February Events

Mondays

Beginner Adult Ballet Classes. This class is led by trained company dancers and teaches you how to get your ballet technique on pointe. Grand Rapids Ballet. 6:30-7:45 pm. Grballet.com

Comedy Outlet Mondays. Watch a variety of artists perform brand new comedy. Dog Story Theater. 7 pm. Eventbrite.com

Baby & Me Storytimes. A 15-minute storytime followed by a relaxed playtime where you and baby will meet new friends. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library 6:30 – 7 pm. Grpl.org

Tuesdays

Meijer Free Tuesdays means free admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10 am-5 pm. artmuseumgr.org

Meanwhile Movie. Kick back for a viewing of a cult classic, with titles varying every week in the Wealthy movie theater. Bar privileges open to members. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. Grcmc.org

Nature Buds: Winter Edition. Guided and self-guided play for the little kids ages 1-4.. Each week has a new Nature Based theme. Blandford Nature Center. 9: 30 am. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Open Mic Night. Park Theatre. 8 pm. Downtownholland.com

Thrift Store Trivia. Use your knowledge of sports, entertainment, politics, science, history and more to win prizes from local area businesses. Our Brewing Company. 7 pm. Downtownholland.com

A February Affair – Flowers & Chocolate. Learn how to make delicious truffles from ingredients such as flowers, nuts, and dried fruits. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Meijergardens.org

Toddler Time. A 25-minute long storytime followed by a hands-on activity and playtime designed to help your child’s brain grow. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Intermediate Adult Ballet Classes. Recommended to those with 2-3 years of experience, this class is led by trained company dancers and teaches you how to get your ballet technique on pointe. Grand Rapids Ballet. 6:30-7:45 pm. grballet.com

Wednesdays
Advanced Beginner Adult Ballet Classes. Recommended to those with 2-3 years of experience, this class is led by trained company dancers and teaches you how to get your ballet technique on pointe. Grand Rapids Ballet. 6:30-7:45 pm. Grballet.com

Wednesdays Through Feb 20
The Chilly Challenge. A free seven-week series of 45 minute walks downtown Grand Rapids. Meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott at Noon. Downtowngrinc.com

Thursdays
Meijer Free Thursday Nights means free admission and an evening of art pieces. The Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5-9 pm. artmuseumgr.com

Fridays

Live Music at New Holland Brewing. New Holland Brewing Company. 10 pm. Newhollandbrew.com

Saturdays

Curiosity Lab. Hands-on activities themed around science for all ages. Free with general admission. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 10 am-2 pm. Grpm.org.

Drop-In Family Saturdays welcome families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11 am-5 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Enjoy live music at Waverly Stone Gastropub. 7 pm. Downttownholland.com

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days. A fun and interactive story-time. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 10:30 – 11:15 am. Meijergardens.org

Social Media Marketing Workshop From Facebook. Grand Circus. 9 am – 1 pm. Grandcircus.co

Mindstorm Saturdays. Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 10 am – 12 pm. Grpl.org

LEGO Block Party. Kids 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using Legos and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 1 – 3 pm. Grpl.org

Sundays

Sunday Classical Concert Series. Enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 2 – 3 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Through Feb 9

Who’s Who LowellArts Members Exhibition. Lowell Arts. Tues-Fri, 10-6 pm. Saturdays, 10-5 pm. Lowellartsmi.org

Through April 28
Warm Water: New Works by Charles Edward Williams. Warm Water is a collection of re-narrated visual works based on the event that sparked the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts. UICA.org

Jan 31 – Feb 2

Forest Hills Easter presents High School Musical. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Jan 31 – Feb 1 at 7 pm. Feb 2 at 3 pm and 7 pm. Fhfineartscenter.com

Jan 31—Feb 3
The Burnt Part Boys. This play takes place in rural West Virginia in 1962. A young boy and his older brother try and come to terms with their past so they can move ahead to the future. Actor’s Theatre Grand Rapids Jan 31- Feb 2 at 8 pm. Feb 3 at 3 pm. Actorstheatregrandrapids.org

