July Events

Mondays

Studio Night at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Artists, writers, musicians and creators are invited to the brewery’s back room to work on their own projects among accessible collaboration from fellow creatives. 25% discount for all who participate. Grand Rapids Brewing Company. 6-11 pm. grbrewingcompany.com

Jazz in the Park. Pack a picnic, a blanket and even your dancing shoes for West Michigan Jazz Society’s free outdoor concert series where talented jazz musicians and ensembles deliver toe-tapping performances with the beautiful Grand River serving as a backdrop. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.

Open Bike Night. Cyclists are invited to an evening ride followed by fun and food at the brewery. Challenge yourself by joining the training group or unwind by rolling with the leisure group. Cedar Springs Brewing Company. 6:30-9:30 pm. Updates on event’s Facebook page. csbrew.com.

Tuesdays

Tuesday Evening Music Club. Summer serenades with concerts performed by talented local and regional artists, surrounded by the outdoor beauty of the amphitheater. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

Wednesdays

97 LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series. Some of GR’s favorite blues artists return for another season of the annual free concert series, taking place on the Preferred Credit Union Stage. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. Deltaplex.com

Wednesdays & Saturdays

Holland Farmers Market. Fill your fridge and pantry with fresh finds at the Holland’s farmers market featuring over 50 vendors selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, breads, homemade goods and more. Eighth Street Market Place. 8 am-3 pm. Find weekly market features at hollandfarmersmarket.com.

Thursdays

Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts. Pair music with your lunch hour by heading to the heart of Downtown GR and enjoying a live performance by a local band, and grab an afternoon bite at one of the several food trucks onsite during the concerts. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org

Street Performances in Downtown Holland. Street performers, selected by the city of Holland to bring the best, add live entertainment to Holland’s 8th Street strip as they perform their dynamic talents for passersby. 8th Street Downtown Holland. 6:30-8:30 pm. downtownholland.com

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts. Amp up your night with a free outdoor concert in front of the Flat River in Lowell, featuring talented performers who specialize in genres across the musical board, good eats and a cash bar. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

Code Camp: Build a Business with Junior Achievement. Want to learn to build your own app? Middle and high school students are invited to come join Junior Achievement at GRPL for Code Camp, a JA Company Program. The camp is a 10-week session on how to solve a problem in the community by launching your own start-up business app. Unleash your creative entrepreneurial spirit and start building career skills for a high school job,vocational job or college resume. Camp runs Thursdays, June 14 – August 23. Find full schedule and register at grpl.org/register.

Fridays

Holland Summer Concert Series. Bring your chairs, a picnic dinner and dancing shoes for a free concert in the great outdoors performed by a line-up of talented, local musicians. Kollen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. downtownholland.com

Saturdays

Ruff Runners GR running group. You and your energetic dog are invited to frolik and socialize with others at this special running group designed for humans and their canine companions. Meet outside Fido & Stitch. 9 am. Updates on event’s Facebook page. Fidoandstitch.com

Mindstorm Saturdays. Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, these hands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, problem solving, and more. This is a self-guided, drop-in event. Grand Rapids Public Library. 10 am. grpl.org

Ongoing

Be the Astronaut exhibit. Visitors are put in the boots of an astronaut and take command of futuristic space vehicles to explore the universe through the interactive exhibit that merges tangible displays with video game technology. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 10 am. Exhibit runs until Sep. 16. grpm.org

Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. See sculptures and drawings that fuse Persian patterns influenced by mathematics with geometric abstract art. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Exhibit runs until August 26. Hours at artmuseumgr.org.

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh. This exhibit captures the modern land of Bangladesh’s landscape with its addition of developments while showcasing the spectrum of economic classes inhabiting the areas. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Exhibit runs until August 26. Gallery hours uica.org.

Intersections exhibit. Anila Quayyum’s ArtPrize 6 winner returns to GRAM to immerse visitors in the lighting effects of a laser-cut cube. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Exhibit runs until August 26. Hours at artmuseumgr.org.

Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence exhibit. Featuring works by the well-known sculptor, this exhibit captures Koorida’s compelling repertoire in both sculpture and drawings. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Exhibit runs until August 19. meijergardens.org

Zoo in You exhibit. Explore the world of trillions of microbes that live within the human body through interactive and engaging exhibits. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Exhibit runs until Sep. 2. Hours at grpm.org

Summer Reading Challenge. May 28 – September 3, 2018. All GRPL locations Libraries Rock this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library! Sign up for this free summer-long program to participate in fun events and get rewarded for reading. Are you up to the challenge? For kids 18 and under.Competitors can sign up today at grpl.org/summerreading.

