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May We Live In Interesting Times

Friday, January 3 @ 6:00 pm - Friday, January 17 @ 6:00 pm

'May We Live In Interesting Times' is an art show featuring the work of Natalie Schunk, Angel Bista, Dakota Gutierrez, Ethan Teranes and Chris Oliphant. The premise is a Chinese apocryphal curse, 'May you live in interesting times', which juxtaposes interesting times against uninteresting times. Uninteresting times can be characterized by extended moments of peace and tranquility. Interesting times, rather, […]

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9:00 am

Member Morning: Translating Valence

Thursday, January 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UICA, 2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Wake up with UICA. Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Juana Williams, UICA's Exhibition's curator. Learn more about UICA's latest exhibition, "Translating Valence: redefining black male identity," and enjoy fresh coffee from Rowster. Learn More: www.uica.org/exhibitions/tv Schedule: 9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet at the UICA for coffee 9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Juana Williams […]

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10:00 am

Knitting Thursdays: Unfinished Projects

Thursday, January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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! Join us for Knitting Thursdays! Bring an unfinished project you've been meaning to complete. Location: Garfield Park Community Gym Price: Free No registration necessary, just drop in!

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12:00 pm

The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who […]

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5:00 pm

Green Drinks

Thursday, January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eastern Kille Distillery, 700 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join WMEAC for Green Drinks Thursday, January 16th! Grab some beer or an appetizer and chat with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, and business. The event will run from 5 pm – 7 pm. RSVP for Green Drinks to enjoy networking with friends and colleagues! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-drinks-wmeac-tickets-86146050155

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5:30 pm

GRYP January Unwind

Thursday, January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Uccellos Ristorante (Downtown), 122 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join us January 16th at The Atrium at Uccello's for our first Unwind of 2020! Please join us for the January Unwind at the Atrium at Uccello's on Thursday, January 16th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm! Unwinds are open networking events with other young professionals in the area. The Atrium at Uccello's is located at 122 Monroe Center ST NW, […]

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5:45 pm

Yoga at GRAM

Thursday, January 16 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The Grand Rapids Art Museum and AM Yoga present Yoga at GRAM, sponsored by Priority Health. Join us for Vinyasa-style yoga classes with instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane. All levels are welcome. Yoga is the art of connecting mind with body through movement, breath, and meditation. Art and yoga have complementary and intrinsically valuable benefits. Art provides us with […]

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6:00 pm

Owl Prowl

Thursday, January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States

Join the Wildlife Staff at Blandford as we head out on the trails, equipped with recorded owl calls in hopes a wild owl will return our message. This program includes a live owl presentation with an up-close look at Blandford’s resident owls as well as a guided night hike. Please note: this program is for adults (Owl Moon on January […]

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6:30 pm

Story Time with Grand Rapids Public Library

Thursday, January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Free for GRAM members, free with admission The Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Public Library have teamed up to present a fun family outing each month! All story time programs take place at the Museum, and include story time, mini family exhibition tours, and an art project. Programs are for children of all ages, and last approximately 90 […]

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7:00 pm

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

Thursday, January 16 @ 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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Garcia Peoples | The Pyramid Scheme: Thu 1/16/20

Thursday, January 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Doors at 7:00pm | all ages | $12 adv/ $15 day of Garcia Peoples w/ Cønrad Shøck + the Nøise + Nordy Garcia Peoples are a Brooklyn-based band who took notes from a canon of classic psychedelic searchers to develop their jammy, cosmic rock sound. They are currently touring in support of their LP, One Step Behind - an expansive, […]

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7:30 pm

Emmet Cohen’s Master Legacy Series | Featuring Benny Golson

Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Select a Country:

Emmet Cohen’s mission is to celebrate the last remaining legendary jazz artists from an era long gone, by documenting, featuring, and preserving their artistry and excellence in the later stages of their careers. As the producer of the Masters Legacy Series, Cohen has released two acclaimed recordings including Volume 1 with Jimmy Cobb and Volume 2 with Ron Carter. Subsequent […]

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Concerts Under the Stars featuring “How to Live Together”

Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, 49504 United States

Concerts Under the Stars series is returning for 2020! Concerts Under the Stars is a fully immersive experience of audio and visual artistry in the Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium, that provides local music and visual artists with the opportunity to showcase their talents. Kicking off the series will be Jesse Kaczmarczyk and Steffanie Rosalez of How to Live Together The duo […]

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The Small Glories w/Nicholas James Thomasma

Thursday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Listening Room, 123 Ionia
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. Tickets

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8:00 pm

Comedian Kira Soltanovich Thurs Jan 16

Thursday, January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. Grin’s at The BOB, 20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Born in the former Soviet Union and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, Kira Soltanovich has plenty to laugh about. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, sketch, hidden camera or improv, Kira keeps nightclub, theatre and television audiences laughing. A series regular for all the seasons of Oxygen’s syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly, Kira has also appeared on such shows as […]

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Little Joe

Thursday, January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UICA, 2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

Little Joe UICA Members: $5, Public: $10 Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes […]

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LIVE at TCP: Sofa

Thursday, January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Comedy Project GR, 540 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

On Thursdays, we open up our stage to comedic performers from all over to put up their shows! 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. Doors open at 7:30pm Show begins at 8:00pm Tickets

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9:30 pm

Henhouse Prowlers – LIVE at Founders

Thursday, January 16 @ 9:30 pm - Friday, January 17 @ 12:30 am
Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids, 235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Henhouse Prowlers Thursday, January 16 9:30PM 21+ only The Henhouse Prowlers are Bluegrass Ambassadors. Founded over 13 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, this quartet now finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education. The Prowlers have now been to more than 25 countries across the globe, working with the U.S. State […]

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