Feb 1-Feb 28

Cook’s Art Center Winter Classes. Take part in a variety of after school art classes Monday – Thursday. Cook’s Art Center. 4 – 7 pm. Gaah.org

A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy. Seize this opportunity to view Fred Meijer’s sculpture collection. Frederik Meijer Gardens. Meijergardens.org

Feb 1-Feb 2
GR Symphony Presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Grand Rapids Symphony. Feb 1 at 7:30 pm, Feb 2 at 2 pm. DeVos Performance Hall. Devosperformancehall.com

Feb 1 & 22

Fustini’s Cooking Class:Chinese Made Easy. Fustini’s of Holland. 12-2 pm. Downtownhalland.com

Feb 1-21

Art with an Impact. A collection of art about poverty in West Michigan. Light Gallery + Studio. 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook.com/avenuefortheartsgr

Feb 2-3
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged and revised. Three ambitious actors attempt to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Dog Story Theater. Feb 2 at 7:30
pm. Feb 3 at 2:30 pm.  Facebook.com/dogstorytheater

Grand Rapids Introduction to Back-End Development Weekend Course. Start Garden. 9 am – 5 pm. Grandcircus.co

Feb 2, 13,21
Fustini’s Cooking Class: Aprés Ski . Fustini’s of Holland. 12-2 pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 2, 16

Animal Adventures: Surviving in the Wild. See how a barn owl survives in the wilderness. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 10 – 11:30 am. Meijergardens.org

Feb 5, 12, 19

Small Business Growth and Planning Series. This series provides participants with the information and resources to write or refine their business plan. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6 – 9 pm. Growbusiness.org

Feb 6, 20, 23
Fustini’s Cooking Class: Winter Comfort Food. Fustini’s of Holland. 12-2pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 7 & 21
Fustini’s Interactive Cooking Class: Making Pizza. Fustini’s of Holland. 12-2pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 7 & 28

Concerts Under the Stars. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Grpm.org

Feb 8-9
Grand Rapids Symphony Presents Tchaikovsky Festival. DeVos Performance Hall. Performances being at 8 pm on both dates. Devosperformancehall.com

Feb 8-10

For Women Only –  Winter Getaway Weekend. Enjoy a weekend of snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking. Treetop Resort. Easterseals.com

Feb 8, 9, 10

The Brutal Sea Presents: The Day the Earth Refused to Die. The story follows a group of college students through the nightmare-proxy “Somnam” service, as well as the planning process of their yearly celebration of the planet’s survival. Dog Story Theater. Friday at 8 pm. Saturday at 3 and 8 pm. Sunday at 3 pm. Eventbrite.com

Feb 8, 9, 10
MoveMedia:Handmade. Grand Rapids Ballet. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday at 2 pm.

Feb 8 & 28
Fustini’s Cooking Class: Northern Italian. Fustini’s of Holland.12-2pm Downtownholland.com

Feb 9 & 23

Cabin Fever Yoga. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 8 – 9 am. Meijergardens.org

Feb 9 & 28
Fustini’s Cooking Class: Cookbook-Anthony Bourdain. Fustini’s of Holland. 12 pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 9, 13, 22, 27
Fustini’s Interactive Cooking Class: Flavors of Mexico. Fustini’s of Holland. 6 pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 10

Enamel Glow Heart. Create a glow in the dark copper heart pendant. The Hot Spot GR. 10am-1pm.Thehotspotgr.com

Feb 14, 15, 16,20,2
Fustini’s Demonstration Cooking Class: Cooking with Wine. Fustini’s of Holland. 6 pm. Downtownholland.com

Feb 14-16, 17

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Presents: The Seagull. The Seagull follows the contentious relationship between famous actress Irina Arkadina and her son, the aspiring playwright Konstantin Treplev. Dog Story Theater. Feb 14-16 at 8 pm. Feb 17 at 3 pm.

