From festivals to performing arts, this weekend in Grand Rapids is off the charts. You can also help make the community a little greener by joining the Plaster Creek Stewards on Thursday for a replanting project.
Grand Rapids should be thawing out this weekend after last weekend’s ice storm, so it’s the perfect time to unfold yourself from the couch and change out of your sweats. The Beatle’s Tribute Band will be in town playing tunes from 1964 at DeVos Performance Hall, while Akeelah & the Bee opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Full of suspense and romance and set to a variety of beloved Whitney Houston tunes, “The Bodyguard: The Musical” has brought the 1992 film to life on stage since 2012, and Broadway Grand Rapids is delighted to bring the show to DeVos Performance Hall.
Get in the holiday spirit or take flight with dragons this weekend in GR. You can also join the celebration of a 10-year-old favorite, attend a performance by contestants from one of the most popular reality TV shows and in classic Beer City fashion, learn about how some of the city’s favorite brews got their distinct flavors. This weekend is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss.
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is definitely not dead.
Her musical bio “Wicked,” which just opened a sold-out three-week run at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, is every bit as enchanting and exciting as when I first saw it 13 years ago on Broadway.