Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Downtown welcomes statue of US senator

July 26, 2017
A statue of another historic local leader was unveiled downtown this week. Read More

Healthy economy means healthy profits for event venues

Watermark Properties sees growth in corporate meetings, team building and weddings as customers seek upscale, natural environments.

July 21, 2017
Watermark Properties is building on a formula that has helped the company grow over the past five years as the downturn lifted: a formal “country club feel” away from the city and out in nature. Read More

Foundation celebrating USS Gerald R. Ford

July 19, 2017
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host a live broadcast of the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Celebrity chef Robert Irvine

July 18, 2017
Robert Irvine — of Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible” — is the featured guest in episode 43 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Sparta hosting Town & Country Days

July 14, 2017
Thousands of people are expected to visit Sparta next week for its four-day heritage festival. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Peter Perez of Grand Rapids Symphony

July 11, 2017
Peter Perez — president of the Grand Rapids Symphony — is the featured guest in episode 42 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Movie theater anchors project in downtown Holland

July 7, 2017
A boutique cinema is coming to downtown Holland as the anchor of a planned mixed-use development. Read More

Publishers ink partnership

July 6, 2017
A pair of local publishers have teamed up to print the 50th-anniversary edition of a bestselling Christian novel — marking the first venture in their new partnership. Read More

Museum hosting Coffee Bar Stories

July 4, 2017
A trio of beverage executives will share their passion for coffee at an after-work open-mic event downtown this week. Read More

West Michigan Photo Contest calls for submissions

July 4, 2017
The West Michigan Tourist Association has launched its West Michigan Photo Contest for 2017. Read More