Our top Weekend Picks

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The Verve Pipe on stage

This weekend features two concerts by a multi-platinum band.

An Evening with The Verve Pipe
(Friday and Saturday)

“With a reputation for spectacular live performances,” the multi-platinum alternative rock band from Grand Rapids will play all of their fan-favorite songs.

The concert is on Nov. 29 and 30 from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Listening Room. Photo via fb.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
(Sunday)

The performance by the multi-platinum progressive rock band will feature “all-new staging and effects” and the “unforgettable show that started it all.”

The concert is on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena.

Nature Makers Market
(Saturday)

Shop for handcrafted goods and gifts “inspired by nature” and created with natural materials: home decor, linocut prints, apparel, jewelry, artwork, photography, candles, soaps, edible goods and more.

The market is on Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center.

Retro Pop Gaming Expo
(Saturday)

This event is for anyone who “likes video games, board games, toys and more.” There will be “lots of games to play and vendors to visit.”

The expo is on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3534 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids.

The Soul Syndicate
(Saturday)

The Soul Syndicate “pays tribute to the most influential R&B artists of our time in vintage fashion — with a sophisticated look, masterful musicianship and boatloads of soul.”

The concert is on Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m. at Billy’s Lounge. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Bonus picks

“Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is producing ‘Elf: The Musical’”

“Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ is coming to Grand Rapids”

“CARE Ballet is producing ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas'”

“Meijer Gardens is exhibiting ‘Christmas & Holiday Traditions’”

BYOB Christmas Lights Tour

Pop Scholars Improv Comedy

Comedian Dave Dyer

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

“NSYNCH v. BSB”

80s vs 90s

Live Dueling Pianos

Rooftop Reindeer

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