Top 5 things to do this weekend

This weekend, March 15-16, is the last weekend of winter. The vernal equinox ushers spring in at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday.
Mark Brooky
Mar 14, 2013


Some great performances are on tap this weekend, plus gardeners will be digging their annual all-day workshop and expo at the Grand Haven Community Center.

(1) Catalina Club — 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; and 2, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven High School Aquatics Center, 17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven Township. The club has grown significantly from 55 girls last year to 85 this year. This year's show will feature deck and synchronized swimming routines set to the music of boy bands like Outkast, NSYNC and New Kids on the Block. It will also feature a few surprise appearances. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, children age 5 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased one hour before each show.

(2) "Crossing Delancey" — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Grand Haven High School's Performing Arts Center, 17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven Township. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens and students. Can an independent, contemporary woman find happiness with a guy who sells pickles? The play was turned into a romantic-comedy film in 1988, starring Amy Irving and Peter Riegert.

(3) "Pinkalicious, the Musical" — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakeshore Middle School, 900 S. Cutler St., Grand Haven. Tickets are $10. Central Park Players will stage the musical based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann.

(4) March Garden Day — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. This day-long seminar for gardeners will feature Jeff Epping, director of horticulture for Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Wisconsin; and Chuck Martin, curator of woody plants for Dow Gardens in Midland. Epping will present two programs — “Sustainable Gardens: Designs and Plants for Greener Gardens” and “Small Trees with Big Impact.” Martin will discuss “Shrub Roses: A New American Love Affair.” Breakout session topics will include deer-resistant plants, vertical gardening and rain gardens. Registration, including lunch, is $45; $50 at the door. Pre-register at Grand Haven Garden House or online at

(5) West Michigan Youth Symphony Spring Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday at the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. The program will include Alfred Reed’s “A Festive Overture,” Aaron Copeland’s “Our Town,” Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 Unfinished and selections from the musical “Wicked.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 65 and older), and students are free (age 18 and younger or with a college ID).

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