Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books
March 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library for the Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books event in honor of Black History Month! Put your best foot forward with the freshest cut as experts Kenny Terrell of Ken’s Anointed Hands and Yancey Harris of Fancy Yancey’s Barber Shop share their expertise on hair care for men and boys. They’ll also demonstrate proper cutting techniques. At this program, the library will be making an exciting announcement about a new library service to be offered at both barbershops locations! This event is free and open to the public and recommended for all ages. Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters. For more information call (231) 722-8000.
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
The “Arsenal of Democracy” was a slogan used by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio broadcast delivered on December 29, 1940. The phrase was used to arouse popular support for aiding nations in the war prior to the US entry into WWII and continued until the end of the war. During that time, the US provided the Allies with millions of rounds of ammunition, as well as weapons, trucks, tanks and ships. The Americans who worked in countless factories throughout the country truly helped the US manufacture victory in WWII. Join the USS Silversides Submarine Museum most Mondays through May 13 for the lecture series, “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy!”
All lectures begin at 6:00pm at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. The cost is $5.00 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. For more information call (231) 755-1230.
• March 25: Patent Secrecy Act of 1940 presented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
• April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists.
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.
Pajama Night Family Storytime
March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm, don your pj’s and bring the family to Norton Shores Library for “Pajama Night!” Miss Gillian will share books, music, crafts, and fun with their Storytime families. This event is free and open to families with children ages 0-5. No registration is required. For more information call (231) 780-8844.
Feeding the Soul of the City: Campbell’s Clarinet Collage
March 26 @ 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for the “Feeding the Soul of the City” free lunchtime concert featuring Campbell’s Clarinet Collage! The Collage is made up of clarinet students who have studied extensively under Dr. Arthur Campbell at Grand Valley State University. Musical selections will range from classical to modern. For more information, call 231-722-2112.
The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and personal meditation from 10:00am – 12:00pm. At noon, there will be a gathering for a 10 minute inter-faith celebration of prayer. This is open to all faiths. The concerts are free and open to the public. A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you may bring your own lunch. To join their mailing list for Feeding the Soul of the City, contact Elizabeth at email@example.com.
Henna Tattoo Workshop
March 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a Henna Tattoo Workshop! This is an informational and hands-on workshop that will provide instruction on the use and history of Henna. Each person will receive a small Henna cone to work with! Registration is required by calling 231-722-8011 or visit HPL’s online events calendar to register. Registration opens 1 month before the class date. This workshop is free and recommended for ages 16 and up.
For the Lover of Italy with Sofia
March 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “For the Lover of Italy with Sofia!” A perfect Sunday in Italy: porcini mushrooms risotto, meatballs, baked rosemary potato, and something sweet…and of course wine! The cost is $45. To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium! Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” January 15 – March 28 (no shows on March 5 and 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm. Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons. For more information, call (231) 777-0289.
White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2019 Lecture Series
March 26 @ 7:00 pm
The White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2019 Lecture Series will feature three engaging and stimulating presentations! The last Tuesday of the month, from January through March, will showcase a wide variety of expertise and talent.
On March 26, Kirk Hallman, Executive Director of the Muskegon Art Museum, will speak on “The Muskegon Museum of Art: Past, Present and Future.” Mr. Hallman is a native of Muskegon who moved away in the late 1980s only to return in 2013 to take the position of Development Officer at the Muskegon Museum of Art. He attended Michigan State University and before joining the Muskegon Museum of Art, served 20 years as Executive Director of a non-profit musical arts organization in Lafayette, Indiana. He is now leading this great organization, the Muskegon Museum of Art, with great vision, impacting the West Michigan community!
All presentations will take place at 7:00pm at the Book Nook & Java Shop. The suggested donation is $7 at the door. For more information, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056 or visit them online at www.whitelakemusic.org.
Whiskey School: Irish Pot Still Whiskies
March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Pub for “Whiskey School: Irish Pot Still Whiskies!” March is Hennessey’s favorite month of the year and they’re celebrating. You’ll taste some glorious pot still whiskies, three of which are over $100 and one that is a $200 bottle of whiskey. Chef David Grey is also going to be going the extra mile on the food. Come learn from Fr. Jared Cramer, their whiskey expert.
• Powers Signature – $45
• Knappogue Castle – $48
• Green Spot – $65
• Yellow Spot – $110
• Redbreast 15 Year – $120
• Midleton Very Rare – $200
Please note: Whiskey School is always a sell-out, so if you want to be sure to get a spot, please reserve your tickets in advance by visiting www.hennessyspub.com. For more information call (231) 728-3333.
