From Nov. 9-11, Grand Rapids Comic Con returns to DeVos Place with a variety of events and programming, including a vending hall, fan panels, costume contests, film screenings and art shows. Back in 2006, though, it was only an idea. While attending a toy show in Pittsburgh, Mark Hodges, co-owner and event director of Grand Rapids Comic Con, contemplated if it was possible for Grand Rapids to have its own comic book-style convention.
Fall is in full swing and GR|MAG found several fun ways to keep you busy this month.
Get ready to cheer for the home team this weekend. The Grand Rapids Drive plays its first home game on Saturday. You can also check out local band Pink Sky when the duo plays the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Music in the Stacks series.
Next month Gilda’s LaughFest will unveil its headliners for the 2019 “festival of laughter,” but in the meantime, the organization is looking for the city’s funniest individuals to help fill out its roster.
This is the seventh year of Lamp Light Music Festival, the independently organized, artist-run music festival in the Eastown neighborhood, but it marks the first year the event will not be held in a house-show setting.
A local group of singers is breaking down barriers by inviting the public to enjoy opera…for free. The West Michigan Opera Project (WMOP) will be performing Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” with the Kalamazoo Philharmonia on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Fountain Street Church.
If the fall air has you thinking about cozying up indoors, don’t! Head out and fill your belly with the season’s most delicious comfort foods. Visit the Downtown Market on Friday, where vendors will be offering samples of their “fall favorites.” Later that night, Local First is bringing together restaurants from across the city for Fork Fest.
After the success of its 50th-year celebration, Opera Grand Rapids continues to cultivate West Michigan’s vocal arts scene through its 2018-2019 season repertoire of The Magic Flute and La Traviata.
The biggest football game of the year for Michiganders takes place this weekend when MSU and U of M kickoff against each other. So break out your maize & blue or green and white and head to your favorite sports bar to catch the game over beer and pizza.
You need to go back to The Haunt. After 18 years, haunted house aficionados may think they know West Michigan’s premier scary attraction.