Arts & Entertainment Briefs 8/29 – Grand Valley Lanthorn

Pitbull arrives at the Van Andel Arena

Pitbull and Iggy Azalea are coming to Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of their “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour and are scheduled to perform at Van Andel Arena on August 30 at 8 p.m. This performance is one of many and will feature hit songs from the artists. Tickets are on sale online starting at $52.

GrandCon Gaming Convention

GrandCon, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the DeVos Place Convention Center, is an event that features tabletop games such as board games, role-playing games, family games, and card games.

This is a three-day event held September 2-4 that aims to appeal to all ages. To register for the event and purchase convention badges, visit GrandCon online.

GRAM hosts walk-in art studio

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting a walk-in studio experience, free with museum admission, on September 3 from 1-4 p.m. Participants can explore the process of embossing paper by creating their own embossed paper and using watercolors to create an image. The event is inspired by an artwork exhibited at the museum by Louise Nevelson titled “dawn clouds.”

Art installation at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens reopened its sculpture park in April after a year of renovations.

Currently an exhibition entitled “Yinka Shonibare CBE: Planets in my head » is on display until October 23. The artwork showcases Shonibare’s Anglo-Nigerian heritage through sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, embroidery, and film. The exhibition is included in the price of admission to the gardens.

Washed Ashore Collection at John Ball Zoo

The John Ball Zoo features an art collection titled “Washed ashore” now through November 30. The collection includes 16 different sculpture pieces made up of debris found on the Oregon coast.

The presence of art aims to raise awareness of environmental preservation and pollution.

Coins are placed throughout the zoo and are included in the price of admission.

Frederik Meijer Garden hosts Grand Rapids Ballet show

On August 30 at 7 p.m., Grand Rapids Ballet (GRB) will perform as part of the Frederik Meijer Garden Summer Series.

This is the third of GRB’s summer series performances following their performance at Studio Park and the Summer Dance Festival..

Tickets are available online or on the day of the performance and for Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park members, tickets are free with membership.

Seating is first come, first served and chairs of all heights are welcome.

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