June 2018 EventsJun 05, 2018 11:13AM ● By WLMagazine
SundaysGazelle Sports Dirty Herd. For those who love trail running and free weekly events, join a herd of runners as they navigate through dynamic terrain and the orchard’s woods. Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery. 6 pm. gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd
MondaysStudio Night at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Work on your art projects among accessible collaboration from fellow creators. 25% discount for all who participate. Grand Rapids Brewing Company. 6-11 pm. grbrewingcompany.com
Open Bike Night. The neighborhood brewing company and bike shop team up and invite cyclists to join one of their bicycle groups for an evening ride followed by fun and food at the brewery. Cyclists can join the training group for a challenging ride or the leisure group for a less intense adventure. Cedar Springs Brewing Company. 6:30-9:30 pm. Updates on event’s Facebook page. csbrew.com.
Mondays starting June 11Jazz in the Park. Pack a picnic, a blanket and your dancing shoes for West Michigan Jazz Society’s free outdoor concert series where talented jazz musicians and ensembles deliver toe-tapping performances with the beautiful Grand River serving as a backdrop. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.
TuesdaysMeijer Free Tuesdays means free admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10 am-5 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Meanwhile Movie. Kick back for a viewing of a cult classic, with titles varying every week in the Wealthy movie theater. Bar privileges open to members. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
Wednesdays & SaturdaysHolland Farmers Market. Fill your fridge and pantry with fresh finds at the Holland’s farmers market featuring over 50 vendors selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, breads, homemade goods and more. Eighth Street Market Place. 8 am-3 pm. Find weekly market features at hollandfarmersmarket.com.
ThursdaysRelax at Rosa lunchtime concerts. Pair music with your lunch hour by heading to the heart of Downtown GR and enjoying a live performance by a local band, and grab an afternoon bite at one of the several food trucks onsite during the concerts. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org
Meijer Free Thursday Nights means free admission and an evening of art pieces. The Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5-9 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Thursdays starting June 14Street Performances in Downtown Holland. Street performers, selected by the city of Holland, add live entertainment to Holland’s 8th Street strip as they perform their dynamic talents for passersby. 8th Street Downtown Holland. 6:30-8:30 pm. downtownholland.com
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts. Amp up your night with a free outdoor concert in front of the Flat River in Lowell, featuring talented performers who specialize in genres across the musical board, good eats and a cash bar. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.
Fridays starting June 22Holland Summer Concert Series. Bring your chairs, a picnic dinner and dancing shoes for a free concert in the great outdoors performed by a line-up of talented, local musicians. Kollen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. downtownholland.com
SaturdaysRuff Runners GR running group. You and your energetic dog are invited to frolik and socialize with others at this special running group designed for humans and their canine companions. Meet outside Fido & Stitch. 9 am. Updates on event’s Facebook page. fidoandstitch.com
Drop-In Family Saturdays welcome families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11 am-5 pm. artmuseumgr.org
UICA and GRCM Membership Exchange. Members of either museum spend the month enjoying reciprocal benefits from the other, including free admission. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. uica.org
GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up. Visit the library or go online to see which 10 books are being introduced for this year’s summer reading program that pairs stories with scads of free events that further immerse you into the adventure. Grand Rapids Public Library. GR Reads runs until August 31. List and events at grpl.org/grreads.
Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. See sculptures and drawings that fuse Persian patterns influenced by mathematics with geometric abstract art, creating an exhibit heavy with captivating forms. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Exhibit runs until August 26. Hours at artmuseumgr.org.
Intersections exhibit. Anila Quayyum’s ArtPrize 6 winner returns to GRAM to immerse visitors in the lighting effects of a laser-cut cube. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Exhibit runs until August 26. Hours at artmuseumgr.org.
Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence exhibit. Featuring works by the well-known sculptor, this exhibit captures Koorida’s compelling repertoire in both sculpture and drawings. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Exhibit runs until August 19. meijergardens.org
Zoo in You exhibit. Explore the world of trillions of microbes that live within the human body through interactive and engaging exhibits. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Exhibit runs until Sep. 2. Hours at grpm.org
Through June 9Spring Parade of Homes. Sixty-six homes open for public perusal during this year’s custom home and condo tour that shows off builders’ skills and provides inspiration for homeowners and buyers alike. Tours taking place in 16 West Michigan Communities. Find schedule and tickets at mygrhome.com.
