10 Things To Do this Weekend: April 26th-28th
We have a White Elephant Sale, Baseball, Tree Planting, Comedy, a Kids Day, a Party for the Planet, and a Drug Take Back Day. More than enough events to keep you busy this weekend!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
White Elephant Sale
655 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4996
Friday, April 26th, 2019 - 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission (Admission to the Early Bird Sale on Friday from 8:00 am-9:30 am is $5.00)
This extravaganza is one of largest Rummage Sales around -- it fills up a warehouse each year! Two days not to miss! This is the Grand Rapids YMCA Service Club's major fundraiser. The White Elephant Sale has become a Grand Rapids institution since 1937. Last year's sale was another near-record-breaker in money earned with the large crowds. The sale supports YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, toward capital improvements and scholarships.
Mayor's Greening Initiative
Roosevelt Park, 739 Van Raalte, SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26th, 2019 - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm - Tree Giveaway
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 8:30 am-11:30 am - Tree Planting and Community Celebration
As part of the Mayor Rosalynn Bliss' Greening Initiative, they will be giving away 100 free trees to Grand Rapids residents at Roosevelt Park on Arbor Day (April 26th) from 6-7 pm. No RSVP is necessary, but the trees will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis to Grand Rapids residents only. The 5-gallon trees are sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts and LACKS Enterprises, Inc. and are in high demand so please stop by early to pick out your tree! Then on Saturday morning there will be a Tree Planting and Community Celebration. This year’s one-day community tree planting will take place in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.
Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Lake County Captains
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, April 26th, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $1.00
The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Lake County Captains this weekend. On Friday, you can get a reserved seat for only $1! On Saturday, you can get a Little Caesars slice of pizza for only $1. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day
The first 1,000 kids eat free! Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game and Kids Run the Bases after the game. Also this Sunday, Lawn tickets are only $1.
Aziz Ansari: Road To Nowhere
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26th, 2019 - 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25.00
Aziz Ansari is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Ansari stars in his Emmy Award-winning Netflix hit “Master of None”, which he also writes and directs. Among several other awards and nominations, the show has earned him a 2017 Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy" as well as nominations for "Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy" in 2016 and 2017. Aziz co-starred opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved NBC series “Parks and Recreation” for the show's entire seven season run. Aziz's portrayal of government employee "Tom Haverford" earned him critical praise as one of the show's breakout stars and garnered him nominations for an American Comedy Award for "Best Comedy Supporting Actor - TV" and a NAACP image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" in 2014.
Comedian Samuel J. Comroe
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 19th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15-$20 depending on time of show
Samuel J. Comroe made his TV debut on "Conan" and has appeared on BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" with Kevin Hart. He was also the winner of the Ricky Gervais Comedy Competition and The San Francisco Comedy Competition. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences. Most recently, he finished in 4th place on "America's Got Talent".
Party for the Planet 2019
John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free with Regular Admission
Come celebrate Earth Day at John Ball Zoo! It's a party... for the planet! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife? Come connect with nature and wildlife at this annual Earth Day event. More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, making it the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! (Also, Kent County DPW will be collecting expired or old car seats to recycle while John Ball Zoo hosts the Party for the Planet! **Please remove fabric and metal attachments before arriving to streamline the recycling process. Only the large plastic base of the car seat will be recycled.)
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. There are several collection sites throughout the West Michigan area. Visit their website to find the site closest to you.
38th Annual Custom Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Adults $9, Children 5-12 $2, Children Under 5 Free
Here is your chance to buy, sell, or trade. There will be bikes, parts, leather, food, and beer. There will also be cash prizes and trophy awards.
Healthy Kids Day®
Several local YMCA locations are participating
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Celebrate the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, a fun, action-packed free community event to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids and adults moving and learning. In addition to play, you will be able to learn how the Y can help kids stay active all summer through a variety of programs and camps. This will be a special day-of-event discounts/incentives on memberships and day and overnight camps. There will be many chances to win free programs, camp discounts, healthy family membership package, personal training and massage giveaways. See website for participating locations.
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $29.50
This is an all ages show. Preacher Lawson is best known as a finalist on the 12th season of “America's Got Talent”. He started writing jokes when he was 16 and has won awards including Funniest Comedian in Florida (2015) and the Seattle International Comedy Competition (2016).