10 Things To Do this Weekend: June 21st-23rd
We have Movies, Comedy, Super Heros, Super Dogs, a Birthday Party, Biking, and Beer. What more could you ask for?!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Movies on Monroe: Into the Spider-Verse & A Star is Born
City of Grand Rapids Property, 555 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 21st, 2019 - Gates open at 6:00 pm, First movie starts at 7:30 pm
Movies on Monroe, the premier outdoor film series in Grand Rapids, returns this summer with big screen entertainment by the banks of the Grand River! This event will feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) and A Star is Born (R) in English with Spanish subtitles. Movies will play on 400-square foot LED video wall. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs, beer, wine, and snacks. Rental lawn chairs will be available for $2 per chair. Food trucks will be on-site and various snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Pets are welcome! This is a smoke-free event series. Costumes are encouraged.
Comedian Paul Strickland
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 21st, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10-$15 depending on time of show
Paul has won numerous awards for his performances, including "Best Solo Performance" award from Freeline Media and the Linda Bowen "Pick of the Fringe" award from the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and most recently received rave reviews from the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Sun or his solo shows at Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals (the two largest theater festivals in North America) where he sold out numerous shows.
MSU Gran Fondo
Downtown Grand Rapids, Fulton & Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 6:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Registration is $120.00
The MSU Gran Fondo is a fun, non-competitive cycling event to support Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research. Cyclists of all skill levels can join as individuals or teams and ride along scenic 25, 40 or 80-mile routes from downtown Grand Rapids to Lake Michigan or enjoy the YMCA Family Ride for a slower paced 12-mile ride. Participants enjoy gourmet food stops along the route and celebrate at the Finish Line Festival with live music, craft brews and a grand feast.
Paws With A Cause 40th Anniversary Open House
Paws With A Cause National Headquarters, 4646 S. Division, Wayland, MI 49348
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
There are some pretty special dogs here in West Michigan, and they are throwing a party!The assistance dogs at Paws With A Cause are hosting a 40th Anniversary Celebration Open House this Saturday. Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. As they celebrate 40 years, they would like you to come and visit their facilities to learn more about their programs. Scott Winters, from 98.7 WFGR, will be broadcasting from the Open House starting at 11 am.
Eastown Bizarre Bazaar!
On Wealthy Street in Eastown, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Eastown Bizarre Bazaar features local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in the heart of Eastown. This event is hosted by the Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association to celebrate art, entertainment, and the unique Eastown culture with over 80 local artists and craftspeople with bands performing throughout the day. This year will be the third year for the craft beverage tent. They will be serving up some fine local craft beers, ciders and wine for your enjoyment until 7 pm!
Superhero Day at the Zoo
John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free with regular zoo admission
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superhero Day at John Ball Zoo! Come dressed as your favorite characters and meet amazing superheroes! There will be meet and greets, a superhero obstacle course, superhero-themed treats, and capes and masks available for purchase.
10th Annual Grand River Water Festival
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, June 22nd, 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
The festival is a free-of-charge, day long Music driven Environmental Festival featuring Traditional Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues and World Beat music, performed by Michigan musicians. There are opportunities to be further educated on environmental organizations, to activate and volunteer to worthy environmental causes, to purchase quality environmentally-conscious goods and food from the vendors, and to support the musicians at the merchandise booth. It is a holistic music festival on all levels, with a great deal of heart.
Founders Fest 2019: A Celebration of Beer and Music
Founders Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - 3:00 pm-11:00 pm
Cost: $40.00 in advance (Price of admission includes entry and 2 drink tickets), $45.00 at the Gate
In its 12th year, Founders Fest continues to bring together the tastiest beer with the finest artists from around the country, and the world. The entertainment lineup includes: Gov't Mule, Toots and the Maytals, Macy Gray, The War and Treaty, FBC All-Stars, and Lady Ace Boogie.
Humane Society of West Michigan Birthday Party
Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Adults $10.00, Children 4-17 $5.00, Children under 4 Free
Join HSWM in celebrating their 136th birthday! They're planning a fun day filled with games, music, cake & ice cream at their facility.
Comedian Bill Maher
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $67.00
For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. Now, the TV host, author, comedian, and Emmy-award winning producer brings his wits and commentary to Grand Rapids. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last fourteen years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations. Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theatres across the country. Four of his ten stand-up specials for HBO - 2014's "Bill Maher: Live from DC," 2007's "The Decider," 2005's "I'm Swiss," as well as the hilarious , "Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong," - have been nominated for Emmy awards.