Out & About: October 2019

October events – A few great things to do this month!
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Fiddler on the Roof Broadway tour 2019
Courtesy Joan Marcus

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STAGE & FILM

Oct. 8-13
“Fiddler on the Roof”: Broadway Grand Rapids presents the story of a father and his five daughters, and his attempts to maintain Jewish religious and cultural traditions. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. broadwaygrandrapids.com.

MUSIC
Oct. 31
“Ghostbusters”: GR Symphony’s Symphonic Boom concert includes the live score performed while the classic movie plays on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Oct. 4-6
Pulaski Days: Annual event celebrates GR’s Polish heritage with parade (11 a.m. Sat. on west side of Fulton Street between Seward and Valley avenues) and polka mass (11 a.m. Sun. at John Ball Park, 1300 W. Fulton St.). pulaskidays.org.


Don’t forget to mark your calendar!

Oct. 3 – GVSU Poetry Readings: With guest poets Ellen Bass and Kevin Young. 6 p.m. Eberhard Center, GVSU Pew Campus. Free. gvsu.edu/fallarts.

See Lectures & Workshops

Oct. 8 – The Black Keys: Rock band performs “Let’s Rock” tour; also Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. vanandelarena.com.

See Music

Oct. 10 – Fire & Ice: Grand Rapids Ballet gala with season preview, dinner, music, dancing. 5:30-10 p.m. The High Five GR, 19 La Grave Ave. SE. $175. grballet.com.

See Special Events

Oct. 10-19 – “Gloria”: Actors’ Theatre presents a dark comedy about aspiring journalists at a New York magazine. Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. $28 adults, $24 seniors and students. actorstheatregrandrapids.org.

See Stage & Film

Oct. 19 – Zombie Dash: 5K nighttime run along Grand River dodging “zombies” who try to remove flags worn by runners. 6:45 p.m. Sixth Street Park, 647 Monroe NW. $40-$46. thezombiedash.com.

See Sports

Oct. 25 – Fork Fest: Local First ninth annual fundraiser with food and beverage samples from dozens of restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries and breweries. 6-9 p.m. Romence Gardens, 265 Lakeside Drive NE. $50-$60. localfirst.com.

See Special Events

Oct. 28 – “Water: A Vision in Dance”: GVSU Fall Arts Celebration performance by BODYART, a New Orleans-based dance theatre company. 7:30 p.m. Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. gvsu.edu/fallarts/dance-5.htm.

See Stage & Film


Special Events

Through Oct. 4 – Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park: Grand Rapids Food Truck Association hosts food trucks every Fri. 5-9 p.m. 2001 Monroe Ave. NE. facebook.com/grfoodtrucks.

Through Oct. 7 – Grand Haven ArtWalk: Local art competition displays art in businesses and community buildings for public judging. ghartwalk.com.

Through Oct. 12 – Fall Parade of Homes: Home Builders Association of Greater GR presents tours of new and remodeled homes of varying size, price and construction style. 1-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5-8 p.m. Wed. $12. mygrhome.com.

Through Oct. 27 – Project 1: Crossed Lines: Five artists commissioned by ArtPrize create multifaceted installations, urban interventions and community-oriented projects, exploring the lines that unite and divide a city and what it means to belong. project.artprize.org.

Oct. 2-5 – Submission Deadline for Tulip Time Festival Artwork Competition: Artists can submit artwork for Holland’s annual Tulip Time poster celebrating Dutch heritage. Submission forms, entry guidelines and prospectus available at tuliptime.com/getinvolved/festival-art
work. Tulip Time is May 2-10, 2020.

Oct. 3 – Taps & Trails: Fourth annual fundraiser with campus tour, beer, live music and food; benefits Indian Trails Camp/IKUS Life Enrichment Services. 21+ only. 6-8 p.m. $25-$30. Indian Trails Camp, O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive NW. eventbrite.com.

Oct. 3 – Wine & Wig Gala: West Michigan Woman hosts seventh annual fundraiser with food, wine and auctions; benefits American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Michigan, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Van Andel Institute. 6:30 p.m. The High Five GR, 19 La Grave Ave. SE. $100-$150. westmichiganwoman.com/wineandwig.

