(1) “Pippin” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. Central Park Players will also be staging this classic next weekend, Oct. 19-21. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Tickets are $10 to $15. For purchasing in advance, call the CPP box office at 616-843-3906 or visit www.centralparkplayers.org.
(2) Eighth annual City of the Dead — 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery, 400 Irwin Ave., Muskegon. This annual, family-friendly event features actors from the Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation portraying the figures who were prominent in Muskegon’s history at their burial places. Period games and traditions are also demonstrated when appropriate to the people portrayed. Tickets are $5; children age 6 and younger are admitted free.
(3) Pigeon Creek Schoolhouse Fall Festival — 12-4 p.m. Sunday at 16788 Pierce St., West Olive. The Clydesdales and Percherons will be back this year for wagon rides through wooded lanes. There will be music, artisans demonstrating their crafts, a silent auction, baked goods for sale, and a raffle for a king-size quilt made and donated by the Tuesday Morning Quilt Bee. You will also see the latest restoration work on the schoolhouse’s interior at this annual fundraiser for the old building.
(4) Local Author Fair — 12-3 p.m. Saturday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Many West Michigan authors will be in attendance to talk about their books. Stop by the fair and find your next great read. Admission is free. If you’re an author interested in participating, call Laura Kraly at the library: 616-842-5560, ext. 220, or email [email protected] for more information.
(5) Erick Baker in concert — 8-11 p.m. Friday at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake. Baker once drove 12 hours through a blizzard to play a concert here. Tickets start at $25.