Top 5 things to do this weekend

We're still two weekends away from Winterfest. But that doesn't mean there isn't something to do in and around the Tri-Cities this weekend, Jan. 11-13.
Mark Brooky
Jan 10, 2013


(1) Mona Shores Fiddlers — 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. The Mona Shores High School Fiddlers perform popular Irish jigs and reels, and mix into some bluegrass favorites. Loutit spokesman Larry Halverson said this local fiddling group is the most requested for the library's free Sunday afternoon concert series.

(2) Seth Glier — 6 p.m. Sunday at Seven Steps Up Banquet Center, 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake. Glier, 24, is a 2012 Grammy nominee and is touring to support his latest CD, "Things I Should Let You Know." Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets start at $22. It's part of the Pin Drop Concert series ( To check out Glier's music, visit

(3) Reading with Juno - 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Pat Schmidt and her dog, Juno, will be filling in for Char Nash and Lilly for a few months for this families-with-young-children event. Juno is a 7-month-old, 86-pound Leonberger — a breed similar to a Newfoundland, such as Lilly. Juno is training to become a therapy dog and needs to work with kids as part of it. Make a craft while you wait. It's free.

(4) Snow Globe Super Saturday — at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. The free family fun day begins with the movie "Ice Age" at 10 a.m. It will also be shown at 1 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a museum docent will help you find the number of winter scenes in the galleries. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Make-and-Take event has the kids creating their own snow globe. For details, click here.

(5) Hope College Winter Film Series — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, "Robot and Frank" will be shown at the Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E. Eighth St., Holland. The movie stars Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon. It kicks off the college's 2013 winter film series. In the film, Langella plays a retired cat burglar with two grown kids who are concerned that he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. Tickets are $6 for general admission; and $5 for senior citizens, Hope College students and faculty, and children.

For information on the series, visit

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