Things to do this weekend includes a film festival, a concert, a documentary at the UICA, and a race at the Berlin Raceway.
The Grand Rapids Film Festival is being held at Wilcox Park at 6 p.m Friday. The film “Dýrafjörður,” by Grand Rapids native Philip Carrel will be showing. The film focuses on the native inhabitants of Dýrafjörður, Iceland and is centered around the theme of resourcefulness. Refreshments will be provided by Brewery Vivant. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
The Pyramid Scheme is presenting four local bands at 8:30 p.m Friday. Rick Chyme is a hip hop artist/wordsmith, Murder Party is a garage rock band, Parts is a synthpop group. Blanca Luz is a rock’n’roll band. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Guests 21 and up are welcome.
The UICA is currently screening the fan-made documentary “Raiders” throughout the weekend. The film is a shot for shot recreation of the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. The documentary looks into the creation and cultural impact of the film. The film was made by three 11-year-old kids over the span of seven years. The showtimes for this Friday through Sunday are 12:30 p.m and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for UICA members, and $8 for non members. All ages are welcome.
The Berlin Raceway is hosting Ladies Night with free admission for women when the gates open at 3 p.m Saturday. The first 100 women to enter the racetrack will receive a gift card to Countryside Greenhouse. The racetrack is located at 2060 Berlin Fair Dr. in Marne. Children under the age of 8 get in free.