I imagine, as with any effective parable that taps into universal themes, one does not require prior knowledge of Jonah and the Big Fish, nor of “Moby-Dick,” to connect with similar lessons brought forth in Samuel D. Hunter’s play “The Whale” — but a little context might enrich the experience.
Grand Rapids should be thawing out this weekend after last weekend’s ice storm, so it’s the perfect time to unfold yourself from the couch and change out of your sweats. The Beatle’s Tribute Band will be in town playing tunes from 1964 at DeVos Performance Hall, while Akeelah & the Bee opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Head out this weekend and support a good cause. Well House and St. Cecilia Music Center are both hosting fundraisers. You can also step into downward dog and enjoy a tasty cider afterward with Flow & Cider.
One of Grand Rapids’ most versatile spaces has transformed yet again. The 40-year-old concert venue, The Intersection, which has rocked the corner of Grandville Ave. and Cherry Street for the past 15 years, has added two new venues to continue its tradition of “delivering first-class shows” to the city’s concertgoers.
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is bringing 31 concerts to Grand Rapids this summer as part of its Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens series.
Relax at Rosa is returning this summer with 20 local bands scheduled to perform from May through September. The annual outdoor concert series kicks off on May 3 with Uprizin Steel Band.
Squeeze in a few more days of fun before the kids go back to school. The West Michigan Whitecaps are kicking off their 25th season, while the Native American Student Association is celebrating its 20th annual Celebrating All Walks of Life Pow Wow, and Cedar Springs Brewing is hosting Starkbierfest for all you German beer lovers out there.
We are hoping the April showers are minimal this month so you can get outside and enjoy all the fun activities taking place in and around Grand Rapids. From group bike rides to Earth Day celebrations to Whitecaps home games, April is a busy month.
Grand Rapids Pride Center announced the second of three headliners who will be performing at Grand Rapids Pride in June.
With so many fun activities to choose from this weekend, we don’t know if you’ll find much time to sleep. From egg hunts to art shows to downward dog, you’ll surely find an activity that’s up your alley. And for you those of you nostalgic for the ’80s, you can dance to your favorites at multiple venues this weekend.