February 2019 Event Roundup

Jan 23, 2019

February is a celebration of all things winter here in the Ann Arbor area. From curling to ice carving and hot cocoa to chili cook-offs, you'll find plenty of reasons to toast to winter this year. Below are just a few events happening during the month, though you can click here for an exhaustive list of upcoming February events.

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Let’s Chill Winter Fest

February 1 – 2

Let’s Chill Winter Fest in Milan features activities for individuals of all ages. The winter festival spans the downtown shopping area, Wilson Park and Edgetown. Activities include a chili cook-off, the area’s only Wine Walk, indoor and outdoor winter games, ice carving, an artisan tent, food, and more. Free shuttle service will run between all major event areas and parking lots, making it easily accessible for everyone. Warming stations in the downtown area and a large bonfire in Wilson Park offers warmth and ambiance.


Curling Fest

February 8 – 10

Enjoy a weekend curling fun in Chelsea for beginners and experienced competitors, with a tournament and learn-to-curl sessions.   Curling Fest is a 3-day event featuring a tournament on Saturday for both experienced and novice competitors and learn-to-curl ice time on Friday and Sunday. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the bonspiel (term for curling tournament) free of charge. Curling Fest has bonfires to warm your toes, hot drinks to warm your spirit, music, food, beer, cocktails and more.


The Ark's 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival

February 22 – 23

Each year, The Ark's Storytelling Festival brings masters of the tale from near and from far to pay tribute to humanity's oldest art. This year's tellers are Laura Simms, Edgar Oliver, and Ivory D. Williams. Laura Simms combines traditional stories with personal narrative.  Edgar Oliver brings experience from New York’s downtown theatre community, and appeared with The Moth. Ivory D. Williams, from Michigan, interweaves his stories with humor, wit, and fun to engage audiences and spread positive messages, promoting and perpetuating the ancient art of African and African-American storytelling in the oral tradition. 


January 17 - March 16

Never Not Once

The Purple Rose Theatre 

137 Park St., Chelsea


January 31 - February 24

Next to Normal

The Encore Musical Theatre Company 

3126 Broad St., Dexter


February 1 through February 24

The How and the Why by Sarah Treem

Theatre Nova

410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor


February 1

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

EMU Convocation Center

799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


February 5

Moth Storyslam: Delusions

Zingerman's Greyline

100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor


February 9

Israel Philharmonic

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


February 9 – 10

Victorian Valentine Tea

Kempf House Museum

312 S. Division St., Ann Arbor


February 9

4th Annual Ice Carving Festival

County Farm Park

2230 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor


February 10

Hot Cocoa Hustle 5k

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

307 N. River St., Ypsilanti


February 12

Lesbo Bingo – Galentine’s Day Edition

Detroit Street Filling Station

300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor


February 12

Beer Yoga

The Owl

9 W. Main St., Milan


February 14

J.I.D. Live

The Blind Pig

208 1st St., Ann Arbor


February 15

Mega Melanin

Riverside Arts Center

76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti


February 16

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


February 17

Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra 20th Anniversary

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


February 17

Winter Jam 2019

EMU Convocation Center

799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


February 19

Grain Milling at Home with Paul Lebeau

Zingerman’s Bakehouse

3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor


February 21 – 24

Love and Information

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


February 21 – 23

Wild Swan Theater Presents: Under the African Sky

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


February 22

TEDxUofM Absolute Zero Conference

Power Center

121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor


February 22

Artini 2019

Downtown Ann Arbor Bars and Restaurants


February 22 – 23

Big Ten Track and Field Championships

University of Michigan Indoor Track

2540 S. State St., Ann Arbor


February 23

Not Just for Kids: Peg + Cat Live

Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


February 23


The Rumpus Room

510 N. Main St., Chelsea


February 23 – 24

Pop-Up Market

The Shoppes of Alber Mill

201 E. Main St., Manchester


February 24

Rising Stars with Sean Dobbins

Kerrytown Concert House

415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor


February 27

An Evening with Author and Holocaust Survivor Irene Butter

Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti


February 28

Celebration of the Community by Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


February 28 – March 1

Merrily We Roll Along

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


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