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.
Christmas Lite Show returns for 20th year.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Get in the holiday spirit or take flight with dragons this weekend in GR. You can also join the celebration of a 10-year-old favorite, attend a performance by contestants from one of the most popular reality TV shows and in classic Beer City fashion, learn about how some of the city's favorite brews got their distinct flavors. This weekend is jam-packed with events you won't want to miss.
Trevor Noah headlines LaughFest 2018

Trevor Noah & Cameron Esposito Among LaughFest Headliners

"The Daily Show’s" Trevor Noah is coming to Grand Rapids in March as part of the eighth annual LaughFest lineup.
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.
Watching for Foxes performs at The Pyramid Scheme ahead of the release of its second album in 2018.

Watching for Foxes to Perform at The Pyramid Scheme

Watching for Foxes is an up-and-coming band chasing after every musician’s dream.
City High School student named first place winner in Mosaic film challenge.

Winners Announced in the Mosaic Mobile Film Contest

As part of the Mosaic Film Experience, high school and college students in West Michigan were asked earlier this year to create two- to three-minute films using only their mobile devices (mobile phone or tablet).
Actors' Theater presents "Passing Strange."

“Passing Strange” Reveals As Much About The Audience As It Does The Main Character

Sometimes you are on the inside, sometimes on the outside; sometimes you are straddling the two. Sometimes you’re before, sometimes after, sometimes right there in the moment. Relatability comes from one side and perspective from the other; juxtaposition of the two creates meaning. Humor, too, and in this case, some really great music as well!
Louder Than Words was created in partnership by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Newseum

Listen Closely, New Exhibit Explores Rock, Power & Politics

Take a stroll back in time as you explore the new Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts Comfort Food Friday.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Now that Halloween has come and gone and the first snowfall has passed, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. Whether it’s comfort food, exercise or Christmas shopping to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays, Grand Rapids has something for everyone this weekend.
Grand Rapids Symphony Associate Conductor John Varineau.

Symphony Transports Audience Abroad this Weekend with “American in Paris” Performance

The Grand Rapids Symphony, lead by John Varineau, will perform the soundtrack to 1951 Oscar-winning film “American in Paris” this weekend.

UICA Focuses on the Mitten with “Coming Home” exhibition

Now that the ArtPrize crowds have gone and the dust has settled, the UICA opens its doors for the “Coming Home” exhibition, a show that features artists who have been touched by the mitten—be it habitation, education or otherwise.
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.