LaughFest Community Kickoff and Mannequin Challenge

LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - This year’s Community Kickoff takes place at Rosa Parks Circle on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

The community is invited to don their yellow or LaughFest gear and join in the celebration as LaughFest creates West Michigan’s biggest mannequin challenge.

At 6 p.m., a group photo will be taken, followed by the filming of the mannequin challenge. LaughFest Central will be open during the event, and food trucks will be on site.

Here's a look at some of the upcoming events:

Weekend events

Friday, March 10

  • Laughter Yoga -- 10 a.m. at Gilda’s club Grand Rapids, FREE (Ages 13 and above)
  • What’s Funny About That? -- 5:30 p.m. at Gilda’s club Grand Rapids, FREE (Family Friendly)
  • Keith Alberstadt -- 7 p.m. at Grand Volute, $22.50 (Clean Adult Content)
  • Pop Scholars -- 8 p.m. at Wealthy Theatre, $10 (Clean Adult Content)

Saturday, March 11

  • Laughter Yoga -- 10 a.m. at Gilda’s club Grand Rapids, FREE (Ages 13 and above)
  • Family Improv -- 10 a.m. at Dog Story Theater, FREE (Family Friendly)

  • Super Saturday Kids Zone -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, $7 (Family Friendly)
  • Holland Kids Joke Time -- 11 a.m. at Herrick District Library, FREE(Family Friendly)
  • Lowell Kids Joke Time -- 1 p.m. at Kent County Library – Englehardt Branch, FREE (Family Friendly)
  • Prince, MARS, FELT -- 7 p.m. at Dog Story Theater, FREE (Rated R)
  • River City Improv -- 7:33 p.m. at Ladies Literary Club, $12.50 (Clean Adult Content)
  • Sinbad -- 8 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, $32.50-$39.50 (Clean Adult Content)
  • Joel McHale -- 8 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall, $45-$65 (Rated R)

Sunday, March 12

  • FUNderwear Run – 8:30 a.m. at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, $35 (Family Friendly)
  • People and Pets – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, FREE (Family Friendly)
  • Laughter Yoga – 3 p.m. at Gilda’s club Grand Rapids, FREE (Ages 13 and above)

Visit http://www.laughfestgr.org or call 616-735-HAHA (4242) to learn more about Gilda’s LaughFest.

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