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Meijer Gardens' butterfly exhibition highlights patterns found in nature

Submitted 02-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Escape into a living kaleidoscope as thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


Carrying local music's 'do-it together' torch: A look at the Upper Room

Submitted 02-10-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In recent years, a number of smaller, accessible concert venues have shut down or moved away from downtown. The Upper Room hopes to keep Grand Rapids' Do-it-Together music scene going during the downswing.


Civic Theatre to host immigration panel at Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

To keep our community engaged, Civic Theatre has partnered with the Grand Rapids Public Library and area experts to engage in community conversation on immigration on February 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.


"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

A set of parents gather together to calmly discuss their sons unruly behavior at the playground. Uproarious havoc ensues when the parents become inherently childlike throughout their intended civil discussion.


Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Oscar Nominated Short Films will be screening from February 10 – March 29, 2017 from the categories of live-action, documentary and animation.


Inside the Grand Rapids Ballet - "Black & White: Swan Lake"

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NEWS

This performance is choreographed by Mario Radacovský, a Czechoslovakian-born dancer turned choreographer who based this rendition on a very personal life experience.


Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two-week pilot camp was a clear success and stirred excitment for hip-hop culture among students at the Cook Arts Center.


Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater, in partnership with GEM Theatrics and Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, is kicking off the fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.


CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet presents “The Pied Piper” with public performances this weekend. On Friday, Grand Rapids area students get a sneak peek.


Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This will be Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition at a botanical garden or sculpture park.