1/ 20 Monroe Live: 2,500-seat venue hosts live music, entertainment and special events. On Aug. 9, Michigan rock band I Prevail performs “The Trauma Tour.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $33 and up. 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, (844) 678-5483, 20monroelive.com.
2/ Rumors Nightclub: The gay bar and dance club hosts Sunday night drag shows at 10:15 p.m. with house divas and rotating performers. On Aug. 11, the Drag Queen of the Year Competition begins at 10:15 p.m. 69 S. Division Ave., 454-8720, rumorsnightclub.net.
3/ The Comedy Project GR: The new comedy theater group in the West Side’s business district has weekly improv, sketch comedy and variety shows. The company also has a training center for improv, comedy writing and comedy acting, and hosts private events. 540 Leonard St. NW, Suite B, 369-7469, thecomedyproject.com.
Back Forty Saloon: Line dancing and live country bands Fri. and Sat., DJs Thu. 48 W. Fulton St., 742-4040, thebackfortysaloon.com.
Billy’s Lounge: Eastown bar and music venue hosts live music with emphasis on blues. 1437 Wealthy St. SE, 459-5757, billyslounge.com.
The B.O.B.: The Big Old Building houses multiple entertainment options: live music Fri. and Sat. at Bobarino’s; DJs and dance floor at Eve on Fri. and Sat.; live music at House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.); and stand-up comedy at Dr. Grins. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.com.
Dr. Grins Comedy Club: Nationally acclaimed comedians perform Thu.-Sat. Aug. 1-3, Brad Wenzel. Aug. 8-10, Andy Woodhull. Aug. 15-17, Shane Torres. Aug. 22-24, Rachel Feinstein. Aug. 29-31, Matt Holt. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Tickets are $5-$15. The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, the
Flanagan’s: Irish pub with live music from local bands on Fri. and Sat.; also live Irish music on Thu. and Sun. 139 Pearl St. NW, 980-0705, flanagansgr.com.
Founders Brewing Co.: Large taproom features live music Thu. and Sat., plus Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra on the first Sunday of each month. 235 Grandville Ave. SW, 776-2182, foundersbrewing.com.
Grand Rapids Brewing Co.: Restaurant/taproom with live music Fri.-Sun. 1 Ionia Ave. SW, 458-7000, grbrewingcompany.com.
Grand Woods Lounge: Restaurant/bar with dance floor hosts DJs and live music Fri. and Sat. 77 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-4300, grandwoodslounge.com.
The Intersection: Four-bar concert venue hosts nationally known bands. 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-8232, sectionlive.com.
J. Gardella’s Tavern: Dance club Fri. and Sat. nights on third floor with DJs. 11 Ionia Ave. NW, 459-8824, jgardellastavern.com.
Mixology: Lobby lounge overlooking downtown GR and Grand River has live music Fri. and Sat. nights and live jazz brunch on Sun. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW, 242-1500, ilovethejw.com/dining/mixology.
Mojo’s: DJs and dance floor on second level Wed., Fri. and Sat., with dueling pianos show on main floor Wed.-Sat. nights. 180 Monroe Ave. NW, 776-9000, mojospianobar.com.
Mulligan’s Pub: Bar and music venue in Eastown. 1518 Wealthy St. SE, 451-0775, facebook.com/mulliganspubgr.
One Trick Pony: Grill and taproom hosts live music 8-11 p.m. Thu. and Sat. Reservations accepted. 136 E. Fulton St., 235-7669, onetrick.biz.
Pop Scholars: Four-person comedy team performs monthly improv show Sept.-May. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, popscholars.com.
The Pyramid Scheme: Heartside pub and live music venue. 68 Commerce Ave. SW, pyramidschemebar.com.
River City Improv: Comedy improv team performs monthly Sept.-May. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. rivercityimprov.com.
River Rock at The Grand River Hotel: Live music Fri. and Sat. and jazz brunch Sun. 270 Ann St. NW, 363-9001, thegrandriverhotel.com.
Rocky’s Bar & Grill: Dancing every Fri., featuring DJs and live acts. 633 Ottawa Ave. NW, 356-2346, facebook.com/rockysbarandgrill.
Stella’s Lounge: Drink features and live DJs every Fri. and Sat. 53 Commerce Ave. SW, 742-4444, stellasgr.com.
Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill: Live music acts and DJs, plus Comedy Tuesdays. 760 Butterworth St. SW, 272-3910, Facebook.