Oct. 3 – Wine, Women and Chocolate: Women’s Resource Center benefit includes wine, chocolates, silent auction, raffle. 5-7:30 p.m. Cascade Hills Country Club, 3725 Cascade Road SE. $50-$65. grwrc.org.

Oct. 4 – Fire Truck Parade: Holland celebrates Fire Safety Week with parade, trucks on display and safety demos. 7 p.m. Parade begins at Eighth Street and Columbia Avenue. and travels down Eighth Street to Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St. downtownholland.com.

Oct. 4 – First Friday Gallery Hop: Participating galleries, shops and eateries stay open 6-9 p.m., presented by Avenue for the Arts. South Division Avenue between Fulton and Cherry streets. avenueforthearts.com.

Oct. 4-5 – Zeeland Pumpkinfest: Family-friendly fall activities, including music, food, 5K run, parade, outdoor movie. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Downtown Zeeland on Church and Main streets. zeelandfestivals.com.

Oct. 4-6 – Pulaski Days: Annual event celebrates GR’s Polish heritage with parade (11 a.m. Sat. on west side of Fulton Street between Seward and Valley avenues) and polka mass (11 a.m. Sun. at John Ball Park, 1300 W. Fulton St.). pulaskidays.org.

Oct. 5 – Bark in the Dark: Seventh annual Humane Society of West Michigan 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk, plus dog costume contest, beer tent, food and family-friendly activities.
5 p.m. Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave. NE. $35 adults, $10 kids. barkinthedark.org.

Oct. 5 – Grandville Fall Fest: Scarecrow competition, pumpkin decorating, wagon rides, mechanical bull, chili cook-off, live music, kids activities, arts and crafts. Franklin corridor. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. cityofgrandville.com.

Oct. 5 – Red Flannel Festival: Seventy-ninth annual festival with car show, arts and crafts, BBQ, Queen Scholarship Pageant, bed races, parade. Downtown Cedar Springs. redflannelfestival.org.

Oct. 5 – Walker Pumpkin Bash: Free pumpkin decorating, doughnuts and cider, petting zoo. 1:30-3 p.m. Walker City Hall, 4243 Remembrance Road NW. walker.city.

Oct. 5-6 – Blue Coast Artists Studio Tour: Thirtieth annual tour of eight studios between South Haven and Saugatuck featuring artwork, demonstrations and refreshments. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. bluecoastartists.com.

Oct. 5-6 – West Michigan Cannabis Expo: Seminars and info from industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. wmcannabisexpo.com.

Oct. 5, 12, 19 – Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour: Self-guided tour of historic sites in Muskegon/White Lake with refreshments and prizes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. visitmuskegon.com.

Oct. 10 – Couture for a Cure: Van Andel Institute’s 14th anniversary fundraiser includes fashion show by Leigh’s and preview of designer Victoria Hayes’ fall/winter ’19 collection. 6-11 p.m. 333 Bostwick Ave. NE. $150-$300. vai.org.

Oct. 10 – Fire & Ice: Grand Rapids Ballet gala with season preview, dinner, music, dancing. 5:30-10 p.m. The High Five GR, 19 La Grave Ave. SE. $175. grballet.com.

Oct. 10 – Small Plates, Big Impact: Downtown Market’s fundraiser includes strolling dinner, live music, silent auction and afterparty; benefits Education Foundation. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. $100. downtownmarketgr.com.

Oct. 11 – SCA and AWARE Benefit: Saugatuck Center for the Arts and West Shore Aware present Life is a (Big Gay) Cabaret with Tom Vendafreddo and special guest Kurt Stamm. 6:30 p.m. 400 Culver St., Saugatuck. $75. sc4a.org/aware-sca.

Oct. 11-12 – Holland Fall Fest: Pumpkin carvers in downtown Holland and at farmers market, plus kids activities, hayrides, live music, food. 3-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Free. hollandfallfest.com.

Oct. 12 – Downtown Market Wedding Showcase: Tours of available event spaces plus caterers, photographers, entertainment options and tablescape designs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. $100. downtownmarketgr.com.

Oct. 12 – Eastern & Alger Pop-up Market: Alger Heights hosts monthly market with local artisans and vintage dealers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Ave. and Alger St. SE. facebook.com/easternalgerpopupmarket.

