Roller-skating event celebrates Black joy

A free skating event will give families a “last hurrah” before heading back to school. 

ArtRat hosts hip-hop artist for Third Thursdays

A new performing art series will debut at a downtown Grand Rapids art gallery. 

New concerts coming to St. Cecilia

A music center added two new shows to its 2022-23 concert season. 

Salvation Army celebrates 100th year of service

A faith-based nonprofit is celebrating its years of community work since its establishment in 1922. 

Blue Man Group to return to DeVos Performance Hall

A musical comedy group is coming back to Grand Rapids in September. 

Library introduces adult storytime

Storytime isn’t just for kids.

Monroe Center businesses to congregate for block party

A business block party will bring wine tastings and outdoor games to downtown Grand Rapids. 

Museum ‘rocks the boat’ for ’80s concert

A South Haven museum is holding a concert featuring rock band The 1985. 

Fundraiser invites participants ‘over the edge’

A Michigan disability services organization is holding its annual fundraiser, which will see participants rappelling from the roof of one of Grand Rapids’ tallest buildings. 

Youth poetry pop-up celebrates self-expression

A Garfield Park event will see young poets featuring their work under the guidance of local Poet Laureate Kyd Kane. 

Circle Theatre brings comedy, romance in ‘On Golden Pond’

A local theater is opening a classic comedic drama this week. 

Green Gala soars to new heights for annual fundraiser

Balloon rides, live entertainment and more will help raise funds for Grand Rapids parks. 

Blandford brings back summer concert series

An outdoor concert is showcasing music of all styles in nature.

Seniors stand off in Border Battle for softball championship

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) is bringing an international slow-pitch softball tournament to Plainfield Township. 

Unity Christian Music Festival returns

A concert series will bring popular Christian contemporary artists to West Michigan for a four-night music festival. 

Dam Breakers to take the field at LMCU Ballpark

The West Michigan Whitecaps’ alternate persona, the Dam Breakers, will make their return to the Grand Rapids sports scene for one night only. 

Cars and Coffee to host final event of the season

A popular vehicle exhibition will bring vintage, sports and exotic cars to the Downtown Market. 

Global Water Fest to make a splash for second year

The second annual Global Water Fest GR will hit the Grand River this weekend.

Watercolors Jazz Festival prepares for colorful weekend

Grand Rapids-based Par-llo Connection Band, New York saxophonist Stacy Dillard and more will take the stage at Rosa Parks Circle. 

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