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December 2018 Events

Dec 01, 2018 10:00AM ● By WLMagazine


Team Trivia at the Curragh. Curragh Irish Pub. 7 pm.

Mug Club: Beer, Food and Merchandise discounts. GR Brewing Company.


Taco Tuesday. CitySen Lounge at City Flats Hotel.

Thrift Store Trivia. Holland Brewing Company.

Open Mic Night. The Park in Holland.

Local Night: $2 off any beer up to $6. GR Brewing Company.


Geeks Who Drink Trivia. 8 pm.


Peachwave No-weigh Thursday. Fill your bowl for just $3.25 all day. Peachwave Frozen Yogurt & Gelato. 12


Live Music at Our Brewing. Holland Brewing Company. 8 pm.


Hops Bloody Mary Bar. Hops at 84 East. 11 am.

Brunch/Bloody Mary Bar: 10 am-3 pm.


Brunch/Bloody Mary Bar: 10 am-3 pm.


May 5-Dec 22

Fulton Street Market. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 8 am-3 pm.

Nov 3 - March 22

Grand Rapids Drive.

Nov 6-Dec 23

Holiday Artists Market. The annual Lowell Arts Holiday Artists Market features artwork by over 50 area artists. Tues-Sat 10 am-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.

Nov 30-Dec 2

Broadway Grand Rapids presents Jersey Boys. DeVos Performance Hall. Nov 30, 8 pm, Dec 1, 2 pm & 8 pm, Dec 2, 1 pm and 6:30 pm.

Nov 20-Jan 6

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World. Exhibit includes 42 trees and cultural displays, nearly 400,000 lights in and outside, choirs, reindeer and more. Frederik Meijer Gardens.

Dec 1-2, 5-9, 12-16

The Little Mermaid. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm.

Dec 1, 7, 8

Holiday Kerstmarkt. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items including food and artisan demonstrations. 8th Marketplace.

Dec 1, 8, 12, 15, 19

Holland Farmers Market. 8 pm.

Dec 6-9

Grand Rapids Symphony Presents Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops. Come home for the holidays and celebrate the season at DeVos Performance Hall. Dec 6, 7:30 pm, Dec 7, 8 pm, Dec 8, 3 pm & 8 pm, and Dec 9, 3 pm.

Dec 14-16 & 21-23

The Nutcracker. It isn’t the holidays without the magic of Grand Rapids ballets! DeVos Performance Hall. Dec 14, 7:30 pm, Dec 15, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Dec 16, 2 pm, Dec 21, 7:30 pm, Dec 22, 2 pm & 7:30 pm and Dec 23, 2 pm.

Dec 14-16

Visits with Santa. Downtown Market. Friday, 12-3 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Dec 14-16

Visits with Santa. Downtown Market. All ages welcome, free admission. 12-3 pm.

Dec 19 & 20

Old National Bank Cirque de Noel presented by Grand Rapids Symphony. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm.

Dec 21 & 22

Organ Concert-Holiday Classics with Lance Luce. GRAM. Dec 21, 7-9 pm and Dec 22, 2-4 pm.

Dec 29 & 30

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic at the DeVos Performance Hall. 10:30 am & 2:30 pm.

Dec 30 & Dec 31

Founders Two-Night NYE Celebration with the Accidentals & Friends.

Dec 1

Cody Jinks with the Steel Woods, Tennessee Jet. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm.

30th Annual Holiday Artists Market. Shop for beautifully crafted gifts from regional artists. Enjoy live music, food, beverages and more. Steelcase Town Hall. 10 am-5 pm.

Light Up Downtown. Kick off the holiday season in style with this new holiday tradition that combines the holiday open house and annual tree lighting into one event. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. 5 pm.

Drop-in Tour: Who Shot Sports. Drop into GRAM and explore the Museum’s latest exhibition, Who Shot Sports, with a dedicated docent. GRAM. 1-2 pm.

