10 Things To Do this Weekend: April 12th-14th
There are plenty of sporting events this weekend...from Baseball, Hockey, Boxing and even Roller Derby. We have a run for the ladies, comedy, landscaping, Super Heroes, a Pink Floyd Tribute Band, and it’s Record Store Day on Saturday and there is a parade!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Great Lakes Loons
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, April 12th, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $1.00
The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Great Lakes Loons for three games this weekend. On Friday, you can get a reserved seat for only $1! On Saturday, you can get a Little Caesars slice of pizza for only $1. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day
The first 1,000 kids eat free! Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game and Kids Run the Bases after the game presented by Milk Means More! Also this Sunday, Lawn tickets are only $1.
Hockey: Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Manitoba Moose
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 12th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
The Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Manitoba Moose on Friday for their season finale at the Van Andel Arena. There will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs! There will also be a Friday night jersey auction post-game.
Michigan Golden Gloves – State Semi-Finals and Championship
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, April 12th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - Semi-Finals
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 7:00 pm - Championship
Cost: General Admission starts at $12
Michigan Golden Gloves Presents the State Semi-Finals at The DeltaPlex Arena on Friday! On Saturday it will be the State Championship. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 pm, Fights begin at 7:00 pm.
Comedian Nick Griffin
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 12th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10-$15 depending on time of show
Nick Griffin has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show," in his own half-hour Comedy Central special and was featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman" eleven times. A comic for more than 25 years, Griffin's smart, sarcastic and hilarious style makes him one of the most well-respected in the business.
Rookie Renovators: Landscaping Workshop
Home Repair Services of Kent County, 1100 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Do you have big landscaping dreams you'd like to accomplish this summer? At this free workshop you'll learn all the skills needed to complete your own landscaping projects around the home and help plan to have a beautiful lawn this year. No RSVP required.
Superhero Day at the Zoo
John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Included with regular admission
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superhero Day at John Ball Zoo! Come dressed as your favorite hero and meet amazing superheroes like Thor, Black Widow, and Super Girl! John Ball Zoo members can join us at 9 am for a special meet and greet.
Dodds Record Store Day & Parade 2019
Dodd’s Record Shop, 808 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Gather to celebrate Record Store Day! Dodd’s is Michigan's Oldest Record Shop. They have been around since 1951! They will be open from 11 am-5 pm on Saturday with the Record Store Day Parade happening at 3:00 pm.
Grand Raggidy Roller Derby - Double Header
MSA Woodland, 2100 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $12.
Round two is about to go down! The Grand Raggidy Roller Derby gears up for an evening of hard hits and fast footwork against Flint Roller Derby and Ann Arbor Roller Derby’s Ypsilante Vigilantes. The first game begins at 5:30 pm and will be a battle between the All Stars of Grand Raggidy and Flint. This will be the first time these teams compete against each other in a WFTDA sanctioned game, as Flint has just recently become a WFTDA member team. In the second game, Grand Raggidy Attack and Ypsilante Vigilantes will line up against each other for the first time in several years. This is a good match up and you can expect some competitive derby. Two games on one night!
Gazelle Girl Women's 5K/10K/Half Marathon
Calder Plaza, 250 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - 6:00 am
Cost: Registration starts at $45.00 depending on course
2019 marks the seventh anniversary of the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon! They are super proud of the way the event has grown, the women who have joined them on event day, the partnerships they’ve created, and the funds they’ve raised for their amazing charity partners- The Gazelle Sports Foundation, Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties, Grand Rapids Opportunity for Women and the YWCA. New for 2019, they will be adding a charity runner program to Gazelle Girl. There are many incredible organizations doing amazing work and they want to give you the opportunity to raise funds for additional charities in addition to their official charity partners. Grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts, or co-workers and sign up for this race. Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k, 10k, or half marathon, or want to set a personal record, this event is for you.
Brit Floyd - 40 Years of The Wall World Tour
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $45.00
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, The Wall remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and an important moment in Rock music history. As well as performing a host of musical highlights from The Wall, Brit Floyd will perform classic gems from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell plus lots more.