Oct. 12 – Greater Grand Rapids Fall Train Show: Grand River Valley Railroad Club hosts more than 60 vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming. $5 adults, kids 12 and under free. grvrrc.org.

Oct. 12 – Hudsonville Urban HayDay: Fall festival with hayrides, food trucks, bounce houses, critter barn, tractor show, live music, pumpkin races. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gemmen’s Home and Hardware, 3488 Kelly St.; and Terra Square, 3380 Chicago Drive. urbanhayday.com.

Oct. 12 – Lowell Harvest Celebration: Live entertainment, Autumn Marketplace, chili cook-off, Harvest Hustle 5K run/walk. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Lowell and Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson St., Lowell. discoverlowell.org/harvest-celebration.

Oct. 12 – Rock ’n the Runway: Girl Get Your Fight Back presents community fashion show to raise awareness for breast cancer. 6 p.m. 3075 30th SW, Grandville. $32, $61 VIP. rocktherunwaygr.com.

Oct. 12 – White Lake PumpkinFest: Family-friendly, pumpkin-inspired events plus live music, arts and crafts, farmers market, hayrides. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Montague. whitelake.org.

Oct. 17 – Brats and Bonfires: Ada hosts fifth annual family-friendly event with live music, brats, beer. Ada Township Fire Station One, 6990 E. Fulton St., Ada. 6-9 p.m. adamichigan.org/events/brats-and-bonfires.

Oct. 17 – Fall Girls Night Out: Shopping and activities with theme Queens and Unicorns. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Lowell. discoverlowell.org/girls-night-out.

Oct. 18-20, 25-27 – Zoo Goes Boo: John Ball Zoo hosts trick-or-treating, animal demonstrations, kids activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1300 W. Fulton St. $12 adults, $10 seniors and kids 2-12, kids under 2 free. jbzoo.org.

Oct. 19 – Kentwood Fall Festival: Includes trunk or treat for kids, hayrides, bounce houses, face painting. 10 a.m.-noon. Kentwood Public Works Department, 5068 Breton Road SE. kentwood.us/events.

Oct. 19 – Red Shoe Gala: Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan annual gala with reception, dinner, live auction. 6 p.m. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW. $150. rmhwesternmichigan.org/red-shoe-gala.

Oct. 19-20 – Arts and Eats Tour: Self-guided tour of 60 participating artists, farms and restaurants in southwest Michigan. artsandeats.org.

Oct. 24 – Hope on the Hill Gala: Van Andel Institute’s 19th annual fundraising gala, A Night In Wonderland, with Alice-in-Wonderland theme, live music, entertainment, dancing. 6 p.m. 333 Bostwick Ave. NE. $250. vai.org.

Oct. 24-25 – GrrCON: Cyber security summit and hacker conference. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $150 adults, $50 students. grrcon.com.

Oct. 25 – Fork Fest: Local First ninth annual fundraiser with food and beverage samples from dozens of restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries and breweries. 6-9 p.m. Romence Gardens, 265 Lakeside Drive NE. $50-$60. localfirst.com.

Oct. 26 – Holland Trick-or-Treating: Participating downtown businesses welcome costumed kids for trick-or-treating. 10 a.m.-noon. Eighth Street, downtown Holland. holland.org.

Oct. 26 – Saugatuck/Douglas Halloween Festivities: Family and pets costume contest and parade begins 3:30 p.m. at Wick’s Park with family activities after parade. Adult parade begins 10 p.m. on Center Street, Douglas. saugatuckdouglas.com.

Oct. 26 – South Kent Community Expo: More than 60 businesses showcase products and services, plus kids activities, food trucks. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. kentwood.us/parks.

Oct. 31 – Halloween at Ada Fire Station: Candy, doughnuts, fire apparatus displays. 6-9 p.m. 2865 Thornhills Ave. SE, Ada. adamichigan.org.

Oct. 31 – Grand Haven Trick or Treat: Participating downtown stores on Washington Avenue from Harbor Drive to Third Street hand out candy to costumed kids. 4-6 p.m. visit
grandhaven.com.

Oct. 31 – Zeeland Trick or Treat: Businesses along Main Street hand out candy to kids 10 and younger. 3-5 p.m. ci.zeeland.mi.us/338/downtown-trick-or-treat.


