10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 25th-27th
The Grand Rapids Griffins play in Grand Rapids this weekend. We also have magic, comedy, music, and Frozen Jr.. There’s the smashing of a 600 pound pumpkin, Corgis in the Park and National Drug Take Back Day. There is also an Ethnic Heritage Festival. Plenty for all this weekend.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Manitoba Moose
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Texas Stars
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
Please note no alcoholic beverages will be sold in the arena during Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games on October 23, 25, 26 and 30, 2019 and no alcohol may be served or consumed in the arena suites or hospitality areas. Consistent with policies already in place, no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the arena at any time. There will still be $2.00 hot dogs on Friday along with a 2020 calendar giveaway. Saturday’s game will feature a Kids' Food Basket orange jersey auction post-game.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 27th, 2019 - 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $15.00
The power of sisterhood and beauty of believing in yourself come together in the magical tale of Anna and Elsa. Tucked away in the kingdom of Arendelle live Princesses Anna and Elsa. Anna is a fearless, spirited dreamer. Elsa is timid but kind and unlike any other royalty; she harnesses magic in her fingertips capable of creating worlds of ice and snow. Sadly, Elsa is frightened by her powers which results in isolating herself from Anna and closing the gates in fear of the outside world. When the day comes for her coronation, Anna is thrilled at the prospect of new guests while Elsa works through her dread of being in the public eye for the first time in years. When an icy outburst causes a never-ending winter and Elsa’s quick retreat, Anna sets out to find her. A cast of loveable characters join her quest including the ice salesman Kristoff, his reindeer sidekick, and a comical snowman Olaf. Young and old alike will fall in love with this story of discovering your potential, adventure, and unconditional love. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Amaze and Amuse: A Modern Day Magic Show
Wealthy Street Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$30
Amaze & Amuse is a modern day magic show that features comedy, mind blowing magic and lots of audience participation. The show will feature comedy magician Trino with special guest magician and ventriloquist Brynn Cummings. This family friendly spectacle is guaranteed to amaze and amuse audiences of all ages. Trino creatively interweaves audience participation with stand alone stunts that wow and woo audiences of all ages. As seen on Fox, The Verge, CW Network and ABC as well as a guest act on the Masters of Illusion tour, Trino is a versatile entertainer who has had his hands in wide ranging productions from the college circuit and corporate events to private soirées and company parties. Brynn Cummings is 8 years old and a 3rd grader from Paw Paw. She has been performing magic and ventriloquism for just over a year. Brynn recently won 1st place in the stage competition at Abbott’s Magic Get Together in “The Magic Capital of the World” in Colon, MI.
Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute with HairMania
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $15.00
Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”. Slippery When Wet has played over 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on over 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the pre game of Super Bowl 48 in East Rutherford NJ. In 2007 the band was officially authorized by Bon Jovi to perform their highly entertaining show. In 2018 Jason Morey was chosen to perform as their only impersonator to Jon Bon Jovi in the Legends in Concert show in Las Vegas.
Comedian Joe Kilgallon
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Described by the Chicago Tribune as having "a straight-shooting, pull-no-punches style”, Joe Kilgallon has performed at clubs and colleges all over America. He's opened for Hannibal Buress, Roy Wood Jr and Steve Byrne. With material ranging from alcohol to sex, Kilgallon is sure to rant about something the whole family can enjoy. Kilgallon has appeared on NBC Sports and TBS. His debut album, "Pay Attention," opened number one on the iTunes Comedy Charts and top ten on the Billboard Comedy Charts.
Pumpkin Smashin' Bash
Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm, 3025 6 Mile Rd., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
It’s the last weekend to enjoy the farm, then they are packin it up until 2020! They are going to go out with a bang! What do you do with a 600 lb pumpkin, a crane and a junker car?! They say smash it! That's right! They are going to use their crane to drop a big pumpkin on a car. Wh? Why not?! The big pumpkin drop will be at 2 pm on Saturday...Don't miss it!
Corgis in the Park #5
Riverside Park, Band Shell, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 10:00 am2:00 pm
Cost: They are suggesting a $5 (or more) per person donation, but give whatever you can afford to support the cause.
Be a part of Michigan's largest gathering of corgis and corgi lovers...for the 5th time! Presented by Chow Hound, CITP raises money for our friends at Paws with a Cause. Take part in the corgi costume contest and surround yourself with the greatest dogs on the planet. There will be entertainment, t-shirts and food from Two Scotts and WooDoggie for sale that all benefits the effort. Don't miss this West Michigan tradition.
Ethnic Heritage Festival
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free with general admission
Ethnic Heritage Festival is back! This day of cultural celebration will take place on Saturday. Watch live performances and presentations, including music, dance and storytelling. Enjoy traditional foods at the Museum Cafe and check out Newcomers: The People of this Place, an exhibit celebrating Grand Rapids’ cultural communities.
National Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 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. To find a drop off location near you, click here.
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: Rock’N’Roll Dream Tour
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, October 27th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $37.00
Roy Orbison + Buddy Holly The Rock N Roll Dream Tour comes to DeVos Performance Hall in a cutting edge holographic performance. Stemming from the success of BASE Hologram's In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert tour that broke records across the globe in 2018, the company will bring Orbison and Holly together for an enthralling event. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi-media holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly's greatest hits on stage.