Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/13/18 – 11/19/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Thanksgiving Dinner to Go
Order through November 15
Let SE4SONS Gastropub & Banquet Center do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Chef Tim and his staff will prepare a wonderful meal complete with all the fixings. Cooking & re-heating instructions and a thermometer are included. Schedule your pick-up no later than November 15 for a Wednesday, November 21st pick-up between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit to view menu and pricing.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit

Global Entrepreneur Week Celebration
November 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, join the Muskegon Innovation Hub for an inspirational TED talk viewing and guided panel discussion with several of the area’s most vibrant entrepreneurs!  This will be followed by refreshments and networking.  This free event is a great opportunity to celebrate local entrepreneurs and connect with potential collaborators, mentors and investors.  For more information, call 616-331-7370.  To register, visit

Zucca with Sofia
November 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Zucca with Sofia!” Butternut Squash (Zucca in Italian) will be the focus of this class featuring a full menu all about Zucca quiche with gorgonzola, soup with rice, and gnocchi baked with soy sauce.  Come to class hungry!  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit to sign up.

Free Planetarium Show at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email

GROW Connects: How to Talk to the Media
November 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub as Shelley Irwin, WGVU Morning Show Host/Producer, shows you how to put your best foot forward when it’s lights, camera, action!  Use the media to your advantage and you will be the star of your product.  Take home the useful tips and begin the action a.s.a.p.!  This program is hosted by GROW Lakeshore.  Generously supported and powered by Consumers Energy, GROW Connects is a monthly series designed to connect new and growing businesses with experts in various fields.  For more information call 616-331-6900.

Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Meet & Greet
November 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bippety…bobbidy…boo…dreams really do come true!  Thursday, November 15 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, join Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate & Fun Center for a once upon a time visit with Princess Cinderella!  Don’t miss this happily ever after evening of sparkle and enchantment.  Bring your camera and wear your favorite princess dress or knight outfit!

Advanced tickets are $10 through November 12th (unless sold out before), or $15 at the door.  Regular skate rental is free, roller blade rental is $2 and premium rental is $6.  Your ticket includes admission, regular skate rental, slice of pizza, fountain drink, Bounce Quest, a special performance, and of course a meet & greet by Cinderella!

This is a special event and everyone will need a ticket to enter whether participating or watching.  This includes parents and children under 32 that are just watching and not skating.  No children drop offs.  No passes or coupons accepted for this event.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable, and non-transferable. Get tickets at

27th Annual Holiday Dazzle
November 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 15 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm it’s the 27th Annual Holiday Dazzle hosted by the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County and Child Abuse Council of Muskegon! Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and shopping at the Holiday Inn – Muskegon Harbor Conference Center. The cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, dessert, one complimentary drink (house wine, beer, or a carbonated beverage), style show, and shopping for your holiday gift giving needs provided by local businesses all gathered in one location for your convenience. For more information, call the Child Abuse Council at 231-728-6410.  For more information, find Holiday Dazzle on Facebook or just register at

Comedy Night at Unruly
November 15 @ 8:45 pm – 11:30 pm
Thursday, November 15 from 8:45pm – 11:30pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. for Comedy Night featuring Zach Martina! Grab some friends, get a drink and enjoy this monthly comedy event in downtown Muskegon! Live and unfiltered comics come from all over Michigan to hit the stage to tickle your funny bone at Unruly. The cost is $3.  For more information, call (231) 288-1068.

Zach Martina brings his big energy to crowds across America delivering dark jokes in a delightful manner while pointing the finger of blame at everyone except himself. You’ve heard him on The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and the Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau. You’ve also heard his debut album “Skunkman” on Sirius/XM. He’s performed as part of Rock on the Range and the Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest in addition to sharing the stage with the likes of Rory, Scovel, Big Jay Oakerson, Joe List, Sean Patton and Jay Larson.

24th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk
November 16 – November 17
‘Tis the season of Christmas that brings a community together and what better way to ring in the holiday than the 24th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk!  This year’s Christmas Walk will take place during the weekend of November 16 & 17 along the streets of Montague and Whitehall with dozens of participating businesses.  Friday hours are 2:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Enjoy traditional Christmas Open Houses featuring unique gifts and yummy treats from participating White Lake Area merchants.  Visit with Santa, listen to caroling and enjoy the luminaries Friday evening.  Participating merchants and Santa’s time and locations are located on the Holiday Walk Map/Entry Form which can be picked up at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or any participating Holiday Walk stop (look for the big blue sign in the window). Submit your completed Holiday Walk Map/Entry Form and enter the drawing to win a $50 White Lake Gift Certificate.

