Malcolm X novel kicks off Great Michigan Read

Before becoming one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X spent several of his formative years in Michigan.

The Accidentals Play GRAM on the Green Thursday

The Accidentals are coming to Grand Rapids on Thursday for the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s GRAM on the Green concert series.

Take a Tour of Downtown’s Hidden Gardens

Downtown Grand Rapids is full of hidden gardens and the Dwelling Place is offering a tour of four of those gardens this week.

International Carillon Concert Series plays through August

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard will climb 112 stairs to perform the last concert of Grand Valley State University’s International Carillon Concert Series for the summer at the Beckering Carillon – Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The series continues, however, on GVSU’s Allendale campus each Sunday through Aug. 20.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Start your weekend early. There are several events to choose from this weekend and two of our top picks are tonight! So get out and enjoy the city.

Books & Mortar hosts book discussion

Earlier this year, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced “Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big” as the 2017 Mayor’s Book of the Year. Now, Books and Mortar is hosting a book discussion in partnership with Local First to talk about the book and how Grand Rapids can become a "small giant."

Music Laser Light Shows Take Over Planetarium

Starting Monday, the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium is offering music laser light shows every day this week.

R&B/soul band plays Founders tonight

R&B/soul band The Rooks returns to Founders Brewing Co. tonight. The band also plays its first Holland show on Friday at New Holland Brewery.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? GR|Mag has you covered.

Griffins release 2017-18 schedule

The Grand Rapids Griffins released their 2017-18 schedule last week.

John Ball Zoo hosts after hours party

When the zoo closes on Thursday night the party starts.

Grand Rapids native visits for book launch party

Author Erin McCahan is smitten with West Michigan, particularly Lake Michigan, so she made the lake a character in her latest book, “The Lake Effect,” which came out on Tuesday.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

There's plenty to do in Grand Rapids this weekend. Check out a few of our top picks.

Mamma Mia! Picnic Pops kicks off tonight

The music of ABBA kicks off the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Picnic Pops outdoor summer concert series tonight.
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Grand Rapids Public Museum hosting free day

It’s free! The Grand Rapids Public Museum, or GRPM, is waving its general admission fee on Sunday, July 16 and inviting the community to explore its permanent exhibits.

West Michigan community bolsters Whitecaps

On a Friday morning in June, West Michigan Whitecaps pitcher Trent Szkutnik was up early packing lunches for Meals on Wheels recipients. Szkutnik, along with fellow players Spenser Watkins and Zac Houston, delivered the meals to senior citizens in Grandville.

GR Reads focuses on community building

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s GR Reads program focuses on more than getting people to pick up a book. The program is designed as a community building opportunity with a variety of events spanning the summer.