January 2019 Event Roundup

Dec 17, 2018

January is a month of new beginnings, and the Ann Arbor area is a great place to start the new year.  It can be so much fun to try different things and have fresh experiences, and Restaurant Week provides a chance to do that - with many restaurants offerings discounts and three-course meals. The Ann Arbor Folk Festival bids a variety of performers and ways to explore new music. Try getting outside and experiencing the seasonal excitement at Snow Much Fun!  Learn how to cook distinct dishes or learn further flavors—there are a multitude of cooking classes from Zingerman’s and Fustini’s. Whatever you choose, we are delighted to be a part of your new year and new adventures.  Click here for an entire list of upcoming January events.

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Restaurant Week January 13 – 18 

Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price. $15 for lunch and $28 for a three-course dinner with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing.  It only happens twice a year, so don’t miss this opportunity! 


Ann Arbor Folk Festival January 25– 26

Get ready to Find Your Folk! The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium for two dynamic and different nights of folk and roots music.


Snow Much Fun! January 26

As part of the Winter Fun Fest event for Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, Rolling Hills County Park will be hosting Snow Much Fun! at The Lodge. There will be sledding, hot chocolate by a warm fire, arts and crafts and a petting zoo! The cost is $5 per person and pre-registration is encouraged at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.


January 2

50 First Jokes

The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


January 4

Heartland Trio

Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor


January 5

Winter Wine and Dine

Wines on Main, 110 N. Main St., Chelsea


January 9

Tropical Nouveau Floral Design Workshop

Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. 4th Ave. Suite 110, Ann Arbor


January 11

Is It Spring Yet?  Cooking Class with Chef Nikolas Bardt

Fustini’s, 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


January 12

Mozart Birthday Bash: Mozart Requiem

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


January 14

Bake Bread with Jim Williams at Zingerman’s

Zingerman’s Bakehouse, 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor


January 17 – March 16

Never Not Once

The Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea


January 18 - 19

Outloud Chorus Presents “Gurl Groups & Boi Bands”

Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


January 19

Detroit Paranormal Expeditions Firehouse Investigation

Michigan Firehouse Museum, 110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti


January 20

Cinese Dumplings and Scallion Pancakes with Shi-Wen Wu

Zingerman’s Bakehouse, 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor


January 22

Zingerman’s 14th Annual African American Dinner

Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor


January 23

Thinking of the Tropics: Cooking Class with Chef Nikolas Bardt

Fustini’s, 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


January 24 - 26

Owl’s Winter

Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


January 27

Writing the Unthinkable Workshop

Ypsilanti Performance Space, 120 S. Adams St., Ypsilanti


January 29

University of Michigan Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio State University

Crisler Center, 333 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor


January 31 – February 24

Next to Normal

The Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter


January 31

Lost Kings: The So What Tour

Necto Nightclub, 516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor



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