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October 2019 Events

Sep 24, 2019 05:02PM ● By WLMagazine

Nature Buds. Each Nature Buds program will feature a story, outdoor discovery, and a hands on activity. Blandford Nature Center. 9:30am-10:30am.

Open Mic Night. Park Theatre. 8pm.

Thrift Store Trivia. Our Brewing Company. 7pm.

Tuesday Night Trivia. Fulton Street Pub and Grill. 9:30pm.

Tuesdays (until Oct 22)
Ah Nab Awen Swing Dance. Rosa Parks Circle or Ah Nab Awen Park.7pm.

Founders’ Film Series at Celebration Cinema. Celebration Cinema North. 6-8pm.

Yoga @ FSFM. Fulton Street Farmers Market plaza. 10-11am.

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Drop In - Chicken & Egg. See, hear and touch the chickens that call Blandford Farm home. Blandford Farm. 11am-12pm.

Holland Farmers Market. The Market is also home to great activities for the entire family, which include street performances, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, and a professional pumpkin carving event. Holland Farmers Market.

Live Music at New Holland Brewing. New Holland Brewing Company. 10pm.

Achieving Success with Human-Centered Design. The course includes all session materials, a human-centered design book, the opportunity to network with other like-minded participants, an instructor experienced in human-centered design, and morning refreshments. Kendall College of Art & Design. 9am-5pm.

The Haunt. The Haunt. Friday 6:30pm-midnight, Saturday 7pm-midnight, Sunday 7-10pm.

Saturdays and Sundays
The Famous Pumpkin Train. Coopersville & Marne Railway. 11am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm on Saturdays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.

Feast for the Eyes: A K-12 Food + Art Exhibit. Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Project 1 by ArtPrize. Various Locations.

Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb. In this impactful gallery exhibition, Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb, new work by the artist will be presented in an immersive installation in the Balk Gallery. Fredrik Meijer Gardens.

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. Grand Rapids Art Museum. (closed on Mondays).

Amazing Dinosaurs! Traveling Exhibit. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. 9:30am-5pm.

ISEA: Annual Juried Exhibition at LowellArts. Over 100 pieces of art are on display, and were chosen by guest juror Joseph Becherer. LowellArts. 10am-6pm.

The Chrysanthemums & More Exhibition. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Oct 1
Meanwhile Movie: Hocus Pocus. A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Ladies Night: Build Your Own Wine Rack. Rivertown Woodcraft. 6-9pm.

ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour “Shinedown.” Van Andel Arena. 6:15pm.

Kava Kasa Open Mic. Kava Kasa GR. 8pm.

Oct 1-13
Changing America. Examines the relationship between two great people’s movements, which both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Oct 2
ACG Luncheon Series - Expanding Your Value Through Connections with Others. Join ACG to hear from dynamic business leaders Krista Flynn, Regional President at Chemical Bank and Lizzie Williams, Author at OST. University Club. 11:30am-1pm.

Latina Network of West Michigan 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. Attend this fundraising celebration to support the mission of the Latina Network moving forward and Latina leadership in our area. Goei Center. 5:30-8:30pm.

Celebrate the Spirit Gala. The Celebrate the Spirit Gala will continue to raise funds for the Pilgrim Manor Foundation's Compassionate Care Fund and will highlight the impact those funds have on the residents and families served at Pilgrim Manor. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6-9pm.

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic. Based on the character from the hit program, Trailer Park Boys, Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic brings non-stop laughter and audience interaction. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8:15pm.

Oct 3
Dark Star Orchestra. The Intersection. 7pm.

Steve Hacket - Genesis Revisited: Selling England By The Pound. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 7pm and show time 8pm.

2019 Wine Women & Chocolate. Cascade Hills Country Club. 5-7:30pm.

An Evening with Ellen Bass and Kevin Young. Grand Valley State University-Eberhard Center. 5-8pm.

MLC+GR Lean Workshop: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement. The Michigan Lean Consortium and the City of Grand Rapids are teaming up once again to bring you The 3rd Annual MLC and City of Grand Rapids Workshop. Grand Valley State University-Eberhard Center. 8am-2pm.

