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2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Tuesday, May 26 - Sunday, September 6
Grand Rapids Public Library – All Locations,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books […] Find out more »
Free

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

Monday, June 1 - Monday, August 31
Grand Rapids Public Library – All Locations,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the sixth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, […] Find out more »
Free

Cartoonists of Grand Rapids Exhibit

Monday, June 15 - Saturday, August 15
Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn about cartoonists from Grand Rapids and their work in this new exhibit drawn from the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department. View biographies and artwork from Ray Barnes, Kreigh Collins, Jaro Hess, Orville Bulman and Gertrude Van Houten. Various books and publications from our archives, such Barnes’ Razzin’ the Rapids and Collins’ Do You Know Michigan, will also […] Find out more »
$30+

Custom Canoe & Kayak Trips on Grand Rapids Area Lakes & Rivers

Wednesday, July 1
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Every day until October 31, 2015
Grand Rapids Area Lakes & Rivers,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
GR Paddling provides guided kayak and canoe excursions in and around the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area, utilizing local waterways as a way to increase appreciation by educating the public in the protection and value of our natural resources, and to promote area tourism through healthy, safe and responsible adventure activities. We provide comfortable transportation from your Grand Rapids Area […] Find out more »

Camp Curious

Wednesday, July 1
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Every day until August 13, 2015
Grand Rapids Public Museum,
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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June begins our 2015 Camp Curious! It’s not too late to sign up for your child’s summer fun. Join us to explore the wonders of science, history, culture, art and FUN for 9 weeks! Kids aged 4-16 can use the Museum as a learning lab – experimenting and growing – all while having a great time in one of the […] Find out more »
Free

Love Michigan

Wednesday, July 1
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Every day until July 4, 2015
Michigan Blood Donation Center,
1036 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501 United States
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As summer gets busy the community blood supply often experiences a summer-slump. While fewer people donate, the need for blood remains constant. That’s why Michigan Blood and several Michigan businesses are working hard this summer to make sure blood is available for patients in Michigan hospitals who need it. They are asking donors to show how much they love their […] Find out more »

FREE Crack Fries

Wednesday, July 1
HopCat,
25 Ionia #100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Food Network Magazine features Crack Fries among America’s 10 Best French Fries in its July-August issue. We’re celebrating by offering everyone who visits us on Wednesday, July 1 one free order with any purchase (dine-in only). From now on we’re also including our cheese sauce with every a la carte order of Crack Fries at no extra cost. Bring a friend, […] Find out more »
Ongoing
FREE

GRBC Unplugged

Sunday, May 24 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, December 6 @ 10:00 pm
Grand Rapids Brewing Company,
1 Ionia SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Local Bands play unplugged every Sunday night from 8pm to 10pm! No Cover! Find out more »
$12

HSRT Children’s Performance Troupe Presents Jingle AARGH The Way!

Wednesday, June 17 @ 10:30 am - Friday, August 7 @ 12:00 pm
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Every week until August 7, 2015
DeWitt Main Theatre at Hope College,
141 East 12th St., Holland, MI 49423 United States
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate The How I Became a Pirate crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out […] Find out more »
$12

HSRT Children’s Performance Troupe Presents Jingle AARGH The Way!

Wednesday, June 24 @ 10:30 am - Friday, August 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Every week until August 7, 2015
DeWitt Main Theatre at Hope College,
141 East 12th St., Holland, MI 49423 United States
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate The How I Became a Pirate crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out […] Find out more »
$160

Paint-Tastic

Monday, June 29 @ 9:30 am - Friday, July 3 @ 2:30 am
Saugatuck Center for the Arts,
400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 United States
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A week-long intensive process based painting camp. Dip your toes (and fingers too) into a new painting style each day, leading up to a collaborative mural! Campers will accumulate their own impressive portfolio, complete with at least five painted canvases. Explore at a glance the work of famous artists’ from the past and present. Dress for a mess! Note: 9:30AM […] Find out more »
7:00 am
$20