Feb 14, 16

Snowshoe with Your Sweetie. Take a romantic, candlelit hike through the snowy woods with your loved one. Blandford Nature Center. 6 – 7:30 pm and 8 – 9:30 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Feb 14-16
Downtown Market Ice Bar: Tropical Chill. Grab a tropical cocktail from the Ice Bar and embrace the cold with some frozen tundra yard games. Downtown Market. Feb 14, 4-7 pm. Feb 15, 4-8 pm. Feb 16, 12-8 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Feb 14-17

The Seagull. Dog Story Theatre. A modern version of the classic Anton Chekhov play as written by Christopher Hampton. Dog Story Theater. 8 pm. Facebook.com./dogstorytheatter

World of Winter Festival. Four-day festival organized by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and partners designed to take advantage of Michigan’s cold climate. Downtowngr.org

Feb 14-17, 21-23

Second Space: “Blank”. No rehearsals, no director, 7 performances – a different performer each night, each laying eyes on the script at that moment for the very first time. Actor’s Theatre Grand Rapids. February 14-16 at 8 pm. February 17 at 3 pm. February 21-23 at 8 pm. Actorstheatregrandrapids.org

Feb 15-Feb 17

Ice Sculpture Walking Tours. Enjoy a tour about the ice sculptures on display for the World of Winter Festival. Tours start at Rosa Parks Circle. Friday at 6 pm. Saturday at 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm. Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Downtowngr.org

Feb 15-16
Roger That! Public Celebration. Join the GRPM to celebrate space exploration and the life of Roger B. Chaffee through exciting and educational exhibitions and activities throughout the day. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Feb 15, 11 am- 3 pm. Feb 16, 11 am-4 pm. Grpm.org

Feb 19-Feb 24
Broadway Grand Rapids Presents: On Your Feet! DeVos Performance Hall. Feb 19- 21 at 8 pm. Feb 22-23 at 8 pm. Feb. 23 at 2 pm. Feb 24 at 1 pm. Feb 24 at 6:30 pm.  Devosperformancehall.com

Feb 19, 26

Beginning Acrylics. Basic painting techniques will be explored using acrylic paints. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6 – 8 pm. Meijergardens.org.

A February Affair – Sight and Sound. A unique evening combining live music and painting. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:30 – 9 pm. Meijergardens.org

Feb 22-23, 24

GEM Theatrics Presents Give ‘Em Hell, Harry. A one-man show starring Gary E. Mitchell as Harry S. Truman, our 33rd President. Dog Story Theater. Feb 22 and 23 at 8 pm. Feb 24 at 3 pm. Eventbrite.com

Feb 22-24,27-28
Mama Mia!  A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And, a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Grct.org

Feb 23 & March 2
Henna Workshop Series. Join Master Henna artist for a two part series on Hena. Blandford Nature Center. 10:30 am. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Feb 23 – 24

Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet. Frederik Meijer Gardens. Feb 23 at 10 – 11 am. Feb 24 at 12 – 1 pm and 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Meijergarden.org

Feb 1
Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Grand Rapids Drive vs Westchester Knicks. The Delta Plex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Art with an Impact. Attend a reception for a curated collection of art about poverty in West Michigan. Light Gallery + Studio. 6 – 9 pm. Facebook.com/avenuefortheartsgr

Dylan Scott – Nothing To Do Town Tour 2019. The Intersection. 6:30 pm. Sectionlive.com

Downlink – Doom System Tour 2019. Elevation. 8 pm. Sectionlive.com

Feb 2
The Verve Pipe:20 Monroe Live Birthday Celebration. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Family Storytelling. A fun afternoon of storytelling at Blandford Nature Center. Blandford Nature Center. 1 pm- 2 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Grand Rapids Drive vs Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Delta Plex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Holland Winter Markey. Civic Center Indoor Marketplace. 9 am. Downtownholland.com

Nature Day. See animals up close, learn about artifacts and enjoy Greenhouse activities. Downtown Market. 10am-1pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Chinese New Year: Dumpling Workshop. Learn how to make traditional Chinese soup dumplings. Downtown Market. 2-4pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

The Big Give. Participating merchants in Downtown Holland will be donating 15 percent of their sale to local nonprofit organization. Downtown Holland. Dowtownhollad.com

