CJ Devries from GRNow.com shares her top five weekend events.

ABSTRACT FUSION - Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

ABSTRACT Fusion is a unique art experience! Four local Artists will be painting LIVE to the soundtrack of a DJ. This event will enhance the way you view and purchase art! All art from the event will be raffled off immediately after the event! To top it off, a portion of the raffle proceeds will go to Artists Creating Together! (ACT) ACT empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the Arts! You don’t want to miss this fresh concept Grand Rapids!

Event Details:

  • March 8, 2018
  • 7p.m. – 10p.m.
  • Rezervoir Lounge
  • $5 Cover (No presale, cash preferred)
  • $1/Raffle Ticket (Purchase at Event, cash preferred)
  • Art Raffle at 10:15 p.m.

LAUGHFEST FUNDERWEAR RUN - Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


This unique race invites participants to wear their finest (and funniest!) underwear over their running clothes in support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids! So forget black tie, there is a NEW dress code in town for fundraising events-underwear! Help us bring laughter and awareness of emotional health to the streets of Grand Rapids. Hey, when else can you run (or walk!) around in your underwear and NOT have it end with a ride in the back seat of a fancy car with flashing lights?


To learn more or to register click here: https://www.laughfestgr.org/event/funderwear/

MONSTER JAM TRIPLE THREAT SERIES - Sunday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series™ brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!

Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles --- Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. These athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit. The point leader will receive an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion.

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Grand Rapids fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes vying to be the Grand Rapids champion are:

  • Grave Digger: Tyler Menninga
  • Max-D: Colton Eichelberger
  • El Toro Loco: Kayla Blood
  • Megalodon: Buddy Tompkins
  • Zombie: Bari Musawwir
  • Scooby-Doo: Myranda Cozad
  • Soldier Fortune Black Ops: Tony Ochs
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler: Jack Brown

Line-up subject to change.

Tickets start at $15. Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® convention center box offices, charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000 or on line at Ticketmaster.com

**Ticket prices are subject to change**

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY AT WOODLAND MALL - Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us in welcoming the Mad Hatter and the Easter Bunny!

Join us for a children’s Alice in Wonderland themed tea party! Meet Alice and the Mad Hatter; enjoy a sing-a-long to your favorite Easter songs and more!

What’s happening:

  • Visit with the Easter Bunny
  • Dance with our Mad Hatter DJ
  • Color your Own Puzzle
  • Take Home Tea Cups
  • Decorate a Fudge Easter Egg, Presented by Cosmic Candy Company

*PREIT Perks members get access to tea party face-painting

SKATE DATE 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Daddy Daughter Time is returning to one of the longest-standing party venues in West Michigan. The Kentwood Fun Spot! The Daddy Daughter Skate Date is a private party. Tickets include admission, roller skate rental, hot dog, chips, and drink. Plus, each daughter will receive a take home gift!

Members get access to each month’s event for FREE.

Memberships start at around $8 a month which includes both Dad and daughter. Want to become a member? Visit http://www.ddtime.org to join!

All those attending agree to adhere by the Daddy Daughter Time Code of Conduct.

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