10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 11th-13th
Another busy fall weekend. There are festivals, movies, hockey, stage shows, comedy, trains, MercyMe, and a chance to adopt a furry friend.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Grand Rapids Ball Drop Ticket Stop
Various Locations & Times
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm - Pietro’s
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm - The B.O.B.’s Front Lawn
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm - Mitten Pizza
The Grand Rapids Ball Drop is returning to downtown Grand Rapids for New Year’s Eve. If you would like some free general admission tickets our Street Team will be out at different locations this weekend handing out pairs of tickets. On Friday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm you can find them at Pietro’s at 2780 Birchcrest Dr., SE, in Grand Rapids. Pietro’s will be having a special pizza buffet for everyone! It is $8.95 for all you can eat! Stop by and pick up your New Years Eve tickets and have some lunch. Later Friday afternoon from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm the Street Team moved to the Front Lawn of The B.O.B. at Monroe and Fulton. On Saturday the team heads south to Middleville. They will be at Mitten Pizza at 11446 Chief Noonday Rd. in Middleville from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Downtown Holland and the Holland Farmers Market, Holland, MI
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Celebrate everything that you love about Fall. Watch as nationally-recognized professional pumpkin carvers show off their skills, take a hayride, and enjoy fun activities for the entire family!
Thriller! Chiller! International Fantastic Film Festival
Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-10:00 pm
Cost: Day Passes start at $12.00
Thriller! Chiller! International Fantastic Film Festival returns to the Wealthy Theatre for FIVE days of cinematic adventure featuring the best Action, Horror & Sci-Fi movies from around the world! On Friday, it will be the Friday Night Freak-Out! featuring “Bride of Frankenstein”. The next day is Saturday Spook-A-Thon featuring “Evil Dead” with special FX artist Mr. Tom Sullivan.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Milwaukee Admirals
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
It is the Home Opener of the 2019-2020 season for the Grand Rapids Griffins. There will be a Magnet schedule giveaway, and because it’s a Friday night there will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. After the game, there will be an open skate.
Broadway Grand Rapids presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 13th, 2019 - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $45.00
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as “Fiddler on the Roof” begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!
Comedian Brent Morin
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15-$20 depending on time of show
Brent Morin is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his role as Justin Kearney in the NBC sitcom "Undateable”. Brent had two comedy specials on Netflix. He was named one of Variety’s "10 Comics to Watch”. He has also appeared on "Chelsea Lately”, "Conan”, and "Brooklyn 99”. Brent can also be seen starring in David Haskell’s feature film, "The Outdoorsman”.
Bissell Foundation's Empty the Shelters
Various Locations and Times
Cost: $25 Adoption Fee
On Saturday, the Bissell Pet Foundation will help Empty the Shelters by sponsoring adoption fees at over 125 shelters across the U.S. For the reduced fee of $25, you can adopt a furry friend. Participating shelters process adoptions in the same way they would any other day to ensure pets are going to loving homes. Check out their website to find a shelter near you.
Greater Grand Rapids Fall Train Show
HSB, Inc., 5625 Burlingame Ave., SW,Wyoming, MI 49509
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Adults $5, Children under 12 are Free
Enjoy 203 vendor tables of trains and model railroad supplies in all scales, RR books, RR photos and RR collectibles. Operating Layouts in following scales: G, O - Lionel, On30, S - American Flyer, HO, N and Z Scale plus huge LEGO Layout and LEGO play area for children. Hands on “Thomas the Train” layout for children to run and “Thomas the Train” play area. Drawing for “Thomas the Train” Lionel electric train set. Catered Food, Door Prizes, and Free Parking.
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members, Ages 2 & under are free
Join them for our annual celebration of Autumn with classic, festive fun! Activities include scarecrow making, candle dipping, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, games/crafts, and more. They are thrilled to welcome food trucks this year from Doughrunts and Tamales Mary! Plus, enjoy fresh cider for the kids ($1) & hard cider for the adults ($5). Bring the whole family out to enjoy a Fall day in nature!
MercyMe “Imagine Nation Tour” with Crowder and Micah Tyler
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, October 13th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $24.75
Multiple Platinum selling band MercyMe brings their Imagine Nation Tour Grand Rapids on Sunday with Crowder and Micah Tyler. It continues to be a landmark season for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard, who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine" after the loss of his father, opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office in March of 2018. Carrying the same name, Millard's first memoir also released this year followed by the unveiling of “I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best Of MercyMe”. MercyMe was named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, scored their sixth GRAMMY nomination, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist Of The Year and won their seventh American Music Award.