Tag Archives: April

Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Show 2020

2020 pinball showcase Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th with 425+ machines on free play. Our facility is the one of the largest dedicated pinball venues (by unique game count) in North America and has games from the 1950s “woodrails” to the latest games from Stern pinball. Every decade, manufacturer and game type is represented at the museum. There are many rare and hard to find games set up and ready to play. All machines are free play, so one entrance ticket allows unlimited play for the day. There’s something for every pinball fan here (we are the one of the largest dedicated pinball facility in North America.) But unlike other pinball museum type facilities, we are here every day working on our machines, making sure they play perfect! Arguably this makes us the best working/restored pinball collection in North America.

Flint Superhero Run 2020

One of the Flint areas favorite family fun events is back! We have an interesting course, a great venue, and the event will be bigger and better than ever! Every finisher will receive a custom finishers medal. The 5K Run and 5K Walk are timed events with age-group awards. The family friendly 1K Family Fun Run will remain a non-competitive event. The Flint Superhero Run promises to provide fun for the entire family.

All proceeds will benefit the Voices for Children Advocacy Center, which is dedicated to serving the child victims and families of child abuse in Genesee County and enhancing the lives of all children through treatment, education and by increasing community awareness

We encourage you to dress as your favorite superhero. Dress up or not, we look forward to seeing you there.

5th Annual Superhero 5K Fun Run & Walk

Did you know that April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month? Join Midland county’s Safe and Sound Child Advocacy Center at our 5th Annual Superhero 5K Fun Run & Walk at Stratford Woods Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m on Saturday, April 25th. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Children 4 years and younger are free. Strollers, wagons, and pets are welcome. Door prizes, games, and more fun for the whole family! More details to come as the event gets closer! All money raised goes to supporting prevention efforts in Midland county.

Because every child deserves a hero, and to feel SAFE and SOUND.

7th Annual Superhero 5K Run, Walk, or Fly!

Superhero 5K Run, Walk, or Fly! is a fun, family event for all ages and abilities!
All participants are encouraged to wear a Superhero costume!
PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 start times, one for RUNNERS (9:30 a.m.) and one for WALKERS (9:33 a.m.).
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:00 a.m.  Judging Begins (winners announced just after the Kids’ Super Dash)
9:00 a.m. Kids’ Super Dash (not timed, all kiddos will receive a medal)
9:30 a.m. All Superhero RUNNERS take off!
9:33 a.m. All Superhero WALKERS take off!
The full 5K course is through the scenic St. Johns City Park–the route is a mix of groomed dirt trails and pavement.

Halfway2Halloween Monster Boolesque Spooktacular 5


Halfway2Halloween Monster Boolesque Spooktacular 5
Friday April 24th – 7p to 12a – $15 w/costume – $20 w/o

HALLOWEEN IS COMING BACK TO DETROIT!!! On Friday April 24th 2020 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery comes the return of:


The tricks and treats include:

– A Halloween burlesque variety show starring Lushes Lamoan, Satori Circus and very special guests

– Costume contests with cash-like prizes (seriously, show us your fabulous worst!)

– A film festival of local and international indy short horror films

– A room full of creepy merchants selling strange & odd merchandise

– Also Halloween lounge music, UV animated decor, booze specials, cheap candy and haunted hijinks galore!

Admission is $15 with costume and $20 without (seriously, just put something on). Admission includes the merchants, film fest, variety show, contests, etc. This event is 18+.

Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo & Film Festival 2020

Motor City Nightmares presents Michigan’s premiere Horror Convention based out of Novi, Michigan! Fans will be able to meet some of the biggest icons in horror history, while shopping around for some of the newest or rarest classic horror toys, t-shirts, posters, displays, dvds, masks and other assorted goodies. Film Festival Movie premieres and screenings will be included with every show, as well as special celebrity panels, and so much more.

Penguicon 2020

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Grant-A-Wish Fund Convention Doll Show 2020

Please enjoy our Annual Grant-A-Wish event which celebrates the doll collector in all of us. Grant-A-Wish has everything you look for in a mini convention including: convention gifts, a limited edition doll, special guest speakers, a charity auction, competition and a raffle room. We pride ourselves on the longest running mini convention out there.

Admission: $5.00; Girl Scouts in Uniform or badges: FREE
Parking: FREE