It’s the first weekend of November. Don’t forget to “Fall Back” this Saturday night/Sunday morning as Daylight Saving Time ends on at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3rd (We “Spring Forward” again on Sunday, March 8th, 2020). It’s also a good time to check those batteries in your smoke detectors. We have lots of comedy, music, holistic healers, nature, a .1K run (that’s about a block!), a cancer benefit for Jay Allen, KIDZ BOP, and a holiday gift show!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

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    Bassnectar brings Freakstyle A Day of the Dead Dark Party

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: A 2-day standard ticket starts at $119.00

    Friday night will feature, Kursa, Stylust and Super Dre. Saturday night will feature J:Kenzo, Aztek and Distinct Motive. Bassnectar will headline both nights. By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. The experience of Bassnectar is more visceral than auditory, as the music sets any stage for an adventure without rules or limitations. On Bassnectar's stage, there is no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge.

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    Anjelah Johnson: Technically Not Stalking

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $37.25

    Mexican and Native American comedian and actress Anjelah Johnson-Reyes has become a favorite of both audiences and critics alike. Her comedy reaches across platforms from the stage to online to TV to film, with The Las Vegas Review Journal gushing about her last tour, "Johnson is an energized presence, an exclamation point incarnate." After a stint as a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, she became an internet sensation with her viral video, "Nail Salon" which led to her joining the cast of FOX's hit comedy series MadTV.

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    Holiday Gift Show at Meijer Gardens

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Get your gift on at Meijer Gardens! Members and the public alike are welcome. This highly anticipated annual event attracts shoppers regionally, so shop early for the best selection. They’ll even treat you to free gift-wrapping. Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases.

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    Blandford Nature Center

    Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 9:30 am-1:30 pm (Times vary by event)

    Cost: Varies by event

    It is a busy Saturday at Blandford Nature Center this weekend. From 9:30 am-1:30 pm, it’s Fall Wild Edibles. Fall is a season of bountiful wild edibles including nuts, berries, roots, and some surprising elements of common trees! Learn about the fall feast that’s waiting for you. This program will focus on identifying, harvesting, and processing wild plants. From 10 am until 1:30 pm, you can check out the Blacksmith Open Forge. This is an opportunity to learn the art and craft of Blacksmithing with demonstrations, Q&As, and hands on smithing! From 10 am to 11:30 am it’s Kinder Sprouts: Autumn. Fall has arrived at Blandford Farm and they’re calling all kiddos! Learn the art of end-of-season gardening during this hands-on program. Help farmers clean-up the children’s garden, harvest some late season plants, and take home a pie pumpkin of your very own! This program is for ages 3-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. From 11 am-12:00 Noon, Join the furry friends from Paws with a Cause at Blandford Nature Center for a puppy walk! PAWS handlers and puppies-in-training will be at Blandford Nature Center to walk the trails and experience a new stimulating environment. Members of the public are welcome to walk with the puppies and learn more about the Paws with a Cause training process. (Note: This walk is for Paws with a Cause puppies only. Please leave your dogs at home.)

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    Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Expo

    The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm

    Cost: Daily Pass $10, Weekend Pass $17, 12 & under are free

    Experienced Holistic Healers, Mediums & Intuitives from across the US & Canada. Angel readers, tarot, aura photos, stones, crystals, pet communicators, body workers, crystal healers, spirit artists, numerology, aromatherapy, astrologists, palmistry, essential oils, holistic products, drums & flutes,  jewelry, minerals and more!

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    GR .1K Run a Short Race

    New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 11:00 am-2:30 pm

    Cost: Registration starts at $30.00

    Take part in a world class .1K road race that starts at one end of Bridge Street and finishes about a block later. This year is all about Peace and Love! Help them create good Karma with a short run so we can “End Duchenne”. The Band starts at 11 am in order to wake up your aura and get it shining brightly.  Participants are encouraged to dress in theme. Peace Love and a .1K. All proceeds donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy for research to END Duchenne.

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    Jay’s Crazy Cancer Journey Benefit

    English Hills Terrace, 5179 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $45.00 in advance

    Many of you remember Jay Allen from the radio. He was also the announcer for the Grand Rapids Hoops, The Griffins, The Whitecaps and the Rampage locally. This past season, he was the announcer at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers. This Saturday, there will be a fundraiser to raise money for expenses for his family, as Jay receives treatment for stage 4 bile duct cancer. Music and food will be included in your ticket price. There will be a live auction, a silent auction, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffles. Cash bar.

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    KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 6:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $35.00

    The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for nine consecutive years, are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to Grand Rapids. The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform some of today’s biggest global pop hits live on stage. The concert features awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises! Dads even have the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage during the “Daddy Dance Off”.

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    Marquee Comedy Tour

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $49.00

    The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their side-splitting humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won't want to miss. From his early days on BET's "Comic View" to memorable roles in "Think Like A Man," "Ride Along" and "Meet the Blacks," Gary Owen has become one of America's most beloved comedians, earning the honorary title of "Black America's Favorite White Comedian" by Ebony magazine. In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of "Chandelier Status," Sommore, has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in a number of hit films including "Soul Plane," "Something New" and "Friday After Next." Joining the other comedians on stage are Tony Rock and Mark Curry, who have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing laughs for years with their projects that span from film to television.

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    Chelsea Handler's Stand-Up Comedy Tour

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 - 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $47.50 (the early show is almost sold out)

    Chelsea Handler’s Life Will Be the Death of Me: Stand-Up Comedy Tour makes a stop in Grand Rapids this weekend.  Each ticket will include a copy of her new book.