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Big Event Weekend

18. April 2008 • Juliew
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It is a weekend of big events in Ann Arbor. I’ve highlighted a few below, but also linked each day to the Observer’s schedule for that day in case you are looking for something different. Also, Michigan, Eastern, and Washtenaw are all in the final push before the end of the semester so there are a lot of music and art events this weekend in addition to the ones below.

Tonight, Friday, April 18

Saturday, April 19

  • The Dalai Lama will be teaching and speaking all weekend in Ann Arbor. He will be doing two teachings at Crisler Arena on Saturday: 10am-12noon and also 2pm-4pm. All events are sold out, but webcasts will be available on M-Live. (Full-length videos from each of the events will be available again starting Monday at blog.mlive.com/annarbornews_multimedia.)

  • Bob Saget at the Michigan. For those Full House or Funniest Home Video fans out there, his show is nothing like that. 8:00pm at the Michigan.

Sunday, April 20

  • The Dalai Lama is back on Sunday with a teaching in the morning at Crisler Area from 10am-noon and the Peter Wege Lecture on Sustainability from 2pm-4pm. The Wege Lecture will be broadcast locally on Comcast cable Channel 22 in addition to the M-Live webcast and a UM webcast.



  1. I find it hilarious that the weekend the Dalai Lama is in town, we’re also graced with one of the filthiest comics (and most despised TV personalities) ever, Bob Saget. I guess it’s a way of the universe balancing itself out here in Ann Arbor.


       —Skyler    Apr. 19 '08 - 05:05PM    #
  2. I have a few relatives who just loved the “TGIF” line up that used to be on ABC (?), and included Full House. I was DELIGHTED to show them Saget’s piece in The Aristocrats. I honestly thought my aunt was going to throw something at the screen :) :)


       —TeacherPatti    Apr. 20 '08 - 11:37PM    #