There are lots of good suggestions in the other Ann Arbor thread. If you're into beading, one place that's not mentioned is Findings, which is on Jackson Road near Wagner. They also offer classes (and their class schedule is online at www.beadseekers.com
). There's also a Viking Sewing Center on Jackson Road (maybe 1/2 mile down the road from Findings) that I haven't been into, and a fabric store called Cloth Encounters on Plymouth Road (www.clothencounters .com
There's also the standard Michael's at Arborland (on Washtenaw), Joann's on Carpenter Road and Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and Hancock Fabrics on Maple Road (near Jackson Road).
The current movie theater at Briarwood Mall happens to be a "dollar" show if you're interested, too (Briarwood's on Eisenhower at State Street, and has a website at www.shopbriarwood.c om
Hope that helps you find something to do. Also, this week is the Ann Arbor Art Fair (in the downtown area). It's a pain if you have to find a place to park, but there's definitely lots of stuff to look at (or was the last time I went to look, which I'll admit was close to 10 years ago).
Welcome to the area!