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Grand Rapids Activities for February 3rd Through the 5th


By Anna Creagan 

While there are not any activities on campus for students this weekend, there are plenty of cheap and fun activities around the city for students to get up to this weekend. 


Featured Event: West Michigan Cuddle Connection 

Cost: $6.99 RSVP

Date: Feb. 4  

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Grand Rapids Yoga Company 

Sherri Rodgers started the West Michigan Cuddle Connection in 2019 in her home and it has grown to 450 members. 

“I started this in my house because I am an alternative touch therapist and have been studying platonic cuddling,” Rodgers said, adding that this event is “very inclusive, open, and safe for members of the LGBT community and includes a class to discuss consent and the importance of yes and no.”. 

The workshop offers a variety of information about the therapy of touch from professional therapists. 

“People all over the board come to observe and cuddle, we have members from 18-85,” Rodgers said.

 The event may seem a bit odd but it is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy some snacks. This is a non-profit organization to help “speak to a level of disconnectedness,” Rodgers explained. This is based on but not affiliated with Cuddle Party Inc. 


Pursuit of Ahhwesomeness Performance at Affinity

Cost: Free 

Date: Feb. 3

Time: 8 a.m.- 11 p.m., dance performance from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 555 Monroe Skate Park 

This is an interactive experience inspired by the human brain. It includes a light show, a dance performance and 112 light interactions along the sculpture that represents memories traveling throughout the brain. There will be a dance performance alongside the sculpture by Pursuit of Ahhwesomeness. 


Toastin’ Tea Grand Opening 

Cost: Free with additional charges 

Date: Feb. 3

Time: 5 p.m. 

Where: 2500 E Beltline Ave. SE

Toastin’ Tea Asian Cuisine Eatery and Boba Cafe is hosting their grand opening this Friday night. The opening offers 25% off of menu items, free samples, and door prizes. The ribbon cutting includes party games, karaoke, and music by DJ Redd who is9 years old. The opening will also include a free raffle. 


Cost: $7

Date: Feb. 4

Time: 7 p.m.- 12 a.m. 

Where: 133 S. Division, next to Vertigo Music 

Skelletones is an underground music venue that features Midwest artists. It is an alcohol-free venue that is good for all ages and has a mix of grunge, rock, and angst music. Saturday night will feature Redbelly, Short Panic, and Witches Wedding. 


As seen on Tik Tok: Silent Disco 

Cost: Free

Date Feb. 4

Time: 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. 

Where: 555 Monroe Skate Park 

A popular new trend for people that are a bit antisocial or just enjoy listening to their music and their music ONLY. A silent disco allows people to tune in to the DJ’s different channels while wearing noise canceling headphones. The dance will include a light show, six different DJs, a fire pit, and local food trucks.


Founders Brewing Co. Concert Ft. Austin Benzing and Grace Theisen 

Cost: Free 

Date: Feb.4

Time: 8 p.m-11 p.m 

Where: 235 Grandville Ave, SW, Grand Rapids

Every Saturday night Founders Brewing Co. does a concert with local artists. This weekend country artists from the Kalamazoo area will be performing for all types of music enjoyers. Dancing and loud singing is accepted. 


Sundays are for relaxation. When Grand Rapids doesn’t have many intriguing events for students on Sunday, the internet will. If you are feeling nostalgic, Club Penguin 2 is now out. The original game we all played as kids has sadly died alongside adobe flash, while we can never have the true Club Penguin experience again the next best thing is here. Buy Puffles and accessories with in game currency earned in mini games and meet new friends in the penguin lobby. This fun game will suck up all the extra free time you have especially on a Sunday, but don’t forget your homework!


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