Sports

Oct. – Grand Rapids Griffins: Grand Rapids’ American Hockey League team, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Oct. 11 and 23 vs. Milwaukee Admirals. Oct. 25 vs. Manitoba Moose. Oct. 26 vs. Texas Stars. Oct. 30 vs. Iowa Wild. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $19-$40. griffinshockey.com.

Oct. 5 – Franciscan Rhythms Trail Run: 5K and 10K trail run/walk benefits music therapy scholarship fund. Also, kids run. 9 a.m. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell. $5-$35. lifeprocesscenter.org.

Oct. 5 – GRR Runway 5K: Race on and under runway at Gerald R. Ford Airport and 1-mile fun run. 9 a.m. 6450 Air Cargo Drive SE. $18-$42. triviumracing.com/event/runway5k2019.

Oct. 12 – Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk: Eleventh annual breast cancer awareness run/walk benefits Van Andel Institute. 9 a.m. Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave. SE, Caledonia. $17-$25. beebrave.com.

Oct. 12 – Colorburst Bicycle Tour: Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club hosts tour with 17-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile loops; benefits local charities. Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Road, Lowell. $35-$70. rapidwheelmen.com/rides/colorburst.

Oct. 12 – Kentwood Glow in the Park 5K: Fall run supporting Kentwood Parks & Rec’s Youth Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. Pinewood Park, 1999 Wolfboro Drive SE. $25-$40. kentwood.us/events.

Oct. 19 – Run Thru the Rapids/Fitness Expo: 5K/10K run benefits YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Scholarship Fund. 9 a.m. run, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Health and Fitness Expo, 1:30 p.m. kids marathon. David D. Hunting YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW. runthrutherapids.com.

Oct. 19 – Zombie Dash: 5K nighttime run along Grand River dodging “zombies” who try to remove flags worn by runners. 6:45 p.m. Sixth Street Park, 647 Monroe NW. $40-$46. thezombiedash.com.

Oct. 20 – Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon: Certified 26.2-mile course around downtown, plus half-marathon and marathon relay. 8 a.m. David D. Hunting YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW. $125-$310. grandrapidsmarathon.com.

Oct. 26 – 231 River Run: 10K and 4-mile runs. 8:30 a.m. Conner Bayou County Park, 12945 North Cedar Drive, Grand Haven. $35-$45. runsignup.com/race/mi/grandhaven/m231k.

Oct. 26 – Alger Heights Halloween 5K and 10K: Run through neighborhoods; costumes encouraged. Also, kids fun run. 9 a.m. Alger Middle School, 921 Alger St. SE. $25-$45. alger5k.com.

Oct. 26 – Run 4 Your Life: 5K run/walk through downtown Holland to support Holland Free Health Clinic. 9 a.m. HFHC, 99 W. 26th St., Holland. $30. hfhclinic.org.


Stage & Film

Through Oct. 5 – “Anne of Avonlea”: Master Arts Theatre presents a musical about an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to a farm where the owners had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on the farm. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. 75 77th St. SW. $19 adults, $17 seniors and students, $9.50 kids 12 and under. masterarts.org.

Through Oct. 5 – “Breaking Legs”: LowellArts Players present a dinner theater comedy about Italian mobsters financing a playwright’s production. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show. Larkin’s Other Place, 315 W. Main St. $16-$20 show, $13 dinner. lowellartsmi.org.

Through Oct. 6 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: GVSU Shakespeare Festival play. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6. Louis Armstrong Theatre, PAC, GVSU, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $7 students. gvsu.edu/shakes.

Oct. 4-5 – “Mother Goose” (ballet) and “The Naughty Boy” (opera): Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company and GVSU Opera Theatre present a family-friendly pair of performances. 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat. Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW. gvsu.edu.

Oct. 5 – Buster Keaton Film Festival: “One Week” and “The Cameraman.” 8 p.m. Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $8-$10. frauenthal.org.

Oct. 5 – “Butterfly: Hope in the Terezin Ghetto”: Presented by Ballet 5:8. 7 p.m. DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE. $25 adults, $22 seniors and students, $15 kids 12 and younger. ballet58.org.

Oct. 8-12 – Thriller Chiller: Film festival celebrating action, horror, sci-fi and suspense movies. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. filmfreeway.com/thrillerchiller.