Treetops Collective Third Annual Celebration. Over a delicious meal we will share our experiences of welcoming and being welcomed into deeper community. The Goei Center. 6:30-9:30pm.

Lee Ann Womack. Her latest album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone has “some of the most immediate and deeply felt vocal performances” of Lee Ann's career, and captures “the emotional core of country” (NPR). St. Cecilia Music Center. 7:30-9:15pm.

Oct 4
Pop Scholars Improv Comedy. If you like to laugh and enjoy improv comedy that will keep you on your toes, Pop Scholars is for you. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Yung Gravy - Experience The Sensation Tour Pt. 2. The Intersection. 7pm.

Starry Night at Blandford. Blandford Nature Center. 8-10pm.

Fire Truck Parade. 8th Street. 7pm.

Opening Night Event - Autumn Exhibition Series. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.5:30-9p.

Performances @ The Block: Velvet Caravan. Gypsy Jazz. Velvet Caravan pours violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, keyboard and percussion into a gumbo of acoustic swing jazz—seasoned with Latin and Gypsy. The Block. 7:30-9pm.

Oct 4-5
GR Symphony Presents Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet. Marcelo Lehninger leads Tchaikovsky’s final work – the magnificent “Pathetique” Symphony, and the romantic “Romeo and Juliet.” DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm.

Eric Church “Double Down Tour.” In addition to unique set lists, each night of the tour has also seen elements specific to the host locations themselves. Van Andel Arena. 8pm.

Oct 5
Indigenous Foodways. Join indigenous chef, Camren Stott, at Blandford Nature Center for a program about decolonized food pathways, food sovereignty, and foraging! Blandford Nature Center. 10am-1pm.

Butterfly: Hope In the Terezin Ghetto. Join Ballet 5:8 for an evening of one-act ballets featuring Julianna Rubio Slager’s Butterfly, in memory of the children of WWII Terezin and their poems and artwork. Devos Center for Arts and Worship. 7pm.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Runway 5K. For this truly unique experience, athletes will start by running through the tunnel that goes under the North/South runway, then head out onto one of the other airport runways. Air Cargo & Trade Center.

LowellArts Gallery Concert: Troll for Trout. The lines from Troll for Trout’s anthem, Gettin’ Out of Town, capture the spirit of the band’s colorful 25-year history–a legacy that’s earned the Michigan band a diehard following and spawned an impressive trove of acclaimed recordings. LowellArts. 7-9pm.

Artist Reception: Taylor Barlow Photography. Blandford Nature Center. 1-3pm.

Bark in the Dark 2019. Featuring a glow-in-the-dark 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk for humans and pups alike, along with a dog costume contest, pup-a-razzi photo booth, local beverages, face painting, balloon animals and more!! All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan. Riverside Park. 5-9pm.

Oktoberfest at Horrock. Horrocks Market. 1-4pm.

Open to the Sky. Site Lab. 6:30pm-10pm.

River City Improv. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience - Celebrating 50 years of Led Zeppelin I & II. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 8:30pm and show time 9:30pm.

October 5-6
West Michigan Cannabis Expo. The Deltaplex Arena and Conference Center. 10am-4pm.

Oct 6
May Erlewine: Second Sight. ‘Second Sight’ is a record of reflection with songs about existing, connecting and moving forward through very turbulent times as a country. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7pm.

Oct 8
The Black Keys “Let’s Rock” Tour. Van Andel Arena. 7pm.

Monthly Mastermind Sessions - Creating Predictable Income. Schuler Books & Music. 9-11am.

Oct 8-12
Thriller! Chiller! International Fantastic Film Festival 2019. The action, sci-fi, suspense and horror-themed film festival will screen local, cult classic, and international independent films in the genres of sci-fi, action, suspense, and horror at the 5-day event. Wealthy Theatre. 6:30pm.

Oct 8-13
Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Fiddler On The Roof. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. DeVos Performance Hall. Tuesday-Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 8pm. Saturday 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday 1pm and 6:30pm.

