June Events

Compiled by editorial staff. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of each listing. Time, date and location of events are subject to change.

Ongoing

June 1 – August 17

Livin’ in Easy. A collection of colorful paintings and drawings by six Michigan artists. LowellArts. 10 am – 5 pm. discoverlowell.org

June 1-22

Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition 2019. The Fed Galleries at KCAD will once again collaborate with Festival of the Arts in presenting the annual juried Regional Arts Exhibition. Kendall College or Art and Design. 12pm-4pm. kcad.ferris.edu

June 7-9

JAFAX 23rd Year Convention (Japanese Animation, Film, and Art Expo). vanandelarena.com

Festival of the Arts. Three-day arts festival in downtown Grand Rapids. festivalgr.org

June 8-9

Amazing Honey Bees. Be amazed this weekend as you take a closer look at the fascinating world of honeybees. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 1pm-4pm. meijergardens.org

June 14-16

Big Bounce America. You can enjoy basketball hoops, an inflatable obstacle race, and a giant slide. The Delta Plex. 11 am. deltaplex.com

Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2019. Family-friendly event is a celebration of all things Asian-Pacific and will feature food, drinks, and performances. Rosa Parks Circle. 5 pm. downtowngr.org

June 15 &16

Rose Show. Enjoy a variety of rose blossoms on display, all locally grown and carefully prepped for this judged show. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 1pm-5pm and 11am-5pm. meijergardens.org

June 17 & 18

Everyday Explorers. Sound two days investigating the woods, wetlands and meadows at Meijer Gardens with your own explorer bag. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 9am-2pm. meijergardens.org

June 17-20

Movie’ Around The Gardens. Join us for a fun, active camp experience marching, jumping, dancing and “flying” your way around Meijer Gardens. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 9:30am-12pm.meijergardens.org

Paint Exploration. Get our your paint clothes and have fun painting both inside and out. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 9:30am-12pm. meijergardens.org

Architecture and Design. Use your imagination and a variety of materias such as wood, clay, cardboard, stones and wire to create a house, bridge, sculpture and public building. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 9:30pm-12pm. meijergardens.org

June 17-21

Summer Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for Ages 4-6. This year’s Artful Discoveries & Adventures session features a mix of all new projects that introduce campers to a variety of creative techniques-including printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9am-12pm. artmuseumgr.org

June 21-22

West Michigan Loving Day Celebration Presents “Loving.” This play by Peter Manos is the story of Mildred and Richard Loving and the Loving versus Virginia Supreme Court Case of 1967. Wealthy Theatre. 8-10 pm. grcmc.org

June 24-27

Silly Sculpture. Play silly games and take wacky walks through the gardens. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 9:30pm-12pm. meijergardens.org

June 24-28

Camp Kaleidoscope: A Wacky Week of Fun. Explore the Japanese Gardens, Children’s Garden, Farm Garden and Sculpture Park with a kaleidoscope of kid-friendly activities. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 8:30pm-4:30pm. meijergardens.org

Summer Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for ages 7-9. Features a mix of all new projects that introduce campers to a variety of creative techniques- including printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9am-12pm. artmuseumgr.org

June 27-29

FHPS Summerstock: Matilda the Musical. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. 7pm-9pm. fhfineartscenter.com

June 25-30

Anastasia The New Broadway Musical. Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled as a musical. DeVos Performance Hall. devosperformancehall.com

June 1, 8, and 15

Landscape painting – creating the depth illusion. Three week class that helps to learn how to create depth by focusing on aerial perspective, specific, light types, and color manipulation. LowellArts!. 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. discoverlowell.org

MONDAYS

Monday Night Market. Over 25 vendors will be at the night market throughout the season. Holland Civic Center Place. 5pm. downtownholland.com

TUESDAYS

Concert in the Park. Music provided by the Holland American Legion Band. Kollen Park. 7:30 pm. downtownholland.com

WEDNESDAYS

Market Kids Activities. They are fun, educational, hands-on activities designed for children ages 3-10. 8th Street Market Place. 9:30am-11:30am. downtownholland.com

Figure Drawing. Four-week class taught by a professional artist will allow students to explore and discover figure drawing starting with the basics. Lions and Rabbits. 6:30pm-8:30pm. lionsandrabbits.com

THURSDAYS

Street Performer Series. Downtown Holland. 6:30pm-8:30pm. downtownholland.com

FRIDAYS

Live music. New Holland Brewing. 10pm. downtownholland.com

Summer Concert Series. Kollen Park. 6:30pm-8:30pm. downtownholland.com

Friday Movie Madness. All you need is show up and well’’ have a family movie ready to roll. Kent District Library (Grandville Branch). 1pm-2pm. kdl.org

SATURDAYS

Live Music at Waverly Stone Gastropub. Waverly Stone Gastropub. 8pm. downtownholland.com

