The Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place and Rascal Flatts at Van Andel Arena top events for the first week in February, which also boasts two Griffins games, a visit by MSNBC's Tucker Carlson and the annual Reeds Lake Ice Fly.
This week, Frederik Meijer Gardens opens its first major exhibit of 2009, featuring American sculptor and artist Jonathan Borofksy, and Broadway Theatre Guild welcomes RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles. Plus the Griffins host back-to-back games and The DeltaPlex hosts the Premiere Home & Lifestyles Show.
Super Bowl XLIII is set for February 1 at 6 p.m.! Watch the five-time champion Pittsburgh Steelers take on the upstart Arizona Cardinals at these Grand Rapids-area locations:
McFadden's - Pre-game and game-time specials include 43 cent sliders, $2 Miller Lite drafts and $4 Irish Car Bombs. During halftime, compete in the slider eating contest or the best touchdown dance contest (or both).
The Tap House - The $25 ticket includes unlimited chicken wings, pizza and domestic drafts. Text 'HOOKMEUP' to 95495 to save $5 off the ticket price.
New Holland - Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in downtown Holland with NHBC. The brewpub will have two 60" TVs, discounts on growlers, two mini-pizzas and a pint for $5 and the Fairbanks Room bar will have rotating $2 drafts.
Check out our continually updated '09 guide to Valentine's Day with dining and restaurant happenings, events, nightlife, hotel packages and more. Highlights:
Naya - The bistro and wine bar on East Paris is offering three dinner seatings, at 5:00, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. for the three-course menu. Guests can choose from soup or salad, grilled sirloin or seared salmon and the Chef's selections of dessert. Price: $39 per person. Live music begins at 8 p.m.
Monte's - Monte's annual speed dating event returns at 8 p.m. with fun, laughs and maybe even a chance to find love. Martini's will be half-price from 8 until 10 p.m. and those interested can register free by email: findlove@monteslounge.
Inauguration week features special Tuesday events at Celebration Cinema, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, GVSU and the Wealthy Theatre, plus the Griffins are in town for three games, Van Andel Arena hosts indoor pro beach volleyball and the Civic Theatre debuts 'A Raisin in the Sun'.
This week the GR Camper, Travel & RV Show returns to DeVos Place, the DeltaPlex hosts both professional bullriding and the all-new Fox Brew Ha Ha, the Symphony presents 'Hot! Hot! Hot! A Night at the Copa' and Skelletones opens its doors for the final time Sunday.
The annual Belle Tire AutoRama and Grand Rapids Bridal Show at DeVos Place help usher in the first full week of 2009. Plus the Griffins defend their home ice three times and present The Great Skate while The DeltaPlex hosts extreme monster truck racing.
Happy New Year! Ring in 2009 at any of over 100 locations around Grand Rapids hosting New Year's Eve parties, including New Year's Eve on the Grand at Rosa Parks Circle with The Plain White T's, The B.O.B., Moxie, Republic, Sixx and many more.