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Things to do in Grand Rapids this weekend 6/12-14

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By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief

Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish at the Intersection

Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish are two of the most important ska-punk bands and have each been around since the early ‘90s. LTJ, from Florida and RBF, from California, will be playing at the Intersection (132 Grandville Ave. SW) Friday night. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 the day of the show. The show starts at 7 p.m. with opener Ballyhoo! For more info check out http://sectionlive.com/event/less-than-jake-reel-big-fish/

Blade Runner at the UICA

Sunday is the first movie in the “Brunch, Brews and a Movie” series, a collaboration between Grand Rapids Brewing Company and the UICA. The first film will be the 1982 sci-fi, cult classic “Blade Runner.” Starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian future where Ford is tasked with tracking down rogue androids with the purpose of “retiring” them. A $20-ticket includes one entrée, one drink, a lecture about the film by Anthony Griffin, access to the UICA galleries and entrance to the 117-minute film. They can be purchased at GRBC (1 Ionia Ave. SW). Tickets to the film without brunch and the lecture are $8 ($6 for UICA members) and can be purchased at the UICA (2 Fulton St. W). For more info visit http://www.uica.org/blade-runner

B-93 Birthday Bash

Country music fans have been looking forward all year to the annual B-93 Birthday Bash. The free country music festival is this weekend. Top acts include Jake Owen and Montgomery Gentry. Get there early because the line is always long for this event and slows down traffic on southbound US 131. For more information head to http://www.b93.com/features/birthday-bash-23-358/

Ghosts of Grand Rapids Tour

Paranormal enthusiasts should check out the Ghosts of Grand Rapids Tour this weekend. The group will meet at Veterans Park (101 Fulton St. E) Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and check out the spookiest parts of downtown Grand Rapids. Highlights are the AT&T Building, the Pantlind Hotel and the Ashton Building. Tickets are $10. For more info go to http://www.ghostsofgrandrapids.com/

Comics Writing Workshop

Aspiring writers and fans of comic books and graphic novels can go to the Comics Writing Workshop at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (758 Wealthy St. SE) this Saturday. Tickets are $40, but college students only pay $20 with valid college ID. The event takes place from 3-5 p.m. This event offers a workshop on comic writing, with the opportunity to write your own. Registration is required. Info can be found at http://www.experiencegr.com/events/Comics-Writing-Workshop-at-GLCL/40275/