It’s the first weekend in November. That means it’s time to “Fall Back”. Our clocks officially go back one hour at 2 am on Sunday! That means you get an extra hour this weekend! It’s always a great time to test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Along with going around the house to set all your clocks, there are still plenty of other activities in the West Michigan area this weekend.

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

  • 1

    Andy Warhol's American Icons

    Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon–5:00 pm

    Cost: Adults $10, Seniors/Students (w/ID) $8, Youth (6-17) $6, Children (5 and under) Free

    This unique exhibition showcases Warhol’s vision and celebration of America by bringing together paintings, prints, photographs, and films that create a handbook of American cultural icons. One of Warhol’s most important early paintings, Green Coca-Cola Bottles, is featured on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition also includes paintings and prints which utilize the silkscreen technique that Warhol adopted. Subjects include Muhammad Ali, Sitting Bull, dollar signs, and one of the most iconic of Michiganders, Gerald Ford. The exhibit continues through February 11th, 2018.

  • 2

    Jurassic Quest

    DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $14

    Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few.

  • 3

    Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive

    The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 4954

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Erie Bayhawks

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 1:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Raptors 905

    Cost: Tickets start at $3.00

    The Grand Rapids Drive hit the hardwoods for a couple of games this weekend at the DeltaPlex. A nice indoor activity if the weather is rainy!

  • 4

    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Chicago Wolves

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 4:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Milwaukee Admirals

    Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance

    The Griffins are back on the ice at the Van Andel Arena for two games this weekend. On Friday it’s $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. On Sunday it’s a Calder Cup Replica Banner Giveaway presented by DTE Energy.

  • 5

    GR .1K to End Duchenne

    The BOB, 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Runner Registration starts at $15

    Take part in a world class .1K road race that starts on one side of The B.O.B and finishes on the other! That’s right. We are running halfway around Grand Rapids’ favorite Big Old Building, because the whole way is just too far! All proceeds from the GR.1K will be donated to the Parent Project in an effort to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. There will also be a post-race party that includes fun activities for the whole family!

  • 6

    Holiday Gift Show

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Get your gift on at Meijer Gardens! Welcome to the shopping extravaganza for everyone on your list. From traditional to edgy, unique to unusual, elegant to edible, the Holiday Gift Show is brimming with possibilities for conjuring your most creative gifting. Members and the public alike are welcome. This highly anticipated annual event attracts shoppers regionally, so shop early for the best selection. As always, there will be free gift-wrapping. Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases!

  • 7

    The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Presents the Kids Costume Ball

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 - 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Cost: Parents $20 in Advance, Kids Free

    Bring your kids out for a fun-filled opportunity to create fun, family memories that will last a lifetime at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's Imperial Ballroom.

  • 8

    Fall Festival

    Richmond Park, 1101 Richmond St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    It’s the 1st annual Fall Festival! The festival is a free family-friendly event for the community. Come check out their new kayaks and ping-pong tables, and stay for food, fitness, games, and music! There will be Kayaking on Richmond Pond, Outdoor Ping-Pong, Free Zumba for all ages at Noon, Free Groove for all ages at 1:00 pm, Cider & Donuts, Snacks, Facepainting, Pumpkin Painting, Coloring, and Music.

  • 9

    GRBride.com Fall Bridal Show

    The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 4954

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-6:00 pm

    Cost: Advance $8, Seniors 65+ $8, Day of Show $10, Kids 12 & Under Free

    Meet West Michigan’s elite wedding vendors, all in one location to help you plan the perfect wedding! Sponsored by: The West Michigan Wedding Association.

  • 10

    Medaling Monkey 5K Run/Walk

    Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave., SW, Walker, MI 49534

    Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 2:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Cost: Registration $25.00

    Special Olympics Michigan and Midwest United FC have partnered to launch the 4th Annual Medaling Monkey 5k Walk/Run benefiting Special Olympics Michigan (Area 11).   The Medaling Monkey hopes to promote fun, fitness and inclusion for all ages and abilities!