The Rapidian


Grand Rapids Symphony welcomes Itzhak Perlman, Olga Kern, 'Ghostbusters,' 'Up,' 'Home Alone' for 90th anniversary season

Submitted 02-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony's 2019-20 season salutes Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, The Beatles, presents two Harry Potter films, performs all five Beethoven Piano Concertos


In Season: February 2, 2019

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Can you believe it's already February?! We're expecting much kinder temperatures just in time for the first Winter Market of February! We'll have over 20 vendors, both inside + out, along with Patty Matters, a local food truck, on site to serve up some delicious food for you.


February "Culinary Conversations" MeetUp Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

On February 20, the Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, with speaker Eve Turow Paul. Author of “Generation Yum—Shaping The Future Of Food,” Turow Paul studies youth culture and how different generations interact with our food system


Lake Effect Fringe Festival takes over Dog Story Theater

Submitted 01-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival is a month-long celebration of local theatre at the Dog Story Theater.


Two of the world's most accomplished and innovative banjo artists, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, return to St. Cecilia Music Center February 9

Submitted 01-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

"As musicians and as songwriters, Fleck and Washburn are predisposed to embrace the entire world — its sounds and its occupants alike. Their latest album, Echo in the Valley, ties the many threads of their interests into a work that dazzles without sacrificing a shred of approachability”- NPR Music


Katie Kalisz: A Quiet Woman's Clarity

Submitted 01-29-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Local poet and GRCC professor Katie Kalisz will read from her just-released first book of poems, Quiet Woman, on February 21 at 6:30pm, at the Grand Rapids Community College Library. The reading is free and open to the public.


Pigeon Creek Shakespeare presents The Seagull

Submitted 01-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare presents a new version of Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull from February 14–17 at Dog Story Theatre


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Your Death Look Like?

Submitted 01-28-2019 under OPINION

How much say should you, as an individual, have on what your death looks like? In other words, if our faiths have set prayers, traditions, “rules”, etc., is there any reason to plan on what you want your death to look like? Whom you want there? What you want said?


In Season: January 26, 2019

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

It's (finally) a winter wonderland + we'll have our snow shoveled, warm coffee + cocoa, and a diverse selection of over 20 vendors for your local shopping convenience tomorrow! We are incredibly grateful for our vendors commitment to our Market + the community that supports us year round.


GR Pops welcomes trumpeter Byron Stripling for a blast of ragtime, blues and 'all that jazz' Friday through Sunday

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

Music by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, B.B. King and Muddy Waters comes to Grand Rapids Pops stage with trumpeter Byron Stripling, Jan. 25-27