This week’s list of events includes Opening Day for Whitecaps baseball, an art festival, a dog show with Cesar Millan and a concert at Billy’s Lounge.
Avenue for the Arts’ Art.Downtown. comes back to Grand Rapids from noon-9 p.m. Saturday. The event extends from the Avenue for the Arts corridor to Kendall College of Art and Design and DeVos Place. The one day festival will feature the work of hundreds of artists and their exhibits in galleries, businesses and studio spaces. Art.Downtown. is free and open to all. Grand Rapids Trolley will provide free transportation to all of the major exhibits.
DeVos Performance Hall will host Cesar Millan and his dogs Junior and Benson for a live dog training show at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Cesar Millan is the host of “Cesar 911” on NatGeo WILD and the “Dog Whisperer” series. Millan will share training secrets with the audience and demonstrate his techniques on dogs from local rescues. Ticket prices are $39.50 and $49.50 and a limited number of VIP tickets priced at $99.50 will be available. The VIP tickets include a photo opportunity.
Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Billy’s Lounge. There is a $5 cover charge at the door and this show is for ages 21 and up. Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations are a collective party band from Detroit that play a variety of music types including R&B, pop, soul, funk and top 40.
Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids will perform Marcia Kash’s “For This Moment Alone” at 8 p.m. April 9, April 14 and April 16. There will be additional 3 p.m. showtimes April 10 and April 17. All performances will take place at Spectrum Theater. General admission is $20, senior tickets are $18 and student tickets are $5 with ID, and can be purchased through the Jewish Theater’s website.
Saturday, April 9 is Opening Day for the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Whitecaps will play against the South Bend Cubs at 4 p.m. There will be pre-game festivities starting at 2 p.m. which includes a petting zoo and live music sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The first 1,000 people through the gates will receive a replica championship ring. Ticket prices range from $7 to $15.