Visit Muskegon Events February 26 – March 5, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sherri Winston and the Pathfinders Youth Gospel Choir
Monday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as local Author Sherri Winston hosts a multi-media presentation incorporating an imaginative PowerPoint display, music, lively discussion and Black History trivia.  The program will weave black history’s literary figures and how their presence impacted her life.  Her recent book, “The Sweetest Sound,” has recently been named one of Kirkus magazine’s best books of the year.  It is coming out in January in paperback.

Zucca (Butternut Squash) with Sofia
Monday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, February 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market invites you to the culinary class, “Zucca (Butternut Squash) with Sofia!”  There are so many ways that the Italians use this delicious and versatile vegetable.  Here are four of Sofia’s favorites that you will prepare in this class: zucca and gorgonzola quiche, zucca gnocchi zucca flan, baked zucca with soy sauce. There’ll be plenty for tasting and to take home.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202.

Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet in concert
Tuesday, February 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
We will kick off the second half of the Feeding the Soul of the City’s 2017-18 season with a popular barbershop quartet from Owosso, Michigan–the Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet- at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon (1006 Third St.). The concert is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available for free starting at 11:30 a.m.   Attendees may bring a bag lunch that they may enjoy before or during the concert. A few minutes of prayer will be held just before the concert starts.

Winter Lecture Series: History of the Blues
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague
The White Lake Music Society’s Winter Lecture Series features engaging and stimulating presentations!  The last Tuesday of the month, from January through March, a wide variety of expertise and talent will be showcased. February 27, in honor of Black History Month, Lazaro Vega will speak on “The History of the Blues”. Suggested donation is $6 at the door.  For more information, please visit

Planetarium Show: Faster than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Tuesdays and Thursday @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
January 16 – March 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for “Faster than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight!” The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. This is a 35-minute presentation. (The campus will be closed March 6 and March 8 for College Spring Break) For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Page to Screen Noir: Double Indemnity

Wednesday, February 28 @ 1:30 pm
Norton Shores Library, 705 Seminole Rd.,Norton Shores,
The Norton Shores Library hosts Page to Screen Noir, where you can read a classic noir mystery each month and then watch the film it inspired.  For February, participants will read “Double Indemnity” by James M. Cain and then watch the 1944 movie.  This program, funded by the Friends of the Norton Shores Library, is free and open to the public ages 18 and up.  For additional information, contact Alison Purgiel, lead librarian, at 231-780-8844 or .

Mad for Macaroons with Kathy DeHoag

Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kitchen 242, 242 W. Western Ave.
Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market invites you to the culinary class, “Mad for Macaroons with Kathy DeHoag!”  Make two different kinds of batter, coloring, flavors, fillings and all different ways to decorate macaroons.  There’ll be plenty for tasting and to take home. The cost is $35. For more information, call (231) 769-2202.

Poetry in Metal: David Barnhill and David Huang

Thursday, March 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Ave.
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the opening reception of “Poetry in Metal: David Barnhill and David Huang!  The reception starts at 5:30 pm and is followed by a presentation by both artists.  This event is free and light refreshments will be provided. There will also be a cash bar. For more information, call 231-720-2570.
Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Iconic Women of U.S. History: Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm
Sturrus Technology Center, 388 W. Clay
The Center for Experiential Learning at Muskegon Community College is presenting a three-part lecture series on the “Iconic Women of U.S. History:  Eleanor Roosevelt,” Thursday, March 1 in the Sturrus Technology Center.  Free and open to the public, the talk kicks off the Women’s History Month celebration throughout March and will be held in the Dr. Donald and Nancy Crandall Experiential Learning Lab on the first floor. MCC Distinguished Faculty Award recipient and Emeritus Instructor, Bill Jacobs, will offer insights into the lives and times of prominent American women. For more information, contact the MCC Social Sciences Department at (231) 777-0380.

