Reptiles, Live Music, and Baseball Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – September 1-4
Summer is here and that means that there is a TON of stuff to do around West Michigan. Sometimes, that makes it a little difficult to figure out what to do with your weekend. That’s where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy.
Check out the top ten events happening around West Michigan for the weekend of September 1-4, 2017.
Mindbender MansionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Friday, September 1st, 2017 -9:00 am–5:00 pm, Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 - 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
PRICE: $2 more than standard general admission.
Sunday, September 3rd was scheduled to be the final day for Mindbender Mansion, but it has been extended through September 17th! Test your brain power and problem solving skills like never before! Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, a place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro, and MikeyFrederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 6:30 pm-9:45 pm
PRICE: Tickets $65 for members/$67 for non-members
UB40 features Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, all are founding members of the original UB40. The iconic Birmingham reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Raging Fyah will be opening the show.
Boy Band Review20 Monroe Live
Friday, September 1st, 2017 - 9:00 pm
PRICE: Tickets start at $15.
Boy Band Review is being called the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country! They bring all the dancing, harmonies and energy. The Boy Band Review captures the hearts of fans with their shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love.
Playing your favorites from Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, One Direction, Justin Timberlake and more!
The Grand Rapids Reptile & Exotic Pet ExpoThe Highlands Golf Club
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
PRICE: Admission is $5 a person, children 8 and under are free.
Amazing animals from all over the world and all the food and supplies you could want and need for them! Great family friendly event.
Drop-in Studio: Glow Your Own WayGrand Rapids Art Museum
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
PRICE: Free for GRAM members, free with admission
Drop in to GRAM Studio and enjoy hands-on art making and gallery activities. September's theme is Glow Your Own Way. Discover Gisela Colon’s mysterious Ovoid Glo-Pod (Iridescent Lilac) in GRAM’s collection. Then, head to GRAM Studio to create your own translucent sculptures that seem to glimmer, shimmer, and shine. This program can be offered at no additional cost thanks to a generous sponsorship from Amway.
Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Fort Wayne TinCapsFifth Third Ballpark
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 - 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 - 6:00 pm, Monday, September 4th, 2017 - 1:00 pm
PRICE: Lawn seats start at $8.
There are only five home games left in the regular season for the West Michigan Whitecaps. This weekend the Whitecaps take on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Saturday will be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Night. There will also be Family Fare Fireworks after the game on Saturday. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Sunday. The first 1,000 kids eat free. Sunday also includes a special appearance by Jet Propulsion. There will also be Family Fare Fireworks immediately following the game on Sunday as well. Monday you can get half off a box or reserved seat when you show a worship or community bulletin. Also on Monday, $1 Brats.
Rocky Horror Western Picture ShowCelebration! Cinema North and IMAX
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 - 10:45 pm-1:00 am
PRICE: Tickets are $5.00.
Even Yul Brynner doesn't want to miss "The Full Rocky's" Western show! Don't be left out of what is sure to be a great time! Get your boots and cowboy hats ready for a night of fun and surprises, done Full Rocky style! $5 tickets! $5 prop bags!
Michigan's Biggest Labor Day Singles Dance at Rivertown SinglesLincoln Country Club, 3485 Lake Michigan Dr., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 - 8:00 pm-12:00 midnight
Single and looking to mingle? Join 400-600 singles at this dance. There will be two DJ’s and two cash bars. It is open to ages 21 and over.
Walk the Mackinac BridgeMackinac Bridge (starts in St. Ignace)
Monday, September 4th, 2017 - 7:00 am-10:00 am
You have to make a drive for this one, but it’s worth it! There is only one day a year when you can walk across the Mackinac Bridge. It’s a five mile walk! There is no fee or registration to participate in the walk, but all participants will have to take the bus transportation that is set up for the event. Bus transportation from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace is available at $5 per person (infants are free). The walk begins at 7:00 am. No one will be permitted to start after 10:00 am.
Labor Fest 2017Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Monday, September 4th, 2017 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Free admission all day to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. There will be live entertainment, fun things for the kids, food vendors, a beer tent, local arts and crafters, labor exhibits and an “American Made" Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine.