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November 2019 Events

Nov 04, 2019 05:18PM ● By WLMagazine

The Drunken Retort. Stella’s Lounge. 8:30pm.

Thrift Store Trivia. Use your knowledge of sports, entertainment, politics, science, history and more to win prizes from local area businesses and some of the finest thrift store and clearance shelf finds that West Michigan has to offer. Our Brewing Company. 7pm.

Open Mic Night. Weekly Special Guest/Featured Artist, house band, drink specials. Park Theatre. 7pm.

Creston Vibes: A Dope Open Mic Series. Creston Brewery. 8:30-10:30pm.

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

Local Spins Wednesday. SpeakEZ Lounge. 8pm.

Trivia Night at Kava Kasa. Enjoy a fun, thought provoking Wednesday night with friends at Kava Kasa's hosted (FREE) trivia night. Kava Kasa. 8:30-10:30pm.

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Holland Farmers Market. Holland Farmers Market.

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

Fustini's Cooking Class. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 6pm.

Friday Night Karaoke. Fulton Street Pub and Grill. 9pm.

Teen-ish Night. Join us for 3 hours of unlimited laser tag. Battle GR Tactical Games. 6-9pm.

Solid Gold French Dip Fridays at Logan’s Alley. Logan’s Alley.

Fridays and Saturdays
Beer Hunting Season: A Sketch Comedy Show. The Comedy Project. 8-9:30pm.

Randissimo’s Sunday Jazz Jam. SpeakEZ Lounge. 7pm.

The All Day IPA Brunch Feature at Graydons Crossing. Graydons Crossing.

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling presents a colorful survey of the career of one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. Grand  Rapids Art Museum.

SPECTRA. An interdisciplinary group exhibition that explores theories of abstract art through multiple mediums.Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Bodies Revealed. This exhibition features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been preserved through an innovative process, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before. Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb. This exhibition of new work explores the intimate relationship between humankind and nature. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Nov 1
CMT on Tour Presents Michael Ray’s Nineteen Tour with Special Guests Jimmie Allen and Walker County. 20 Monroe Live. 6pm.

2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit. Learn best practices from top companies in our region receiving recognition for their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. JW Marriott Grand Rapids. 7:30-11:30am. 

Anjelah Johnson: Technically Not Stalking. Johnson, who has been lauded as "one of the funniest and freshest voices in comedy right now" and whose live performances were described as "filled with almost non-stop laughter" by Time Out Chicago, will embark on her highly-anticipated tour playing to diehard fans. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30pm.

Prehispanic Chef Dinner Series - Dia de los Muertos. Chef Oscar has prepared a delicious and unique 5-course Prehispanic menu for you to enjoy and learn about the food and history of this great Mexican holiday. MeXo. 7-9:30pm.

Nov 1-2
Bassnectar: Freakstyle a Day of the Dead Dark Party. By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. Van Andel Arena. 7pm.

Opera Grand Rapids Presents: The Mikado. G&S’s beloved satire on Imperial British politics and institutions comes to life on the intimate stage of St. Cecilia Music Center. St. Cecilia Music Center. 7:30-10pm.

Stella’s Halloween Party. Come play with us in the front bar as we kick off our Halloween party's doll house theme. Stella’s Lounge. 10pm-2am.

New Salem Corn Maze.  New Salem Corn Maze.

Nov 1-3
Macabre: Ghosts of Paddock. Macabre: Ghosts of Paddock, offers a new take on the Halloween experience as guests enter a multi-room show spread throughout all three floors of the Paddock Place, a 19th century mansion located in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Paddock Place.

Día de los Muertos: Honoring Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Main Library.

Nov 1-9
LowellArts Theater: Playbytes by Playwrights. A competition and production of 10-minute plays. LowellArts. Friday and Saturday 7pm and Sunday 2pm.

Nov 2
Kidz Bop World Tour 2019. 20 Monroe Live. 5pm.

Fall Wild Edibles. This program will focus on identifying, harvesting, and processing wild plants. Blandford Nature Center. 9:30am-1:30pm.

River City Improv. Our shows weave skits, games and songs with audience suggestions to create unique entertainment experiences for each show. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

Christine D’Clario with Barak- Emanuel/ Shekinah Tour. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

Marquee Comedy Tour. The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their side-splitting humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won't want to miss. DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm.

Harriet Movie Premiere and Fundraiser. The iconic story of Tubman making 13 trips to free 70 slaves is well translated to screen with galvanizing performances from the entire cast. Celebration! Cinema South. 7-10pm.

A Chair Affair. A Chair Affair is a live auction for one of a kind hand painted chairs by professional artists and a silent auction with dozens of incredible packages of products and services, all donated by local businesses and artists conducted in a lovely gallery setting. LaFontsee Galleries. 6pm.

