Halloween guide 2011 for the Ann Arbor area: events, trick-or-treat times, and more
Are you ready for Halloween? Have no fear; we've got you covered. We've got suggestions on fun things to do in Washtenaw County, details on area trick-or-treat times and helpful hints to assure a scary good time. This guide will continue to be updated as Halloween approaches, so keep checking back for more ideas and fun (to submit an event, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Through Oct. 30
• "Evil Dead": The Musical by the Dexter Community Players | Preview article
Saturday, Oct. 29
• Creatures of the Night: Nocturnal Animals at YDL-Michigan
• Halloween Storytime at Nicola's Books
• Briarwood Mall Boo Bash
• Kids Club Halloween Treat Trail at Whole Foods Washtenaw
• Trunk or Treat at Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church
• Huron Village Plaza Halloween Celebration
• Halloween Party and Haunted Art Gallery at Corner Brewery
• Frequency presents Halloween Scream and Costume Contest at Necto
• The Blood Bang! at the Blind Pig
• Cavern Club Halloween Bash
• GLOW Halloween Dance Party in the Red Room at Necto
• Halloween Dance Party at the Dance Pavilion
• "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the State Theatre
• Halloween Party with the Lucas Paul Band at Conor O'Neill's
• Afternoon of the Undead at YDL-Whittaker
• Family Halloween Party at the U-M Exhbit Museum of Natural History
• Dexter Community Band All-Costume Halloween Concert
• University of Michigan Halloween Concerts at Hill Auditorium
• Encore presents Devil's Night in the Red Room at Necto
Monday, Oct. 31
• Halloween Storytime/Halloween Party at AADL-Downtown
• Halloween Crafts at AADL-Pittsfield
• Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls at YDL-Michigan
• Main Street Area Halloween Treat Parade in downtown Ann Arbor
• Factory presents: The Biggest Goth Industrial Halloween Party in Southeast Michigan at Necto
TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS OCT. 31
• Ann Arbor: 5-8 p.m.
• City of Ypsilanti: 6-8 p.m.
• Ypsilanti Township: 6-8 p.m.
• Saline: 6-8 p.m.
• Dexter: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Chelsea: 4-6 p.m.
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE
• The best new horror films of the last 10 years
Here are a couple Halloween goodies to try, courtesy of the Associated Press:
• A delicious pumpkin pie ... that you drink
• A sweet treat that looks deliciously swampish
OTHER FALL FUN
Through Oct. 30
• Blast Corn Maze outside Dexter
• Fall Color Tour on the Train
From festive ideas to safety tips, resources to help your holiday go smoothly.
• Eco-friendly Halloween: Candy | Costumes | Decorations | Kids' stuff | Party
• Halloween safety: General | Candy
• Make your own: Decorations | Haunted house | Party
• Pumpkin carving: Ideas
• Info from Ann Arbor city web site: Halloween safety tips (PDF) • Column: Mamas, don't let your daughters dress up to be porn stars