The Rapidian


LINC Up's Rock the Block offers engagement, education, entertainment opportunities this Saturday

by (Kgandy16)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

LINC UP, a community development organization with neighborhood revitalization and development in the foreground, will be hosting their eighth annual Rock the Block festival this Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Madison Square. This...

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Movies in the Park celebrates its fifth season in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

by (Megan Sarnacki)

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

DGRI is a community-powered organization in charge of city building and place-management in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Over the years, DGRI has made it their goal to continuously enhance the experience of these events. This season, DGRI has...

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Grand Rapids Football Club wins home opener

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids FC opened up their 2017 home schedule on Sunday May, 21 with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Torrent at Houseman Field. GRFC found themselves trailing 2-0 at the 11-minute mark of play in the first half. They went on to score three...

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Animators Open Mic coming to Wealthy Theatre on May 23

by (GRCMC Media Ed)

Submitted 05-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Over the past eight years, CMC Education and ASIFA Central USA have been working together teaching animation and holding workshops for children. The work created has been featured in festivals around the world, the most recent of which was the Leeds...

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Ride The Rapid to get to events throughout May

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

April showers bring May flowers, so here's to hoping for good weather and beautiful blooms all month long. The spring forecast also offers another excuse to catch a ride on The Rapid and let us do the driving, whether it's to get you to work...

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt has directed over 60 productions. "Love and Information" has a large cast and the casting process was opened up to community members. This play ties in to spreading the word about Aquinas’ new major, Theatre for Social...

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

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

After 11 year old boys Benjamin and Henry get into a fight on the playground, resulting in one child getting hit in the mouth and losing a few teeth, the four parents meet to discuss the unpleasantness calmly and politely. However, as tempers rise...

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

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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Circle Theatre's 'Over the River and Through the Woods' celebrates family

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 08-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering the theater, the audience is treated to a warm set- your living room-slash-dining room for the evening. Make yourself at home! It’ll be a fast-paced feast of the senses with gentle, yet driving instrumental music that will tickle...

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The Piano Cottage Rocks! Fifth Anniversary Concert

by (lathsop)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under

Past performances have sold out, and each summer concert showcases incredible musicianship, ranging from beautiful and technical acoustic performances to huge whole-band numbers backed by a 75-member Cottage Chorus. Past performances have included...

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