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A Foolishly Good Time in Ann Arbor

April Fool’s Day may be over but the fun will continue this weekend during FoolMoon and FestiFools. These two great events are a celebration of April Fool’s.

FoolMoon takes place Friday, April 4, from dusk to midnight and features a procession of hand-made illuminated sculptures on Washington and Ashley Street in downtown Ann Arbor. The foolishness starts at 6pm in front of Grizzly Peak and will feature live music and tasty, specially brewed luminary-libations.

foolmoon

Observers can get in on the fun of the event by purchasing a luminary kit for $20.  The kits provide the supplies need to make your own luminary and all the proceeds go to the funding of the event.

FestiFools is the street art fair that features giant man-operated papier-mâché puppets and street entertainment. This year’s FestiFools is Sunday, April 6th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Main Street between William and Washington.

Festifools Hedgehog by Cazatoma

This year, FestiFools will also bring a taste of Brazilian Samba. Magali, a singer-songwriter and dancer (from Rio), and Philip Galinsky, a leading authority in the US on Brazilian music will share their uplifting performance and high-energy skills in samba, the most famous music and dance of Brazil. They will be joined by Nick Rifken from the University of Michigan School of Music Samba Band Vencedores.

For more information visit www.festifools.org

Photo Source: FestiFools Papier-mache Hedgehog by Tricia J via Flickr 

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Transportation Made Easy at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs started today in the streets of downtown Ann Arbor. The only inconvenient thing about the Ann Arbor Art Fairs is the traffic. One way to avoid the traffic is by utilizing the park and ride shuttle options.

This year there is an additional shuttle on the north side of Ann Arbor, at Huron High School. The new shuttle will offer service to two different drop points for attendees to choose, Fletcher and Washington or South University and Forest.

Photo Credit: Michigan Municipal League via Flickr

 

For more information on shuttle services visit http://artfairs.visitannarbor.org/parkingandshuttle/.

How will you be getting around the Ann Arbor Art Fairs?

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Tasty Treats on Ann Arbor’s Main Street

Taste of Ann Arbor, the delicious downtown annual event, will take place on Main Street this Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 11am-5pm. Bring your appetites, and try savory samplings from any one of the more than 40 restaurants.

Photo Credit: John Kannenberg

To try the tasty samplings, visitors must pay with tickets. Tickets for food can be purchased at the event for $.50 each. Most dishes will be priced between 4 and 6 tickets. This year in addition to the food, there will be live entertainment throughout the day served up by Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch.


2013 Taste of Ann Arbor Lineup:
Crane Wives
The Outer Vibe
Finer Things
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Dan Henig
Keri Lynn Roche

Participating Restaurants:
Achatz Pies
Amadeus
Argiero’s
Arbor Brewing Company
Ben and Jerry’s
BD’s Mongolian Barbecue
The Black Pearl
The Blue Nile
Blue Tractor
Buffalo Wild Wings
Busch’s
Cafe Felix
Carlyle
Carson’s American Bistro
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub
Cupcake Station
The Earle
Firehouse Subs
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Frita Batidos
Gratzi
Grizzly Peak
Holiday’s Restaurant
Jamaican Jerk Pit
Jazzy Veggie
Kuroshio
La Dolce Vita
Lena
Marnee Thai
Mediterrano
Melange
The Melting Pot
Palio
Produce Station
The Ravens Club
Real Seafood Company
Sabor Latino
Schakolad
Shalimar
Silvio’s
Vellum
Vinology
The Wafel Shop

 

What are you looking forward to trying at Taste of Ann Arbor?

 

 

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FoolMoon and FestiFools: Foolish Fun

If you are in or near Ann Arbor you are probably aware that this weekend FoolMoon and FestiFools will be taking over the city. For those unfamiliar here is some background. These two great events are a celebration of April Fools.

FullMoon photo

FoolMoon takes place Friday, April 5, from dusk to midnight and features a procession of hand-made illuminated sculptures that make their way through Ann Arbor to Washington and Ashley Street. This is the second annual Fool Moon.  It will feature live performances from Theo Katzman and Dan Henig.

