Whose Live Anyway?
DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Just about everyone has seen Whose Line Is It Anyway — the show where everything is made up and the points don’t matter. Now the show is coming off your television and onto the stage, with longtime cast members like Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops.
If you love improv comedy, or even if you don’t, this show is worth seeing for the masters at work.
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Lorde, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen — if there’s one thing all the biggest pop stars have in common, it’s working with songwriter Jack Antonoff. Years ago, he was part of Fun. (of We Are Young and Some Nights fame). But he has his own solo project too, called Bleachers, and he’s coming to GR in support of his new album, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night. Special guest Claud is opening.
Holiday Gift Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gift shopping can be fun, especially when it’s part of visiting Meijer Gardens. On this special Saturday, head in for 30 artists and vendors selling unique and elegant gifts, toys and games for children, handmade jewelry, home décor, wine tasting and much more. Just head into the Balk Café!
Bridge Street Makers Market & Bar Hop
Nov. 6, 12-5 p.m.
Time to grab a drink and walk around town, shopping local and local only. Harmony Hall, One Bourbon and Bridge St Market are all hosting a combined 35 makers, with handmade goods like jewelry, knit goods, home décor, metalworking, prints, soap, candles and much more.
Merchants and Makers Holiday Market
Fulton Street Farmers Market
1145 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Merchants and Makers are back at Fulton Street with more than 100 of the best makers around. Only $3 to get in (free for kids), then you have access to just about every kind of gift you could hope for — except maybe flatscreen TVs. Plus, food from Righteous Cuisine, Crepes by the Lake and Voyage Bowls.
614 First St. NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids
Nov. 10, 6-8:30 p.m.
Ready to get creative? Join West Michigan Center of Arts + Technology for an evening of Studio Sips. You’ll engage in a creative lesson from one of WMCAT’s teaching artists, nosh on some bites and sip some cocktails, all while learning more about the mission to provide equitable access to opportunity. No cocktail dresses required for this hands-on, no-experience-necessary artistic night.
133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
A few Revue staff members remember seeing Silversun Pickups at the Orbit Room over 10 years ago … ah, those were the days. Well, they’re back now, and with more music than ever! This indie/alt rock band crafts songs that build and swell to climactic conclusions. Check out their iconic second album, Swoon.
2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is back once again, and this time it’s a big one, hosted in DeVos Place. Time to get out of our doomsday bunker and see some other people with similar interests! Come for three days of cosplay, films, gaming, comics, art and presentations with special guests. Those guests include actors in nerdy media, voice actors, YouTube stars, comic writers, artists and more.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo
Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Do you like bad movies? How about making fun of bad movies? How about listening to people funnier than you make fun of bad movies? If any of those are true, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is for you. This iconic series is coming to Kalamazoo, with a cast of comedians and robots riffing over the delightfully cheesy Making Contact, a 1985 film featuring animated toys and an evil ventriloquist dummy in an overcrowded childhood during the eighties.
Trevor Noah: Back to Abnormal
Van Andel Arena
130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Nov. 19, 8 p.m.
Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah is coming to Grand Rapids for a rescheduled stop on his Back to Abnormal tour. We live in a strange, new world, and Noah is an expert at commenting on it in a hilarious, incisive way. He’s been doing stand-up since long before the Comedy Central gig, so he’s a seasoned pro, happy to be back onstage at Van Andel Arena.