The Rapidian


Legendary Swiss film fest goes APE over local film

Submitted 08-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based filmmaker Joel Potrykus takes home high praise from this year’s 65th annual Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.


Pleasure Lies in the East: Pigeon Creek's "Antony and Cleopatra" performs at Dog Story

Submitted 08-13-2012 under OPINION

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company performs the dense and complex "Antony and Cleopatra," giving Grand Rapids an excellent, if a little hard to follow, production of this historical romance.


Catalyst Radio: Barnstormer! music event Aug. 24-25 to raise funds for Thrive

Submitted 08-10-2012 under NEWS

The upcoming music and arts event Barnstormer! Aug. 24-25 is a fundraiser for Thrive; A Refugee Support Program.


Arts In Motion Studio offers so much more than art

Submitted 08-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Arts In Motion Studio offers creative arts classes of all kinds to students with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.


Brewery Vivant hosts all-day Star Wars event

Submitted 08-05-2012 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant will host a Star Wars event on Monday August 6, with games, contests and beer.


Sustainable Business Forum to host scholarship golf outing

Submitted 07-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Outing will raise funds for annual scholarship for students in sustainability-related coursework.


Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart blasts concertgoers into deep space

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

Mickey Hart uses sound gathered from celestial events like the big bang, black holes, and orbiting planets to form the backbone of an incredible musical experience at the Intersection.


West Michigan Indie Podcast Episode #7- Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

Submitted 07-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI sat down with country rockers Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys.


Grand Rapids Brewing Co. re-opening as Michigan's first organic brewery

Submitted 07-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grands Rapid's Brewing Co. will be re-opening under new management in October of this year as Michigan's first organic brewery.


Michael Moore to speak at Fountain Street Church

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Award winning documentarian Michael Moore will be coming to the Fountain Street Church to talk about his new book "Here Comes Trouble" as part of the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads series.