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For games, Vault of Midnight and Get Your Game On have regular game nights for whatever your particular flavor of nerddom is, and Mechanism/Board and Brew/whatever they're calling themselves these days also does regular events for board and tabletop games (usually at Cultivate in Ypsi or Bar at Braun Ct. Beyond that there are Nerd Nite talks regularly at bars around town, trivia and karaoke probably any night of the week at some bar in town, and plenty of club/society events through the university that might be more grad student/professional networking focused.
If you're working for a tech startup, depending on your particular position, you might want to check around with the EECS department, School of Information, or whatever specific department fits your background for public lectures/networking events/etc..
A small group of well-known artists is featured in shows that rotate monthly. 109 on Ann Arbor's east side, the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens offer 300 acres of peaceful delights.
The center is housed in a building dating back to 1886 and originally used by Walker and Company's Ann Arbor Carriage Works. Open sunrise to sunset every day, the gardens' easy to moderate trails spanning up to 1.8 miles provide a relaxing hike. During the winter, conifers, poinsettias and skunk cabbage, whose flower has the unique ability to generate heat and melt snow around it, are in season.
I did a quick search here and it seems like there have been quite a few people complaining about this in the past.
Ypsi is an easy ride away and Detroit and the surrounding suburbs are ~40 minutes away outside of rush hour.
As others have mentioned, if you're into sports, Planet Rock, Mi Life Sports, and Ann Arbor Rec and Ed are all great ways to meet locals in their 20s/30s.
Over the years, the organization acquired many art works, ultimately donating its entire collection to the University of Michigan Museum of Art in 1972. Spring is the best time to visit, when peonies, daffodils and lilacs debut.
The Gateway Garden of New World Plants comes alive in summer months, hosting zinnias, marigold and salvia, among others.