West Michigan is in full form this weekend and brimming with events to make your weekly respite one for the books.
Friday, Jan. 11
Opening Night Event – Warm Water: New Works by Charles Edward Williams.Enjoy a cash bar, light refreshments, and a first look at the these powerful re-narrated visual works based on the event that sparked the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. UICA. 5:30-9 pm. Uica.org
The Classical Concert: Viennese Masters. The Grand Rapids Symphony Celebrates its 89th birthday with this special performance of Haydon Symphony No. 89, Mozart Symphony No. 89, and Beethoven Overture to Prometheus. St. Cecilia Music Center. 8 pm. Grsymphony.org
Saturday, Jan. 12
Free Cooking Demo at Amore Trattoria Italiana. Renowned chef Jenna Arcidiacono leads a free, hour long cooking demo on how to make healthy homemade soups from scratch in minutes. Amore Trattoria Italiana. 2-3 pm. Amoretrattoriaitaliana.com
Spirit Dreams Open House. Celebrate one of our community’s most iconic stores, complete special sales and refreshments. Spirit Dreams. 5 pm. Facebook.com/spiritdreamsgr
Sunday, Jan. 13
Intro to Screen Printing. Lions & Rabbits. Learn the basics of screen printing with Solstice HandmadeParticipants will explore composition and color layering using pre-burned screens of flowers, leaves, roots, and abstract shapes. Lions & Rabbits. 3-4:30 pm. Lionsandrabbits.com.