By: Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
ArtPrize Eight may be coming to an end, but fear not, for there are still plenty of great events happening all around this grand city. This week we have a fine selection that includes concerts, comedy, and a Shakespearean play.
ArtPrize Awards Ceremony and Community Watch Party
Every year ArtPrize brings together artists from all over the world globe to show off their shared passion and compete for $500,000 in prizes. Everyone wants to know who will win, and we have the chance to find out. At 5 p.m. this Friday, the eighth annual ArtPrize Awards Ceremony takes place at Rosa Parks Circle. The free event will include concerts, prizes, and some of the most popular food trucks in the city. Grab the family and come down to see if any of your favorite pieces will win.
SiriusXm presents I Love The 90’s at Van Andel Arena
Saturday, Oct. 8 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Van Andel Arena, and they picked the perfect way to celebrate. Starting at 8 p.m. Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, All 4 One, Rob Base, and Tone Loc will take the stage performing some of their biggest hits. As an added bonus the Van Andel is offering special $20 tickets and 1996 concession prices. The concert is open to all ages, so whether you fondly remember the 90’s or wanted a glimpse into life 20 years ago, the I Love The 90’s tour looks to be all that and a bag of chips.
Tickets are available online, by calling 1-800-745-3000, and at the Van Andel box office.
Comedian Chris Barnes comes to Dr. Grins
This weekend Dr. Grins at the B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave NW, welcomes comedian Chris Barnes. Originally from Wisconsin, Barnes has been performing stand up since 1980, and has since been performing throughout the United States. He has five different shows between Oct. 6 and 8 with ticket prices varying from $5 to $15. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. The show is exclusive for those 21 and older, and requires a two drink minimum.
William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ presented by Aquinas Theatre
Perhaps you’ve heard of the phrase “All the world’s a stage” but never knew right where it came from. Well, now you have the chance to find out as Aquinas Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The play runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8 with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Rd SE. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $6 for students and are available at the door but you may reserve them by calling 616-456-6656