Cocktails & Canvas
Friday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Watermark 920, 930 Washington Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
Come to Watermark 920 for Cocktails & Canvas! Create.A.Frame Studio will be there with step-by-step instructions and techniques on how to create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The cost of this class will be $20 per person and includes all of the supplies needed. Class space will be limited, so register soon! This is a 21+ event with wine, mixed drinks and beer available for purchase. The Coffee Factory will be offering a variety of desserts, sandwiches and soups. Painting begins at 6:00pm, but please come early for cocktail hour! Tickets are available at

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Classical Music for Everyone – Romantic Nationalism
Friday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200 Muskegon,
$10 – $57
Come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Classical Music for Everyone – Romantic Nationalism! Explore Romantic music via the countries from which they originate. You’ll experience classical music’s Romantic era as it developed in Scandinavia, Spain, France, America, Bohemia and Russia. The concert closes with one of the most important cello concertos ever written, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto featuring Russian cellist Alexey Stadler. For more information, call 231-726-3231.

The Back Alley Comedy Club Presents: Dustin Diamond
Friday & Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm – March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Platinum Room @ Sherman Bowling Lanes, 1531 W. Sherman Blvd
Come to the Back Alley Comedy Club inside Sherman Bowling Center for live stand-up comedy from Dustin Diamond!  He played the bad guy on Celebrity Fit Club and has been hailed as the “Dark Prince of Comedy”. Dustin Diamond is a pop culture icon, and is best known for his role as Screech on Saved by the Bell. Dustin played Screech through all 10 seasons of the show, and to this day, Saved by the Bell is still seen in syndication 16 times per week in 105 countries. For the past 17 years, Dustin has toured the world as a stand-up comedian. His act is suitable for the now grown-up fans of Saved by the Bell. It is adult-oriented, hilarious, and definitely not the same squeaky-clean, Saturday morning comedy that he spent 10 years doing as Screech. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance. For more information, call (231) 755-1258.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
Friday & Saturday March 2 & 3 & @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States, for five years running!

Catch two home games at 7:15pm as the Jacks take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints at the L.C. Walker Arena. Purchase tickets by calling 231-724-5225.

Rebel Road Winter Burnout
Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3

C.I.O. Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave.
It’s going to be one heck of a party at the Rebel Road Winter Burnout, a fundraiser for the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon!   The party kicks off at 7:00pm, Friday, March 2 at Racquet’s Downtown Grill with drink specials and Cards Against Humanity! Then, on Saturday, March 3 get ready to rock at the CIO Hall! Doors open at 6:00pm and your $5 cover includes entry for a drawing to win an awesome Rebel Road 4’ x 8’ poster! •6:00pm – Burn Out Pit by Vic •8:00pm – DJ Eazy E, DJ Lowercase g, and DJ Freak’n Fonger will be spinning vinyl, taking you back through the 70’s,80’s and 90’s •10:00pm – Let There Be Rock/A Tribute to Early AC/DC is back!!! •All Night – 50/50 raffles. This event is for persons 21+. For more information, find “Rebel Road Winter Burnout” on Facebook or call (231) 327-5290.

A Raisin in the Sun
Through Saturday, March 3 @ 7:00 pm
Through March 3, come to the Beardsley Theater for “A Raisin in the Sun,” presented by the Muskegon Civic Theatre! Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena.  When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home in a better neighborhood in Chicago.  Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man.  Beneatha dreams of medical school.  The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. For more information, call 231-727-8001.

West Michigan Lake Hawks Home Game
Saturday & Sunday March 3 & 4 @ 5:00 pm
The West Michigan Lake Hawks strive to provide a professional level of sports entertainment and to enrich the lives of student athletes. Home games are played at Reeths-Puffer High School. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and season passes are $90 which saves you 25%. Ages 4 and under are free. Call 231-769-9617 for group ticket sales. Catch their next home game Saturday at 5:00pm as they take on the Windy City Groove and Sunday watch The Lake Hawks against Oakland County Cowboys. GO HAWKS!

Indoor Farmers’ Market
March 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market invites you to come inside their warm barn and shop this winter!  They’re open every Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm, November – April.  They will be closed Saturday, December 30.  For more information, call (231) 722-3251. They are located at 242 Western Ave.

