What’s Happening on the Lakeshore

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/13/20 – 01/20/20

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.visitmuskegon.org

 

Team Trivia Game Show

January 13 @ 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.

 

Storytime at The Coffee Factory

January 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hackley Public Library and The Coffee Factory in Muskegon are teaming up for special Story Times!  They’ll have fun with reading books and singing songs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. These special Story Times will occur on January 14 and January 28, from 10:00am – 10:45am and are free to the public.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

 

Live Music at the Library

January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for live music from classical guitarist, Kyle Thompson!  Kyle first picked up the guitar at age thirteen and became fascinated by it. Now a Professor of Guitar at Grand Valley State University, he is sharing his skills and talent with you! This free musical performance is recommended for all ages. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

 

Trivia Night

January 14 @ 6:00 pm

The North Muskegon Library invites you to Trivia Night!  Are you a wise guy?  A smarty pants?  Go head to head against others and prove it. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded.  Test your knowledge and exercise your mind.  This event is open to anyone 16 and older.  Call 231-744-6080 to register.

 

Open Mic Night

January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Open Mic Night!  Bring a poem, song or reading and share it with a friendly audience.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

We Are Stars

January 14 & 16 @ 7:00 pm

January 14 – February 27, and March 10 – March 26, (no shows on March 3 and 5) come to the Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the free show, “We Are Stars!”  What are we made of? Where did it all come from?  Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.  Narrated by Andy Serkis.  This is a 35-minute presentation.  For more information call 231-777-0289.

 

Ice Breaker Wednesdays

January 15 @ 6:00 pm

Every Wednesday, January 8 – February 26 at 6:00pm, enjoy “Ice Breaker Wednesdays” at the Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park! This is your chance to learn how to skate and cross country ski with free skate and ski lessons for beginners.  Whether young or old, all beginners are welcome to participate.  A $5 rink or trail pass is required for each activity.  Rental equipment is also available for $5 inside the lodge.  Lessons begin promptly at 6:00pm.  All participants should arrive early enough to purchase a pass and get equipment on.  For more information, visit www.msports.org.

 

Movies + Music @TheBlock

January 15 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm, it’s “Movies + Music @TheBlock!” This popular series is back, and this time the theme centers on music from around the world integrated masterfully into films that explore the art of animation.

 

Join The Block for casual evenings as you explore the creative marriage of movies and music through a series of three acclaimed films. A panel discussion will follow.  Doors and bar open at 6:30pm.  General admission is $8.  For more information call 231-726-3231.

 

Film: Allegro non troppo (Fantasy/Romance)

 

A “gorgeous send-up of Fantasia” with a sly sense of humor. Six animation shorts synchronized with six iconic classical music pieces, and several bizarre black and white intermezzi featuring a sleazy promoter, a bully conductor, a harried artist, and an all-female geriatric orchestra.  (Films contain adult themes and are intended for mature audiences.)

 

Panelists:

 

  • Julie Goldstein, Animation Chair, GVSU Film & Visual Arts
  • Andy Buelow, Executive Director, West Michigan Symphony

 

After Hours Tours at Hackley Library

January 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, January 16 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, dive into history and learn details about Hackley Public Library during an ‘After-Hours’ guided tour!  Visitors are asked to arrive at 4:45pm to gather in HPL’s lower level meeting rooms.  The tours will begin at 5:00pm.  Please park in the rear parking lot as the front doors will be locked. Tours will be approximately 1 hour. Call (231) 722-8000 with any questions.

 

Opening Reception – 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators

January 16 @ 5:30 pm

The Muskegon Museum of Art completes the launch of its winter season on January 16, 2020, with the opening of “20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators,” an exhibition of original artwork created by 20 children’s book illustrators from across the state.

 

20 for 20 brings together paintings, drawings, collages, and digital artwork by nationally recognized and emerging Michigan children’s book illustrators.  MMA Curator of Education, Courtney Jackson, comments that “the exhibition celebrates the diversity found amongst illustrators here in Michigan and sets a precedent for beyond.”  The show was organized by the MMA and runs through April 19, 2020.

 

OPENING RECEPTION

 

The public is invited to a free, family-friendly reception to celebrate the 20 for 20 opening on Thursday, January 16, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Light snacks will be provided at the event and reservations are not needed.  For more information call 231-720-2580.

 

 

 

 

Jazz Night: Checkers Morton

January 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 16 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Checkers Morton!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

Muskegon Civic Theatre presents: Fun Home

January 17 – 19 & January 23 – 25

Beginning January 17, the Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Fun Home” on the Frauenthal stage! Tickets are $26.50.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

 

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Learn to Luge Weekends

January 17 – 19

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 27 – March 8, enjoy “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! They offer one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.  www.msports.org

 

Friday Family Fun Night: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

January 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

January 17 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the Friday Family Fun Night: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?  Its cold outside, but that does not mean you can’t have fun! Join them for their Friday Family Fun Night dedicated to snow.  Participate in the snowman-building contest, see what is really in the snow you eat, warm up with hot cocoa in the museum and enjoy more fun snow-themed activities.  The cost is $5, or free for Muskegon County residents.  No RSVP is required.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

 

Tim O’s No-Cook Friday

January 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

January 17 at 6:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for “Tim O’s No-Cook Friday!”  Enjoy slow-cooked Pork Marsala, mashed potatoes and salad for only $10.  Come for dinner, stay for music. There will also be a full bar.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game

January 17 @ 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. Catch home gamed Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at 7:05pm at the L.C. Walker Arena as they take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.  Friday, it’s “13 On Your Side” Night featuring $2 beers and Saturday, it’s Star Wars Night!  Tickets range from $10 – $17.  For more information call (231) 724-5225.