FoolMoon

Observers can get in on the fun of the event by purchasing a luminary kit for $20 during the event.  The kits provide the supplies need to make your own luminary and all the proceeds go to the funding of the event.

 

FestiFools is the street art fair that features man-operated papier-mache puppets created by members of the community and U of M students. This year’s FestiFools is Sunday, April 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Main Street between William and Washington.

 

Book Worm by Mcammer

Children can join in the foolishness by joining the Ann Arbor District Library and 826michigan and making robot costumes to wear in the procession.  Costume creation will take place Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30pm in the Downtown Library multi-purpose room.

FestiFools Child

 

This year, after FestiFools there will be an afterparty at \aut\ Bar on Braun Court. FoolMoon and Festifools are wonderful events where all are welcome to attend.

Photos:

FoolMoon Zap Luminary &  Face Luminary by Crissy Teena via Flickr

FestiFools Papier-mache Book Worm by Mcammer via Flickr

FestiFools Child by Myra Klarman

 

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Gorgeous Corner Unit Condo in Downtown Ann Arbor

Today we are featuring Tracey Roy and Nicki Noel’s modern condominium listing – 315 Second Street #410, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

What distinctive features set this home apart?
A pristine 4th floor corner unit in Liberty Lofts, a 68-unit residential complex renovated from a 20th century automotive manufacturing factory, this condominium has one of the best views of downtown Ann Arbor.

Experience panoramic views of Ann Arbor’s skyline from the walls of windows and private balcony. Brick walls, exposed ceilings, and concrete columns offer a historic feel, yet feature modern amenities for today’s urban living.

The “Benjamin” model has beautiful maple wood floors, fresh designer paint throughout, gourmet kitchen, sun-filled living room, and spacious master suite.

What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
The lofts are just a short walk away from all that Ann Arbor has to offer. Experience downtown city life with world-renowned restaurants, shopping, and entertainment just a few blocks away. Central campus and the University of Michigan Stadium, known as The Big House, are also within walking distance.

Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Liberty Lofts offers a secure lobby entrance, accessible by either key or phone. A fitness room, sitting area, and bicycle room with individual storage lockers are also available for resident’s use. Unit #410 is equipped with a parking spot in the secure, heated garage plus a hydraulic lift for a 2nd vehicle and an assigned outdoor parking spot.

If you would like more information about 315 Second Street #410, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Tracey Roy at (734) 417-5827 or Nicki Noel at (734) 669-5835.

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Try Something New During Taste of Ann Arbor

Taste of Ann Arbor, the delicious downtown annual event, will take place on Main Street this Sunday. With more than 40 restaurants serving up a sampling of popular menu items, visitors are advised to bring their appetites.

To try the tasty samplings, visitors must pay with tickets. Volunteers from The Michigan Theater will be selling tickets throughout the event for $0.50 each. In addition to the food, the Bank of Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch stage will be at the corner of Main and Liberty featuring live music.

 

Taste of Ann Arbor
Sunday, June 3rd
11:00am – 5:00pm

Participating Restaurants:
Cafe Japon
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Grizzly Peak
Mani Osteria and Bar
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Silvio’s Organic Pizza
The Ravens Club
Arbor Brewing Company
BD’s Mongolian Barbecue
Graham’s Restaurant
Palio
Schakolad
Argiero’s
The Earle
Cafe Felix
Vinology
Marnee Thai
Jamaican Jerk Pit
Blue Tractor
Busch’s
Jazzy Veggie
Melange
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub
Gratzi
Real Seafood Company
La Dolce Vita
Carson’s American Bistro
Sabor Latino
Miki Japanese Restaurant
Black Pearl
Blue Nile
Cupcake Station
Shalimar
The Melting Pot
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Carlyle
Mediterrano
Whole Foods Market
Buffalo Wild Wings
Mahek Indian Cuisine

 

What are you looking forward to trying at Taste of Ann Arbor?

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