10 Things To Do this Weekend: January 19th-21st
We have winter activities this weekend and we have some events that will make us start thinking of spring and summer! We have hockey, and basketball, and several shows as well. As always… plenty to do in West Michigan!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show 2018
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 19th, 2018 - 12:00 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults - $10, Children 6-14 - $4, 5 & Under – Free. 4 Day Ticket: Adult – $16
See a dozen West Michigan RV dealers representing more than 100 RV lines covering over 200,000 square feet -- the biggest RV Show in the state. Along with new RV’s, there will also be a remarkable selection of RV accessories, campgrounds and travel destinations!
Winter Fun in Muskegon
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, 462 Scenic Drive, North Muskegon, MI 49445
Friday, January 19th, 2017 - 7:00 pm through Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: $160 (for this special event)
Winter is here! Grab that fat bike and head out to Muskegon for some super fun beach riding and luging at the Muskegon Winter Complex! Meet on Friday at our rental beach house on Twin Lake for hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Saturday and Sunday mornings will start with big breakfasts at the house and then you will head out to embrace all the winter fun that Lake Michigan has to offer as we learn how to luge, ride our bikes along the shoreline, snowshoe, ice skate through the woods, or cross-country ski (activities will be dependent upon conditions).
Included in the trip pricing: 2 nights lodging at a rental vacation home, Hors d'oeuvres and drinks Friday evening, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Dinner Saturday night, Rental fees & luging lessons at Muskegon Sports Complex. If you don’t want to participate in this event, the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is open for other events as well, including ice skating on a trail.
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 19th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $38
Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has numerous awards and rave reviews and has appeared on many national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
The Dan Band
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:15 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20
The Dan Band is a comedy band created by comedian Dan Finnerty. The band is known for its covers of originally female-performed pop songs, with added obscenities and swearing, made famous by the band's appearance in the films “Old School” and “The Hangover”. They have also appeared on almost all of the late night television shows.
HopCat 10th Anniversary & Crack Fries Competition
HopCat, 25 Ionia Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 11:00 am
Cost: Free admission
This year HopCat is celebrating their 10th anniversary. They will party at 11 am with FREE Crack Fries (They are giving away free Crack Fries from 11 am to 5 pm with any purchase. One order per person.), 10 beers – including many never-brewed-before exclusives, and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest at 3 pm.
Great Skate Winterfest
Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon through Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Grand Rapids Griffins players will be part of the 2018 Great Skate Winterfest, which will run for 34 consecutive hours on Saturday, Jan. 20 (starting at noon) and Sunday, Jan. 21 (ending at 10 p.m.) at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Everyone is invited to join this celebration of winter and help the Griffins Youth Foundation provide opportunities for more than 350 deserving boys and girls – many of whom are underprivileged, underserved, at-risk or have other special needs – to participate in the great sport of hockey at no cost.
Grand Rapids Drone Racers
Drone Time Racing, 2255 29th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Saturday, January 21st, 2018 - 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: Free to watch. Rental drones available
The Grand Rapids Drone Racers will be racing this Saturday evening. Come watch the experts fly their drones!
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rockford IceHogs
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance
The Grand Rapids Griffins will take on the Rockford IceHogs. It will be Social Media Night along with a Mini Calder Cup Giveaway presented by Comerica Bank.
Mega 80's with Class of ‘98
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Take a step back into the 80's when Mega 80’s makes a stop at the Intersection this weekend.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
VanAndel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25
The original Harlem Globetrotters are on their 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have you on the edge of your seat to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket - 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA's current 3-point line. You won't want your family to miss it!