This year’s Restaurant Week, held August 8 – 21, raised $16,322 from participating restaurants and sponsors. The money raised goes into an endowed fund, now totaling $159,428, to support culinary education in Grand Rapids through Grand Rapids Community College.
Whether you’re shopping early or waiting until the last minute, you’ll be able to knock out that Christmas list with these six holiday artists markets.
Get into the holiday “spirits” during Grand Rapids’ fourth annual Cocktail Week, a citywide celebration of brightly colored alcoholic concoctions available from Nov. 7-18.
The first thing you notice about Dylan Miner’s new exhibition is the smell. The gallery at the Grand Rapids Art Museum has a sharp, almost sawdust-like aroma — the first taste of a gallery that explores the relationship between the rocks, trees and water of Michigan and its native peoples.
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.
Will you take the Short & Brutal or the Long & Difficult trail? That is the question participants’ in the Dirty Duel face as they start off their 5K pursuit at Robinette’s & Provin Trails on Saturday. Either choice will challenge racers’ mettle.
Six areas along the Grand River are slated for a major transformation as part of the River for All project, but the project’s completion is still years away.
Fall is in full swing and GR|MAG found several fun ways to keep you busy this month.
Between the boom in restaurants, coffee shops and office tenants, it is no surprise Grand Rapids’ West Side has become a go-to spot. Rockford Construction, which has been the catalyst for many of the changes on the West Side, wants the historic neighborhood to not only be a destination for eating and shopping, but also a place to call home.
On the second floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), there is a photo of the 1966 NBA finals. The Boston Celtics’ Bill Russell is guarding the Los Angeles Lakers’ Elgin Baylor. The two are suspended in midair; floating toward the rim, the stadium lights illuminating their teammates and the countless, pinpoint faces of the crowd.