GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt leads a tour through an exhibition by Native American artist Dylan Miner. Titled “Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives,” it explores the spiritual and historical relationship between Michigan’s natural history and its native peoples. Photo by Sam Easter.

Native American Artist Spotlights the State’s Natural Resources in GRAM Exhibit

The first thing you notice about Dylan Miner’s new exhibition is the smell. The gallery at the Grand Rapids Art Museum has a sharp, almost sawdust-like aroma — the first taste of a gallery that explores the relationship between the rocks, trees and water of Michigan and its native peoples.
LowellArts Players present The Dixie Swim Club.

Community Theater Group Presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

Local actress and director Randi Richardson said “The Dixie Swim Club” is the funniest play she’s ever been in. “It’s one of those plays that you leave the theater laughing that night but you laugh for weeks after because there are so many funny lines in it.”
Ringo Starr, left, and Jakob Dylan in Echo in the Canyon. Courtesy Greenwich Entertainment

‘Echo in the Canyon’ Jams With Musical Greats

A documentary is being screened downtown that explores the mid-1960s birth of the California sound — when folk music went electric.

7 Family-Friendly Things To Do In Grand Rapids in February

With the excitement of the New Year behind us, and still two months to go until spring, it’s easy to feel blue in February. But, there’s plenty to do in Grand Rapids other than dream of warmer days. From painting to musicals, golf shows to car shows, we’ve compiled some of our favorite things to do this month.
Broadway GR Presents Wicked

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Whether you’re a theater buff, bookworm or even a comic book enthusiast, this weekend has something for you. Filled with fun for the whole family, GR|Mag is excited for an event-filled weekend in the city.

Five New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Grand Rapids to Ring in 2018

As the Broadway musical “Rent” asks us, “How do you measure a year in a life? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?” Regardless of how you spent your 525,600 minutes of 2017, we can all celebrate making it through another year.

Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2018-2019 Season & Hamilton

While Broadway Grand Rapids announced its 2018-2019 season this morning, the bigger news might be the announcement that “Hamilton” will come to Grand Rapids for the organization’s 2019-2020 season.
Grand Rapids Lunar New Year Festival

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

This weekend features the celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition downtown. And much more.
Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and Adriel Flete and company in On Your Feet! © Matthew Murphy

Theater Review: ‘On Your Feet!’

The musical “On Your Feet!” opened yesterday at DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Broadway Grand Rapids Series. Love, passion, perseverance and a great beat underlie the musical — the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The couple broke barriers, emigrating from Cuba to the United States and eventually becoming a pop sensation, with their music crossing lines between English and Spanish sounds and beats.
Artist Kimberly LaVon

Muralist Partners with Neighborhood on ArtPrize 10 Project

In honor of ArtPrize 10, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) moved its exhibition beyond the galleries and into the community with “UICA Outside.” The exhibition features public projects in three different neighborhoods: West Side, Creston and Baxter. Kimberly LaVon, a printmaker and graphic designer, was chosen as the artist to create a large-scale work in the Baxter neighborhood.
Funny Girls improv troupe

A Family of Funny Girls

As Eirann Betka helped organize the Grand Rapids Improv Festival in the fall of 2015, she noticed there were no female improv troupes signing up to perform. Most of the groups had either all men or only one or two women featured.
female model fashion show dress

Step Out for the ‘Comeback’ Fashion Show

A Grand Rapids neighborhood is coming together for a fashion show.
This white unicorn bathed in violet light, 10 feet long from tail to tip of horn, is featured in the special exhibition. © AMNH/D. Finnin

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids Take Over Museum

Touch casts of a narwhal tusk, the lower jaw of Gigantopithecus (an extinct group of apes) and a life-size reproduction of the talon of a Haast’s eagle at Grand Rapids Public Museum's latest exhibition and learn about the mythical creatures these artifacts stoked.
Music in the Stacks returns to the Grand Rapids Public Library on Oct. 19.

Playing Music in the Quiet Zone

The hottest live music venue in town might be... the Grand Rapids Public Library? Yes, you read that correctly. A place that’s known for whispered conversations and hushed tones, the downtown library will turn up the volume once a month for its “Music in the Stacks” concert series.
Blandford Nature Center Harvest Festival horse-drawn wagon ride

Our top Weekend Picks

This weekend features a fall festival — and much more.
Newsies partial play poster Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

‘Newsies’ Delivers to Grand Rapids

A Tony-winning musical is being performed in Grand Rapids.
Actors' Theater

Calling All Playwrights, Script Writing Contest

Actor’s Theatre is looking for would-be playwrights for its annual 10-minute playwriting festival.
Los Zapatos Rojos in Turin, Italy, 2013

“Los Zapatos Rojos” Exhibition Travels onto GVSU’s Campus to Highlight Violence Against Women

Following their journey through Mexico, Texas and Italy, a group of red shoes is marching onto Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus this weekend to bring attention to violence against women and human trafficking.
LOVE by Robert Indiana

New Public Artwork Celebrates the Universality of Love

This morning a new statue was unveiled in downtown Grand Rapids and the organization behind it hopes it will serve as a backdrop for many people’s big celebrations.
"The World Beneath the City" By Cracking Art - Milan, Italy. ArtPrize 10

Information About Project 1 by ArtPrize Trickles Out

The new biennial event, Project 1 by ArtPrize, which was announced earlier this year, has a date.

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