Check out these entertainment, dining and Halloween-themed events in Ann Arbor this month.
By Taylor Morris
Ruth Behar: “Lucky Broken Girl” Reading
East Quad Keene Theatre
701 East University, Ann Arbor
In honor of her award-winning book, “Lucky Broken Girl,” University of Michigan anthropology professor and author Ruth Behar will share her book with a book reading at the Keene Theatre. The event is free of charge and will be hosted by La Casa, a U of M organization dedicated to creating spaces for the Latinx community to voice their issues and create a community. Behar was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in New York. She received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton University.
Family Harvest Picnic
HillTop Greenhouse & Farms
8996 West Liberty Road, Ann Arbor
Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Well, now you can know! HillTop Greenhouse & Farms will host a free family fall harvest picnic where local Michigan farmers will answer all your questions about the entire food process, from the farm to your table. This family-friendly event is free and open to all ages. There will be kid friendly activities as well.
Cider & Cheese
3723 Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Ann Arbor
Become a Michigan-made, hard cider connoisseur of at the Cider & Cheese event taking place at Zingerman’s Creamery. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at events.zingermanscommunity.com.
Haunted House – the Show!
Ring of Steel Action Theatre & Stunt Troupe
3907 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor
Get in the spooky Halloween spirit by attending the Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe’s annual event, “Haunted House – the Show!” The PG-13 show has the same features as a haunted house but without the walking. Tickets are $5 for pre-sale and 50 seats are available each night. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com.
Westside Art Hop
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Westside Art Hop
700 Mt. Vernon Ave., Ann Arbor
If you’re a fan of art, the West Side Neighborhood Art Hop is hosting its 13th show on Oct. 20. Artists from all over Ann Arbor are opening their studios and homes to showcase and sell their art. High-quality pieces will be available to purchase such as glassware, fiber arts, prints, paintings and more. The event is free of charge.
Ann Arbor Antiques Market
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor Antiques Market is the perfect place to find that treasure you’ve been looking for. Taking place at the Washtenaw Farms Council Grounds, you’ll be able to see and choose from hundreds of unique antiques. Admission for adults is $6 and kids & parking are free.
Michigan’s Stranger Things Haunted Experience
Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room, 4th Floor
100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
If you don’t have plans for Halloween yet, University of Michigan’s Theme Park Engineering Group is hosting a Netflix-original series “Stranger Things”-themed haunted house. The event is not recommended for children under 13. According to the group, the “walkthrough multi-sensory attraction will include sudden loud noises, dynamic lighting, tight spaces and various frightening scenes.” For more information and tickets, visit the Facebook page.