November Events 2018


Comedy Outlet Monday’s. Experimental comedy hub in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Dog Story Theater. All ages, $6 tickets. 7-8 pm. Dogstorytheather.com

Studio Night at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Artists, writers, musicians and creators are invited to the brewery’s back room to work on their own projects among accessible collaboration from fellow creatives. 25% discount for all who participate. Grand Rapids Brewing Company. 6-11 pm. Grbrewingcompany.com


Team Trivia at the Curragh. Curragh Irish Pub. 9 pm.

Taco Tuesday. CitySen Lounge at City Flats Hotel. 4 pm.

Thrift Store Trivia. Holland Brewing Company. 7 pm.

Open Mic Night. The Holland Park. 7:30 pm. Downtownholland.com


Cooking Class. Fustini’s of Holland. 12:00 pm. Downtownholland.com


Open Mic Night at 8th Street Grille. Join 8th Street Grille for Open Mic night every Thursday. It kicks off with soft acoustic music at 7:00pm with Mark Swanson, and then open the mic to you! Come down for a drink, some apps, and some great music. Bring your instrument to sign up and play, or just bring yourself to listen. 8thstreetgrille.com

Nov 1 & 15

Wall Tapestry Weaving. Light Gallery GR. 6-9 pm. Lightgallerygr.com

Nov 1-31

Grand Rapids Public Museum Membership Exchange. This month, the UICA and the Grand Rapids Public Museum Members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month. Starting November 1, enjoy a number of benefits at either museum just for being a member. Uica.org

Nov 2-3

GR Symphony Presents Bernstein’s 100th. Devos Performance Hall.
8 pm. Grsymphony.org

Nov. 3

Grand Rapids Drive. Delta Plex Arena.


Nov 3 & 4

Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo. Deltaplex. 10-7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Nov 6-Dec 23

Holiday Artists Market. The annual LowellARts Holiday Artists Market features artwork by over 50 area artists. Lowell, MI. Tues-Sat 10-6 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm. Lowellartsmi.org

Nov 7-18

Cocktail Events. Join the fun as Michigan’s creative beverage capital celebrates the art of the craft cocktail. Sample the handiwork of the area’s leading bartenders. Savor the unique flavors of made-in-Grand Rapids artisanal spirits. And share your enthusiasm for cocktail culture with fellow aficionados. Various times and locations. Experiencegr.com

Nov 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18.

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Presents As You Like It. All ages, $8-$14 tickets. Dog Story Theater. Nov 9, 10, 16 & 17, 8 pm; Nov 11 & 18, 3 pm.

Nov 9 – Jan 6

Modern Holidays Artisan Market. This invitational holiday market offers home decor, fine jewelry, eclectic gifts, original artwork, holiday items, personal accessories and more. Free and open to the public at Design Quest. 10 am-8 pm Mon, Thu, Fri; 10 am-6 pm Tue, Wed, Sat; 1-5 pm Sun. Designquest.biz

Nov 9-11

GR Symphony Presents Sinatra and Beyond. Devos Performance Hall.

Friday & Saturday 8 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Grsymphony.org

Nov 15-17

Forest Hills Northern Presents “Newsies”. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Shows nightly at 7 pm. Fhfineartscenter.com

Nov 16-17

Mozart Mass in C Minor. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm.

Nov 16-18, 21-25, 28-30

The Little Mermaid. The Civic Theater. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday at 2 pm. Grct.org

Nov 17-Dec 8

Holiday Kerstmarkt. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations. 8th Street Marketplace.

