Arts at a Glance

RHA Annual Drag Show

GVSU’s own drag queens will be bringing a taste of their style and wit at the Residence Housing Association’s Annual Drag Show tonight at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale campus. Jasinya Maria Sanchez will be hosting the show which will be featuring performances by Ginger Ambrosia and Nikki Chaunte as well as other professional drag queens. The show will also be welcoming special guest, Miss PowerDiva Symphony Alexander-Love who will be traveling from Milwaukee to join in on the performance. The show will be collecting donations for the Women’s Food Pantry, as well as accepting $1 bills for those who want to show thanks to the drag queens. For more information, visit

GVSU Opera Theatre presents COMPANY

The Louis Armstrong Theatre will be presenting
Company, one of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated musicals. The show follows Robert, a character who is celebrating his 35 th birthday surprise party with married couple friends who believe he needs to find a mate of his own. Despite their advice, Robert finally realizes that he wishes to meet someone who can help him challenge the simple matter of “being alive.” The show was nominated for 14 Tony awards and won six. Company will premier on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with tickets ranging between $6 and $14, $1 extra if purchased at the door. For a list of showtimes throughout the weekend, visit

Tone Bell at Dr. Grins

Stand-up comedian and actor Tone Bell will be gracing the stage of Dr. Grins inside The B.O.B. on Friday. Bell is best known for his role as RJ the bartender on NBC’s sitcom Whitney, and he’s also appeared on Comedy Central’s Key and Peele and VH1’s Single Ladies. He also recently hosted the first season of Jerks with Cameras on MTV. To catch a preview of his comedic style, check out his web series on Russell Simmons new YouTube channel, The Green Room. He will have various show times throughout the weekend, with tickets ranging from $5 to $15. To purchase tickets, visit

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

Join some fellow jazz-lovers at the Founders Taproom on Sunday as the 16 members of the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra will be showcasing their jazz classics with a live performance. The show will consist of original compositions, old and new songs and other favorites all the while enjoying some tasty Founders food or beer. The orchestra regularly plays on the first Sunday of each month, but with the exception of the Super Bowl, there will be a special matinee performance starting an hour earlier than usual; from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Crawpuppies at The B.O.B.

The alternative-rock group, Crawpuppies will be taking the stage at The B.O.B. on Saturday where they’ll be bringing a taste of both their original and cover pop rock songs. This 4-member group has been gracing stages at festivals, weddings and bar gigs since 1995. Originally from northwest Indiana, the band is currently touring around the Great Lakes Area, and of course, will be making a pit stop at the grounds of The B.O.B. The group will play at 9 p.m. To grab a sneak peak at their sound, visit