Weekend Rundown: Beer Explorers, Marvel Universe

Weekend Rundown with CJ

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Here are the top five weekend events from GRNow.com!

1.)  BEER EXPLORERS: BEER & DRAGONS

Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., $10 - $20

Join the GRPM, along with New Holland Brewing for a special Beer Explorers ending with Dragon’s Milk! The signature beer of New Holland ties in with the GRPM’s traveling exhibit Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids! Enjoy an interactive overview of the various types of New Holland Brewery beer and how they are each made, and then visit the traveling exhibit for the full dragon experience!

This class will include three beer samples, as well as admission to explore the 1st and 2nd floor of the Museum

2.) MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES

Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Van Andel Arena

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

3.) ANNIE

Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Book by: Thomas Meehan, Music by: Charles Strouse, Lyrics by: Martin Charnin
In the midst of the 1930s, Annie is an orphan who is searching for her family. With no help from the tyrannical orphanage director, Miss Hannigan, Annie is selected to stay with a millionaire, Daddy Warbucks, for the holidays. Will Annie finally have the family she’s dreamed of?

Recommended for ages 6 and up
Ticket prices: $37-18

4.) A VERY MERRY MARKET DAY

Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests can stroll the second floor of the Market and browse handmade items from artisan vendors to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Gift ideas include jewelry, art, home décor, soaps, lotions and locally-made food.

Similar to the monthly summer Made in Michigan Pop-up Marketplace, the Very Merry Market Day is a great opportunity to start the holiday shopping season while supporting local artisans. 

5.) GRAND RAPIDS INTERNATIONAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL 3-DAY PASS

Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.

Savor the finest culinary experience in the Midwest during this annual pre-holiday celebration. Drawing more than 18,000 people-from the novice looking for an introduction to the world of epicurean culture to the connoisseur who appreciates the finest things in life-this is the weekend to gather for an ultimate pre-holiday experience. This event features an Enhanced Elite Wine Collection, The Vineyard, Beer City Station, Cider Row, Hemingway Hall, Restaurant Pairings, The Ultimate RendezBREW, seminars & workshops, and more!

For more information, go to www.grnow.com.

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