Aaron Van Timmeren, head chef at Bistro Bella Vita, said there was a time when the Grand Rapids Griffins would play and the restaurant would be dead. Now on game nights, Bistro Bella Vita is packed – as it is most other nights of the week when something is going on in downtown Grand Rapids.
While GR|Mag certainly recommends heading north this fall to enjoy the season change in its most brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, if you can’t get away, there are a few local roads that make for a colorful drive.
ArtPrize isn’t the only game in town. The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) kicks off its 89th annual Michigan Regional Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
Last night, ArtPrize jurors gathered to announce their 20 finalists.
If you’re planning on attending Gary Clark Jr.’s show at 20 Monroe Live on Tuesday it’s worth getting to the venue in time to catch his opening act, Jackie Venson, who will be making a stop in Grand Rapids for the first time.
In the next year, Lipstick Jodi hopes to regularly play shows across the Midwest. In anticipation, the Grand Rapids-based band released its first full-length album and will celebrate its release with a live show on Thursday, Sept. 28 at The Stache, located inside of The Intersection.
A specialty market with a long reputation in the community has opened its doors downtown.