2019 Holiday Gift Show. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. 9am-5pm.

Crazy Babies – Ozzy Rebourne with Let There Be Rock – A Live Tribute to Early AC/DC. The Intersection. 7pm.

BlackGummy. The Stache. 8pm.

Nov 2-3
Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Expo. Experienced Holistic Healers, Mediums & Intuitives from across the US & Canada. DeltaPlex. 10am.

Nov 3
Chelsea Handler’s Stand-Up Comedy Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 9pm.

Nov 4
Wilco: Ode to Joy Tour with Deep Sea Diver. Throughout the past two-plus decades Wilco has won multiple Grammy Awards, released ten studio albums, as well as a trio of albums with Billy Bragg penning music to lyrics by Woody Guthrie. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30pm.

Harlem Globetrotters. Holland Civic Center Place. 7pm.

Nov 5
Jim Breuer: Live and Let Laugh. 20 Monroe Live. 6pm.

Meanwhile Movie: V for Vendetta. In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

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

Nov 6
Culinary Conversations: Bootstrap your Business. Join us for a panel discussion with food business veterans. Start Garden. 5:30-7pm. 

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

Gin Club - Navy-Strength & Sloe Gins. Zoko 822. 6-7pm.

Small Sharks in the Big Lake – 2nd Annual. Rockford Construction. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Nov 7
Simple Plan and State Champs with we the Kings. 20 Monroe Live. 5:30pm.

We ARE ALL Auction. The event includes live performances from students, interactive art, silent auction, live auction, and a raffle. Goei Center. 6-9:30pm.

GR Symphony Presents Symphonie Fantastique With Itzhak Perlman. Itzhak Perlman is joined by Sphinx competition winner Randall Goosby for Bach’s breathtaking Concerto for Two Violins. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30pm. 

Ramen Noodle Workshop. Our ramen expert will guide you through making your own traditional noodles and broth from scratch. Downtown Market Teaching Kitchen. 6-8:30pm.

11th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala. At the Legacy Awards Gala, we honor outstanding leaders who have inspired others by their personal and professional investments in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community past, present and future. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 5:30pm.

Chelsea Grin – The Eternal Nightmare Part II. Elevation. 6pm.

Hardy. The Intersection. 6:30pm.

The Score: Run Like A Rebel Tour. The Stache. 7pm.

Experientials Art Group: Stepping Into the Collage. Lions and Rabbits. 7-9pm.

Monologue Meet-Up. Little Space Studio. 7-9:30pm.

Nov 7-10
89th Annual Saladin Shrine Circus. DeltaPlex. Various times.

Nov 8
X Ambassadors - The Orion Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30pm.

Pop Scholars Improv Comedy. They impress with their fast-paced humor, perfect comedic-timing, and uncanny on-stage chemistry. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

Shop ‘Til You Drop. Downtown Holland. 7-10pm.

Beethoven  & Blue Jeans. One of classical music’s brightest young stars, Charlie Albright returns to perform the stormy third piano concerto of Beethoven. Frauenthal Theatre. 7:30pm.

Creativity Uncorked: Tunnel Book Creations. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45-9pm.

Filmore with Niko Moon. The Intersection. 7:30pm.

Ripe - Fall Tour 2019. Elevation. 8pm.

Nov 8-10
GR Symphony Presents Broadway Showstoppers - West Side Story To Wicked. DeVos Performance Hall. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm / Sunday 3pm.

Nov 9
A$AP Ferg - The Yedi Tour with Murda Beatz, Madeintyo. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Wigwam Open House. We will have Native American craft making in our Learning Lab, cedar tea brewing in our outdoor Cauldron, and Anishinaabemowin language lessons in our schoolyard. Blandford Nature Center. 10am-2pm.

Rodney Carrington: LIVE. Rodney Carrington, one of the top touring comedians in US and Canada, will perform at the VenuWorks-managed Holland Civic Center Place. Holland Civic Center Place. 8pm.

Annual Winemaker's Dinner. St. Julian Winery. 6-9pm.

Randy Houser - Magnolia Tour. The Intersection. 6:30pm.

Bayside – The Interrobang Club Tour 2019. The Stache. 7pm.

Nov 10
Lewis Black: The Joke’s on us Tour. LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. 20 Monroe Live. 6pm.

Creston Vibes: Open Sessions. Creston Brewery. 8-10pm.

The Secret Symbolism of Flowers. Join Dr. Eberle as she explores the symbolism of flowers throughout art history. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. 2-3pm.

Blacktop Mojo & Otherwise – Defy The Sun Tour. The Stache. 6:30pm.

Jimmy Eat World – Surviving, The Tour. The Intersection. 7pm.

Haywyre + Koan Sound – In Parallel Tour. Elevation. 8pm.

