By Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
One week comes and another week goes, and that means one thing, another edition of things to do. This week we have everything ranging from a music festival to a haunted walking tour (spooky, I know). So sit back, grab a venti pumpkin spice latte, and read on!
Blue Bridge Music Festival
As any citizen of Grand Rapids might have noticed, Artprize eight is in full swing. Events are happening practically around the clock, including the first Artprize Blue Bridge Music Festival. The event features Artprize musicians and bands from all over Michigan and the free event is open to the public. It starts at 4 p.m. Friday and will continue throughout the day and again on Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. For additional information and list of performers, click here.
Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour
Do you fear things that go bump in the night? Have you felt the presence of spirits, ghosts or apparitions? Do you want to learn the haunted history of Grand Rapids? The Ghosts of Grand Rapids walking tour takes guests through the streets of downtown while telling spooky stories from the city’s past. Each tour starts at 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 101 Fulton Street E, and goes about two hours. There are tours happening each weekend through October, and tickets cost $10. To reserve your spot on the tour, go online to http://www.ghostsofgrandrapids.com/index.html
If anyone wants to run away and join the circus, this would be the weekend to do it. That’s right, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are taking over the Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W. The shows begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with additional matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices begin at $12 and may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena box office, www.ringling.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
“Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play”
Actors’ Theatre kicks off their 36th season with “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play” at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street NE. The show starts at 8 p.m. with performances Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 1, 6, 7, and 8. Tickets are $28 for adults, $22 for students/seniors, with $10 student rush tickets an hour before showtime. They can be purchased online and from the Spectrum Theater box office.