10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 22nd-24th
From Toys to Taxes, we have several events on this weekend’s list of things to do. There is a Winter Beer Fest, stage productions, hockey, comedy, sugaring and more!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Open during regular museum hours.
Cost: Included with regular general museum admission
TOYS! is an interactive, multi-generation exhibition of toys and games to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones. This GRPM original exhibit features toys and games from the Museum’s Collections and on loan from the community, allowing visitors to imagine, compete and create, while going on a journey of toys through generations. The exhibit will even include a 1980s style arcade!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Davenport University, 6191 Kraft Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
(Additional times through April 12th, 2019)
The West Michigan VITA Collegiate Partnership provides free income tax preparation for low to middle-income households. The IRS-sponsored VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program partners with community groups to help families, seniors, and the disabled e-file their tax returns. Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most. We wish to help West Michigan families receive the tax refunds and credits that enable them to stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and save for the future. Volunteers have been IRS-certified. This year’s income limits are: $27,000 for individuals and $57,000 for families. See website to schedule appointment.
MI Brewers Guild 14th Annual Winter Beer Festival
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 1:00 pm-6:00 pm - SOLD OUT!
Cost: $50.00 at the gate
Michigan beer! This popular event will feature over 140 Michigan breweries and more than 1,000 craft beers, as well as local music, performers, ice sculptures and carving demonstrations, fire pits to chase away the cold, and food available for purchase.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Texas Stars
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
The Grand Rapids Griffins take on The Texas Stars this Friday at the Van Andel Arena. There will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs!
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 Division Ave. N., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 2:00 pm
(Runs through March 17th. See website for additional performance times)
Cost: Tickets start at $22.00
Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And, a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit.
On Your Feet!
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $38.00
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Comedian Janelle James
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10-$15 depending on time of show
Janelle James has a unique perspective on everything from family life, raunchy stories and morbid observations on depression and aging. While touring clubs around the country, James has been named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn. She can be seen on HBO's "Crashing," "@Midnight" on Comedy Central and "Uproarious" on Fuse. James most recently was a writer on the BET and toured with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour.
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: $5 members, $8 non-members. Registration Required.
Do you have a Maple tree in your yard? Tap into that maple syrup gold mine! Join Blandford Staff as they walk you through the process of collecting and cooking syrup from the trees in your yard. Learn the sugaring process and purchase all the key materials to tap the Maple trees in your backyard! *FREE for neighborhood sap collection volunteers who would like to donate their sap to Blandford Nature Center for processing (equipment will be provided for volunteers).
Little Black Dress Party
JW Marriott, 235 Louis St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 9:00 pm-1:30 am
Cost: Admission is complimentary, but VIP sections are available to purchase.
Long, short, fitted or fluffy, little black dresses come in all shapes and styles. Put on one that makes you feel your best and join us for this must-attend event you eagerly await each year! DJ Composition will keep you moving on the dance floor, multiple bars, dress contest, prizes and a fashion show are on the agenda to entertain you all evening long. Heather Walker from WOOD TV8 is your emcee for the evening and will kick off the fashion show in conjunction with Boutique Emmanuel & Items. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan, so you'll be having a great time for a great cause!
Panama - Van Halen Tribute with The Rockit King
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $6.50
The members of Panama recreate with great detail and energy, the early Van Halen concert experience. Ric D'Roses impersonation of David Lee Roth is spot on. The vocals with Roth's signature scream, blonde mane,stage acrobatics,flamboyant costumes,and party persona that defined "Diamond Dave" are all part of the show. The musicians in Panama exemplify entertainment and every performance is aimed at engaging and delighting the audience.