

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
10 am -2 pm
Learn More

Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Santa Comes to Maybury Farm.

We wish you and yours all the best and to say Thank You for your support of the Farm, we offer FREE Santa Visits at the Farm along with a Holiday Open House for everyone of all ages to view the farm in all its winter beauty. You will be able to walk around the Farm, through the barns, engage with the animals and notice how Nature is preparing them with winter coats for the cold months ahead. Our General Store will be open and stocked with wonderful gifts and delicious treats including warm cocoa and cider. We'll have a bonfire, activities for the kids and a family photo booth.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
10 am - 4 pm
Learn More

Organization:

Maybury Farm

Location:

50165 8 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248-374-0200

Evening Owl Prowls

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation, we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
11/24/2018
6 pm
Learn More

Organization:

Willow Metropark

Location:

17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI, 48111
United States

Phone:

734-697-9181

Old but Awesome: Historic Preservation in the U.S. at Lake Erie Metropark

Join an us as we investigate historic preservation in the United States, from its humble beginnings to the modern era. You’ll never look at an old building the same way again! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
10 am and 2 pm
Learn More

Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956