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up. June 1 – August 31, 2018. All library locations The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. grpl.org/grreads.

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Grand Valley State Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites you to the 24th Annual Cook Carillon Concert Series. Cook Carillon Tower GVSU Allendale Campus 1 Campus Dr., 1300 Hass Center for Performing Arts, Allendale, MI 49401. experiencegr.com

July 3

Volunteer Education session. Those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor are invited to a free information session that teaches attendees more about the center’s programs. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 10-11 am. literacycenterwm.org

Beer Run. Get into the running game the Beer City way by joining runners of all levels on a 3-5-mile course in the hosting neighborhood followed by beer, snacks, door prizes and fun with the people of the GR Marathon. Fulton Street Pub & Grill. 6:30 pm. Full schedule at grandrapidsmarathon.com.

Tuesday Evening Music Club presents Hannah Rose & the GraveTones and Rachel Curtis. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

July 4

July 4 Celebration Freedom. Celebrate Independence Day near the lakeshore with kids games, vendors, patriotic music, live martial arts demonstrations and more all culminating into a fantastic firework show over Lake Macatawa. Kollen Park. 1-11 pm (fireworks at 10:30 pm). holland.org

July 5

Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Phillip-Michael Scales (blues/pop). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Big Band Nouveau. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

July 5 & 19

Intro to GROW. Get information on programs and services GROW offers for business starters. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. Noon-1 pm and 6-7 pm. Growbusiness.org

July 6

First Fridays Gallery Hop. Avenue for the Arts welcomes you to a night of gallery going as artwork and handmade goods by local artists take over gallery and building spaces along the corridor. Exclusive food and drink specials, offered by local businesses, make for an exciting evening of culture and libations. South Division. 6-9 pm. avenueforthearts.com

Kesha concert. Van Andel Arena. 7 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.

Movies on Monroe: Major Payne and Saving Private Ryan. Enjoy an outdoor screening of a blockbuster movie on GR’s giant movie screen in its new location. Attendees are permitted to bring their own snacks and beverages (alcohol restricted to beer and wine only). North Monroe Parking Lot (across from SpeakEZ). 6:30 pm (movies begin at 7:30 pm). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.

July 7

Wine and Cheese Event – Italian Taliano Winery Piedmonte. The Cheese Lady of Rochester. 302 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307 United States. 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. $20. thecheeselady.net

Grand Rapids Public Museum: Front Row for the Fireworks. Guests can explore all three floors of the Museum, ride the 1928 Spillman Carousel, see a planetarium show, hear patriotic melodies from the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ and interact with favorite historical characters. 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets for Members: $10. Non Members: $15. grpm.org.

Grand Rapids Fireworks presented by Amway. Ah-Nab-Awen Park 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Free. experiencegr.com.

July 8

The Vintage Street Market. Enjoy shopping through vintage clothes, jewelry and trinkets among the market vendors. The Downtown Market. 10 am-4 pm. vintagestreetmarket.com

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Huey Lewis and the News. The finest national and international musicians are brought to the Gardens’ beautiful, outdoor amphitheater to thrill music-lovers of all genres with glorious performances. Food and drink concessions available at venue. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Line-up, schedule and tickets at meijergardens.org.

July 9

Jazz in the Park presents Paul Keller Sundown Quintet. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org

Location, Location, Location exhibit. View the works submitted by artists depicting urban, suburban and rural environments through multiple mediums and dimensions. LowellArts. 10 am-5 pm. Lowellartsmi.org

July 9-23

Pajama Time! Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents! Mondays, July 9 – 23. 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org.

Baby Time. Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Mondays, July 9 – 23. 11:00 am Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org.

July 10

Tuesday Evening Music Club presents The Kathy Lamar & Robin Connell Band and Soul Syndicate. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

97 LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series. Some of GR’s favorite blues artists return for another season of the annual free concert series, taking place on the Preferred Credit Union Stage. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com

Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Tuesday, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. $75. downtownmarketgr.com

GR Reads: The Movies – Minority Report. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 8:00 pm. Wealthy Street Theatre – 1130 Wealthy St SE. Washington, D.C. has been murder free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-Crime Unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up. Based on the Philip K. Dick novel by the same name. Tickets are $3 with valid GRPL library card. Use code GRPL2018 to purchase tickets online. grpl.org.

