Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Watermark promises ‘business as usual’

COO Craig Smith affirms newly purchased Thornapple Pointe will remain public golf course.

October 21, 2016
With an aging ownership group, The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe was at a crossroads. Read More

Minor-league sports thriving in Grand Rapids

Despite good attendance numbers, franchises struggle with season ticket sales.

October 21, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids is establishing its presence in minor-league sports circles. Read More

Game publisher rolls dice on new career

Former insurance salesman funds first game through Kickstarter.

October 21, 2016
Marc Specter describes his role as a game publisher as like being a builder: He’s in charge of organizing the “roofers, painters and drywallers.” Only in his world, his workforce is made up of game designers, project managers and artists. Read More

Zoo, GR Public Museum fuel economy

Study shows more than 60 percent of visitors come from outside Kent County.

October 21, 2016
A recent study of the economic impact of two local institutions shows both greater reach and more significant outcomes for the community than study participants expected. Read More

Local First produces Fork Fest

October 18, 2016
More than 40 local food vendors will be on hand at a food festival this week, presented by a nonprofit in partnership with a brewery. Read More

Food trucks count ArtPrize Eight as success

Organization working on ways to accommodate more vendors at Rosa Parks Circle despite limited space.

October 14, 2016
This year, food trucks lined up between the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle during the 19-day ArtPrize event with hopes of generating a strong stream of revenue from attendees of the competition. Read More

SMG names director of marketing

October 14, 2016
A new director of marketing has been hired for the SMG-managed Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Recording artist Gavin DeGraw

October 14, 2016
Gavin DeGraw — a singer, songwriter and musician who creates “blue-eyed soul vocals” and “freewheeling melodies” — is the featured guest in episode three of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

GR's Big Talent calls for performers

October 13, 2016
An annual talent competition is hosting auditions for its upcoming multi-day event. Read More

Business Journal names 40 Under Forty class

October 12, 2016
Forty of West Michigan’s top young professionals will be honored this month by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Read More