10 Things To Do this Weekend: November 9th-11th
From comic books, to enjoying some adult cocktails, to honoring our Veterans -- we have it all this weekend. There is music, comedy, science, wizarding, a run and more!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Cocktail Week GR
Various Locations and Times
Runs Through Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Cost: Varies by location
Sip local! Join the fun as Michigan’s creative beverage capital celebrates the art of the craft cocktail. Sample the handiwork of the area’s leading bartenders. Savor the unique flavors of made-in-Grand Rapids artisanal spirits. And share your enthusiasm for cocktail culture with fellow aficionados.
Grand Rapids Comic-Con
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 9th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-11:45 pm
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 10:00 am-11:45 pm
Sunday, November 11th, 2018 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Ticket Prices in Advance are Three-Day $55, Friday $20, Saturday $30, Sunday $25, Kids 5-12 $7/day or $15/weekend
This even gets bigger and bigger every year! From what started out at the Home School Building in Wyoming, to a stop at the DeltaPlex, this event now takes over DeVos Place! There will be many celebrities in attendance. There is so much going on...check out the program for all the details.
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 9th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $19.50
Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announced that after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding two-year farewell tour will have logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.
Comedian Kevin Bozeman
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 9th, 2018 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $10.00
Inspired by nights on the couch watching Def Comedy Jam and challenged by his roommate, Kevin decided to head over to nearby Madison, WI and try the "Open-Mic Night". "I always was the guy who could make people laugh –- and let’s be honest -– I had nothing better going on." Thirteen years later Kevin is still going on stage. With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh, Kevin has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country. In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO "Comedy Competition" and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist. He performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" in 2003 and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005. He was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010.
GR Symphony Presents Sinatra and Beyond
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, November 9th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 11th, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $18.00
Described by the New York Times as “two parts young Sinatra, and one part Billy Joel,” singer and pianist Tony DeSare, star of the Off Broadway show, Our Sinatra, returns to the Grand Rapids Symphony’s stage to salute the songs made famous by the Chairman of the Board. Enjoy songs including Come Fly With Me, Luck Be a Lady, Witchcraft and a lot more “ring-a-ding-ding” tunes from the Great American Song Book.
Veterans Day 5
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 9:00 am-11:30 am
Cost: $40.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee
Celebrate Veterans Day weekend 2018 by participating in the Veterans Day 5 presented by and benefitting the Friends of Michigan Veterans Homes, Inc. Starting and finishing at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, the event features timed 5 mile and 5K runs, and an untimed and complimentary .5 mile Remembrance, plus the SpartanNash Community Pancake Breakfast!
John Ball Zoo, 1300 Fulton W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Activities included with regular admission
Calling all wizards and muggles alike: you are officially invited to Wizarding Weekends at John Ball Zoo! See the Zoo magically transformed for this family-friendly event. There will be interactive exhibits, activities, crafts, games, unique entertainment, and specialty foods. Put on your robes, grab your wand, and visit the fantastic creatures of the muggle world. Costumes encouraged! Activities include: Owl flight demonstrations, Quidditch training camp, Wizarding Photobooth, Magical treats including butter brew and pumpkin juice, Potion making, Secret Chamber scavenger hunt, Letter writing with the Owl Post, Spellcasting, and more!
GRBride Fall Bridal Show
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10 day of the event
In the house will be Caterers, Florists, DJ's, Photo Booth Sessions, Photographers, Wedding Cakes and much more to make the day fun and memorable! Their mission is to show couples local wedding professionals who are anxious to serve you and contribute to your big day. You are encouraged to bring your family and bridesmaids to this fun, informative event.
Big Saturday Tour!
The National Science Institute, 902 Leonard St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Come take a tour of The Geek Group! The oldest and largest non-profit community workspace, located right here in Grand Rapids! Think of us a gym but with power tools and without the contracts! We have 3D printers, sublimation printers, vinyl cutters, CAD software, Adobe software, metalworking machinery, a full woodshop, CNC sheet router, industrial robots, and a full electronics lab. We also have a laser cutter!
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
This Sunday, November 11th, 2018 is Veteran’s Day...a day set aside to thank those who have served in the military. Many different businesses will be offering up freebies and discounts to show their appreciation to our veterans for their service to our country. Click here for a list of freebies and discounts here in West Michigan.