Oct 9
Open Studio: Yayoi Kusama Inspired. Artists Creating Together. 6-7:30pm.

Oct 10
ACG University: Strategic Acquisitions. This interactive, one-day seminar will provide a beginning-to-end view of strategic acquisitions. Heart of West Michigan United Way. 7:30am-4:30pm.

Blue October - I Will Follow You Tour. The Intersection. 7pm.

Event Management Program. This free Event Management Program course is designed by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and the City of Grand Rapids to provide event producers with the essential knowledge and tools necessary to organize successful public and private events of any size in the City of Grand Rapids. The City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events. 9am-4:30pm.

DO MORE GOOD Nonprofit Conference. This one-day event is open to all professionals working to further a cause. Seating is limited so reserve yours early. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. New Vintage Place- Banquets & Conferences. 8:30am-5pm.

Edge of Midnight Duo. One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom. Ends at 11pm.

Foundation for the Future Luncheon. The 6th annual Foundation for the Future Luncheon is the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation's opportunity to showcase how community generosity impacts the educational journeys of every Grand Rapids Public Schools student. Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton Ambassador Ballroom. 12-1pm.

Fall Family Night. Ada Township Park. 6:30-8pm.

Arte Poesia Musica. A unique celebration of local Latinx artists through song, dance, and visual art. Betty Van Andel Opera Center. 7:30-9:30pm.

Small Plates, Big Impact. Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 5:30-9:30pm.

Ablaze: Ignite a New Season. Gather with West Michigan dignitaries, VIPs, and fellow ballet lovers to ignite our moving 2019-20 season. This fiery gala takes place on two floors of downtown Grand Rapids' sultry new event space The High Five GR. Savor a decadent dinner by Gilmore Catering, exclusive for-your-eyes-only performances — including a world premiere from our choreographer-in-residence and Princess Grace Award winner, Penny Saunders — party pics at Glitter Booth Photo Booth, and dancing, music by DJ Keller Shaw, and mingling with our beautiful dancers in Club Inferno brought to you exclusively by A.K. RIKK'S. The High Five GR. 6-11pm.

Oct 10-12
Ebony Road Players Presents: For Colored Girls. The work consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. Creston Brewery. 7pm.

Oct 10-19
Gloria. A dramatic comedy written by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins focusing on the lives of working Americans and dynamics in the workplace. Spectrum Theater. October 10-12, 17-19 at 8pm, October 13 at 3pm.

Oct 11-12
Fall Fest. Watch as nationally-recognized professional pumpkin carvers show off their skills, take a hayride, stroll the decorated streets and enjoy fun activities and games for children. Downtown Holland and Holland Farmers Market.

Oct 12
Harvest Festival. Join us for our annual celebration of Autumn with classic, festive fun! Blandford Nature Center. 10am-4pm.

Cabildo. A West Michigan based alternative Latin rock collective that delivers a unique blend of cumbia, ska, folk and other genres of music from Latin and South America. Site Lab. 7-10pm.

Let’s Create with Bestselling Author David Wiesner. Spend the morning with David Wiesner, the author and illustrator of beloved picture books Flotsam and Mr. Wuffles!. Grand Rapids Public Library. 10:30-11:30am.

LowellArts Gallery Concert: Kari Lynch Band. Their high energy, lively show leaves a lasting impression on all of those who get the chance to hear them live. LowellArts. 7-9pm.

The Great Pumpkin Run: Grand Rapids. Riverside Park. 9am-1pm.

The Official Motu Viget Launch Party. 20 Monroe Live. 9pm-2am.

Hudsonville Urban Hayday. Terra Square. 11am-4pm.

9th Annual Rock the Runway Grand Rapids: Fashion with a Cause. Rock the Runway is a community fashion show developed to increase BREAST CANCER AWARENESS in our urban Community. William C Abney Performing Arts Auditorium. 6-10pm.

Downtown Market Wedding Showcase. Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 10am-1pm.

Championship Boxing. Deltaplex. 7pm.

Oct 13
"Casper" - Presented by Fountain Street Church. Peter Wege Auditorium. 3pm.