 

Live Comedy at SE4SONS

January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm, join SE4SONS Banquet Center and Fresh Ghost Comedy in welcoming Ricarlo Winston and Mike Geeter for a fun night of live comedy!  Tickets are $20 and include the show and pre-show appetizers from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  The show begins at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at SE4SONS bar during restaurant hours.  For more information call 231-759-3405.

 

A little more about Mike:

As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Pontiac, MI, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family, and relationships that few others can…or should.  From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery.  Mike has headlined some of the finest comedy venues in the country and has worked with such outstanding comedians as Kevin Hart, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Jim Norton, and Rickey Smiley, to name a few.  Mike was featured on Fox Television’s comedy showcase “Laughs” (Season 1) and the Detroit episode of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City 2” on Comedy Central (Season 2).

 

Live Music: Carl Webb Band

January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Carl Webb Band.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

January 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby.  For more information visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers Market

January 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Muskegon Farmers Market invites you to their Winter Farmers Market!  Vendors will be there offering produce and other hand made goods. Come visit on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

C.O.O.K. Kids Culinary Competition with Chef Jack Page

January 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 18, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers Market for the C.O.O.K. Kids Culinary Competition with Chef Jack Page! Teams of kids are paired with local chefs to create dishes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients along with a mystery ingredient. Common cooking ingredients will also be available to all teams.  Teams will be given tokens to shop in the Muskegon Farmers Market then return to Kitchen 242 to prepare their masterpieces with the guidance of their chef.  Local celebrities will judge the dishes and present the winners with a prize. Participation is limited and the cost is $40 to enter.  This event is for ages 7 – 13.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.  Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.

 

ASD Sensory Saturday

January 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for an ASD Sensory Saturday!  Families whose children have ASD, or sensory disorders, are invited to attend this free, special event.   A variety of accommodations have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place for the children and families where you can visit the museum’s exhibits, work on a craft, and have the option to visit the quiet area to relax and unwind.

 

Sensory bags with items like noise canceling headphones, visors, and fidget toys will also be available for families to check out.  Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center website to download a “Sensory Story” to read with your child before your visit.

 

To Register contact Jackie at jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org, call (231) 724-5526, or register with Eventbrite.com.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

 

Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Cornhole Tournament

January 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, January 18 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, Hot Rod Harley-Davidson is having a Cornhole Tournament!  So, you think you’re good at Cornhole?  Come out and compete for the top spot.  Hot Rod Harley is letting YOU decide what the PRIZES are for this 2-man team, bracket style tournament happening in the Deal Dungeon!  For more information call (231) 722-0000.

 

  • 15 Teams = $100 Gift Card for 1st Place
  • 10 Teams = $50 Gift Card for 1st Place
  • 5 Teams = $25 Gift Card for 1st Place
  • Hot Rod T-Shirts for 2nd place

 

Alcohol Ink Glass Gem Necklaces

January 18 @ 11:00 am

Saturday, January 18 at 11:00am, come to the North Muskegon Library to create Alcohol Ink Glass Gem Necklaces!  Use alcohol ink on glass gems to make your own one of a kind necklace. Call 231-744-6080 to register.  This event is geared toward children ages 11-18.

 

Murder by the Book: A Library Murder Mystery

January 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 18 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for “Murder by the Book:  A Library Murder Mystery!”  During a seemingly normal day at the library, a librarian is found dead in the stacks.  Whodunnit?  There are plenty of suspects with a motive for murder.  Will you be able to help the detective crack this case?  This is a free, ticketed event.  Free tickets are available to pick up at Hackley Library.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

 

Books and Bookbinding at Hackley Library

January 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Did you know Hackley Library has a special collection of historical books in glass cases? Saturday, January 18 at 2:00pm, HPL will present a program where you’ll learn the history of bookbinding, interact with a few books normally off-display, and make a book of your own to take home.  Registration is required and open to the first 35 participants.  Please register at hackleylibrary.org, by calling 231-722-8014, or stop into HPL to reserve your spot for this free event geared toward children 8 and above.

 

Essential Oils 101

January 18 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 18 at 2:00pm, come to Norton Shores Library to discover essential oil basics, why quality matters, and how to safely use them to enhance your home, wellness, beauty and balance.  Brittany of Clever Care Essentials will teach you how to make a synergy blend to take home. Call 231-780-8844 to register.

 

 

 

 

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game

January 18 @ 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. Catch home gamed Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at 7:05pm at the L.C. Walker Arena as they take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.  Friday, it’s “13 On Your Side” Night featuring $2 beers and Saturday, it’s Star Wars Night!  Tickets range from $10 – $17.  For more information call (231) 724-5225.

 

Live Music: John Nowak

January 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 18 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from John Nowak!  John is a Michigan musician in the nationally-touring band Desmond Jones.  When not playing drums or guitar for Desmond Jones, Nowak can be found playing solo shows on guitar and piano, with his side project Semis Passing Semis, or spinning vinyl dance parties at venues and festivals across the state.  While Desmond Jones is known for their high-energy funk, rock and jazz fusion- Nowak’s singer-songwriter approach to his solo original music errs on the side of Americana and folk rock.  Instrumental piano music, flowing and easy to listen to is also a component of John Nowak’s solo repertoire.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

MLK Day at the Museum

January 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, January 20 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, the Muskegon Museum of Art will open their doors for free in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Visitors can enjoy the galleries, films in the auditorium, crafts in the classroom, and mini tours led by docents and Muskegon High School art students.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

 

Schedule:

 

  • 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm – Film: “Black Man” by Jon Covington
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm – Tours led by MMA docents
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm – Craft in the classroom

 

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