Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for March

March has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events happening around town this month!


March 07, 2013

Author Event:  Sarah Erdeich with ‘Generation Roe’

Meet author, activist and Ann Arbor native Sarah Erdreich at Nicola’s Books for a discussion of her first book, ‘Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement’. Inextricably connected to issues of autonomy, privacy, and sexuality, the abortion debate remains home base for the culture wars in America. Yet, there is more common ground than meets the eye in favor of choice. Her book tells the stories of those who risk their lives to pursue careers in this stigmatized field. Itoutlines the outrageous legislative battles that are being waged against abortion rights all over the country. With an inspiring spirit and a forward-looking approach, Erdreich holds abortion up, unabashedly, as a moral and fundamental human right.

Nicola’s Books
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When: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


March 10, 2013

Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K Run & Walk

Come out for a morning of fun with the family and help raise money for the CS Mott Save A  Heart organization.

Conor O’Neill’s Tradional Irish Pub
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When: 8:40 am to 12:00 pm


March 14, 2013

Wild Swan Theater Presents Shipwrecked!

Wild Swan Theater presents Shipwrecked!, March 14th through 16th at Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College. This stirring coming of age drama is set during a fierce winter storm on Lake Huron. Shipwrecked! is an exciting sailing story, set in 1893, that follows the travails of twelve year old Aaron Buchanan when his family’s schooner is caught in a fierce storm while he is at the helm. Young as he is, Aaron has sailed with his parents for years ferrying cargo from their home port of Detroit to ports through the Great Lakes. As the family is returning from Sault St. Marie on Lake Huron in November with a huge load of Christmas trees, they are caught in a ferocious gale that sweeps through Thunder Bay.


Towsley Auditorium at WCC
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When: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

March 16, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble in a program that will explore, expand, and celebrate contemporary musical crossroads on Saturday, March 16, at 8:00 pm in Hill Auditorium (825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor). In a brief ceremony at the concert, Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Project will be presented with the 2013 UMS Distinguished Artist Award. The concert is presented as part of the Ford Honors Program, which raises funds for UMS education and community engagement programs. The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Mr. Ma maintains a balance between his engagements as a soloist with orchestras worldwide and his recital and chamber music activities. His discography includes over 75 albums, including more than 15 Grammy Award winners. He is a UN Messenger of Peace and a member of the President .

Hill Auditorium
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When: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

March 19, 2013

51st Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year’s festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

Michigan Theater
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When: 05:00 pm to 10:59 pm


March 23, 2013

Michigan State African Violet Society Show and Sale

African violets and gesneriads presented by the Michigan State African Violet Society.  Come and see the free seminar at 11:30 am.  Experts will be on hand all day to answer any of your questions.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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When: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


March 29, 2013

Planetarium Show – Larry Cat in Space

A playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who stows away aboard a space ship and visits the Moon. Primarily targeted at grades K-3 but enjoyable for everyone, the show teaches several things about the Moon and includes a short live night sky discussion.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
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When: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of March. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have a good time!

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