Your weekend will be anything but typical if you follow our Weekend Picks. Start the weekend off with a tribute to The Purple One, enjoy a murder mystery story and then fill up on your favorite brews while hanging out in your pajamas.
Hipster Santa is coming to town this weekend. Find out where you can score a picture with him. You can also catch a free screening of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” If you’re a Harry Potter fan, don your dress robes and head to the Yule Ball and enjoy a glass of Butterbeer.
Are you ready to eat? Before your stuff yourself with all of your Thanksgiving favorites, take part in the annual Turkey Trot 5K downtown. Need to dance off those extra calories, head out to the Back to the ’90s Pajama Jam.
Spend an afternoon checking out the “fantastic creatures” of John Ball Zoo or wake up early for an outdoor fitness session followed by coffee in igloos at Outside Coffee Co. You can also help The Mitten celebrate its sixth birthday, hear from area storytellers spinning tales for national Telebration, and check out winter fashions from Burton during a runway show at The BOB.
If the fall air has you thinking about cozying up indoors, don’t! Head out and fill your belly with the season’s most delicious comfort foods. Visit the Downtown Market on Friday, where vendors will be offering samples of their “fall favorites.” Later that night, Local First is bringing together restaurants from across the city for Fork Fest.
Return to a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth this weekend with Jurassic Quest, a traveling dinosaur exhibit roaring into Grand Rapids. If you enjoy live music, you’re going to have a great weekend. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and violinist Damian Escobar will both be in town for performances.
We’re giving you several reasons to get out of bed on Saturday morning as well as one fun reason to stay up late that night!
Festival of the Arts promises enough, art, food and entertainment to pack your whole weekend, but we found a few more fun activities to keep you busy as well.
Head out to Holland this weekend for the final days of Tulip Time or stay in Grand Rapids and get your glow on at Eve’s annual black light festival. You can also do some last minute shopping on Sunday for mom at Vintage Street Market.
Dancing, comedy, food & drinks, this weekend Grand Rapids has something for everyone to enjoy, even those of you who’d rather stay home and read a book on your Saturday night.