This week’s list of events includes a live performance of “Freckleface Strawberry,” a jazz concert, the West Michigan Golden Gloves Championships, Earth Day and Whitecaps baseball.
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s performance of “Freckleface Strawberry” will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Freckleface Strawberry is a children’s book written by Julianne Moore and focuses on the importance of being an individual. Performances run April 22 – May 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for matinees, when available. Ticket prices range from $10 – $16 depending on seat choice and availability. For more information on ticket prices and availability, visit GRCT’s website. The performance will last one hour, without an intermission.
“Jazz in the Sanctuary” at Fountain Street Church starts at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert features Fountain Street Church singers/pianists Robin Connell and John Shea and bassist Warren Jones and is located in the sanctuary of the church. General admission is $10, and students get in for $5.
The West Michigan Golden Gloves Championships will be held at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $12, Ringside is $18 and Table seating is $30. Parking is an additional $5. To purchase tickets, visit the DeltaPlex website.
The West Michigan Whitecaps have three home games against the Dayton Dragons this weekend. The first game is at 6:35 p.m. Friday, the second game is at 4 p.m. Saturday and the third game starts at 1 p.m. Sunday. All home games take place at Fifth Third Ballpark and ticket prices range from $7 – $24 depending on seat choice. Small cups of Pepsi cost $1 on Friday, pizza slices are $1 for Saturday’s game and Lawn seating is only $1 per ticket on Sunday.
Earth Day is Friday and Frederik Meijer Gardens will host a celebration of earth awareness in their Children’s Garden. There will be a guided plant walk, a family friendly worm hunt, eco-friendly crafts and a sharing of stories about the earth. The event starts at 1 p.m. and general admission is $14.50, student tickets (with ID) are $11.