Studio Night at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Work on your art projects among accessible collaboration from fellow creators. 25% discount for all who participate. Grand Rapids Brewing Company. 6-11 pm. grbrewingcompany.com
Jazz in the Park. Pack a picnic and 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 Grand River serving as a backdrop. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.
Comedy Outlet Mondays. Laugh Monday off as you watch a variety of improv, sketch, puppet and musical performances. Dog Story Theater. 7 pm. dogstorytheater.com
Meijer Free Tuesdays means free admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10 am-5 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Science Tuesdays at the Museum. Explore physics and science among a variety of activities and interactive displays. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 10 am-4 pm. grpm.org
Truckin’ Tuesdays. Take a lunch detour to Calder Plaza where food trucks are on site to dish out their tasty on-the-go cuisine, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is there to coordinate games and pop-up performances, giving everyone a summer lunch option you’ll crave every week. Calder Plaza. 11 am-2 pm. Stay updated by visiting the event’s Facebook page.
Meanwhile Movie. Kick back for a viewing of a cult classic, with titles varying each week at the Wealthy movie theater. Bar privileges open to members. Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. grcmc.org
Wednesdays starting June 14
97LAV 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 and Saturdays
Holland Farmers Market. Load up on fresh fruits, vegetables, bouquets of flowers and plants, and find a large variety of hand-baked goods and other tasty treats at this summer’s farmers market featuring over 90 vendors. 8th Street Downtown Holland. 8 am-3 pm. hollandfarmersmarket.com
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 several food trucks on-site during the concerts. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Meijer Free Thursday Nights means free admission and an evening of art pieces. The Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5-9 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Thursdays starting June 15
Street Performances in Downtown Holland. Street performers selected by the City of Holland add live entertainment to the 8th Street strip in Downtown Holland 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 featuring talented performers who specialize in genres across the musical board, good eats and a cash bar. Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Check our calendar to see who’s playing and find the full line-up at lowellartsmi.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
Ongoing through June
GRCM and UICA Membership Exchange. Members of either museum enjoy reciprocal benefits during the month of June. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. uica.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens. 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. Lineup and tickets at meijergardens.org.
Interlace exhibit. UICA’s Fresh Pick exhibition award recipient, Eana Agopian, displays her work inspired by psychology and various modes of sensory perception. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. 5-8 pm. uica.org
The Art of Rube Goldberg. This exhibit invites viewers to explore the endless imagination of the inventive artist through his collection of drawings, photos, comic strips and films. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Museum hours at artmuseumgr.org.
Natural State by Ai Weiwei at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Exhibit hours at meijergardens.org.
Creatures of Light exhibit. Explore the world’s organisms that produce light for attraction, hunting and defense. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Museum hours at grpm.org.
Mindbender Mansion. Enter GRPM’s newest exhibit full of puzzles, brainteasers and challenges that you and your team work together to solve. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Museum hours at grpm.org.
Through June 3
Who’s Who? LowellArts Members Exhibit. LowellArts. Gallery hours at lowellartsmi.org.
Janet Y. Johnson: A Tribute Exhibition. LowellArts. Gallery hours at lowellartsmi.org.
Through June 25
Everyone’s Downstream. This moving exhibit displays the work of 20 artists, who capture our connection and global dilemma we face with water in their work. Fountain Street Church. Gallery hours at fountainstreet.org.
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
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts: The Crane Wives. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
GROW InnovateHER West Michigan. Learn about innovative products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families. GVSU Seidman Center. 3:45-6 pm. growbusiness.org
Ballads & Brews. Celebrate the Grand Rapids Opera and West Michigan craft beer at this year’s British-themed event that invites you to come down to the pub, nosh on traditional fare and sip a pint. Attire is British culture and costume. Goei Center. 5:30-8 pm. Tickets at operagr.org.
Alas Latinas Women Distinction Ceremony. Celebrate local women who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and have made sustainable changes in our environment at this special awards ceremony. Start Garden. 6-8:30 pm. Reserve by calling (616) 710-7651. Stay updated at the event’s Facebook page.
Reading the Great Lakes. This monthly book club explores our beloved Great Lakes. This month’s selection is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. For a complete list of books, visit grpl.org/rtgl.
