The Rapidian Home


Grand Rapids welcomes Halloween with haunted tours

Submitted 10-17-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grand Rapids, Betka-Pope Productions' Halloween haunted tours, led by Eirann Betka-Pope, explore spooky city tales. From unexplained voices at St. Cecilia Music Center to mysterious happenings at local theatres and the eerie Lake Michigan Triangle, the tour fascinates attendees.


Local Artist Highlight: Jeff Ham Ceramics

Submitted 10-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts investigates how the wheel spins with west Michigan potter Jeff Ham. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


'Wealthy Theatre Presents' highlights 16 experimental films by Michigan filmmakers

Submitted 10-11-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

The Wealthy Theatre and Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) have partnered to exhibit local films in a gallery setting. Running from Oct. 7, 2023, to Jan. 14, 2024, the "Wealthy Theatre Presents" showcase features Michigan filmmakers pushing artistic boundaries.


Grand Rapids Art Museum Opens Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Submitted 10-10-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition includes work by Ai Weiwei, Theaster Gates, Katayoun Amjadi, Donte K. Hayes, and more.


In Funny Girl, Katerina McCrimmon Blazes

Submitted 09-21-2023 under OPINION

The first national tour of Funny Girl brings staggering talent to Grand Rapids.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Peaches Wilczak (Open Projector Night)

Submitted 09-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

Peaches Wilczak talks about process and inspiration behind their film 'Gnosis' that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Sweeney Todd Cuts As Sharply As Ever

Submitted 09-13-2023 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd is a dark triumph.


Local Artist Highlight: An Introduction to Cocoon Art Space at 327 Division Avenue South

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts visits with the owners of Cocoon Art Space on the inspiration and creation of an innovative new gallery space in the Heartside District on Division Avenue South. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Save the Date: WYCE to be at the Eastown Streetfair in September

Submitted 08-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

WYCE 88.1FM to have a vendor booth at 50th Annual Eastown Streetfair on Saturday, September 16


Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence 3-Day Screenwriting Workshop and Interactive Writing Exhibition debuts in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Branch Out Productions and GR-Media Initiative/Film Incubator are hosting a 3-day workshop challenge for 5 writers, who will be coached in how to use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to produce a full screenplay in 3 days. July 23 at 6 pm the public can see the results and participate in a groupwrite.