Things To Do In East Grand Rapids


The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Saturday, May 30 (Up to 22% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Van Andel Arena

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$38.65 $30

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Bridal Show Admission for Two or Four at Grand Rapids Wedding Affair on Friday, January 16 (Up to 55% Off)

The Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Bridal show serves as a resource guide for couples with dozens of exhibitors offering bridal fashion, catering, photography, and more

$20 $10

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Five or 10 1-on-1 Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 71% Off)

Fitness Together

Grand Rapids

Personal trainers customize training sessions based on each individual’s needs and fitness goals, conducted in private workout suites.

$345 $109

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$149 for Four-Week Film Class from Fusion Film Academy ($299 Value)

Fusion Film Academy

Forest Hills

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

$299 $149

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Roller Skating Package and Skate Rental and Snacks for Two, Four, or Six at The Fun Spot (Up to 71% Off)

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

$29 $13

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5 or 10 Kids' Open-Gym Sessions at R-Athletics (Up to 51% Off)

R-Athletics

Cascade

Kids’ open-gym sessions include Sip and Flip, which includes coffee and complimentary snacks for adults

$40 $20

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One or Two Months of Karate Lessons at Standale Karate (50% Off). Three Age Ranges Available.

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

$60 $30

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5, 10, or 20 Boot Camp Classes at Fitness and Sports Performance LLC (Up to 59% Off)

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

$75 $35

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$99 for 10 TRX Group Training Sessions at Fitness Together ($250 value)

Fitness Together

Walker

Suspension training train aims to work cardio, strength, and core to improve stamina, tone muscle, and burn fat

$250 $99

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You-Pick Beer, Wine, and Cider Samples for Two or Four at Cascade Winery & Jaden James Brewery (42% Off)

Cascade Winery

Cascade Winery

Sample craft beverages from Cascade Winery and Jaden James Brewery including 10 beers, five ciders, and many wines

$15 $8.75

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Two Aerial Yoga Classes or Eight Group Fitness Classes at G-Force Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

G-Force Fitness

Kentwood

Flying Yoga employs suspended silk hammocks for antigravity poses; group classes include Zumba, BodyCombat, and BodyJam

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids (Up to 88% Off)

Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

$100 $15

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$11 for an Ice-Skating Package for Four at Patterson Ice Center (Up to $28 Value)

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

$28 $11

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One- or Two-Month Membership with Unlimited Classes at Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

$99 $19

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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10 or 20 Mixed Martial Arts Classes at Toyoda Aikido Center (60% Off)

Toyoda Aikido Center

Grand Rapids

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

$63 $25

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10, 20, or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Body By Armr (Up to 76% Off)

Body By ARMR

West Grand

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

$100 $29

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One or Three Months of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, or Kung Fu Classes at Grand Rapids Karate Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Grand Rapids Karate Academy

Grand Rapids Karate

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

$125.95 $35

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Two Weeks or 30 Days of Unlimited Barre and Mat Pilates Classes at Pilates in East (Up to 54% Off)

Pilates in East

East Grand Rapids

Certified instructor strengthens cores and tightens up physiques with resistance exercises

$75 $35

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Coaches of Renewal Body Bootcamp coaxes hard work, discipline, and buckets of sweat from fitness-seekers during her intense, full-body workouts. One of her specialties is TRX resistance training, which involves suspending students by their arms, legs, and torsos from straps and harnesses dangling from the ceiling. Exercises require participants to fight gravity and their own body weight to build muscle. Coaches sometimes combines TRX with Pilates core-strengthening work or a rigorous plyometric regimen, mixing up workout routines daily to maximize effectiveness. In addition to physical training, she supplies students with nutritional counseling that measures appropriate caloric intake by the day, creating balanced diets that supply ample energy without extra carbs, fats, or whatever compound butter is made of.
650 Lakeside Dr
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target. That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
2907 Monroe Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
Modern Skate & Surf?s alternative-sports shop was founded in 1979 and has since hosted events frequented by Olympic and professional athletes?including superstar Tony Hawk?as well as earned a feature as Best Snowboard Shop in 2012 from Real Detroit Weekly. In Modern Skate Park's world-class, 60,000-square-foot Royal Oak skate park?one of the largest facilities of its kind in the US?skateboards grind across rails or glide over jumps, and inline skaters whiz over obstacles and BMX bikes hang in midair. Customers can build on their extreme-sports skills in clinics and lessons or rent out the facility for parties or high-speed chases. Committed to supporting the next generation of extreme athletes, Modern Skate Park offers discounts to students who bring in report cards sporting A?s and B?s. In addition to the skate park, Modern Skate & Surf also maintains a East Lansing store that stocks snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, skating, and protective gear to facilitate exciting adventures.
3665 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
In the decade following World War II, the only grand opera to be enjoyed in West Michigan was when a touring company passed through or a local Viking was carried away by valkyries. That's why, in the mid-1950s, a group of opera enthusiasts started the St. Cecilia Music Society, focused on modest productions with high-culture aspirations. Meanwhile, a group known as Opera Association Committee began laying the foundations of something larger by seeking partnerships with Grand Rapids Civic Theater and the Grand Rapids Symphony. By 1966, these organizations joined their formidable forces, and Opera Grand Rapids was born. Today, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Lyall, who's held that position since 1989, the opera specializes in full-scale productions of classic masterpieces such as Madame Butterfly and newer works such as A Streetcar Named Desire.
303 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
The ghosts, ghouls, and monsters at Witch's Walk may only come out after dark, but each year it gets a little trickier to avoid them since the maze’s designers keep increasing its level of difficulty. Explorers now wander through more than one mile of winding paths and switchbacks, passing by a cemetery, swamp, and snake pit before visiting the wood maze. Witch's Walk avoids excessive blood, gore, and any occult themes, instead scaring visitors along dark paths with ghouls and monsters. It reserves the scares for the nighttime, allowing younger visitors to explore the maze safely during the day. After wandering through the maze, guests can explore the onsite gift shop for seasonal costumes, accessories, and snacks.
5096 Fruit Ridge Avenue
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
Since 1993, Cirque Dreams' family-friendly variety extravaganzas have called upon a cast of acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils to wring the oohs and aahs out of audiences with tremendous feats of derring-do. During each themed production, more than 100 performers garbed in dazzling outfits twirl high in the air, contort their bodies into impossible shapes, and solve long division problems to earn uproarious applause from the crowd. At Dream Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida, hundreds of contracted artists from around the world develop their skills and prep for Cirque Dreams performances under the direction of Neil Goldberg and his team of choreographers, contortionists, and designers.
303 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
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