best Bets: Tailgate to help local kids; take on the Splatter Zone during 'Evil Dead: The Musical'
There will be a "Cheers for Children Tailgate Party: A Beer & Wine Tasting Event" at the Lake Forest Golf Club on Friday. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tailgate and help keep children safe in our community. Enjoy an evening of the spirited U-M/MSU rivalry. Enjoy a locally-brewed beer tasting and fantastic tailgate-style food, including a mashed potato bar, plus a wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres. $50 at the door. To order, call 734-434-4215 or go to cheersforchildrentailgate.eventbrite.com to register online. 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor.
Deadites return to Dexter in "Evil Dead: The Musical." Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films "Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" and combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Blood flies—literally, right into a special section of the audience known as "the Splatter Zone." Get tickets and more info at http://dextercommunityplayers.org/home. 7714 W. Ann Arbor St., Dexter. 734-424-4272.
Come one, come all to the "Amazing FLYing Circus!" at the Corner Brewery on Saturday. 7 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy aerial yoga, fortune tellers, acrobats and sketch artists. All of your favorite sideshow characters will be there. There will also be food, live music and other entertainment. Costumes are encouraged. This is a fundraiser for FLY Children’s Art Center. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Kids under 12 get in free. Purchase ticket online at http://www.flyartcenter.org/. 720 Norris St.,. Ypsilanti.
Comedian Nikki Glaser will perfprm at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. A frequent guest on "The Bob and Tom Radio Show," a semi-finalist on "Last Comic Standing," named one of the "Top 10 Emerging Comics" by Askmen.com, Nikki has also been a guest on Leno. $13 in advance; $15at at the door. Downstairs at 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-9080.
The Verve Pipe returns to The Ark on Saturday. 8 p.m. The Verve Pipe was one of Michigan rock and roll's great success stories of the 1990s. They have a reputation for dazzling live shows from the start, and now they're back, up close and personal. $24. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.
Be sure to get in on some "Halloween Fun" at Hudson Mills Metropark on Sunday. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join an interpreter to make cider, decorate doughnuts and create “spooky” crafts. Also, meet animals from the Great Lakes Zoological Society. Admission is by advance ticket purchase only. Preregistration and prepayment required for all programs. $6/child; under kids under one get in free (includes all activities and hayride). $3/adult (includes cider, doughnuts and hayride). Tickets are limited and available for purchase on at the park office. 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter. 734-426-8211.