Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so let's hope you've made your reservations!
If not, no worries, there's still plenty to do in the week ahead. Whether you're single or booed up, a romantic or a realist, watching The Big Game or not — there's something for you to do in West Michigan this week.
From magic to puppets to makers markets, here's what's on our radar for the week ahead:
That Golden Girls Show!
2200 Auditorium Dr., Kalamazoo
Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
If you’re mourning the loss of Betty White, you’re not alone, but this off-Broadway smash hit might be just what you need to remember Golden Girls never die. The classic TV comedy is parodied and honored with this hilarious puppet show — yes, puppets! — full of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex and quick wits.
Disney On Ice Presents Mickey & Friends
Van Andel Arena
130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Disney On Ice is skating into town for seven performances across four days in Grand Rapids. Join Mickey and friends for every enchanting moment with all your (and your kids’) favorite Disney characters. Sail with Moana and Maui on a high-seas adventure to save Moana’s island, celebrate true friendship with Woody and the whole Toy Store gang, travel to Arendelle with Anna and Elsa and learn how love is the most powerful magic of all. Plus, all your favorite Disney Princesses!
Dear Winter Affair
106 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 10, 9 p.m.
GR's newest lounge and club is open and ready to party. Head there this Thursday at 9 p.m. to party with cocktails, bottle service and business casual attire, all hosted by Dave East, an American rapper, songwriter, and actor from Harlem, New York.
Speciation 5th Anniversary Party
Feb. 11, 4-11 p.m.
Speciation is celebrating five years of magical brewing with beer, wine, seltzer and much more. Come on through for Street Chef Shaw, saber samples, Biodiversity release, and a ton of classic brews on tap.
Amaze & Amuse: A Modern Day Magic Show
1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Amaze & Amuse is a modern-day magic show featuring comedy, mind-blowing magic and lots of audience participation, held in the 60-seat intimate Koning Micro Cinema at Wealthy Theatre. This show will feature comedy magician and local legend Trino, along with special guest comedian Andy Beningo. Laughter and awe? It’s the perfect date night.
Bridge Street Makers Market & Bar Hop
Harmony Hall + One Bourbon + Bridge St Market
Feb. 12, 12-5 p.m.
Join "I Heart Indie Markets" in the Stock-Bridge Neighborhood of Grand Rapids to shop 28 local makers with a drink in-hand! Products include a wide variety of handmade, fair-trade and vintage goods such as jewelry, knit goods, home decor, metal working, prints, soap, paintings, candles, etc.
323 Straight Ave SW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 12, 3-8 p.m.
Visit Dinderbeck Studios to snag something special for your sweetheart! Their studio members and friends will be sharing their wares with you on February 12th from 3-8pm. Browse a variety of gifts from cards and prints to handmade jewelry, artful underwear, flowers, and more.
619 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
Feb. 13, 6-9:30 p.m.
No date, no problem: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the gals and get ready to create your own earrings! In this workshop, you will have everything you need to create two pairs of earrings. There will be some amazing hors-d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks, a professional photographer to take some super cute photos, and a raffle for an amazing gift box.
Downtown Grand Rapids
World of Winter is sticking around all of February, but don’t miss limited time events like Valent-ICE, when over 80 ice sculptures take over downtown Grand Rapids. Not romantic enough for you? Carve your names into the ice wall at Calder Plaza and get professional photos taken with it. The ice may melt, but the photos won’t.