Thanksgiving: Just the word makes your mouth water. It’s the Super Bowl for foodies – a full day of feasting and football, surrounded by family and friends. We can’t wait to dig into herb-roasted, thick-carved turkey and mountains of mashed potatoes overflowing with rivers of gravy. But we aren’t looking forward to all the work that it takes to pull the meal together.
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.
Walking into New Hotel Mertens is like stepping back in time. That’s because many of the building’s features harken back to previous decades, including the original flooring, which bares the building’s name and was first laid in 1914, when it opened.
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.
Today marks the start Grand Rapids Cocktail Week, produced by Experience Grand Rapids in partnership with more than 40 restaurants and bars. It runs Nov. 8-19, offering two Michigan-based cocktails and a shared plate for $25 or less.
The Grand Rapids Symphony, lead by John Varineau, will perform the soundtrack to 1951 Oscar-winning film “American in Paris” this weekend.
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.
With costume concepts featured in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Inception” and upcoming projects that include Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” Phillip Boutte Jr. has helped define fashion.
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.
Mel Trotter Ministries (MTM) is once again collecting turkeys for families in need. On Wednesday, the organization hopes to receive 1,500 donated turkeys from individuals and businesses in the community.