10 Things To Do this Weekend: March 29th-31st
We have butterflies, spring break, hockey, boxing, comedy, antique toys, model trains, records & CDs, and country music. Something for everyone this weekend!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Runs through Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Cost: Included with admission
The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April. Throughout the exhibition, there is special educational programming and the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers butterfly-themed activities.
Spring Break at the Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, March 29th, 2019 through Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - Regular Museum Hours
Cost: Regular Museum Admission
Spend Spring Break at the GRPM! From March 29 through April 7, come face to face with dinosaurs in Expedition: Dinosaur, rekindle and create memories in the TOYS! exhibit and create with special spring break hands-on activities! Make dinosaur and toys inspired crafts including making your own dinosaur, sock monkey headbands, and dinosaur fossils, play over-sized games including Chess and Connect Four, and more! Join the GRPM on Saturday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6 for special dinosaur science in the Saturday Curiosity Labs. The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium will be adding additional shows and show times special for Spring Break. See stunning shows daily on the hour from 11 am to 6 pm April 1 through 6, including From Earth to the Universe and Dark Side: The Light Show. The Museum will be open late Monday, April 1 through Saturday, April 6, until 7 pm!
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, March 29th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Chicago Wolves
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 - 4:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Milwaukee Admirals
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
The Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Chicago Wolves on Friday at the Van Andel Arena. There will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs! On Sunday, you can bring your dog to the hockey game. It is the Jake Engel Memorial Dog Game, presented by Nestle Purina. There will also be a specialty jersey auction.
Comedian Steve Byrne
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, March 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 29th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10-$20 depending on time of show
Steve Byrne's television resume includes TBS' "Sullivan and Son," ABC's "The Middle," "Chappelle's Show," NBC's "The Real Wedding Crashers" and standup appearances on TBS's "Conan," ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CBS's "The Late Late Show," BET's "Comic View" and a total of 10 appearances on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world and has toured with The Sullivan & Son Tour, The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, and The Kims of Comedy.
Grand Rapids Toy Show
Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Adults $5, Kids under 12 Free with Adult (Early Bird 7-9 am $10)
It’s been happening for 24 years. You'll find Antique Toys, Litho Tin & Pressed Steel, Die Cast, Battery Operated & Wind-Ups, Dolls, Bears , Furniture, Games, Playsets, Pedal Cars , Vehicles, Promos, Models, Hobby, Radio Control, Movies Posters/Autographs, Steam & Moblilia, Sci-Fi/Action, Farm/Western, Aviation/Military, Fast Food Promotionals, Comic/Disneyana/Characters, Racing Collectibles, Advertising, Coin Op & Vending and more!
Model Train Open House
4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile Rd., NW, Grand, MI 49544
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Adults $5, Children under 12 free
Come be the engineer of a model train on the Pere Marquette Railroad. The Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society was established for the purpose of promoting and preserving the hobby of model railroading, the history of railroads and railroading in the Grand Rapids area and providing a forum for the exchange of information about railroads in general. It is a goal of the Society to construct an operating scale model railroad "layout" to illustrate the history of the area railroads in a three dimensional form. This layout has been designed to represent the Pere Marquette Railroad, circa 1945, as it existed between Grand Rapids and Bay View, Michigan (known as the Petoskey Sub Division). Baldwin and Ludington, Michigan (known as the Ludington Sub Division) and Plymouth, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. You’re also invited to visit the Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society train layout at their facility in Dwight Lydell Park from 11 am-4 pm
Grand Rapids Record & CD Show
American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179, 2327 Wilson Ave., SW, Grandville, MI 49534
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
The Grand Rapids Record & CD Show is returning! They will be at a new location for the first time and they are SOLD OUT! 50+ tables of great vinyl records, compact discs, videos, music memorabilia, books and much more. All of our great regular dealers as well as four NEW to the show first time dealers. Plenty of parking.
Free Youth Admission to the GRAM during Spring Break
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 through Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - Regular Museum Hours
Cost: Free for youth ages 17 and under
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions include A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions; Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portraits from GRAM’s Collection; A Legacy of Love: Selections from the Mabel Perkins Collection; and GRAM’s Permanent Collection
Drop-in Studio: Spring Break
Saturday, March 30, 1-4 pm
Tuesday, April 2, 1-4 pm
Saturday, April 6, 1-4 pm
Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 -7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $34.75
Dierks Bentley is known to "pull out all the stops, not quitting until the crowd is whipped into a frothy frenzy" and will continue to do so in 2019 with the run named after his "most affecting song" and hit single "Burning Man" feat. Brothers Osborne. The Burning Man Tour includes special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights.
Michigan Golden Gloves – West Michigan Championship
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tables Seats $35 each, Ringside $20, General Admission $12
Michigan Golden Gloves Presents the West Michigan Championships at The DeltaPlex Arena on Saturday! Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 pm, Fights begin at 7:00 pm.