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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of October 25, 2021

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Monday


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


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Tuesday


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


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Wednesday


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


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Thursday


October 2021
 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Online 

50th Annual Fall Fundraiser: Ecology Center.

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Livestream program, in lieu of the annual in-person dinner, with entertainment by Detroit poet and activist Jessica Care MooreSabrina Nelson, as well as music by the popular veteran local folk-country singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis. Also, the premiere of a video commemorating 50 years of Ecology Center work. WEMU "All Things Considered" host Lisa Barry emcees.
For URL preregister by Oct. 13 at tinyurl.com/EC21VirtualEvent. $50 suggested donation. laurak@ecocenter.org.


 7-10 p.m. 

25th Annual Edgefest: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Oct. 28-30. DownBeat lists this annual festival as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals. This year's theme, "25 Years at The Edge" celebrates Edgefest as a defining element of the local jazz community. The 3 day festival includes 13 different shows and a parade on Oct. 30 (see listings). Tonight's lineup: Detroit pianist Michael Malis (7 p.m.). Acclaimed German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock (8 p.m.) leads a trio with bassist Stephan Crump and classical pianist Cory Smythe in avant-jazz improvisations. SoundNoiseFUNK (9 p.m.), a spry NYC quartet led by the powerful vocals of acclaimed Fay Victor, with saxophonist Sam Newsome, guitarist Joe Morris, and drummer Reggie Nicholson.
Various times, Kerrytown Concert House (except as noted on Oct. 30), 415 N. Fourth Ave. Individual show tickets $15 & $25 (students, $10 & $15); day passes $40-$60; Edgepasses ($170-$320) include admission to all shows. Tickets available in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/edgefest, by phone, and (if available) at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Candle Making": Booksweet Bookshop/Coven Mavens.

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Local artists Juliana Lew and Sara Burke lead a hands-on demo. Also, Cat Tarot readings offered using a charming 78-card deck based on observations of feline behaviors familiar to most cat owners. Costumes encouraged.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. $25; preregistration required at bit.ly/booksweetcoven. Masks required. 929-4112. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



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Friday


October 2021
 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 5-10 p.m.  Free! 

"YpsiGLOW Stroll + Roll": WonderFool Productions.

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This outdoor festival features a vast array of handmade illuminated sculptures. Kids activities. Virtual entertainment available starting at 7 p.m. on Facebook.com (search "YpsiGLOW"). For an updated schedule, see WonderfoolProductions.org/ypsiGLOW.
Downtown Ypsilanti. Free. wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com.


 7-11 p.m. 

25th Annual Edgefest: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Oct. 28-30. DownBeat lists this annual festival as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals. This year's theme, "25 Years at The Edge" celebrates Edgefest as a defining element of the local jazz community. The 3 day festival includes 13 different shows and a parade on Oct. 30 (see listings). Tonight's lineup: New York-based pianist Angelica Sanchez (7 p.m.). ElectroSphere (8 p.m.), led by local heavyweight multi-instrumentalist Ken Kozora, with drummer Djallo Djakate and reed & synth player Rafeal Leafar. The Andrew Bishop Quintet (9 p.m.), led by veteran local reeds player Bishop, with saxophonist Peter Formanek, pianist Angelica Sanchez, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Jon Taylor. Reedman Michael Marcus leads the easygoing Blue Reality Quartet! (10 p.m.), with saxophonist & brass player Joe McPhee, and percussionists Jay Rosen & Warren Smith.
Various times, Kerrytown Concert House (except as noted on Oct. 30), 415 N. Fourth Ave. Individual show tickets $15 & $25 (students, $10 & $15); day passes $40-$60; Edgepasses ($170-$320) include admission to all shows. Tickets available in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/edgefest, by phone, and (if available) at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Halloween Concert: Greenhills School.

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Greenhills students in grades 8-12 host a lively family-oriented variety show featuring theater, music, and more.
Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Free. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 395-5876. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

"Halloween Trail: Monster Petting Farm": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Oct. 22, 23, 29, & 30. Attendees walk along a marked path around the Domino's Petting Farm, stopping at designated areas to watch original Halloween-themed theatrical scenes, with some surprises in between. Candy ($5 per bag).
Domino's Farms Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. Tickets $20 (age 3 & under, free). in advance only at a2ct.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Six different recently refurbished scary attractions-a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more-bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Recommended for age 12 & up.
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti. $18 for access to one attraction (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99) in advance only. HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 734-482-7744. thill@wiards.com hauntedhousemichigan.com [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



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Saturday


October 2021
 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Polish Heritage & Harvest Festival: Quintessential Event Company.

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Oct. 30 & 31. Polish food from area restaurants, caterers, and food trucks as well as Polish and American beer. Also, an "Autumn Crafter & Artisan Market" with some 50 vendors, dancing to live polkas, activities-including trick-or-treating on Sunday-for kids 12 & under, and more. Masks strongly encouraged.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $11 (seniors age 65 & over & active military personnel and veterans, $10) in advance at DoYouLovePolishFood.com; $12 (seniors & military personnel, $10) at the gate. Kids 12 & under free. (888) 504-8103. [map]


 Noon-10 p.m. 

