Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: (Weekends)
Did you know West Michigan has a luge track that is open to the public? Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is a wonderland for winter sports enthusiasts, and through March 8, the complex offers Learn to Luge Weekends. The classes are available to anyone age 8 and up. The sessions last for 2½ hours and will give you a thrill as you race through the wood-lined track at speeds up to 30 mph. Fri.-Sun. $49-$55. 462 Scenic Drive, Muskegon. msports.org.
The Lumineers: (Feb. 11)
Folk-rock band The Lumineers stop their tour bus in Grand Rapids this month for a concert sure to draw a few tears. The band is touring in support of its latest album “III,” which tells the story of drug and alcohol addiction in three acts following multiple family members and showing how addiction is cyclical and far-reaching. The album was released in September. 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $36 and up. vanandelarena.com.
Grand Rapids Ballet: (Feb.14-16)
Experience “Eternal Desire” with the GR Ballet. Performances from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Wild Sweet Love” and two world premieres by artistic director James Sofranko. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW. $30 and up. grballet.com.
Winter Beer Festival: (Feb. 22)
Bundle up for the 15th annual Winter Beer Festival. This annual outdoor event celebrates Michigan’s craft beer industry with more than 150 participating breweries and 1,000 beers. Attendees receive 15 tasting tokens with their ticket, which they can exchange for 3-ounce samples (note that some specialty beers will require 2 or more tokens per 3-ounce sample). The festival includes local music performances, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations and food is available for purchase. There also are warming firepits.
1-6 p.m. Feb. 22, Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Drive NE, Comstock Park. mibeer.com/winter-festival.
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