By Jesse Shira
This week we’ve seen numerous national days, like National Fossil Day, National Dessert Day, and even the much adored Leif Erikson Day, and the only way to celebrate is to go out and have a good time. From sports to concerts to destruction, Grand Rapids has it all this week.
GRCC International Guitar Series with Pino Forastiere
This year’s International Guitar Series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE. General admission tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased online.
Office Space SMASH! At The Pyramid Scheme
Are you feeling stressed out from work, school, politics, or killer clowns? Do you feel like causing some destruction? Have you ever wanted to reenact part of the film “Office Space” all while supporting a good cause? Well this is your chance. From 3-5 p.m. on Friday Oct. 14 at The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW, the first ever Office Space SMASH will take place. Office equipment and bats will be provided in this event supporting the American Diabetes Association. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the front bar. Participants can receive $5 off at the door if they donate equipment the day of the event. Office Space SMASH! is only open for people 21 or older.
Grand Rapids Griffins vs Chicago Wolves
The Grand Rapids Griffins start off their season against the Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. Friday at the Van Andel Arena. There are a ton of opening night specials, including $2 beers and hot dogs, a free magnet schedule for the first 2,500 fans, and a post-game open skate. Tickets start at $16 and are available in person, by phone at 800-585-3737, and at griffinshockey.com.
The 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions hits the Van Andel Arena
At 6 p.m. Sunday multiple Olympic Gold Medalists are coming to the Van Andel Arena. Members from the 2008, 2012, and 2016 games will dazzle the crowd with incredible gymnastic feats. Tickets for the event start as low as $29 and go up to special $299 V.I.P. passes that include a pre-show Olympian Chalk Talk and a post show autograph session. To get tickets, call 1-800-745-3000, visit ticketmaster.com, or go to the Van Andel box office.