Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Metro Cruise ready to rev up its economic engine

12th annual event could draw millions in spending to 28th Street corridor.

August 19, 2016
Michigan has always been the car industry state, and perhaps no West Michigan event shows that off better than the annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. Read More

Goodwill produces block party downtown

August 19, 2016
A local nonprofit is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a block party downtown on Monday. Read More

Theater chain faces lawsuit over captions

August 18, 2016
| By AP
A man in the region and a civil rights group are suing a theater company, saying it does not provide captions at one of its venues. Read More

Downtown hosts GRandJazzFest

August 18, 2016
GRandJazzFest returns to Rosa Parks Circle for its fifth year this weekend. Read More

Downtown Grand Rapids hosts quilting conference

August 8, 2016
More than 15,000 people are expected to converge downtown this week for a quilting conference. Read More

Get up from that desk, says dance proponent

August 5, 2016
Few business owners, or teachers for that matter, need to be as physically fit for their job as entrepreneur and Grand Valley State University adjunct faculty Laura Armenta. Read More

GRPS school is finalist for $10M prize

August 1, 2016
A special public school in town is in the running for a $10-million prize that it would use to open another location. Read More

Switch and ArtPrize gather STEAM

Tech company’s exhibit will blend science, technology, arts, engineering and math.

July 29, 2016
One reason Switch Ltd. executives chose to locate the company’s eastern data center in West Michigan was its culture, led by a visit to ArtPrize. Read More

Grand Rapids rates among 'best' cities for creatives

July 28, 2016
A website on American culture considers Grand Rapids to be one of the “best” cities for creatives. Read More

Music nonprofit hires director of development

July 26, 2016
A local music nonprofit has hired a “seasoned” fundraising professional as its new director of development. Read More