July 10 & 11

Read Like a Rock Star Greatest Hits Magic Show. Be amazed by this high energy, interactive magic show! Magician Jeff performs grand illusion tricks to make you ooh and aah and inspire you to read like a rock star. Tuesday, July 10 10:30 am Main Library – 111 Library St NE. 2:00 pm West Leonard Branch – 1017 Leonard NW Wednesday, July 11 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE. 3:00 pm Yankee Clipper Branch 2025 Leonard NE. 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org

July 11-25

Baby Time. Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Wednesdays, July 11 – 25 11:00 am Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children up to 5 years old to this exciting class featuring literacy rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Wednesdays, July 11 – 25. 11:00 am West Leonard Branch – 1017 Leonard NW. grpl.org.

July 11

Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Kids at the Market – Bricks 4 Kidz. Wednesday,, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Free. Market Shed. downtownmarketgr.com.

July 12

Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Watching for Foxes (folk/rock). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org

Maranda’s Park Party: Holland. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon of great entertainment, attractions, games, community resources and family fun during this free community park party. Kollen Park. Noon-2 pm. Park Parties take place at different parks throughout the summer. Line-up at wotv4women.com.

Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 6-7 pm. literacycenterwm.org

Artist’s Reception for Kate Meyer. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. 6-7 pm. fhfineartscenter.com

How to Draw Wildlife. Take an in depth look at drawing wildlife with the Blandford staff as you examine still life animals to understand structure and use that knowledge to draw a picture of your pet. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents The Soul Syndicate. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

The Amazing Honey Bee. View live bees in an observation hiv and participate in a question and answer session with an experienced beekeeper and much more in a fun, fast paced presentation that is entertaining and educational. After, teens ages 11-18 can examine live bees in an observation hive, taste honey, and craft a hand rolled beeswax candle. Main Library. 3 pm grpl.org.

July 12 & 13

D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops presents Classical Fireworks. Grab an all-viewing seat on the colossal ski hill and experience an amazing fireworks show choreographed to classical music performed by the GR Symphony. Cannonsburg Ski Hill. 8 pm. Tickets at grsymphony.org.

July 12-14

Riverwalk Festival. Visit Lowell for three days of family fun complete with parades, live music and entertainment, farmers markets, food, delicious drinks and a firework finale along the picturesque Riverwalk Plaza. Downtown Lowell. Noon-9 pm (Thu & Fri) and 8 am-10:45 pm (Sat). Schedule at riverwalkfestival.org.

July 12-26

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children up to 5 years old to this exciting class featuring literacy rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Thursdays, July 12 – 26. 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE. 11:00 am Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE. grpl.org.

July 12-14, 18-22 & 25-28

Fun Home. Lesbian graphic novelist Alison shares the story of her recently passed father during this intense and moving play depicting how he played a vital part in her unique and sometimes secretive childhood. Circle Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at circletheatre.org.

July 13

GROW Start Smart Business Readiness Course. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Friday performance presents The Adams Family and Alive & Well. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Patti LaBelle. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Spanish Tapas Night. Friday, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. $95. downtownmarketgr.com.

July 13-15

Lavender Festival. The Cheese Lady of Rochester. 302 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307 United States. July 13, 10:00 am – July 15, 5:00 pm. thecheeselady.net.

July 14

Grand Rapids Public Library. Buenas Ondas: Runaway Poetry Showcase. Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:00 pm. Main Library – 111 Library St NE. The Runaway Poetry Club will perform their own spoken word poetry, rap, and other musical talents. Following the showcase, there will be a poetry competition for young poets ages 15 to 20. Poets should prepare two poems no longer than 3 minutes to be evaluated by the local judges. Sign up at @runaway_poetry on Instagram by June 16. grpl.org.

July 15

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents The Temptations & The Four Tops. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Daryl & John Oates and Train concert. The legendary duo and award-winning hit-makers perform together for the first time, bringing audience members a two-for one concert experience. Van Andel Arena. 7-11 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.

July 16

Jazz in the Park presents Ivan Akanslima. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org

Circle Summer Concert Series presents Bringing Sexy Back: Male Musician Pop/Rock Icons. Rock out to hits from the legendary fellas who shook the stage back in the day. Circle Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets at circletheatre.org.

July 17

Beer Run. Embark on a 3-5-mile community run followed by beer, snacks, door prizes and fun with the people of the GR Marathon. Curragh Irish Pub. 6:30 pm. Full schedule at grandrapidsmarathon.com.

