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Breaching the Margins

Saturday, May 11 @ 12:00 pm - Friday, May 24 @ 9:00 pm
UICA, 2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Breaching the Margins May 10 – Aug 18, 2019 "Breaching the Margins" is a juried exhibition of works by artists who examine ways in which marginalized groups navigate and work against social exclusion. Societies often attempt to deny marginalized groups of people avenues for social inclusion and space to articulate self-defined identities. However, art can be an active force that […]

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Long Road Bourbon Birthday Dinner

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday, May 23 @ 9:30 pm
Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Long Road Distillers is celebrating 4 years of distilling on the west side of Grand Rapids this May. We will be celebrating by throwing a Bourbon Birthday Dinner on Wednesday, May 22nd from 7p - 9:30p, and highlighting our Single Bourbon Barrel release with Croze Nest. Dinner will be $75.00 per person and will include 5 courses with cocktail pairings. […]

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Fuego Latin Night

Wednesday, May 22 @ 8:00 pm - Thursday, May 23 @ 1:30 am
Billy’s Lounge, 1437 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

Fuego Latin Dance Night Every Wednesday at Billy's Lounge $5 Cover 8PM Dance Lessons 8pm-9pm DJs 9pm-2am (21+) www.billyslounge.com Every Wednesday Billy's Lounge hosts Latin Dance Night! We start each evening with $5 Dance Class from 8pm-9pm! Stay after for DJs Money Mike and DJ Composition as they play all the hottest Latin Music for you to practice your moves. […]

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Hump Day Hilarity

Wednesday, May 22 @ 10:00 pm - Thursday, May 23 @ 12:00 am
Hump Day Hilarity at Fulton Street Pub and Grill, 801 W Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Come check out our weekly stand-up comedy show!!!!

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9:00 am

How to Create a Marketing Plan that Works for Your Business

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
GROW, 25 Sheldon Blvd SE # 210
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

GROW Connects Grand Rapids: How to Create a Marketing Plan that Works for Your Business Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:00-11:00 am Prerequisite: Intro to GROW Did you know that over half of all businesses don't have a formal marketing plan? That's because no one wants to invest time or money in a plan only to have it sit on the […]

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10:00 am

Crazy Ladies Quilting Circle

Thursday, May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main St
Coopersville, MI 49404 United States

Members of Coopersville Farm Museum ($30/year) attend every Thursday to socialize, quilt, knit, crochet, make rugs, or do whatever they want to do! Visitors fee is $3. All are welcom.

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11:00 am

Grand Rapids VegFest Fundraiser at Herb & Fire

Thursday, May 23 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Herb & Fire Pizzeria (Celebration), 2121 Celebration Dr NE
Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

Herb & Fire Pizzeria is partnering with Grand Rapids' VegFest! During each event, Herb & Fire Pizzeria will donate a percentage of their sales to VegFest. Reminder: Every Thursday, receive $3 off your Vegan or Gluten Free Pizzas!

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Thrifty Thursday – Whitecaps vs. Bowling Green

Thursday, May 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States

Whitecaps vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods Coppercraft Distillery Thrifty Thursday! Hot dogs, Pepsi products and 20 oz. beers are just $2. Show a college or military ID and get $5 reserved seats. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan School Day! School Kids Day will feature unique learning experiences for kids throughout the stadium

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Walking Club

Thursday, May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Community Gym, 2111 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

This event is part of our activity series for adults ages 50+, however all are welcome! Come walk your way to health and meet new friends. You may walk in the Gym or the Park. Everyone is welcome! Location: Garfield Park Community Gym Price: Free No registration necessary, just drop in!

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11:30 am

Active Adults Fitness

Thursday, May 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:25 pm
Garfield Park Community Gym, 2111 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States

This event is part of our activity series for adults ages 50+, however all are welcome! This class includes a warm-up, standing cardio and strength training. This is a great fitness class for all adults. Classes are drop in and on-going. Location:Garfield Park Community Gym Price: $3.00 No registration necessary, just drop in!

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12:00 pm

Relax at Rosa | The Appleseed Collective

Thursday, May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rosa Parks Circle Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Select a Country:

Relax with us at this free lunchtime entertainment series for the #DowntownGR community - happening every Thursday from May 2 - September 19! It's the perfect opportunity to step away from your desk and enjoy the benefits of working in a vibrant Downtown. As always, we will highlight a diverse lineup of local bands, food trucks, and have large games […]

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4:00 pm

Long Road West Side Special – $15 Burgers & Falcons

Thursday, May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Join us every Thursday night for $15 Burgers and Falcons! Get our classic house burger, endless fries, and our famous polish falcon for just $15!

