Graduate school auditions.... in Michigan

  • MusicMan87

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    Feb 09, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I'm auditioning at U of Michigan this friday and have to stay overnight both thursday and friday. any ideas of fun stuff to do around there?

    thanks
    jake
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    Feb 09, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    If it's nightlife you're looking for, go to Necto on Friday night. It's their gay night and it's where all the mo's come from all around. http://www.thenecto.com/

    Otherwise I can't tell you what else is around there. I'm on the other side of the state.
  • MichVBPlayer2...

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    Feb 09, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    I would go to Necto if you enjoy gay clubs. If you're more of a relaxed person, there's lots of other things to do. There's of course lots of local restaurants and bars. My personal favorites when I went to school there are

    Chinese: TK Wu (Liberty and State)
    American: The Brown Jug (S. University)
    Brewery: Ann Arbor Brewing Company or Grizzly Peak

    It will still be too cold to really enjoy the Arb (outdoor park) or the Diag (the center of campus) but ya can still walk around campus. It's really gorgeous. You'll of course be on North Campus for your auditions but it's good to get acquainted with the whole city.

    If ya don't like gay clubs, you can check out "Aut Bar". It's on Fourth and something, I can't remember off hand. It's just a small gay bar in the city. Nice place, but don't know the popular nights. I used to go on Saturdays.

    Best of luck at your audition. I hope you get in, the music school is really great. I have lots of friends who graduated from there.
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    Feb 09, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    Aut is usually busiest on Fri & Sat night but also does a Sunday brunch (though it sounds like you'll be gone by then).
    http://www.autbar.com

    Next door is the gay bookstore, Common Language.
    http://glbtbooks.com

    One more building up is the gay community center:
    http://www.wrap-up.org

    All that at the NW corner of 4th and Catherine (most maps show that Braun Ct connects to Main St, that hasn't been true in an least 20 years, so head to 4th Ave. which is 1 block east of Main).

    The U also has its LGBT resource center, recently renamed "Spectrum" to avoid the alphabet soup.
    http://spectrumcenter.umich.edu


    Matt and I have plans on Saturday night, but drop an email if you want to meet at Aut or elsewhere on Thu/Fri (Friday night there's also BSG and we may have people over to watch, not sure yet).
  • MusicMan87

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    Feb 09, 2009 7:00 AM GMT
    thanks guys! i guess i can see what i'm in the mood for when i get there! I do want to get a nice dinner for myself... see if my parents will pay for it icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2009 7:08 AM GMT
    There is nothing fun to do in Ann Arbor...go to East Lansing icon_razz.gif
  • hartfan

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    Feb 09, 2009 8:30 AM GMT
    MichVBPlayer28 saidI would go to Necto if you enjoy gay clubs. If you're more of a relaxed person, there's lots of other things to do. There's of course lots of local restaurants and bars. My personal favorites when I went to school there are

    Chinese: TK Wu (Liberty and State)
    American: The Brown Jug (S. University)
    Brewery: Ann Arbor Brewing Company or Grizzly Peak

    It will still be too cold to really enjoy the Arb (outdoor park) or the Diag (the center of campus) but ya can still walk around campus. It's really gorgeous. You'll of course be on North Campus for your auditions but it's good to get acquainted with the whole city.

    If ya don't like gay clubs, you can check out "Aut Bar". It's on Fourth and something, I can't remember off hand. It's just a small gay bar in the city. Nice place, but don't know the popular nights. I used to go on Saturdays.

    Best of luck at your audition. I hope you get in, the music school is really great. I have lots of friends who graduated from there.


    Personally I prefer the Chinese at Asian Legends (E. Williams and Thompson). You should also try Mongolian Barbecue (Main and Washington). I find that I'm missing Za's a lot (E. University and S. Universtiy). It's cheap, tasty and has many choices (pasta, pizza, salads, subs etc).

    You should definitely walk around the Diag. Even in winter, it's awesome. Visit the bell tower and the Michigan Union. On North Campus where the music school is, you can check out Pierpont Commons and the North Diag with its own bell tower. If you're lucky you may even find deer roaming around.

    The Ark (Main Street) has some good music but depends on the night.

    Again, Necto on Friday night if you want to dance. Never been to Aut Bar but heard it's nice.

    Of course, you need to visit the shrine that is the Big House--a trip to Ann Arbor would be remiss without it. Though it's probably under construction right now. Still, it's the Big House, and if you intend to come to Michigan, you need to learn how to worship the house of Bo Schembechler.
  • MusicMan87

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    Feb 10, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    WickedFast saidThere is nothing fun to do in Ann Arbor...go to East Lansing icon_razz.gif


    well i'm auditioning at michigan state on the 21st! so i will eventually be up there

    thanks for the tips hartfan icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 10, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    HartFan> If you're lucky you may even find deer roaming around.

    Saw 5 as I drove by the music school just a couple hours ago.
    Ah, scenic north campus.

    Why didn't you tell me I should buy a lottery ticket? (: