WEEKEND 5 – Ann Arbor Women’s March, The Harlem Globetrotters, Matthew Dear

. January 20, 2017.
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Finally, we’ve reached the weekend. In a town with so much happening, we tried to distill all that is happening to just 5 events. You should definitely check out our full calendar to expand on these, but for now, it’s our picks for you weekend. The Weekend 5:

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Women’s March

Downtown Ann Arbor
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00pm
Free
Join the local march advocating for women’s rights, happening in conjunction with a larger march in D.C. as well as marches around the country. The march will wind through town before finishing in the U-M Diag with music and guest speakers.
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The Blind Pig
Friday, January 20 – 9:00pm
$16
The Blind Pig will be rockin’ with Ghostly International artists, Shigeto and Matthew Dear. Enjoy some local electronic music with Shigeto’s live percussion mixed with synths and computer audio. This is a must see show.
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Harlem Globetrotters

EMU Convocation Center
Friday, January 20 – 7:00pm
$20
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are returning to the EMU Convocation Center for their 2017 World Tour. Catch the ‘basketball artistry’ of the Globetrotters on Friday night and stick around for a post-game autograph, photo and high-five session.
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Crack Fries Eating Contest

HopCat Ann Arbor
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 PM
$5
If you haven’t heard of HopCat’s Crack Fries, the name speaks to the addictive nature of the delicious deep-fried potatoes. In honor of the restaurants 9th birthday, they’re hosting a Crack Fries eating contest for hungry spud lovers. The $5 entry fee will be donated to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
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Beethoven Quartet Cycle

Rackham Auditorium
Sunday, January 22 – 4:00pm
$28-56
The Takács Quartet is performing the Beethoven Quartet Cycle. This Sunday, they play Quartets #3, 8 & 12 in Rackham Auditorium on the U-M Campus. The Beethoven string quartet cycle has only been performed in its entirety during the course of a single season by two ensembles in UMS’s 137-year history.
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