Oct. 8-13 – “Fiddler on the Roof”: Broadway Grand Rapids presents the story of a father and his five daughters and his attempts to maintain Jewish religious and cultural traditions. 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. broadwaygrandrapids.com.

Oct. 10-19 – “Gloria”: Actors’ Theatre presents the story of a dark comedy about aspiring journalists at a New York magazine. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. $28 adults, $24 seniors and students. actorstheatregrandrapids.org.

Oct. 12-13 – “Coppelia”: CARE Ballet presents a one-hour performance for kids about an old inventor who creates a life-size doll. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. East Grand Rapids PAC, 2211 Lake Drive SE. $15 adults, $10 students. careballet.org.

Oct. 12-13 – “Peter Pan, Jr.”: The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre presents the classic story of a young boy who never grows up. 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Frauenthal Theatre, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. muskegoncivictheatre.org.

Oct. 15 – “Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure”: Children’s show about a pig and her friends. 6 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $22-$78. devosperformancehall.com.

Oct. 18-20 – “Firebird”: Grand Rapids Ballet presents a collection of dances. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW. $30 and up. grballet.com.

Oct. 18-27 – “Frozen, Jr.”: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts presents the story of two sisters; one with a magic ability to create worlds of ice of snow. 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. 30 N. Division Ave. $15. grct.org.

Oct. 25 – “Peter and the Wolf”: Michigan Ballet Academy and Kent Philharmonic Orchestra present the classic fairytale. 7:30 p.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. $12 adults, $6 seniors and kids under 12. michiganballetacademy.org.

Oct. 28 – “Water: A Vision in Dance”: GVSU Fall Arts Celebration performance by BODYART, a New Orleans-based dance theatre company. 7:30 p.m. Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. gvsu.edu/fallarts/dance-5.htm.


Music

Oct. – LowellArts House Concerts: Concerts every Sat. at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Troll for Trout. Oct. 12, Kari Lynch Band. Oct. 19, Checkers Morton. Oct. 26, An Dro. 223 W. Main St., Lowell. $12. lowellartsmi.org.

Oct. 1 – Adventures in Harmony 2019: Singers from West Michigan high schools perform in concert. 7:30 p.m. DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland East High School, 3333 96th Ave., Zeeland. hollandchorale.org.

Oct. 1 – Shinedown: Rock band performs “Attention Attention” world tour. 6:15 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $27-$72. vanandelarena.com.

Oct. 3-6 – Great Lakes Music Camp: Acoustic music camp includes workshops, lessons, jams; plus a benefit concert for Camp Blodgett 8 p.m. Sat. Camp Blodgett, 10451 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive. $250-$825 camp, $15 concert. greatlakesmusic.org.

Oct. 3, 20 – SCMC Folk Series: St. Cecilia Music Center hosts acoustic folk concerts. Oct. 3, Lee Ann Womack. Oct. 20, Judy Collins. 7:30 p.m. 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $40-$55. scmc-online.org.

Oct. 4-5 – Eric Church: Country music singer performs “Double Down” tour. 8 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $36-$146. vanandelarena.com.

Oct. 4-5 – “Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet”: GR Symphony classical concert with pianist Olga Kern. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

Oct. 4, 18 – The Block Concerts: Oct. 4, Velvet Caravan, gypsy jazz. Oct. 18, Rodney Whitaker, jazz quartet. 7:30 p.m. The Block, 360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $25-$35. theblockwestmichigan.org.

Oct. 5 – Trixy Tang, Momz Attic and Jager: Music concert. 8 p.m. Park Theatre, 248 S. River Ave., Holland. $10-$15. parktheatreholland.org.

Oct. 8 – The Black Keys: Rock band performs “Let’s Rock” tour; also Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $32-$79.50. vanandelarena.com.

Oct. 11 – Coffee Classics Series: GR Symphony presents The Last Century concert of music with free coffee and doughnuts. 10 a.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $16, $5 students. grsymphony.org.

Oct. 11 – “The Last Century”: GR Symphony presents music by Ruggles, Stravinsky, Sejourne and Hindemith. 8 p.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $26 and up, $5 students. grsymphony.org.

Oct. 11 – “The Lettermen”: Concert with songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” 7:30 p.m. Van Singel FAC, 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW, Byron Center. $45 adults, $22 students. vsfac.com.