Botanical Resin Casting Workshop. Participants will learn the basics of resin casting, techniques using molds and bezels, as well as trouble shooting and working knowledge to move forward in resin casting. Lions and Rabbits. 1-3pm.

Nov 11
K. Michelle - O.S.D. Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Nov 12
Big Wild - Superdream Tour. As Big Wild, producer Jackson Stell crafts lush soundscapes and sweeping melodies that challenge the status quo of electronic music. 20 Monroe Live. 6pm.

Meanwhile Movie: Fight Club. An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

GR Symphony Presents Home Alone In Concert. See the full-length 1990 film with the Grand Rapids Symphony performing John Williams’ score with its hummable melodies that evoke a child’s view of family, danger and Christmas in the Midwest. DeVos Performance Hall. 7pm.

Dear Mom, I’m Gay! "Dear Mom, I'm Gay" is an original musical about a young guy coming out to his religious mother. Dog Story Theater. 7:30-9:30p.

Girls Choral Academy Benefit Honoring Chris Arnold. Watermark Country Club. 5:30-8pm.

Own Your Privilege: ‘West Michigan Nice’ Is Not An Inclusion Strategy. This event is designed for communication leaders, to grow with tools and perspective, to truly support equity in our community and step away from “West Michigan Nice.” Grand Valley State University Loosemore Auditorium. 5-7pm.

New Found Glory. The Intersection. 6pm.

Easy + Profitable Marketing with the StoryBrand Framework. Schuler Books & Music. 9-11am.

Nov 13
Blues Traveler - Four Live Tour with Magnolia Boulevard. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Lettuce - Elevate Tour 2019. Elevation. 7pm.

Nov 14
World of Dance Live! Tour. Our World of Dance Live Tour brings everything you love about World of Dance in a live dance showcase of raw talent, dedication and jaw-dropping choreography. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Medicine Pouch Workshop. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30pm.

A Cabaret Unleashed: An Evening with Chrissy Amon and Robert Byrens. Betty Van Andel Opera Center. 7:30-9:30pm.

Granger Smith. The Intersection. 6:30pm.

Nov 15
Ryan Hamilton. Ryan has impressed industry insiders by racking up a remarkable number of national competition wins and festival appearances, including winning The Great American Comedy Festival and Sierra Mist’s America’s Next Great Comic Search. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

The Four Horsemen – The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica. Elevation. 7pm.

Aqueous. The Stache. 7pm.

The Floozies with Defunk. The Intersection. 8pm.

Nov 15-16
Grand Rapids Drive vs. Greensboro Swarm. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

GR Symphony Presents Prokofiev Triumphant. Composed during the Second World War, Prokofiev’s Fifth celebrates a people’s triumphant spirit in their nation’s darkest hours. DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm.

Nov 16
Yelawolf Presents the Ghettocowboy Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Songwriting Workshop. Blandford Nature Center. 1-3pm.

River City Improv. Our shows weave skits, games and songs with audience suggestions to create unique entertainment experiences for each show. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7:30pm.

Holiday Open House. During the Holiday Open House, you’re invited to stroll the decorated and brightly lit streets filled with holiday carolers, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying complimentary refreshments and even sample roasted chestnuts. Downtown Holland. 5-8pm.

Donna the Buffalo. Elevation. 7pm.

Subtronics. The Intersection. 9pm.

Nov 17
Jeezy - TM104 Fall 2019 Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30pm.

Michigan Bridal & Wedding Expo. DeltaPlex. 12pm.

Suffocation & Belphegor – A Relentless Onslaught US Tour 2019. Elevation. 6pm.

Gramatik. The Intersection. 8pm.

Extinct Embroidery: Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Lions and Rabbits. 11am-1pm.

Family Yoga with Well - Bean. Lions and Rabbits. 2-3pm.

Nov 18
Small Business Series. Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. 1-3pm.

Nov 19
ATHENA Leadership Forum. The ATHENA Leadership Forum fosters and supports the development of strong female leaders in our community. Embassy Suites. 11:30am-1pm.

Meanwhile Movie: My Neighbor Totoro. When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

The Marcus King Band – El Dorado Tour. The Intersection. 7pm.

Mandala Dot Painting. Lions and Rabbits. 6:30-8pm.

Nov 20
Lion King at Broadway Grand Rapids. Come celebrate with the Grand Rapids Chamber at a pre-show reception with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, networking, and fun as we welcome Disney's the Lion King to Grand Rapids for the first time ever on opening night. Grand Rapids Chambers. 5:30-7pm.

Nov 20 - Dec 1 
Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King. DeVos Performance Hall.

Nov 21
Third Eye Blind - Screamer Tour 2019 with Smallpools. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Retro Barcade at the Market. Join us inside the Market Hall where we'll have your favorite retro games, from Mortal Kombat to Pac-Man - all for free. Market Hall. 4-7pm.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Great Innovators. St. Cecilia Music Center.

