The weekend is here and there is no lack of things to do. There are a couple of plays opening up this weekend, there is Championship Baseball, Pow Wows, Street Fairs, a chance to clean up the river, a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, a Christian Music and Gospel Festival, and even a Backyard Bash!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

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    Summer Adventure Series: Clambake

    The Score, 5301 Northland Dr., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Friday, September 7th, 2018 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Cost: $15

    For just $15, you can enjoy an amazing dinner of crab, shrimp, mussels, clams, craw fish, potatoes, and corn! You will also have a chance to win a Zuma Scooter Motorcycle as part of the Summer Adventure Series.  Everyone who qualifies for a Zuma Scooter Motorcycle during the summer will then be invited to Platinum Powersports on September 8 for a chance to win the scooter motorcycle! We will be giving away 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes on September 8:

    1st Place: Zuma Scooter Motorcycle

    2nd Place: A Stand Up Paddle Board

    3rd Place: A Real Surfboard

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    Championship Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Bowling Green Hot Rods

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 6:00 pm

    Sunday, September 9th, 2018 - 7:35 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $8.00

    The West Michigan Whitecaps have advanced to the Eastern Division Championship. Game 1 will be on Saturday. Game 2 is on Sunday. The baseball season is winding down. Don’t miss these final chances to see your West Michigan Whitecaps in action!

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    On The Town

    Circle Theatre, 1703 Robinson Road, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Friday, September 7th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    (Also on September 12th-16th, 2018)

    Cost: Tickets start at $26.00

    “On The Town”, the energetic wartime comedic musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Goofy and flirtatious Ozzie is looking for a date, and studious innocent Chip, guidebook in hand, has several days’ worth of tourist attractions to check off his list. But when idealistic Gabey falls for the photograph of lovely Miss Turnstiles, a subway beauty queen, they all join in an ambitious scavenger hunt around the city to locate this dream girl -- and, on the way, find all of the romance, adventure, and New York atmosphere for which they could wish.

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    Steel Magnolias

    Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 7th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Sunday, September 9th, 2018 - 2:00 pm

    (Also on September 12th-16th and 19th-23rd)

    Cost: Tickets start at $18.00

    What happens in Truvy’s beauty parlor stays in Truvy’s beauty parlor…until the infectious fun and camaraderie spill out into the audience too. From a small-town beauty parlor in Louisiana, the outspoken Truvy and her new assistant Annelle treat their clientele to shampoos, haircuts, and advice, not necessarily in that order. When the local socialite’s daughter marries a good ol’ boy and decides to start a family, complications from her diabetes force them all to face life’s big questions with the strength of steel and the fleeting beauty of magnolias.

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    15th Annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup

    6th Street Bridge Park, 647 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 8:30 am-1:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    WMEAC is proud to host the 15th Annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup. There will be light refreshments before the event and a light lunch after with a beer garden (must be 21+, ID required) supplied by Founders Brewery and live music by Dunegrass. The Grand River is a vital part of the West Michigan community. We fish, play, and celebrate the Grand River throughout the year, but it only takes 15-30 minutes for trash on our streets and around storm drains to find its way to the Grand River. Pollution in rivers harms plants, fish, and wildlife and negatively impacts drinking water quality, scenic beauty, and recreational value. The Grand River empties into Lake Michigan, where we get our drinking water. The waste that is removed at the 15th Annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup is a small act that has a grand impact on our community.

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    2018 9/11 Grand Rapids Memorial Stair Climb

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr. NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 9:00 am-1:30 am

    Cost: $35.00

    The 2018 Grand Rapids 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

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    45th Annual Eastown! Streetfair

    Eastown, On Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    The Eastown Community Association and Eastown Business Association are hosting the 45th Annual Eastown Streetfair on Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm (Beer tent open until 10 pm)  This outdoor festival will take place along Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive and includes the first block of Ethel Avenue and the Wealthy St. Hub Lot. This annual event is a family-friendly celebration of arts, crafts, food, music, and the Eastown neighborhood; one of Grand Rapids’ most eclectic districts! Live Music Featuring: Mustard Plug, Cabildo, J-Rob, Potato Babies and more!

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    2018 Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Sunday, September 8th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost:  Free

    Experience the 57th Annual Traditional Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow on September 8-9, 2018 at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow showcases American Indian dances, crafts, music and food. All Indian organizations, tribal groups and the general public are invited to participate. Craft booths open at 10:00 am and close at dark; Sunday closing is at 4:00 pm. Grand Entry for the dancing on Saturday is at 1:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm with an auction at 9:00 pm and the Grand Entry on Sunday is at noon and finishing off the day with the Closing Ceremony at 4:00 pm.

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    CityFest West Michigan

    Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Sunday, September 9th, 2018 - 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    This is a culminating event with a Family Fun Zone, actions sports area (BMX and FMX demos), inflatables, plus great food and activities. The evening turns into a concert with top Christian artist performances by TobyMac, Lacrae, Danny Goekey and others as well as a Gospel message given by Luis and Andrew Palau.

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    Perrin Brewing 6th Anniversary Backyard Bash

    Perrin Brewing Company, 5910 Comstock Park Dr., NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 4:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Cost:  $7 in advance; $10 at gate

    Perrin Brewing is celebrating the 6th Anniversary the best way they know -- a party in the backyard!

    Live music, outdoor games, vendors, and the annual cornhole tournament!

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