Brighton Beach Memoirs. Eugene leads a pretty mundane life in 1950s Brooklyn until his widowed aunt and his mysteriously aging cousins arrive for a visit. Circle Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at circletheatre.com.
June 1 & 15
Intro to GROW. An excellent opportunity for those thinking of starting their own business with discussions of the programs and services GROW offers. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. Noon-1 pm and 6-7 pm. growbusiness.org
Book Signing with Olympian Sanya Richards Ross. Gazelle Sports. 3-4:30 pm. gazellesports.com
Opening Reception for The Jump Off exhibit. Get your first look of UICA’s newest exhibition that shows the evolution within the creative process through works by artists from all over the country. Refreshments and a cash bar are available. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. 5:30-6 pm (exhibit runs through August 26). uica.org
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
Movies in the Park: Zootopia and Star Trek. The 2017 series brings new features to the anticipated summer tradition that invites the community to pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie in the park, including a 400-ft LED video wall showing a double feature each night. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 7 pm (first film begins), 9:30 pm (second film begins). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Festival of the Arts 2017. Surround yourself with the vibrant Grand Rapids art community and enjoy live musical performances, dances and art activities along with an array of food and art booths where all proceeds go back to the West Michigan community. Explore further by visiting museums and exhibits that are offering free admission during festival weekend. Downtown Grand Rapids. More information at festivalgr.org.. Schedule and more details at festivalgr.org.
See 35 meticulously crafted fairy houses at Blandford’s new Mary Jane Dockeray Welcome Center. See more on the grounds of the 143-acre nature preserve. Outdoor displays, special fairy boutique, live entertainment and more will be part of this 3-day event organized by the Grand Rapids symphony. 10 am to 4 pm. grsymphony.org
Proof. University of Wits presents a play about Catherine and her father, who thrives with mathematical genius and suffers from mental illness, and the journey Catherine takes to prove his intelligence. Dog Story Theater. Tickets and showtimes at dogstorytheater.com
Thoroughly Modern Millie. Travel to 1922 New York City and meet Millie Dilmount, who loves all things modern and searches for a new life accompanied by new songs and bright dance numbers. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Tickets and showtimes at grct.org.
Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis. Join this family-friendly walk through John Ball’s beautiful area where those affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis gather to empower each other and raise funds for critical research leading to cures and education. John Ball Park. 10 am-1 pm. Register at jbzoo.org.
14th Local First Street Party. The street party of the summer is here again with some new features in addition to old favorites. Enjoy a full line-up of performances by local bands, good grub by local food vendors, drinks by local breweries and tons of activities that keep the fun going from afternoon to night. Outside of Bistro Bella Vita. 3 pm-midnight. Details and volunteer opportunities at localfirst.com.
Grand Rapids women’s basketball team, the Galaxy vs. the Detroit Dodgers basketball in their first home game!. DeltaPlex.com. 6 pm. deltaplex.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents REPLAY AMERICA. Featuring Billy Ocean, Starship star Micky Thomas and Taylor Dayne. Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30 pm. meijergardens.org.
Red Cross Golf Outing Benefit. Enjoy a great game of golf while supporting the Red Cross’ local disaster relief efforts throughout the community. The Meadows Golf Club. 8 am-1:30 pm. For more information, email email@example.com or call (616) 456-8661 x 8999. redcross.org.
Creativity Revealed: Artists Miguel A. Del Real and Andy Bellomo. The artists discuss how they utilize lines in their work in contrasting ways to represent a bigger picture. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 7-8:30 pm. sc4a.org
Circle Summer Concerts presents Go Your Own Way: The Music of Fleetwood Mac. The intimate concert setting surrounds audience members with the music of the bestselling band and sends you on a trip down memory lane with unforgettable songs. Circle Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets and more showtimes at circletheatre.org.
