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​​​​​Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts opportunities include a variety of art-driven events, including artist receptions, guest speakers, performances, music classes, acoustic jams, and big screen cinema movies. These programs and services are held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center and in Burns Park on weekends and evenings.

On this page: A2 Community Sing with Matthew Watroba, Ann Arbor Mostly Acoustic Jam, Art Receptions with live music and light refreshments. For information on the Concerts in the Park held in Burns Park visit:

Bluegrass Meetup

Second and Fourth Tuesdays monthly, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $5​

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A2 Community Sing with Matt Watroba


First Sunday Monthly from 7-8:45 p.m. Fee: $5
Song leaders: Matthew Watroba. 

On Nov. 6, David Tamulevich from Mustard's Retreat, will lead.

Whether you are a casual singer, a shower singer, or have been asked to mouth the words — this program has something for everyone. No experience is necessary, and all are encouraged to sing. Community Sing events will occur monthly as an opportunity to share songs that hold all the magic of singing around a campfire. Events take place the first Sunday of the month from 7-9 p.m. Fee to attend is $5. 

Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam

Second and Fourth Sundays monthly, 7-9 p.m.

You're invited to join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., for the Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam. A mixed group of men and women, from college students to retirees, from beginners to pros, we play and sing all styles of music together (lots of Beatles, Dylan, Stones, folk and country, and newer stuff like the Lumineers and the Decemberists). All acoustic instruments are welcome, as well as (this is the"mostly" part) electric bass guitars and keyboards. Our limit is 23 people per jam, and the first to sign up on line get in. There's a $5 drop-in fee for jammers. The 4th Sunday jam features an open mic, for solo, duo and trio performers, for the first hour or so. For information, visit Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam/. If you have questions, send a message to organizer Bill Connors through Joining the Meetup group is free, and anyone can come and listen for free.​

Art Receptions

Upcoming Receptions:

Susan Bloye, Mixed Media, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m.

Culture of Aging

When the Time Comes- Can We Let our Loved oOnes Go? Can You Let Go and Die? Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: Free

Depending on culture, aging can be seen as an undesirable phenomenon or as an accumulation of wisdom and status. As we see our American culture change as it relates to aging parents many of the "Boomers" and "Sandwich Generation" are unprepared for the decisions and services they will need to help their loved ones manneuver their quickly changing life path. This new series, Culture of Aging, will offer our community the opportunity to come together, support one another and learn while honoring the tradition of building stronger families and caring for each other. Our program sponsor Legacy Law Center will help navigate us through how our culture and society impact the aging population, how to help aging loved ones keep a sense of independence while providing them with the care and support necessary to stay safe, how to "take care of you" as you take care of them, and the importance of planning for a good life but also a good end. Click here​ for more info