This is the last weekend of Summer. Fall officially arrives on Saturday at 9:54 pm. ArtPrize 10 is underway. There is also a Bridal Show, Festivals, Fundraisers, Music and Comedy, a Job Fair, a Freedom Cruise, and a chance to Recycle that Old Computer.

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

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    Various Locations and Hours

    Runs through Sunday, October 7th, 2018

    Cost: Free admission to see the art

    ArtPrize 10 is underway! Discover something new and visit as many ArtPrize venues as possible. Be sure to check out their new Visitor Pavilion at Rosa Parks Circle. Round 1 of voting runs through Saturday, Sept. 29th at Midnight.

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    Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan

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

    Friday, September 21st, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: $10.00

    Brides, grooms, mothers, bridesmaids, and friends are invited to experience all this show has to offer. Plan your wedding all under one roof at this 16th annual Fall Bridal Show at beautiful DeVos Place. A variety of over one hundred vendors will be available face-to-face, showcasing the newest wedding colors and trends, unique floral and décor, elegant reception table ideas, food & cake sampling, interactive entertainment, and elaborate wedding gowns tailored to every bride’s unique personal style. Attend this must see show for planning your dream wedding. Over $5000 in prizes given away at the end of each Fashion Show!

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    The 2018 Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival

    Calder Plaza, 351 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 21st, 2018 - 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 10:00 am-10:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The African American Art and Music Celebration is a free two-day festival that will immerse the community in exceptional art, delightful music, dance, entertainment and scrumptious food reflecting the many aspects of our diverse community.

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    Grand Rapids Symphony and The Music of Sir Paul McCartney

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 21st, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 -3:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $18.00

    Several years ago, jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli sat in with Paul McCartney on recording sessions for McCartney’s album, “Kisses on the Bottom”. Fifteen months and a Grammy Award later, McCartney personally invited Pizzarelli to reinterpret and record some of Sir Paul’s post-Beatles songs. Hear jazz-flavored covers of McCartney songs including “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “Silly Love Songs”, and “No More Lonely Nights” as you never heard them before.

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    Comedian Mike Stanley

    Dr. Grin's at The BOB, 20 Monroe, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 21st, 2018 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $10.00

    Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it’s not difficult to see why Stanley was named "Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian" in a People's Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and ranked in the top 10 of the best comedians in Chicago by a poll on Originally a Michigan Comedian hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago, Stanley tours constantly, both domestically and internationally. Mike Stanley has been on Comedy Central, here for Laughfest, and has 2 specials on the Stand Up! label. Don't miss out on this great act!

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    S. Abraham and Sons Job Fair

    Abraham and Sons, 4001 3 Mile Rd., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free

    Abraham and sons is now hiring for afternoon/night shift warehouse, delivery drivers and various office positions. Warehouse positions from $13.33-15.69/hr to start. Walk-in interviews for warehouse and driver positions are available Monday-Friday during the day. In addition to walk-in interviews, S. Abraham and Sons is hosting a job fair onsite on September 22nd. S. Abraham and Sons offers 401K and full range of benefits. S. Abraham and Sons is located at 4001 3 Mile Rd., NW in Walker between Fruit Ridge and Wilson.

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    4th Annual West Side Walk for Gilda's

    Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    West Side Walk for Gilda’s Club is a fall pledge walk event and community open house/block party that will start and end at Gilda’s Club. Free registration opens at 11 AM, the walk begins at 12 PM, and the Block Party will run from 1-2 pm. Come as you are, walk as you are! The West Side walk is designed to engage anyone interested in walking...regardless of level of fitness. For those unable to walk, we invite you to take part in the Block Party hosted at Gilda’s Club. After the walk, Gilda’s Club invites everyone to stay for a Block Party featuring information about and tours of Gilda’s Club, various West Side vendors, and family friendly activities.

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    Computer Recycling Day

    Rockford Construction, 601 1st St., NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Rockford Construction will be at the The WestSide StreetFair and they will be collecting your old computers and other electronics! Drop them off for FREE and help provide technology to a family that needs it! They can take computers of ANY age and condition! They will erase all of the data on them for you. They can also take keyboards, mice, monitors (Except for CRT style) and other computer related equipment such as printers, portable drives, etc. Find them at the corner of First and Seward -- look for the Scully Statewide Moving Inc. Truck.

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    MC50 Presents Kick Out The Jams - The 50th Anniversary Tour

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $35.00

    MC5 founder, Wayne Kramer, celebrates the 50th anniversary of KICK OUT THE JAMS around the world in 2018 with very special guests guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla).

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    Freedom Cruise

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 - Check in starts at 12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free Registration

    The Freedom Cruise will escort the American Fallen Soldier Project to 5/3 Ballpark. The Freedom Cruise meet-up rally will be held at Fifth Third Ballpark on Sunday. From 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm it’s Check-in. At

    2:00 pm it will be Kickstands up & engines started for Ride.

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