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What's Going On This Month: October 2022

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We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Pyramid Scheme. We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Pyramid Scheme. Courtesy Photo

Events, happenings and goings-on for the month of September, all over West Michigan!

10/3

Starry Night at Blandford

Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

blandfordnaturecenter.org

Join in at Blandford for a night under the stars! The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association will be in attendance along with their telescopes and constellation expertise. Attendees will be able to view Saturn, Jupiter, the moon, and a variety of bright stars. Bring your own lawn chairs and binoculars! 

10/4

Beetlejuice

Wealthy Theatre

1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids

Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

grcmc.org

Every week at the Wealthy Theatre, a classic, cult or B-movie plays, and this week, it’s the eminently rewatchable horror-comedy Beetlejuice! In this Tim Burton-directed classic, the spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home. After they hire the obnoxious and devious “bio-exorcist” Betelgeuse to drive them out, wild and spooky hijinks ensue!

10/7

Food Trucks After Dark: 

A Night Market

Rivertown Mall

Oct. 7, 4-10 p.m.

From the minds of some of the area’s best food truck events (GR8 Food Trucks) comes a brand new food truck event experience. This is going to be a true night market event, with 15-20 food trucks, 30-40 local craft and artisan vendors, photo/selfie stations, tents with seating to enjoy your food, string lighting throughout the event, fun festive color lights around the event. Eat, shop and be merry.

10/8

We Were Promised Jetpacks

The Pyramid Scheme

68 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Oct. 8, 7 p.m.

pyramidschemebar.com

We Were Promised Jetpacks are a Scottish indie rock band that’s been around for nearly 20 years, inspired by fellow Scottish bands like Frightened Rabbit and Biffy Clyro. As the singer said, “It’s rainy and miserable in Scotland and there are lots of angry people. It’s music that sounds sort of like that.”

10/9

Grilled Cheese Fest 2022

Fuller Park

300 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

Oct. 9, 12-4 p.m.

thecheeselady.net

What better way to celebrate 10 years of cheesy goodness at The Cheese Lady with a grilled cheese festival? Come for a grilled cheese competition, tomato soup, cheese tastings, a beer and wine tent, kids activity tent, and live music from local bands like Valentiger. No fee to attend!

Halloween Bash at the Market

Fulton Street Farmers Market

1145 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m.

Featuring food trucks, local artists, live entertainment, and all things magical, mysterious, and macabre just in time for Halloween. Candles, jewelry, art, books—don’t spend your money at those big-box stores this year. Come support local artists, experience live performances, and jump into the most wonderful time of the year. 

10/11

Tech N9ne

The Intersection

133 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

sectionlive.com

Tech N9ne is one of the world’s most famous rappers, thanks to his dynamic rhyme schemes and speed rap abilities. It’s intense rap heavily inspired by percussion, but also influenced by old school hip-hop. He’s coming to The Intersection with his latest album, Asin9ne. 

10/13

Ani DiFranco

Kalamazoo State Theatre

Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.

kazoostate.com

Widely considered a feminist icon, alternative folk rock singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. DiFranco is now touring, following her latest release, Revolutionary Love.

10/15

Clerks III: The Convenience Tour

GLC Live at 20 Monroe

11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

livenation.com

After nearly three decades, the third Clerks is here, and going on tour with Kevin Smith. Come watch the new movie on a big screen, then chat with Smith at the post-show Q&A. And if you’re a big Smith-head, upgrade to the VIP experience to score a signed screenplay and a picture with Kevin himself.

DeutscheMarques Oktoberfest and Color Tour

Gilmore Car Museum

6865 Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners

Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

gilmorecarmuseum.com

If you missed out on the early Oktoberfest events, here’s your chance! Come for the German car show known as DeutscheMarques, stay for the Oom-Pah band, German food, and German beer. There will be trophies for the best traditional-dressed gentleman and lady. Fun for the entire family!

10/18

Carrie Underwood

Van Andel Arena

130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

vanandelarena.com

Carrie Underwood has been a top country singer since winning American Idol in 2005, and now she’s touring on her new album, Denim & Rhinestones. Since early in her career, Underwood has designated a portion of ticket sales from her tours to support worthwhile charities and organizations. She continues that tradition by arranging for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for this Denim & Rhinestones Tour to be contributed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 

10/21

Kelsey Cook

Grand Rapids Comedy Club

1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

fullhousecomedy.com

Kelsey Cook’s quick wit and relatable observations create an easy connection with her audiences. She’s the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age. See her at GR Comedy Club this month.

10/29

The Price Is Right Live

Miller Auditorium

1341 Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo

Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

millerauditorium.com

The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television’s longest running and most popular game show, from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase.

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