GRNow Weekend Guide February 1-3, 2013 E-mail
It's Super Bowl weekend, the Auto Show is in town at DeVos Place and Frederik Meijer Gardens, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Ford Museum and Kendall College all welcome new exhibits.

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Friday (02/01)

MI International Auto Show - Check out hundreds of new vehicles on display this weekend at DeVos Place, including the Million Dollar Mile which features a $400K Ferrari FF and the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

Umphrey's McGee - The jam band from South Bend visits The Orbit Room with special guest Greensky Bluegrass. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 day of.

Harmony's First Birthday - The Brewing Company on Lake Drive in Eastown celebrates its first anniversary all day Friday with a special brew, cake, balloons and ridiculous birthday fun.

Connected & Disconnected - Frederik Meijer Gardens opens its newest gallery exhibit, "Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont". See the enigmatic figures of the Dutch sculptor on display through April 28. Admission is included with general FMG admission.

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Saturday (02/02)

Reeds Lake Ice Fly - The temperatures are dropping just in time for the MacKite Company's annual event in East Grand Rapids. Beginning at noon, watch kitefliers with snowboards on their feet boosting into the sky while warming up with free hot dogs and hot chocolate at Rose's. Free admission.

Grand Rapids Griffins - The first 2,500 fans at Van Andel Arena to see the Griffins take on the Abbotsford Heat will receive a Gustav Nyquist bobblehead, and Griffins players, including Nyquist, will stick around to sign autographs after the game.

Read My Pins - Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited Grand Rapids earlier this week to help welcome her exhibit 'Read My Pins' to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Through April, learn how Albright famously used her jewelry to communicate diplomatic messages. Admission: $7 for adults, $3 for kids.

Graphic Design - Now in Production - The new exhibition marks the first collaboration between the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art & Design. The ambitious display features cutting edge ideas in the world of graphic design, both at the new Art Museum building and the old one; now part of Kendall.

All Saturday Events


Sunday (02/03)

Super Bowl Mardi Gras Party - Catch the big game at The Venue on Lake Michigan Drive and stick around after for a Mardi Gras Party gone wild.

The 2013 Super Bowl Party - The family Super Bowl celebration at Christ Memorial Church in Holland will have door prizes and more for the all-ages event. Bring a dish and a soda to pass.

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