By: Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
October has ended and as people put away Jack O’ Lanterns and scarecrows, we get ready to see inflatable Christmas trees, giant plastic nativity scenes, mounds of snow, and all the other things the holiday season brings us. But before all of that begins, let’s just enjoy this break before the chaos of shopping mall sales and visiting relatives with these fun events…
“E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” with Live Score by the Grand Rapids Symphony
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, November 4 with additional performances Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon the Grand Rapids Symphony brings the classic film “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” to life. The Pops Orchestra will be playing John William’s award winning score as the film plays on a large HD screen. Each concert will take place at the DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW. Tickets begin at $18 but there are also student tickets for $5. They can be purchased online, in person at the box office, or by calling (616) 454-9451×4
BaCon: A Bacon and Beer Celebration at the Deltaplex
This year marks the 4th annual BaCon, a West Michigan festival celebrating Bacon and Beer. It begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and goes until 8 p.m. that evening. With your ticket you get sample tickets where you can try some of the tastiest bacon inspired creations in the state. General admission costs $20 and you get 10 sample tickets, but for the bacon expert there is something a little more flavorful. The “Bacon Master” VIP pass gets 20 tasting tickets and a limited edition BaCon apron, these tickets are $40. To buy tickets and learn more about the event, go to www.baconfestgr.com
River City Improv
Starting at 7:33 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and lasting two hours is the River City Improv show at the Ladies Literary Club, 61 Sheldon Blvd SE. The River City Improv is the longest lasting comedy show in West Michigan and contains skits, songs, and games with audience suggestions to make each show a unique entertaining experience. Tickets are available at the door and cost $12 for adults and $5 for children and students. Each show is clean, unoffensive comedy so it will be fun for the whole family. More information is available on their website.
That wraps it up for this week’s Things to do. Until next time, stay safe, stay happy, and stay away from the Alaskan Brown Bear (they are quite dangerous).