La Sinfonia Navidena. Join us for a FREE community performance at Wyoming Junior High School. Selections include: Noche de Paz, Hacia Belén va una burra, Ay del chiquirritín, Arre borriquito, Canta, ríe, bebe. Dan Heintzelman Fine Arts Center. 7:30 pm.

30th Annual Holiday Artists Market Presented by Steelcase. UICA. 10 am-5 pm.

Dec 2

Greg Gutfeld - The Gutfeld Monologues Live with Tom Shillue. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 6 pm.

Adult Workshop: Experimental Monotypes. Monotype printing is a versatile method of creating unique prints that encourages an element of surprise through experimentation. Following a guided tour of GRAM’s collection, create a variety of monotypes exploring both additive and subtractive painterly approaches. GRAM. 12:30-2:30 pm.

Classical Concert Series: ESME at GRAM. 2-3 pm.

Grand Opening for The Hot Spot Gallery. We are officially opening up the other side of our studio with The Hot Spot Gallery! This is a Holiday shopping event that will feature some of our members work and other metalsmiths in the Grand Rapids area with their jewelry and sculptures!  11 am-5 pm.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve 2018. Van Andel Arena. 3 pm & 7:30 pm.

Dec 4

Straight No Chaser returns to Devos Performance Hall with their One Shot Tour. 7:30 pm.

Dec 5

Melissa Etheridge - The Holiday Show. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm.

Winter Wonderland at the Downtown Market. All ages welcome, free admission. 4-8 pm.

Dec 6

Eve 6 with Somme, Party Nails. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm.

Christmas Cabaret. Frederick Meijer Gardens. Tickets $150.

GROW Sparkle Holiday Celebration. Shop, sip and savor at the annual event celebrating women and their entrepreneurial pursuits. 5-7:30 pm, Cascade Hills Country Club.

Dec 7

Up on the Rooftops. Experience an exclusive tour of Downtown Holland rarely seen second story during this traditional holiday event! Downtown Holland.

Creativity Uncorked: Lino Cards. Greet everyone this holiday season with a unique handmade card. The beauty of linocut relief printing is you can create more than one! GRAM. 6:45-9 pm.

First Friday Docent-Led Tour. Every First Friday of the month the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Extend your experience with UICA during First Fridays with a docent-led tour of UICA’s galleries to learn more about the works on view. UICA. 6-9 pm.

First Friday Studio Night: Perspective Drawing for Beginners Inspired by Emily Janera. Browse the works on view as part of Coming Home, then head to The Studio between 6-9 pm to learn how to create an architectural drawing inspired Emily Janera’s photography. UICA. 6-9 pm.

Dec 8

Yule Ball Ft. Harry & The Potters, Desmond Jones - VIP Dinner Presented by 105.3 Hot FM. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 5:30 & 8:30 pm.

Old Dominion: Happy Endings World Tour. Delta Plex Arena. 7:30 pm.

Shopping Jam. Still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift? Then don’t miss the Shopping Jam early morning shopping event in Downtown Holland. 8 am.

Drop-in Sketching Tour: Water is Sacred & Trees are Relatives. The second Saturday of each month, join a docent-guided sketching tour of GRAM’s exhibitions. GRAM. 12-1 pm.

Artist Demo & Boutique Pop Up Shop. Four of our talented artists creating works before your eyes: Jean Allemeier Boot, Mandy Cano Villalobos, Eric Wieringa, Karin Nelson. Six talented Boutique Artists will participate in a pop-up trunk show. .Artists include: Jennifer Surine, Sue VanDame, Christine Bruno - Town Hall Studio, Lynne Tan, Bill Hillbrandt - Into the Wood, Dana Albrecht - Sacred Fiber Arts. 12-4 pm.

Dec 9

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Spektral Quartet Presents Schoenberg, the Architect. 2-3 pm. GRAM.

For King & Country: Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour. Van Andel Arena. 7 pm.

