Caint to Caint II by Winfred Rembert

Muskegon Museum of Art Exhibits Look at the Influence of Cotton

Cotton has influenced the United States possibly more than any other crop. Its influence can be seen in the country’s history, economics and the environment.
Fruit on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona. Photo by Dungodung

Tour the Public Markets of Spain with the Downtown Market

Pack your bags and get your passport ready, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will be co-hosting Tasting Spain, a weeklong tour of Barcelona and Madrid focused on the public markets.
Local author Kristina Riggle

Michigan Author Signs Books Saturday

Local author Kristina Riggle will be holding a book signing for her novel, “Vivian in Red.” The signing will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Rivertown Mall.
Pyramid Scheme Dance Off benefiting Well House

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Start your weekend with holiday shopping or a lesson in community activism, let loose Friday and Saturday with some fun dance parties and then finish the weekend strong with a festive 5K run/walk!
Heritage Theatre Group stages "It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play."

Theater Group Puts 1940s Spin on “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Catch the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” this weekend as a 1940s era radio play.
Events with BeneFitz has teamed up with Atwater Brewery for holiday tours downtown.

Trolley Tours Offer a Glimpse of Downtown’s Most Decorated Corners

Grand Rapids is all decked out for the holidays and a series of trolley tours will help you glimpse all the best decorations.
Grand Rapids Ballet brings "Nutcracker" to life this weekend.

“Nutcracker” Choreographer Makes GR Stop Ahead of Opening

Val Caniparoli jokes that he’s a “Nutcracker” machine. A choreographer for companies all over the world, Caniparoli was in Grand Rapids before Thanksgiving to update his choreography for the Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Dec. 1 at DeVos Performance Hall.
Cozy up with a tasty drink from Ferris Coffee & Nut

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Grand Rapids is sure in the holiday spirit! Try traveling to the North Pole for an evening, or how about a walk through a winter wonderland?

Found Footage Festival Comes to UICA

Boredom led two buddies from small town Wisconsin to scour thrift stores for entertainment, and ultimately led the pair to develop the Found Footage Festival.
Dennis Rodman delivers game ball at Grand Rapids Drive game.

Former NBA “Bad Boy” Visits Grand Rapids Drive

Bad boy and former NBA player Dennis Rodman will join the Grand Rapids Drive on the court Thursday, Nov. 30.
Grand Rapids lights up the holidays with annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Holiday Season Kicks Off with Christmas Tree Lighting

Venture downtown on Friday evening for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. You can also strap on a pair of skates and glide across Rosa Parks Circle, which has been transformed into an ice rink.
Brad Mehldau returns to St. Cecilia's Music Center.

Brad Mehldau Brings His Improvisational Skills to St. Cecilia’s

Described by The New York Times as “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years,” this Thursday’s performance by Brad Mehldau at St. Cecilia Music Center is one not to miss.
"Loving Vincent" is playing in Grand Rapids.

With Every Stroke, You’ll Be “Loving Vincent”

As the world’s first fully oil-painted feature film, “Loving Vincent” is a well-crafted tribute to one of the most famous artists of all time. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, more than 100 painters collaborated on this film to bring van Gogh’s paintings and impasto style to life.
Check out MoDiv in Grand Rapids for great holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

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After you’ve eaten all the turkey, stuffing and pie you can handle, head out to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re in the mood to shop or dance, Grand Rapids is ready to make the holiday season jolly with plenty of fun events.
Christmas Lite Show celebrates 20 years of "making lifetime memories."

Christmas Lite Show Opens at Ballpark

West Michigan’s “largest, animated, drive-through light show” returns today with even more twinkling lights.
Frederik Meijer Gardens celebrates Christmas Traditions Around the World.

Walking In A Winter Wonderland At Frederik Meijer Gardens

The first snowfall has come and gone, signaling the start of another holiday season. Celebrate with Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (FMG) as it hosts its 23rd annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition.

Local Band Marches To The Beat Of Its Own Drum On Worldwide Stage

The Rockford High School Marching Band will make history this Thanksgiving as the first West Michigan Band to perform in the world’s biggest parade.
Festival of Trees at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Festival of Trees Lights Up Lakeshore

Ever wished you could hire a professional to decorate your Christmas tree? Now, essentially, you can.
Grand Rapids Civic Theater brings "Annie" to the stage this holiday season.

The Sun Shines Non-Stop on Civic’s “Annie”

You don’t have to wait for the sun to come out tomorrow. It shines non-stop in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s latest powerhouse production, “Annie.”
Santa Claus is coming to town for the Art Van Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Ahead of a busy season building toys and packing his sleigh, Santa Claus is making a visit to downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday.

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