LaughFest 2018 call for talent

LaughFest Is Looking for Local Talent

Calling all comedians. Think you’ve got what it takes to crack up the crowd on a community-wide stage in March?

Lakeshore Art Exhibit Explores “The Feminine Spirit in Nature”

After a career photographing rock stars like Kiss, Prince, Santana, Stevie Nicks, Kid Rock and others, Nichol Skaggs turned her attention to the natural world.
Grand Rapids Drive kicks off 2017-2018 season

Grand Rapids Drive Hit the Court Tonight for Season Opener

The NBA G-League kicks off Friday, which means the Grand Rapids Drive is ready to kick off its fourth season. The Drive host the Erie BayHawks 7 p.m. Friday at the DeltaPlex, as the team seeks to reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
The Knickerbocker Stein Night

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, this weekend is filled with events perfect for you. Maybe enjoying the morning planning out all of your holiday shopping? Or how about a warehouse party dedicated to the leading figure of pop art? Take this weekend to enjoy the cool outdoor fall weather and also all of the businesses lining the city.
Blake Shelton will perform at Van Andel Arena in February 2018.

Blake Shelton Plans Tour Stop in Grand Rapids

Country artist Blake Shelton is heading to Grand Rapids in 2018 and he’s bringing a few of his friends.
Aerial Dance Chicago performs at GVSU Fall Arts Celebration.

Dancers Take Flight at GVSU Fall Arts Celebration

Audiences will be treated to a dance routine much different from what they’ve likely seen before during the Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley State University.
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.
David Finckel by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

Essential String Trios Kicks Off Chamber Music Series

Essential String Trios takes the stage on Thursday, kicking off St. Cecilia Music Center’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert series.

West Michigan Filmmakers Head to Austin Film Festival

Caleb Slain and Eric Machiela are traveling to Austin, Texas this weekend for the premiere of their newest film project, “Demon,” at the Austin Film Festival.
GVSU New Music Ensemble celebrates release of "Return"

GVSU Grads Band Together with Students on Album

Former Grand Valley State University music composition students Adam Cuthbért (2010), Matthew Finch (2015), and Daniel Rhodé (2012) brought their talents back to campus by creating classical music compositions for “Return,” the fourth album recorded by campus group New Music Ensemble.
Corgis in the Park

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Are you ready for a scary good weekend? With Halloween fast approaching, Grand Rapids is filled with holiday fun for everyone. So, grab your kids, your best friends, or your significant other and go enjoy the fall festivities.
Andy Warhol, Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe), 1967, screenprint on paper, 36 x 36 inches.

Warhol’s “American Icons” Exhibit Opens at GRAM

Iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, Sitting Bull, Muhammad Ali, Liz Taylor and Grand Rapids’ own Gerald R. Ford are all part of “American Icons,” an exhibition of works by Andy Warhol that will be on display at the GRAM for the next three and a half months.
GRCC kicks off its annual Diversity Lecture Series with John Caicoppo

GRCC Diversity Lecture Series is Back for 2017-2018 Season

The Diversity Lecture Series is back in Grand Rapids for its 23rd year.
Jane Hirshfield, Photo by Curt Richter

Acclaimed Poets Join GVSU for Fall Arts Celebration

Grand Valley State University is in the swing of its 16th annual Fall Arts Celebration, an event held from September to December that features exhibitions showcasing music, art, poetry, dance, a guest lecturer and a holiday celebration in December.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport opens tribute room to Gerald R. Ford.

Airport Opens Gerald R. Ford Tribute Room

Visitors to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport can now enjoy a permanent exhibition dedicated to the former president.
Wicked, Original Broadway Company

“Wicked” Continues to Defy Gravity

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is definitely not dead.Her musical bio “Wicked,” which just opened a sold-out three-week run at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, is every bit as enchanting and exciting as when I first saw it 13 years ago on Broadway.
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.
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival highlights marginalized voices from around the globe.

Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival Elevates Underrepresented Voices

This weekend over 30 films will play at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts that are focused on “elevating voices and showcasing talent from historically underrepresented groups in mainstream media.”
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.”
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.

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