10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 13th-15th
This weekend we have beer, music, pets, cheese, psychics, scarecrows, shopping, wine, wigs and more!
Get out and enjoy this fall weekend in Michigan
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Special Halloween Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, October 13th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Non-Members: Adults $10, Children (ages 3-17) $5 | Members: Adult $8, Children (ages 3-17) $4
Presenting the 1925 horror classic “The Phantom of the Opera”, featuring Lon Chaney Sr. as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film will be accompanied by Andrew Rogers on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Rogers, a Detroit native, is an organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox. He also scores and performs silent films, and performs concerts throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
Thunderstruck - An AC/DC Tribute
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 13th, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $12.00
Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song's studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show.
Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Sunday, October 15th, 2017 - 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Cost: Daily pass $10, 12 & younger free
There will be professional Psychic Mediums, Intuitives and Holistic Healers, from across the US & Canada. Tarot, Rune & Angel readers, aura photos, stones, crystals, pet communicators, body workers, crystal healers, spirit artists, numerology, aromatherapy, astrologists, palmistry, essential oils, drums, flutes, jewelry, salt lamps and more.
Empty the Shelters Michigan
69 Shelters and Rescue Organizations across the state
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - Hours vary by location
Cost: Free adoption fees
BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting their annual “Empty The Shelters Michigan” event. BISSELL will be paying all of the adoption fees at 69 shelters and rescue organizations across the state. You will still be responsible for any licensing fees, which will vary in price from place to place. Finding a loving, forever home for every pet is the ultimate goal of BISSELL Pet Foundation. Sometimes our furry friends need a little extra help, and that’s why they created “Empty the Shelters” free adoption days.
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members, Children 2 and under are free
Gather the family at Blandford Nature Center for their celebration of autumn with classic festive fun! Activities include candle making, wagon rides, scare crows and more. Enjoy day out in nature!
Shopping & Lifestyle Expo
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, October 15th, 2017 - 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for ages 6-14, Children 5 and younger are free
Indulge yourself and renew your personal style with the latest trends in shopping, entertainment and relaxation. Be prepared to explore a new interest, re-ignite your health, and shop for a great find. Exhibitors will showcase items to sample, interact with or purchase, including: Fashion clothing and accessories, Hula Hoop dance demonstrations, Cosmetics and skincare, FREE onsite healthcare assessments, Fudge, candy, dips and food sampling, Home décor and improvements, Massage & Pampering, Pet Supplies, Vacation and travel opportunities, Hair Tools, Styling and Products, and more.
Fall Family Day at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: Free with Standard Admission or Membership
Visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for lots of fall family fun! Activities include something for all your senses -– create press and pound color banners, listen to autumn-themed stories, create nature costumes, spin autumn hues, and go on an “I-spy” leaf shapes naturalist walk.
Cheese Lady GR’s 5th Year Anniversary Celebration
Fuller Park, 300 Fuller Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids is 5 years old! There will be a Grilled Cheese Showdown, Grilled Cheese tent, Cheese sampling, lots of good beer and wine, music, and more family fun to Celebrate! It all happens at Fuller Park on Saturday afternoon.
Founders 20th Anniversary Taproom Party
Founder’s Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-2:00 am (Sunday)
Cost: Free Admission
It’s the Founders 20th Anniversary Taproom Party, starring a 20-year legacy of great beer, great people, great food, and great music.This event is Free and strictly 21+. The party starts at 1 pm in both the taproom and the street out front. Last call for the outdoor party and music outdoors wraps up at 10 pm. No beer will be allowed outside after 11 pm. The party continues in the taproom until 2 am.
Wine & Wig 2017
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - 6:30 pm-11:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $100
The Premier Party of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in West Michigan, benefiting Susan G. Komen Michigan, the American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and Van Andel Institute. West Michigan Woman’s “Wine & Wig” exists to find a cure for breast cancer, while also educating the community about the availability of local breast cancer resources.