10 Things To Do this Weekend: January 31st-February 2nd
As we end January and begin the month of February, we have plenty of activities for you this weekend. From Gymnastics to Autos, Comedy and Art, Concerts and Stage Productions, Bull Riding and Polar Plunging, and the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Grand Rapids Classic Gymnastics Invitational
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 - 9:00 am-12:00 Noon
Cost: Adults (13+) $15 per day ($25 weekend pass), Seniors & Children $10 day ($15 weekend pass), Parking $7 per vehicle
It is the inaugural Grand Rapids Classic Gymnastics Invitational at The DeltaPlex this weekend. See some great gymnastics. This is a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event.
Michigan International Auto Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 10:00 am-9:30 pm
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults $12, Children 6-14 $5
This is the greatest annual opportunity to view your “next new car”! Car manufacturers from around the world will bring their finest traveling displays with new vehicles – including sedans, vans, SUV’s, trucks, hybrids and sports cars. Not only is the Auto Show the BEST place to shop and compare options for every day vehicles, it is also the first opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or “soon to be released” models!
Prismatic on Monroe
Monroe North Lot, 555 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Runs through Sunday, February 16th, 2020 - 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
“An infinite interplay of lights and colorful reflection…” Check out this new interactive light installation called "Prismatica" at the 2020 World of Winter Festival! Prismatica is a collection of light prisms brought by Creos that have toured the world, adding energy and creativity to urban business districts. The interactive installation includes 25 pivoting prisms, creating a modern ice palace that transmits and reflects color and light. As the prisms rotate, a soundtrack of bells plays in the background.
Grand Opening - The Comedy Project
The Comedy Project, 540 Leonard Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The Comedy Project is a comedy (and cocktails, coming soon) theater in Grand Rapids’ vibrant Westside Business District! They feature improv, sketch and comedy variety shows, a comedy training center and private event hosting. From 5-7 pm it will be the Grand Opening Event featuring free appetizers and drink specials, at 6 pm there will be a Ribbon cutting ceremony on stage, followed at 8 pm by Greatest Bits (buy tickets separately).
Broadway Grand Rapids presents “Hamilton”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 - 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Runs through Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Cost: Tickets start at $150.00
“Hamilton” is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Comedian Rob Little
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10.00-$15.00 depending on show time
Rob Little's outlook on life can be summed-up in two words: Pure Optimism. While working in a lucrative position as a computer programmer for IBM, he decided to take a huge risk. The Detroit-born comic sent out an all-company e-mail that read "If you aren't happy here, quit your job and follow your dream." IBM promptly gave him his walking papers, but getting fired was a blessing for Rob and comedy lovers nationwide. A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.
Concerts at 20 Monroe Live
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - 8:00 pm - Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC Tribute with Slumlord Radio
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 10:00 pm - COLORS Worldwide Presents: R&B ONLY
Cost: Tickets start at $15.00 depending on show
On Friday night it is another Tribute Bands at 20 Monroe Live, it will be Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute with Slumlord Radio. Then on Saturday, it will be Colors Worldwide presenting R & B Only.
The 2020 Grand Rapids Polar Plunge
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 11:00 am Registration, 1:00 pm Plunge
Cost: $75 in donations
Are you brave enough to bear the cold at the Grand Rapids Polar Plunge? The statewide Polar Plunge series, in which individuals raise $75 or more for the chance to plunge into icy waters throughout Michigan in January-March, helps to support over 22,000 Special Olympics Michigan athletes who train and compete year-round.
PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $30.00
PBR is NOT a rodeo -- it’s two hours of pyro, music and the most intense bull riding action on Earth, filled with heart-pounding, bone-crushing action and a star-studded line-up of the world's top riders and animal athletes. The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The PWVT, the sport's fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport's leader to cities across the U.S.
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 - 6:30 pm
This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl 54 takes place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. It will the the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Many people will be having watch parties. Many bars, sports bars and restaurants also will be having special events. If you want to be there in person, it looks like the cheapest tickets for Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium are going for $4,700 per ticket!