Drop In Historical Cabin. Visit a historical log cabin and discuss what life was like over a hundred years ago. Blandford Nature Center. 10:30 am – 12 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Comedy Night at the VFW. Enjoy a night of comedy at the local VFW. VFW Post 2144. 9 – 11:30 pm. Downtownholland.com

The Bootstrap Boys. A nice night of live country music. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Finding You Michigan Ancestor at the Library of Michigan. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 1:30 – 3 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 5

Beginning Watercolor. Work from a photo as you discover the delightful art of watercolor. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 2 – 4:30 pm. Meijergardens.org

Drop-In Tour: Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred//Trees are Relative. Explore the cyanotype process, the stories behind the artwork, and the Native American culture the art reflects. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1 – 2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Feb 6

Established Division – Emotional Intelligence (EQ). This seminar will introduce the concept of EQ and its impact in the workplace. Davenport University, downtown. 5 – 6:30 pm. Growbusiness.org
Feb 7

Advocacy Engagement Series. Gain a better understanding of the business advocacy work of the Chamber while learning what it takes to run for office and how to lobby effectively. MeXo. 3 – 4 pm. Grandrapids.org

Finance Feud: ACG Cup Fundraiser. A trivia extravaganza to raise funds for the 2019 ACG Cup Competition. L3vel at the B.O.B. 5:30-8:30 pm. Acg.org

Local First returns to CityFlatsHotel for the 2nd Lakeshore Annual Meeting. CityFlatsHotel, Holland. 6:30-8:30 pm. Localfirst.com

Politics and Pints. Connect with elected officials across the political spectrum. MeXo, Grand Rapids. 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Grandrapids.org

The Western Den. Come out to Founders Brewing for a live concert. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Create a Kokedama Orchid. Learn the Japanese art of kokedama, by planting an orchid on a moss-covered sphere that can be displayed on a tray or suspended in a bright location. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 5:30 – 7 pm. Meijergardens.org

Yoga at GRAM. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:45 – 6:45 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Intro to GROW. Intro to GROW is an orientation to the resources that GROW has available to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6 – 7 pm. Growbusiness.org

Feb 8
Imposter in Effect: A Tribute to the Beastie Boys. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm. 20Monroelive.com
Grand Rapids Drive vs Wisconsin Herd . The Delta Plex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com
36 Hour Film Challenge. Write, shoot, edit, and deliver a film in only 36 hours. Wealthy Theatre. 7 – 9 pm. Grcmc.org

Feb 9
Drop-In Snowshoeing. Snowshoe with naturalists around Blandford Nature Center. Blandford Nature Center. 10:30 am—12 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Free Cooking Demo – Desserts. Learn how to make some of Amore’s most popular desserts. Amore Trattoria Italiana. 2 pm – 3 pm. Facebook.com/AmoreTrattoriaItaliana

Winter Animals. Discover animals that are active all year long. Blandford Nature Center. 2 pm- 3:30 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Zamora Entertainment : Los Huracanes del Norte. The Delta Plex. 9 pm. Deltaplex.com

Koffie Kletz: An Empire Built on Windpower. Learn about topics relevant to Dutch culture, Holland culture and Windmill Island Gardens. Windmill Island Gardens. 10 am. Downtownholland.com

Flexadecibel. Live music from a 7-piece Funk Rock group. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Grandparent and Me: Working with Wood. Learn about shapes, space, and pattern by creating a three dimensional sculpture. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 10 – 11:30 am. Meijergardens.org

Winter Family Day. Bundle up for an outdoor adventure at the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 1 – 4 pm. Meijergardens.org

New Member Tour: Mysteries of Color. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1 – 2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Drop-In Sketching Tour: A Decade at the Center. The GRAM closes out a yearlong celebration of the Museum’s first decade at 101 Monroe Center. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1 – 2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special guided tour at the GRAM. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11 am – 12 pm and 2 – 3 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Black Family History Series. Enjoy a series of workshops that will help people of African American ancestry learn and document your family’s genealogical history. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 10 am – 3:30 pm. Grpl.org

DIY@GRPL: Book Planters. Create a planter out of a book! Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 1 – 2:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 10

