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The Itinerary Sep. 29-Oct. 5

Written by  Josh Veal and Revue staff
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Rapid Art Movement. Rapid Art Movement. Courtesy Photo

October is upon us, and with the new month comes all kinds of fun.

For instance, Grand Rapids’ one and only Pulaski Days are this weekend, along with plenty of art in town (not just for ArtPrize), not to mention all the spooky spots now available for haunting.

If you’ve been caught up in schools reopening, catching up on weddings, getting back to work in the office, whatever — this weekend may just be the perfect time to get out and do something for YOU.

Here’s what’s on our radar for the week ahead:

Rapid Art Movement
Monroe North Lot
555 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Oct. 2, 3-7 p.m.
rapidartmovement.co

Focused on inspiring new work from local artists, Rapid Art Movement challenges them to create pieces that can be displayed and performed on the move. Unlike traditional festivals which give rise to crowds as people flock to specific sites, RAM will have no fixed locations. Instead, it will take place in a geographic zone of ever-shifting activity within Grand Rapids’ Monroe North neighborhood. Visit to experience music, dancing, performance art, improv acting and more!

Pulaski Days
Grand Rapids
Sep. 29-Oct. 3
pulaskidays.org

“Keep Calm and Polka On.” Nowhere else on Earth (or at least in Michigan) celebrates Polish culture like we do with Pulaski Days, when all the Polish halls open up to the public for tons of cheap drinks, cheap food and cheap fun. Head to any hall this weekend to see what we’re talking about, especially if you like bratwurst, pierogis, and dancing.

Let’s Party
Lions & Rabbits
1264 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
Oct. 2, 12-10 p.m.
lionsandrabbits.com

Lions & Rabbits is celebrating their anniversary with a glow-in-the-dark party, both inside and out. Expect kids activities, music, drinks, Street Chef Shaw, painting and more! Every dollar spent also supports Lions & Rabbits’ mission to spread art to the community through murals, classes, events and more.

HOPStoberfest!
Hops at 84 East
Oct. 1-3
facebook.com

Hops at 84 East is busting into fall with a slew of Oktoberfests, pumpkin beers, fall cocktails, and German-style food — Smoked elk sausage? Don't mind if I do. If you're like me and love to compare the same beer styles from different breweries, Hops at 84 East has designed just the menu for you. 

Walking Downtown Kalamazoo Brewery Tour
Kalamazoo
Oct. 2, 12 p.m.
discoverkalamazoo.com

Dubbed one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo's beer culture. You'll start at Old Burdick's, then head to Saugatuck Brewing, then Final Gravity Brewing, then Bell's Eccentric Cafe and back to Old Burdick's. And hey, if you're up for more by the end, feel free to hit up Brite Eyes Brewing, or Green Door Distilling, or Tempo Vino Winery — the list goes on!

The Verve Pipe
Franke Center
214 E Mansion St., Marshall
Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
thefrank.org/events

Icons of the alternative rock scene, Michigan’s own The Verve Pipe has journeyed from their roots in East Lansing to the top of the charts with hits including The Freshmen, Photograph, and Colorful. The Verve Pipe is known for powerful live performances, and this is one you won’t want to miss. Part of the Michigan Stars Series.

Bi-Annual Rummage Sale
Fulton Street Farmers Market
1145 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Oct. 3, 12-3 p.m.
facebook.com/fultonstmarket

Time for a little fall cleaning! This event is like one huge garage sale, welcoming dozens of members of the community to sell their stuff at a stall. Join on Sunday to hunt for treasures, shop for good deals, and help re-home used belongings from your neighbors, friends, and community members. Weird art, rare records, vintage videogames and more will surely be up for grabs at the rummage sale.

Chelsea Handler
DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
devosperformancehall.com

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, activist, TV host and author who may be best known for her talk shows, Chelsea and Chelsea Lately. Chelsea is coming to Grand Rapids this month on her Vaccinated and Horny Tour, celebrating a return to touring. “As a permanent single professional, I do like to get my groove on, and the best way to get that across is to make it the title of the tour,” she told Variety. “Now, everyone will know that I’m horny. And that I’m vaccinated.” 

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