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7 Things to Do in Ann Arbor This October

Published September 30, 2018 by

Check out these entertainment, dining and Halloween-themed events in Ann Arbor this month.

By Taylor Morris

Ruth Behar: “Lucky Broken Girl” Reading                        

Oct. 2

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7-8:30p .m. 

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

Oct. 7

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4-7 p.m.

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

Oct. 12

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6:30-8:30 p.m.

Zingerman’s Creamery

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!

Oct. 19-20

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8 p.m.  

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

Oct. 20

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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

Oct. 20-21

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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

Oct. 31

things to do in Ann Arbor this OctoberPhoto via Michigan’s Theme Park Engineering Group Facebook

7-11 p.m. 

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.

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