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Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts opportunities include a variety of art-driven events. Check out these Community Events!

Community Sing     BlueGrass Jam     Movie Matinee    January 12, 2018 Artist Reception

Second Sunday Community Sing

The intergenerational Community Sing meets on the second Sunday of each month. Reminiscent of a campfire sing-a-long we use song books and simply raise our voices. Local instrumental musicians often join the community sing and all are welcome. We use both the "Rise Up Singing Song Book" and the "Rise Again Song Books," and limited copies are available at the center. For more information, visit: Community Sing: Sundays,  Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, 7-8:45 p.m., Fee: $5.

Bluegrass Jam Meetup

Second and Fourth Tuesdays monthly, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $5‚Äč
The A2 Blue Grass participants come from all over southeast Michigan and just have fun with bluegrass jamming and singing. Our skills range from expert to novice. We draw a wide variety of musical instruments including banjos, fiddles, stand up and electronic bass, percussion, washboard, dobro, mandolin and the occasional harmonica. Everyone is welcome, and it is open to all ages. We like to concentrate on the standard bluegrass tunes, with some vocals. A list of some of the music we play is on the music page on our website. For more information, visit . We meet at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in Burns Park. Feel free to stop by and just listen for no fee, but donations are always appreciated.

Movie Matinee

Watch an array of movies from new features to our favorite classics with your friends at the Ann Arbor Senior Center! Bring snacks to share while you enjoy watching the flick. 

Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m., Fee: Free for Members


Art Receptions

Artist Reception with live music and light refreshments

In an effort to bring art and the community together, the City of Ann Arbor Senior Center hosts several art shows throughout the year in the center located at beautiful Burns Park. We provide a community-
based venue for Ann Arbor artists and art students to show their work in our gallery space. We welcome artists who produce art in a variety of media to share their artwork with not only the senior center participants, but with the general public. Each artist hosts a special evening reception to share their artwork. These artist receptions are
open to the public and often include live music and light refreshments. Suggested donation for attendees is $5.


More artist receptions this Spring:

 The Many Faces of India: Photography, Friday, March 9, 6-8 p.m., Artist: Bob Homes.

 Time Well Spent: Watercolor, Friday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., Artist: Rupert Condict.