The weather for the weekend looks great. We have some outside activities you can participate in as well as some indoor events. There is everything from lights and music, to comedy, concerts, the Muppets, a haunted car wash, Halloween activities, and even something for the dog!

IllumiZoo - Living Lights

Photo: John Ball Zoo via Facebook

Runs Through Sunday, November 13, 2022 - John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI
The popular, family-friendly, and interactive nighttime event, IllumiZoo is back for another year of illuminated adventures through the zoo. Get outdoors, celebrate Michigan’s beautiful fall weather, and explore and learn more about the animals and organisms that lights up the night. Vibrant lights and sounds will transform the Zoo, enriching the appreciation of wildlife and wild places found all around us. Get more information on the John Ball Zoo Festival Facebook page.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

The Jim Henson Exhibition
Photo: Grand Rapids Art Museum via Facebook

Runs Through Saturday, January 14, 2023 - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
This exhibition reveals how Jim Henson and his team of designers, writers, technicians, and performers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more. See over 170 historical objects related to Henson’s career. You will see iconic puppets, historic costumes, character sketches, storyboards, photographs, annotated scripts, film and television clips, and behind-the-scenes footage. Get additional information on the Grand Rapids Art Museum Facebook page.

Haunted Car Wash

Speedy Haunted Car Wash
Photo: Speedy Haunted Car Wash via Facebook

Friday, October 21-Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Speedy Wash, 2200 28th St., SW, Wyoming
This is only a two day event. It will happen on Friday and Saturday. Here is your chance to get your car washed at a haunted car wash. "Lock your doors, and roll into Speedy Wash for a horrifying ride!" Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. More information can be found on the Speedy Haunted Car Wash Facebook Events page.

Kathleen Madigan: “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour

Friday, October 21, 2022 - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
Comedian Kathleen Madigan's 32-year comedy career is showing no signs of slowing down. She has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold out shows. You may have seen her in her over 40 appearances on late night talk shows and multiple comedy specials airing on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. She made the most of the pandemic by launching a podcast, "Madigan's Pubcast," on all streaming outlets.

Dog Days in Sparta

Dog Days in Sparta!
Photo: Dog Days in Sparta! via Facebook

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Downtown Sparta, MI
Come on down for some free, fun activities for your dogs! Your dog's tails will be wagging the whole time! Dog days is a fun little day of raffles, a few dog treats, and a time to show off your pup! Get more information on the Dog Days in Sparta Facebook Events page.

How-To Halloween

How-To Halloween
Photo: How-To Halloween via Facebook

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Lansing Center, Lansing, MI
This is a festival for ghouls and goblins of all ages. How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates creativity, imagination and the innovative spirit. There will be theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and amazing entertainment! It’s the combination of the best parts of a Maker Faire, Comic Con, Craft Show, Science Museum, Music Festival and Halloween Carnival to create monstrous fun for everyone. Find out more on the How-To Halloween Facebook page.

Nate Bargatze - The Raincheck Tour

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Originally from Old Hickory, Tennessee, stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world on his Raincheck Tour. His comedy is both clean and relatable. He has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011.

Sebastian Maniscalco Nobody Does This Tour

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Sebastian Maniscalco has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve -- with a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows, a Netflix original special called “Stay Hungry;” and a starring role alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman.

The Head and the Heart with special guest Brothers Elsey: Sounds Like Hope Benefit

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band. They were formed in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell. The band also includes Charity Rose Thielen, Chris Zasche, Kenny Hensley, and Tyler Williams.

Sunday Night Funnies

Sunday Night Funnies
Photo: Sunday Night Funnies via Facebook

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Spectrum Entertainment Center, 5656 Clyde Park Ave., SW, Wyoming, MI
This weekend the Sunday Night Funnies' Kingpin of Comedy competition continues! This is the last night of the semifinal round. Comedian Nick Kelley will close the show while the votes are being counted. The first 75 seated audience members before the show starts receives a ballot to vote for the three comics they want to move on to the finals. The winner will receive $500 and other prizes. The NEW show time start is 7:30 pm. For more information, check out the Sunday Night Funnies Facebook page.

Tauren Wells

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Ten-time GRAMMY® nominee and platinum-selling recording artist, Tauren Wells, brings his energy, life-impacting live show with the “Joy in the Morning Tour.”

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