Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for April

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April has arrived, with longer days and warmer temperatures, perfect for checking out some of the events taking place in Ann Arbor!



Festifools is Ann Arbor’s homage to April Fools Day: an annual street parade featuring towering papier-mâché creations and various other hijinks.

Get outdoors. Come downtown. Feel the sunshine on your face. Shout “Yes!” to the spring. Marvel at the towering, papier-mâché creations. Dance. Sing. Clap. Stomp. Smile. (You gotta love this town.) Kids, adults, babies, college students, astronauts, bus drivers, thoracic surgeons, short-order cooks, barbers, xylophone prodigies, dairy farmers, restaurateurs-Festifools is for EVERYONE!

Downtown Ann Arbor-
Between Washington and William
Visit website
Phone: (734) 763-7550
Full event info

When: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: This is a free event



UMA presents: Tetzlaff Quartet

The terrific German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who most recently appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, in addition to solo recital appearances at both St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Hill Auditorium, brings his chamber ensemble, the Tetzlaff Quartet. The group was founded in 1994 by Tetzlaff and his sister, Tanja, along with two musicians with a mutual devotion to chamber music whom they met at a chamber music festival in Switzerland. Despite reduced availability, they make a commitment to perform each year as a quartet, drawing accolades from critics and casual listeners alike.

Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington St.,  Ann Arbor, MI
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Phone: (734) 764-2538
Full event info

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $24-$48


Bill Maher at Michigan Theater

In addition to his HBO program ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ – which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden” and most recently, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.”

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Two of his eight stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider” and 2005’s “I’m Swiss” – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty St.,  Ann Arbor, MI
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Phone: (734) 668-8397
Full event info

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $46.50 and $67.50


Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of April. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have good time.

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Comments (3)

Ken and Leslye Huebsch
3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction - Harrisburg, PA
Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793

Being a huge Penn State fan, anything Ann Arbor stirs the senses (not always in a positve way!). One of my favorite T-Shirts for football season is AVOID THE RUSH, HATE MICHIGAN EARLY. Ha!


That being said, it looks like a great place to spend the month of April. Great post!

Apr 06, 2011 03:00 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I also work for Borders Group, which has its headquarters in Ann Arbor. I’ve only been there once, but it was so beautiful, especially all the big hostas.

Apr 06, 2011 04:27 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Ken, I love that, since I went to school in Boilder, CO and Jim I would ove to meet  you!  Are yu in Ann Arbor?

Apr 08, 2011 01:26 PM