Through June 24Let’s Jump In exhibit. Take a trip to the lakeshore and drop by the gallery to see their summer show featuring paintings, sculptures, textiles, drawings and more by LaFontsee’s artists. LaFontsee Galleries (Douglas location). Hours at lafontsee.us.
June 1Volunteer Education session. Those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor are invited to a free information session that teaches attendees more about the center’s programs. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 2-3 pm. literacycenterwm.org
Downtown Tree Planting. Join Friends of GR Parks and Downtown GR Inc. for an evening of planting trees, making our neighborhood even greener. Ionia North Lot. 5:30-8 pm. friendsofgrparks.org
Opening Reception for Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh. UICA’s newest exhibit captures the modern land of Bangladesh’s landscape with its addition of developments while showcasing the spectrum of economic classes inhabiting the areas. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Exhibit runs until August 26. 5:30-9 pm. uica.org
First Fridays Gallery Hop. Avenue for the Arts welcomes you to a night of gallery going as artwork and handmade goods by local artists take over gallery and building spaces along the corridor. Exclusive food and drink specials, offered by local businesses, make for an exciting evening of culture and libations. South Division. 6-9 pm. avenueforthearts.com
Around the World wine tasting event. Take your palate on an epicurean adventure by joining VAI for their signature wine- and beer-tasting event that supports life-changing research and science education initiatives. Crescent Park (near Van Andel Institute). 6-10 pm. Tickets at vai.org.
June 1-3Festival of the Arts. Surround yourself with the vibrant Grand Rapids art community and enjoy live musical performances, concerts, dances and art activities along with an array of food and art booths where all proceeds go back to the West Michigan community. Explore further by visiting museums and exhibits that offer free admission during festival weekend. Downtown Grand Rapids. Schedule and details at festivalgr.org.
June 1-3 & 8-10The University Wits presents Jeffrey. This LGBTQ comedy shows how humor prevails over tragedy, introducing audience members to gay actor/writer Jeffrey, who falls for the man of his dreams who is also HIV+ positive. Dog Story Theater. 8 pm (Fri & Sat) and 3 pm (Sun). Tickets at dogstorytheater.com.
June 1 & 2, 6-10 & 13-16A Few Good Men. Feel the intensity of the courtroom during this dramatic performance that portrays the trial of two Marines accused of being responsible for the death of another. Circle Theatre. 7:30 pm. Tickets at circletheatre.org.
June 1-17Shrek the Musical. The adventure of Shrek and Donkey comes to musical life in this new adaptation telling the story of the ogre, Shrek, and his quest to save his swamp (and the princess) from the evil clutches of Lord Farquaad. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at grct.org.
June 2Green Space Beautification. Spend the morning outdoors with the community as you work together to beautify a green space at Oakhill Cemetery. 9 am-noon. Register at friendsofgrparks.org.
Opening of Location, Location, Location exhibit. View the works submitted by artists depicting urban, suburban and rural environments through multiple mediums and dimensions. LowellArts. 10 am-5 pm. Exhibit runs until July 14. lowellartsmi.org
TV Land. America’s Music Company invites you to travel through TV’s timeline as live acts, replicating television from black and white to today’s biggest styles, are played out in front of you. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. Tickets at grcmc.org.
June 2 & 3Wind Power at Festival of the Arts. Bring the kids to GRAM’s Pocket Park to make a pinwheel from recycled paper, watching it spin as the wind wakes it up. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1-4 pm. artmuseumgr.org
June 3Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Gladys Knight. The finest national and international musicians are brought to the Gardens’ beautiful, outdoor amphitheater to thrill music-lovers of all genres with glorious performances. Food and drink concessions available at venue. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Line-up, schedule and tickets at meijergardens.org.
June 4Circle Summer Concerts presents Broadway Babes. Fall in love all over again with the songs of the legendary ladies who took the Broadway stage like Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster. Circle Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets at circletheatre.org.
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents The Decemberists. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 5Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 10-11 am. literacycenterwm.org
GROW Small Business Class: Financial Awareness Strategies. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org
Beer Run. Get into the running game the Beer City way by joining runners of all levels on a 3-5-mile course in the hosting neighborhood followed by beer, snacks, door prizes and fun with the people of the GR Marathon. New Holland Brewing Company (Holland). 6:30 pm. Full schedule at grandrapidsmarathon.com.
Meanwhile Movie: Hook. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
June 5-10The King and I. Experience the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British school teacher in this musical featuring an unforgettable score. DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets and showtimes at broadwaygrandrapids.com.
