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Amy Post
by Amy Post
on December 16, 2016

Winter sure hit us smack in the face this week, didn't it? Looking out the windows of our Shark Tank certainly showcases a winter wonderland here in Grand Rapids! But although the weather may continue to be bitterly cold for the next few days, that shouldn't stop you from getting out and seizing all that the weekend has to offer here in West Michigan. So, go grab your winter parka and that favorite beanie and check out these awesome events happening around town:

Cirque is LIVE in Grand Rapids

Because who doesn't love watching people do what appears to be the impossible?

Cirque du Soleil: OVO is happening at Van Andel Arena through Sunday, December 18th, so you won't want to miss your chance to see this captivating acrobatic performance. OVO showcases a colorful ecosystem teeming with life where insects work, crawl, flutter, eat, fight, play and look for love in this non-stop showcase of energy and movement. Tickets start at $48 and you can buy them right here. And if you can't make OVO happen this weekend, Cirque De Noel starts next week. Check out those details here

The Crane Wives at Founders

We love to embrace all things that promote amazing local ladies doing awesome things.

The Crane Wives are a homegrown indie-folk-rock band from right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They are bringing an energetic live show and infectious take on Americana-inspired Indie Folk to Founders Tap Room Saturday night. The show runs from 9:30 PM - 1 AM. Tickets are just $5 and can only be purchased at the door. RSVP here to let them know you plan to check it out!

Ladies Night Out Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

This sounds like a craft show on steroids. 

Before you head out to hear The Crane Wives, you should plan to stop by the Holiday Extravaganza at Celebration Cinema! North for some last-minute Christmas shopping. This HUGE craft & Multi Vendor Shopping Event runs from 4-8 PM on Saturday in the Wave Room and will offer a wide variety of vendors, including Lularoe consultants, crafters & tons of pampering opportunities while you shop. There's more about the event right here

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Because we need something fun for the kiddos, too. 

This delightful and fun family-friendly show is presented to you by stageGR and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, in connection with their Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown exhibit. You don't want to miss it! The show begins Sunday the 18th and runs on a variety of dates through the end of the year. Get more information and buy tickets at this link. Here's the trailer for the show:

And that's a wrap! Another week is in the books as we draw closer to 2017. We hope you all have an amazing weekend enjoying the winter wonderland of West Michigan. We'll be taking next week off as we hope most of you will be spending quality time with your family and friends. Take care and stay warm!