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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • May 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Warmer weather is here and the Grand Haven area’s first big festival of the summer will be flying high over the state park beach this weekend.

(1) Great Lakes Kite Festival — Saturday and Sunday at Grand Haven State Park. Enjoy a day at the beach as the sky is filled with colorful kites of all types and sizes. The 29th annual festival is sponsored again by the local MACkite store. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. You’ll be treated to world-famous stunt kite fliers performing to music on the center flying field while kites larger than a school bus hover nearby. Bring your own kite to fly on the open flying field or test-fly the year’s newest kites on one of the manufacturers’ fields. And be sure to stop by the family-fun tent. The festival is free to attend, but a state park Passport is required to park in the state park lot. Visit the MACkite website for more information.

(2) Art in Motion — 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Preferred Ford, 1401 S. Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven. The Lakeshore Visual Artists Collective presents this fundraiser for Grand Haven’s ArtWalk. The event features a “pop up sale” of 20 artists, with a cash beer-and-wine bar and a taco bar. There is a suggested donation at the door and a percentage of artist sales will benefit ArtWalk.

(3) “Death of a Salesman” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. This is the second of the two-weekend Central Park Players’ production. Tickets are $12 ($10 for senior citizens and students).

(4) Four Hand Piano Duo — 4 p.m. Sunday at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Savidge St. Admission is free to the church’s Community Artist Series. Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as exponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Their repertoire ranges from four-hand works of Mozart, Schubert and Brahms to favorite lighter masterpieces by Poulenc and Milhaud.

(5) Ragtime Pianist Peter Bergin — 2 p.m. at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Admission is free to the library’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Bergin is a pianist and vocalist whose refined singing and energetic ragtime has entertained audiences for more than 25 years.

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