Kayak/Canoe the Grand!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Every day until October 30, 2015
See the natural beauty of Michigan’s grandest river mingled with downtown atmosphere. This spectacular view of the the city skyline quickly changes to an all natural setting of trees and wildlife. Come see why people from all over the world have done this tour when visiting Grand Rapids. Be amazed at the use of the internet booking system that will […] Find out more »
8:00 am
Free

Fulton Street Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until December 19, 2015
Fulton Street Farmer’s Market,
1147 Fulton Street, East Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Overseen by the Grand Rapids Department of Parks and Recreation, the Fulton Street Farmers Market resides in the Midtown Neighborhood. In 2005, operations of the Market were granted to the Midtown Neighborhood Association. Currently, the Market is part of the Brikyaat Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, which was adopted into the city’s Master Plan in 2007. The Market hosts roughly 11,000 shoppers […] Find out more »

Live Music at Blue Water Grill

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 31, 2015
Blue Water Grill,
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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BLUE WATER GRILL  Live Music – 7pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays Find out more »
9:00 am

Splendors of Shiga: Treasures from Japan

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until August 15, 2015
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park,
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Kent
Splendors of Shiga: Treasures from Japan will display more than 60 Japanese historical objects from the 17th century to the present day. Four seasons will be represented in this exhibition: winter: January 30–March 22; spring: March 28–June 4; summer/fall: June 10–August 16. Find out more »

“Through the Eyes of Weidenaar” Exhibit

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every day until July 5, 2015
Grand Rapids Public Museum,
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Creatively kooky and shockingly sarcastic, printmaker Reynold Weidenaar’s work is showcased as never seen before in a new exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. “Through the Eyes of Weidenaar” commemorates the work of this local artist whose work earned international acclaim. Find out more »

The Discovery of King Tut

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until January 1, 2016
Grand Rapids Public Museum,
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
The Discovery of King Tut re-creates the awe and marvel of the moment Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922. Enter into an overwhelming treasure trove discover new worlds and wonders learn about and study treasures. Using state-of-the-art technology the exhibition will re-create a piece of the fascinating bygone exotic empire on the Nile. The tomb and treasures of Tutankhamun have […] Find out more »
9:15 am
Free

Everest Expedition Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until July 2, 2015
North Park Presbyterian Church,
500 North Park St., Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
North Park Presbyterian Church hosts vacation bible school, Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2, 9:15 a.m. to 12 Noon. (Come for one day or all.) This year’s theme is Group’s Everest Expedition and we’re offering fun music, activities and learning for kids aged 4 and up (middle & high school students are welcome to help as crew leaders). Free! For more […] Find out more »
9:30 am

The Rivertown Artists Guild

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 11, 2015
Wyoming KDL Library Gallery,
3350 Michael St, Wyoming,, MI 49509 United States
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The Art of Mary E. Andersen, Charles LaRue, and Richard E. Paschke will be on display at the Wyoming KDL Library Gallery From April 25th till July 11th. Find out more »
$8.25 per person, $1.75 on Thursday 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm, under 1 free

Kidstruction Zone at GRCM

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until November 1, 2015
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum,
11 Sheldon Ave, grand rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dig up some fun in our kid-size construction zone. Returning June 4th! Find out more »
$160

Paint-tastic

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every day until July 3, 2015
Saugatuck Center for the Arts,
400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 United States
Ages 4-7, 9:30AM-11:30AM. Ages 8+, 12:30AM-2:30PM. Dress for a mess! $160 Find out more »
10:00 am
Free

LowellArts! presents AFRICA!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until August 15, 2015
LowellArts!,
149 S. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331 United States
AFRICA! is an exciting exhibition featuring 4 artists whose work is united with an African theme. The exhibition includes paper mache animal sculptures by Lori Hough, safari photographs by Robert E. Lee, mixed media digital art by Gary Eldridge, and original illustrations from a children’s book of an African legend by Nancy Clouse. Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 1-4pm. […] Find out more »
$5-$8