June 6Food Truck’s with a Twist. The Market Bar moves outdoors to quench the thirst of market-goers and is joined by seven food trucks to shake things up routine dinner plans. The Downtown Market. 4-7 pm. downtownmarketgr.com
Artist’s Reception for Jillian Dickson. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. 6-7 pm. fhfineartscenter.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Jackson Browne. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 7Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Kevin Michael Jones (jazz/world/soul). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org
After Work Tree Time. Revive yourself after work with time outdoors caring for trees in the Grand Rapids Community with Friends of GR Parks. Sherman Street Church. 5:30-7:30 pm. Register on Eventbrite. friendsofgrparks.org
How to Draw Wildlife. Take an in depth look at drawing wildlife with the Blandford staff as you examine still life animals to understand structure and use that knowledge to draw a picture of your pet. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.
Gallery Reception for Location, Location, Location. LowellArts. 6-8 pm. lowellartsmi.org
Soul2Soul World Tour with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Van Andel Arena. 7:30 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.
June 7 & 21Intro to GROW. Get information on programs and services GROW offers for business starters. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. Noon-1 pm and 6-7 pm. growbusiness.org
June 8Movies on Monroe: The Greatest Showman and Big. The beloved summer tradition is re-introduced to a new location on Monroe where people can enjoy an outdoor screening of a blockbuster movie on GR’s giant movie screen. Attendees are permitted to bring their own snacks and beverages (alcohol restricted to beer and wine only). North Monroe Parking Lot (across from SpeakEZ). 6:30 pm (movies begin at 7:30 pm). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents The B-52s. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 8 & 22Game Night with the Cats. Play cards or board games with fellow feline-lovers while the café’s cats roam about, batting at pegs and earning pets during this paw-some game night.
June 9Sketching Drop-In Tour: Mirror Variations and Intersections. Bring your sketchpad along on this docent-guided sketching tour of GRAM’s current exhibits. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Noon-1 pm. artmuseumgr.org
June 10The Vintage Street Market. Enjoy shopping through vintage clothes, jewelry and trinkets among the market vendors. The Downtown Market. 10 am-4 pm. vintagestreetmarket.com
Built So Fly Craft Brew & Cycling event. Beer-lovers, bike-lovers and everyone in-between are invited to a 12-mile group bike ride from City Built to Rockford Brewing Company, where you arrive to the Start of Summer celebration beer tent, indulge in brew and food deals, and party to live music before heading back to GR. City Built Brewing Company. 11 am-3 pm. Details at grnow.com.
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Fitz and the Tantrums. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 11Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 6-7 pm. literacycenterwm.org
Jazz in the Park presents the Byron Center High School Jazz Band. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org
June 12Drop-In Tour: Oswaldo Vigas’s Transformations. Dive deeper into this exhibition with a GRAM docent guide as they share information on Vigas and his artwork that spans 40 years. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1-2 pm. artmuseumgr.org
BISSELL Blocktail Party. You and your pup are invited to raise the “woof” at this year’s Blocktail Party. Graze through tasty appetizers for the both of you, take a chance at the silent auction and enjoy making new two- and four-legged friends at the best dog-gon party of the year. Paddock Place. 6-9 pm. Tickets at bissellblocktailparty.com.
GROW Small Business Class: Financial Awareness: How to Run Your Business by the Numbers. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org
Meanwhile Movie: Titanic. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
June 13GROW Connects: Pitch Perfection. GROW and the Muskegon Innovation Hub collaborate to present a special workshop that teaches participants in Start Garden’s 100 Demo Day how to deliver the perfect pitch to employers and customers. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 2-4 pm. Register at growbusiness.org.
Sustainability Series Holland: Composting 101. GreenMichigan.org and WMEAC team up to share tips and tricks about composting to those interested in harnessing sustainable practices. Brew Merchant. 6-8 pm. wmeac.org
GROW Start Smart Business Readiness Course. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Brandi Carlile. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 14Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents May Erlewine ft. Max Lockwood (folk/Americana). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org
Joe Taylor Park BBQ & Beautify. Team up with Friends of GR Parks and other community members to spruce up the local park, then reward yourself by indulging in a free barbecue meal provided by Johnny B’z. 5:30-7:30 pm. Register at friendsofgrparks.org.
Kids Creative Art Class. Kids and parents are invited to make art in a new way using sticks, leaves and more of nature’s media. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.