Holland Farmers Market. downtownholland.com

Chef Series. Holland Farmers Market. Local Chefs, caters and vendors demonstrate how to make a simple and healthy dish using fresh Market ingredients. 10am. downtownholland.com

Drop In Studio: Calder’s Moves. Find the right balance as your construct a hanging sculpture that is activated with the slightest movement and stabiles. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-4pm. artmuseumgr.org

Mahjongg at the Library. Games of skill, strategy, and calculation. Kent District Library (Englehardt Branch). 1pm-2:30pm. kdl.org

June 1

Celeste Barber Is Back. Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self-proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations. 20 Monroe Live. 6 pm. 20monroelive.com

International Tabletop Day. New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker. Noon – 5pm. downtowngr.org

Kombucha Workshop. We will teach you how to do make Kombucha, talk about proper handling, clear up myths, and talk about possible health benefits. Blandford Nature Center. 2:30pm – 4pm. blandfordnaturecenter.org

Frivolous Follies- Spring Spectacular. A variety show, with acts ranging from juggling, to singing, dancing, burlesque, animal acts, and much more. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm. grcmc.org.com

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Spring Garden Party. Ready for burst of Spring flavors, this class will inspire you whether hosting friends or a family gathering. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 12pm-2pm. downtownholland.com

Chef Series. Local Chefs, caters and vendors demonstrate how to make simple and healthy dishes using fresh market ingredients. Holland Farmers Market. 10am. downtownholland.com

Thirsty Perch Blues Band. The award-winning Grand Rapids groups has shared stages with the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ana Popovic, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Founders. 9:30pm. foundersbrewing.com

Drop-in Tour: Portraits Through the Years. Join the tour of the newest exhibitions, Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portrait from GRAM’s Collection. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-2pm. artmuseumgr.org

Blast Off Into Summer Reading. Summer Reading kick-off event for planetarium shows, face painting, space crafts, and snacks. Grand Rapids Public Library. 10am-11pm. grpl.org

LEGO Block Party. Kids ages 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using LEGOs and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 1pm-2:30pm. grpl.org

Genealogy Open House. Join the Western Michigan Genealogical Society for an open house to explore, learn and get connected. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 1:30pm-3pm. grpl.org

Friends of the Karusa Memorial Library Used Book Sale. Come to the Friends of Krause Memorial Library used book sale during the Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival. Kent District Library (Krause Memorial Branch). 9am-3pm. kdl.org

Reading Rocks in Rockford. 11th annual Reading Festival in Rockford. Kent District Library (Krause Memorial Branch). 9:45am-1pm. kdl.org

Summer Reading Teen Crew Orientation. Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Kent District Library (Plainfield Township Branch and Englehardt Branch). 10am-11am. kdl.org

Sweet Summertime. Kickoff summertime with KDL, Rosie’s Ice Cream and more. Kent District Library (Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch). 1:30pm-3:30pm. kdl.org

KDL Lab Experience: Cardboard Creations. Make construction toolkit will help you create, experiment and learn as you build your very own cardboard masterpieces. Kent District Library (Wyoming Branch). 2:30pm-4pm. kdl.org

June 2

Teen Exam Cram. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. Prepare for exams and enjoy delicious snacks. Kent District Library (Cascade Township Branch). 1pm-5pm. kdl.org

CraftSanity Small Loom Sampler Workshop. Learn circular and tapestry weaving techniques on small round and rectangular CraftSanity Looms. Lions and Rabbits. 1am-4pm. lionsandrabbits.com

June 3

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Italian Asparagus. Futini’s Cooking Class. 6pm. downtownholland.com

Wine on the Roof. An evening atop the new Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden and a glass of wine. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6pm-7:30pm. meijergardens.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. Grand Rapids Public Library. 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Be a Boss: Build an App and Make Bank. Join junior Achievement and learn how to ‘Be a Boss,’ a JA Company Program. 8 week camp, solve a problem in the community by launching your own star-ip business app. Grand Rapids Public Library. 1pm-2pm. grpl.org

Pajama Time. Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6:30pm-7:30pm. grpl.org

Babytime. Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Kent District Library (East Grand Rapids Branch). 9:30am-10am and 10:30am-11am. kdl.org

Toddler Time. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. Kent District Library (Comstock Park Branch). 10am-11am. kdl.org

Yoga Storytime. Breathe, bend and read together with satires, rhymes and songs. Kent District Library (Wyoming Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. kdl.org

Family Storytime. Read and sing together as a family. Kent District Library (Alto Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. kdl.org

Sit-N-Stitch. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Kent District Library (Plainfield Township Branch). 1pm-3pm. kdl.org

Minecraft Club. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your wold-building skills. Kent District Library (Englehardt Branch). 4:30pm-5:30pm. kdl.org

