10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 23rd-25th
A weekend of beer, music, indoor things to do, outdoor activities, and also an event for the dog!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
Water’s Extreme Journey
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Now through Sunday, April 29th, 2018 - Open during Museum Hours
Cost: Included with general admission to the Museum
Water’s Extreme Journey takes visitors on an exciting and important quest for clean water. Experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring the science behind the water cycle. But it’s not all wet and wild – through powerful interactives and local messaging, learn how daily decisions can immediately improve the watershed in their own backyard. Water’s Extreme Journey transforms YOU into a drop of water entering a watershed – an area of land where water drains and collects into a shared reservoir. As visitors will discover, a watershed can be right in their own neighborhood, or as big as the Rocky Mountain region!
13th Annual Winter Beer Festival - POSTPONED
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING CONCERNS***
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-6:00 pm - SOLD OUT!
Cost: $45 in advance, $50 at the event
The 2018 Winter Beer Festival will feature more than 140 Michigan breweries and brewpubs. There will be samples from over 1000 different craft beers. Guests will also enjoy fine music from local bands, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, and fire pits to warm up by. A selection of tasty food will be available for purchase at the festival.
My Fair Lady
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 through Sunday, March 18th, 2018
(Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm)
Cost: Tickets start at $18
Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with a thick Cockney accent. Professor Henry Higgins is an arrogant upper class phonetics professor. A boastful wager sets them on a path of discovery that will change both of their lives. One of the most popular musicals of all time featuring Broadway classics: Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, With a Little Bit of Luck, Get Me To the Church on Time, and I Could Have Danced All Night. (Recommend for teen/adult audiences.)
Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament
Jaycee Park, 1200 Gentian Dr., SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $40 plus a canned food donation per team
It is a doubles disc golf tournament and food drive! Bring your own partner. Best shot doubles tournament. All funds raised will go towards the Kentwood Parks & Recreation Youth Programs and all food items donated will go to The Pantry.
Winter in the Woods
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Free with BNC membership or paid admission
Venture out and travel back in time to explore the daily life of a pioneer! Warm up in Blandford Nature Center's Robinson-Khutic Log Cabin, it will be open for viewing. 3rd grade students will be volunteering as historical interpreters, bringing the past to life for visitors through imagination and play. All visitors are welcome.
Grand Rapids Polar Plunge
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: Free Registration
The Grand Rapids Polar Plunge will take place outside the Van Andel Arena in a swimming pool! Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside The BOB and the plunge will start at 1:00 pm. Stick around for awards at the after-splash bash at the BOB. Join us for the Griffins Game as we continue the celebration. For every ticket sold, $4 will go back to Special Olympics. Purchase your tickets today! By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for over 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities.
Northview High School, 4451 Hunsberger Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: Registration fees for some events
LEGOⓇmania is back! This community-wide, family-friendly event is for LEGOⓇ enthusiasts of all ages. Competitive events include the LEGOⓇ Love Exhibition, Speed Building Competition, Creation Competition, and the Teacher/Staff Challenge. Other LEGOⓇmania activities include a brick-building area (sponsored by KDL), delicious food, People’s Choice voting, LEGOⓇ kit raffle, robot demonstrations (sponsored by That ONE Team), prizes, and an awards ceremony. (LEGOⓇ is a trademark of the LEGOⓇ Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this event.)
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Iowa Wild
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - 4:00 pm *SOLD OUT*
Cost: Tickets start at $19
On Saturday, It will be Toy Night and Joe Hicketts Blockhead Giveaway, plus a Post-game open skate. At Sunday’s game, it is Bring Your Dog to the Game Day. The dog seats cost $5 in addition to the human ticket cost and all the proceeds go to benefit Great lakes Weimaraner Rescue. (Tickets for Sunday’s game are sold out!)
Ella, a Tribute
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $18, Students $5
Legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was renowned for her pure tone and her impeccable diction, but most of all for her improvisational scat singing. The Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates the 100th anniversary of her birth at Symphony with Soul. Guest singers Harolyn Blackwell, Aisha de Haas and Nova Payton join the Grand Rapids Symphony to sing many of Ella Fitzgerald’s biggest hits including “How High the Moon”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Summertime”, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”, “Satin Doll”, “Bewitched” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt leads the orchestra and Grand Rapids Symphony Community Chorus, directed by Duane Shields Davis, in the 17th annual celebration of multicultural music in DeVos Performance Hall.
Little Black Dress Party
JW Marriott, 235 Louis St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 9:00 pm-1:00 am
Cost: Free General Admission
The annual evening in black returns! If the Little Black Dress is the must-have in your wardrobe, the Little Black Dress Party is the must-attend event of the year. Music from DJ Composition, dancing, cocktails, prizes, and a fashion show presented in conjunction with Renee Austin Wedding / Renee Austin Prom & Occasions and breast cancer survivors. Susan G. Komen Michigan is the charity partner, who will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. There is no charge for general admission, but four VIP sections are available to purchase. VIP Sections include soft seating for up to six people, a bottle of Belvedere Vodka and mixers.