March 2019 Event Roundup

Feb 27, 2019

Spring is just around the corner, and so are some of our favorite events.  In case March comes in like a lion, there’s a variety of indoor performances, shopping, and sporting events to choose from.  Test your luck around St. Patrick’s Day and join in on the fun during the Shamrocks and Shenanigans run, or spend some time exploring the festivities at area bars and restaurants.  Follow the rainbow to the pot of gold—a treasure, otherwise known as Ann Arbor area events in March.  Below are just a few events happening during the month, though you can click here for an exhaustive list of upcoming March events.

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Old Time Maple Sugar Festival

March 9th

It’s time for that traditional rite of spring – tapping maple trees. At the Eddy Discovery Center in Chelsea, watch a short film about how maple syrup is made, and then go on a guided walk to see various methods of collecting sap and how it is boiled down to make syrup. Antique equipment for making syrup will be on display from the Waterloo Farm Museum, and maple products will be available for purchase.


Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 26th – March 31st

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. The Film Festival receives more than 3,000 submissions annually from more than 65 countries and serves as one of a handful of Academy Award®-qualifying festivals in the United States.  The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.


DO (something)

March 28th

The conference for those who (want to, need to, try to, can) do. Designers, artists, photographers, developers, creatives and entrepreneurs.... It’s time to stop messing around and do what you’ve always wanted to do.  Spend the day in Ypsilanti being inspired, encouraged, and supported by creative leaders and fellow doers. There are no more excuses!


Playing through March 16

Never Not Once

The Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park St., Chelsea


March 1 – 10 

Dispatches from the Dumb Decade

Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall

16 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti


March 2

Aaron Carter with Max Muscato

The Blind Pig

208 1st St., Ann Arbor


March 3, 10, 17, 23 & 31

Pie & Mash Pop-Up Shop

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter


March 5

Sticks: Mardi Gras Party


39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti


March 5

The Moth Storyslam: Envy

Zingerman’s Greyline

100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor


March 5 - 10

Michigan Playwrights Festival

Theatre Nova

410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor


March 8 – 17

Les Miserables Jr.

The Encore Musical Theatre

3126 Broad St., Dexter


March 8 – 9

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Presents: 77th Melody on Ice

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

2121 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor


March 9

Scottish Fantasy

Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


March 9

The Fairies are Back!  Tea Party & Terrarium Workshop

Unicorn Feed & Supply

114 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti


March 10

Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5k & 1k

Main Street, Downtown Ann Arbor


March 11

Miss Kim Favorites – Suckling Pig Party

Miss Kim

415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


March 14

Trivia Night at Allen Rumsey Cocktail Lounge

Graduate Ann Arbor

615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor


March 15 – 17

Songs Unsung: A Musical Revue

Sponberg Theatre

124 Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti


March 15

Open Mic Night!

The Rumpus Room

510 N. Main St., Chelsea


March 16 – 17

Music of Harry Potter

Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


March 16

Murder Mystery at the Speakeasy

Tap Room

201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti


March 16

Behind the Scenes Tour of Yankee Air Museum

Yankee Air Museum

47884 D. St., Belleville


March 20

Molly Tuttle

The Ark

316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


March 21 – April 14

Mazel Tov, John Lennon by David Wells

Theatre NOVA

410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor


March 22 – 24

Legally Blonde The Musical

Power Center

121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor


March 23

Mathias Eick Quintet

Blue Llama Jazz Club

314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


March 23 – 24

Pop-Up Market at Alber Mill

The Shoppes of Alber Mill

201 E. Main St., Manchester


March 27

The Story of Willow Run and Rosie the Riveter

Kempf House Museum

312 S. Division St., Ann Arbor


March 27

Laser Cut Jewelry


216 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti


March 30 – 31

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

Skyline High School

2552 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor


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