T.J. Wilcox: In the Air

Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 30, 2015
Grand Rapids Art Museum,
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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T.J. Wilcox: In the Air MAY 17 – AUGUST 30, 2015 Artist T. J. Wilcox’s In the Air is a dazzling panoramic film installation, presenting viewers with a captivating, multidirectional, bird’s-eye view of the New York City skyline. Using the latest in digital video technology to capture footage atop his penthouse studio—18 floors above Union Square in Manhattan—Wilcox’s work is […] Find out more »
75 for the series of classes

Parenting Classes

Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until July 23, 2015
Pine Rest Southwest Clinic,
4211 Parkway Place Suite 100, Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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Pine Rest outpatient center Southwest Clinic offers a 6-session class called Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA)® to Parenting for parents of children four to 16 years. Parenting can be the most difficult, but potentially most rewarding challenge a person can take on. Often, our own parenting experiences may not prepare us to be the kind of parent we wish to be. […] Find out more »
10:30 am
$12

HSRT Children’s Performance Troupe Presents Jingle AARGH The Way!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:30 am - Friday, August 21 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 7, 2015
DeWitt Main Theatre at Hope College,
141 East 12th St., Holland, MI 49423 United States
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate The How I Became a Pirate crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out […] Find out more »
11:00 am

Wine Me Up Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until January 6, 2016
Ramona’s Table,
17 Squires St., Rockford, MI 49341 United States
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Half off wine all day Half off select appetizers 3:00PM-6:00PM $3 Sangria 3:00PM-6:00PM Find out more »
Free

EatPlayGrow

Wednesday, July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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EatPlayGrow combines the latest science and research to teach children ages 2-5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Join GRPL and Cherry Health Services for interactive and engaging lessons that incorporate art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities into fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect […] Find out more »
12:00 pm
Members Free, Non-members $5

Art of the Lived Experiment

Wednesday, July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 31, 2015
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts,
2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A new festival coming to Grand Rapids this spring is on a mission to change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time. The inaugural DisArt Festival, to be held from April 10-25, will enliven the city with several expansive disability art exhibitions, a film festival, a fashion show, theatrical and dance performances, and other learning opportunities, all […] Find out more »
1:00 pm

Summer Crafts at Barnes & Noble Woodland

Wednesday, July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every week until August 12, 2015
Barnes & Noble – Woodland Mall,
3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
Join us every Wednesday at 1:00pm in our children’s department where you can create a new craft each week! All ages welcome. Find out more »
5:30 pm
$25.

Ice Dyed Silk Scarf or T-Shirt

Wednesday, July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Inspirations of Art Studio,
801 Monroe, Suite 01, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Ice dying is done by putting a 72″ silk scarf or all cotton white t-shirt, ice, and powdered dye in a container and allowing the process to take place slowly as the ice melts. You can achieve wonderful results by layering fabric and scarfs, ice, and dye in a container – an ice dye parfait! The results from each layer […] Find out more »
6:00 pm
$3

Garage Bar Block Parties

Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week for 10 week
Garage Bar and Grill,
819 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Weekly summer concert series, with beer tent, live music BBQ pit and a venue for classic cars and motorcycles. Newly-established North Monroe hot spot Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill announces it will host weekly street parties with a charitable angle.  Starting on Wednesday, June 10 and continuing each Wednesday through August 12, “Garage Bar Block Parties” will be held in front of the venue […] Find out more »
6:30 pm

Wine Social Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until August 26, 2015
Bar Divani,
15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Bar Divani host wine tasting events every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Stop in to taste 5-6 different wines learn their characteristics and what tpes of food to pair with your favorite bottle. Reservations are recommended. Please call us at 616-774-WINE(9463) to reserve your spot. Find out more »

Wine Social Wednesday

Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until January 4, 2017
Bar Divani,
15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come try wines from around the world with us! Each social features 6 tastes and will range from $15 to $25. Please check our website for the wine social of the week. Find out more »
$10

Buti® Yoga Classes

Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week
Integrated Therapy Solutions,
251 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 United States
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BUTI® Yoga is a sensual workout for women that combines Vinyasa flow yoga, cardio + booty-shaking! Join us for a live BUTI class in the West Michigan area! WHAT IS BUTI? Derived from the Marathi word “Buti” – meaning “the cure to something hidden or kept secret” – this exciting new yoga-inspired method guides women through a sensual mixture of […] Find out more »
7:00 pm

Traditional Irish Music Sessions at Fenian’s

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until December 2, 2015
Fenian’s Irish Pub,
19683 Main Street, Conklin, MI 49403 United States
“TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS” every Wednesday at 7:00 PM musician’s and dancers welcome….all ages…no cover. 616-899-2640 Find out more »

Live Music at H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B.

