May 25 Wednesday
A Free Michigan Radio Virtual Event
A leaked document indicates that the U.S. Supreme Court could soon overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. What does that mean for Michigan? Join Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark for a discussion about the state’s current laws regarding abortion, attempts to change them, and the impact this all might have on elections this fall.
Zoe's panel will include:
May 28 Saturday
Saturday & Sunday from 10am-6pm and Monday from 10am-4pm.
Named one of the top 200 Sunshine Art Fairs in the country, the Kensington Art Fair is situated by Maple Beach in Kensington Metro Park. Free admission; however, Metro park Pass is required. Juried Artists, Food Trucks and Specialty Food available. Music. Hands on projects.
Presented by Integrity Shows.
Jun 14 Tuesday
True stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. Hugely popular each week on NPR stations across the country, along with the equally popular Moth podcast, The Moth is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. The Moth Mainstage features five tellers who develop and shape their stories with Moth directors. Don't miss The Moth's return to Wharton Center!
Run time: TBD
Age Recommendation: This presentation my contain adult language and my not be suitable for all ages.
Jun 05 Sunday
Vintage Electronics stuff for sale by collectors and vendors. Mainly 25yrs or older, radios, video gear, test equipment, parts and lots of audio gear including turntables and stereos. Seminar on stereo set up at 10am, bargain sale runs throughout event with bargain auction approximately 3pm. This is the largest vintage electronics event in the Midwest. "Roadshow" type evaluations available for items brought in. additional info at www.thevee.org
Jun 18 Saturday
Ayurveda is the Vedic science of healing the body and the mind. Join us for this five week course to dive into and begin to understand your innate power to heal and balance your whole being. Explore + learn basic methods of healing including herbs and diet, exercise, mindfulness and how simple lifestyle adjustments can have a big impact on how you think and feel, ultimately allowing you to move more intelligently and balanced through life. We recommend diving in for the whole course, however, each one of these sessions is stand alone and will help you find more harmony on your life path. Between monthly sessions you will be given accessible and inspiring "assignments" (think journaling, self-assessment questionnaires, mindfulness, home practices, etc.) to reinforce and gain practical experience with what you learned. Register for the whole series and receive a journal to use throughout the course!
You can attend single sessions of this series for $35 /each or register for the whole series for $150.
We gather once a month, Saturdays 11:30 - 1:30, in-person only
October 16- Session 1
November 20- Session 2
December 11- Session 3
January 15- Session 4
February 19- Session 5
Session 1: Intro to Ayruveda
What is it? Why do we care? How does it relate to yoga? Practice related to Samkhya Philosophy; the original spiritual science behind Yoga and Ayurveda.
Session 2:The Ayurvedic Clock
Understand timing as it relates to a 24 hour day, Seasons in a year and how this also applies to the stages in our life cycle. Practice related to season and balancing gunas.
Session 3: Ayurvedic Diet
Learn what foods and herbs will balance your unique type To optimize physical, mental and spiritual development. Practice related to sattva, rajas and tamas
Session 4: Yoga and Ayurveda
Discover how to customize a physical yoga practice to bring balance and healing to all aspects of the self. Practice related to balancing predominant imbalance and how to modify for Individuals; a practical approach.
Session 5: Ayurvedic Flow
Bring it all together. A decadent 90 minute Ayurveda based Practice including asana, pranayama and meditation to solidify concepts and Leave you feeling balanced and connected to your most authentic self.
Beccy Stevenson, RN, E-RYT, AHC
Beccy is an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga instructor and registered nurse. She has practiced nursing for over 15 years and working in a variety of settings from the ICU to hospice and home care. Having direct experience with the futility of western medicine and seeking an alternate form of exercise, she found yoga. It was here that the pieces finally started to come together. Yoga and Ayurveda (discovered through deeper yogic study) made sense and better yet, proved to be the missing link to empower people to take better care of themselves. We all have that ability, sometimes it is just buried under layers of conditioning or trauma. Beccy has completed over 600 hours in Ayurvedic study and is passionate about sharing what she knows to help people find their own potential by connecting to their innate wisdom and most authentic self.
This event happens on the following dates:
• Oct 16, 2021, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
• Nov 20, 2021, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
• Dec 11, 2021, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
• Jan 15, 2022, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
• Feb 19, 2022, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Jun 26 Sunday
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Fireworks begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.
