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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Jan 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM

(1) Super Bowl Sunday — Enjoy the game, food, halftime show and TV commercials at home, at a friend’s party or at a local establishment. Kickoff is at around 6 p.m.

(2) First Friday Dance — 7-10 p.m. Friday at the D&W Fresh Market, 1116 Robbins Road, Grand Haven. The Rick Hicks Band from Muskegon will be providing the dance music. The band performs a mix of high-energy blues, funk, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, Motown, R&B and crowd requests. The dance is an outreach of The Salvation Army in the Tri-Cities. Patrons are also welcome to sit and enjoy the music. Donations benefit the local Salvation Army corps.

(3) Muskegon Snowfest — Saturday in downtown Muskegon. The Greater Muskegon Jaycees will host the event that features an annual Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cookoff, bloody mary-marking contest, snow volleyball and cornhole tournaments, winter-themed family activities, and a 1980s dance party. The cornhole and snow volleyball tournaments will run simultaneously on Western Avenue between Third and Fourth streets. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the tournaments kicking off at 10. The cost to play is $30 per cornhole team of two and $60 per volleyball team of four. You can register early at www.jcimuskegon.org/snowfest. The cookoff will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Frauenthal Center’s third-floor ballroom. Area restaurants will go head to head to see which one has the area’s best soup and chili. Samples will be sold. A challenge to find Muskegon's favorite bloody mary will be held simultaneously at the Frauenthal Center’s third-floor ballroom. Tickets are $30 at the door. Snowfest will conclude with a 1980s dance party at Racquets Downtown Grill.

(4) West Michigan Symphony’s “Choral Fantasy” — 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. Forgotten for 200 years, Vivaldi’s sunny “Gloria” has become his most beloved choral work. Italian pianist Alessio Bax will perform the elegant Mozart concerto, known for its use in the movie “Elvira Madigan” as well as Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue.” The Chamber of Choir of Grand Rapids will also be featured. Tickets are $24 to $60 and available online.

(5) Friday ArtWalk with Stone Peng — 7-8 p.m. Friday at C2C Gallery, 104 Washington Ave., Grand Haven.

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