What's Happening: 03/15/13

7:52 AM, Mar 16, 2013   |    comments
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(WZZM)- Spring is the in air and it's the perfect weekend to get out and have some fun, despite the chilly temperatures!

Start off at Art in Bloom at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, only here for one weekend!

The exhibit is in its fourth year here in Grand Rapids, and offers an interesting way of looking at art, inspired by art.

19 floral designers have been paired with 19 pieces of art at the GRAM. Each of those pieces have served as the sources of inspiration behind each designer's arrangement.

You can also get tips from the pros and hands-on instruction for your next floral arrangement.

This is the perfect way to kick off into spring a little early.

Tickets are $8. For more information please visit the GRAM website.

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Start on your summer prep by heading to the 7th Annual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show at DeVos Place. This show is geared entirely to those of you looking to buy, rent, and live on the Lakeshore.

Get expert advice on building and designing your lakefront cottage; pick up some stylish furnishings, and even play in the sand! You can do all of that and more this weekend, starting on Friday at 3 p.m. The show runs through Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children.

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And let's talk St. Patrick's Day on the Lakeshore!

Saugatuck and Douglas are teaming up (and changing names) for an O'Saugatuck - McDouglas St. Patricks Day weekend full of fun.

Start off Friday night at Coral Gables Comedy Club. There you will be able to see a special show featuring Chili Challis, a former writer for the Jay Leno Show. That starts at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the popular pet-inspired parade is back, starting at 2 p.m. Humans are invited! Line-up starts at 1:30 at the Culver Street parking lot across from the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Make sure to dress up Fluffy and Muffy because prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed pets. 

Directly following that get in on the pub crawl!  That runs from 2 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday. The crawl takes you to numerous stops and transportation is provided through 9:30 p.m. Area bars will be offering St. Patrick's Day-inspired drinks. The crawl costs $25.

For more information please visit the Saugatuck Douglas visitor's website.

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And who could forget Irish on Ionia? It's Michigan's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. Organizers expect 14-thousand visitors.

This is the third year McFaddens has hosted the event.

There will be green eggs and ham, green beer, live music, and tons of fun activities.

Tickets are $15 at the gates.

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