The Suggestion Box- Weekend Happenings
By N3 Entertainment team
Friday is St Patrick’s Day and Newaygo Brewing Co. is helping you get in the spirit by dishing up some traditional bangers ‘n mash all weekend long In addition to their ever evolving selection of beverages, Chai-Goats (Oatmeal stout aged with Chai spices) will be tapped today (Friday) to give patrons a special St Patty’s Day treat. And we're certain you will fully enjoy the fresh baked soda bread served up with your bangers and created in the kitchens of Gala Gourmet across the street from NBCo. Makes you really love culinary collaboration doesn’t it?
With her sardonic wit and ability to spin a compelling story from everyday life Megan Wirts has carved out a strong following for her column ‘Megan Again’ in the pages of N3. This weekend...
...you have the opportunity to catch her stand-up comedy twice as part of Laughfest in Grand Rapids a 10 day festival of fun to benefit Gilda’s Club. The first is Friday March 17th at the Grand Rapids Art Museum at 7pm and the second is at Saturday March 19th 8pm at the 3rd floor of The Bob. Both events are free and if you’re looking to inject a little laughter into your weekend Ms. Wirts will not disappoint.
Kudos to Spectrum Gerber as they continue to roll out an enlightening series of free health-related workshops, events, and initiatives to our community on a wide range of topics. This Saturday from 10am to 12pm Tamarac will host Fit Mama.
“Becoming a mother is life changing. But the joys of motherhood can come with physical and emotional changes” reads the intro to this event. Check out Amy Drilling’s guest article in our Good Health section for more details,
Muskecon Comic Book and Toy Convention- Love the name. We at N3 World Headquarters have admittedly never been to a comic-con of any type but thanks to extensive research (primarily from watching reruns of “The Big Bang Theory”) we found it appears to have a strong following. This is understandable given the compelling nature of comics (I was a Superman guy back in the day) and this one is tossing in toys which makes it even more…well….fun I guess. It’s taking place Saturday at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in downtown Muskegon from 10am-6pm.
We had a great time interviewing Kevin Crawford the flute, whistle and drum guy from Lunasa and are looking forward to the group’s performance this Sunday evening at the Black Box. This is Irish music at its best with a collection of instrumentalists who are gifted at delivering traditional sound with an innovative twist. Check out the interview in our Feature page,
When the GR Symphony makes their annual Spring visit to The Dogwood Center (April 12, buy tickets early) it is an evening of wonderful music to be sure. As an added attraction each year part of the concert features the art work of our area youth displayed on a screen as a charming backdrop to the musical selections.
This has consistently been a huge crowd-pleaser as patrons get a glimpse into the vivid imaginations and creative talent possessed by our younger citizens. From now until next Thursday these works of art are still on display at the NCCA-Artsplace, the Dogwood Center and the Hesperia Community Library. The best part of visiting these venues is that unlike the screen showings one is given the opportunity to linger over the pictures that draw one’s interest or those that perhaps have been created by a family member or two.. These are exhibits you’re sure to enjoy if you’ve ever had a child, ever been acquainted with a child or ever been a child.
Here’s a handful of stuff going on this weekend so make some plans Near Northians. It’s all inside activities since we’re still looking to be a bit chilly for awhile but according to well known meteorological sources we’re in for a 90 day gradual warming trend.
Count on it.
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