Saxy Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a live performance by the Charlie Jordan Jazz Trio and drink specials. Waverly Stone Gastropub. Downtownholland.com

Valentine’s Day Love Potions. Learn how to make special Valentine’s Day cocktails, like the Cupid’s kiss and sparkling ginger daisy. Downtown Market. 4-5:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Exmag. Enjoy a live performance by Exmag. Founders Brewing Company. 8:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Film Screening – Five Season: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 2 – 3 pm. Meijergardens.org

Adult Workshop: Woodcut Relief Printing. Explore the fundamentals of of woodcut printing through traditional carving materials. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Feb 11

OutPro Inside/OUT. A discussion-based program diving deeper into issues and topics of importance to LGBT+ professionals in the West Michigan community. Grand Rapids Chamber. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Grandrapids.org

The You and Me Tour: An Evening With Drew and Ellie Holcomb. Peter Wege Auditorium. 7 – 10 pm. Grcmc.org

Whoa Baby! In this drop-in group learn about the joys and struggles of being a first time parent. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 11 am – 12 pm. Grpl.org

Know Your Investments. Take the first step and discover why you need to educate yourself about investing. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 7 – 8:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 12
Grand Rapids Drive vs Greensboro Swarm. Delta Plex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Drawing for Beginning Painters. Improve your painting by brushing up on your drawing skills. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6 – 8 pm. Meijergardens.org

Fused Glass Wind Chimes. Create a beautiful fused glass wind chime for your garden! Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6 – 8 pm. Meijergardens.org

Intro to Coding Workshop. Start Garden. 6:30 pm. Grandcircus.co

Yoga Under the Whale. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Grpm.org

CHAOS Lab. Toddlers and preschoolers will explore the world through merry mess-making. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Grpl.org

Hustle/Step Soul Line Dance Party. Learn how to hustle/step. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 13

2019 Grand Rapids Go Red for Women Luncheon. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. 20 Monroe Live. 10:30am-1:15 pm. Ahagrandrapids.ejoinme.org

Signature Breakfast: Technology + Medical = Disruption. Learn how technology is rapidly changing the landscape of healthcare. Kent Country Club. 7:30 – 9:30 am. Acg.org

ACG February Happy Hour. Expand your network by dropping by this informal event hosted by the ACG Young Professional Committee. GP Sports, Amway Grand Plaza. 5:00 pm. Acg.org

Membership Magnified. Begin, continue, or further your involvement with the Chamber by networking with other members. Grand Rapids Chamber. 8 – 9:30 am. Grandrapids.org

Stephen Schousen Artist Reception. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. 6 – 7 pm. Fhfineartscenter.com

Discovery Club: Fairy Tale Adventure. Families will follow clues and play games as they travel around the museum and discover fairy tale figures and objects to solve a mystery. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10:30 – 11:30 am. Artmuseumgr.org

Job Seeking at Your Library. Gain a better understanding of the job seeking process and gain the confidence to become a strong candidate for the job you want. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 7 – 8:30 pm. Grpl.org

Start Smart. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on class that will equip you for the next step in your entrepreneurial journey. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6 – 9 pm. Growbusiness.org

Feb 14
That’s Amore: A Romantic Evening in Italy. Make ravioli from scratch in this hands-on Valentine’s Day Class. Downtown Market. 6-8:30pm.

Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner: Latin Inspiration. Part of the Beer Dinner Series, this 5-course dinner is inspired by cherish Latin dishes. Founders Brewing Co. 6 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Creativity Uncorked: The Art of Calligraphy.  Discover examples of calligraphy in GRAM’s collection and discuss its cross-cultural significance during an after-hours tour. Learn the basics of calligraphy and create your own valentine, note or clever saying. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45-9 pm. Artmusuemgr.org

Riot, Race and Reconciliation. George Bayard will discuss the origins and results of the uprising of black during the summer of 1967. Main Library. 7-8:30 pm. Grpl.rg

Business Exchange Luncheon. Connect with over 100 people at the Chamber’s top networking event. Thousand Oaks Golf Club. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Grandrapids.org

