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Exhibitions

Art and Propaganda from Nazi Occupied Holland at the Holland Museum

August 30, 2014 – October 04, 2014
Times:
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue:
Holland Museum
Category:
Exhibitions, Historical,

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

August 30, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Times:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue:
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Phone:
616-957-1580
Category:
Art,
Admission:
Adult 14–64: $12, Senior 65 & older: $9, Students with ID: $9, Children 5–13: $6, Children 3–4: $4, Children 2 & younger: Free

Dream it, Build it: A LEGO Certified Professional Exhibit

August 30, 2014 – August 31, 2014
Venue:
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Category:
Children's Activities, Exhibitions, Downtown,

Just Fort Fun!

August 30, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Times:
Please Check Website for Hours
Venue:
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Phone:
616-235-4726
Category:
Children's Activities, Downtown,
Admission:
$8.00 per person ages 1 and up, $7.00 for seniors, GRCM Members and under 1 are free.

Mathias J. Alten, American Impressionist

August 30, 2014
Times:
Friday, Saturday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue:
George and Barbara Gordon Gallery, Grand Valley State University
Phone:
616-331-2563
Category:
Downtown, Art,
Admission:
Free

Taking the Seas: The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier

August 30, 2014 – June 01, 2015
Times:
Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue:
Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum
Category:
Exhibitions, Downtown,

Events

Dr. Grin's Comedy Lineup

August 30, 2014 – October 04, 2014
Times:
Thursday 9:00 PM, Friday 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM, Saturday 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 10:30 PM (see website for exact)
Venue:
Dr. Grin's Comedy Club
Phone:
616-356-2000
Category:
Theatre/Performing Arts, Nightlife, Downtown,
Admission:
$5.00 to $20.00

El Toro! Running of the Bulls

August 30, 2014
Times:
Saturday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Venue:
HopCat
Category:
Nightlife, Downtown, Beer Events,

EPIC (Entertaining People In Coopersville)

August 30, 2014
Times:
Saturday 7:00 PM to 9:00PM (doors open 6:30 PM)
Venue:
Coopersville Farm Museum
Phone:
616-821-1442
Category:
Music, Nightlife, Neighborhood Event, Poetry/Literature,
Admission:
$3 - performers receive FREE admission

Frank

August 30, 2014 – September 11, 2014
Times:
Please See Website
Venue:
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Phone:
616-454-7000
Category:
Film/Movies, Downtown,
Admission:
$4.00 members — $8.00 non-members

GRAMStudio: Drop-in Family Programming

August 30, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Times:
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue:
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Phone:
616-831-1000
Category:
Children's Activities, Exhibitions, Downtown, Art,
Admission:
GRAM Members- Free, Adults- $8.00 Seniors/College Students - $7.00 Youth (6-17) - $5.00 Children under 6 - Free

Grand Rapids Coffee - Roasting Demonstrations

August 30, 2014
Times:
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue:
Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters
Phone:
616-308-7753
Category:
Food/Wine,
Admission:
No Cost

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

August 30, 2014
Times:
Saturday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Venue:
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Category:
Public Show/Trade Show/Expo,

Green Machine Pedicab rides

August 30, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Times:
Friday & Saturday 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Venue:
Green Machine Pedicabs
Phone:
616-560-1728
Category:
Downtown,
Admission:
Tips only please.
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