While the weather might be frigid, there are many wonderful activities going on in the Ann Arbor area this February!
Whether you are looking to get a little creative, stretch your trivia muscles, or want to learn how to cook something new and delicious—there’s an event just for you on this list. Have a great month!
Arts + Culture | Community Celebrations | Sports | Food + Drink
Arts + Culture
When: Every night in February, 7-10 p.m.
We know how hard it is to make friends during a global pandemic. But Let’s Roam Virtual Game Night makes it slightly easier, allowing you to enjoy an exciting game night any night of the month! Any day of the week, hop online and join Let’s Roam for five rounds of fun games like trivia, charades, Pictionary, personal trivia and drinking games with like-minded individuals. Click here for all the information, including how to play with people you already know!
When: February 12, 13 & 15, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
We’ve been loving all of Ann Arbor Art Center’s amazing virtual art camps that they have been hosting over the past year! Their February version focuses on Jungle Explorers, giving your family the opportunity to enjoy crafts like rainforest dioramas, tiger eye drawings and other stylized jungle creature drawings. As with all their virtual art camps, this event comes with a physical ArtBox that includes everything you’ll need to participate. You can pick up yours at the AAAC from February 2nd through February 6th. Click here to register.
When: February 20, 6-8 p.m.
Someone has been murdered! It’s up to you to solve the case—virtually of course. The roaring 20s are in full swing, featuring plenty of jazz music, flappers and prohibition. You are at The Half Moon Club, a local club fighting prohibition by serving alcohol illegally and offering all their patrons plenty of illicit fun. When a flapper is found shot to death outside of the club, the management and loyal patrons of The Half Moon (including you!) have to scramble to identify the killer. Join the Plymouth Historical Museum on Zoom on February 20th to solve the case and save The Half Moon Club from permanent closure!
Where: Yankee Air Museum
When: February 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Try your hand at being a real-life Rosie the Riveter at this special event at Yankee Air Museum! Guests will be able to learn how to rivet sheet metal (using non-powered hand-rivets) instructed by Yankee Air Museum’s very own Tribute Rosies. You must be over 18 to participate and face masks are required. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Where: Multiple parks across the Ann Arbor area
When: February 6, 15, 21 and 27, 1-3 p.m.
If you have time over a February weekend, why not spend it doing something nice for your community? The City of Ann Arbor is hosting four Natural Area Preservation Workdays across Ann Arbor this month, which allows locals like you to help preserve A2’s natural beauty by removing invasive plants at local parks. Tools and know-how are always provided. Masks and social distancing are required. Visit the City of Ann Arbor’s February calendar for all the information and to register.
Where: Ypsilanti Department of Public Services Yard
When: February 27, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Is your 2021 resolution to recycle more? Here’s your chance! Each month, the City of Ypsilanti hosts a free recycling drop-off event, allowing you to drop off anything from glass to styrofoam and milk cartons to aluminum cans for free at the Ypsilanti Department of Public Services Yard. February’s event is on the 27th and is only open to Ypsilanti residents. Click here for all the information and a list of accepted materials.
Where: Island Lake State Recreation Area, Brighton
When: February 20, all-day
Photo courtesy of Trivium Racing
The Winter Trail Fest isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, they actually hope for the worst conditions every year to challenge participants as much as possible—but that’s what makes finishing so rewarding! If you can, join their half marathon but if you’re looking for something a bit easier, they also have a five-mile option. They have been working with local health officials to make this event as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means details of the race may change as the event gets closer. We recommend visiting their website for the most up-to-date information.
Food + Drink
When: February 4, 4-6 p.m.
This im-pasta-bly amazing virtual class from Zingerman’s Bakehouse will feature renowned culinary genius Francesca Giarraffa, teaching you how to make authentic Italian food. Enjoy cooking a four-course meal including two kinds of gnocchi, an artichoke heart stew, sausage ragu, and an egg custard with ladyfingers and fresh berries. You can learn more about this virtual event, here!
Where: The Lakehouse Bakery
When: February 28, 2-5 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Lakehouse Bakery
Who doesn’t love a good croissant? There’s just something about the buttery, flaky layers that make us want to cry! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make them at home, The Lakehouse bakery in Chelsea is hosting a socially-distanced class this February all about making croissants. While working in teams, students will get hands-on experience in making the dough, rolling in the butter and how to fill and shape the pastries. During this course, you’ll make plain, butter croissants, almond-filled and the iconic favorite, pain au chocolate. Click here for all the information and to register!
Have a fabulous February!