Getting in a slump because winter just won’t quit? Spending a lot of time at home watching TV and eating pizza? Why don’t you spice things up and do something fun this weekend? Here are three events that are top on my list:
1. Kids at Heart – The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is throwing a fundraising event for adults only. Have a blue martini while playing the pvc pipes Blue Man style! Hit up the pasta bar and get your fortune told. Have a cheesecake pop while watching the magician! Check out an exclusive showing of the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. All the while feeling good about yourself because the money goes to keeping the museum open for the kids. Come on, its all about the kids.
– From the NY show’s website: The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding and The Donkey Show set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom… in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite ’80s movies are at THE PROM, from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader, and they’re all competing for Prom King and Queen. And just like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalking to retro hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!” Come “Back In Time”, to quote a Huey Lewis tune, and join the breakdance circle or just sit back and watch the ’80s drama unfold. Come on, you know you have a Members Only jacket somewhere… and if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to dance with The Captain of the Football Team.
3. Women’s Expo – From the informational website: Bigger and better than ever, Women’s Expo will feature more than 400 booths, seminars and presentations on two stages during its three-day run atDeVos Place. Last year, more than 15,000 attended Expo, making it the largest single consumer event in the region for women. From shopping to sampling new foods to talking with physicians and other professionals, Women’s Expo gives attendees access to a broad range of products, services and presentations under a single roof. The event will showcase old favorites – from on-site massages to cooking demonstrations – along with new offerings – including golf lessons from local pro Patti Butcher to artwork from nationally renowned artist Paul Collins – to create the popular annual event, which has come to be known as “spring break for women.”