10 Things To Do this Weekend: November 15th-17th
This weekend we have Tickets for New Year’s Eve, Motorcycles, Cars & Cash, Hockey, Basketball, Comedy, Dinosaurs, Bodies Revealed, and Cocktails. With so much going on, we may need a longer weekend!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Cocktail Week GR
Various Locations and Times
Runs through Sunday, November 24th, 2019
Sip local! Join the fun as Michigan's creative beverage capital celebrates the art of the craft cocktail. Sample the handiwork of the area's leading bartenders. Savor the unique flavors of made-in-Grand Rapids artisanal spirits. And share your enthusiasm for cocktail culture with fellow aficionados.
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, November 17th, 2019 - 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Cost: General Admission Tickets are $22.00
Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaur bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more!
Grand Rapids Ball Drop Ticket Stop
La Casa del Pollo Loco, 244 28th St., SW., Grand Rapids, MI - Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 3819 Rivertown Pkwy, Suite 400, Grandville, MI - Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Ball Drop is returning to downtown Grand Rapids for New Year’s Eve. General Admission tickets are free, but you can only get them at our ticket stops. Our Street Team will be at three different locations this Friday evening. They will be giving away 100 Tickets (limit 4 per person) at each location.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rockford Ice Hogs
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
This Friday is College Night at the Griffins game. There will also be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs.
Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Greensboro Swarm
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 16th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $5.00
It is Opening Weekend! The Home Opener has the Grand Rapids Drive taking on the Greensboro Swarm on Friday night at the Deltaplex. Each Friday Night home game features $2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs! On Saturday, it will be Veterans Night. Watch future NBA stars any Saturday night this season with the family for only $44 for four tickets along with hot dogs and sodas included. Everyone will enjoy the game!
Ryan Hamilton with Nate Armbruster
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $32.50
Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups. Ryan made one of his most high profile appearances when he opened for Gad Elmaleh and Jerry Seinfeld at Carnegie Hall and released his first Netflix hour comedy special “Happy Face.”
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 15th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10.00 or $15.00 depending on show time.
Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the "Open-Mic Night." "I always was the guy who could make people laugh – and let’s be honest – I had nothing better going on." Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on stage. With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh, Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country. He was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010.
Bodies Revealed Exhibit Opens
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Opens Saturday, November 16th, 2019 - During Regular Museum Hours
Cost: Non-Member Ticket Prices start at $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children
After nearly a decade, Bodies Revealed is returning to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. This exhibition features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been preserved through an innovative process, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before. Bodies Revealed allows people to learn about their own bodies and, ultimately, teach how to take better care of one’s own health and make positive lifestyle choices. (Saturday is SOLD OUT.)
Buy a Car!
Summit Place Kia of North Grand Rapids, 4575 Plainfield Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, November 15th, 2019 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: Depends on the car you buy!
Join WFGR’s Scott Winters at Summit Place Kia of North Grand Rapids this Saturday. It’s their Christmas Cash Bash. Buy select model KIAs and get up to $6,000 in cash. Plus, spin the WFGR Prize Wheel for a chance to win prizes.
38th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet
4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Sunday, November 16th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: General Admission is $6.00
With the weather outside you might not be thinking about motorcycles, but it’s the 38th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet this Sunday at the 4 Mile Showplace. There will be motorcycle parts for sale new & used, Bikes, and Leather. Buy, sell, trade.