Teen Zone: Nuts & Bolts Jewelry. Stop by to crate one of a kind, edgy, indie jewelry. Kent District Library (Nelson Township/Sand Lake Township). 6:30pm-7:30pm. kdl.org

June 4

Meanwhile movie: But I’m A Cheerleader. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8 pm. grcmc.org

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

Open Mic Night. Park Theatre. 7:03pm. downtownholland.com

May Erlewine and The Motivations (special “dress rehearsal” concert). A seven-piece retro groove band playing original and soul classics. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9pm. meijergardens.orghttp://meijergardens.org

Small Business GPS: Marketing Strategies Part 1. Designed to provide participants the information and resources to write or refine their business plan. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6pm-9pm. growbusiness.org

Open Play. In lieu of story time, we’ll set out the library’s toys and some crafts. Kent District Library (Alpina Township Branch). 10am-11pm. kdl.org

Teen: Comic Strip Commandos. High-intensity cartoon creation and layout boot camp. Kent District Library (Alto Branch). 4pm-5pm. kdl.org

Abstract Painting on Clayboard. You will learn how to make your very own abstract landscape clapboard piece. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

Grand Rapids Member Mixer. Rockford Construction. 4:30pm-6:30pm. localfirst.com

June 5

Fustini’s Cooking Club. A portion of the class fee and 10% of what is purchased that night will be donated to Center for Women in Transition-Holland. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 6pm-8pm. downtownholland.com

A Bird’s Life: A Celebration of Charlie Parker featuring The John Shea Trio. Ford After Five series with a night of music celebrating life of Charlie Parker. Gerald R. Ford. 5:30pm. fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (West Leonard Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Sleep with Big Business. The Intersection. 7pm. sectionlive.com

Tom Plunkard’s Amazing Adventures. Family friendly hilarious magic show filled with live animals, audience participation and amazing magic. Kent District Library (Kentwood Branch). kdl.org

Novel Characters Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing. Informal book discussion of this month’s selection, Where the Crawdad Sing by Delia Owens. Kent District Library (Caledonia Township Branch). 1pm-2pm. kdl.org

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy. You will learn how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

Environmental Book Club. Join for a lively discussion as we explore environmentally-themed books covering topics like the urban environment, colonialism and the history of the environmental movement, deforestation, and more. Books & Mortar Book Store. 6:30pm-8pm. wmeac.org

June 6

Relax at Rosa: Major Murphy. Relax at this free lunchtime entertainment series. Rosa Parks Circle. 12pm-1:30pm. downtowngr.org

Fustini’s Cooking Class: TV Dinner. This is not your vintage dinner on an aluminum tray. With a menu full of flavor-you will send frozen meals packing. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 12pm-2pm. downtownholland.com

Fustini’s Cooking Class: California Sunshine. This class is packed full with flavor and while have your family “California Dream’n.” Fustini’s  Oil and Vinegars. 6pm-8pm. downtownholland.com

Free Hat. Utilizing an eclectic mix of instruments to create a sounds guided by a swath of genres, the band uses Saz and Vibraphone to lend a jazz-tinged feel to the sounds. Founders Brewing Co. 9:30pm. foundersbrewing.com

Nahko and Medicine For The People. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymour Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

10 Years of Circus Tour – Flux Pavilion, Doctor P. KTRL with local support from Super Future, Frybread Power. The Intersection. 8pm. sectionlive.com

Apple Users Group. Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own to the library to learn and share tips about everything. Kent District Library (Cascade Township Branch). 10am-11am. kdl.org

Wall Tapestry Weaving. You will learn the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

Mindfull Calligraphy. You will learn basic hand lettering techniques through the lens of mindful practices. Lions and Rabbits. 6:30pm-8pm. lionsandrabbits.com

June 7

GR After Dark Masquerade Ball Featuring the Theater Bizarre Orchestra. 20 Monroe Live. 8pm. 20monroelive.com

Movies on Monroe: Beetlejuice & Bohemian Rhapsody. 6pm-12:am. downtowngr.org

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Spring Garden Party. This class will inspire you whether hosting friends or a family gathering. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 12pm-2pm. downtownholland.com

Remember When Car Show. A Great antique, classic, custom, and hot rod vehicles. Downtown Holland. 5pm-9pm. downtownholland.com

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Fiesta, Siesta, Repeat. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 6pm-8pm. downtownholland.com

Taproom Beer Release: Mothership series. Founders Brewing Co. 11am. foundersbrewing.com

Group Exhibition Open Ended: a continuation. Celebrate the start of summer at the gallery. LaFontsee Galleries & Framing. 5-8pm. lafontsee.us

Abstract Painting on Clayboard. Make your very own abstract landscape clapboard piece. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 8

