Jim & Virginia Goode posing in front of their "Afghanistan to Morocco" collection.

Worlds Away: Local Couple Exhibits Middle Eastern Art Collection

You won't find trinkets, snow globes or decorative spoons crowding their bookshelves; and there's surely no junk drawer in the kitchen stuffed with key chains or miniature statues of tourist attractions. No, Jim and Virginia Goode aren't your average collectors.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

You've survived back-to-school week, now get out and celebrate. There is plenty to do in Grand Rapids this weekend.

The Edelweiss Club Plans Family-Friendly Oktoberfest

Parents and children can lift a glass at this year’s Oktoberfest West Michigan celebration planned for the last Friday and Saturday of September.

ArtPrize Artists Join World Renowned Artists for Collectors Show

A West Michigan native hopes to grow the number of personal art collections in the region by bringing together works by over 90 artists as part of the bi-annual Collectors Show.

Downtown Venue Amps Up Security

If you are going to a Grand Rapids Griffins game or attending a concert at Van Andel Arena this fall expect increased security measures.

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Announces 2017-2018 Performances

The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center enters its 14th season in October. The season includes four performances that include world-class dance, fan-favorite music, internationally renowned singers, and a 50th anniversary tour.

GRCC’s Renovated Music Center Benefits Students & Audiences

Audiences will benefit as much as students from Grand Rapids Community College’s renovated Music Center, according to Kevin Dobreff, director of Grand Rapids Community College’s music program.
Judy Collins to perform at Royce Auditorium in February.

Judy Collins Among St. Cecilia Season Lineup

St. Cecilia Music Center announced its Jazz Encore Series and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series lineups this week and teased its Acoustic Café Series lineup, including a performance by the renowned Judy Collins. 

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

With the Labor Day holiday on Monday, GR|Mag has added an extra day of fun to our Weekend Picks. From a dance party to a community walk to a chance to make your own artwork, we've got you covered. We've even added a fun activity for those of you spending the weekend on the lakeshore.
UICA's OddBall event is in its seventh year. Attendees are always encouraged to dress according to the event's theme.

UICA Presents OddBall: Cultivate

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art's (UICA) annual OddBall event takes place next weekend. Now in its seventh year, OddBall has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique events of the year, with attendees often dressing in creative outfits in line with each year's "oddball" theme.

KCAD’s ArtPrize Exhibit Opens Today

ArtPrize Nine is still three weeks away, but if you want to get a sneak peek, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University opens is "Society of Spectacle" exhibit today.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Summer will disappear into the rearview mirror quickly once the school year kicks off, so take advantage of the few weekends left to soak up the sun.
ArtPrize Film Festival

ArtPrize On Screen Films Announced

A film festival featuring Michigan-made short films will once again be part of ArtPrize this year.
Expanded Haas Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

GVSU Opens Renovated Performing Arts Center

Students in Grand Valley State University’s performing arts programs will have a shiny new center to perform and learn in this fall.
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Jazz Festival Takes Center Stage This Weekend

GRandJazzFest’s rhythmic improvisations will infuse Rosa Parks Circle Saturday and Sunday with a dynamic blend of fusion, swing, Cuban, funk, gospel blues and Latin rhythms.
Photo courtesy of Restaurant Week GR.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Two of our top picks this weekend are centered on community. Several Rockford businesses are coming together to help raise money for the employees of the Corner Bar after a devastating fire reduced the popular neighborhood restaurant to ashes earlier this week.
Backpiece tattoo designs by Leo Zulueta.

Tribal Tattoo Artist Visits GRAM

Leo Zulueta, famed contemporary tribal tattoo artist, visited the Grand Rapids Art Museum this week for a lunch and learn in which he spoke about his decades long career and the history of tribal tattoo art in Western society.
"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" performers Charles Decker Jr., Andi Courtade, Demy Marti, Kelli Burns, and Amanda Stevenson.

Review: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

If you’re going to the Heritage Theatre Group production of Tom Stoppard’s "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" purely out of curiosity to see their twist on gender-reversed roles, first understand it is perhaps the least absurdist encounter you’ll have with this classic existentialist comedy.
Grand Rapids Public Museum Mindbender Mansion exhibit, Puzzles & Pints

Puzzles & Pints at the Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is combining puzzles and craft beer on Tuesday, Aug. 15 in a special Beer Explorers event.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

It's time for the weekend! From mini golf to hot rods to the "world's largest food truck rally," there's plenty to do this weekend in and around Grand Rapids. Oh, and you can soar through the trees if you so desire thanks to an area camp opening its zipline to the public for an afternoon.

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