Lost to Time: 20 Detroiters You’ve Never Heard Of. Detroit Historical Society’s Joel Stone introduces attendees to the Who’s Who of Detroit’s 300-year history during this riveting lecture. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6:30-8 pm. grpl.org

Tuesday Evening Music Club presents The Eric Engblade Quartet and Wire in the Wood. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

July 17 & 18

Culture Kingdom Live with Culture Queen. With just a spoonful of magic and ancient wisdom, Culture Queen helps you discover your own royalty and connect with your culture through self-affirming songs, rich storytelling, and body-positive dance. Tuesday, July 17. 10:30 am Main Library – 111 Library St NE. 2:00 pm West Leonard Branch – 1017 Leonard NW Wednesday, July 18 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE. 3:00 pm Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE. 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org.

July 18

Free Student Heart Screenings. Students entering 9th grade to 12th-graders are invited to a free heart screening session including a blood pressure check, 12-lead EKG, physician exam and an echocardiogram if needed. Mercy Health (Hackley Campus). Schedule at mercyhealth.com/studentheart.

Sustainability Series Grand Rapids: Composting 101. Learn tips and tricks about composting with GreenMichigan.org and WMEAC while enjoying a delicious Mitten brew. The Mitten Brewing Co. 6-8 pm. wmeac.org

97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com

Johnny Mathis concert. The legendary singer showcases his unique approach to pop music that eclipses passing fads and trends to reserve an immortal quality. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.

Shania Twain concert. Van Andel Arena. 8:30 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.

July 19

Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Avalon Cutts-Jones (soul/jazz). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org

Maranda’s Park Party: Kentwood. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon in the park featuring activities, prizes and fun for the whole family. East Kentwood High School. Noon-2 pm. Park Party line-up at wotv4women.com.

Yoga at GRAM. Stretch into Triangle pose and admire GRAM’s beautiful architecture surrounding this Vinyasa-style yoga class. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:45-6:45 pm. artmuseumgr.org

Kids Creative Art Class. Kids and parents are invited to make art in a new way using sticks, leaves and more of nature’s media. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Beer Explorers: Dangers of Fruiting Beer. Experts from Perrin Brewing Company visit to teach participants about adjustments made to compensate for added sugar when brewing fruit beer, along with what can go wrong. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 6:30-8 pm. Tickets at grpm.org.

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Jake Kershaw. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

Jerry Seinfeld stand-up show. DeVos Performance Hall. 7 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.

Sound Proof and the Music of Michael Jackson Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 pm. Billy’s Lounge – 1437 Wealthy St SE. Groove to Michael’s greatest hits with Detroit-based band Sound Proof, best known for their distinct sound, energetic performances, and superb showmanship. This event is for ages 21 and up. Seating is limited and there is no cover charge for this event. Stick around after the concert and receive 50% off events starting at 9:00 pm. grpl.org.

July 19 & 20

D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops presents 80s Rewind. Set yourself up on the ski hill and blast back in time with legendary hits from the early alternative pop and industrial rock bands on the scene including the Scorpions, U2, Billy Joel and more. Cannonsburg Ski Hill. 7:30 pm. Tickets at grsymphony.org.

Peter Wege Auditorium presents: Piano Cottage Rocks 2018. Amp up your summer fun with the “must-go” family friendly concert for families before school is back in session. The Piano Cottage kids ages 8-16 hit the of stage to present “The Piano Cottage Rocks!” -an unforgettably good old fashioned, family-friendly summer rock and roll concert. 6:45pm. 1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Get your tickets at grcmc.org.

July 20

Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 2-3 pm. literacycenterwm.org

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Joe Jackson. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Movies on Monroe: West Side Story and Shape of Water. North Monroe Parking Lot. 6:30 pm (movies begin at 7:30 pm). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.

July 21

Grown Up Street Party and 21st Anniversary. GRCM invites adults to their 21st birthday party along Sheldon Avenue and inside the museum. Enjoy games, exhibits, food trucks and beer while partying with your fellow grown-ups and supporting the museum. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. 6-10 pm. Tickets at grcm.org.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Fantastic Fern Plaque Workshop: Saturday, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:00am. $90. Second Floor Greenhouse. downtownmarketgr.com.

Robotics Petting Zoo. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Main Library – 111 Library St NE. Stop by to see robots perform complex and surprising tasks. FIRST robotics clubs from around West Michigan will present their robots, sharing their knowledge and offering insight into how the robots were designed and built. Great for the whole family. grpl.org.

July 22

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour comedy show. Van Andel Arena. 7-10 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com

July 23

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Dispatch with Nahko and Medicine for the People. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 5:45 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Jazz in the Park presents Michael Doyle-Evidence. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org

LowellArts! Tint Your Vision: Handcoloring Photographs. Learn to alter a black and white photo using colored pencils, chalk and pastels to tint and color. 6:00pm-9:00pm. $45 ($42 for LowellArts Members) Register at lowellartsmi.org.