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Thursday Evening Chair Yoga

Thursday, May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dominican Center at Marywood, 2025 Fulton St E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Chair Yoga uses a chair for greater support and stability within the practice. With an emphasis on the breath, alignment, and taking things at your own pace, Chair Yoga brings simplicity to the practice for easeful connection with the healing and restorative benefits yoga offers. In each yoga session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice […]

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5:30 pm

Open Craft Lab

Thursday, May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kent District Library – Gaines Township Branch, 421 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 United States

Adult 18+ & Teens 12-17 with parental permission Stop in & try something new or bring in your own project. No registration & no pressure. New projects/activities will be introduced monthly. All previous projects/activities will be available as supplies last.

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Thursday Evening Gentle Yoga

Thursday, May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dominican Center at Marywood, 2025 Fulton St E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

This gentle class offers a peaceful session to gradually build strength and range of motion. With this quiet practice, experience how mindful movement and breath work can deliver much-needed nurturing, rest, and clarity. Using gentle and mindful movement as well as nourishing breath work, Gentle Yoga encourages softly stretching and strengthening. In each session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe […]

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Downtown Grand Rapids Tree Planting @ The Amtrak Station

Thursday, May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vernon J. Ehlers Station, 440 Century Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

What: We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. for a series of tree plantings this Spring to help green up the downtown Grand Rapids area. Where and When: May 23, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Train Station (371 Ellesmere Ave SW). We will be meeting in the parking […]

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6:00 pm

Battle Over Beer: Game Night at The BOB

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BOBs Brewery, 20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Battle Over Beer: Game Night is here! Thursday nights are game night at BOB's Brewery! Join us and our Game Master, Cole Gross, every Thursday for a brewery battle over your favorite games. Each week, we will rotate through tournaments of Giant Jenga, Ping-pong, Water Pong, Giant Connect Four, and Cornhole. Enjoy $3 select beers, 2-for-1 entrees from Gilly's Smoke House, […]

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Sugar Skull Painting Workshop

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lions & Rabbits, 1264 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

Join us to celebrate and learn about Mexico's culture through this fun and relaxing workshop! Learn about Gdesigns Sugar skull artist Humberto, his story, inspiration, and technique. Guelaguetza Designs’ mission is to foster cultural diversity by providing workshops and community events, selling fair trade products to sustain artisan jobs, and preserving ancestral techniques. Our workshops are a tool to continue […]

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Gallery Talk: Artist Melanie Daniel

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Free Meets on Level II Balcony Join artist Melanie Daniel as she discusses her Michigan Artist Series exhibition at GRAM, Only Four Degrees. Daniel’s fear for humankind’s relationship with the natural world has fueled the paintings and works on view in the exhibition. In these recent large-scale paintings, works on paper, and ceramics, Daniel imagines a world at the brink […]

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Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00 pm
Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids, 327 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Come learn about skillfulness in action “yoga” in the Iyengar tradition. Introduction to Yoga in the Iyengar tradition with Chelsea Tiernan, CIYT THURSDAYS 6pm - 7:15pm- May 23- June 13 This four week class series is a methodical, progressive introduction to yoga in the Iyengar method for those new to yoga or new to the Iyengar method, or for experienced […]

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Rad Women Walking Tours

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosa Parks Circle Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Select a Country:

The first set of #RadWomen Walking Tours were so popular, we decided to organize a few more for those that weren't able to catch the first round! In case you haven't heard... You may have noticed rad portraits of influential women on #DowntownGR electrical boxes. Well, they're part of the Rad Women public art project - where each box features […]

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My Lil Cosplay: Friendship is Magic presented by Brucie Bro

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
GeekFest GR, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

In this panel, Brooke Bruce (BrucieBro/Bruce’s Corner of Cosplay and Junk) will be sharing personal cosplay wisdom learned over the past 7 years. Get tips on how to make the best costume when you don’t think you have what it takes. Learn the power of asking for help and the beauty of making friends with common interests. Bruce, along with […]

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Queens of Fashion: HQ Fundraiser

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

MI Drag Brunch by DT Promotions, and West Elm are proud to bring you; "QUEENS OF FASHION" An evening featuring the seasons best looks in fashion from Lee+Birch, Maurice's, AB, Wanderlux, Fusion, and E&L Salon! Join us for food, drinks, Michigan's best queens, and fashion as our community comes together to support our local HQ! HQ is Grand Rapids' first […]

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6:30 pm

MLK Park Neighborhood Quality of Life Study Celebration

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Park, 900 Fuller Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Our neighborhood connectors, City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department and Design and Development Planning Department invite you to help us celebrate the completion of Phase 2 of the Martin Luther King Park Neighborhood Quality of Life Study. The evening will feature displays about the community engagement process, report outs by Quality of Life Study committee members, resource tables […]

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7:00 pm

Music Bingo at Craft Beer Cellar (Grand Rapids, MI)

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids, 404 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Come join us for an amazing night of music, prizes, and drink specials. It's Music Bingo at Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids. Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons. It's easy to play, and everyone is welcome! We'll see you there!