Nov 20-Jan 6

Holiday Traditions Around the World. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. Meijergardens.org

Nov 21-Jan 5

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. Vanandelarena.com

Nov 30-Dec 29

Coalesce. Join us in mingling with our artists and viewing their work. Grand Rapids Gallery, Exhibition.5 pm. Lafontsee.us

Nov 30-Dec 2

Broadway Grand Rapids presents Jersey Boys. Devos Performance Hall. Friday Nov 20, 8 pm; Sat Dec 1, 2 & 8 pm; Sun Dec 2, 1 & 6:30 pm. Broadwaygrandrapids.com

Nov 1

Drake Night: Scorprion Seasn (A Tribute To Drake). Ages 18+.20 Monroe Live. 8 pm. 20monroelive.com

Brian Kilmeade: Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans. Gerald R. Ford Museum. 7 pm. Fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Capturing the Winning Moment Tour. $15 per adult; $10 per member.GRAM. 6-8 pm. Artmuseumgr.or

Music in the Stacks: PINK SKY. Main Grand Rapids Library. 7-8:30 pm. Grpl.org

Spectacular Jazz: Kenny Barron Quintet. St. Celcelia Music Center. 7:30 pm. Scmc-online.org

Nov 2

Gov’t Mule. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Creativity Uncorked: All Mixed Up – Exploring Collage & Photographic Transfer. GRAM.

6:45-9 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

First Friday Studio Night: Clay Carving Inspired by Jason Quigno. UICA. 6-9 pm. Uica.org

First Friday Docent-Led Tour. Every First Friday of the month the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination.
6-8 pm. Uica.org

Nov 3

Handworks: A show of craft and art.Betsy Ratzsch hosts this annual juried show of 20 artists. The Forest Hills Presbyterian Church 7495 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids. 9-4 pm. HandworksAda.com

Good Charlotte with Sleeping with Sirens, Knuckle Puck, The Dose. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 6 pm. 20monroelive.com

Holland Farmers Market. Eighth Street Marketplace Downtown Holland. 8 pm. Hollandfarmersmarket.com

2018 Holiday Gift Show. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. All ages welcome.
9-5 pm. Meijergardens.org

New Member Tour: GRAM’s Collection – Portraits. GRAM. 1-2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Nov 4

Seether: Poison The Parish World Tour presented by WGRD. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm. 20monroelive.com

RBRM: Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike. Devos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Curator’s Lecture. Join Dr. Lisa VanArragon as she presents on many artists in the exhibition. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. 2 pm. Meijergardens.org

Adult Workshop: Introduction to Cyanotype. GRAM. 12:30-3:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Nov 6

Adam Devine: Weird Life Tour 2018. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Film Screening: Art 21 Episode 9: San Fran Bay – Film screening and discussion. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. 7 pm. Meijergardens.org

Nov 7

The FUN Show with Cat & Nat. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 6 pm. 20monroelive.com

ACG Young Professionals Tour Event. Where: TBD. 5:30-7:30 pm.

Disney Junior Dance Party. Devos Performance Hall. 6 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Gateway to Music Luncheon. Eberhard Center. 12 pm. Grsymphony.org

Watercolor Brush Lettering. Light Gallery GR. 6-8 pm.

Monthly Speaker Series Luncheon. Location: TBD. 12 pm. Meetup.com/Ladies-on-the-Lakeshore

Small Sharks in the Big Lake. 9th Annual Giving Back Event. Non-Profits Swim with Corporate Sharks Sponsors: Comerica, Herman Miller, Richard M. & Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation GVSU. Rockford Construction, Grand Rapids, MI. 5:30-7:30 pm.

Nov 8

Business Matters Series. Grand Rapids Chamber. 7:30-9 am. Grandrapids.org

Legacy Awards Gala. Join us for the 10th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Grpm.org

Nov 9

Zamora Entertainment: El Fantasma. Tickets $45-$55. Delta Plex.
9 pm. Deltaplex.com

Comfort Food Friday. A day celebrating the home-cooked, the hand-made, and the hearty! All ages welcome. Downtown Market. 10-8 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Van Andel Arena. 7 pm. Vanandelarena.com

Nov 10

Thievery Corporation with Julian Marley. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 7:30 pm. 20monroelive.com

GR Bride Fall Bridal Show. Delta Plex. 12 pm. Deltaplex.com

Story Time Tour: Game Time. GRAM. 1-2:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Nov 12

Dance Theatre of Harlem. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Nov 13

Membership Magnified. Begin, continue or further your involvement with the Chamber by networking with other members through facilitated dialogue and open networking opportunities. Grand Rapids Chamber. 3:30-5 pm. Grandrapids.com

Building Integrity, Building Ford: A Documentary. Gerald R. Ford Museum. 7 pm.