Ganja White Night w/ Boogie T, Jantsen & SubDocta – The One Tour. The Intersection. 8pm.

Monologue Meet-Up. Little Space Studio. 7-9:30pm.

Nov 21-23
FHN Presents The Little Mermaid. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

Nov 22
Aaron Lewis, State I’m In Tour Presented by 93.7 B-93 with Ben Danaher. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Cristela Alonzo - "My Affordable Care Act." Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, “Cristela” for ABC. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7pm.

Grand Rapids Drive vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

Raise The Woof – A Night In Hollywoof. The event will feature a cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, live music by Melissa Dylan, a huge raffle and silent auction, and an opportunity for attendees to meet some of the amazing rescue dogs our organization is working to save. The Stache. 6:30pm.

Madeon - Good Faith Live Tour. The Intersection. 8pm.

Nov 22-23
Classic Melodies Organ Concert. Hear classic melodies on the GRPM’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 7-9pm.

Nov 22-Dec. 22
Elf, The Musical. A modern-day classic about the importance of identity, different meanings of the word family, and the magical charm of the holiday season. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Nov 23
Chase Rice: AM/PM 2019 Tour Presented by 93.7 B93. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Living on the Edge: World in the Balance. Now in its 17th year, "Living on the edge" is a 10-minute play festival. Spectrum Theatre. 8pm.

Pioneer Thanksgiving. Join our Historical interpreter in creating a traditional meal like pioneer families from the 1800’s may have prepared. Blandford Nature Center. 1-3:30pm.

El Fantasma & Virlan Garcia. DeltaPlex. 8:30pm.

100 Years of Memories - 2019 Art Van Santa Parade. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Monroe Ave NW. 9-11am.

Cooking with Craft Beer. This beer-inspired menu will include a refreshing seasonal salad with a pale ale vinaigrette, delicious brown ale-braised chicken, and rich chocolate stout cupcakes. Downtown Market Teaching Kitchen. 6-8:30pm.

A Very Merry Market Day. Downtown Market Second  Floor. 10am-5pm.

Kris Allen: 10 Years 1 Night Tour. The Listening Room. 8-10pm.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, has searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable cirque artists and theatrical talent to wow audiences nationwide. Forest Hills Fine Art Center. 6-8pm.

Mega 80’s – 80’s vs 90’s. The Intersection. 8pm.

Mersiv – Beautiful & Filthy Tour. Elevation. 8pm.

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Earthgang – Welcome To Mirrorland. The Stache. 7pm.

WWE Live Supershow. Van Andel Arena. 7:30pm.

Nov 25
Grand Rapids Drive vs. Erie Bayhawks. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

Dynamic Drawing. Little Space Studio. 6:30-8:30pm.

Nov 26
Ski Mask the Slump God Presents “The Stokely Tour” 2019. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Meanwhile Movie: The Last Waltz (WYCE Presents).This film is not only a vibrant documentary of that historic evening, but also a commentary on the rock world at the time. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

The Noise Presents Falling In Reverse. The Intersection. 6pm.

Nov 26-27
Pie Crust to be Thankful For. Master a classic pie crust that puts your grandmother’s to shame. Teaching Kitchen. 6-8pm.

Nov 27
Grand Rapids Drive vs. Erie Bayhawks. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

The Free Beer and Hot Wings Live Show. The  Intersection. 5:30am.

Desmond Jones. Elevation. 8pm.

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

Nov 28
Grand Rapids Turkey Trot 2019. This family-friendly 5K run/walk will once again take place on the streets of downtown Grand Rapids on Thanksgiving morning in support of after-school athletics for GRPS students. Van Andel Arena. 8-11am.

Nov 29
Pop Scholars Improv Comedy. They impress with their fast-paced humor, perfect comedic-timing, and uncanny on-stage chemistry. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm.

“Wee” Are Thankful. Participate in a harvest hunt, listen to stories all about thankfulness and sharing, and create a clever craft that highlights the season. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Merkules – Special Occasion Tour. The Stache. 7pm.

Nov 30
Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules Tour with Stitched up Heart. Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. 20 Monroe Live. 7pm.

Nature Makers Market. Blandford Nature Center. 10am-4pm.

Spoken Word Billboard Awards. Peter Wege Auditorium. 6:30pm.

Grand Rapids Drive vs. Texas Legends. DeltaPlex. 7pm.

Small Business Saturday. Participating business will be offering fun giveaways, special promotions and more all day long. Downtown Holland. 8:57pm.

Absolute Journey Tribute Concert. They recreate not just a show, but a full-fledged Journey concert, where accurately executed melodies pair with exciting audience interaction. Van Singel Fine Arts Center. 7:30-9pm.

The Noise Presents ISSUES: THE BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION TOUR. Elevation. 5:30pm.