Lifelike dinosaur exhibit coming to DeVos Place

Dinosaurs will come alive in Grand Rapids.
Justice Choir GR rehearsing.

Social Justice Choir Sings Out in Support of Mental Health

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Justice Choir GR lends its collective voice to the issue of mental health.

Line up and dance!

The Pipeline Smokehouse & Bar in West Olive hosts weekly line dancing in its underground saloon
Hedwig and the Angry Inch play poster Actors' Theatre

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ taking the stage

A musical about a transgender rock 'n' roll performer is about to open in town.

Symphony releases summer lineup

Following the close of its 2021-22 concert season, the Grand Rapids Symphony will offer a wide variety of musical performances this summer. 

Lowe’s awards Binder Park Zoo project

A Binder Park Zoo project was selected as one of 100 impact projects, which is a part of Lowe’s 100 Hometowns initiative to celebrate the company’s centennial.
West Michigan Symphony

West Michigan Symphony offers Unpretentious Sophistication at the Lakeshore

The West Michigan Symphony (WMS) 2017-18 Season opened to a full house at the historic Frauenthal Theatre in downtown Muskegon Friday night. The brilliant Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán joined in as guest artist, displaying once again the level of artistry found in this professional regional orchestra located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Halloween kids children trick-or-treating costumes

Trick or Treat Trail returns to Lamar Park

The city of Wyoming will host its 17th annual Trick or Treat Trail at Lamar Park from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
East Fulton Business District classic cars

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

This weekend features a flea market in one of the city’s “most walkable” shopping districts — and much more.
"White Cube Backpack" by Megan Galvin.

Mobile Venues Bring Artists’ Work Beyond “The White Cube”

Megan Galvin is a recent visual studies graduate from Grand Valley State University on a mission to remind us all to keep re-imagining the world. “I am interested in how and when people feel a sense of togetherness, and I want to investigate and celebrate that in my work,” she said.

Detroit Artist Discovers His Mother in Latest Exhibit

Detroit artist Carl Wilson’s mother was somewhat of a mystery to him. “I didn’t know her as well as I wanted to,” he said, adding that parents from her generation “didn’t spill their guts.”
"Valley of the Moon" will be showing March 28 at the History Center.

International documentary film festival stopping on the lakeshore

An international film festival featuring 65 documentaries is making a stop in West Michigan.
Living on the Edge World in Balance play poster Actors' Theatre

See 5 plays in one night

The five winning 10-minute original plays from a recent competition are being performed at a Grand Rapids theater.
Karisa Wilson plays GRPL's Music in the Stacks concert series.

Karisa Wilson Plays Music in the Stacks

Hometown favorite Karisa Wilson is back and performing at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s concert series, Music in the Stacks. Wilson has been quite busy with a variety of projects since her last album release. Luckily, GR|Mag had the opportunity to speak with her about what she has been doing and what’s next.
Her Smell film still

Go On the Road With a Punk Rocker in ‘Her Smell’

The actress known for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and AMC’s “Mad Men” is returning to the big screen in a new indie flick exploring punk rock culture.
The Verve Pipe on stage

Our top Weekend Picks

This weekend features two concerts by a multi-platinum band.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" premiere's in Grand Rapids.

“Jumanji” Author Comes to GR for Film Premiere

Families will come together for action, adventure, and an opportunity to support the children’s programs of Hospice of Michigan at the premiere of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”—at both Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids and the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.
"Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples"

“Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples” Comes to Muskegon

West Michigan artist Michael Peoples’ iconic, candy-colored art pieces that take on the form of everyday objects are hard to miss. Perhaps you remember the ducks that scaled the walls of the UICA above the upper-level staircase or the gnomes that marched in a line at the Kendall College of Art and Design a couple ArtPrize’s ago.
"Cacerolazo" by Saskia Jorda at GRAM. ArtPrize 10

ArtPrize Field Narrowed with Public Vote Finalists Announced

Round 1 of public voting has concluded and the field of ArtPrize 10 contenders has narrowed once again.

Broadway Grand Rapids improves on accessibility

A new initiative – Broadway Arts Access – endeavors to break down barriers that prevent people from attending live theatrical events. 

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