Ann Arbor, MI Event Listings: October





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The Ann Arbor Art Walk

The Art Walk is for Art Lovers who want to visit art spaces and check out other local artists.

Friday October 9, 2009 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm.


Wild Swan Theater Presents: Strega Nona and the Magical Pasta Pot

Wild Swan Theater opens its 30th season with this beloved children's tale, Strega Nona and the Magical Pasta Pot. Strega Nona has a way with noodles; she can summon them from her pot with just the right magic words. Big Anthony tries hard to help, but he forgets to listen. Many giggles worth of fun for our youngest theater lovers!

Further Event Information

Oct. 22, 2009 - Oct. 24, 2009

Thursday at 10 a.m. Friday at 10 a.m. and 01 p.m. Saturday at 11 a.m.

Cost: children $8, adults $12

Address: Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor

Phone: (734) 995-0530


For more info, visit website


Ann Arbor: Small Giants Community Mixer

Has your company chosen to be great instead of big?

Come meet Bo Burlingham, the author of "Small Giants: Companies that Chose to be Great Instead of Big," mingle with other Small Giants in the Ann Arbor area and find out about the new international Small Giants Community being launched this fall!

This event is being planned by Marisa Smith, President of The Whole Brain Group. Please direct questions to

Monday, October 19, 2009 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)


Derby Girl Becomes Whip It!

It's an exciting time in Michigan with all the movies being filmed here and Whip It, in theaters on Friday, October 2 is the latest flick to hit theaters. Marking Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, is based on the teen novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross. Derby Girl is about sixteen-year-old rebel Bliss Cavendar, who is miserable living in a small Texas town with her beauty pageant-obsessed mother so she secretly joins a roller derby team under the name "Babe Ruthless," her life gets better, although infinitely more confusing. Ellen Page of Juno fame stars as Bliss and early buzz is good!

Whip It also stars several members of the local Detroit Derby Girls and to celebrate the release we'll be hosting an evening with them to talk about Roller Derby and their experiences on set on Thursday, October 1, 7:00-8:30 at the Downtown Library.


Ann Arbor Chapel Hill Fall Craft Show

October 24, 2009

10:00AM to 04:00PM

Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show is Sponsored by the Chapel Hill United Methodist

Church, 4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus, MI.

The Show is located at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 Old US 31 N., Berrien Springs, MI.

Held the First Saturday of October, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

This is a Juried Arts & Crafts Show of over 260 Exhibitors.

Four Commercial Building provides for 285 Indoor Spaces.

50+ Outside Vendor/Farmer Market spaces.

Food, Drinks and Snacks are available, as well as Pie by the Slice.

Homemade Bake Goods are For Sale.

Vintage Tractor Display by Michiana Two-Cylinder Club.

Enter show on Old US 31 or Shawnee Rd.; Ample Parking available.

Admission Fee of $1.00 per person.

Profits from the Show go to Support Mission Projects.

Ann Arbor at Chapel Hill Clubhouse.



Halloween Kids Night Out Party

Friday, October 30, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)

Ann Arbor, MI

Come to our Kids Night Out Party and have some fun with us.

It's Friday October 30, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 9:00PM.

Make new friends! Wear your costume one more time!

Have Fun!

Everyone aged 6-14 is invited. Admission is only $20 for an evening of fun!

Parents must pick up and drop off their children

Spaces are Limited. Call to register!

Friday, October 30, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)



6th Annual "Easy-As-Pi" 5K Walk/Run

Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Ann Arbor, MI

An annual "Easy-As-Pi" 5K run/walk to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Participate in this year’s walk/run which will be held on Sunday, October 25th. The run/walk will be held in Gallup Park on Fuller Road in Ann Arbor, MI and this year's event will be our 6th annual race! Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and the race starts at 10:45AM.

All proceeds from the event are donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. The money is given to UMStars, who use the funds to support their "wish kid" and help grant his or her wish.

To register early for the run/walk, please go to

Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)