Annual ahfest Film Fest Presents Free Movies in October

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) will show free films on the first four Wednesday evenings in October as part of the annual community-wide Arts and Humanities Festival (ahfest). The fifth film in the series will be screened on October 31 at Muskegon Community College (MCC). The films were chosen by MCC Arts and Humanities staff because they particularly explore “Truth,” the central theme of this year’s ahfest. The films start at 6:00 pm promptly. In addition to free admission, free popcorn and cider will be provided. A cash bar will be available at the MMA. MCC instructors will introduce all the films.

2018 ahfest Film Fest Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 10 | The Shape of Water (starring Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer)
  • Wednesday, October 17 | The Drop (starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace)
  • Wednesday, October 24 | Moonlight (starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali).
  • Wednesday, October 31 | Ruin Me

This Halloween night ahfest film will be screened at Muskegon Community College with an introduction by MCC instructor and actor Tom Harryman, who plays a part in the movie. The scary suspense film stars Alexandra Marcienne Dwyer.
Film descriptions are available at

The Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival (ahfest) joins hundreds of arts and humanities organizations across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. In October 2018, various arts, humanities, and community groups will collaborate on Muskegon’s 18th Annual Muskegon Area ahfest. The festival’s mission is to celebrate, acknowledge, and examine the world of ideas as they are expressed in the arts and humanities. The festival encourages the entire community to explore cultural, artistic, and educational events centered on a central theme. The theme for 2018 is Truth.

See information about all the Muskegon ahfest events at Find the ahfest Facebook page for event update and reminders, as well as thoughts on the theme and festival written by local author, speaker and radio personality Foley Schuler. To learn more about the festival contact the Arts and Humanities Department at Muskegon Community College at 231-777-0324.

More ahfest events

ahfest Art Teacher Exhibition

October 1 – November 2

Join Muskegon County Visual Arts Teachers in their exploration of this year’s ahfest theme – Truth. Artwork is on display at the Muskegon Area ISD – North, 630 Harvey St., Muskegon. For information, contact Joel Selby at 231-767-7227.

An Evening with Garry Trudeau @ Frauenthal Center

Monday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Muskegon Writer’s Series*

Tickets: $15 Adult, $10 with Student ID

Book sales, wine and beer sales in the lobby, live music by “Pillow Talk” before and after the event
American Cartoonist, Garry Trudeau is a New York native who rose to fame after his cartoon strip, “Doonesbury”. “Doonesbury” was launched in 1970, and now appears in nearly 1400 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been collected in 60 hardcover, trade paperback and mass-market editions, which have cumulatively sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 1975, Trudeau became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1989, 2004, and 2005. Ticket and more program information at:

*The Muskegon Writer’s Series is made possible by a grant from the George & Betty Hilt Fund held at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.