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Things to do in GR 9/25-9/27

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By Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff

When you’re done looking at ArtPrize this weekend, check out what other entertainment Grand Rapids has to offer.

This is the last weekend to catch “The Great Gatsby” at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, located at 30 N. Division Ave. Prices range from $16-$28 depending on seat location and availability. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets call (888) 695-0888 or check out the website.

At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, American Spirits: The Rise And Fall of Prohibition opens to the general public Sept. 26. The opening weekend will include popular activities from the ‘20s and ‘30s including building a marble run with oversized Lincoln Logs and interactive dance lessons to learn popular dances like the Shimmy and the Charleston. There will be more than 100 artifacts including flapper dresses, authentic barware, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments and other exciting video and photographs. There will also be a re-created speakeasy where the dancing lessons will take place.

American Spirits is free with general admission. For more information, visit the museum’s website.  

SpeakEZ Lounge hosts Randy “Randissimo” Marsh’s Sunday Jazz Jam from 7-10 p.m. every Sunday night. Admittance is free. After 9 p.m. only those over 21 years old can attend. Randissimo is a recipient of the West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year Award. You can find menu and other details on SpeakEZ’s website.  

ArtPrize will be making a few new additions to their schedule this year, which runs Sept. 23-Oct. 11. There will be a new series titled ArtPrize Tonight, which will extend hours of the competition past regular venue hours and three more categories offered for additional ArtPrize experience, including Critical Discourse, ArtPrize on Screen, which partners with the Waterfront Film Festival, and ArtPrize on Stage. The new categories will be scattered downtown Grand Rapids throughout the 19-day event.