Nightlife in East Grand Rapids

Nickelback at Van Andel Arena on February 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 27% Off)

Nickelback

Van Andel Arena

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album No Fixed Address

$53.10 $39

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Opera Grand Rapids Presents "Carmen" at DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, October 31 (Up to 68% Off)

Opera Grand Rapids presents "Carmen"

DeVos Performance Hall

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A rising mezzo-soprano stars in one of the greatest operas of all time at a costumes-encouraged Halloween performance

$77.25 $25

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"The Magic Flute" or "The Women of Lockerbie," November 7–16 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Magic Flute" or "The Women of Lockerbie"

Multiple Locations

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An award-winning play about the aftermath of a terrorist attack, or Mozart’s comic opera about a fantastical quest

$12 $7

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Life In Color with Optional VIP Package on Friday, October 17, or Saturday, October 18 (Up to 27% Off)

Life in Color

Multiple Locations

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Colorful explosions of paint shower the crowd to the sounds of top DJs, including The Chainsmokers on Friday and Carnage on Saturday

$57.90 $42

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at Van Andel Arena on November 18 or 19 (Up to 43% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!"

Van Andel Arena

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$24.65 $14

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Jamie Lynn Spears Concert for Two at The DeltaPlex on Friday, October 10, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jamie Lynn Spears

The DeltaPlex

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Former star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 stuns in her new career as a country singer with hits such as “How Could I Want More”

$40 $20

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Gala of the Royal Horses at Van Andel Arena on Friday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Van Andel Arena

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

$44.85 $22

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: "Built to Amaze" (Up to 51% Off). Showtimes Available September 19–21.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Built To Amaze

Van Andel Arena

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Humans and animals perform their most spectacular stunts with cannons, upside-down trapezes, towering unicycles, and other contraptions

$36.90 $20

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Sister restaurants One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom and The Cottage Bar & Restaurant share more than their owners?they're located on the same street corner. That makes it easy for guests to visit both in one night, stopping at The Cottage to grab a beer before heading to One Trick Pony for a pork porterhouse, or ordering a glass of wine at One Trick Pony before eating the USA Today awarded Cottage burger next door.

The two restaurants also share a love of entertainment. One Trick Pony hosts live music each Thursday and Saturday, with acts such as rockers Mid Life Crisis and acoustic folk singer Gabrial James Lundy entertaining diners. And musicians also play at The Cottage Bar's annual chili cook-off, where 40 amateur chefs gather to show off their secret recipes and plan a chili stain-off where they try to wash tomato sauce off their aprons.

18 LaGrave Ave. SE
Grand Rapids,
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Brick walls and fireplaces surround the nautical-themed dining area of Great Lakes Shipping Co. Restaurant & Tavern. During warmer months, the casual steak and seafood house opens its large outdoor deck that allows diners to pair meals with the melodic tweets of nearby birds. Executive chef Thomas Verlin's menu showcases fresh lake catches such as breaded perch alongside oceanic fare such as Australian lobster and Alaskan king crab, often accented with simple sauces, pastas, and cue cards that let the entree speak for itself. Thomas also lassos hand-cut slices of prime rib, new york strip, and tenderloin fillets onto dinner plates and wrangles juicy burgers and sandwiches to satisfy lighter appetites.

2455 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids,
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Although officially founded in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony's history stretches back to 1917 when an enterprising group of local musicians began practicing together and holding regular concerts. In the years since, the ensemble has retained this self-starter mentality while growing into one of the nation's preeminent regional orchestras. Always asserting its idiosyncratic individuality, the organization earned a 2007 Grammy nomination for its collaboration with flamboyant electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant and the ire of conductors for its rule that all batons should be able to shoot sparks.

300 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids,
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Shining its spotlights on everything from live concerts to cage fights, the Orbit Room morphs to handle intimate concerts and packed dance parties alike. A two-tiered design lends ample room for more than 1,600 swaying fans or 800 three-legged racers, with an open ground floor and loge resting below a seated balcony. Five bars adorn the two floors, quenching fans' thirst before they hop into the mosh pit or stretch their legs in the balcony.

2525 Lake Eastbrook Blvd
Grand Rapids,
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Flanagan's Irish Pub's gastropub menu rotates nearly weekly with eclectic offerings such as pulled pork tacos and specialty burgers with fresh, seasonal toppings. Chefs still cook up classic Irish dishes such as fish and chips or shepherd's pie, but also put twists on old favorites: reuben bites?mini reuben sandwiches rolled in wonton skins?are a house specialty. On the weekends, live bands and DJs fill the air with music.

139 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids,
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If the weight loss of the company's owner and a trainer?75 pounds and 100 pounds, respectively?is any indication, Grand Rapids Boot Camp and Fitness means business. The outdoor classes are tailored for all fitness levels, so beginners and seasoned athletes will both feel the burn as the perform weight exercises, resistance workouts, and functional movements.

1 Ionia Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
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