10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 1st-3rd
It is Super Bowl weekend! There will be several parties at many businesses and homes. But, there is more than just football this weekend. Here are an additional 10 Things you can do this weekend.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Winter Rec at Indian Trails
Indian Trails Golf Course, 2776 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Open Daily - 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Join them for Winter Recreation at Indian Trails! They are opening the course daily for snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and cross country skiing (weather permitting). The clubhouse will be open at select times for food and beverage purchases, and warming up around the fireplace. Admission is free. You'll need to bring your own bikes and skis. Daily snowshoe rentals are available during clubhouse hours for $3, provided by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Junior League of Grand Rapids.
Michigan International Auto Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 - 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Friday, February 1st, 2019 - 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 10:00 am-9:30 pm
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults $12, Children 6-14 $5
This is the greatest annual opportunity to view your “next new car!” Car manufacturers from around the world will bring their finest traveling displays with new vehicles – including sedans, vans, SUV’s, trucks, hybrids and sports cars. Not only is the Auto Show the BEST place to shop and compare options for every day vehicles, it is also the first opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or “soon to be released” models!
Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 1st, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $35.00
In 1977, history was made upon the release of “The Grand Illusion” album. Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx celebrate that history by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits “Lady”, “Babe”, “Come Sail Away”, “Too Much Time on My Hands”, “Best of Times”, “Mr. Roboto”, plus classic rock anthems “Renegade”, “Blue Collar Man”, “Suite Madame Blue” and many more. Dennis is a founding member of Styx and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten hits. He is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.
Comedian Bengt Washburn
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 1st, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, February 2nd,2019 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $5-$15 depending on time of show
Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal considering the content matter and profoundly funny. Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS.
Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, February 1st, 2019 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Westchester Knicks
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Cost: Tickets start at $10.00
There are two opportunities to see some basketball this weekend. The Grand Rapids Drive take on the Westchester Knicks on Friday night at the DeltaPlex. Then on Saturday, the Drive will host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. It will also be Star Wars night at the game on Saturday.
GR Symphony Presents “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire”™
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 1st, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $51.00
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to DeVos Performance Hall with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. The Grand Rapids Symphony will perform the magical score live from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
2019 Grand Rapids Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
The Score, 5301 Northland Dr., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 3:00 pm Registration, Plunges start at 5:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday at The Score Restaurant & Sports Bar. Registration will take place at 3:00 pm and the plunge will take place at 5:00 pm. Come and check out our new venue! Plunge by yourself or form a team and fund raise $75 per person to earn a 2019 Polar Plunge long sleeve T-shirt: the ultimate badge of courage, proudly worn by Plungers everywhere. Go above and beyond the $75 threshold to earn even more cool prizes! All money raised helps provide free sports training, competition, health screenings and inclusive programs for more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.
GR Lunar New Year 2019: Year of the Pig
DeVos Place Ballroom A-B, 303 Monroe Ave., NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Cost: First hour free, General Admission is $25.00
The Chinese Association of West Michigan presents... A tradition that is celebrated all around the world. You don't want to miss the Chinese New Year Festival: Year of the pig celebration. The first hour (from 3-4 pm) at the Gillett Bridge is free and open to all. Entertainment includes firecrackers and performances. Doors open to the ticketed event at DeVos Performance Hall at 4 pm, where you can enjoy traditional food, and Professional Entertainers from China. Activities include: Your name written in Chinese characters, kids activities, and more. Make this a family outing and enjoy the richness of the Chinese culture.
Professional Bull Riders: Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25.00
Professional Bull Riders (PBR) celebrate their 26th year as the toughest sport on earth. PBR's brand of thrilling, high flying rides will buck into Van Andel Arena with its Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour on Saturday.
The Verve Pipe: 20 Monroe Live Birthday Celebration!
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $23.00
Grand Rapids-based The Verve Pipe has a reputation for spectacular live performances; the genesis of multi-platinum artist The Verve Pipe can be traced back to the early 90s when the principal members of two rival Michigan bands joined forces. After releasing two independent albums, the group quickly garnered a regional following for its textured rock songs distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.