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  • Local Talent at LaughFest 2017

    Back for its seventh year, the always thought-provoking, very funny, 10-day fundraiser, LaughFest, kicks off on March 9.  With comedians, speakers, yoga sessions and more there’s something for everyone during LaughFest, including performers like Iliza (from NBC's Last Comic Standing), Joel McHale and Howie Mandel, who will headline the Signature Event on Tuesday, March 14 at DeVos Place. All proce...

  • Get Ready for KBS Week at Founders Brewing Co.

    The annual release of Founders Brewing Co,'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is always a cause for celebration for craft beer enthusiasts in Grand Rapids and beyond. But 2017 brings two other celebrations: the 20th anniversary of Founders and the first-ever Beer Month GR. Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.   KBS History Five years after Founders began, Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki thought it...

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  • Six Places to Pop the Question in Grand Rapids

    Love is in the air and Grand Rapids is full of romance for Valentine’s Day. Some have even said Grand Rapids is downright sexy. So if you plan on asking THE question to your special someone, Grand Rapids is the place to do it. We asked our loyal Facebook fans their thoughts on local places to pop the question. Below are six enchanting ideas from real couples: 1) On the Blue Bridge. Having the Gr...

  • US IS THEM is You is Me: Conversations to bring us together

    It’s a great time to go on an art tour to Grand Rapids, Michigan. From Ai Weiwei’s monumental show at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to Finders Keepers at the Grand Rapids Art Museum to the solid work presented by local artists year round at galleries like LaFontsee, there’s a lot to take in. Be sure not to miss the full four floors of important work at the city’s center, where the Urban...

  • Guide to Planning the Perfect Date in Grand Rapids

    Valentine's Day might be just around the corner, but you don't need a holiday to treat that special someone in your life to a fun and romantic date in Grand Rapids. Whether you're attached to the hip of a music lover, an arts aficionado, a beer enthusiast, or an outdoor explorer, Grand Rapids offers a multitude of date options to make you look awesome in the eyes of your loved one. The Music Love...

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  • Pairing Cool Brews with Hot Eats

    What was once a week-long celebration of Grand Rapids' beer has evolved into Beer Month GR, a full 29 days worth of sipping, tasting and savoring the craft of beer in Grand Rapids. This month-long celebration of beer runs February 15 – March 15. And, because beer goes so well with food, the 5th annual Cool Brews. Hot Eats. will run during the same timeframe. Cool Brews. Hot Eats. (CBHE) doesn't st...

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  • Open Mic and Songwriter's Nights in Grand Rapids

    Thanks to Grand Rapids' burgeoning music scene, you can make your way to clubs, venues, listening rooms and epic album release parties to hear cover songs performed to their fullest potential in front of a crowd. But if you want to be ahead of the pack, or just get a sneak peek at the songwriter's process, then you may want to pay a visit to one of the various open mic or songwriter's nights hoste...

  • Up Your Culinary Game with a Cooking Class at the Downtown Market

    From live music and craft beer tours to art and cooking classes, there are lots of ways to immerse yourself in the culture of Grand Rapids. Last month we showed you how to search our website for over 100 Tours and Experiences, based on your particular interests, dates, budget and other variables. After you input the details, you’ll receive a personalized list of tours/experiences based on your inp...

  • Sample Craft Beers from Around Michigan at the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival

    If you're in the market for an eclectic sampling of Michigan craft beers, mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival where you can taste about 1,000 beers from more than 100 breweries and brewpubs in the Mitten State. Sponsored by Michigan Brewers Guild, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Winter Beer Festival is the premiere opportunity in West Michigan to enjoy some...

  • West Michigan Winter Sports: Try Something New

    One of the distinct benefits of living in West Michigan is that we can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons. It’s one of the reasons visitors like coming here. No matter the weather, there’s plenty to do. In addition to familiar activities like cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, the winter months present an opportunity encounter nature in a different way. Here, we’re profilin...

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  • Don't Miss ArtPrize Eight: What to See, Where to Start

    If you’ve been to ArtPrize before, you know it’s smart to wear good walking shoes, and this year is no exception. With over 1,400 works of art featured in 170 venues, you’ll get your steps in as you attempt to see as much of the radically open art competition as possible. From the bigger venues, like the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and DeVos Place, to public parks, lobbies, bars, and more, ...

  • Grand Rapids, The Music City of the Midwest?

    Two years ago I moved to Grand Rapids after 9 years in Nashville, Tennessee.  Nashville is home to “The Grand Ole Opry,” the longest running radio broadcast in music history.  When I first moved to Nashville, which they call “Music City USA”, I asked some of the old timers around town, “How did Nashville become music city?”  They all had an answer.  “Because we had the tallest radio tower.”  Gra...

  • Exclusive Fashion Exhibit Comes to Grand Rapids Art Museum in October

    Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) welcomes Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion October 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017, to Grand Rapids. The exhibit features 45 haute couture outfits from the Dutch fashion designer, a selection of her shoe designs, and 27 pieces from van Herpen’s solo exhibition at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands. Known for her combination of traditional craftsmanship and futuristic...

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  • Grand Rapids Comic-Con: A Complete Guide

    In 2006 Mark Hodges had an idea to create an event in Grand Rapids that would encourage attendees to embrace their inner Avenger, Jedi, Ninja Turtle, Power Ranger or Pokémon trainer. Fast forward to 2013 and the first Grand Rapids Comic-Con took place at the Home School Building, located in Wyoming. Hodges said he and his wife, Jennifer Hodges, both co-owners of the event, only expected a few tho...

  • ArtPrize Song Competition & Blue Bridge Music Festival

    Music at ArtPrize Well it’s here and I don’t have to tell you that!  ArtPrize, the international art competition recognized as “the most attended public art event on the planet” according to The Art Newspaper, hits Grand Rapids for the 8th year from September 21 - October 9. Visitors from all over will come see art in many, many, different forms and I’m thrilled to say this year we will make sur...

  • Grand Rapids Welcomes Circus XTREME to ArtPrize

    Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, get excited for the return of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey as their new show, Circus XTREME, comes to Van Andel Arena this fall! From September 29th to October 2nd, check out one of Circus XTREME's five performances taking place during ArtPrize, one of Grand Rapids' largest annual celebrations. Circus XTREME has all of the jaw-dropping stunts you ...

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  • New for ArtPrize Eight: Preview Week

    If, like most people, you can’t wait for the start of ArtPrize Eight, here’s a treat: it’s the newest ArtPrize addition and it’s called ArtPrize Preview Week. 2013 ArtPrize Entry Simone Crestani (Molvena, Italy) – Bonsai Group, 2013. Borosilicate glass flameworked If you’re wondering what exactly ArtPrize Preview Week is, you’re not alone! It’s a brand-new feature this year, presented by Edwar...

  • New Places to Hear Music in Grand Rapids

    New Places to Hear Live Music in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids already has many places to hear live music - but did you know that Blandford Nature Center and VanderMill Cider were just added to that list?  On GR Live, I featured performances from two new live music location in Grand Rapids. Blandford Nature Center The Blandford Nature Center is an independent, charitable non-profit organization tha...

  • Art Outdoor Project 2016: Karin Nelson

    Self-taught artist Karin Nelson has been painting for about seven years. One of her pieces, Edge of Light, was recently selected as one of five winners, from more than 20 entries, in this year’s Art Outdoor Project.  Held in conjunctions with UICA, the Art Outdoor Project encourages artists with ties to Grand Rapids to submit artwork that represents the area. The works of the 5 selected artists ar...

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