WLMS Lecture Series: Kirk Hallman
March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the WLMS Lecture Series featuring Kirk Hallman. Kirk is Executive Director of the Muskegon Art Museum and will speak on “The Muskegon Museum of Art: Past, Present and Future.” Mr. Hallman is a native of Muskegon who moved away in the late 1980s only to return in 2013 to take the position of Development Officer at the Muskegon Museum of Art. He attended Michigan State University and before joining the Muskegon Museum of Art, served 20 years as Executive Director of a non-profit musical arts organization in Lafayette, Indiana. He is now leading this great organization with great vision, impacting the West Michigan community! For more information call 231-894-5333.
Kids Fun with Fondue with Chef Char
March 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Kids Fun with Fondue with Chef Char!” Mini Chefs will have lots of fun mixing, melting and cooking in tiny pots! Dunk delicious goodies in oil or broth and coat favorite foods in fabulous cheese sauces or chocolate ganache. The cost is $45. For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page. For more information call (231) 769-2202.
Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel
March 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Historically, Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan have played a major role in Muskegon’s industry and economy, but just because lumbering ended over 100 years ago does not mean the lakes are no longer important! Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Dr. Al Steinman of Grand Valley State University, Bob Lukens of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dave Alexander of Downtown Muskegon Now and Chuck Canestraight of Sand Products Corp. will share how their varied sectors are tied to one of Muskegon’s most valuable natural resources; water! Join them to discover how the lakes are playing an important role in Muskegon’s rebirth. This is the last in a series of lectures bringing their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics. This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members and only $3 for non-residents. Reserve your seat by calling 231-722-0278 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
That 70’s Mystery
March 28 – March 30
Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29 at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as West Michigan Home School Theatre presents “That 70’s Mystery!” Match wits with the 1970’s finest detectives to determine who stole George Lucky’s famous Space Script! Could it be that rising superstar, Julia C. Tsar, whose scarf is found at the scene of the crime by those streetwise detectives, Husky and Starch? Or could it be the group of burglars who were caught sneaking out the window of Italian director Antonio Mark’s office in the Watergate Building? Or Antonio himself, who is found to have a ransom note in his pocket? Perhaps it is one of Julia’s friends: the conniving Cassidy Casca, the beautiful Bru Tuski, or angelic threesome Debra, Carla and Bunny? Join in on the interrogation process with the witty, well-dressed Jacko, the relaxed and rumpled Columsey, and the slick and savvy Barette. Can Ellery King or Smith Wesson, PI, discover the identity of the thief ahead of those determined detectives? Or will it be YOU who will solve the mystery first by discovering the clues left behind in the crime scene? Be an eyewitness to this fantastical, farcical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” set in that zaniest of decades. Tickets are $10. For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.
Happy Hour Discussion with Lundell Farms
March 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 28 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for a Happy Hour discussion featuring Lori Lundell of Lundell Farms. Local farmer and certified health coach, Lori Lundell, will discuss the benefits of eating local, naturally raised, whole foods. Learn about the convenient option of a CSA farm share and how it can impact your health and the economic health of your community. If you love to try new things, cook at home and put the best ingredients into your food, then this is a talk you don’t want to miss! For more information call 231-894-5333.
Tipsy Comedy at the Tipsy Toad
March 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm, it’s Tipsy Comedy at the Tipsy Toad! This is a night of cold drinks, excellent food and deep belly laughs! Scott Zank is your host for the evening and he is known to “make people want to laugh” as he keeps the night rolling smoothly between all of these great comics! They have a couple of guests coming, you could get local comics working on their craft or touring comics that are in the area!
Special Guest: Adam Cameron – His time in the Navy and his bachelor lifestyle has given him a very unique take on life!
Headliner: Brian Atkinson – Semi-Finalist in the 2019 Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest. Brian is a comedian, voice actor and speaker. A former radio personality, he’s happy to work in front of an audience instead of sitting in a tiny room talking to himself. Brian’s sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, corporate events and festivals across the country. Brian’s confident and engaging storytelling welcomes everyone to “gather ’round the fire.”
Come out what is sure to be a great night of comedy! The cover charge is $10. For more information call (231) 725-7181.
Singer/Songwriter Jordi Baizan
March 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 28 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for music from Jordi Baizan, a singer/songwriter from Houston! Born in Houston to Spanish and Cuban parents, and married to Carmen who hails from Mexico, Jordi is also a multi-tasker, writing songs and managing his flourishing music career in the same home-office where he runs his small business, which helped he and Carmen raise their two girls and two boys. Now that the kids are away at college and beyond, the empty nest at home has provided Jordi the opportunity to take his music on the road. In May of 2017, he released his first record as a solo artist. This record is appropriately named “Like the First Time,” and some of the songs on it have enabled Jordi to be recognized by two prestigious Texas songwriting competitions, the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition (Regional Ballad Tree performer) and the Songwriter Serenade Competition (Semifinalist). With the support of dedicated fans, Jordi is taking to the road to humbly bring to each listener a sense of joy, adventure, gratitude, and respect for our common humanity. For more information call 231-894-5333.