Approx: 3,000 attendees.
$5.00 for Pontiac residents (walk-in, no vehicle)
$10.00 nonresidents (walk-in, no vehicle)
$20.00 track parking (includes driver and passengers)
$45.00 arena parking (includes driver and passengers)
Throughout the evening there will be live music, food trucks and craft beer stands.
Ticket link coming soon.
Supporting Sponsorship Opportunities: $5,000 Premium Sponsor Includes on-site display space opportunity, company name recognition and logo included on signage and inclusion in social media promotion. 2 Arena Parking Passes and 12 Admission tickets. $2,500 Event Sponsor includes company name recognition and logo included on signage and inclusion in social media promotion. 1 Arena Parking Pass and 6 Admission Tickets. Contact email@example.com for sponsorship inquires.
CHEER LIVE 2022 Tour will break new ground in a first of its kind live performance touring across North America featuring athletes from Emmy Award-winning Netflix docuseries CHEER. Presented by Live Nation, CHEER LIVE will kick off its 38-date journey beginning June 1, 2022 in San Diego, CA, and will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM.
Bringing together fan favorites from the two most successful rival cheer programs in the country, Navarro College and Trinity Valley Community College, CHEER LIVE will feature 14x National Champion coach and best-selling author, Monica Aldama alongside cheer stars such as Gabi Butler and Morgan Simianer. The full cast features Maddy Brum, Angel Rice, Dee Joseph, James Thomas, Jeron Hazelwood, Gillian Rupert, Cassadee Dunlap, and more to be announced. The premiere athletes all make mat for an electrifying exhibition of never-before-seen stunts and stage performances that are sure to have fans on the edge of their seats. Without the restraints of score cards, judges, and time limits, CHEER LIVE will transform the nail-biting sport of competitive cheerleading into a first of its kind premiere athletic event staged with the epic production value of a live concert.
Ticket prices are subject to change. For current ticket prices, visit Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices may vary, as market pricing applies to all tickets. Prices may fluctuate based on supply and demand. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or on-line at Ticketmaster.com. A ticket limit of 8 will apply to every order.
Jul 02 Saturday
3ICE is a brand new, six-team, independent, three-on-three, professional hockey league in North America and they are bringing their nine-stop 2022 Tour to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 3:00PM.
All six 3ICE teams will travel to each tour-stop and compete in a tournament where each game will consist of two, eight-minute periods using a running clock on a full-sized rink.Each team has seven players (including one goalie) and competes in a nine-week season that will feature six games each night. The bracket-style single-elimination format will include three first round games, two semifinal matchups, followed by a title game. Host cities include Denver, Grand Rapids, Hershey, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, as well as Canadian cities London, Ontario and Québec City.
Ticket prices are subject to change. For current ticket prices visit Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices may vary, as market pricing applies to all tickets. Prices may fluctuate based on supply and demand. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or on-line at Ticketmaster.com.
Jul 14 Thursday
Stephen Agyei is a Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and writer who hails from Denver, CO. Noted for having the whitest teeth in Denver, he became one of the city’s most sought-after comedians. Shining brightly with his mischievous smile, the Comedy Works regular was the winner of the 2012 Comedy Works’ Clean Comedy Contest, and 3-time finalist in the venue’s New Faces contest; With a style described as “calculated fearlessness.”
The LA-based comedian has been featured on Just For Laughs Digital, Viceland’s Flophouse and NPR’s “All Things Considered” with Roy Wood Jr. His voice will also be heard on Season 6 of Bojack Horseman, on Netflix.
Agyei has performed at many festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Limestone, Great American, Laughing Devil, Westside Comedy Festival and many more. Stephen has also toured internationally in South Korea and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open for his most recent “I am God” tour.
Happens on the following Dates:Jul 14, 2022, 7:30pm to 9:00pmJul 15, 2022, 7:15pm to 8:45pmJul 16, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:30pmJul 16, 2022, 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Jul 15 Friday
Jul 16 Saturday
Kevin Hart Reality Check Tour comes to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 7:00PM.
Hailed as one of the highest-earning stand-up comedians of 2019 by Forbes, Hart's most recent global comedy tour sold out over 100 arenas around the world, and sold over one million tickets worldwide in 2018 during his Irresponsible Tour. Hart continued to break records with hometown stand-up performance at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field during his What Now Tour, making the first time a comedian sold out an NFL stadium in Philadelphia.