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Things to Do – Spring Break 2016

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This week’s list is a special spring break edition list and includes twice as many events. There are four music related events, a shopping expo, a book signing and a butterfly exhibit included in the list.

Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show will be performing at 8 p.m. March. 9. in the DeVos Performance Hall. The band will cover more than 50 years worth of Pink Floyd’s catalog, including “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall.” Ticket prices range from $39.50-$49.50 depending on seat choice.

Dueling Pianos at Bobarino’s, second floor of the B.O.B. starts at 8 p.m. March. 11 and 9 p.m. March. 12. Dueling Pianos is a live, interactive piano concert. The show is free and open to all. Bobarino’s has a billiards and game room adjacent to the stage, and is known for their wide variety of wood-fired pizza.

The “Wintour Is Coming” tour featuring Fall Out Boy, Awolnation and PVRIS is coming to the Van Andel Arena. The show starts at 7 p.m. March. 8. Ticket prices range from $29.50-$59.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Gilda’s LaughFest is a 10-day comedy festival filled with stand-up comedians, authors, films and community showcases. Showcases and events run March. 10 through March. 20. LaughFest includes much of West Michigan, with the hub of the festival being Grand Rapids. Kathy Griffin, Seth Meyers, David Cross, Marlon Wayans and Jim Norton are just a few of the headlining acts. For a full list of events and dates, check out the LaughFest website.

The 18th annual West Michigan Women’s Expo starts at 10 a.m. March. 11. in DeVos Place. The expo includes numerous women’s products and services. There will be more than 400 exhibits and seminars tailored toward women. The expo runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March. 11 and 12, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13.

French jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée will perform at 7:30 p.m. March. 10 in the Royce Auditorium of St. Cecilia Music Center. Aimée is a finalist of a French American Idol style show, Star Academy and a winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Tickets are $38 and $43 depending on seat choice and availability.

A New York Times bestselling author Pam Muñoz Ryan, will be presenting and signing books from 5-6 p.m. March 7. at Grand Rapids Public Library’s Main branch. This signing concludes the One Book, One City for Kids program, a reading programs that aims to get all fifth graders in one city to read a specific book. Ryan has written more than 30 critically acclaimed books. Refreshments and cake will be served.

The annual Butterflies Are Blooming, the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the U.S.A. is back at Frederik Meijer Gardens through April. 30. The free flying exhibit is home to more than 7,000 butterflies. Additionally, there are activities and special programing throughout the exhibit. Meijer Gardens is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $14.50 for adults and students get in for $11.

John Ball Zoo opens for the season at 10 a.m. March. 12, and the zoo is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the entire month of March. Admission is is $7 for adults from March. 12- May. 6. For more information about additional offers and the changing of admission details, check out the website. Admission is free for GRCC students.

The RaiderCard affords students free admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Gerald R. Ford Museum, John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Using a RaiderCard also gives students the opportunity for discounts at all Celebration Cinema locations and AMC Star Grand Rapids, 3000 Alpine Ave. NW.