This weekend we have Boats and Beer, Musicals and Concerts, a Lunar New Year Celebration and an Astronaut! There is no reason for you to sit at home this weekend. Get out there and have some fun!

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

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

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    Beer Month GR

    Various Locations

    Runs from Thursday, February 15th, 2018 through Thursday, March 15th, 2018

    Cost: Varies depending on event.

    Savor the Craft during a month-long celebration of Grand Rapids’ exceptional craft beer scene. Highlights include Cool Brews. Hot Eats, the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival, Founder's Brewing Company KBS Week and plenty of beer dinners and tap takeovers at Grand Rapids craft breweries. Check the website for the complete schedule.

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    Grand Rapids Boat Show

    DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 11:00 am-9:00 pm

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-14 $4

    A West Michigan tradition! In their 73rd year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where they will be showing their broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes! The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Wakeboard Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities. As we see technology advancing around us at fast speeds, we see advancements in boats – hull designs, power systems and the creature comforts. All summer long you marvel at the new boats you see on the water. Well now is your chance to board them and check them out!

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    Disney on Ice presents “Reach for the Stars”

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 PM

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018 - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $15.00

    Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney on Ice presents “Reach For The Stars” skates into Van Andel this weekend. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover!

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    Beautiful: the Carole King Musical

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018 - 1:00 pm and  6:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $50

    BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring a stunning array of songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.

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    Grand Rapids Lunar New Year Celebration

    DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Cost for DeVos Place event:  $15/adults 17 and under Free admission. Receive $10 food/activities sampling tickets with every $15 adult admission

    If you want to experience a tradition that is celebrated all around the world, you don’t want to miss the first Grand Rapids Lunar New Year Festival. You’ll enjoy traditional food, performances like lion dancers, and featuring a downtown Dragon parade. Activities to include; having your name written in Chinese, a visit with the Tea Master, kids activities and so much more.  Make this a family outing and enjoy the richness of the Lunar New Year celebration. Join us at the Gillette Bridge at 5:30 pm,  as we welcome the Lunar New Year, with firecrackers and the Dragon parade leading up to the DeVos Place. The event doors at DeVos opens from 6:00 pm to 10 pm

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    Here Come The Mummies

    The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $22.50

    It’s Here Come the Mummies with their Wicked Never Rest Tour, with local support from The Soul Syndicate. Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).

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    Roger That!

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 11:00 am

    Cost: $10 for general public and $2 for Museum members, and include general admission to the Museum for the day

    Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum to celebrate space exploration and the life of Roger B. Chaffee through exciting and educational exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the day. At 11:00 a.m. in the Meijer Theater, former astronaut Guion “Guy” Bluford will present Flying in Space: The Space Shuttle and Beyond. Bluford flew four missions for NASA from 1983-1992, and is best known as the first African American to fly in space, during his first flight, STS-8, on the Challenger. After retiring from service as an astronaut in 1993, Bluford entered the business world, and he continues to give talks throughout the country about his experiences with NASA and the future of America’s space program. As part of this celebration, all planetarium shows on February 17 will be $2 off!

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    Founders Fifth Annual Firkin Freezeout

    Founders Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    The Firkin Freezeout is one of Founder’s most unique and favorite parties of the year. It’s an outdoor, all-ages event taking place in their spacious Beer Garden and features over 40 expertly-crafted firkins, special food offerings, live ice carving and more! There’s no cover -- just show up, bundle up, drink up, and live it up! Get there early as the first 12 firkins tapped will be up for judging to see who makes the best firkin in the cellar. Guests will vote on their favorite with a winner's ceremony taking place at 3 pm!

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    Totally 80s featuring Sixteen Candles

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    Cost: $15.00

    Established in 2003, 16 Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80's songs you love to life in full force. Their attention to detail and commitment to entertainment captivates audiences.

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    Marillion in Grand Rapids

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: $42

    The British rock band Marillion emerged from the post-punk music scene in Britain and existed as a bridge between the styles of punk rock and classic progressive rock, becoming the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band of the 1980s. They will be in Grand Rapids this Sunday at 20 Monroe Live.