The King of Cool Performs at Van Andel E-mail
Platinum award winner Michael Buble visits Grand Rapids June 27 to perform both classic standards and his recent pop releases in a special theatrical setting at Van Andel Arena.

Buble’s music has two historical roots: classic music and his grandfather. At a young age, Michael was inspired by the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney,
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Photography’s Journey to Fine Art E-mail
American artist Ansel Adams is regarded as one of the legendary photographers and print makers of the 20th century, playing a key role in the acceptance of photography as fine art, while helping contribute to the creation of Polaroid. The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s new exhibition, Ansel Adams and Edwin Land: Art, Science and Invention – Photographs from the Polaroid Collection,
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Local First’s Street Party E-mail
Four thousand people are expected to attend the 3rd Annual Local First Street Party, taking place Saturday, June 24 in front of Bistro Bella Vita. The all-day downtown celebration begins at noon and will feature local cuisine, local bands and entertainment and locally brewed beer.

Popular on the regional musical scene, hip hop/funk/salsa/jazz band La Famiglia will headline the musical acts, taking the stage at 8 p.m.
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Cruise-In to the Gilmore Museum E-mail
Michigan residents take special pride in their state’s rich automotive heritage and every Wednesday throughout the summer, enthusiasts can see that history up close at the Gilmore Car Museum. Located in Hickory Corners, about a 45 minute drive south of Grand Rapids, the museum hosts classic car Cruise-ins from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at its retro Blue Moon Diner.
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The Symphony’s Symphonic Boom E-mail
Expect the unexpected from the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new concert series, ‘SymphonicBoom’, making its debut during the 2006-07 season. The series will feature three unique performances that the Symphony hopes will appeal to both current orchestra fans, as well as newcomers who may be visiting the Symphony for the first time.

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Small Expressions, Great Lengths E-mail
Four exhibits celebrating the work of the Handweavers Guild of America will be on display at the Gerald R. Ford Museum beginning June 23. Small Expressions, Great Lengths, Celebrations will be held at the museum in conjunction with HGA’s International Fiber Arts ConferenceConvergence at DeVos Place starting June 25.

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4th of July Fireworks & Event Guide E-mail
Check out the guide for more than a dozen fireworks shows, parades and festivals scheduled around the Grand Rapids area during the Fourth of July Weekend.

Fireworks

Downtown Grand Rapids - July 4th, 10:15 p.m. The fireworks show begins at dusk along Pearl Street, Ah-Nab-Awen Park and the Grand River.

Complete Fireworks Guide

 
Clothesline Art Festival Set for June 17 E-mail
The 41st Annual Clothesline Art Festival takes place along Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids this Saturday. The juried art show will display the work of both regional and national artists and has been greatly expanded for 2006. Sponsored by Grand Valley Artists, Inc, the organization decided to add 70 booths to this year’s show bringing the total number to 200 for the day-long event.

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