July 24

Michigan Native Plants in Your Home Landscape. Learn the tricks and trade of transforming your landscape into a haven of native Michigan plants. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7-8:30 pm. grpl.org

Tuesday Evening Music Club presents Valley Girl and The Hacky Turtles. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

Yani 2018. Known for his breathtaking instrumental shows around the world, Yani stops in GR as part of his Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary tour. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.

July 24 & 25

Reginald Pettibone’s Native American Dance and Cultural Program. Champion Powwow dancer and Native American from the Ho-Chunk Nation, Reg Pettibone presents a unique program that introduces you to this nation’s cultural past in a whole new way. Along with his wife Marca, from the Paiute Nation, Reg draws on his traditional upbringing to provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, stories, and more! Tuesday, July 24 10:30 am Main Library – 111 Library St NE. 2:00 pm West Leonard Branch – 1017 Leonard NW. Wednesday, July 25 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE. 3:00 pm Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE. 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org.

July 25

Volunteer Education session. Learn more about the center’s programs at this free information session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 10-11 am. literacycenterwm.org

97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series: PERFORMER. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Jason Mraz with Brett Dennen. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Live Music at Wheelhouse: Fauxgrass. Reap the benefits the local restaurant’s Wine & Dine Wednesday special while enjoying live bluegrass music by Fauxgrass. Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails. 6-9 pm. wheelhousegrandrapids.com

Supermercado Tour. Join the library staff for a tour of the award-winning market and learn how to use authentic Mexican ingredients in your next meal. Rodriguez Supermarket. 7-8:30 pm. grpl.org

Downtown Market: Kids at the Market – Critter Barn. Wednesday, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Free. downtownmarketgr.com

July 26

Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts presents Desmond Jones (rock/funk). Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org

Maranda’s Park Party: Kalamazoo. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon in the park featuring activities, prizes and fun for the whole family. Bronson Park. Noon-2 pm. Park Party line-up at wotv4women.com.

Landscape Painting. Learn how to draw stunning landscapes during this outdoor drawing class led by one of Blandford’s creative staff members. Blandford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents The Bootstrap Boys. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at discoverlowell.org.

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents The Beach Boys. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

Surviving College Culture Shock. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:30 pm. Main Library – 111 Library St NE. This panel is a part of T2C Studio’s College Bootcamp Event, an event that is designed to help students and parents achieve post-secondary success. At the event, students will be able to meet with university representatives and network with other students attending local colleges, all while learning practical skills that will help them be successful. College Bootcamp will run from 5:30 PM to 8:00 pm. grpl.org.

July 26 & 27

Grand Rapids Symphony

D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops presents Beethoven v. Coldplay. Conductor, composer, arranger and producer Steve Hackman delivers a symphonic mash-up featuring Beethoven’s Eroica and songs by Coldplay. Cannonsburg Ski Hill. 7:30 pm. Tickets at grsymphony.org.

July 27-August 4

School of Rock (SRTI Youth Musical). Rock out in this theatrical adaptation of the movie where hopes-to-be rockstar, Dewy Finn, makes a band with the students in his substitute class to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands competition. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at grct.org.

July 28

Made in MI Pop-up Market. Stock up on Mitten pride with Michigan-made jewelry, clothing, housewares and homemade treats. The Downtown Market. 9 am-4 pm. mipopup.com.

Urban Gardening Workshop: Kids in the Garden. Bring the kids to experience the joy of gardening and being outside together. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 11 am-12:30 pm. Register at grpm.org.

July 28-August 5

Little Women (SRTI Youth Musical). This play, based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, shows the journeys of Meg, Jo and Amy as they navigate through womanhood romance and virtue. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at grct.org.

July 29

Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Air Supply. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.

July 30

Jazz in the Park presents John Proulx Trio. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. wmichjazz.org

July 31

Tuesday Evening Music Club presents Lipstick Jodi and Hollywood Makeout. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Full line-up at meijergardens.org.

July 31 & August 1

Bubbleman Ron. Bubbleman Ron uses an ordinary soap bubble solution to create square bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles,bubbles inside of bubbles inside of bubbles, tornado bubbles, and much more! Join us for this entertaining blend of science and fun! Tuesday, July 31 10:30 am Main Library – 111 Library St NE. 2:00 pm West Leonard Branch – 1017 Leonard NW. Wednesday, August 1. 10:30 am Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE. 3:00 pm Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE. 6:30 pm Main Library – 111 Library St NE. grpl.org.

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