Calendar of Events: April 17- April 24, 2017

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Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

Tuesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Carr-Fies Planetarium, 221 S. Quarterline Rd.

“Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun” is playing at the Carr-Fles Planetarium Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4 -April 21 and May 16 – June 8, 2017 (closed April 22 – May 15 for semester break) from 7:00pm-7:35pm With rapidly improving technology, the discovery of other planets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. Doors open by 6:45pm and no reservations are needed. The planetarium is in room 135 of Muskegon Community College. For more information, please call 231-777-0289


The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:30 pm

Howmet Playhouse, 304 South Mears Ave.

Hailing from England, the Howmet Playhouse is pleased to welcome Bookends on their first US tour, Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30pm! Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured extensively performing consecutive sell-out runs at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and appearing at prestigious venues. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, call (231) 894-4048.


TIJO at the Watermark 920

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Watermark 920, 930 Washington Ave.

The Watermark 920 has live music from the Truth in Jazz Orchestra! It’ll be a great night of jazz with the area’s finest musicians, playing the best in big band music, from Woody Herman, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, right up to today’s new bands. The cover charge is $5 for adults and

$2 for students. For more information, contact Dan Giacobassi at 616-648-0287.


Jamieson Ranch Wine Tasting Dinner

Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm SE4SONS Banquet Center, 2801 Lakeshore Drive

You’re invited to a fun evening of wine tasting from Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, locally inspired food and great pairings! Each course will highlight different and unique techniques for preparing local swine. The cost is $50 per person. Call 231-755-3737 for reservations!


Hungry for Change

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm Beardsley Theater, 425 W. Western

Access Health presents “Hungry for Change” in the Beardsley Theater! Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.No tickets are required, but please call (231)728-5180 to register your spot for the film!


Spring Family Fun Night

Friday, April 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Ave.

Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for ‘Spring Family Fun Night!’ This FREE family event will see the return of a Peeps Diorama Contest. Create a Michigan history or science themed diorama from leftover Peeps and submit it for a chance to win a prize! Prizes will be given in both a children’s and a teen/adult category. Drop off dioramas that day or bring them to the event. Entries are due no later that 7:00pm. McLaughlin Grows will have a station and activity on sprin gardening. Children can plant their own vegetable seeds to take home. For more information, call 231-722-0278.


North Muskegon Pops 2017

Friday, April 21 @ 7:30 pm – April 22 @ 7:30 pm Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200

You’re invited to the beautiful Frauenthal Theater as the North Muskegon Choirs present their Annual Pops Performance. Don’t miss these great nights of family entertainment! Tickets are

$10 and $14. For more information, call 231-727-8001.


Hackley Library Annual Book Sale

Friday, April 21 – April 23

Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster

Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22 from l O:OOam – 5:00pm and Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Hackley Public Library will be having its Annual Used Book Sale! Buy books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and records at great prices. For more information, visit


Kids Cooking: Frozen Treats and Healthy Eats with Chef Char

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kitchen 242, 242 W. Western Ave.

Kids Cooking: Frozen Treats and Healthy Eats with Chef Char. This is the perfect class for the beginning chef. Learn how easy it is to make ice cream in a bag, real fruit popsicles and frozen fruit smoothies and slushies. Kids ages 7-15 welcome. Cost $25. Class Size limited to 15. For more information or to register, call (231) 769-2202.


