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Monday, 03 April 2023 10:03

What's Going On This Month: April 2023

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Events, goings-on and happenings all around West Michigan for the month of April.


Oddities & Curiosities Expo

DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

April 1, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Explore all things spooky, spectacular, and strange at this panorama of peculiarities featuring vendors and artists from across the U.S. Jewelry, antiques, taxidermy, clothing, collectibles, and unusual specimens are just part of what you’ll find. You’ll also be in the company of like-minded folks who appreciate the dark side of things.   


Peeps & Pints 2023

Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm

3025 6 Mile Rd. NW, Grand Rapids

April 8, 12-2 p.m.

Join Ed Dunneback & Girls for the third annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Why let kids have all the fun? Grab your friends for a holiday afternoon on this farm that produces excellent craft beer. Ticket includes entry to raffles, door prizes, appetizers and music. You could win concert tickets, gift certificates, goodies from the barn and more!


Vintage Parlor Orchestra: Classical Brews at Creston

Creston Brewery

1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

April 14-15

The Vintage Parlor Orchestra returns to Creston Brewery for two nights of classical music and brews, featuring soloists Emily Peterson and Alain Sullivan. Grab a beer and experience classical music like never before! The night will feature a relaxed atmosphere, clapping between all movements, a 35 member orchestra, 2 soloists, and some seriously tasty Creston brews. They will also be engaging the audience in a game of Random Instrument Challenge, with instruments courtesy of sponsor Meyer Music.


Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale Tour

Van Andel Arena

130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

April 15, 7 p.m.

The king of pale is back! Jim Gaffigan is one of the most popular comics in the biz thanks to his highly relatable, self-effacing humor that’s full of stories, opinions and observations on everyday life. See him here on his Dark Pale tour to experience it live.

Cultivate GR 2023

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids

April 15, 7 p.m.

Join Pirate Club & The GRAM Visionnaires for Cultivate Grand Rapids 2023, a networking event designed for the creatives, entrepreneurs, and young professionals of Grand Rapids. Guests will explore local offerings throughout the museum while enjoying an evening of rotating activities, panelists, catered dinner, and an open bar—all with live music from DJ Adrian Butler and Jordan10k.

Wiz Khalifa

Wings Event Center

3600 Vanrick Dr., Kalamazoo

April 15, 8 p.m.

Wiz Khalifa is a highly successful rapper known for chilling, smoking weed, and making music about those two things. His new single is called “Don’t Text, Don’t Call,” featuring Snoop Dogg, and in 2022, he released his seventh studio album, “Multiverse.” Now he’s coming to Kalamazoo at the Wings Event Center with Joey Bada$$ and BERNER in tow.

Chelsea Handler: Little Big Bitch Tour

Kalamazoo State Theatre

404 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo

April 15-16

This show sold out so fast, they had to add a second night! Chelsea Handler is a comedian, activist, TV host and author who may be best known for her talk shows, Chelsea and Chelsea Lately. Handler is returning to West Michigan this month on her Little Big Bitch Tour, diving into the comedian’s past and what made her the person we’ve grown to love.


Bridge Street Makers Market & Bar Hop

Bridge Street

April 22, 1-6 p.m.

Join Bridge Street in Grand Rapids to shop 30 local vendors across multiple stores with a drink in hand! Locations include One Bourbon, Bridge Street Market and Küsterer Brauhaus. Products will be a wide variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, knit goods, home decor, metal working, prints, soap, paintings, candles and so much more!


Tulip City Comics & Toy Fair

Holland Civic Center

150 W. 8th St., Holland

April 23

Back bigger and better than ever, now hosted at Holland Civic Center, this comic-con and toy show is in its 6th year. With more space, they have added artists and vendors, and the concession stand will be open all day. Come through for cosplay, a kids art contest, panel discussions, Magic the Gathering, and so much more.


7th Annual Birds and Brew

Saugatuck Brewing Co.

2948 Blue Star Highway, Douglas

April 27, 6 p.m.

It’s the 7th Annual Live Birds of Prey & Beer Show at Saugatuck Brewing. Get up close and personal with the raptors of the Outdoor Discovery Center. You’ll see and learn about 5-6 different Birds of Prey and “pair” each bird’s personality with the characteristics of one of SBC’s beers. You will also receive a welcome pint on your way in, just to get you comfortable while you wait for the show to start!


Diamonds Are Forever: Adult Prom

JW Marriott

235 Louis Campau Promenade NW, Grand Rapids

April 29, 8:30 p.m.

Prom. Reimagined, remixed, and inspired by the world of James Bond. Grand Rapids’ biggest recurring event in recent years is designed for 21+ crowd that’s ready to dress in their finest and party on level 7,000! Expect elevated creativity in all aspects of this event, from the fashion show and VIP booths to the space design and projections—and of course, the cocktail menu.Shaken, not stirred. With music from AB and DJ Composition.

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