This is the final weekend for Laughfest and it’s also St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. There are a lot of sport related events...from the Ultimate Sport Show, to Basketball, Hockey and Boxing. We have a Neuroscience Fair and classes about plumbing! We also go back to music from the 90’s for a couple different events.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

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    LaughFest

    Various Locations and Times around the Grand Rapids area

    Runs through Sunday, March 17th, 2019

    Cost: Varies by show

    Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv, showcases, and a variety of seriously funny stuff. Check out laughfestgr.org for the complete schedule of events.

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    Ultimate Sport Show - Grand Rapids

    DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 - 11:00 am-9:00 pm

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 10:00 am-8:00 pm

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Adults $12, Children 6-14 $5

    Michigan’s finest tradition for the avid fisherman, hunter or outdoor loving family! Exhibitors will be at the show with the latest in outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats. The features are famous: World Class Taxidermy, Antique Lures, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Woodcarvers, Fishing Simulator and Rock Wall. Nearly 100 fishing and hunting seminars will be held on 5 stages, including “Lake Ultimate,” the 110,000 gallon indoor lake.

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    Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Stockton Kings

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

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $10.00

    The Grand Rapids Drive take on The Stockton Kings on Friday night at the DeltaPlex. It will be Ben Wallace Bobblehead Night. There were also be $2 beer and hotdogs.

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    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rockford IceHogs

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

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $16.00

    The Grand Rapids Griffins take on The Rockford IceHogs this Friday at the Van Andel Arena. It will be '90s Night presented by Spectrum Health Stroke Awareness. There will also be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs!

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    St. Patrick’s Day

    Various Locations and Times

    Cost: Varies by event

    St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17th, but the partying will go on all weekend at various locations. Irish on Ionia happens on Saturday on Ionia Avenue in Downtown Grand Rapids. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday morning at 11 am. It starts at the Monroe Center Mall (49 Monroe Center St., NW).

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    Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: The event is free with paid admission to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

    Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Michigan State University’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair. Meet scientists and learn about the marvels of the brain – from how it looks and feels and works – to how to keep it healthy – to why brain research is so important. See, feel and examine a real human brain. Conduct deep brain stimulation surgery on a gelatin brain. Extract DNA from a banana and bring it home in a test tube. See brain tricks and learn how the brain produces optical illusions. Conduct brain safety experiments with raw eggs to learn the importance of wearing a helmet. Create a model of a nerve cell, or neuron, and all of its components. Dress like a scientist and pose for a photo in the Science Selfie Photo Booth. This interactive exhibit is part of Brain Awareness Week, a worldwide celebration of the brain for people of all ages, focused on increasing public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

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    Free Rookie Renovators: Basic Plumbing Workshop

    Home Repair Services of Kent County, 1100 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free

    This Basic Plumbing Workshop takes you through a study of the two water related systems in the home. First is the supply system which brings in the fresh water and second, the drain system for removing waste water. Participate in a hands-on training to repair leaky faucets, toilets that keep running and how to connect various types of supply lines.

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    Michigan Golden Gloves – West Michigan Prelims

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

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tables Seats $30 each, Ringside $18, General Admission $10

    Michigan Golden Gloves Presents the West Michigan Semi-Finals at The DeltaPlex Arena on Saturday! Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 pm, Fights begin at 7:00 pm.

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    Domestic Problems at Elevation

    The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 Day of Show

    Domestic Problems is one of West Michigan’s favorite local bands for many years. Here is your opportunity to catch them once again at this All Ages show!

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    The Original Back To The 90s Dance Party

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

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 10:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $10.00

    Join host G. Foster II a.k.a. Auto-Pilot for The Original Back to the 90's Dance Party at 20 Monroe Live! DJ Composition, DJ Snax, SuperDre, & A.B. are going to spin the 90’s hottest hits all night long in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.