The Week Ahead features a number of fun events to participate in around town.
The Grand Rapids Soul Club with special guests the Butta Bros will be performing at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW. The Grand Rapids Soul Club is a collection of local DJs spinning funk/dance/electronic records. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Guests age 21 and above are welcome.
The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, at The Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy Street SE. The three-day festival will showcase nine films from various Latin American countries. There will also be audience discussions with with directors after the films. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the theater’s website for further details.
Magic Beans with special guest Low Spark will be playing at 8 p.m., Saturday at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. Magic Beans, from Colorado, and Low Spark, from Chicago, will be performing their own style of “space funk” and progressive funk. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Guests 16 years of age and above are welcome.
“The Drunken Retort” is hosted at 8 p.m. every Monday night at Stella’s Lounge, 53 Commerce Avenue. The night features local poetry, acoustic music and comedy. The event is free and features several drink specials. Guests ages 21 and up are welcome.
The film “1984,” adapted from George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel, will be screened at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy Street. SE. The film, starring John Hurt, follows a man’s awakening to the lies of “Big Brother” in the authoritarian world he lives in. Tickets are $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Members can also purchase alcohol at the theater. Guests of all ages are welcome.