Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Ax-throwing chain celebrates grand opening

February 18, 2020
A Minnesota ax-throwing chain is having a grand opening celebration for its first West Michigan location. Read More

Casino doles out $800K in bonuses

February 18, 2020
Nearly $1 million was shared among Gun Lake Casino employees. Read More

‘Live museum’ honors Black history

February 18, 2020
African-American legends are coming to Woodland Mall for the eighth year. Read More

John Ball Zoo takes holistic approach to sustainability

Efforts include waste management, living walls and roofs, energy and water conservation, green building.

February 14, 2020
In addition to participating in field conservation projects and a cooperative species survival plan, the team at John Ball Zoo engages daily in caring for its environment and natural resources as part of its overall sustainability strategy. Read More

Meijer Gardens announces four summer concerts

February 13, 2020
It may be winter, but things are heating up at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as 13th ‘Sexiest City’

February 7, 2020
More than other major cities in America, Grand Rapids residents are embracing ways to spice up their love lives. Read More

A 10-year ‘slog’ results in Newsmaker of the Year

January 29, 2020
Some of the region’s best newsmakers have to slog for 10 years before making a powerful punch. Read More

Inside Track: A life of service

In addition to co-owning two bars, Tami VandenBerg has dedicated herself to ending homelessness.

January 10, 2020
When Tami VandenBerg moved back home, she had the drive to turn Grand Rapids into a great place to live for everybody. Twenty years later, the owner of two clubs and former executive director of Well House has left a serious mark on the community, but she’s still not done. Read More

City preps for Beer Week

January 8, 2020
A West Michigan beer festival is toasting a decade of craft beer culture. Read More

Boys Ballet program aims to ‘break stigma’

Mary Free Bed YMCA partners with Grand Rapids Ballet School to teach basics to preschoolers.

January 3, 2020
A YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids program, entering its second year, helps preschool boys develop their flexibility and coordination skills. Read More