Fish Fry Fridays
March 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12. Kids 5 and under are free! Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert. Get an extra 2 filets for only $1. Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department. For more information call (231) 853-6743.
Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
March 29 @ 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.
Friday, March 29 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Waterloo Blackhawks! For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.
Live Music: February Sky
March 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from February Sky! Traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper and songwriter and singer Susan Urban create their own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and also interpret a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous “slice of life” songs. She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, hand percussion instruments and Native American Style flute. For more information call 231-894-5333.
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! 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. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.
Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.
Women of Accomplishment Awards Brunch
March 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, March 30 from 9:00am – 11:00am, you’re invited to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club for the “Women of Accomplishment Awards Brunch!” Join them as they honor three women in the community for their volunteer work that makes our area a great place to live. You’ll also enjoy a wonderful brunch for only $20. For more information call (231) 725-9220.
Live Music: Second Chance
March 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 30 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Second Chance! This is a three man band of retired educators who play a wide variety of rock ballads and blues tunes on guitar, bass, keyboard and harmonica. For more information call 231-894-5333.
Back Alley Comedy Club: Dave Dyer wsg Paul Piziks
March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 30 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for comedian Dave Dyer with special guest Paul Piziks! Tickets available at the door for only $10! Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.
David Dyer has done comedy around the Midwest for 8 years and opened for Drew Carey, Louie Anderson, and Louis Black. He has written material for television, contributing monologue material for ABC’s Politically Incorrect. David’s humor exposes the everyday happenings that we all experience, but rarely take note of. Throw in some perspective on current events and a little bit of edge and you come up with a brand of humor that has made him a popular act in clubs and American Legion Halls everywhere.
Catch an acidly funny performance by Paul Piziks! A Detroit original, Paul fearlessly skewers the absurd with twisted precision. His scathing commentary combined with an affable personality appeals to audiences from all walks of life. Paul is rapidly creating raving fans at comedy clubs, country clubs, corporate events, and charity benefits around the Midwest.
Music Exchange Gear Swap
March 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, everyone is invited to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for the Music Exchange Gear Swap! Musicians and everyone in the community are invited for another round of gear fun, good conversation and networking. Buy, sell or trade some sweet gear while making new friends and enjoying great beverages. Vendors will participate and are yet to be announced. For more information call (231) 288-1068 or visit www.unrulybrewing.com.
Meatball Madness Competition
March 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing for the Meatball Madness Competition to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association! They’re taking a break from March Madness and focusing attention on Alzheimer’s Research at their first annual meatball competition! Nine talented chefs will compete for a custom made, oak Pigeon Hill cutting Board.
To help them determine who made the best meatball, they’re looking for lots of hungry and thirsty voters. A $10 donation gets tasters the opportunity to taste each meatball and vote for the best! Chefs! The competition is limited to 9 entries so call the taproom at (231)375-5184 to sign up today!
Free Latin Dance Party
March 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every other Sunday, March 3 – May 13 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for bi-monthly, free Latin Dance Classes offered by the Facebook group MADLOS! They will cover simple steps, turns and spins that are easy to learn and fun to do. No partner or experience are needed to participate. The lesson is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with music continuing until 7:00pm so you can practice what you’ve learned or show off what you know. If you don’t need a lesson and just want to dance, join them at 6:00pm. There is no cost for the lesson, but they are accepting donations that will go to support the Child Abuse Counsel of Muskegon County. MADLOS offers different dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what they’re up to next.
March 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
18th Amendment Spirits Co. and The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company present, “Buzzed Bard!” Sunday, March 31 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company returns to 18th Amendment Spirit Company with its Buzzed Bard series. This irreverent look at Shakespeare features performance of scenes from multiple Shakespearean plays combined with improv, audience-interactive games, and a Shakespearean drinking game. This event may not be suitable for patrons under 21. Tickets are $5 and available through Eventbrite and only cover the performance. Food and drinks (both adult beverages and non-alcoholic) will be available to purchase from 18th Amendment’s menu. For more information call (231) 375-5064.
Spring Break Escape Camp
April 1 @ 9:00 am – April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday, April 1 – 5 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan! Transportation and before/after care are also available. For more information or to register, visit www.pendalouan.org or call 231-894-4538.
Culinary Class: Retro and Classic Casserole Night with Chef Char
April 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, April 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Retro and Classic Casserole Night with Chef Char!” Do you wish you could recreate some of your favorite casseroles from childhood? Want to know how your mom and grandma made their “one dish wonder” that fed the whole family? Join Kitchen 242 for this special class that puts together all your favorite taste bud memories into classic dishes. If you have a favorite vintage/retro casserole dish/jello mold, bring it to class. It will be a fun evening that will serve up some wine to go with your creations! The cost is $50. For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page. For more information call (231) 769-2202.