Arts at a Glance

Kpop Unleashed

Stop by the Grand River room in the Kirkhof Center tonight to catch a special performance of the Kpop Group Evolution’s annual dance showcase. This year’s showcase features a cultural theme based on Korea. The various performances will represent Korean pop culture through representation of different genres and dance moves shown in Korean music. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to watch and learn about Korean culture, but the show will also offer the chance to eat Asian cuisine. The show takes place from 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. and is free to attend.

University Arts Chorale

Grand Valley State University is a school whose music department is notorious for its excellence and leadership in music. In particular, the choral ensemble prides itself on creating new and interesting approaches to the choral arts. Tonight, the University Arts Chorale and Cantate Chamber Ensemble will give a performance to highlight their creative aspects of choral music. Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Ellen Pool will conduct the concert, which is set to take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center auditorium. The event is open and free to the public, and will start at 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Love Your Body

Do you love to sing, dance or have any poetry about being comfortable in your own skin? Join the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and GVSU Women’s Center as they sponsor the Love Your Body- Express Yourself event. The organizations invite anyone to stop by and perform or simply watch others do their thing tomorrow night in the Thornapple Room of Kirkhof. The event is a part of Love Your Body Week, which focuses on positive body image and the role social media and pop culture play in body image satisfaction. Students, faculty and staff members who are open to sharing stories, songs and poems on body image are encouraged to attend. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Dr. Grins presents Chris Porter

American comedian and finalist on season four of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter, will be gracing the stage of Dr. Grins inside The B.O.B. this weekend. He’s been a comic for nearly a decade and has made various appearances on Comedy Central’s Live Tour, “The Bob and Tom Show” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” show. He’s known for going off of no sound cues, no puppets and no catch phrases, but brings his high energy and unique perspective to help distinguish himself from other comedians. Porter will take the stage tonight through Saturday, with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $20. For a list of show times, visit

New World Symphony

Classical symphonic music sure makes for a relaxing ending to a night on the town. The Grand Rapids Symphony will present “New World Symphony” on Friday and Saturday, which will showcase Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint. The concert will feature a performance of Bernstein’s Serenade led by Carnegie Hall veteran artist Marcelo Lehninger. Among the featured concert pieces, Quint will perform “Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium” alongside the Grand Rapids Symphony. This piece in particular is considered one of the trickiest to perform for everyone involved. Tickets are available at the DeVos Place convention center and at the Van Andel Arena box offices starting at $18. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the DeVos Performance Hall.

Indoor/Outdoor by Kenny Finkle

Specializing in contemporary playwriting, this Michigan-based theatre company will present Indoor/Outdoor by Kenny Finkle at the Dog Story Theater on Saturday. The play follows the “homeward bound” style adventures of a kitten who leaves home to find her true self. The play will feature only four actors and is directed by Kiara Pipino as a part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. The festival celebrates new works and new interpretations of the classics and utilizes the motto “changing the forecast for live theatre.” The first showing is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. with a second showing on Sunday at 10 p.m. General admission is $14 and $8 for students and seniors.

Motionless In White: Beyond the Barricade Tour

The Intersection will present Motionless In White- Beyond the Barricade Tour with For Today, New Years Day and Ice Nine Kills All Ages. The group begins their tour on Friday in Pennsylvania and will make a stop in Grand Rapids at The Intersection on Sunday. Attendees can expect to be captivated by the groups’ Gothic-inspired metalcore act through aggressive music styles and perfect aesthetic. Doors open at 6 p.m. with ticket prices running $16 in advance and $18 the day of. The show is open to all ages.