You may not realize there’s a pretty big game coming up this weekend— if you live under a rock, that is. This weekend’s edition of the Friday 5 features two events celebrating the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, and a few outdoor events for afterwards. Enjoy the big weekend with help from our guide!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Battle for Bunyan: Bar Crawl for Autism
Ann Arbor City Apartments
Join the Autism Alliance of Michigan's Young Professional's Board as they make their way around downtown Ann Arbor for the first annual Michigan vs Michigan State pub crawl on Friday October 16, 2015. Select your team at signup and show your spirit all evening with an appropriate colored (Green or Blue) Autism Alliance of Michigan t-shirt (included in the event price). The team with the most participants/funds raised will receive an extra free drink at the first bar and bragging rights for the evening.
Ann Arbor City Apartments, 201 S. First St.
248-436-5606 | autismallianceofmichigan.org
THE BIG GAME WEEKEND with Marissa and Eric
$10/general admission, $5/students with valid ID
Neighborhood Theatre Group kicks off their first season with THE BIG GAME WEEKEND with Marissa and Eric – an original sketch show inspired by the long standing rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Devised and written by Kristin Anne Danko, Eric Hohnke, and Marissa Kurtzhals, this two person show starring Marissa Kurtzhals and Eric Hohnke this show is sure to get you pumped up for the big game! Runs through Saturday.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
Forevermore Express Tour featuring The Underachievers & Special Guests
The Underachievers are part of the new wave of rappers that have been coming out of New York. Rapper AK started rapping at 11-years-old and his partner Issa Gold started 6 years ago. Raised together in Flatbush, Brooklyn, they established The Underachievers in 2011 and have been creating music together ever since. By combining their strengths they have been able to establish themselves as a rising reputable force in hip hop and the music industry.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St.
734-996-8555 | blindpigmusic.com
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
An Afternoon with Sandhill Cranes
Leslie Science and Nature Center
Fieldtrips are for adults too! Meet at Leslie Science and Nature Center and carpool to the Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary where over 8,000 sandhill cranes have been counted coming in to roost for the night in the fall. Enjoy the evening as this large bird buzzes the tree tops surrounding their evening marsh roost. Their reverberating primitive call makes a wonderful back drop as we get a bird’s eye view of their evening home. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars. Registration is required.
Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd.
734-997-1553 | lesliesnc.org
Revisiting the 2015 Garden Walk
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Did you miss this summer’s 25th Anniversary Ann Arbor Garden Walk or would you like the chance to ask questions of the “Best of the Best” gardeners? Michigan gardening expert Janet Macunovich will present a visual tour of the gardens on the tour with photography by Steven Nikkila and discuss the best practices that shaped them. A panel discussion with many of the 2015 garden owners will round out the lecture. Capping off the afternoon, participants are invited to visit the garden of David Baker in Ann Arbor Hills. The event will feature the gardens of Matthaei-Nichols' staffers Bob Grese, David Michener, and Adrienne O'Brien; U-M Herbarium Assistant Director Anton Reznicek; and homeowners David Baker and Versile Fraleigh. Limited seating.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
734-647-7600 | lsa.umich.edu
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