Free Lunch-and-Learn Caregiver Seminar: Protecting Our Loved Ones and Ourselves. Prepare to care for an aging family member at this educational seminar covering understanding legal issues and advocating for your loved one at First & Main for Metro Health Village. 11:30 am-1 pm. Lunch will e served. RSVP by June 5 by calling (616) 458-3994 or email Lisa Peterson at LPeterson@pmalawpc.com. pmalawpc.com
Suddenly film screening. Join GRAM for their Tuesday Matinee of the 1954 classic starring Frank Sinatra and telling the story of three gangsters that hold the Benson family hostage in their own home. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1:30-3:30 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Volunteer Education session. Literacy Center of West Michigan. 2-3 pm. literacycenterwm.org
Taking Medication During Pregnancy education group. Pine Rest Main Campus. 6-7 pm. pinerest.org
GROW Small Business Class: Strategic Planning. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Register at growbusiness.org
Dirty Dancing. Witness the classic story of two different dancers who come together for the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives, filled with romance, sensational dancing and heart-pounding music. DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets and showtimes at broadwaygrandrapids.com.
June 6, 18 & 20
The Art of Rube Goldberg Drop-In Tour. Free with museum admission, you’re invited to drop in on a tour led by one of GRAM’s knowledgeable staff members. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1-2 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Avenue for the Arts Open Studio Night. All artists and creators are invited to bring their current projects and discuss, explore and participate in art-making among fellow makers. Avenue for the Arts. 6-7 pm. avenueforthearts.com
Prince Tribute concert: Dig If You Will. Prince lives on in this birthday celebration concert put on by a number of Grand Rapids musicians who were influenced and inspired by the legendary performer’s work. The Intersection. 7-10 pm. Tickets at sectionlive.com.
Rapid Delivery Improv. The local improv troupe gives a versatile show built 100% from audience suggestions, so don’t hold back your ideas. Dog Story Theater. 7:30 pm. dogstorytheater.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Diana Krall. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7:30 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts: Chris DuPont Trio. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Around the World: An Epicurean Tour. Take a night to enjoy samples of fine wine and craft beer along with globally influenced cuisine in the warm summer air during this annual wine-tasting gala that supports research and education initiatives at VAI. Van Andel Institute’s Crescent Park. 6-10 pm. vai.org.
Emerging Artists: Opera Fusion concert. Hear traditional opera music performed in a variety of different musical genres. Betty Van Andel Opera Center. 7:30 pm. Tickets at operagr.org.
Blood Drive. Hanley Christian Reformed Church. 11 am-4:45 pm. More drives and donation preparation at redcross.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Group. Build a support system with people who understand and learn how to be a better caregiver for your loved one with advice from trained facilitators. Area Agency on Aging. 1-2 pm. alz.org/gmc
Opening Reception: Stories of Us. Meet the artists is SCA’s newest exhibition and discover how they use art to transform communities. Exhibit runs through September 3. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 6-8 pm. sc4a.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. meijergardens.org.
Drive-in at Dusk: Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids. American and European exotic, hot rod and high performance cars visit The Market to show off their stunning designs. The Downtown Market. 7-10 pm. downtownmarketgr.com
Old Friends: A Simon & Garfunkel Tribute. This premier tribute act recreates Simon & Garfinkel’s 1981 concert in Central Park, taking audience members back to experience one of the most beloved musical events in history. Wealthy Theatre. 8-9:30 pm. Tickets grcmc.org.
Grand Rapids Asian Festival. Immerse your day in a celebration of culture, food, art, music and everything Asia has to offer featuring festival activities like origami and chopstick workshops and interactive dance performances. Rosa Parks Circle. 11 am-9 pm. Stay updated by visiting the event’s Facebook page.
Rock the Block. This community street fair is fun for all ages and features a variety of vendors celebrating the local talent sizzling in our food, arts, music and nonprofit organizations. Madison Square. 11 am-6 pm. More information at linkup.org/rock-the-block.
Grand Rapids Beer Walking Tour. Pair beer samples from GR’s most well-known breweries with a summertime walk led by a knowledgeable tour guide in this special walking tour edition of GR Beer Tours. Founders Brewing Company (meet across the street). 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Book at grbeertours.com.
Opening of Everyone in the Pool exhibit. Visit the gallery for the opening of their refreshing summer exhibition while enjoying wine and light refreshments. Exhibit runs through July 16. LaFontsee Galleries (Douglas location). 5-8 pm. lafontsee.us
As We Go On. Members of the Ann Arbor LGBTQ community share their stories with audience members, covering a range of emotions from laughter to frustration toward their experiences. Wealthy Theatre. 7-9 pm. Tickets at grcmc.org.
