The Ruse Escape Rooms opens Black Friday.

Looking For An Escape?

At the corner of Division and Weston in downtown Grand Rapids sits a building that begs the question, “Will you make it out alive?”
Spice Market will help you create the perfect gift set.

Like To Shop Local? Prove It This Weekend

Sift through a sampling of local retailers offering Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals and since we’re on a roll, a few Cyber Monday offerings as well.
Meet Hipster Santa, of The People Picture Company

Say Cheese This Holiday Season with Hipster Santa

Santa’s got more than a brand new bag this Christmas. In fact, he’s got a new, trendy look because The People Picture Company is offering holiday sessions with Hipster Santa this Christmas season.
White Feather Studio is participating in A Very Merry Market Day.

Get A Jump Start on Holiday Shopping with Merry Market Day

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to kickoff your holiday shopping.
Benson's Adventures in Michigan help kids travel throughout the state.

Students Travel the State with Michigan Painted Turtle

Nothing beats the experience of travel, but two Michigan teachers have come up with a way to help children in Michigan visit the state’s impressive natural resources and well-known landmarks without having to pack a suitcase.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with SpartanNash, opened the Military Welcome Center this week.

Airport Opens Military Welcome Center

Members of the military traveling through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) can now enjoy a lounge just for them and their families.
Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology tells the story of grassroots activism in a rust belt city.

Protest Signs and Picketing: Grassroots Anthology Explores Local Activism

Join editors Dani Vilella and Ashley Nickels as they explore grassroots activism in Grand Rapids, “a modern rust belt city.”
Jeff Troutman releases his first album, "Songs About Fly-Fishing."

Jeff Troutman Tackles Stress with New Album

With a newborn baby and a demanding job in finance that sucked up to 70 hours out of his week, Jeff Troutman was struggling with stress and sleep deprivation. So when his psychologist told him he needed a break and recommended he take up a hobby, Troutman decided to give fly-fishing a try.
Humane Society of West Michigan & Seva Yoga offer Cats on Mats program.

Flow Into Cat Pose While Surrounded by Kittens

Hopefully your cat pose is on point. If not, don’t worry; a gaggle of kittens will be on hand at Seva Yoga to show you how to stretch like a cat.
Muskegon Museum of Art Appraisal Fair 2017

Dig Out Your Valuables for Appraisal Fair

Think your family heirlooms might be worth more than their sentimental value? The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is offering West Michigan residents a chance to find out.
Grand Rapids Running Tours offers three Halloween-inspired tours.

Lace Up Your Sneakers for A Ghostly Run

It’s a crisp October evening, you’re on the grounds of Aquinas College, marveling at the eery beauty of the Holmdene manor house through the glow of a flashlight. A running ambassador tells you about the decades of history behind the estate. Running ambassador? Oh yeah, you’re doing this while on a three-to-four mile run with Grand Rapids Running Tours.
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invite families to help plant 120 trees.

Community Invited to Help Plant 120 Trees

You don’t have to have a green thumb to volunteer this month to help plant 120 trees across the city.

Explore Your Sense Of Outdoor Adventure Indoors At Terra Firma Bouldering

Southeast of the heart of downtown sits a 10,000-square-foot facility that many would consider a rock climber’s dream.
Cedar Springs Brewing offers guided tour of Bavaria.

Pack Your Bags! Brewery Hosts Tour of Bavaria

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is bringing 30 guests on a guided tour of Bavaria for eight days. The tour will take guests around a variety of popular beer and tourist attractions in the region.
Camp Newaygo offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Area Camp Offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Pack your bags and head to Camp Newaygo for a Girlfriends Get-A-Way.
GR Auto Gallery has a public showroom filled with classics.

Car Enthusiasts Keep Engines Revving in West Michigan

The sleek vehicles showcased at Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids (C&CGR) exude a zip-zing panache that unfetters spectators’ imaginations.
Chauncey Drive at 5 Mile in Kent County. Photo courtesy of Kent County Road Commission

West Michigan Fall Color Tours

While GR|Mag certainly recommends heading north this fall to enjoy the season change in its most brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, if you can’t get away, there are a few local roads that make for a colorful drive.
SiTE:LAB sits out ArtPrize Nine while it readies building for next year.

SiTE:LAB Sits Out ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Best Venue winner five out of the past six years, SiTE:LAB, is clearly an event favorite, so earlier this summer when the non-profit art organization announced it will not be participating in ArtPrize Nine it was a surprise.
Chip George, Philip Robertson, and Matt Jung.

ArtPrize Entry Aims to Set World Record

While most ArtPrize entries are vying for a portion of the $500,000 in prize money awarded at the end of the competition, an entry from a local company is focused on setting a world record.
The Rapid seeks public input on bus routes

The Rapid Asks for Public Feedback on Getting Around Downtown

Want a say in how you get around downtown? The Rapid has launched an online tool that aims to capture feedback from riders and non-riders.




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