Another great weekend in Grand Rapids, and there's plenty to do in and around the city over the next few days! Here's a sampling of activities and events to keep you entertained:

  • Pinkalicious at the GR Civic Theatre. Enjoy a night of family fun at this children's musical based on the book by Elizabath and Victoria Kann, about a little girl who runs into trouble when she wishes everything in her life could be pink. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 2:00 PM Matinee Cost: $8-$12 (student); $10-$14 (adult)
  • Hansel and Gretel at the GR Junior Ballet. Another option for family fun is the Grand Rapids Ballets Junior Company's presentation of this German fairy tale about a brother, a sister, and that mean ol' witch. Friday, 7:30PM. Saturday, 2:00 PM Matinee. Cost: $8 - $12
  • Culinary Night Out-Spring Steakhouse at Uptown Kitchen, via the GR Cooking School. Learn new recipes and enjoy a delicious evening with a menu that includes spring pea risotto and grass-fed hanger steak. 6:00PM 9:00PM Friday, April 20 Cost: $65
  • Open Mic Night at Quinn and Tuites Ready to let loose for the weekend? Bring your best vocals for a night of singing and fun at this Irish Pub. Friday, April 20: 9:00PM opening performers and sign-up; 10:00PM 12:00PM open mic
  • Founder's 11th Annual Black Party Celebrate dark beers at this all-day festival including live music, food, and plenty of stout, porter, and other black brews. Saturday, April 21, 11 AM - 2 AM. 21 and older event. Cost: $10 admission, $8 for Mug Club 2012 members. You'll get a commemorative mug and your first fill free with entry.