The Great Gatsby, Sleepy Hollow Headline Civic Theatre’s 90th Season

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will celebrate its 90th season with a legacy season that will transport the audience through the decades, from the roaring 20’s through the Civil Rights movement, and into a world fairytale fantasy. Here’s a look at the complete list of productions that will begin in September, 2015: The Great Gatsby:  The Roaring 1920’s:  a time […]


GRNow Weekend Guide February 27-March 1, 2015

Find the cure for cabin fever at the Winter Beer Festival, South Pacific, Nerd Prom, John Ball Zoo and more this weekend. Friday, February 27 Winter Beer Festival – Now in its 10th year, the popular festival celebrating Michigan breweries at Fifth Third Ballpark has been expanded to two days. Sample more than 1,000 varieties of beer from over 100 Michigan breweries […]


CityFlats Hotel Expanding into Former Louis Benton Space

CityFlats Hotel will take over the former Louis Benton Steakhouse space at 77 Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids. The locally-owned boutique hotel will convert the location into an additional event area and a blow dry bar salon. Once renovations are completed this summer (2015), the new space will combine with CityFlats’ current Ballroom to provide four areas that can be […]

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Setting the Stage: Grand Rapids Theatre

Hot stage lights. A face pronounced by exaggerated eyes and contoured cheeks. Singing through synchronized choreography. Sprinting to seconds-long costume changes along stage wings. For some, this might sound like the thrill of a lifetime. For others, it’s reminiscent of a middle school nightmare where imagining the audience in their skivvies doesn’t stop your knees from knocking loud enough to […]


Downtown Market Announces Second New Restaurant

Social Kitchen + Bar will join Slows BBQ as the other anchor restaurant slated to open this year at the Downtown Market. The Birmingham, MI-based eatery specializes in New American comfort food like steak frites, chicken and waffles and naan grilled cheese. The GR location will serve brunch, lunch and dinner with an extensive craft beer, wine and cocktail menu, and […]

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Some Friday Tickets for Winter Beer Festival Still Available

A handful of tickets to the Friday session of the 2015 Winter Beer Festival are still available, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. A record 103 breweries serving more than 1,000 types of beer will be on hand at Fifth Third Ballpark February 27-28 for the popular festival celebrating its 10th year. Now expanded to two days, the 6,500 tickets […]