10 Things To Do this Weekend: November 2nd-4th
This weekend we have a lot of Sporting Events, Music, Video Games, Photographs, Holiday Gifts, an Ethnic Heritage Festival, a Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo, a .1K Race for Charity...and the weekend is an hour longer because of the time change! (Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Sunday morning!)
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Runs Friday, November 2nd, 2018 through Sunday, January 13th, 2018 - During regular Museum Hours
Cost: Free with admission, free for members
Comprising over 200 images in color and black-and-white from the past 175 years, Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present presents an astonishing diversity of work by more than 150 photographers. The exhibition includes classic images of legendary athletes and historic action shots, as well as pictures taken behind-the-scenes and on the sidelines. Sports familiar and unfamiliar are represented, in photographs taken across six continents. Fans and spectators worldwide are portrayed, too, demonstrating an enthusiasm for sports that transcends national borders and socioeconomic levels.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Iowa Wild
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
Friday night’s game features $2 hot dogs and $2 beers as well as a post-game jersey auction. On Saturday, there will be a tumbler giveaway and a post-game open skate.
Grand Rapids Symphony's Bernstein's 100th
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $18.00
Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, pianist, author and lecturer was one of the most accomplished musicians in modern history. Whether composing for Broadway or for the concert hall, Bernstein’s iconic music is the perfect personification of urban American life in the post-World War II era. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth, guest conductor Carl St. Clair, music director of the Pacific Symphony for 28 years, leads the Grand Rapids Symphony in a sampling of Bernstein’s most popular music, most of it composed in the 1950s. American pianist Benjamin Pasternack is soloist for Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety,” and American coloratura soprano Celena Shafer takes the stage for highlights from “West Side Story”, “Trouble in Tahiti” and “Arias and Barcarolles”.
Save a Life Game Day & Video Game Tournament
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 100 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 8:00 am-8:00 am on Sunday
Cost: $22 tournament only/ $32 full day pass
Attend the 5th annual Save a Life Game Day and help raise money to help sick kids in West Michigan. All money raised goes to our local Children's Miracle Network hospital, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Tickets for the full game day are $32 each and include entry to the video game tournament with prizes going to the top two spots, lunch, dinner, snacks, t-shirt, and a raffle ticket for the hourly prize drawing. It also gives you access to our 25 hour (because of the time change) game room with more than 200 board games, video games, card games, and tabletop roleplaying games available. The game room is also holding additional mini board and video game tournaments with excellent prizes going to the winners of each game. Limited spots are available in the mini tournaments. For individuals looking for a shorter day, tickets are also available for the video game tournament only for $22, and include a raffle ticket, lunch, and a t-shirt. Top prize for the video game tournament is a Nintendo Switch! Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 or 6 for $5. All money raised through ticket sales and raffle tickets will go to the Children's Hospital.
Holiday Gift Show at Meijer Gardens
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Get your gift on at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park! Members and the public alike are welcome. This highly anticipated annual event attracts shoppers regionally, so shop early for the best selection. We’ll even treat you to free gift-wrapping. This season's curated lineup includes more than 30 local and regional artists, craftsmen, authors and vendors chosen for their limited edition home decor, gardening gear, jewelry, books, music, toys, culinary wares, eats and wines. An added bonus: Meijer Gardens Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases.
Ethnic Heritage Festival
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 10:00 am-2:30 pm
Cost: Included with general admission
The Ethnic Heritage Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. The City of Grand Rapids and the surrounding region have a long standing history of diversity and various cultural traditions dating back from early explorers and fur traders, to modern day cultural rituals from new residents of the region. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and features a variety of organizations, performances, beer tastings and presentations. Event activities are included with general admission to the Museum. Colorful performances will take place throughout the day in the Meijer Theater. Visitors will be able to view the Museum’s exhibitions, with two specific exhibitions having a primary focus on diversity and culture: Newcomers: The People of This Place which highlights the ethnic groups that have settled the Grand Rapids area, and Anishinabek: The People of this Place which focuses on the Native American culture in the region.
Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo
The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, Nobember 4th, 2018 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Daily Pass $10 (12 and under free), Weekend Pass $17. Includes Free Lectures and Door Prizes
Experienced holistic healers, mediums, and intuitives from across the US & Canada. Angel readers, tarot, aura photos, stones, crystals, pet communicators, body workers, crystal healers, spirit artists, numerology, aromatherapy, astrologists, palmistry, essential oils, holistic products, drums and flutes, jewelry, minerals and more!!
GR.1K Road Race to End Duchenne
New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 -12:00 Noon-3:00 pm
Cost: Registration starts at $15.00
Take part in a world class .1K road race that starts at one end of Bridge Street and finishes about a block later. That’s right! Don’t worry, you will be able to show everyone what a great athlete you are when you put that .1K sticker on your car. All proceeds from the GR.1K will be donated to the Parent Project in an effort to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. There’s More at the Post Race Party! The 2018 GR.1K will include a post-race party that includes fun activities for the whole family! The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewery, will host registration and Race HQ. Rehydration specials will also be available at all the classic Bridge Street watering holes: The Anchor, O’Toole’s, Kale’s Korner, The Sovengard, Butcher’s Union, Ando, and Jolly Pumpkin. The post-race schedule will include Live Music and Family activities for kids of all ages! Whether you “bar crawl” along Bridge or just party in one spot, the day will keep runners shaking their booties all!
Basketball: Grand Rapids Drive vs. Windy City Bulls
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $10.00
The Grand Rapids Drive play their home opener for the 2018-2019 season against the Windy City Bulls on Saturday evening. On Saturdays it’s Metro Health Family 4-Packs. You can get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas for $44.
Fall Back One Hour - Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sunday, November 4th, 2018 - 2:00 am
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4th, which means the clocks will turn back one hour at 2 am. It is also a good time to check those batteries in your smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly. What will you do with your extra hour this weekend?