This week’s list of events includes a benefit concert, a Charlie Brown performance, a book signing, and a roller derby doubleheader.
WYCE’S Jammie Awards takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, at The Intersection. The Jammies is an annual celebration of Michigan music, and more than 20 local groups will take the stage. This is an all ages show with a suggested $5 minimum donation entry fee. The event raises money for local non-profit charities and there will be a non-perishable food item drive as well.
The Grand Raggidy Roller Derby will face Old Capitol City in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, at Rivertown Sports, 2605 Sanford Ave SW. This is an “Experience Pink Game” to support breast cancer research and awareness. There will be a raffle with the proceeds going to Susan G. Komen Michigan. Admission is $12 for tickets purchased before the game and $15 at the door. Students get in for $12 at the door.
The Grand Rapids Public Library will host Taste of Soul Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the main branch. Taste of Soul is a celebration of African American history and culture. The event features jazz musicians, poets and a look inside a 1950’s black barbershop. Taste of Soul is free and open to the public. Parking is free in both the library’s parking ramp and meters on Sunday. For a list of specific event times, visit the GRPL website.
Clark Gesner’s “You’re a Good Man,Charlie Brown” will be performed at the Master Arts Theatre this weekend. This is a light-hearted musical appropriate for all ages, and the characters are based on Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $18 and $16 for students and seniors.
Michigan author Paul Swets will be at Barnes & Noble in the RiverTown Crossings Mall for a book signing. This free event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. Swets is known for writing “The Art of Talking So That People Will Listen,” which is currently in its 35th printing. Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the signing.