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Michigan International Auto Show

Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids
February 1-4, 2018
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Discover what drives you when the automotive world comes to Grand Rapids! Car manufacturers from around the world will showcase the most recently released or “soon to be released” models. Presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association. And, exclusively for the Michigan International Auto Show, Michigan Radio presents the Gilmore Car Museum, an extraordinary selection of vintage automobiles in the Grand Gallery of DeVos Place.

For more information, visit http://showspan.com/MAS

Entry deadline: Sunday, January 23, 2018 | Contest rules click here

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on December 5, 2017.

The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 PM.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet. A must-see holiday event for the entire family!  Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. 

With an impressive cast of talented Michigan ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

Courtesy of The Moth

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 21, 2017.

The Moth GrandSlam Championship: Fuel to the Fire
8:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 29
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of escalation and acceleration. A blaze of love or a bonfire of woe. Heated words, toasty tempers, and the catalyst to the final straw. Going from zero to sixty. Bad to worse or worse to wonderful.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 10, 2017

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Thursday – Saturday, November 16-18, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Now in its 10th year, The Grand Rapids Wine Beer and Food Festival has established itself as the tasting event that is sure to please every palette. Attendees of the Festival can enjoy a variety of food and beverages, including:

This contest has ended. Winners were notified October 25, 2017.

David Sedaris
Friday, November 3 – 8:00 PM
Wharton Center, East Lansing

The celebrated NPR humorist and bestselling author returns for an evening of captivating conversation and social satire. His sardonic wit and incisive social critiques make David Sedaris one of the world’s pre-eminent humorists. He slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with masterful satire and keen observations on the human condition. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on Thursday, September 28.

Battle of the Dishes
6:00 PM, Monday, October 2nd

Marriott GM Renaissance Center, Detroit

Battle of the Dishes, a fundraiser for CATCH – Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children, will offer an opportunity for Detroit Chefs to showcase their talent and creativity, while highlighting some of the most innovative cuisines around the city of Detroit. You definitely will not want to miss a bite of this.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on June 19, 2017.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour
8:00 PM, Saturday, June 24
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

The Capitol Steps at Ann Arbor Summer Festival
4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 4
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 30, 2017.

Cinetopia International Film Festival
June 1-11, 2017
Various venues in Detroit, Dearborn & Ann Arbor

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on June 19, 2017.

Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour
Sunday, September 3 – 5:30 PM
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester

American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality Garrison Keillor presents two-plus hours of stories, love duets, family drama, poetic outbursts and the famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Keillor will be joined by sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky & the Road Hounds and musician Heather Masse.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 31, 2017.

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Thursday, June 15 – 7:30 PM
Fox Theatre, Detroit

NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" returns to Detroit for this nearly-sold-out show! Host Peter Sagal and announcer Bill Kurtis will lead a panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news.

Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell for their voicemail.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on May 16, 2017.

The Ann Arbor Moth GrandSLAM Championship:
Breaking Ground

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
8:00 PM - (doors open at 7 PM)
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, Tales of new horizons. Checkpoints and firsts. Growing pains and ice breakers. Pioneers, explorers, and builders. Pulling up anchors and digging in.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine the Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on March 24, 2017.

The Who 2017: Tommy & More
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids

The Who visits Grand Rapids in July for one of only four US gigs this summer beyond their Las Vegas residency. Don’t miss this chance to see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey play all your Who favorites live!

Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Friday, March 24.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on May 10, 2017.

Hall & Oates, with Tears for Fears
Wednesday, May 17
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are partnering with international multi-platinum selling band, Tears For Fears, for a 29-city North American tour that will visit the Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the “Farewell Season at The Joe”. The summer arena tour will also feature a special acoustic performance by opening act, Allen Stone.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified March 17, 2017

The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 21-26, 2017
The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on April 21, 2017.

Vino Veritas
8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017
Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, Mich.

On Halloween night, two couples prepare to attend an annual costume party. Though the evening begins as usual, familiar traditions unravel when the foursome shares a bottle of South American ceremonial wine made from the skin of blue dart tree frogs. 

