Emily Griffen describes her background as bizarre, noting she is a former competitive Thai fighter who spent four years traveling the world and participating in martial arts competitions and then became an entrepreneur that makes bloody mary mixes.
With the Labor Day holiday on Monday, GR|Mag has added an extra day of fun to our Weekend Picks. From a dance party to a community walk to a chance to make your own artwork, we’ve got you covered. We’ve even added a fun activity for those of you spending the weekend on the lakeshore.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s (UICA) annual OddBall event takes place next weekend. Now in its seventh year, OddBall has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique events of the year, with attendees often dressing in creative outfits in line with each year’s “oddball” theme.
Downtown Grand Rapids streets, parks and alleyways will be transformed into an urban disc golf course later this month for a one-day-only tournament.
Kids aren’t the only ones going back-to-school in September. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is hosting its Beer Explorer’s Back-to-Beer-School program, which will highlight beers from six local breweries.
ArtPrize Nine is still three weeks away, but if you want to get a sneak peek, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University opens is “Society of Spectacle” exhibit today.
After a successful first year, the Blue Bridge Music Festival is returning for ArtPrize Nine.