The Week Ahead features a number of fun opportunities ranging from concerts, stand up comedy, a dance party and films to enjoy around Grand Rapids.
“Retro D’Luxe: 80’s Prom” will be hosted at 10 p.m., Friday Feb. 17 by the Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce SW. The party features local artist DJ Jef Leppard and will feature retro video games for attendees to play. There will also be a photo booth for guests dressed in their best 80’s attire from 11 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $5. Guests age 21 and up are welcome.
“Benjamin Francis Leftwich” will be playing at 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18 at The Stache, 133 Grandville Ave SW. Special guests Brolly and Hannah Schroeder will be opening the show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Guests of all ages are welcome.
“The Drunken Retort” is hosted at 8 p.m. every Monday night at Stella’s Lounge, 53 Commerce Ave. The night features local poetry, acoustic music and comedy. The event is free and features several drink specials. Guests aged 21 and up are welcome.
“Comedy Outlet Mondays!” is hosted at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 by the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE each week. The night will feature a variety of local standup and improv comedians. Admission is $5 and guests of all ages are welcome.
“Donnie Darko,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Patrick Swayze will be screened at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at The Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. The science fiction film is about Donnie (Gyllenhaal) and the strange happenings surrounding Frank, a rabbit head wearing stranger, who tells Donnie the world will soon end. Tickets are $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Members can also purchase alcohol at the theater. Guests of all ages are welcome.