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Morning Buzz 9.17.20
Posted at 10:03 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 10:03:09-04

1. A pop-up bar in downtown Grand Rapids is aiming to help people hold on to summery vibes. AC Hotels at 50 Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids has transformed its lounge into a tropical pop-up called La Ventanita.

In addition to tropical cocktails and a special wine list, the pop-up will serve Spanish and Latin American-inspired food, like crisply ham croquetas and a cuban hamburger with Columbian-style fried potatoes.

Bring the tropical treats outside with you too as they've added outdoor seating.

2. The Grand Rapids Public Museum will be hosting virtual concerts starting in October.

The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series kicks off October 16 with a Halloween-themed show, a tribute to the 1922 silent film, "Nosferatu." The movie will be live-streamed on Zoom.

GRPM also announced two other performances, a classic hits concert in November and a holiday-themed show right around Christmas.

All details can be found at grpm.org/organ.

3. The John Ball Zoo is hosting Adult Night Out for local witches, wizards, and muggles alike. It's all part of the zoo's Wizarding Weekends.

Anyone over the age of 21 can experience the magic of the zoo at night. The event is this Thursday, September 17 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

The zoo is limiting the capacity to follow social distancing rules. People are encouraged to bring their robes and wands.

4. The Grand Rapids Public Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage.

They've rolled out several virtual programs for both kids and adults highlighting the Latin-X community.

There are a number of free events happening on Thursday, September 17 through November 2 including dancing, storytime, art, and history classes.

For more info, head to grpl.org/hispanicheritage.

5. Hershey will celebrate the holidays with a plethora of products this year. The famous candy-maker is releasing at least nine different holiday options for popular brands.

One is a new flavor of Hershey's Kisses, the Sugar Cookie Kiss. There will also be two new interactive candy bars.

The Hershey's milk chocolate build-a-Santa and cookies 'n' creme build-a-snowman candy bars will allow people to actually play with their food.

The treats should hit store shelves nationwide in October.