Terry’s Picks: February 2016

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for February.

*"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" – The musical based on the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles Schultz takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Feb. 18 to March 12 at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW in Byron Township. The fast-paced show is suitable for all ages and features beloved Peanuts characters such as Snoopy (portrayed by actor Chris Knobloch), Charlie Brown (Josh White), Charlie's sister Sally (Sarah Grace Groot), and Lucy Van Pelt (Elizabeth Stuart). Saturday performances include a 2 p.m. matinee. Reserved seat tickets are $18 adults, $16 students and senior citizens. Visit www.masterarts.org or call 616-455-1001.

*Calvin College Gospel Choir – The student ensemble, led by assistant conductor Nate Glasper, presents a program of contemporary, gospel and jazz music in a corporate praise and worship celebration titled "Praize Night" at 9 p.m. Sat. Feb. 20 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin. Glasper is also director of the gospel choir at Grand Rapids Christian High School and was part of Calvin's recent Worship Symposium. The evening includes several surprise musical guests. Tickets are $8 adult, $5 students/children. Proceeds benefit the choir's international tour fund. Available at the Calvin box office or by phone at 616-526-6282.

*"Dare To Be" – The women's mini-conference featuring award-winning singer-songwriter Natalie Grant and pastor-author Charlotte Gambill is set for 7 p.m.Thurs. Feb. 25 at Christ Chapel at Cornerstone University, 1001 E. Beltline NE Grand Rapids. The event includes music, teaching/discussion and will honor an area woman who has "dared to be" in her own life and in the lives of others. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 students (ID required) and $35 VIP which includes priority seating, early access and pre-show Q&A. Available on-line with service fee or visit Facebook.
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Terry DeBoer
Terry is journalist who writes for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites. His most frequented “beat” is arts and entertainment. He is married with two children and lives in Grand Rapids.

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