Get out of the house and watch a show this winter, part 2

During this time of year, it’s pretty easy to feel cooped up — there are only so many Netflix shows to binge. But luckily for us, we have a lot of talent in our lakeshore communities and have many opportunities to catch a show and enjoy the arts. 

Get dressed up, make a dinner reservation and check out these shows this winter!

The Knickerbocker Theatre

The Knickerbocker Theatre

86 E. Eighth St., Holland

The Knickerbocker Theatre Film Series has been bringing a new cultural dynamic to Hope College and its students since 1988. The theater connects audiences to independent films in its series, but also hosts lectures, art performances, concerts and more.

The Fall Film Series kicked off in September and runs through December. There are also one-night only films; check out all of the theater’s events this winter season:

Wife of a Spy

Nov. 1–6, 7:30 p.m.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

One night only: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Parent Trap

Matinee: Nov. 20, 10 a.m.

How Green Was My Valley

One night only: Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Quiet Man

One night only: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Miracle on 34th Street

One night only: Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

The Knickerbocker Theatre
Photos: Courtesy of Hope College

Frauenthal Center

425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

The Frauenthal Center is Muskegon’s premier destination for events, exciting entertainment and art exhibits. The center brings a variety of shows to the Muskegon area; take a look at what’s going on this winter:

Beethoven & Blue Jeans Grand Reopening

Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

A grand reopening, Muskegon-style. Wear your denims! The sensational, young first-prize winner in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions makes his West Michigan debut.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some

Nov. 19–Dec. 5, various times; check website for ticket information

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told! From ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung, this is a madcap romp through the holiday season!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s 

Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party

Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

For 28 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world, while their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event. Drawing on a rich catalogue of holiday classics and Christmas originals from the band’s two full-length holiday albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its world-renowned live show, and fun and quirky take on the holidays, to you.

Home for the Holidays

Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Conductor Teresa Cheung and the West Michigan Symphony’s Children’s Choir will charm your whole family in this concert of holiday favorites.