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Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Show 2020

2020 pinball showcase Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th with 425+ machines on free play. Our facility is the one of the largest dedicated pinball venues (by unique game count) in North America and has games from the 1950s “woodrails” to the latest games from Stern pinball. Every decade, manufacturer and game type is represented at the museum. There are many rare and hard to find games set up and ready to play. All machines are free play, so one entrance ticket allows unlimited play for the day. There’s something for every pinball fan here (we are the one of the largest dedicated pinball facility in North America.) But unlike other pinball museum type facilities, we are here every day working on our machines, making sure they play perfect! Arguably this makes us the best working/restored pinball collection in North America.

A New World: Ann Arbor 2020

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY returns to Ann Arbor with fresh arrangements and fan favorites!

With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble – featuring fabulous piano soloist Benyamin Nuss – under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series! Specially featuring the music of composer Nobuo Uematsu, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event.

MC Lars at the Blind Pig 2020

I’m joining forces with my friends The Doubleclicks and Schaffer the Darklord to bring you the most epic tour of the new decade (so far)! Come help us as we spread the word about Baby Yoda’s candidacy… as we search for his birth certificate. In a world of division… this is one thing we can all agree on!

MC Lars is the creator of post punk laptop rap and lit hop, which he has extended and powered into a fusion of rap, punk, rock, ska, pop, and other genres. He is post-modern — combining his music with powerful and present lyrics, and packing concert venues with raps about everything from the iGeneration to Guitar Hero to Edgar Allen Poe to Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and Cyberbullying. He speaks to and for people of all ages, lifestyles, and perspectives, and is a story-teller, covering love, life, loss, confusion, and hope. He does so with energy and wit, joined with a strong sense of humor and perspective.

Counter Hit: New Decade, New Battles!

Welcome to Grand Finals Gaming’s first event of the new decade!

Our goal is to bring the feel of a professional fighting game tournament where anyone can compete and help the community grow!

$5 off admission for those who bring a set up!
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30

Games:

Soul Calibur 6 * at 6:30pm
Soul Calibur 2 ‘ at 6:30pm
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition * at 7:30pm
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike ‘ at 7:30pm
Mario Kart Double Dash (2v2) at 8pm
Tekken 7 * at 9:00pm

Games marked with a * will be on Playstation 4

Games marked with a ‘ will be played on Playstation 3

Mario Kart will be played on Game Cube

Please bring your own controllers and headphones.

Events for the Week Jan 20th-26th

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

Continue reading Events for the Week Jan 20th-26th

U-Con 2019

The U-Con Gaming Convention is a gathering of gamers and companies from all over. You can meet new people and participate in many different events. We have events that are sure to pique the interest of the most avid gamer, as well as those new to the hobby. We offer a wide variety of role-playing events, as well as many board and war games. We also offer Live Action RPG’s and collectable card game tournaments and events. We are one of the largest gaming conventions in Michigan.

Aside from gaming, we have an exhibitors hall filled with a wide variety of exhibitors selling everything from swords to dice, shirts to games, and a number of other unique and interesting items. And what convention is complete without an auction? Of course we have one!

The Music of Star Wars

The stage is set for the ninth and final episode of Star Wars to hit the big screen in December of 2019. Your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra relives the epic soundtrack crafted by just in time for this historic release. The unmistakable brass fanfare of the main theme rings out before the suns of Tatooine sink into the horizon to “The Force Theme.” Darth Vader’s dark and menacing theme music underscores the evil of the Dark Side as the Republic is lifted by Williams’s battle themes and The Force.