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE TREE:  The White Lake Area “Tree Lighting Ceremony” will be Friday at 6:30pm, culminating with the tree lighting on North Mears Ave. at 7:00pm.  Children of all ages are invited to help decorate the Community Christmas Tree by bringing their own ornaments or create make-and-take ornaments from participating stores.  Gather at the north end of Mears Ave.and enjoy the festive voices of the members of the White Lake Chorale with friends and family, while the aroma of roasted chestnuts fills the air and hundreds of holiday luminaries line the sidewalks.

FESTIVE TRANSPORTATION:  Friday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, old-fashioned carriage rides await you in both Montague and Whitehall.  Trolley Rides transport you to any of the participating merchants on Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm courtesy of Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt.

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:  Take the kids to the Nuveen Center Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm where children can create make-it-and-take-it holiday crafts.

For more information on the 24th Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702 or visit

Becky’s New Car
November 16 – December 2
November 16 – December 2, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Becky’s New Car,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night, a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.  Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Build a Gingerbread House
November 16 – November 18
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16 – 18, you’re invited to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club to build and decorate your own gingerbread house!  The cost is $16 per house in advance or $20 at the door.  A pre-ordered take-home kit is $25.  Reserve your space now, as this event typically sells out.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a strict limit of 3 people per house.  RSVP to Nancy at 231-730-0887 or
• November 16/7:00pm – 9:00pm
• November 17/9:30am – 11:30am or 1:30pm – 3:30pm
• November 18/2:00pm – 4:00pm

Serita Black Rose
November 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, November 16 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Serita Black Rose!  Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Serita Crowley, also known as “Black Rose,” is the very essence of funk, rock, blues and soul.  This West Michigan native has performed hundreds of shows across the U.S., sharing the stage with notable artists including Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe, James Brown, Koko Taylor, and the legendary Smokey Robinson.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Snowflake Craft & Vendor Fair
November 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, come to Calvary Christian School for the Snowflake Craft & Vendor Fair! There will be over 95 booths of crafters and vendors from all around West Michigan.  You will find wood décor items, jewelry, food, glass art, paintings, Christmas items, pet accessories, wreaths, American girl doll clothes, hats, makeup, bath and body products, clothes, leggings, and so much more.  For more information, call 231-865-2141.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 17 @ 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.

Saturday, November 17 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders!  For ticket information, contact or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Performances @The Block: Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque
November 17 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque!  Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players.  Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Intriguing Instruments, Surprising Sounds
November 17 @ 7:30 pm
November 17 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra performs “Intriguing Instruments, Surprising Sounds!”

Taking center stage this fall are instruments rarely seen or heard with an orchestra.  Soloists on the alphorn, marimba, mandolin, and theramin blend with the Shoreline Symphony to create unexpected and unforgettable sounds.  Going even further outside the box, Shoreline also makes music out of whistling, whale calls, radios, and even living room furniture!

Tickets are $10 and $2.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Rich Williams and Ben Jones
November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm, the Back Alley Comedy Club presents Rich Williams and Ben Jones! Tickets are $10. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

As a kid, all Rich ever wanted to be was a platinum selling singer/songwriter. After releasing an R&B album that went “wood in the hood” (his mom and 3 of his friends bought copies), Rich parlayed his innate sense of humor into a career in comedy. Rich was hand-picked to open for comedians such as TJ Miller, Luenell, Donell Rawlings, Red Grant and many more. His first standup DVD “Demotape” has sold thousands of copies, and with his 2nd standup DVD in the works, Rich is taking the comedy world by storm!

Ben Jones got his first laughs as a child who dreamed of being a circus clown. Although an odd path, it was obvious he was a born performer. As he grew older and endured the cruel reality that is life, he ditched his backup plan of culinary school and began seriously pursuing a career in stand-up comedy. Flash forward over a decade and you’ll find this well respected and hardworking comic on the road crisscrossing the country and making fans in every town he visits. Ben’s show is a nonstop ride, full of energy and outlandish subject matter. Crowds instantly fall in love with his jovial demeanor, infectious smile, and relatable material. His likability is paralleled by very few in the biz.

MCC Honors Orchestra
November 18 @ 3:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Community College Orchestra presents a concert of music inspired by water, featuring music by Mendelssohn, new music by Nishimura, and of course, Handel .  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Holiday Craft Fair at Whitlow’s
November 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 from 11:00am – 4:00pm, come to Whitlow’s Forerunner for the Holiday Craft Fair! Enjoy great holiday deals from a number of vendors while supporting S.O.A.R. which stands for Supporting Others, Achieving Results. S.O.A.R. is a group that collaborates with local non-profits and foundations that need assistance. Their hope and desire is to give back to those in need, and help local vendors and crafters build their business. For more information, call (231) 739-6379.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.