June 10-July 15
FLIGHT exhibit. Michigan artists display their masterpieces representing things that fly, float or soar during this themed exhibition featuring a variety of mediums. LowellArts. Gallery hours at lowellartsmi.org.
The Vintage Street Market. Enjoy a day of outdoor vintage shopping as you peruse clothes, jewelry or sideboard among the market’s collection. The Downtown Market. 10 am-4 pm. Runs the second Sunday of every month through September. For dates, visit vintagestreetmarketgr.com.
The Big Gig. The Triumph Music Academy presents their annual event featuring performers, bands, songwriters and more from the school’s impressive range of programs. Wealthy Theatre. 6:30-8:30 pm. Tickets at grcmc.org.
Kids First Open 2017. Support the programs at D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s by spending the day on the golf course, teeing off for prizes and enjoying breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception and more during the daylong event. Watermark Country Club and Thousand Oaks Golf Club. 9:30 am-4 pm. Register at dabsj.org.
Healthy U Lecture: Mindful Aging and Hearing Loss. Covenant Village of the Great Lakes. 10-11 am (refreshments served at 9 am). covenantvillagegreatlakes.org
Jazz in the Park: Northview High School Jazz Band. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
Circle Summer Concerts presents Uptown Funk: The Best of the Funkiest. Get funked up with some of the greatest funk songs by artists past and present like James Brown, Prince and Bruno Mars. Circle Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets and more showtimes at circletheatre.org.
Grand Rapids Active Commute Week. Roll into a healthier lifestyle for yourself and the environment by taking the GR Active Commute Week challenge and committing to alternative methods of transportation as you go about the week, which wraps up with a Handlebar Happy Hour at Long Road Distillers that awards prizes to the top miles and trips made by individuals and teams. More information at acwgr.org.
BISSELL Blocktail Party. Take a night off with your pup to enjoy yummy treats for the both of you, a silent auction, opportunities for your pooch to network with other dogs and more at the best dog-gone party in Grand Rapids, benefitting local animal organizations. Mangiamo! 6-9 pm. Tickets at bissellblocktailparty.com.
GROW Small Business Class: Choosing Your Business Structure. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Register at growbusiness.org.
Younger Onset Caregiver Support Group. Faith Lutheran Church. 7-8:30 pm. alz.org/gmc
GROW Start Smart Business Readiness Course. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. growbusiness.org
97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series: Coco Montoya. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts: Philip Michael Scales. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Green Drinks. Join WMEAC for a chance to network with a mixture of individuals over drinks and share your interests about the environment. Big Easy’s Sports Grill. 5-7 pm. wmeac.org
BBQ & Beautify. Join the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a park beautification project followed by a free BBQ meal paired with other nutritional treats for all your hard work. Mulick Park. 5-8 pm. friendsofgrparks.org
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Harper & Midwest Kind (blues. world music and roots music). Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at lowellartsmi.org.
Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert. Van Andel Arena. 7:30 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.
Handlebar Happy Hour. Grand Rapids Active Commute Week wraps up with a happy hour gathering for all who participated, featuring free food and prizes to those who reached the top miles and made the most trips through alternative transportation. Long Road Distillers. 4:30-7:30 pm. More information on Active Commute Week at acwgr.org.
Movies in the Park: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Pan’s Labyrinth. Pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie on a video wall set along the Grand River. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 7 pm (first film begins), 9 :30 pm (second film begins). Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Maxwell concert. Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.
29th Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival. Celebrate the diversity that makes up the vibrant Grand Rapids community with activities, parades, performances and more. Calder Plaza. Schedule at grpride.org.
Sample Flow Soaps at Rylee’s Ace. Test out these luxury handmade soaps that follow a no-chemical philosophy. Rylee’s Ace Hardware (Michigan Store location). 10 am-2 pm. ryleesace.com
10th Annual Founders Fest. Join the celebration of beer and music at Founders’ annual event featuring a band line-up that entertains until last call, local and regional food vendors and more. Founders Brewing Company. 3-11 pm. foundersbrewing.com.