Grand Rapids Drive vs. Greensboro Swarm. Deltaplex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Cabildo. Enjoy a live Latin Rock concert. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Evening Explorers. Take part in science experiments and activities to learn how things work and explore the world around you. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 15
Candlebox: 25th Anniversary Tour with To Whom It May. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Pop Scholars Improv. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. Grcmc.org

Daddy Daughter Dance. Civic Center Place. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Downtownholland.com

Genealogy Lock-In. Learn how to use the library databases, newspaper microfilm and other resources. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 6 – 10 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 16

I Love the 80s featuring Sixteen Candles. 20 Monroe Live.  8pm. 20Monroelive.com

Drop-In Programming: Tracking. Get a close up-view of animals you may never encounter otherwise. First 20 people to check in get spots. Blandford Nature Center. 10:30 am-12pm Blandfordnaturecenter.org

The Lucky Dragon Tour . Wealthy Theatre. 7:30 pm. Grcmc.org

Grand Rapids Symphony Presents Black Violin in Concert. 8 pm. DeVos Performance Hall. Devosperformancehall.com

Grand Rapids Black History Walking Tour. Enjoy a walking tour through Grand Rapids’ Black History. 12 pm. Downtowngr.org

Open Forge – Blacksmithing. An opportunity to learn the art and craft of blacksmithing with demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on learning. Blandford Nature Center. 1 – 3 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Lights Out Championship: CROSS vs. KUPPE. Deltaplex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Improv Workshop. A 3 hour workshop touching on the idea of going in the scene while taking care of yourself. Dog Story Theater. 11 am. Eventbrite.com

Astronaut Nicole Stotts Presents: Space for Everyone. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 11 am. Grpm.org

GRPL Anime Club. Join the new Anime Club to learn about Japanese culture, customs, and language. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 1 – 2:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 17
John Mellencamp at Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. DeVos Performance Hall. Devosperformancehall.com

Taste of Soul Sunday. A celebration of African American history and culture. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 1 – 4:30 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 19

Dropkick Murpheys: 2019 St. Patricks Day Tour with Booze and Glory, Lenny Lashely, Amigo the Devil. 20 Monroe Live. 6:45 pm. 20Monroelive.com

A February Affair — Sight and Sound. A unique evening combining live painting and music. Annie Huff from Brush Studio renders an orchid-inspired painting while Steve Talago plays the piano live. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. 6:30-9pm. Meijergardens.org.

Shibori Indigo Tote Baglearn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique tote bag to bring home. Light Gallery and Studio. 6-8 pm. Lightgallerygr.com

ACG 2019 Outstanding Growth Awards. DeVos Place, Ballroom A. 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Acg.org

Athena Leadership Forum. Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Grandrapids.org

Touch the Names. A play based on on letters and artifacts left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall from fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and comrades. Dog Story Theater. 8 pm. Eventbrite.com

Baby and Me Tour: Historical Happenings. Join GRAM for an interactive tour and discussion inspired by historical events represented in the artwork throughout several decades. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11 am – 12 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Drop-In Tour: America. In honor of President’s Day, GRAM will be offering a special tour themed around America. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1 – 2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Feb 20
Grand Rapids Drive vs Erie Bayhawks. The Delta Plex. 7 pm. Deltaplex.com

Culinary Conversations with Eve Turo Paul: Generation Yum. How Millennial and Gen Z’s love for organic fare, celebrity chefs, and microbrews will make or break the future of food. Downtown Market. 5-7:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Feb 21

The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth.” 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Grand Rapids Beer Week –  Breweries Against Frostbite at the Fowling Warehouse. Fowling Warehouse. 5 pm – 12 am. Foundersbrewing.com

The Holy Warheads with Slumlord Radio. Enjoy live music and grab a few drinks with friends. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Story Time: Road Trip Across the USA. Enjoy a sightseeing trip across America during the GRAM’s story time. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Artist Talk: Dylan Miner. Artist, activist, and scholar, Dylan Miner will discuss his current GRAM exhibition Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 7 – 8 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Drop-In Studio: Drypoint Prints. Explore the drypoint process. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

