January Fun in West Michigan: Mermaids, Live Music, and More


Real Mermaid in Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids exhibit!

  • Jan 13 – Jan 14 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Visit the GRPM and see a LIVE Mermaid in Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids exhibit on Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14th!
  • Mermaid Phantom will be in the exhibit both days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interact with her and take your photos!
  • Explore the various Mythic Creatures of the world. Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids features models and replicas of preserved specimens as well as cast fossils of prehistoric animals to investigate how they could have, through misidentification, speculation, fear, or imagination, inspired the development of some legendary creatures. Visitors will discover how narwhal tusks from the North Sea, introduced to continental Europe by Scandinavian traders, lent credence to the centuries-old belief in the unicorn. Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is great for all ages
  • Touch casts of a narwhal tusk, the lower jaw of Gigantopithecus, and a life-size reproduction of the talon of a Haast’s eagle.  Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids offers many interactive stations throughout the exhibition. Visitors can build their own dragon on an engaging touch-screen and watch it come alive before their eyes in a virtual environment. This amazing exhibition includes imaginative models, paintings, and textiles, along with other cultural objects from around the world.
  • This exhibit brings to light surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world have been inspired by nature to envision and depict these strange and wonderful creatures.
  • Admission to Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is $12 for adults, $7 for children, $9 for Kent County resident adults, $4 for Kent County resident children, and $2 for Museum members! Admission includes general admission to the Museum.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Celtic Band Uneven Ground

  • Event posted by: Loutit District Library
  • Date(s) – 01/14/2018, Sunday
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue
  • Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Cost Free
  • Uneven Ground is a four-piece traditional Celtic band blending vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey. “Grounded” in the roots of traditional Irish music, Uneven Ground presents a blend of songs molded from hundreds of pub tunes from around the Celtic region.
  • By teaching the history of their music mixed with their nonsensical humor, each performance offers the listener an escape from the busyness of life.

Perrin Brewing presents “Ice Jam Winter Festival”

  • With proceeds benefiting Kids’ Food Basket
  • Looking to beat the winter blues? On Saturday, January 27th, 2018 dig up your warmest winter suit and mittens to join Perrin Brewing and Kids’ Food Basket at the “Perrin Ice Jam Winter Festival” from 3pm – 8pm.
  • The second annual event will feature live music from Jake Kershaw, Mustard Plug, and Hollywood Makeout, specialty Perrin beers, and a Frostbite 5K Run/Walk. Admission is donation based including cash donations or food items from Kids’ Food Basket wish list.
  • Stretch it out and warm up those toes in the Frostbite 5k Run/Walk on January 27th at 2pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Kids’ Food Basket of West Michigan. The 5K Run/Walk is $25 for Adults and $15 for Kids 12 and under. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, January 26th at the Perrin Pub. The run check-in is from noon – 2pm and the run begins at 2pm.
  • Join Perrin in this attack on child hunger by supporting Kids’ Food Basket in their efforts to provide kids in the community with the nourishment they need to reach their full potential. Every donation provides a child with a nutritious evening meal so they can be their best in school and life.
  • Pre-sale donation tickets online: Perrin Ice Jam Winter Festival pre-sale online tickets
  • Tickets are available at the Perrin Pub per cash or food donation. Perrin Brewing has begun to collect food donations in the front foyer from the wish list below:
  •      Fruit/ applesauce cups
  •      Granola bars
  •      Toasted oat cereal
  •      Cheese crackers
  •      Cracker packs
  •      Pretzels
  •      Snack-size zipper bags

Stay updated with beer releases, registration 5k run details, band line-up and more on the: Perrin Ice Jam Facebook page

12th Annual Bloody Mary Mix-Off

  • Date(s) – 01/20/2018 Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Holiday Inn Spring Lake
  • Who has the best Bloody Mary in the Grand Haven area?
  • Come out and vote for your favorite. Several local bartenders and their Crew will be mixing up their best.
  • Enjoy live music, 50/50 raffles as well as a silent auction.
  • All proceeds to benefit the Spring Lake Heritage Festival. ” Save The Date” You don’t want to miss it, SEE YOU THERE!