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Things to Do 4/1-3

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This week’s list of events includes the fifth annual LadyFestGR, a performance of “Grease,” a Marvel Universe showdown and a breakdance class.

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Courtesy Circle Theatre/Aquinas

Community Circle Theatre opens with Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s “Grease” for their Season Kickoff Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The performance will feature many familiar songs including “Greased Lightnin’,” “We Go Together,” and “You’re the One That I Want.” There will also be opportunities for audience engagement with dance and costume contests, a silent auction inspired by the show and a cash bar that will open 30 minutes before showtime. The play has a PG-13 rating for adult themes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office, 1703 Robinson Rd. SE or by telephone at (616) 456-6656.

LadyFestGR returns to Grand Rapids for the fifth consecutive year. The grassroots festival is a celebration of women in the Grand Rapids community and features musical performances and free workshops that start at noon, Saturday. The workshops end at 6 p.m. but performances run until midnight. Guests need to purchase a wristband for $10 to participate in the events. The venues include Stella’s Lounge, The Pyramid Scheme, The Fuse Box, 120 S. Division, Have Company and Heartside Studios. For a list of events and to purchase tickets, check out the LadyFest website.

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Courtesy Feld Entertainment/Marvel/Van Andel Arena

“Marvel Universe Live!” by Feld Entertainment comes to Van Andel Arena this weekend. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices range from $25-$120 depending on seat choice and availability and can be purchased through ticketmaster. The performance features heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers and their adversaries. The technically advanced live show features special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and motorcycles, and is open to all ages.

City Life Church will host Mark Evans and Momentum at 7 p.m. Friday for part of their “Keep it Moving” tour. The tour stops at dance studios, churches and community buildings to promote healthy living through breakdance. The class is for both beginners and advanced dancers alike. There is a $5 donation to participate, and that money goes towards fundraising for the Urban Youth Workers Institute in California.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Exercise is Medicine Team will host Fit Friday: “Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Care and Prevention” with Lannie Collard and Melanie Schiele Gady at 10 a.m. April 1 in room 122 of the Calkins Science Building.The class is one hour long and will cover information on prevention and how to respond to signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest. Fit Friday is free and open to all.