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Top Five Things To Do This Weekend (Oct. 16-18)

There are some fun things going on in Michigan this weekend! Already getting excited to be the scariest person (or zombie) at this years Halloween party? Or perhaps you just like to dress up like your favorite super hero. This weekend is a costume lovers dream in Grand Rapids as Comic Con and  Zombie Beer Fest make the top five things to do along with some great family fun as well.


 5. “Jersey Boys,” East Lansing, Kalamazoo and Detroit

Relive all the hits and the memories with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys” this weekend. The show will include some of the group’s major hits like “Sherry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” as well as the story of how these “jersey boys” became the hit makers we know them as.


Oct. 13-18, The Wharton Center in E. Lansing; whartoncenter.com.

Oct. 20-25, Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo; millerauditorium.com.

Nov. 17-Dec. 06, Fischer Theatre in Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com.


 4. Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2015

Calling all Trekkies, wookies and si-fi fans! Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2015 will be back in full force downtown this weekend at DeVos Place. The three day convention will feature comic book artists, character designers, voice actors and si-fi actors including Katrina Law of “Arrow.” A costume contest will also be held. Can’t wait for that!

Hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Three-day passes are $40 for adults and $12 for children ages 5-12. Children younger than 5 get in free. More info at grcomiccon.com.


3. Zoo Goes Boo

John Ball Zoo is hosting six days of “kooky, not spooky” family Halloween fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23-25. With trick or treating at more than 20 booths, mazes to get lost in, music, musicians, animal activities and more it will be like Halloween come early for your little ones. Admission is $8, $3 for members, free for children 2 and younger. More info at jbzoo.org or 616-336-3309.


 2. Ballpark Ale Fest at Fifth Third Ballpark, Oct. 17, Comstock Park

There is yet another great even coming to Fifth Third Ball Park. Ballpark Ale Fest will kick off its first year with more than 100 beers and ciders to choose from this Saturday, while our biggest Michigan rivalry game plays on the Jumbotron. What more can you ask for? Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes a commemorative glass and 15 drink tickets. The Crane Wives will be the headline entertainment. More details at ballparkalefest.com


1.  Zombie Beer Fest, Calder Plaza, Oct. 17, downtown Grand Rapids

Beer City Festivals is presenting the second annual Zombie Beer Fest on Calder Place from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. but those truly dedicated and decked out in full zombie regalia (Walking Dead style) will be allowed entrance at 3 p.m. and will be entitled to some special beers! Zombie Beer Fest will feature some of Southwest Michigan’s best craft brews, ciders and spirits. And for the most terrifying of attendees there will be a Zombie Costume Contest. Tickets are $39 and includes 15 drink tickets. More information at http://beercityfestivals.com/



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by Hannah Olson


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