The Rapidian


The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents King Lear at the Dog Story Theater

Submitted 11-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

King Lear follows the title character as he attempts to divide his kingdom among his three daughters.


Kent Dobson was bitten by a camel: A conversation with the author

Submitted 11-07-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him. Instead he got bitten by a camel. Dobson writes about his experiences of doubt, and the search for meaningful faith in his new book, Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God.


"Dark Beer, Dark Side" returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The museum, in partnership with Brewery Vivant, will once again host Dark Beer, Dark Side on Friday, November 24, 2017. Tickets include three beer samples, general admission, and the evening's planetarium show.


Local artist feature from UICA: Lauren Witvoet

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Lauren Witvoet is a self taught artist born and raised in Grand Rapids. Witvoet is fascinated and most inspired by the clothing designs out of those campy teen movies from the 1980’s and early 90’s. Witvoet loves a good bright colored bold print.


Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition at Meijer Gardens observes the season of reflection

Submitted 11-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Meijer Gardens celebrates the holidays with over 40 international traditions


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is companionship enough without sex?

Submitted 11-06-2017 under OPINION

This is more of a Dear Abby type of question than the kind we normally handle, but it came in response to a recent column on a similar topic so I sent it along to the panel. Betty (pseudonym) asks:


In Season: November 4, 2017

Submitted 11-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.


National security expert presents on five major threats to United States

Submitted 11-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, national security expert, will address major threats to the United States in a public talk hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.


Community conversations in Heartside discuss Pekich Park

Submitted 10-31-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Residents, city officials, and other community members are gathering to address urban park use and quality of life in Heartside.


Local artist feature from UICA: Nick Castillon

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nick Castillon is an artist living in Grand Rapids. Castillon's work is eclectic and ambitious large-scale multi-dimensional mixed media paintings.