Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Nov 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Had enough family, food and football? Check out what there is to do around here this weekend.

(1) Small Business Saturdaydowntown Grand Haven. The day is dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Learn more about Small Business Saturday and which merchants are participating at www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.

(2) Drew Nelson concert — 8 p.m. Saturday at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake. An acoustic concert with singer/songwriter Nelson, with special guests multi-instrumentalist Mark R. Schrock and harmonica master Peter “Madcat” Ruth. Tickets start at $25.

(3) “Mary Poppins” — 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum, 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon. Enjoy Walt Disney Studio’s classic musical-fantasy film “Mary Poppins,” which won five Academy Awards including Best Actress by Julie Andrews in the title role. All tickets are $6 per person and include a bag of popcorn. All of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Muskegon, which presents programs on tolerance and understanding to the community.

(4) “A Christmas Story” — 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W. Ninth St., Holland. Performances of the play are also set for Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8. You may know it as the classic holiday movie written by humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s, following 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; and more. Tickets are $10.

(5) Don’t Forget the Birds — 2-4 p.m. Friday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Remember our feathered friends during the holidays by making a milk carton bird feeder. All supplies will be provided. For children ages 3 and older, with an adult. Teens are welcome. Registration is required.


“Incredibles” — 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. Admission is free.

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market — in downtown Holland. Check out the Christmas Handbell Duet at Eighth Street and Pine Avenue at 5 p.m. Friday.

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