MercyMe “Imagine Nation Tour” with Crowder and Micah Tyler. Van Andel Arena. 7pm.

Oct 14
Ghost - Ultimate Tour Named Death. Deltaplex. 7:30pm.

Free Admission Monday. Holland Museum. 4-8pm.

Oct 15
Meanwhile Movie: The Craft. A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Acton Institute’s 29th Annual Dinner featuring Andrew Klavan. The dinner celebrates our 29th year of working to promote a free and virtuous society and brings together more than 1,000 friends and supporters of the Institute from around the world. JW Marriott Grand Rapids. 6-9pm.

Director’s Walk. Join the directors of the Sculpture and Horticulture departments in exploring one of the places where this combination of nature and sculpture is emphasized. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6-7pm.

Seeds of GROWth. JW Marriott Grand Rapids. 11:30am-1:30pm.

Peppa Pig Live! In Peppa Pig's Adventure, Peppa gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. DeVos Performance Hall. 6pm.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - Summer of Sorcery Tour 2019. Little Steven is a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and activist from Middletown, New Jersey. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 7pm and show time 8pm.

Oct 16
An Evening with Grace Lin. Grace Lin, award-winning author of dozens of books for readers of all ages (including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Year of the Dog, and A Big Mooncake for Little Star), is coming to East Grand Rapids. East Grand Rapids Branch. 6-8pm.

Business Matters 2019. Mark Murray Auditorium | Acton Institute. 8am-3:30pm.

Oct 17
Nicholas Expo. It will be a great one-stop-shop for all things Nichols with three shows in one: Janitorial Equipment Show, Packaging Expo and Janitorial / Sanitation Product Show. Deltaplex. 8:30am-4pm.

Fred Hersch featuring special guest Julian Lage. A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. St. Cecilia Music Center. 7:30pm-9:15pm.

Preserved! Gallery Opening - Grand Rapids. La Fontsee Galleries. 5-8pm.

3rd Thursday: Fall Fun at the Downtown Market. Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 4-7pm.

COIN. The Intersection. 7pm.

Culinary Medicine Plant-Based Cooking. In this series of classes, you will learn delicious ways to increase the amount of seasonal whole plant foods in your diet along with the science of achieving optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. Teaching Kitchen. 5:50-7:30pm.

Oct 18
Barnyard Bonfire. Enjoy an evening of farm fun by the light of the moon. Take a farmyard flashlight tour – visiting the animals and touring the fields at the height of the fall harvest. Then gather ‘round a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate, and coffee. Blandford Farm. 7-8:30pm.

Flight Friday. Downtown Market. 10am-8pm.

Rodney Strong Wine Pairing Dinner. Holland Civic Center Place. 6:30pm.

Oct 18-19
Organ Concert & Silent Film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Grand Rapids Public Museum. 7-9pm.

GR Symphony Presents Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to DeVos Performance Hall with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert, the fifth film in the Harry Potter series. DeVos Performance Hall. Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 2pm.

Oct 18-20
FIREBIRD. This powerful collection presents Firebird, San Francisco Ballet’s resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s transformation of Stravinsky’s captivating story of good and evil; Artistic Director James Sofranko’s elegantly wrought and intensely musical Mozart Symphony; Adam Hougland’s mesmerizing dark drama, Cold Virtues; and a world premiere by our choreographer-in-residence, Penny Saunders. Grand Rapids Ballet.

Oct 18-27
Frozen Jr. The power of sisterhood and beauty of believing in yourself come together in the magical tale of Anna and Elsa. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Oct 19
The Prince Experience Presented by Star 105.7. The look, sound and essence of  the Purple One explodes on stage when The Prince Experience delivers hits such as “Lets Go Crazy”, “Purple Rain”, “Kiss” as well as all the timeless classics. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 8pm and show time 9pm.

Mega 80’s. Their mix of accurately replicated sounds of the 80’s era, their expansive play list and retro style has made them a dominating force in Detroit entertainment. The Intersection. 8pm.

