The Rapidian


In Season: October 4, 2019

Submitted 10-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Fall is most certainly upon us + each Market day is feeling much more festive with decorative corn stalks, beautiful potted mums, and winter squash, gourds + pumpkins of all shapes and sizes!


Ethics and Religion Talk: Money and Politics

Submitted 10-02-2019 under OPINION

Roy E. asks, “What are the moral/ethical implications of money in politics?”


Award-Winning Multi-talented Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch Launches St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series' 2019/2020 Season with Special Guest GRAMMY® Nominated Jazz Guitarist Julian Lage, October 17, 2019

Submitted 10-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will kick off their Spectacular Jazz Series with innovative award-winning jazz pianist Fred Hersch featuring special guest GRAMMY® nominated jazz guitarist Julian Lage on Thursday, October 17, 2019.


The Latina Network of West Michigan Celebrates Their 5th Anniversary.

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NEWS

Five Year Anniversary Celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Goei Center.  Guests will enjoy a fun "progressive" dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with local Latinx owned restaurants serving Haitian, Dominican, Mexican, Salvadorian and Puerto Rican dishes.


Introducing the 2019 AIA Grand Rapids Honor Awards Program

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

Join us as we celebrate the AIA Grand Rapids architects and their firms at our annual Honor Awards Celebration. With our mission of supporting and advancing our profession, this event serves to bring together all who are part of the West Michigan architecture and construction community.


In Season: September 27, 2019

Submitted 09-27-2019 under NONPROFITS

The end of corn season is already approaching, so this weekend is likely your last chance to shop + stock up! Whether you’re craving corn on the cob or you want to freeze, can, pickle, or dry some to use later, we’re confident our vendors have the tastiest corn around!


Ethics and Religion Talk: Leaving a Group or Working for Change?

Submitted 09-25-2019 under OPINION

Where do you draw the line between helping to improve or change a group you are a part of, and leaving the group?


Grand Rapids Downtown Market Hosting Feast for the Eyes: A K-12 Art Exhibit

Submitted 09-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

This October, the Downtown Market will host “Feast for the Eyes: A K-12 Food + Art Exhibit,” a new event and competition featuring food-themed art from local students.


In Season: September 20, 2019

Submitted 09-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

Come enjoy the last Friday of Summer with us! It’s a lively + beautiful day here and perfect for shopping outside from over 40 Michigan farmers, food producers, and artisans! Open until 2


Make It Take It: A Creative Happy Hour at WMCAT

Submitted 09-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

Join WMCAT for our creative happy hour, Make It Take It, on Thursday, October 17 from 6-9 pm for appetizers, drinks, music, and creative activities (where you can take home your creations!).