Sweet Water Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00am-Noon
Every Saturday year round Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village 6401 Prairie St. Norton Shores.
Lakeshore Museum Center: Robot Open House
Saturday, March 3 @ 1:00pm
Both boys and girls will love to try out the many of the newer robots in the Science Center. This program runs from 1:00-3:00 and is FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $3.00 for non- residents.

Kids Pizza Party with Chef Char
Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kitchen 242, 242 W. Western Ave.
Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market invites you to the culinary class, “Kids Pizza Party with Chef Char!” Learn the fun of making your own pizza dough and a homemade marinara sauce for the start of a good pizza.  Find out how to make an herbed crust, stuffed crust and even a cinnamon crust for a sweet treat fruit pizza.  Choose and add your own toppings for pizzas that can be eaten in class or taken home for later.  Ages 7+.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202.

Robert H. Fischer’s 5th Annual Pasta for Paws
Saturday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm

Mona Lake Boating Club, 372 W. Randall, Norton Shores
Come to the Mona Lake Boating Club for the annual Pasta for Paws event to benefit Pound Buddies Animal Shelter! Doors open at 4:00pm, with dinner from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Enjoy spaghetti and meatball dinner, silent auction, 50/50/raffles, cash bar and live music and dancing with The Root Doctor beginning at 9:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. For more information call Linda at 231-329-2085 or Lana at 630-816-6409.

Norsemen Family Festival
Saturday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

North Muskegon Elementary School, 1600 Mills Ave
Bring the kids to the Norsemen Family Festival! This fundraiser at North Muskegon Elementary School features carnival games, bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, a silent auction and refreshments. There’s also a raffle with a top prize of $500!   For more information, e-mail

The Block: Gaudete Brass – Chamber Music
Saturday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
$10 – $20
Come to The Block as the Gaudete Brass Quintet encourages appreciation of the art of brass chamber music through live performance, recordings and new works. The quintet presents an evening of works featuring all-brass instrumentation. Call 231-726-3231 x223 for tickets and more information.

Million Dollar Quartet
Saturday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm

Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Come to the Frauenthal Theater for the “Million Dollar Quartet!” This Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by an electrifying true story, will rock the Frauenthal stage. On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Team Gershwin, in association with the Barter Theatre. General management is provided by Dhyana Colony/Colony Creative Group. Tickets are $50, $45, $40 and $35. For more information, please visit the Million Dollar Quartet website at For tickets, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

The Music of Scott Joplin
Sunday, March 4 @ 3:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Come to the Frauenthal Theater for “The Music of Scott Joplin!” Hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” Richard Dowling appears regularly across America in solo recitals, at chamber music festivals, ragtime & jazz music festivals, and as guest soloist in concerto engagements. Tickets are $30, $25 and $20 for adults. Youth tickets are $12. For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Sushi 101 with Chef Damon
Sunday, March 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kitchen 242, 242 W. Western Ave.
Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market invites you to the culinary class, “Sushi 101 with Chef Damon!” Learn simple and easy sushi recipes with Chef Damon. Everyone can learn and enjoy the basic art of sushi making. This will be a hands-on learning experience that will teach you how to spread, layer, tuck and roll sushi and then taste the fruits of your labor. It starts with perfect rice! This is a great couples class, but you can attend by yourself, too. You will be using raw fish and seafood in this class. The cost is $45. For more information, call (231) 769-2202.

Spring Film Fest: Dr. Strangelove
Sunday, March 4 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday at 2:00pm through March 25, come to the Harbor Theater for the Spring Film Fest to benefit Muskegon’s historic military vessels!  Tickets are only $6.  For more information, call (231) 375-5228.

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Monday, March 5 @ 6:00 pm
USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St.
Monday evenings at 6:00pm, January 29 – April 2, come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum for The Vietnam War by Ken Burns! Each episode will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free with the purchase of museum admission. Members are free. For more information, call 231-755-1230.

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