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We’ve rounded up our top 5 events this January.
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Joseph Morales Hamilton national tour - (C) Joan Marcus 2018
Photo by Joan Marcus

Fed Galleries @ Kendall College of Art and Design

Through Jan. 25, visit the Fed Galleries for “Selling Sexism.” The exhibition includes objects on loan from Ferris State University’s Museum of Sexist Objects, along with works by contemporary artists who encourage discussion, debate and dialogue about everyday objects that promote sexist attitudes, discriminatory practices and gendered violence. 17 Pearl St. NW, 451-2787, kcad.edu/galleries.

“Hamilton”

Broadway Grand Rapids presents the musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton who was George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. “Hamilton” runs from Jan. 21-Feb. 9. Times vary; see website. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. broadwaygrandrapids.com

Griffins Great Skate Winterfest

Join the Grand Rapids Griffins on Jan. 18-19 for skating, winter sports demonstrations, games and activities, plus 24-hour skating marathon with Griffins players; benefits Griffins Youth Foundation. Winterfest begins noon Sat. Great Skate runs 10 p.m. Sat.-10 p.m. Sun. Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center NW. Free; donations encouraged. griffinshockey.com/greatskate.

Blandford Nature Center

While staying inside this month might seem like the best move, it’s actually the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Blandford Nature Center is offering a series of hikes and special events throughout January: Jan. 2, Owl Moon. Jan. 4, Blacksmith Open Forge and Snowshoe Hike. Jan. 11, Hike with a Naturalist and Winter Fort Building. Jan. 16, Owl Prowl. Jan. 17, GR Story Spinners: Winter Night of Tales. Jan. 18, Winter Sensory Hike & Meditation and Winter in the Cabin. Jan. 23, Owl Moon. Jan. 25, Snowshoe Hike and Kombucha Workshop. 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, 735-6240, blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20. Keynote speaker Yusef A. Salaam, an exonerated member of the Central Park Five, will talk about his experience being convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and the effects of incarceration and disenfranchisement at the communitywide program organized by GRCC, GVSU and Davenport University. 6 p.m. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE. Free. grcc.edu/mlk.

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