Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks October 20-22, 2017

The events calendar is jam packed this weekend! October always seems to have the best events. There are great Halloween events, fall fun, and much more. 

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - October 20-22

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

This weekend’s top events fall into a few categories – Halloween, Theater, and Football.

Halloween

It’s a big weekend for Halloween celebrations! Matthaei Botanical Gardens joins the fun this year with Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves on Friday night, Saturday night is Animal Haunts at LSNC, Muttster Mash Bash at HSHV, and Ring of Steel’s 3rd Annual Haunted House – The Show!

Still working on costume ideas? Check out the Ann Arbor District Library Costume Swap on Sunday.


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Halloween celebrations beyond Ann Arbor include Toledo Zoo’s Little Boo (Friday) and Pumpkin Path (Saturday & Sunday) and Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Theater

There are several performances this weekend. Wild Swan Theater kicks off their 20172018 season with Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot – perfect for preschoolers and early elementary aged. Saline Area Players are performing Lionel Bart’s Oliver! For the teen crowd, Spinning Dot Theatre presents “The Ogreling” at The Neutral Zone.

Football

Saturday evening is all about college football. 
EMU will wrap up their homecoming with a Fall Festival in Depot Town from 5-9p. Meanwhile, the State Street District will be holding an Outdoor Watch Party for the Michigan at Penn State game.


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Fall Fun

It’s a great weather weekend, so don’t miss out on Fall Fun like Corn Mazes and Apple Orchards. It’s also time to think about getting your pumpkins. Also, this weekend is Hallow Harvest at Cobblestone Farms. 

The crazy warm fall weather continues this weekend, so don’t miss our parks for splashing when you’re out and about.

Ann Arbor Fall Guide
Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills
Ann Arbor Corn Maze Guide
Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

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Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:30am Friendly Ghosts in Clay at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 10:00am Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:30pm Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm Barn Party for ALS at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents "The Ogreling" at The Neutral Zone at Neutral Zone
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:30am Autism Friendly Movie: Casper at Emagine Saline
  • 11:00am-6:00pm All Hands Active Halloween Craft Fair at All Hands Active
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Halloween Storytime & Craft at Dexter District Library
  • 11:00am Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:30pm-3:30pm Family Day: Excavating Archaeology at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Make a Luminary for the UM Bicentennial at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak Glow in the Dark Slime at Michaels
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Bubbling Boo Bombs! at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 4:30pm-11:59pm State Street District Game Watch Party at State Street
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm EMU Homecoming Fall Festival at Depot Town
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Halloween Party at Studio 3 Performing Arts Center
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents "The Ogreling" at Riverside Arts Center at Riverside Arts Center
  • Sunday Picks

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Make a Mask at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Lionel Bart's Oliver! at Saline High School
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Masks at Eos Studio
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum
  • Movies

    First run movies in the theater are The LEGO Ninjago Movie and My Little Pony. Plus, plenty of horror and R rated movies for the Halloween season.

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    But, there are a few kid-friendly Halloween special movie options this weekend. Quality 16 and Rave are hosting a Disney Jr Halloveen Party featuring Halloween episode of favorite Disney Jr shows. Emagine has an Autism Friendly Movie: Casper on Saturday morning. 

    Quality 16’s Fall Free Matinee series continues this weekend with Despicable Me 3.

    Free Morning Movies - 10a - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, September 8-October 29 - Quality 16

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    10/24/2017
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Kids Robotics Lab: Robot Relay Race with Brain Monkeys
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/25/2017
    9:30am-10:15am
    Gymnastics Mini-Class
    at Children’s Center for Growth and Development, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/26/2017
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Trunk or Treat
    at LaFontaine Kia, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/26/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Letter Writing to Our Soldiers
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/27/2017
    4:00pm-5:00pm

    Keller Williams Trunk Or Treat! Games, Treats and Crafts!


    at Keller Wiliams Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Keller Williams invites your to their Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 27. Come in costume for a safe and easy way to celebrate Halloween. There will be Games, Prizes, Candy, & Treats at the FREE and Fun Spooktacular event.
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    10/27/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Goldfish Swim School Trunk or Treat
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/27/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Haunted House
    at Haunted House, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    10/27/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Spooky Species at The Creature Conservancy
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Date/Time Event
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    10/20/2017
    10:00am-11:30am
    Friendly Ghosts in Clay
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/20/2017
    10:00am
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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    10/20/2017
    12:30pm
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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    10/20/2017
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Free FootGolf Friday
    at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/20/2017
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Children’s Center for Growth and Development, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/20/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Barn Party for ALS
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/20/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    8:00pm-9:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents "The Ogreling" at The Neutral Zone
    at Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🎟
    10/21/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Disney Jr Halloveen Party
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🎟
    10/21/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Disney Jr Halloveen Party
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    10/21/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Make your Fear!
    at Eos Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/21/2017
    10:30am
    Autism Friendly Movie: Casper
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    10/21/2017
    11:00am-6:00pm
    All Hands Active Halloween Craft Fair
    at All Hands Active, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    11:00am
    Good Day, Good Night Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    10/21/2017
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Halloween Storytime & Craft
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
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    10/21/2017
    11:00am
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/21/2017
    11:00am
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    12:30pm-3:30pm
    Family Day: Excavating Archaeology
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Make a Luminary for the UM Bicentennial
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/21/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak Glow in the Dark Slime
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Bubbling Boo Bombs!
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    3:00pm
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    4:30pm-11:59pm
    State Street District Game Watch Party
    at State Street, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    EMU Homecoming Fall Festival
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/21/2017
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Halloween Party
    at Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/21/2017
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Monster Mash with Acute Phase
    at Holidays Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/21/2017
    8:00pm
    Ludwig & The Kings
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/21/2017
    8:00pm-9:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents "The Ogreling" at Riverside Arts Center
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017
    9:00pm-7:00am
    Halloween All-Nighter
    at PLAYlive Nation, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    10/22/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Miniature Worlds!
    at Eos Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/22/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Make a Mask
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/22/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Scientist Spotlight
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Halloween Fun on the Farm
    at Carousel Acres, South Lyon Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-6:00pm

    Light of Unity Festival Celebration


    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    Light of Unity Festival Celebration is a free, family-friendly celebration of the Oneness of Humanity held at WCC on Sun, Oct 22 from 2-6p. Activities include live music, arts and crafts, face painting, and socializing
    πŸ’™
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Lionel Bart's Oliver!
    at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Masks
    at Eos Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Men's Hoops Youth Basketball Clinic
    at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/22/2017
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    UM Women's Basketball Kids Clinic
    at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/22/2017
    3:00pm
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/22/2017
    6:30pm-8:00pm

    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village


    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  At Hallowe'en you will follow a designated treat trail through Greenfield Village. There are treats for all ages, so parents plan a costume for yourself (or participate without one) and bring your own bag. We've attended Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village 4 times - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and...Read More

     

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    2 comments

    • carmel gerber

      I love your blog. It’s my go-to resource for kid activities.

      Somehow I can no longer find the events link that lists ALL events.

      I just read the highlighted events and saw ALL events at the bottom, but it stops at Saturday and I cant find a way to get to all listings for Sunday.

      Thanks.
      Carmel

      • Carmel –

        In talking to my host, it looks like my site may have been compromised and the events calendar was deleted. I recreated it yesterday afternoon. I’ll also try to fix the Weekend Picks.

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