Laugh, Scream, Celebrate This Weekend

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haunted house Laugh, Scream, Celebrate This WeekendThis weekend is full of different choices for exciting events. For those in the mood to laugh, head to The Three Stooges Film Festival in Redford.  For those who want to celebrate the culture and heritage of Detroit, there’s the Detroit Harmonie event.  If you want to scream, there are many haunted houses scaring Metro Detroiters all weekend.  To celebrate the fall, head to the Detroit Zoo for family fun. Or, get free financial advice at WWJ’s Money Summit in Macomb.

If you love Larry, Curly and Moe, head to Redford’s Three Stooges Festival Friday October 8 at 8 p.m., and Saturday October 9 at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. Attendees will view 6 short films including: Half-Shot Shooters (1936), A Ducking They Did Go (1939), Tassels in the Air (1938), No Census, No Feeling (1940), Calling All Curs (1939), and Healthy, Wealthy & Dumb (1938). The screenings will take place at The Redford Theatre (NE corner of Grand River Ave. and Lahser Rd) Tickets are $5 for general admission.

It is time to celebrate Detroit.  Hundreds of young professionals from Detroit’s ethnic and religious communities will to come together for Detroit Harmonie, an evening of international entertainment showcasing the regions rich diversity, on October 9 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Detroit Harmonie will showcase more than 10 cultures from around the world through ethnic food, drinks, art, and music, and feature the photography exhibit Paradise in the City: Through the Eye of the Camera. Tickets are $30 per person. Click here for more information.

Erebus, a four-story haunted house in Pontiac, is a thrilling adventure from floor to floor.  This year house boasts a terrifying buried-alive chamber in which guests are bombarded with objects, giving them the sensation that they are being buried alive. There are over 70 interactive actors. The Erebus experience can be too scary for many children, so the house advises adults and teens to come and get terrified. The house opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22 per person, learn more and buy tickets online here. More haunted ideas can be found at this link.

If you want to combine scary adventure with delicious treats look no further than Wiard’s Orchards of Ypsilanti!  The orchard grounds are said to be truly haunted. Be prepared to confront your fears at one or all of the Wiard chilling haunted attractions: the Ultimate Haunted Barn, the Asylum, the Mineshaft, Hayrides of the Lost, the Labyrinth and Alien Caged Clowns. After you have had your fill of terror, enjoy fall treats like cider, donuts, and caramel apples at the Wiard’s Bakery. Tickets are $15 for a single event, $29 for all six events. Weekend hours are from 7p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Learn more here.

If you’re looking for a less scary way to celebrate the season, enjoy some family-oriented fall fun at the Detroit Zoo Saturday and Sunday October 9 and 10! Bring the kids for live entertainment, fall-inspired food and beverage, hayrides ($2 adult, $1 child), and a children’s activity area. The children’s area ($5 per child) will feature arts and crafts, giant inflatable slides, a straw maze, face painting and pumpkin painting. Entrance into the Fall Festival is free with regular Zoo admission. All activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Saturday morning, Fall Michigan Money Summit is a FREE event at the Macomb Center (44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township, MI 48038). Get tips for reducing debt, resolving housing issues, saving and budgeting, investing, financing college, retirement planning, and more. There will be first-come-first-serve one-on-one counseling sessions with representatives from GreenPath Debt Solutions and the Michigan Office of Financial & Insurance Regulation.  The program begins at 8:30 a.m. – advanced registration is recommended. Click here for more info.

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