The Rapidian


Festival of the Arts announces honorary co-chairs for 50th year

Submitted 09-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Festival of the Arts announces its honorary co-chairs for the event’s 50th year – Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ballet and James Sofranko, the new Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet. The two were selected to celebrate the link to the very first Festival of the Arts.


Wealthy Theatre documentary premiere co-directed and edited by Grand Rapids’ Libi Hake

Submitted 09-07-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The documentary about Michael K. Paxton, an Appalachian Artist/Cancer Survivor, is produced and edited Ms. Libi Hake, who calls Grand Rapids her hometown.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park celebrates Autumn with Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Submitted 09-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition features a celebration of all things local with vibrant chrysanthemum displays, family-friendly activities and more, September 21 to October 28.


Blast of Beethoven kicks off Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting 2018-19 season

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

Classical favorites played by world-class soloists, classic pop/rock, fabulous films with live music, and family friendly entertainment fill the Grand Rapids Symphony's 89th concert season


Celebrate ten years of Meanwhile movies at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Meanwhile Film Series & Perrin Brewing Company present "The Big Lebowski" up on the big screen! Festivities begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of the 10-year anniversary for The Meanwhile Film Series.


Meijer Gardens' fall exhibition celebrates contemporary disability sculpture

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

The group exhibition Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture features 16 international artists.


WYCE Training Chronicles, Part 1

Submitted 08-09-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

I am welcomed into the 2018 WYCE Programmer Training. And while the road to 'on-air programmer' may have its share of challenges, I gathered the courage to battle the butterflies, thanks to an unexpected source.


Circle Theatre continues 66th season with 'Leading Ladies'

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

2018 Audience Choice Play comes to life on the Circle stage starting on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.


Pigeon Creek Shakespeare presents Antony and Cleopatra

Submitted 07-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra


Dungeons & Dragons pleases fans at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 07-25-2018 under OPINION

Live Dungeons & Dragon campaign combines imagination, acting, and humor for an engaging evening.