Looking for something fun to occupy your time this first weekend of June?
Exercise your salivary glands with bite-sized to over-sized tastes from more than 40 local restaurants participating in the “Taste of Ann Arbor,” located along Main Street all day Sunday, June 3. The “Taste” is free, but “bites” cost between 50 cents and $4. For details, call 734-668-7112, ext. 22.
From Friday through Sunday, also enjoy feature length, story-based films at the inaugural Cinetopia International Film Festival, with screenings in Michigan Theater’s historic auditorium, the State Theater and the University of Michigan’s Angell Hall. For between $12 and $15, you can experience dramas, comedies and documentary films that have screened at the world’s top film festivals and feature performances by Emily Blunt, Geoffrey Rush, Blythe Danner, Sacha Baron Cohen and many others.
At the same time, you can celebrate all things Greek at the Yassoo Greek Festival, Friday through Sunday. Or try your hand at the Great Clay Top Spin-Off at the Yourist Pottery Gallery at high noon on Saturday.
Right next door in neighboring Chelsea, 25 award-winning artists will display and sell original fine art and cards in a variety of media at the free Chelsea Painters 39th Annual Art Fair, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park-like, outdoor courtyard of Silver Maples of Chelsea, 100 Silver Maples Dr. For more information, call 734-475-8824.
With enough going on to make this patch of Southeast Michigan a weekend destination, the question now is where to stay. Make it special by staying the better way — at a comfortable, private and pampering bed and breakfast inn. These inns are close by and are Quality-Assured members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association:
Vitosha Guest Haus, Ann Arbor
Chelsey House Victorian Inn, Chelsea
Waterloo Gardens, Chelsea
Dewey Lake Manor, Brooklyn
“Rate Your Stay” at these and any Lake to Lake-member bed and breakfast inns. Blog about it. Be our guest.