10 Things To Do this Weekend: November 17th-19th
This is going to be a weekend of food, drink, music, Santa, Super Heroes, nearly naked men (no, I’m not referring to Jojo!), men dressed as women, and more.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $15. Sampling tickets are 50 cents each
Savor the finest culinary experience in the Midwest during this annual pre-holiday celebration. Drawing more than 18,000 people-from the novice looking for an introduction to the world of epicurean culture to the connoisseur who appreciates the finest things in life-this is the weekend to gather for an ultimate pre-holiday experience. This event features an Enhanced Elite Wine Collection, The Vineyard, Beer City Station, Cider Row, Hemingway Hall, Restaurant Pairings, The Ultimate RendezBREW, seminars & workshops, and more!
Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, & 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!
Magic Men Live!
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $65 (This show is almost SOLD OUT)
The first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathe taking experience unlike any other. Watch your favorite fantasies come to life through visual story lines, state-of-the-art lighting, sound design, theatrical performances and next-generation special effects that captivate the senses and inspire a unique and fun level of fan interaction! Designed with the desires of contemporary women in mind, featuring a talented line-up of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes, Magic Men Live has captivated women of all ages.
2017 Art Van Santa Parade
Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 9:00 am
The West Michigan holiday season will officially kick-off with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees. The theme for this year’s parade will be “A Very Merry Mitten”. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down the streets of Grand Rapids. The parade will be broadcast on WOOD TV8 starting at 9 am.
JoJo at Dunham’s Sports
Dunham's Sports, 4830 Wilson Ave., SW, Wyoming, MI 49418
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Join Jojo at the new Dunham's Sports in Grandville this Saturday! Visit Dunham's Sports for all of your sporting good needs including football, soccer, golf, and more! If you are already shopping for the holidays, this is the perfect place to shop for that athlete in your family. Stop by to say HI to Jojo and spin the 98.7 WFGR Prize Wheel for a chance to win a prize!
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Cost: $3 for members and $6 for non-members
Come see how people in the mid 1800’s might have celebrated this time of year. Experience the hard work of daily pioneer life that makes us thankful today.
Basketball: Grand Rapids Drive vs. Canton Charge
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $5.00
The Detroit Pistons presents tje Grand Rapids Drive vs. Canton Charge. Doors open at 6 pm with Tip-Off at 7 pm. It is also Family 4 Pack Night! 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas for $44!!
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Sectionlive presents Mega 80's with opening set by DJ Jay Vee. This is a 21 and older show.
Barrel Aged Maple Syrup Release & Free Pancakes!
Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: $18/pint (Must buy syrup to receive free pancakes)
What's better than Pure Michigan Maple Syrup? Pure Michigan Maple Syrup aged in Long Road Whisky barrels!
Celebrate their new Barrel Aged Maple Syrup with FREE pancakes! Buy a bottle of Barrel Aged Maple Syrup during brunch and get a free Phat Stack of pancakes. Buy 2 bottles? Get two Phat Stacks! They will also have the rest of their brunch menu available, too, including a la carte sides like bacon, red skin potatoes, toast & jam, and eggs!
A Drag Queen Christmas
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $22.50
The performance will star Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Aja, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Chi Chi DeVayne & Eureka O'Hara. Murray & Peter proudly present a must see holiday spectacular with your favorite contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1). It's an evening of holiday songs and outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens. All ages welcome.