Meet Up: Monthly Meeting. Schuler Books & Music: 2660 28th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI. $10 tickets. 9 am. Meetup.com/Womennetworking

Nov 14

ACG November Breakfast: Trade Policy Update. Kent Country Club. 7:30-9 am. Acg.org/wmich

Discovery Club: Superheroes at the Museum. GRAM. 10:30-11:30 am. Artmuseumgr.org

Modern Calligraphy + Sign. Light Gallery GR. 6-8 pm. Lightgallerygr.com

Nov 15

Elaine Weiss: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Flight to Win the Vote. Gerald R. Ford Museum. 7 pm. Fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Yoga at GRAM. 5:45-6:45 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Date Night Tour: GRAM’s Collection – Abstract Art. GRAM.
6-7:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

GRAM Educator Night – Who Shot Sports. GRAM. 5-9 pm.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Trout Quintet. St.
Celcelia Music Center.
7:30 pm. Scmc-online.org

National Philanthropy Day 2018. JW Marriott. 11:00- 2:00 pm. Afpwm.org/get-involved/npd

Nov 16

Amanda Miguel & Diego Verdaguer: Siempre Juntos US Tour. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

VENTURE Launch. ick start your entrepreneurial journey at VENTURE Launch, a program by the Grand Rapids Chamber and SCORE. Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. 9-12 pm. Grandrapids.org

Nov 17

Elvis Costello & The Imposters. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

GR Symphony Presents The Snowman. Devos Performance Hall.
3 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Holiday Open House. Each November, the merchants of Downtown Holland host the annual Holiday Open House! During the Holiday Open House, you’re invited to stroll the decorated and brightly lit streets filled with holiday carolers, shop for gifts while enjoying complimentary refreshments and even sample roasted chestnuts. Corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue.  5-8 pm. Cityofholland.com

A Very Merry Market Day. Shop for holiday gifts at our artisan market and more food and fun. All ages welcome. Downtown Market. 10-5 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

The Snow Man. DeVos Performance Hall. 3 pm. Grsymphony.org

Nov 18

Danity Kane DK3 featuring Dawn & Dumblonde. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm. 20monroelive.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Devos Performance Hall. 7 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Nov 19

Small Business Series: Design Thinking for Small Businesses & Nonprofits. During this 90-minute session, you will learn and experience the five core phases of Design Thinking that are integrated together through continual feedback. Grand Rapids Chamber. 1-3 pm. Grandrapids.org

Member Holiday party with Tree Lighting Ceremony. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. 6 pm. MeijerGardens.org

Nov 20

Generation Axe featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt & Tosin Abasi. All ages. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm.

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Nov 23

Battery: Tribute to Metallica. Ages 18+. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Nephew Tommy. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Nov 24

A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Nov 26

Harry Connick Jr. Devos  Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

97.9 WGRD Presents Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch. Van Andel Arena. 6 pm. Vanandelarena.com

Nov 27

Parade of Lights. During the annual Parade of Lights, Santa will arrive in Downtown Holland escorted by reideer, bands, floats, trucks, family and friends. Downtown Holland.
6:30 pm. Downtownholland.com

Nov 29

GR Symphony Presents Home Alone in Concert. Devos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Who Shot Sports: Ping Pong Party. GRAM. 6-8:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Home Alone in Concert. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Grsymphony.org

Acoustic Cafe: The Lone Bellow. St. Celcelia Music Center. 7:30 pm.

Nov 30

Steel Panther: Sunset Strip Live with Wilson. All ages. 20 Monroe Live.
7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Leadership for Future Growth: Talent Summit. Intended for talent development. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. 7:30-11:30 am. Grandrapids.org



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