And The Oscar Goes To… Join the Grand Rapids Public Library for an overview of this year’s Academy Award nominees. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 6 – 8 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 22
Cure for the Winter Blue featuring Laith Al-Saadi. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Ruin Your Resolution Workshop. Learn how to make chocolate stout brownies and the richests mac ‘n cheese you’ve ever tasted. Dowtown Market. 6-8 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

The Romantic Coffee Concert. Hear featured selections from The Romantic Concert. St. Cecilia Music Center. 10 am. Grsymphony.org

The Romantic Concert: Bella Italia! Hear William McGregor play music composed by 19th century Italian Giovanni Bottesini. St. Cecilia Music Center. 8 pm. Grsymphony.org

Feb 23
Panama: Van Halen Tribute. 20 Monroe Live. 8 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Backyard Sugaring. Learn how collect and cook maple syrup from trees in your yard. Blandford Nature Center. 2 – 4pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Henna Workshop Series: Part I. Learn about the henna plant, dye making, the history, heritage, and significance of Henna design. Blandford Nature Center. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Plant Based Roots Presents: The Last Pig. Wealthy Theatre. 4:30 pm. Grcmc.org

Max Lockwood. Enjoy a night of music exploring the truths of love, adversity, growth. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Coffee with the Curator. Join the director of Horticulture, Steve LaWarre, for a special behind the scenes tour of Fred & Dorothy Ficther Butterflies are Blooming exhibition. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 8 – 9:30 am. Meijergardens.org

Fundamentals of Web Development. This course will introduce the concepts and functions of HTML and CSS. Start Garden. 10 am. Grandcircus.co

Yoga Time. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 11 am – 12 pm. Grpl.org

Feb 24

Introduction to Screen Printing. Learn the basics of screen printing with Solstice Handmade. Lions & Rabbits. 3 pm-4:30pm. Lionsandrabbits.com

Adult Workshop: Pewter Embossing. Learn chasing and repoussé—a metalworking technique of forming metal into low relief more commonly known as embossing. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Artmusuemgr.org

Feb 25

Breakfast with Legislators. Steelcase Conference Center. 7:30 – 9 am. Grandrapids.org

Feb 26

Polarea and the Cloud Weaver. A reading of a new script: The suicidal Sun refuses to rise, leaving the burden of carrying “the light” to the Moon. Dog Story Theater. 7 pm. Eventbrite.com

A February Affair – Sight and Sound. Follow along with Annie Huff from Brush Studio as she renders a painting inspired by the orchid wall in our tropical conservatory while Robin Connell lends magic to the atmosphere on the piano. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:30 – 9 pm. Meijergardens.org

Feb 27

Join Greg Meyer and the Road Warriors for hill training at John Ball Zoo (meet in the south parking lot) followed by hops (location to be announced). John Ball Zoo. 6-7:30 pm. Amwayriverbankrun.com

Creative Chamber Launch. Creatives will come together from different industries to connect with each other and build relationship with businesses seeking creative talent. Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Grandrapids.org

The Behavior of Wings. An eighteen year old college student drops out of her freshman year of college and shows up at her father’s campsite in the mountains of Mexico where he has been trying to protect the Monarch Butterflies. Dog Story Theater. 7 pm. Eventbrite.com

Student Docent Day. Experience a story designed by eighth grade students to guide you through various exhibits at the museum. Grand Rapids Public  Museum. 1:15 – 3 pm. Grpm.org

Feb 28

56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour.

These interesting and often challenging short films span many genres: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, and hybrids. In addition, the Pickle Fort Film Collective will host a hands-on experimental film workshop. A short discussion will follow the program. Wealthy Theatre. 7-9 pm. Grpl.org

MONTU. A night of funk, jazz, rock, and R&B all mixed into one. Founders Brewing Company. 9:30 pm. Foundersbrewing.com

Getting Started (or restarted) in Genealogy. Come learn new skills and brush up on old techniques around using databases and primary sources to research family histories. Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. 7 – 8:30 pm. Grpl.org

Trademark, Copyright, and Doing Business Online. This session is designed to teach the business owner about doing business online. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 3 – 5 pm. Growbusiness.org

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