Oct. 12 – GVSU Guest Artist Piano Recital: With Dr. Margarita Denenburg. 7:30 p.m. Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. Free. gvsu.edu.

Oct. 12, 19 – GRFA Acoustic Saturday Night Concerts: Grand River Folk Arts concerts. Oct. 12, Mark Swanson and Horsefeather Reunion. Oct. 19, Calabogie Road. 7 p.m. Wealthy Theatre Annex, 1110 Wealthy St. SE. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $10 members, $5 kids under 12. sites.google.com/site/grfolkarts.

Oct. 13 – MercyMe: Contemporary Christian music band performs Imagine Nation Tour; also Crowder and Micah Tyler. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $15-$151. vanandelarena.com.

Oct. 13 – Midcentury Modern: Holland Chorale’s fall concert includes music by Britten, Faure, Bernstein and Sondheim. 3 p.m. First Reformed Church, 630 State St., Holland. Free. hollandchorale.org.

Oct. 14 – Ghost: Ultimate Tour Named Death. 7:30 p.m. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. $29.50-$69.50. deltaplex.com.

Oct. 17 – Hope College’s Great Performance Series: Cuarteto Latinoamericano with guitarist Jiji. 7:30 p.m. Jack H. Miller Center, Hope College, 221 Columbia Ave, Holland. $23 adults, $17 seniors, $6 kids 18 and under. hope.edu.

Oct. 17 – Robbie Fulks: Alt-country singer.
7 p.m. Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $15-$20. grcmc.org.

Oct. 17 – SCMC Jazz Series: St. Cecilia Music Center hosts pianist Fred Hersch with Julian Lage. 7:30 p.m. 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $40-$45. scmc-online.org.

Oct. 18-19 – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”: GR Symphony’s Symphonic Boom concert includes the live score performed while the movie plays on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

Oct. 18-19 – Mighty Wurlitzer Concerts: GR Public Museum’s theater organ concert features a Halloween-themed performance by Dale Zieger to the silent film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat. 272 Pearl St. NW. $10 adults, $5 kids, $8/$4 members. grpm.org.

Oct. 19 – Chris Hillman: Rock singer with special guest Herb Pederson. 8 p.m. Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck. $44-$47. sc4a.org.

Oct. 19 – Mat Kearney: Hope College Concert Series. 8 p.m. Dimnent Chapel, 277 College Ave., Holland. $12, $5 students. hope.edu.

Oct. 20 – Anais Mitchell: Folk-pop singer.
8 p.m. Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $20-$25. grcmc.org.

Oct. 21 – Monday Night Jazz Gumbo: Monthly West Michigan Jazz Society concert. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Casino Club, 3260 Salerno Drive NE. $15, $10 members. wmichjazz.org.

Oct. 22 – Kenny G: Pop, R&B and jazz saxophonist. 7:30 p.m. Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St. $40-$70. ticketmaster.com.

Oct. 24 – Danny Gokey: Christian singer performs “The Hope Encounter” tour. 7 p.m. Fair Haven Church, 2900 Baldwin St., Hudsonville. $20-$75. transparentproductions.com.

Oct. 25 – Kent Philharmonic Orchestra Concert: Seasonal music concert with costume contest at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students, kids under 10 free. kentphilgr.org.

Oct. 25 – J.S. Ondara: Hope College Concert Series. 8 p.m. Park Theatre, 248 S. River Ave., Holland. $12, $5 students. hope.edu.

Oct. 25-26 – “Tristan and Isolde”: GR Symphony classical concert with music by Wagner, Stravinsky and Nobre. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

Oct. 25-27 – GRCMB Fall Concert: Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys performs three concerts: 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. at Cathedral of St. Andrew, 301 Sheldon Ave. SE; 3 p.m. Sun. at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2345 Robinson Road SE. Free. grcmb.org.

Oct. 26 – Classics II: Rhapsody: Holland Symphony Orchestra, with pianist and Steinway artist Andrew Le, performs music by Hovhaness, Gershwin, Barber and Grofe. 7:30 p.m. Miller Center, Hope College, 221 Columbia Ave., Holland. $22. hollandsymphony.org.

Oct. 26 – Lazer Lloyd: Singer and guitarist. 8 p.m. Park Theatre, 248 S. River Ave., Holland. $18-$25. parktheatreholland.org.

