Arts Briefs

Zumba Party

It’s all about ditching the workout, and joining the party.
For newbies, Zumba involves a blend of dance and aerobic elements that makes
working out a fun, exhilarating activity. The Recreation Center on the
Allendale campus will host a Zumba Party on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. where
anyone is welcome to come dance, get a workout and have fun all for a great
cause. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Make-A-Wish foundation
of Michigan. Cost for the event is $4 at the door. Students will need to bring
their GVSU ID, and outside guests must sign a waiver at the entrance of the Rec
Center. To help grant a wish and enjoy a night of fun, dance your heart out at
Saturday’s Zumba Party!

GV GrooVE! Ugly
Sweater Concert

Grand Valley State University’s A Cappella group, GrooVe,
will present their fourth annual Ugly Sweater concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. in
the Kirkhof Grand River Room. The group performs concerts at the ends of each
semester, and this year’s concert will feature A Cappella music, food and a
beautiful display of the ugliest sweaters. The event is free and attendees are
encouraged to throw on their own ugly sweaters in honor of the holiday concert.
Previous Ugly Sweater Concerts have exceeded capacity, so be sure to get there
early. For more information, visit GVSU’s event page.



Interested in environmental welfare as it pertains to food, animal
and your own personal health? Come learn about the benefits of shifting to a healthier
diet, and while you’re at it, sample a blend of recipes and samples of in
season fruits and vegetables from a farmers market. Along with indulging on
healthy foods, there will also be speakers from the environmental, health and
animal welfare community who will aim to bring community members and activists
together to urge the need for a plant-heavy diet. The event will also feature a
relaxing Yoga class, and there will be raffle prizes from businesses and restaurants
in Grand Rapids. The event is slated for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and
will be hosted in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center.