Film Screening: Monir. Enjoy a screening about the life of artist Monir Shahroudy followed by an informal gallery talk with exhibition curator, Ron Platt. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 7-8:30 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Serita’s Black Rose. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.
June 15Creativity Uncorked: Casting Shadows. Get inspired by the Intersections installment and bring that creativity to the GRAM Studio to make your own one-of-a-kind lamp. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45-9 pm. Register at artmuseumgr.org.
June 15, 16, 22 & 23LowellArts Players presents Our Time. Follow this loosely autobiographical comedy about four young Baby Boomers breaking into the comedic spotlight in 1975 Los Angeles. LowellArts. 7:30 pm. Tickets at lowellartsmi.org.
June 16Ottawa Hills Garden Tour. The neighborhood invites the public to tour its collection of gardens ranging from works in progress to manicured masterpieces along with a performance by Noel Webley & His Jazz Friends. Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School. 9 am-1 pm (jazz concert at 11 am). ottawahillsgr.org
Floral Design Class: Succulent Spotlight. Create your own succulent masterpiece with guidance from the floral experts. Eastern Floral. 10 am-11:30 pm. Tickets at easternfloral.com.
Opening of Be the Astronaut exhibit. GRPM’s newest exhibit puts visitors in the boots of an astronaut and lets them take command of futuristic space vehicles and explore the universe through the interactive exhibit that merges tangible displays with video game technology. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 10 am. Exhibit runs until Sep. 16. grpm.org
Grand Rapids Pride Festival. Join headliner and former American Idol finalist, David Hernandez, to celebrate your community, your neighbors and yourself at this all-inclusive festival featuring live music, delicious food, activities for all ages, beer tents and a drag show. Calder Plaza. Noon-10 pm. grpride.org
C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert performance. DeVos Performance Hall. 4-6 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.
June 16 & 17Rose Show. Surround yourself with rows of roses grown by local rose enthusiasts, marveling at the smells, beauty and varieties of the romantic flower. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 1-5 pm (Sat) and 11 am-5 pm (Sun). meijergardens.org
June 17Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Alison Krauss. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 18Jazz in the Park presents Kathy Lamar & Friends. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org
June 19Lunch & Learn: The Influence of Light and Shadow in Islamic Architecture. This discussion focuses on the influence of light and shadow in Islamic architecture and how it artistically creates a magical influence. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Noon-1 pm. Register at artmuseumgr.org.
GROW Small Business Class: Financial Awareness: Navigating Business Banking. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org
Meanwhile Movie: Blade Runner. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
June 20Measure What Matters: Putting the “Eco” in Economy. Learn how your business can save money while maintaining earth-friendly practices at this Local First workshop. Catalyst Partners. 11:30 am-1 pm. Register at localfirst.com.
The Art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making. Explore the craft of hand-knotted rug making with the creative director for Scott Group Studio as she shares details about her journey to Nepal where she witnessed the delicate tradition up close. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Seal. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 21Food from the Heart. Thousands of volunteers team up to create healthy meal packages for the hungry in West Michigan, which will be distributed to local food pantries and nonprofit agencies. Van Andel Arena. 10 am-2 pm. Sign up to volunteer at hwmuw.org/meals.
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Conrad Shock & The Noise (blues/garage rock). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org
Maranda’s Park Party: Wyoming. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon of great entertainment, attractions, games, community resources and family fun during this free community park party. Lamar Park. Noon-2 pm. Park Parties take place at different parks throughout the summer. Line-up at wotv4women.com.
Green Drinks with WMEAC. Network with a lively mix of people from NGO’s to sustainability experts over craft beer. 18th Amendment. 5-7 pm. wmeac.org
Facial Rejuvenation event. Explore the latest in cosmetic facial treatments while enjoying complimentary sips and snacks, and get your questions answered by the Bengtson experts. Bengtson Center. 5-7 pm. RSVP at bengtsoncenter.com.
After Work Tree Time. Get your hands dirty after clocking out with Friends of GR Parks as they provide you with the tools and expertise you need to keep our green spaces gorgeous. Lookout Park. 5-7:30 pm. friendsofgrparks.org
Día del Sol. Celebrate the Grandville Avenue while benefiting GAAH during a fabulous night of food, live entertainment and performances by GAAH students. Goei Center. 5:30-8:30 pm. Tickets at diadelsol2018.eventbrite.com.
