1. It's a seriously funny event that brings roaring laughter and doubles as a way to help out an awesome cause. Now Gilda's Laughfest is partnering with TLB Records to release a comedy album.
It will feature people like Kermet Apio, Joe Zimmerman, and Louis Ramey, with proceeds supporting free cancer and grief support through Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.
It's set to drop Friday. For more information on the album or go to support Gilda's Club, just head to gildasclubgr.org.
2. Getty Drive-In in Muskegon is getting you in the Halloween spirit with a double feature on Friday.
The theater is showing both "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Clue."
Tickets are $5 each and are still available for the 8:30 show.
Visit celebration cinema's website to get tickets.
3. School of Music classes are back at St. Cecilia Music Center this fall.
These classes will take place in October and November on Monday and Tuesday evenings with nine different classes each night. They will be limited to nine students per class.
These fun and educational offerings include technique classes, fiddling classes, chamber music groups, and even an introduction to conducting.
To sign up or learn more, head to their website.
4. The wine advent calendar is returning to Costco this year.
Each box comes with 24-half-bottles of wine, for a unique taste from December 1 until Christmas.
Flying Blue, which created the calendar, says they will only be available at Costco stores, starting the first week of October.
They reportedly cost $99.
5. Get ready for some new emoji, the Unicode Consortium announced it's releasing more than 200 animated figures.
They include a bandaged heart and a heart surrounded by flames, which can either refer to heartbreak or heartburn.
There are also three variations of a gender-neutral character.
The non-profit Unicode Consortium originally said it didn't plan to release new emojis in 2021 due to the pandemic.
The updated emojis are expected to be available sometime between January and October of next year.