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Super big thanks to everyone who came out to Art. Downtown. last Friday… if you came down we would love to hear with you thought…. It only takes a moment and your input will help to shape next year, just cut and paste the link!


I have been taking these fantastic sunset jaunts around the downtown and Heritage Hill area and I have to say… it is freaking beautiful out there. There are flowers, things are springing up from the soil… if you are going out this weekend make sure you take full advantage of the weather and walk it up…


There is a bit more chit chat later on… but for now here is Word on the Street for April 21, 2010



If you are really looking for a road trip there is a show in Kalamazoo at the Kalamazoo Institue of Art. “Fear and Folly: The visionary prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon” is currently up. Goya’s Los Disparates are on display- Goya is one of my favorite artists…. The show is up until May 23rd.

Location 314 South Park Street

Cost: probably not a ton, maybe like $5



If you are looking for a drive to the lakeshore and you are looking for a little music theater then this is the perfect event. The Red Barn is presenting “Always …Patsy Cline.” staring Deliah DeWylde with performances at 8pm on the 23rd and 24th.  Oh and the story theme is pretty interesting… A Patsy pen pal relationship.

Location: 3657 63rd Street Saugatuck

Cost: tickets are around $20


Friday night the Supernova Showcase is going expand your universe. Check out this line up: Alicia Menniga, Xtian Cousineau, Annmarie, Amber Woosley, Colin Mead, Joel Howell, Melissa Duimstra and Tom D and music/experimental sound from Astro Bats, Dast, Warp 51 and Kryptonite.

Cost: $6 for 6-7 and $5 after 7pm.

Location: 115 S.Division


There are some fantabulous drawings on display this weekend at the App Gallery. Graphite, intense detailed. The opening for Shadow Play, Armin Mersmann starts at 5pm. They will also be collecting donated books to the United Way’s School of Hope Program.

Cost: Free!

Location 910 Cherry Street

Friday night at the Wealthy Theater the movie Hannah Free will be showing. I have heard a bunch about this movie and it’s director. A love affair, women in different roles within society,  the show starts at 7pm.

Location 1130 Wealthy St SW

Cost: $6.00



I am all about the container gardening and have started straightening up the porch getting ready for planting! If you want some container gardening tips this Saturday at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 1-3pm there will be a demo with one of the greatest garending gurus I know. Charlie will guide you in the right direction and you will walk out with a bucket of snap peas.

Location 111 Library St NE


This weekend is all about getting in touch with nature. In an urban way. You can get in touch with your creative natural side at Blanford. Scour the yard for natural goods, and transform them into a mobile, with a little help from your friends. If you don’t have a yard (not all of us do) there will be some objects on hand. RSVP at 735 6240

Saturday from 2-3pm!

Location 1715 Hillburn NW


Looking for a good cause and a fun event? Saturday’s Hop for the Cure and fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation should fit the bill. Hop for hops!  They will be hitting up 6 GR Breweries… (yes there are 6 local breweries!)  details at starts at 2:30 goes till 8pm!

Cost $20 a person


Can you believe it has been five years since the derby girls started rolling? This month they are going to be celebrating with a double header against the Cincinnati Roller girls. Prepare to see the Silent Lambs and the Black Sheep get squashed. There will be specials and suprises so get out early. Event begins at 5pm.

Location 2605 Sanford Ave SW Grandville MI

Cost: not as much as you would think for 5 hours of fantastic entertainment.


Saturday at the DAAC you can check out Ribbons of Song, Chain of Lakes and  Michael Riley. Show starts aty 8pm.

Cost $7.00

Location: 115 S.Division



Sunday soup is a sweet new monthly DAAC event. Show up at 2pm and bring 5$ and a bowl. You get soup and to vote to support an arts related project. The first Sunday soup brought in over $200 and supported a group of refugee weavers. If you want to apply for support the deadline is Friday at 5 and the website is Potluck starts ar 2pm.

Location: 115 S. Division


So I haven’t ever heard about the Red Riding trilogy. But any cop, paranoia, journalist story modeled after the Yorkshire Ripper sounds pretty interesting and for a mere $12 I can see all three films at the UICA.

Location: 41 Sheldon

Cost: $12



If you need a beginning ceramics class the UICA is the way to start. The class starts May 5th and runs Wednesdays from 7-9.  Jovonnah Nicholson is the instructor and I bet she is going to be a fantastic. So details at
Cost 140 for members, 160 for non members

Location 41 Sheldon


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