Nightlife in East Grand Rapids

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Series at St. Cecilia Music Center (Up to 50% Off). 3 Dates Available.

St. Cecilia Music Center

Heartside-Downtown

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Concerts highlight classical pieces by Beethoven and Brahms, and the influence of folk music on Dvorák and Kodály

$80 $40

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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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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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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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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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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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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,
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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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Rock Fire Grille fills grumbly stomachs with classically prepared American fare, complementing an eclectic array of steaks, pastas, and pizzas with a stellar wine list. Diners can watch their meals being meticulously prepared in Rock Fire Grille's open exhibition kitchen, an experience far superior to viewing an episode of Top Chef and eating the TV screen at the end. The restaurant's expansive menu begins with seafood-infused appetizers, such as beer-battered, coconut-crusted shrimp ($8.95) and pan-seared Maryland crab cakes ($9.95). When the main course rolls in, treat taste buds to the Sienna chicken penne, served with sundried tomatoes and spinach and tossed in a creamy parmesan sauce ($14.95), or the bacon-wrapped pork fillet ($15.95) with a smidgen of pineapple salsa. Pizza purveyors can bite voluptuously into the wood-roasted mushroom pizza, with melty feta cheese, savory bacon, and spinach on four-cheese bread. For dessert, discuss your status as the Statue of Liberty's husband-to-be over a slice of Julia's New York cheesecake, drizzled with wild berry coulis ($6.95).

1144 E Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
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