By Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
The weekend is coming, and that means one thing: party! But where to go? What to do? Well, look no further. This weekend’s to do list features something for everyone, from the deep thinking intellectual to the craft beer connoisseur and from the family man to those craving ‘70s nostalgia. Take a look.
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE, is presenting “The American Lady” by local playwright Max Bush at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. “The American Lady,” at its core, is a story about a woman’s struggle to understand i the differences between her life and professional alter-ego. Tickets are $12 for general admission seating. The play is not recommended for younger audiences due to adult content.
The Fountain Hill Brewery will open for the first time on campus at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The brewery will be run by students in the Craft Brewing, Packaging, and Service Operations certificate program. It will remain open from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays throughout the rest of the academic year. The brewery can be found inside The Heritage restaurant, 151 Fountain St NE.
The DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, hosts “The Piano Men” starring the Grand Rapids Symphony along with special guest singer/pianist Jim Witter at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. “The Piano Men” is a tribute show to ‘70s artists Billy Joel and Elton John. The concert is open to everyone and tickets start at $18. Students can get in for $5 with student ID.
John Ball Park, 1300 West Fulton Street, is the location for this year’s Oktoberfest West Michigan hosted by the Edelweiss Club. The family friendly celebration of German heritage will take place from noon until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will include concerts, a soccer tournament, kids inflatables and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.oktoberfestgr.com