Under the influence of this tribal truth serum, the couples experience an unpredictable night of unbridled honesty that stretches the bounds of their friendship forever.

This contest has ended. Grand Rapids winners were notified on March 15, 2017. Novi winners were notified on February 21, 2017.

Win tickets to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
February 23-26, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

March 24-26, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show is a preseason destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property. Show goers will find plenty of exhibits for building or renting a cottage, replacing a dock or seawall and adding cottage furnishings or water toys. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Masterworks 4: From Spain to the Americas
Saturday, February 11 at 8PM, Wharton Center

Multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Lansing Symphony for a flavorful evening of music with Rodrigo’s sultry Concierto de Aranjuez. Traveling musically from Spain to the Americas, prepare yourself for a splashy and energetic night, full of exotic rhythms and rich harmonies!

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

In its 72nd year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show will be showing its broadest array of power boats ever…almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes. All summer long you marvel at the new boats you see on the water…now is your chance to board them and check them out. Plus, enjoy a performance by Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel; peruse the Antique and Classic Boat Display presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society; and suit up at the Dive Tank.

For more information, click here Entry deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Contest rules

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Michigan

“A triumph of ingenuity.”—Huffington Post

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 29, 2016.

Snap Judgment
Friday, December 9
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

SNAP JUDGMENT LIVE!  See the hit storytelling show from WNYC hosted by Glynn Washington. Featuring amazing performances by the nation's top storytellers -- backed by the Snap Playaz. Snap Judgment mixes dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling to deliver a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative.

Entry deadline: November 28, 2016

Learn more about the event click here Contest Rules click here

This contest has ended. Winner was notified on December 2, 2016.

Paula Poundstone
Saturday, December 17
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 8, 2016.

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Thursday – Saturday, November 17-19, 2016
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Wine Beer and Food Festival is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest. Now in its 9th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier tasting event, measured by 1,600 wines, beers, ciders and spirits.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on October 19, 2016

The Book of Mormon
Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 PM – Opening Night!
Fisher Theatre, Detroit

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 31, 2016.

John Ford Coley
Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM
Green Wood Coffee House
1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

John Ford Coley, a Dallas native, is best known as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.  Active throughout the 1970s, they released 11 albums and nine singles in their career and are best known for their 1976 single, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", a No. 2 pop hit and No. 1 Adult Contemporary hit.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 30, 2016.

Tour de Troit Bike Ride
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 AM
Downtown Detroit

The 15th Annual Tour de Troit is a bike ride that explores some of the city's historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally “take over” the streets of Motown.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on October 4, 2016.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Avett Brothers in concert at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall, November 12.

The Avett Brothers
November 12, 2016
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids

The Avett Brothers released their recent new live album, Live, Vol. Four [American Recordings/Republic Records, in December 2015.

From Youtube

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 15 2016.

One-Man Circus (L’homme Cirque)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 or Friday, August 26, 2016
Burns Park, Ann Arbor

Just imagine an entire circus show performed by one man only!

Creating what he calls "a unique magic" in the intimate setting of a tent in Burns Park, David Dimitri’s “L'homme Cirque” balances dramatic feats like high wire flips and a human cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion. “L’HOMME CIRQUE” is an innovative combination of acrobatics, music and dance.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 1, 2016. 

Moth StorySLAM
Tuesday, August 2, 7:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Circus Bar, Ann Arbor

The Moth’s wildly popular, local, open-mic storytelling competition. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

The evening’s theme is BEG BORROW STEAL: Stories about need, desire, and greed. Extraordinary measures. Swindles, heists and deals with the devil, Robin Hood or hood-winked. Making “it” happen by any means necessary.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on June 24, 2016.

The Capitol Steps
Monday, July 4 at 7 PM
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

 Perfectly timed for an election year, America’s foremost political satirists make their annual Fourth of July appearance at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

These former Congressional staffers “mock the vote,” poking fun at both sides of the aisle with up-to-the-minute song parodies like “Deleter of the Facts” and “All About the Base.” If you are sick of hearing about the candidates, Bill Cosby, and Brian Williams, you’ve come to the wrong place.