The Red Shoe Gala. Our gala this year will celebrate the strong and vital partnership between the RMHWM and Grand Rapids’ world class medical and mental health hospitals- and the work we do together to help families facing their child’s health challenges. JW Marriott Grand Rapids. 6-11pm.

The Zombie Dash 5k. Sixth Street Bridge Park. 6:45-8pm.

River City Improv. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

Oct 20
The Neotheater World Tour: AJR with Michael Blume. Insightful lyrical confessions, alternative ambition, earnest charm, D.I.Y. songcraft, and magnetic pop choruses ushered AJR to mainstream ubiquity just under the radar. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 4:30pm and show time 7:30pm.

Judy Collins. Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism since the 1960s. St. Cecilia Music Center. 7:30-9:15pm.

Anais Mitchell. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

Oct 22
Bowers Harbor Wine Dinner. Amore Trattoria Italiana. 6:30pm.

Andy Grammer and Ben Rector - A Benefit Concert for Hope Network. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 6pm and show time 7pm

Kenny G Concert. Holland Civic Center Place. 7:30pm. Tickets available at Ticket Master or at the Holland Civic Center Place office.

Meanwhile Movie: Sleepaway Camp. Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Oct 23
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new film, JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT - which blazes across North America in a series of one-night-only shows starting October 21, 2019 in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre. 20 Monroe Live. Door time 7pm and show time 8pm.

A Night Under the Stars. Clearwater Place Events. 6-8:30pm.

Coffee with Cops. The Harris Building. 9:30am-11am.

Oct 24
Exodus Place: The Grand Plan. Peter Wege Auditorium. 6pm. 

Haunted Fest Michigan. Deltaplex. 9:30pm

Booked for Lunch with Jaquelyn Vincenta. Jaquelyn Vincenta began her writing career as a police beat reporter in Louisiana and later founded and managed a publishing company, specializing in international trade publications. Cascade Township Branch. 12:30-2pm.

Biking Cross Country with Robert Downes. In 2016, Downes did a solo 2,711-mile bike tour from Seattle to his home in Traverse City, camping all the way. Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch. 6:30-7:30pm.

Oct 25
Wizards, Witches, and Owls. Join us at Blandford Nature Center for an evening of stories, spells, potions, and more! Blandford Nature Center. 6:30-8pm.

Amaze and Amuse: A Modern Day Magic Show. Amaze & Amuse is a modern day magic show that features comedy, mind blowing magic and lots of audience participation. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

104.5 SNX present Saved By the 90’s - Holloween. The Intersection. 8pm.

A Very Lokella Halloween. The Pyramid Scheme. 8pm.

Fork Fest. Come out to Romence Gardens & Greenhouses for an evening filled with local food and drink from nearly 40 local vendors. 6-9pm. Romence Gardens & Greenhouses.

Oct 25-26
GR Symphony Presents Tristan & Isolde. The Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus will sing Stravinsky’s haunting “Symphony of Psalms.” DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm.

Oct 26
Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Holland. Downtown Holland. 10am-12pm.

Bass Country Halloween. The Intersection. 8pm.

Oct 27
Roy Orbison + Buddy Holly. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi-media holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly's greatest hits on stage. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30pm.

Underground Concert Series - Joshua Breakstone. Celebrate Art Blakey’s Centennial in style with New York guitarist Joshua Breakstone, bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Sean Dobbins in a program of compositions associated with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.  LaFontsee Galleries. 3-5pm.

Between The Silos FALL FEST 2019. Wildwood Family Farms.

Oct 29
Meanwhile Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas, end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths... and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Oct 30
New Holland presents: "Sleepy Hollow." Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac. Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have guaranteed Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time. DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm.

Oct 31
Shadow Cast: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Our 7pm showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show will be a special SHADOW CAST screening with live actors doing a parallel performance of this cult classic film. Peter Wege Auditorium 7pm.

GR Symphony Presents Ghostbusters - Movie With Orchestra. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver get you slimed in this comic classic. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30pm.

Macabre: Ghosts of Paddock. This Halloween, enter a world of the extraordinary as the mansion comes alive with the Ghosts of Paddock. Paddock Place. Ends at midnight.