There are so many great things happening this weekend all over the state! Even better, there are some you can enjoy in this nicer weather we are having. From high contact sports to craft beer, there’s something for you in our top five things to do.
5. Zehnder’s Snowfest, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, Frankenmuth
It’s one of the top snow sculpting events in America and in addition to having snow and ice carving competitions, there will be a children’s area, fireworks and entertainment. The annual Fireworks Display is at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. For a complete schedule of events, go to zehnders.com. Or get more information on the Zehnders Facebook Page.
4. Blue Man Group, Jan. 29-31, The Whiting, Flint
If you haven’t experienced the Blue Man Group yet, now is your chance! It’s an amazing theatrical stage show and concert all wrapped up into one. You’ll leave wanting to see more! Tickets start at $26. Performances are 8 p.m. Jan. 29; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 30; and 2 p.m. Jan. 30. More information at http://thewhiting.com
3. Art & Craft Beer Festival, Jan. 29-30, Lansing
All tapped out of traditional beer festivals? The annual Art and Craft Beer Festival isn’t any old beer fest. The festival is has indoor art, beer and music in not one, but four locations that you can go back and forth between. All venues are located in the REO Town area of Lansing and within walking distance. The four venues: The Cadillac Room (Inside Riverview Church), Robin Theatre, AA Creative Corridor and REO Town Pub. Each venue will have different art, bands, beer (exclusively from Right Brain Brewery), Michigan wine and Blake’s Hard Cider. Food vendors include Good Truckin’ Diner, Saddleback BBQ, Marks Gourmet Dogs and Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven. More info at http://artandcraftbeerfest.com.
2. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls Doubleheader, Jan. 30, Grand Rapids
Athleticism and spirit don’t come in short supply at a roller derby game and certainly not in the case of Grand Rapids’ own Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. These games are so much fun to watch but be prepared, they are full contact! The double header will happen Saturday, January 30 @ 5:00 pm at Rivertow Sports. Tickets are $15. More info at: http://grandraggidy.com.
1. Michigan International Auto Show, Jan. 28-31, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
Presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association, car enthusiasts will get a chance to see hundreds of new vehicles on display including sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, hybrids and more. Nearly 40 different manufacturers will be on hand, as well as the much-anticipated Million Dollar Motorway (with cars valued between $100,000 and $500,000 each). Also, fans to visit a special exhibit of 1960s-era vehicles from the Gilmore Car Museum, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Tickets: $10 adults, $4 children aged 6 to 14; kids 5 and under are admitted free. The Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m . Jan. 28 and 29. 10 a.m.-10 p.m . Jan. 30 and10 a.m.-6 p.m . Jan. 31. More info: http://GRAutoShow.com
What’s coming up on this weekend’s Behind the Mitten?
John and Amy are heading Kalamazoo to broadcast from Brite Eyes Brewery for breakfast, coffee and beer!They talk to John Liberty of West Michigan Beer Tours, Karen Newman of Discover Kalamazoo and spend some time with Scotty McCreery (American idol alumn) on his tour bus before his show at the State Theatre.
And of course Of course BEER OF THE WEEK!
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