Dec 11

Snacks with Santa. Downtown Market. All ages welcome, free admission. 3:30-6:30 pm.

Drop-in Tour: Green Features. Experience the green features of the world’s first LEED Gold-certified art museum! A guided conversation takes you through an investigation of our stunning building to reveal both little and large that the museum is environmentally friendly. GRAM. 1-2 pm.

Grand Rapids Member Mixer. United Bank welcomes you to their new downtown branch. 5:30-7:30 pm, United Bank of West Michigan.

Dec 12

Discovery Club: A Trip Around the World. Grab your bags, it’s time to journey around the globe! Discovery Club participants will explore artwork featuring far away places with a special treasure hunt game and stamps in their GRAM passport. GRAM. 10:30-11:30 am.

West Michigan Jazz Society Holiday Party. Watermark Country Club. Deadline to register is Dec. 6 at midnight. Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non members. 6 pm. Find more details at

Dec 15

Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change Tour with Jimmie Allen, Heather Morgan presented by B93. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm.

Christmas at the Cappon House. This holiday season join us in celebrating a Victorian Christmas at the Cappon House. Holland Museum.12-4 pm.

Drop-in Tour: GRAM’s Collection-Portraits. Portraits are glimpses into a person’s life, and with the help of a docent guide your group will explore clues left behind to learn personal tales from near and far. GRAM. 1-2 pm.

Dec 16

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Jennifer Walvoord and Andrew Le. GRAM. 2-3 pm.

Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus Concert at Basilica of Saint Adalbert. Basilica of St. Adalbert. 4:30 and 7 pm.

Dec 18

Drop-in Tour: Who Shot Sports. 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. GRAM. 1-2 pm.

Baby and Me Tour: Water is Sacred & Trees are Relatives. Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us for an interactive tour and discussion, this month inspired by one of the museum’s newest exhibitions. GRAM. 11am - 12 pm.

Dec 20

Yoga at GRAM. 5:45-6:45 pm.

Light at Night. Celebrate one of the longest nights of the year by attending Light the Night! This free event will feature activities from 5-9 pm, including art-making projects themed around shadows and light, a scavenger hunt with a prize, performances in Cook Auditorium, and more. GRAM. 5-9 pm.

Flashlight Tours. After the Museum closes at 9 pm, the lights will be turned off and special in-gallery Flashlight Tours will be offered! Hour-long tours will be docent-led, and include special flashlights and glowing bracelets for all guests. GRAM. 9-10 pm.

Dec 22

Old School Holiday Party featuring THE DAN BAND. Join us in getting your ugly sweaters out of the closet for a night of fun, music and laughs. Ages 18+ welcome with a valid ID. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm.

Dec 28

Trippin Billies - Dave Matthews Tribute Band. All ages welcome. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm.

Dec 29

Pop Evil - WGRD Presents a Night Made in Michigan with Wayland, Handsome Pete. Ages 18+. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm.

Dec 31

New Year Early Eve- Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Grand Rapids Public Children’s Museum. Don’t miss this annual celebration to ring in the new year with your little ones.

The celebration will include kid-friendly appetizers,sparkling juice bar, celebratory crafts, DJ, music and dancing, noisemakers, party hats, confetti and a 7:30 pm balloon drop.

$10 members, $15 non-members. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. 6-8 pm.

WYCE Presents: New Years Eve at Wealthy Theatre. A full evening of celebration featuring Lady Ace Boogie, The Go Rounds, Seth Bernard and HEAVY COLOR. Advanced tickets $30, tickets at the door $35. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm.

New Years Eve Ballroom Bashes Around the World. The annual Ballroom Bashes return New Year’s Eve to let you bring in the new year in excellent fashion! One ticket, four distinct parties at two hotels connected via skywalk will take you around the world in one evening. Ticket prices vary. JW Marriott and Amway Grand Plaza.

NYE at Founders with Theatre Bizarre ORchestra with special guest Pinch & Squeal. $10. Founders Brewing. 9:30 pm.