10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 21st-23rd
We have boats, basketball, bands, a Beer Festival, backyard sugaring, The Blues Brothers, Harry Potter, along with comedy and hockey. Oh and we can’t forget Cat Videos!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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75th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults $12, Children 6-14 $5
A West Michigan tradition! In their 75th 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! Boaters, this is your Show!
Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Northern Arizona Suns
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $5.00
It will be mitten night. Come show your Mitten state pride and celebrate with $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. Doors open at 6 pm with tip off at 7 pm.
GR Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $36.00
Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. With this film, based on the six installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!
Comedian Don Freisen
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, February 22ndh, 2020 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10.00-$15.00 depending on show time
Don is a modern suburban dad just trying to raise his kids and get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. Friesen has recently taken his smart, savvy, and highly-caffeinated comedy to the stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA, for the taping of his new Showtime one-hour special titled "Ask Your Mom." In his first nationally released concert special, Don delivers a winning hour of clever, true-to-life "he's talking about my family up there" comedy that manages to be adult-smart yet family-friendly.
The Blues Brothers
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $59.00
In November of 1978, Jake and Elwood Blues made their national television debut (and first paying gig) on Saturday Night Live with their breakthrough, high-energy rendition of Sam and Dave’s classic “Soul Man.” It was an overnight sensation that catapulted these two brothers from Calumet City, IL to the heights of stardom. “Soul Man” sparked a national summer tour, two platinum albums and the landmark feature film, “The Blues Brothers”. Fifteen years later, after the passing of Jake, the long-lost Brother Zee finally peeled his face from the gutter to carry on the family tradition: a high-energy, authentic, rhythm-and-blues show band- with a South Memphis accent and an East Texas kick. Elwood Blues returns as “the legacy” and joins Brother Zee as “the blood,” singing and dancing their way through all the greatest Blues Brothers hits: “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Messin’ with the Kid,” and, of course, “Soul Man,” all backed by the internationally renowned Sacred Hearts.
15th Annual Winter Beer Festival
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cost: $55 in Advance
An outdoor celebration of craft Michigan beer, featuring over 1,100 beers from more than 150 breweries. Dress for winter weather and let the hearty winter brews warm your soul. Snow, rain or shine.
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: $5 members, $8 non-members
Do you have a Maple tree in your yard? Tap into that maple syrup gold mine by joining Blandford Staff as they walk you through the process of collecting and cooking syrup from the trees in your yard. Learn the sugaring process and purchase all the key materials to tap the Maple trees in YOUR backyard! Registration required. Program is for ages 12 and up.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The San Antonio Rampage
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
On Saturday, it will be '90s Night. There will also be a fan-designed jersey auction after the game. On Sunday, there will be $1 small Pepsi drinks and $1 small ice cream cups from 3-5 pm.
That Arena Rock Show - A Tribute to 70s & 80s Rock
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $13.00
That Arena Rock Show is the ultimate high energy tribute to “Classic” Rock N’ Roll. Performing legendary rock anthems that ruled the airwaves in the 70s and 80s, including artists like; Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, and more. This rock show is more than just music, it’s an experience!
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Cost: UICA Members: $5
CatVideo Fest is a compilation of the latest and best cat videos pulled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and -- of course -- classic internet powerhouses. CatVideo Fest is a joyous communal experience only available in theaters. UICA, in collaboration with the makers of CatVideo Fest, is committed to using the screening of this film to raise awareness for cats in need, right here in Grand Rapids. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Carol’s Ferals for the work they do with cats in West Michigan.