Earth Day Fair Expo

Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Montague High School, 4900 Stanton Blvd

All are welcome to Montague High School for the Earth Fair Expo! Enjoy tasty syrup, cuddly cats, buzzing bees, scented oils, and so much more! Dozens of local exhibitors featuring eco friendly, natural, and sustainable products and services will be there. Take a tour of the greenhouse, gardens and chicken coup by the Montague FFA (Future Farmers of

America). Celebrate Earth Day at Muskegon’s 6th Annual Earth Fair Expo, a part of the Muskegon Area Earth Week+ festival! Admission is free! For more information, e-mail


White Lake Young Artist Solo Performance 2017

Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00 pm

Ferry Memorial Church, 8637 Old Channel Trail

The top 12 of some of the best high school and college age musicians from schools across the state of Michigan will perform on Saturday, April 22, at 1:OOpm at Ferry Memorial Church! The Arts Council of White Lake Music’s Young Artist Solo Performance will feature these young adults performing live with an accompanist. Awards will be given to the top three. For more information and a list of upcoming events, call (231) 893-2524 or visit them online at


ON TAP: Michigan Brews. Inflatable Art!

Saturday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Avenue

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 2017 ON TAP will be better than ever! Enjoy draughts from craft breweries up and down the coast of West Michigan and food pairing samples from our fine area restaurants, all while experiencing Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art and other great exhibitions. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours early. Advance tickets are $30 ($25 for MMA members) and $35 at the door. Tickets get be purchased in the Muskegon Museum of Art Gift Store and at Pigeon Hill, Unruly, and Fetch brewing companies. Each ticket includes five 4- ounce tasting tickets and all food samples. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event. For ticket information, call 231-720-2580


Free Family Movie Night: Back to the Future

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm

Howmet Playhouse, 304 South Mears Ave.

Saturday, April 22 at 7:00pm, come to the historic Howmet Playhouse for Free Family Movie Night! This time it’s “Back to the Future!” 1980’s teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is transported back in time to 1955 where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures. Free drinks and popcorn are included! Presented by Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning. For more information, call (231) 894-4048.


West Michigan Ironmen Home Game

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm

L.C. Walker Arena, 955 Fourth St.

Michigan’s only professional indoor football team, the Ironmen strive to be champions in the community and champions in the arena. They strive to provide the highest level of competition and entertainment at an affordable price for the whole family. Saturday, April 22 at 7:05pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena as they take on the he Sioux City Bandits! Call 231-726-2400 for pnces.


Decades Rewind

Sunday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200

Come to the Frauenthal Center for 11Decades Rewind! 11   It’s an experience unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before! This brand new theatrical concert features more than 60 songs blended into unique medleys from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The most prominent decades in music history bring your memories to life with with over 100 costume changes and videos that tum back time. From Aretha to Zeppelin, “Decades Rewind” will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles. For more information, call (231) 722-9750.


Doc Fletcher: Canoeing College Campuses

Monday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster

Doc Fletcher returns with his newest lecture about Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses. This lecture includes paddles of: the Rouge River at UM-Dearborn, & by the waterfall at Fair Lane/the Hemy Ford Estate Mansion the Macatawa River at Hope College in Holland, and more. Doc will be selling his book “Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses,” as well as his other titles. As always, there will be a drawing for a free trip. For more information, call (231) 722- 7276.


Edward S. Curtis: Community Read Program

March 6 – May 16

Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Avenue

A Community Read program will set the stage for “Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian,” an exhibit coming to the Muskegon Museum of Art May 11 through September 10, 2017. The exhibition celebrates the artistry and cultural legacy of early-1900s photographer Edward Curtis. 231-720-2580 for more information and dates and locations of events.



April 14 @ 11:00 am – May 13 @ 5:00 pm

event goes through May 13

Art Cats Gallery, 1845 Lakeshore Dr

April 14 – May 13, come to Art Cats Gallery for the “Alter-Ego” show. Watch what happens when a group of artists work outside their comfort zone and work in a different style, medium or event a different persona. This exhibit will feature Lee Brown, John Hopson, Jeff Blandford, Chris Willis, Renae Hesselink, Mike Miesch, Louise Hopson, Lisa Wilkerson, Cat Jackson, Dee Dwight and Gloria Kirk-Hanna, as well as the mysterious ladies Kay Allen* and Marie DuBreuil*! The artist meet and greet will be April 21 from 5:00 -7:00pm. For more information, call (231) 755-7606.


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