SC4A 15th Anniversary Benefit. Join the celebration and support the local arts by enjoying an evening of drinks, dinner, entertainment, a silent and live auction and more. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 6-11 pm. sc4a.org
A Night of Jazz featuring Riachelle Ferrell, Bob Baldwin & Avery Sunshine. DeVos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.
Cash Kidd, RJ Lamont & JP One LIVE in concert. Wealthy Theatre. 8-11:30 pm. Tickets at grcmc.org.
Rose Show. This public show blooms with beautiful roses, hybrid teas, miniatures, floribundas, creative flower arrangements and more. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 1-5 pm (Sat) and 11 am-5 pm (Sun). meijergardens.org
Build Your Own Mini-Golf Game. Create your own mini-golf game with upcycled materials, designing your own hole and whichever obstacles you can imagine, before adding your section to the course built by other community members. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Noon-4 pm. artmuseumgr.org
The Homeless Gospel Choir and Zach from PEARS. Enjoy a night of acoustic music inviting additional local bands to round out the evening. Wealthy Theatre. 7-10 pm. grcmc.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Brian Setzer’s Rockability Riot. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
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
Jazz in the Park: The Mark Kahny Group. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.
Artful Discoveries & Adventures. Sign your little camper up for these imaginative art sessions that feature tons of new art projects created with various techniques. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9 am-noon. Register at artmuseumgr.org.
GROW Small Business Class: Successful Relationship Building. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Register at growbusiness.org.
Ask the Experts: Managing Stress. Learn how to cope with stress from GRNH’s team of naturopathic and integrative doctors during this free discussion. Grand Rapids Natural Health. 6:30-7:30 pm. RSVP by calling (616) 264-6556. grnaturalhealth.com
Food from the Heart: Day of Action. Volunteer to fight hunger by assembling ready-to-prepare meals to be distributed through Feeding America West Michigan. Van Andel Arena. 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Sign up at vanandelarena.com.
Measure What Matters Workshop: Implementing Policies of Promoting Inclusion and Equity. This month’s workshop explores viewing our economy through an inclusive lens, focusing on strategies attendees can use to provide equal opportunities in the workforce and strengthen their business. LINC UP. 3-5 pm. localfirst.com
Garage Bar Block Party featuring In the Red. From now on, Wednesday nights at North Monroe’s pub/grub hot spot rage with live entertainment by local bands, a line-up of motorcycles and classic cars to ogle at and the invitation to kick back with the community over mouthwatering food and drinks while supporting a partnering charity. The Garage Bar & Grill. 6-10 pm. garagebargr.com
97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series: Selwyn Birchwood. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Boz Scaggs. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
Blood Drive. Beacon Hill at Eastgate. 9 am-2:45 pm. More drives and donation preparation at redcross.org.
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts: Black Bear Combo. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Maranda’s Park Party: Wyoming. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon of great entertainment, attractions, games, community resources and family fun during her free community park parties throughout the summer. Lamar Park. Noon-2 pm. Line-up at wotv4women.com.
Refresh & Glow Open House. Learn how Dr. Bengtson and his team of experts can help you bring your best and brightest face forward using natural and minimally invasive approaches to beauty. Bengtson Center. 5-7 pm. bengtsoncenter.com
Beer Explorers: Pairing Beer and Bread. This special class partners with Speciation Artisan Ales and Field & Fire to reveal how the yeast and bacteria used in beer are also used in bread production and vice versa. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 6:30-8 pm. Tickets at grpm.org.
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts presents Brena (rock and rock/Motown music). Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at lowellartsmi.org.
Longest Day 5K. Walk or run the trails that weave throughout Blandfod’s property and head to the summer solstice celebration after crossing the finish line for food, activities and fun. Blandford Nature Center. 6-9 pm. Register at blandfordnaturecenter.org.
Retro Beach Party. Get in your vintage beach gear and join Kent County Parks Foundation and She Rides Her Own Way for a blast from the past beach party featuring beach-side fun, unlimited use of the park’s paddle boards and kayaks, vintage beach fashion, games and more. Millennium Park. 7-10 pm. Tickets and info at kcpf.org.
