This weekend features two days of outdoor jazz concerts downtown. And much more.
(Saturday and Sunday)
Ten “diverse” live jazz bands will perform over two days at this free “family-friendly” festival.
KROC Block Party
This outdoor event is “free for everyone” and will feature a giant slip and slide, games and food available for purchase.
The block party is Aug. 16 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids KROC Center.
The Detroit band Mega 80’s offers a “mix of accurately replicated sounds of the ’80s era,” an “expansive playlist” and “retro style.”
The concert is Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. at The Intersection.
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
This play is an “intimate and comedic exploration of a woman wanting to no longer hate her dead mother,” the production says. “The night of her mother’s funeral, as the family all gathers, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted.”
The shows are Aug. 15-18 at 8 p.m. at Spectrum Theater.
This 15-mile bike “cruise” starts at Brewery Vivant and “slow rolls through the city” up to Rockford Brewing Company.
The hour-long bike ride is Aug. 18, with riders gathering at 11 a.m. at Brewery Vivant.