Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for October

October has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events
happening around town this month!


Oct. 06, 2011 – Oct. 16, 2011

UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance presents: Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer, a drama by Tennessee Williams, is a story of a grieving mother who will do anything – even the unthinkable – to save the reputation of her son.

Arthur Miller Theatre at Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin, Ann Arbor
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When: Oct. 06, 2011 – Oct. 16, 2011…Thurs 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Go to website for ticket price information


Oct. 08, 2011 – Oct. 09, 2011

Ann Arbor Art Center Presents Liberty Local: Handmade Craft Fair

Liberty Local is an indoor indie artists’ market showcasing handmade crafts from regional artist vendors whose work embraces the indie spirit – unique, handmade and creative.  It will take place on two floors of the Art Center’s historic building.

Liberty Local will feature 35 vendors representing a wide variety of crafts.  Each vendor was selected because of the high quality of their original handcrafted work.  “The Art Center is excited to support the Michigan indie craft scene by hosting this show.  We really believe in the idea that handmade art should be accessible to all and we look forward to sharing some of the best with our community” said Sam Solis, Special Events Manager.
117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
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When: Oct. 08, 2011 – Oct. 09, 2011…Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5:00pm
Cost: $1.00 Admissions fee. Proceeds will support the programs of the Ann Arbor Art Center


October 08, 2011

The Leslie Science & Nature Center presents: International Observe the Moon Night

Leslie Science and Nature Center and the University Lowbrow Astronomers will be on site to show a presentation about our nearest celestial neighbor and how it affects life on Earth.  We will have a number of telescopes set up (weather permitting) to show you the real thing, up close and personal.  Come and join us as we celebrate our Moon along with many other people around the world.
1831 Traver Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48105
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When: Saturday October 08, 2011 7:00p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person, all ages welcome


Oct. 17, 2011 – Oct. 22, 2011

State Street Fashion Week in Downtown Ann Arbor

State Street Fashion Week will celebrate the anniversaries of several clothing stores in downtown Ann Arbor.  Special events during the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 22 will include:

A free fashion show at the Michigan Threater, Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 PM. with afterglow at Tio’s.

A party at Renaissance, Thursday, Oct. 20.

Events all day at Bivauac, Saturday, Oct. 22

Two hours of free parking will be given to the first fifty customers in each of the 15 fashion stores on Saturday.

Downtown Ann Arbor
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When: Oct. 17, 2011 – Oct. 22, 2011…Events take place during regular business hours and some evening events.
Cost: This is a free event.


October 30, 2011

Annual Family Halloween Party

Have a Halloween that’s fun, safe and educational as well!  By combining entertaining activities with informal science learning, the Exhibit Museum’s Family Halloween Party has become one of the most popular Halloween activities in the area.

Partygoers will journey through the Museum, discovering special stations and displays full of hands-on activities.  Many favorite stations will be back, along with new stations, and live animals.

Come in costume (not required, but recommended) and don’t forget your goodie bag – we”ll be handing out treats.  The party is suitable for all ages, and is FREE!  No reservations or tickets are necessary.

Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor
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When: Sunday October 30, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: This is a free event.


Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of October. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have a good time!

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