Oct. 27 – Between the Silos Fall Fest: Wildwood Family Farms presents music by Political Lizard, Ralston Bowles, Mark Lavengood and The Crane Wives. 7:30 p.m. 7970 Snow Ave. SE, Alto. $27-$34. wildwoodfamilyfarms.com/2019-concert-artists.

Oct. 27 – FHACB Fall Concert: Free music concert by Forest Hills Adult Community Band. 2:30 p.m. Eastern High School, 2200 Pettis Ave. NE, Ada. fhacb.org.

Oct. 27 – Grand Rapids Symphonic Band Concert: “Music for a Darkened Theater.” 3 p.m. Grandville High School PAC, 4700 Canal Ave. SW. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, $40 family. grsymphonicband.org.

Oct. 27 – Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: “The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream” tour: Holographic-based live concert of two rock-and-roll musicians. 7:30 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $37-$57. devosperformancehall.com.

Oct. 30 – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: Tribute band performs “50th Anniversary” tour. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $32-$42. devosperformancehall.com.

Oct. 31 – “Ghostbusters”: GR Symphony’s Symphonic Boom concert includes the live score performed while the classic movie plays on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.


Lectures & Events

Oct. – Downtown Market Cooking Classes: Oct. 4, October-feast. Oct. 8, Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Oct. 11, Street Food Series: North America. Oct. 22, Cooking with Craft Beer. Oct. 26, Soup Dumpling Workshop. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. downtownmarketgr.com.

Oct. – FLPC Art Workshops: Oct. 3-5, “Edges and Colors” by Mary Qian and “Still Life Painting” by Kerry Dunn. Oct. 10-12, “Fresh and Expressive Watercolors” by Tom Francesconi. Oct. 16-19, “Interpreting Reality” by Carolyn Anderson. Oct. 21, “Focal Point and Acrylics” by Kathleen Mooney. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell. lifeprocesscenter.org.

Oct. – Grand Rapids Public Libraries: Adults: book clubs, computer/technology instruction. Kids: book clubs, Pajama Time!, story times. grpl.org.

Oct. – Kent District Libraries: Adults: Early Childhood Essentials, Apple Users Group, Enhance Fitness Classes, book sales, book discussions, computer/technology instruction. Kids: book clubs, story times. kdl.org.

Oct. – Summer Swing Dancing: 7-9:30 p.m. every Tue. in downtown Grand Rapids. First 30 minutes is instruction. Oct. 1 and 15, Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center NW. Oct. 8 and 22, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW. grandrapidsoriginalswingsociety.com.

Oct. 3 – GVSU Poetry Readings: With guest poets Ellen Bass and Kevin Young. 6 p.m. Eberhard Center, GVSU Pew Campus. Free. gvsu.edu/fallarts.

Oct. 7 – Passport to Adventure: Calvin University presents travel film series: “Shasta Dam: California’s Empire Builder” by Gray Warriner. 7 p.m. Calvin University Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE. $6 adults, $3 students. calvin.edu/academics/call/travel-film-series.

Oct. 8 – Home School Information Nights: Information and Q&A about home schooling, including curriculum options, classes, socialization. 6-8 p.m. Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming. $15/family. mihsb.org/homeschoolinfonights.

Oct. 9 – GRCC ODEI Lecture: GRCC’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell. 1 p.m. ATC Auditorium, Room 168, 151 Fountain St. NE. Free. grcc.edu.

Oct. 11 – Contra Dance: Grand River Folk Arts Society hosts instruction and dancing. 7 p.m. 701 Fifth St. NW. $10 adults, $8 members, $6 students, $20 family. sites.google.com/site/grfolkarts.

Oct. 12 – GVSU Guest Artist Masterclass: Pianist Dr. Margarita Denenburg. Noon. Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. gvsu.edu.

Oct. 19 – Ford Museum Art Class: “Fabric Mosaic” by Ann Loveless. 1-4 p.m. Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW. $20. fordlibrarymuseum.gov.

Oct. 30 – GRCC STEMulating Diversity Praxis: GRCC’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents Dr. Brian A. Burt. 3 p.m. Science Calkins Center Auditorium, 226 Bostwick Ave. NE. Free. grcc.edu.

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