The Rapidian


Enjoy 'Star Wars' and more at Grand Rapids Pops' concerts of movie music of John Williams, May 11-13

Submitted 05-08-2018 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony ends its 2017-18 Pops Series with a bang with music from five 'Star Wars' films and many more by John Williams


Ethics and Religion Talk: Guns, violence and pacifism, Part 2

Submitted 05-07-2018 under OPINION

Last week, R. Scot Miller shared a long-form essay on the topic of guns, violence and pacifism. This week, we share three responses.


In Season: May 5, 2018

Submitted 05-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Happy Opening Day at the Fulton Street Farmers Market! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful morning to the kickoff of our 96th Market Season!


Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Kristin Hirsch thought up the idea of Lass Laugh, and Amy Gascon believed in this vision and wanted to help bring it to light. The community for Lass Laugh started building long before opening night.


Artist feature from UICA: Zachary Trebellas

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Learn more about performing artist Zachary Trebellas in this feature from UICA.


ACT Apprentice Antwaine: Animated Art

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Antwaine shares his love for animation.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Guns, violence and pacifism, Part 1

Submitted 04-30-2018 under OPINION

This week, we invite R. Scot Miller, an ordained minister of outreach and education at Common Spirit Church of the Brethren in Grand Rapids, to share a long-form essay on the topic of guns, violence, and pacifism.


West Michigan Woman announces 2018 Brilliance Award winners

Submitted 04-30-2018 under NEWS

The West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards honored 30 finalists and 10 winners at their second-annual event held at the Amway Grand Plaza. Hundreds attended to cheer on those who have made remarkable contributions to our community—especially with regard to women's empowerment.


In Season: April 27, 2018

Submitted 04-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

The sun is shining this morning + we have over 30 vendors here our LAST DAY of our Winter Market (before the kickoff of our Main Market Season)! There are so many new, Spring veggies, flowers, + gardening transplants and products available, just waiting for you to take home!


ACT Apprentice Allan: Quantity and Quality

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Allan shares his impressive cartoon collection.