It’s another weekend of a lot of comedy, Comic-Con, the Circus, Hockey, Broadway Showstoppers, along with Runs and Walks. 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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    89th Annual Saladin Shrine Circus

    The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 10:30 am, 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $10.50

    The Saladin Shrine Circus returns to Grand Rapids this weekend at the DeltaPlex. With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Shrine Circus" will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. *Acts are subject to change*

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    Grand Rapids Comic-Con

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

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Friday $20/advanced and $25/door, Saturday $30/advanced and $35/door, Sunday $25/advanced and $30/door, Three-day Passes $55/advanced and $65/door

    Celebrities scheduled to appear include:  Patrick Warburton: “Family Guy”, A Series Of Unfortunate Events; Ross Marquand: Avengers—Endgame, “The Walking Dead”; Tobin Bell: The Jigsaw Killer in the Saw films, Mississippi Burning, The Firm; Paul Freeman: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, MMPR: The Movie; Tony Todd: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, Candyman, Final Destination; Tom Kane: Yoda in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”; Paul Blake: Greedo in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope; and Sara Karloff: daughter of Boris Karloff There will also be a giant vending hall, a 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein Museum Display, the Hall Of Heroes Museum, a Car show, an Anime room, Film festivals, a Kids area, 100+ hours of programming, and a ton more!

  • 3

    Blizzard Bash

    Downtown Market Grand Rapids, 435 Ionia Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 6:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets in Advance Adults $20.00, Children 12 and under $10.00

    Taking Place in Downtown Grand Rapids, the Blizzard Bash is West Michigan’s pre-eminent party and fundraiser.  Presented in partnership with Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus, Guests from all over Michigan come together to celebrate the start of the winter season in epic fashion.  All Blizzard Bash proceeds go to adaptive winter sports in West Michigan which allows special needs participants the ability to ski. The Blizzard Bash features live and silent auctions along with door prizes featuring $500 shopping spree, ski chair, and ski and snowboard equipment.

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    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Toronto Marlies

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

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $16.00

    This weekend will be Military Appreciation Weekend. On Friday, it’s College Night. Also $2 beers and $2 hot dogs return. On Saturday, there will be a Camo Hat giveaway and a post-game camo jersey auction

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    GR Symphony presents Broadway Showstoppers - West Side Story To Wicked

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

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $18.00

    Be there for the “Sibling Revelry” of Broadway’s most famous sisters. Heard in cabaret, movies, television, and recordings, Tony-nominee Liz Callaway has done it all. And from a command performance at the White House, to the Great White Way, Ann Hampton Callaway has captivated audiences. Experience them in showstoppers from Broadway’s greatest musicals – “West Side Story”, “Wicked” and more!

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    Comedian Beth Stelling

    Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Cost: $15.00-$20.00 depending on show

    Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer & actress. She is a writer for "I Love You America" with Sarah Silverman on Hulu and before that wrote for seasons one and two of Judd Apatow's series "Crashing" on HBO, as well as "Another Period" on Comedy Central. She's a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and was named "Best Stand-Up Comedian in Chicago" by the Chicago Reader. After moving to Los Angeles Beth made her late-night debut on "Conan”. She appeared on Comedy Central's "@midnight," "Chelsea Lately" and "The Pete Holmes Show”.

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    Veterans Day 5

    Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 8:30 am

    Cost: Registration starts at $38.00

    Celebrate Veterans Day 2019 with the 3rd annual Veterans Day 5 on Saturday! Featuring 5 mile and 5K runs, along with a .5 mile remembrance walk, the event will benefit the Friends of Michigan Veterans Homes Inc., an organization improving the lives of our veterans living in Michigan's two homes. There will be a SpartanNash Community Pancake Breakfast too!

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    Dirty Duel

    Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, 3142 Four Mile Rd., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 9:00 am-11:00 am

    Cost: Registration is $45.00

    The Dirty Duel is the only trail race in the United States that offers racers a choice of courses and is likely the most difficult short trail race in Michigan. Join over 700 racers who will split off right after the start in a dueling dash back to the finish. Will it be the “easier” 6K course that speeds runners to a top finish or the shorter but brutal 5K “trail” that racers survive on their way to victory? Depending on the course chosen, you will face a sand dune, cornfield/maze, and off-trail sections. Donuts or hot applesauce and cider at the bonfire after the race.

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    Comedian Rodney Carrington

    Holland Civic Center Place, 150 W 8th St., Holland, MI 49423

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $44.00

    Rodney Carrington, one of the top touring comedians in U.S. and Canada. Rodney is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. Rodney has released three new albums on his own record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live, C’mon Laugh You Bastards debuted at Number Two on the Overall Comedy Charts.  He then went back into the studio to record The Hits which also reached number one on the comedy charts.

  • 10

    Lewis Black: The Joke's On Us Tour

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

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $55.00

    Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

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