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Yule Ball graphic 20 Monroe Live

This weekend features a ball downtown with “potion making” — and much more.

Yule Ball

“Don your best dress robes” for dinner and a night of live music from The Accidentals and Tonks & The Aurors, “lots of activities” — such as the Horcrux Hunt — vendors, photos, animals and more.

The ball is on Dec. 28 at 20 Monroe Live. Doors open for dinner at 5 p.m. and at 8:15 p.m. for general admission and VIP tickets. Photo via 20monroelive.com.

Variety Show

The night will feature singing, dancing, comedy and more by “some of Grand Rapids’ finest performers.”

The variety show is on Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Dog Story Theater.

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin is a comedian, bestselling author and staff writer for “Conan.” She has performed standup on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Comedy Central and Showtime.

Her show will be on Dec. 28 at 5:30, 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Dr. Grins.

River City Improv

Their performance is on Dec. 28 at Wealthy Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

An Evening with Deep Greens & Blues

Deep Greens & Blues, which is from the Grand Rapids, will be joined by special guest Loren Johnson for a “Michigan-grown musical experience.”

The concert is on Dec. 27 from 7-11 p.m. at Creston Brewery.

Bonus picks

“Amaze & Amuse”

The Bootstrap Boys


Hannah Rose and the GravesTones

The Moonrays

Talaga Trio

Jes Kramer and Fiona Dickinson

Kevin Schaffer and Shelby Ann-Marie

Grand Rapids Soul Club

Songtellers Stories & Songs

Kelley Keyes Live

A Night of Old R&B and Hip-hop

Jedi Mind Trip

Iron Town

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