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October 19 through 22 with Seven Performances

DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids

So Much Happened Before Dorothy Dropped In.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED— the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Website is here. Tickets are here.

Thursday, October 19

Space Jesus at The Intersection: Nerd-based progressive EDM/dance/raver Space Jesus will be throwing down the tunes at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids. Shlump, Esseks, and Of The Trees will be warming up the crowd. Doors open at 8 pm, must be 16 to get in. Tickets $15/advance and $20/day of show. More information is here.

311 at 20 Monroe Live: Alternative rockers 311 will be pleasing the crowd with their rock/reggae/rap/funk mix at 20 Monroe Live at 20 Monroe NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Doors open at 7, show at 8, all ages. Opening acts TBA. Tickets start at $39.50. More information is here.

Friday, October 20

Gavin DeGraw at 20 Monroe Live: Alternative light rocker Gavin DeGraw will be performing at 20 Monroe Live at 20 Monroe NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Warm-up band TBA. Doors open at 7, show at 8. All ages. Tickets start at $35. For more information click here.

The Floozies at The Intersection: Electronic funk heavy hitters The Floozies will be laying it down at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. SW in downtown Grand Rapids. The Funk Hunters and Late Night Radio will open the show. Show starts at 8 pm, must be 16 to get in. Tickets $20/advance and $25/day of show. More information is here.

Ghostface Killah at Pyramid Scheme: Hip hop artist Ghostface Killah will be laying down the rhymes at the Pyramid Scheme at 68 Commerce street in downtown Grand Rapids. show at 8, all ages. Tickets start at $27. More information is here.

Saturday, October 21

Grand Rapids Griffins hockey at the Van Andel Arena: Watch the Griffins defend their Calder Cup championship against the Hershey Bears in exciting AHL hockey action. The puck drops at 7 pm. Tickets start at $16. Info on the team is here and ticket info is here.

O.A.R. at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids: Vanguard Records recording artist O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) will be performing their jam-based alternative rock and roll at 20 Monroe. Doors at 7, show at 8. Opening acts TBA. Tickets start at $37. More information here.

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque at Pyramid Scheme: Local burlesque and vaudevillian performers SHFB will be strutting their stuff and doing their thing at the Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce in downtown Grand Rapids. Show starts at 9, must be 18 to attend. Tickets are $10-25. More information is here.

Sunday, October 22

Bleep Bloop at The Intersection: EDM band Bleep Bloop will be throwing down for all the ravers at The Intersection, 133 Grandville ave. SW in  downtown Grand Rapids. Sayer will warm the crowd up. Doors open at 8 pm, 16+ event. Tickets start at $16. More information here.

Demetri Martin at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids: Comedy Central comedian will be performing his stand-up routine at 20 Monroe. Doors open at 6 pm, show at 7. Opening acts TBA. Tickets start at $39.75. More information here.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys at Pyramid Scheme: Alternative bluesgrass/folk band Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys will be picking and strumming along at the Pyramid Scheme, 60 Commerce in downtown Grand Rapids. Show at 7, all ages. Opening acts TBA. Tickets start at $10. More information is here.