Yoga at GRAM. Stretch into Triangle pose and admire GRAM’s beautiful architecture surrounding this Vinyasa-style yoga class. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:45-6:45 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Landscape Painting. Learn how to draw stunning landscapes during this outdoor drawing class led by one of Blandford’s creative staff members. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.
Beer Explorers: The Science of Fermentation. Creston Brewery’s brewmaster and chef dive into the process of fermentation and showcase examples of materials at different fermenting stages. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 6:30-8 pm. Tickets at grpm.org.
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents The Mainstays. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.
June 22Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 10-11 am. literacycenterwm.org
Movies on Monroe: The Princess Bride and The Big Lebowski. North Monroe Parking Lot. 6:30 pm (movies begin at 7:30 pm). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
June 23Made in MI Pop-up Market. Stock up on Mitten pride with Michigan-made jewelry, clothing, housewares and homemade treats. The Downtown Market. 9 am-4 pm. mipopup.com.
Adult Workshop: Hexagon Mobiles. Harness inspiration from GRAM’s Mirror Variations exhibit before taking your creativity to the GRAM Studio to create a playful mobile made of hexagons. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10 am-noon. Register at artmuseumgr.org.
Urban Gardening Workshop: Gardening is Supposed to be Fun! Right?! Learn how to make your garden low maintenance so you can spend more time embracing summer’s best weather. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 11 am-12:30 pm. Register at grpm.org.
Best of Creston. Join the street party celebration and indulge in Creston food, beer, games, live bands and more as you raise a glass to the vibrant neighborhood. Creston Brewery. 1-5 pm. crestonbrewery.com
Circle Summer Concerts presents Silver Screen: Academy Award-Winning Songs. From historic ballads like The Way You Look Tonight to modern jams like La La Land’s City of Stars, to the gritty determination of 8 Mile to Disney hits, expect to experience hits from Oscar favorites throughout the ages in an up-close and intimate setting. Circle Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets at circletheatre.org.
80s vs 90s w/ FeelGood. Indulge in everything you love about 80s and 90s jams with tribute band FeelGood as they spark the can’t-miss dance party of the weekend. The B.O.B. 9 pm-2 am. thebob.com
Green Cleaning 101. Learn how to make your own safe cleaning products over a craft beer, having cleaning samples and recipes to take home at the end of the workshop. Harmony Hall. 2-4 pm. wmeac.org
June 25Measure What Matters Mixer. Join Local First in celebrating sustainable businesses over snacks and beverages. Swift Printing & Communications. 4:30-6:30 pm. localfirst.com.
Jazz in the Park presents Behn Gillece from New York. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Old Crow Medicine Show. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
James Taylor & His All-Star Band Feat Bonnie Raitt. Van Andel Arena. 7:30 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.
June 26Drop-In Tour: Going Green. Learn the ways GRAM is one of the world’s first LEED Gold-certified art museums through its architecture and artwork on display. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1-2 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Meanwhile Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
June 27Chalk Day for Kids. The Market gets even more colorful during this free-draw event where kids and professional chalk artists litter the outdoor market area with vibrant drawings. The Downtown Market. 10 am-1 pm. downtownmarketgr.com
97 LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series. Some of GR’s favorite blues artists return for another season of the annual free concert series, taking place on the Preferred Credit Union Stage. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com
Live Music at Wheelhouse: Deep Greens & Blues. Reap the benefits the local restaurant’s Wine & Dine Wednesday special while enjoying a live performance by the instrumental duo. Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails. 6-9 pm. wheelhousegrandrapids.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Herbie Hancock. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 28Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents The Crane Wives (indie/folk). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org
Maranda’s Park Party: Muskegon. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon in the park featuring activities, prizes and fun for the whole family. Smith Ryerson Park. Noon-2 pm. Park Party line-up at wotv4women.com.
GROW Connects: Doing Business Online and Its Legal Implications. Make sure you know the legal issues that may affect your business with the experts at GROW. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 3-5 pm. Register at growbusiness.org.
Clemente Park BBQ & Beautify. Spend the afternoon beautifying the park followed by free barbecue by Johnny B’z. Clemente Park. 5:30-8:30 pm. Register at friendsofgrparks.org.
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Stolen Horses. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.
June 29Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Blondie. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org
June 30Drop-In Tour: Oswaldo Vigas’s Transformations. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1-2 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Family Day: Mixed Media Collage + Assemblages. Have an artistic afternoon with your kids as you check out UICA’s collection and find inspiration to create a masterpiece of your own to take home. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. 1-4 pm. uica.org