Gran Fondo. This annual bike event draws bikers of all levels to Grand Rapids to challenge themselves, push past their limits and support skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU by taking on a 12-, 40- or 80-mile course. The B.O.B. (start). 8 am-2 pm. Course rules and maps at msugranfondo.com.
Eastown Bizarre Bazaar. The diverse community of Eastown, made up of artists, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers, gather on Wealthy Street to showcase artistic goods and invite you to join in the celebration of craft culture with food, live music performances and more. Wealthy Street in Eastown (between Atlas and Lake Drive). 9 am-5 pm. eastown.org
Made in Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace. Hosting over 50 local vendors, the outdoor marketplace area fills with made-in-Michigan jewelry, clothing, housewares and homemade treats that will skyrocket every shopper’s mitten pride. The Downtown Market. 9 am-4 pm. Runs the 4th Saturday of every month. See dates at madeinmipopup.com.
Adult Workshop: Introduction to Figure Drawing. View the GRAM’s collection of works developed by master figure artists before heading down to the studio to practice sketches from a clothed model. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10 am-noon. Register at artmuseumgr.org.
Kansas concert. DeVos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Tickets at devosperformancehall.com.
Grand Rapids Galaxy vs. Louisville Fillies. DeltaPlex. 3 pm. deltaplex.com
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Daughtry. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. Tickets at vanandelarena.com.
Blood Drive. MVP SPortsPlex. 10 am-3:45 pm. More drives and donation preparation at redcross.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Group. Family Life Conference Center. 2-3 pm. alz.org/gmc
Measure What Matters Mixer. Join Local First and members for drinks and refreshments while learning how to use your business as a force for good along with an address by Essence Restaurant Group as they share their story of becoming a B Corp certified business. The Green Well. 5:30-7:30 pm. localfirst.com
Jazz in the Park: Noel Webley & His Jazz Friends. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 6:30-8:30 pm. Full schedule at wmichjazz.org.
A Week of the Voice. Knockout artists from the hit show The Voice perform in the Peter Wege Auditorium, giving audience members a chance to experience their talent live. Wealthy Theatre. Line-up and showtimes at grcmc.org.
Color Run: Color Your Dream 5K at Calder Plaza. 9 am. Register at thecolorrun.com.
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
Tour of Women Run Businesses. Join Avenue for the Arts for a behind the scenes look at women-run businesses along the South Division corridor, meeting the owners behind the business and shopping their shelves. Avenue for the Arts. 5:30-7 pm. Register at avenueforthearts.org.
Garage Bar Block Party featuring Big Boss Blues. North Monroe’s pub/grub hot spot rages with live entertainment, a line-up of motorcycles and classic cars and the invitation to kick back with the community over mouthwatering food and drinks while supporting a partnering charity. The Garage Bar & Grill. 6-10 pm. garagebargr.com
97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series: Larry McCray. DeltaPlex. 6 pm. deltaplex.com
The Last of the Dragons. Experience this fairytale that contradicts all fairytales when the princess decides that she’s the one who wants to do the rescuing. Circle Theatre. Showtimes at circletheatre.org.
Relax at Rosa lunchtime concerts: Cousin Avery. Rosa Parks Circle. Noon-1:30 pm. Full line-up at downtowngr.org.
Maranda’s Park Party: Muskegon. Join TV’s Maranda for an afternoon of family fun during her free community park parties throughout the summer. Smith Ryerson Park. Noon-2 pm. Line-up at Wotv4women.com.
How Does Art End Up in a Museum? discussion. GRAM’s Julie Conklin and Jennifer Weisel share photos, stories and documents from the art museum’s archives to reveal the journeys artwork has taken to arrive in their collection. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 7-8:30 pm. artmuseumgr.org
Summer Concerts at the Gardens presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7 pm. Tickets at meijergardens.org.
Lowell Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts present Rhythm Section Jazz (swing, big band and jazz music). Riverwalk Plaza. 7-9 pm. Full line-up at lowellartsmi.org.
Blood Drive. West Michigan Aviation Academy High School. 10 am-3:45 pm. More drives and donation preparation at redcross.org.