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Recovery is Possible: Lights of Hope 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:12
When Barbara Theodosiou discovered two of her four children had fallen prey to drug addiction, she knew she had to do something: She had to announce, to the world—very bravely—that she was an addict's mom. Theodosiou was not going to hide in shame. She was going to help mothers like her cope with consequences of having children addicted to drugs. Read more...

Fall Arts Celebration 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:10
The Grand Valley State University's Fall Arts Celebration is back for 2016, featuring distinguished writers, poets, musicians, artists and scholars with events free and open to the public. Read more...
Single tickets are now available for all concerts in the St. Cecilia Music Center 2016 – 2017 season. The first concerts of the season will be the first to showcase the extensive $2.4 million renovation of St. Cecilia Music Center's historic building. Read more...

Jazz It Up!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:46
Fall in love with jazz for the first time—or all over again—at the fifth annual GRandJazzFest. West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival is being held August 20 and 21, 2016, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Read more...

Muskegon Museum of Art Presents Studio Brew

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:33
West Michigan is home to a number of breweries and craft beer aficionados—and it turns out the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) has its own reason to raise a glass. This fall, the MMA presents Studio Brew: The Colors of Beer to celebrate the art of brewing through the visual arts. Read more...

Art in the Park: 2016 Poster Contest Winner

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:27
Merikay Winter has enjoyed her creative side since grade school. She credits her grandmother, a lace-maker, and her pianist mother for guiding her to different expressions of her talent. She studied at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but marriage and other responsibilities led her to put down her paintbrushes for years. She absorbed nature and art in museums and galleries around the globe, however, and as she began to feel a need to paint again started taking classes and workshops in watercolor. Read more...

It's Brunch Time!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 05:56
Spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday out of the kitchen. Hit the town with your family or friends at one of these great Grand Rapids restaurants, where brunch has a unique twist and alcohol is perfectly acceptable before noon. Read more...
Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill (GRBG) is bringing block parties back. For the second summer in a row, Garage Bar Block Parties are rocking Ottawa Avenue every Wednesday evening from June 15 through August 31. The parties run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in front of the venue at 819 Ottawa Avenue, and feature live music, food and drink specials, and motorcycle and classic car competitions. Read more...

Market Masters

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 06:06
Are you an Iron Chef fan? Are you amazed when a far-flung secret ingredient is suddenly transformed into ice cream? If you've answered yes, you will enjoy "Market Masters," the Grand Rapids Downtown Market version of this culinary competition. Read more...

A Celebration and Unveiling!

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:32
In early June, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will reopen, unveiling its massive transformation and a new, nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center. The museum celebrates the life and presidency of Grand Rapids' native son and also features permanent and traveling exhibits. Read more...

 

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