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until August 31, 2015
H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B.,
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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H.O.M.E. Hump Day at Home – Wednesdays Live Jazz & Blues  /  7-10pm free parking, 2 for 1 entrees Find out more »
$5

Wednesday Swing Dance with Lessons + Open Dance. ONLY $5!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 25, 2015
Calvin College Chapel,
3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 US
Welcome to the World’s Largest Swing Dance Organization (according to Guinness)! We dance every week and have for the last 11 years. Every Wednesday we have multiple instructors who will teach lessons at every skill level. Come alone and make a new friend – or bring one! Every Wednesday we dance at Calvin College in front of the chapel. Join […] Find out more »
$6+

West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lake County

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm
Fifth Third Ballpark,
4500 W River Dr., Comstock Park , MI United States
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Fireworks Presented by: Family Fare Silver Slugger Night All Whitecap fans 50 years old or better get half-off box or reserved seats. One discounted ticket per person. Presented by: StoryPoint 50/50 Raffle The Whitecaps Community Foundation holds 50/50 raffles as one of their primary fundraising events. Half of the funds raised go to one winner while the other half goes […] Find out more »
7:30 pm
$15

Divorce Support Group

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Every week until July 22, 2015
Catholic Information Center,
360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A ten-week series offered for all who are divorced or are in the process of becoming divorced. Led by those who have gone through the process themselves, these support groups provide a great pathway to personal growth. The book, Divorce and Beyond by Greteman, Haverkamp and Radtke will be used as a guide and is included in the series cost. Find out more »
8:00 pm
Free to Play

Live Trivia

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until December 2, 2015
JD Reardon’s Bar & Grill,
940 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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JD Reardon’s is hosting Sporcle Live Trivia every Wednesday night! Play by yourself with a friend or get a big team together! Two games each week at 8 and 9 pm. All are welcome to come for one or both games! EACH game will reward 1st and 2nd place! Drink Specials: $1.00 off Michigan Craft Beer on Tap $3.00 Well […] Find out more »
39-43

“Cabaret”

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 12, 2015
Saugatuck Center for the Arts,
400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 United States
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Just off a wildly successful Broadway run, this updated version of “Cabaret” is like no other production you’ve experienced! A sexy, provocative nightclub in 1930’s Berlin is the backdrop for this dazzling, dark tale of a relationship between an English performer and an American writer. Can the entertainers and patrons hold onto their decadent, bohemian lifestyle with the threat of […] Find out more »
8:30 pm

Live Music at Gun Lake Casino

Wednesday, July 1 @ 8:30 pm
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Every day until December 8, 2015
Gun Lake Casino,
1123 129th Avenue, Wayland, MI 49348 United States
Live local rock and country bands perform daily on Stage 131 inside the casino. 21+ Find out more »
9:00 pm
NO COVER

KARAOKE at Billy’s Lounge

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until September 2, 2015
Billy’s Lounge,
1437 Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Karaoke for all to enjoy! We don’t care about your voice the outfit the glamourus lights as you serenade us… We care about the entertainment the laughter and the daring soles who brave the stage! The drinks are cheap the bartenders LOVE karaoke night & IT IS JUST PLAIN FUN! OH YEAH AND….. $2 You Call Its 9-11pm Find out more »
10:00 pm
Free

Ionia July 4th Fireworks

Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:00 pm
Ionia Fairgrounds,
317 S. Dexter, Ionia, MI United States
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FIREWORKS! Launched from the Ionia Fairgrounds!      Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at dusk! Rain date – Sunday, July 5th. Find out more »
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