25th Annual Edgefest: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Oct. 28-30. DownBeat lists this annual festival as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals. This year's theme, "25 Years at The Edge" celebrates Edgefest as a defining element of the local jazz community. The 3 day festival includes 13 different shows and a parade on Oct. 30 (see listings). Today: Edgefest Parade (noon). All invited to bring any sort of instrument (including bells and whistles) and tag along in this quirky annual parade (meet at 11:30 a.m. at KCH to join), this year led by Scarlett Middle School band students and Edgefest artists. Today's lineup: Local pianist Matthew Shipp (2 p.m.). AGAPE (3 p.m.), a Detroit-based trio featuring saxophonist Alex Harding, bassist Joel Peterson, and drummer Dave Hurley. The ad-hoc quartet (4 p.m.) of New York vocalist Andrea Wolper, bassist Ken Filiano, guitarist David Ross, and drummer Michael TA Thompson. The "Grand Finale Evening" (7-10 p.m. or so, Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave.) includes "Improvisation and Encounter," a collective improvisation using instruments from the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, performed by drummer Michael Gould, pianist Steve Rush, trumpeter Mark Kirschenmann, trombonist Steve Swell, composer-violinist Jason Hwang, bassist William Park, percussionists Hamid Drake and Michael TA Thomas, and bass clarinet & soprano saxophone (and Observer contributor) Piotr Michalowski. Also, the ensemble Three Rivers, with tenor saxophonist & flutist Mixashawn, bassist & doson ngoni player William Parker, and percussionist Drake, and a performance of "If Trains Could Speak," a piece by trombonist Steve Swell inspired by a 90-minute train ride from Krakow to the Auschwitz concentration camp, featuring vocalist Deanna Relyea, along with Rush, Hwang, Michalowski, Filiano, and Thompson.
Various times, Kerrytown Concert House (except as noted on Oct. 30), 415 N. Fourth Ave. Individual show tickets $15 & $25 (students, $10 & $15); day passes $40-$60; Edgepasses ($170-$320) include admission to all shows. Tickets available in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/edgefest, by phone, and (if available) at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Six different recently refurbished scary attractions-a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more-bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Recommended for age 12 & up.
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti. $18 for access to one attraction (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99) in advance only. HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 734-482-7744. thill@wiards.com hauntedhousemichigan.com [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Sing Happy!”

Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



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Sunday


October 2021
 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Bark for Life": American Cancer Society Fundraiser.

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New date: All invited to bring their dogs for 5-km and 1-mile fun runs (or walks). Followed by dog activities, including costume contests and more. T-shirts.
The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5557 McAuley Dr. $20 without a dog (with a dog, $25; with 2 dogs, $30; family up to 3 dogs, $50) in advance at RelayForLife.org/BarkGreaterAnnArborMi. alexis.velazquez@cancer.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Polish Heritage & Harvest Festival: Quintessential Event Company.

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Oct. 30 & 31. Polish food from area restaurants, caterers, and food trucks as well as Polish and American beer. Also, an "Autumn Crafter & Artisan Market" with some 50 vendors, dancing to live polkas, activities-including trick-or-treating on Sunday-for kids 12 & under, and more. Masks strongly encouraged.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $11 (seniors age 65 & over & active military personnel and veterans, $10) in advance at DoYouLovePolishFood.com; $12 (seniors & military personnel, $10) at the gate. Kids 12 & under free. (888) 504-8103. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Halloween Treat Parade": Main Street Area Association.

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All costumed kids, accompanied by a caregiver, invited to stroll through downtown and pick up treats from businesses displaying black & orange balloons.
Main, Liberty, Fourth, and Washington area. Free. For complete map and updates, see MainStreetAnnArbor.org/halloween.


 TBA  Free!  Online 

"Annual AADL Halloween Contests": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Award ceremony for all-ages contests. For more about how to participate in the contests, and other AADL Halloween activities, see aadl.org/halloween.
Day times TBA, online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Sing Happy!”

Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

Halloween Concert: Dexter Community Orchestra.

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Livingston Symphony Orchestra director David Schultz conducts this volunteer ensemble in a program of such goulish works as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre, and more. The audience is invited to come in costume.
Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker (south off Shield from Baker Rd.), Dexter. Free. Masks required 355-0725. [map]


 4:00 p.m. 

Halloween Concert: U-M School of Music.

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A rowdy affair, this annual tradition features the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia Orchestra hamming it up in costume while performing such ghoulish works as Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre or Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain. Graduate conducting students direct. A large portion of the audience comes in costume. Note: Tickets usually sell out well in advance.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $8 & $12 in advance at the Michigan League & tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. Masks required. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Six different recently refurbished scary attractions-a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more-bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Recommended for age 12 & up.
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti. $18 for access to one attraction (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99) in advance only. HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 734-482-7744. thill@wiards.com hauntedhousemichigan.com [map]






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