Our top Weekend Picks

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This weekend features days of face-to-face gaming — and much more.

GrandCon Gaming Convention
(Friday-Sunday)

GrandCon is a “family-friendly” board gaming convention with exhibitors, artists, cosplay, seminars and tournaments. You can “play hobby games all weekend.”

The convention is Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at DeVos Place downtown. Photo via wikimedia.org.

24 Hour Theater
(Saturday)

“Five one-act plays written, directed and performed in a 24-hour period.”

The performances are Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. at Dog Story Theater downtown.

Disco Party in the Trees
(Sunday)

The night will feature music from the ’70s to today, as well as a disco ball, glow tunnel, “laser lights galore” and a pet rock station.

The party is Sept. 1 from 6-11 p.m. at TreeRunner.

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra Live
(Sunday)

Sit with West Michigan’s “premier big band jazz ensemble.”

The performance is Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Founders’ Grand Rapids taproom.

Free Pinball Day
(Sunday)

Play a long list of pinball machines ranging from “The Addams Family” to “The Walking Dead.”

The pinball-ing is Sept. 1 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Pyramid Scheme.

Bonus picks

Food Truck Fridays

Grand Rapids Zine Fest

“Jay Myself”

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl

Skyline Sunday Funday

Project 90 Live

Megan Dooley Live

National Dahlia Show

Rise + Squibb: End of Summer Bash

Bridge St. Market: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Tanger Outlets: Labor Day Weekend Sale and End of Summer Block Party

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