Things To Do In Ann Arbor

Ken Latta klatta
Wed Sep 29 16:32:29 UTC 1993

Things to do in Ann Arbor
 [Collected by the Campus Information Center, University of Michigan
  313/763-INFO.  Information last updated 7/23/92.]
   Admission free unless otherwise noted.
*  Alice Simsar Gallery, 301 N. Main St., 665-4883.  Hours:  TU-SA
   10am-6pm.  Contemporary American and English artists, prints, works on
   paper, sculpture, and handmade paper work.
*  Ann Arbor Art Association, 117 W. Liberty,
   994-8004.  Hours: M 12-5:30pm; TU-SA 10am-5:30pm.  81 year old
   organization features emerging Michigan artists with a rental gallery of
   250 local and regional artists, and studio arts classes for adults and
*  Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 219 E. Huron,
   995- KIDS (5437).  Hours: TU-F 10am-5:30pm;
   SA 10am-5pm; SU 1-5pm.  Children especially enjoy experimenting with the
   scientific and art exhibits.  Located in the old Central Fire House.
   Admission: children (3-17), students, and senior citizens $2.00, adults
   $3.00, families $7.50.
*  Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard, 994-2928.  Hours: TH-SU 1pm-4pm.  Built
   in 1844, the farm is open from May-October and has festivals in the
   spring, fall, and during Christmas time.  Small admission fee.
*  Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit, 761-1078.  Hours:
   May 1-Dec 31: W, SA 7am-3pm (& M 11am-5pm
   July 4-Sept 30); Jan 1-April 30: SA 8am-3pm.  Fresh garden produce,
   plants, jams, baked goods, crafts, and more, from open air stalls.
*  Domino's Farms,  44 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.,
   995-4258.  Headquarters for the pizza conglomerate, this building houses
   three museums, the Classic Car Collection, the Detroit Tigers Museum,
   and the Center for Architecture and Design.  The kids will also love the
   Petting Farm.  Admission: adults $6.00, seniors and children $4.00,
   family $15.00.
*  Kempf House,  312 S. Division, 996-3008.  This fine example of Greek
   Revival architecture is the office of the Ann Arbor Historic
   Preservation commission.  Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.  $1.00 suggested donation.
*  Kerrytown, 407 N. 5th Ave., 662-4221.  Hours:
   M-TH 10am-6pm; F 10am-8pm; SA 9am-5pm; SU 12-5pm.  A variety of novelty
   and food shops within 3 buildings, adjacent to the Farmer's Market.
*  Lotus Galleries,  207 E. Washington, 665-6322.  Hours: TU-F 11am-6pm, SA
   11am-5pm.  Antique Asian art and Native American arts and crafts,
   antique to contemporary.
*  Sixteen Hands,  216 S. Main St., 761-1110.  Hours:
   M-W 10am-6pm; TH 10am-9pm, F-SA 10am-10pm, SU 12-5pm.  Wide variety of
   contemporary arts and crafts from Michigan artists and artists from
   across the nation: jewelry, wearable art, photography, glass, etc.
*  Canoeing.  For canoe rentals on the Huron River, contact the Argo Park
   Canoe Livery, 1055 Long Shore Drive, 668-7411; Gallup Park Canoe and
   Bicycle Rental, 3000 Fuller Road, 662-9319; or Skip's Huron River Canoe
   Livery, 3780 W. Delhi Rd., 769-8686.
*  Cross-Country Skiing.  Rental skis, concessions, and instruction
   available at the Huron Hills Ski Center, Huron Parkway and E. Huron
   River Dr., 971-6840.  The Department of Parks and Recreation, 994-2780,
   has a directory for skiing.
*  Cycling.  The city has several miles of bike lanes along major streets
   and bike paths through scenic areas.  Complete set of county route maps
   available from City Parks and Recreation, City Hall, 994-2780.  Call the
   Ann Arbor Transportation Department, 994-2814, for information on paths.
*  Golfing.  The city has two public courses: Leslie Golf Course, 2120
   Traver Rd., 994-1163; and Huron Hills at the intersection of Huron
   Parkway and E. Huron River Drive, 971-6840.
*  Jogging.  The Department of Parks and Recreation has information on
   jogging paths, 994-2780.
*  Swimming.  The city has three outdoor pools, open to residents and
   visitors by admission:  Buhr Park,
   2751 Packard, 971-3228; Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller, 761-2460; and Vetrans
   Park, 2150 Jackson Road, 761-7240.  Year round public swimming is
   available at Mack pool, 715 Brooks Street, 994-2898.
*  Tennis. Public tennis courts available at a number of city parks.  Call
   the Parks and Recreation Department, 994-2780, for information on other
*  Ann Arbor Civic Ballet  668-8066.
   Area dancers perform contemporary and classical works.  They give two
   concerts annually at the Power Center.
*  Ann Arbor Civic Theatre  662-7282.
   Comprised of members of the Ann Arbor community, the Civic Theatre
   offers a regular season at theatres throughout the community, and
   presents plays at its Main Street theatre.
*  Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra  994-4801.
   Often holds concerts in Hill Auditorium.
*  Comic Opera Guild  973-3264.
   Offers two productions annually (a major one around December), as well
   as smaller productions, concerts and musical activities.
*  Performance Network  663-0681.
   Provides studio and theatre space for local artists to present various
   types of performing arts.
*  Young People's Theatre  996-3888.
   YPT offers theatre classes for, and performances by, young people;
   occasionally hosts professional theatre productions.
   Call the theatres for schedules or check the Ann Arbor News.
*  Ann Arbor Theatre, 210 S. Fifth Ave., 761-9700.
*  Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, 668-8480.
*  The Movies at Briarwood,  Briarwood Mall, Eisenhower Boulevard between
   State and Main Streets, 769-8780.
*  The Showcase Cinemas, Ellsworth at Carpenter,
*  Campus Films,  763-Film.
*  Ethnic Fair.  Food, entertainment, and crafts from around the world on
   Main Street in early September, sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Alliance.
*  Summer Art Fair.  The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the State Street Art
   Fair, and the University Artists and Craftsmen Guild Summer Arts
   Festival join together in mid- to late-July for a popular extravaganza
   of arts and entertainment.
   The Campus Information Center has many resources for visitors to the
   University, including the following brochures.
                           Ann Arbor Accommodations
                            Campus Area Restaurants
                           Campus Information Center
                          Central Campus Walking Tour
                           North Campus Walking Tour
                        Things To Do At The University
   Since the airport shuttles and many out-of-town buses stop at the
   Michigan Union, make CIC your first destination for information and maps
   of the University and the Ann Arbor area.  Our Information Assistants
   are specially selected and trained to help you!  We also have "Info to
   Go," a computer program specifically designed to give you a detailed
   introduction to the University.  "Info to Go" is also available at the
   Admissions Office in the Student Activities Building and the lobby of
   the Alumni Center.
   For further information about what Ann Arbor has to offer, contact the
   Ann Arbor Conference and Visitors Bureau, 207 E. Washington, 995-7281;
   or the Campus Information Center, 763-INFO.
   For selected current University events, call 76-EVENT.

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