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Team Trivia

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graydon’s Crossing, 1223 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

Grab your smartest mates and head to Graydon's for Team Trivia. Thursday's @ 7p.m. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place. Stop in earlier for happy hour 3pm-6pm or stay after trivia for Late Night Happy Hour 9pm-Midnight. $1 off Wine $2 off Draughts $3 off Graydon's Cocktails $4 off Shareables $5 off Pitchers all day Thursday.

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Off The Wall

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA, 2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Off the Wall May 23, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Tickets: • UICA Members: $35.00 • Public: $50.00 • KCAD Students: FREE* * Limited number of free student tickets available; please register with a valid KCAD email address. Off The Wall returns for 2019 with visionary performances by artists, musicians, singers, and dancers. Experience the sights and sounds as artists […]

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Off The Wall

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA, 2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Off the Wall May 23, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Tickets: • UICA Members: $35.00 • Public: $50.00 • KCAD Students: FREE* * Limited number of free student tickets available; please register with a valid KCAD email address. Off The Wall returns for 2019 with visionary performances by artists, musicians, singers, and dancers. Experience the sights and sounds as artists […]

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Golden Girls Quiz

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Creston Brewery, 1504 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States

Registration is REQUIRED! Get your team registered at http://bit.ly/GWDGoldenGirlsReg! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Is your heart always in the right place, even if you don’t know where your brain is? Do you feel held back by your devastating beauty? Are you an expert at holding a grudge? If so, we’re thanking YOU for being a friend when we host So Good We Named […]

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7:30 pm

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
$45

Join us for An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30PM. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, award winning astrophysicist, author and host of FOX’s Cosmos and podcast/National Geographic Channel television series StarTalk, is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to […]

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8:00 pm

LIVE at TCP: Sofa! – Comedy Show

Thursday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The Comedy Project GR, 540 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

On Thursdays, we open up our stage to feature comedy groups and performances from all over to perform at The Comedy Project! About Sofa - an improv team: A Grand Rapids improv-ensemble that performs long-form improvised scenes, inspired by conversations that come from hanging on the couch. Tickets

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Comedian Dwayne Kennedy Thurs 5/23

Thursday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. Grin’s at The BOB, 20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

DWAYNE KENNEDY is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer whose TV writing credits include The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), The Orlando Jones Show (FX), and the critically acclaimed FX/FXX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His debut stand-up comedy EP, “OH NO, IT’S DWAYNE KENNEDY!” is available now at Bandcamp, with a variable price point plan (Black Folks […]

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9:00 pm

Cuban Salsa Dance Lessons

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Danzón Cubano, 1 Carlton Ave SE, Suite A,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

Do you like Salsa Dancing? Do you want to learn Cuban Salsa in a safe and fun environment? Do you simply love dancing? Join us every Thursday from 9pm to 11:30pm at Danzón Cubano for FREE dancing lessons. These lessons will be delivered by GR Cuban Salsa group. GR Cuban Salsa believes that social dancing makes this world a better […]

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Thursday Night Karaoke

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 pm - Friday, May 24 @ 2:00 am
Fulton Street Pub & Grill, 801 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Come down to the pub, and sing all of your favorite songs!!

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Vinyl Night w/ Skitchin’ Fest | The Pyramid Scheme: Thu. 5/23

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

9p to midnight - ages 21+ - FREE Join us in the front bar for vinyl night! Tyler Dykema & Rob Bruce spin records! We will have BOGO tickets available for Skitchin' Fest 3.0 | The Pyramid Scheme: 6/1 & 6/2 Drink specials: 'Shot & A Pop' = can of beer and a shot $6 Happy hour starts at 11pm […]

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Konrad Twitty Band / Lucius Fox / Space Pussy

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 pm - Friday, May 24 @ 12:00 am
Mulligan’s Pub, 1518 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

(21+) FREE SHOW 05.23.2019 Music Starts 9pm mulliganspubgr.com Konrad Twitty Band - Space rock from deep inside the nebulart! https://www.facebook.com/Konradtwittyband/ Lucius Fox - Two piece Post Prog Rock from Kalamazoo, MI. https://www.facebook.com/luciusfoxrock/ https://luciusfox.bandcamp.com Space Pussy - Experimenting with experimental fuckery. https://www.facebook.com/SpacePussay/ For More Shows check out our website, or other Facebook Events! Interested in Booking a Show: Booking Manager - […]

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9:30 pm

Thowback Thursday

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:30 pm - Friday, May 24 @ 1:30 am
Billy’s Lounge, 1437 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

Every Thursday Night Cover at 8pm/DJ starts at 9:30pm Cover $10 or $5 with College ID (21+) www.billyslounge.com Billy's Lounge is the hottest spot in town on a Thursday night in Grand Rapids! Come see for yourself! The dance floor is packed all night long as DJ Jay Vee plays all your favorite Throwbacks form the past few decades! $5 […]

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