Dre McGhee’s Nostalgia Concert. A dynamic show with special guests rappers from Grand Rapids. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8 pm. grcmc.org

Arabian Flights. Do you love Arabian Horses, Amore Food and wine? This event will be unlike any other. Chef Jenna will provide a 4 course meal with wine pairings while you enjoy a special evening at Armstrong Arabian Farm. Space is very limited. Amore Trattoria Italiana. 5:30pm. amoretrattoriaitaliana.com

Bridge Blast 2019. City Built Brewing Company has teamed up with Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation for the benefit of Public Schools. City Built Brewing Company. 8am-11pm. downtowngr.org

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Flavors of Epcot. Inspired by the night life of this global marketplace, Chef Andy has created a menu that is as unique as the countries of Epcot itself. Fustini’s Oil and Vinegars. 12pm-2pm. downtownholland.com

Fustini’s Interactive Cooking Class: Recipes of Marcus Samuelsson. Chef Andy will show you how to use recipes by celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson who has a passion to celebrate the food, the culture, and hopefully inspire others to be adventurous. Fustini’s Oil and Vinegars. 6pm-8pm. downtownholland.com

Chef Series. Local Chefs, caters and vendors demonstrate how to make simple and healthy dishes using fresh market ingredients. Holland Farmers Market. 10am. downtownholland.com

Pasta Workshop. Learn how to make a variety of hand-made pasta dough and the basics of making pasta with fresh ingredients, how to shape and fill your pasta, and how to use different types of dough. Teaching kitchen. 2pm-5pm. downtownmarketgr.com

Drop-in Sketching Tour: Maya Lin. GRAM docents will lead sketching exercises for participants through and exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist, architect, and designer Maya Lin. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-2pm. artmuseumgr.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 year old to this 45 minute class featuring hands-on, literacy rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

LEGO Block Party. Kids ages 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using LEGOs and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library. 1pm-2:30pm. grpl.org

10 Small Paintings in a Day: Workshop by KCAD Continuing Studies. Stretch your artistic ability by painting 10 small canvas art works in this class. Kendall College of Art and Design. 9:30am-12:30pm. kcad.ferris.edu.

Macrame Earrings. You will learn the two basic macrame knots, and walk thorough making your own macrame earrings. Light Gallery + Studio. 12pm-2pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 9

Pride Storytelling Event. Books & Mortar. 2pm-3pm. bookstandmortar.com

Tiki Cocktails. Get into the island spirit as we celebrate the South Pacific by making two tiki-inspired cocktails. Teaching Kitchen. 4pm-5:30pm. downtownmarketgr.com

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Justin Townes Earle. Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo are ready to embark on the next chapter. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

June 10

Free Admission Monday. The Holland Museum. 4pm-8pm. downtownholland.com

Buddy Guy + Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.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. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Pajama Time. Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 6:30pm-7:30pm. grpl.org

Connect to KCAD. It gives high School and transfer students a chance to experience what it’s like to be a student here. Kendall College of Art & Studio. 10am-3pm. kcal.ferris.edu

Touch a Truck. A close up look at big trucks. Kent District Library (Alto Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. kdl.org

Touch a Truck. A close up look at big trucks. Kent District Library (Alto Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. kdl.org

Foam Relief Printing. Kent District Library (Cascade Township Branch). 6pm-7pm. kdl.org

June 11

Meanwhile Movie: Jurassic Park. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8 pm. grcmc.org

Athena Leadership Forum. Supports the development of strong female leaders in our community. City Flats Hotel. 11:30am – 1pm. grandrapids.org

Concert in the Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music provided by the Holland American Legion Band. Kollen Park. 7:30pm. downtownholland.com

Culinary Medicine for the Sports Enthusiast. A well-chosen nutrition strategy. including a focus on whole plant foods, greatly impacts the “performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities.” Teaching Kitchen. 5:30pm-8pm. downtownmarketgr.com

Grandparents and Me: Plant Pals. Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets, flooring and musical instruments. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 2pm-3:30pm. meijergardens.org

Drop-in Tour: Going Green at GRAM. Experience the green features of the world’s first LEED Gold-certifies art museum. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-2pm. artmuseumgr.org

Community Conversation: Ecliptic-Past, Present, Future. GRAM will convene key individuals in the history of the park to share their memories and insights on its inception, development, and construction, as well as its two decades as a civic gathering spot. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 7pm-8pm. artmuseumgr.org

Food in Space. Eating in space presents unique challenges for astronauts. Come to this fun and educational exploration to find out how astronauts eat among the stars. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 10:30am-11:30am and 2pm-3pm. grpl.org

Cookies with Cops Storytime. Storytime featuring an officer from the Wyoming Police Department as a special guest reader. Kent District Library (Wyoming Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. kdl.org

Sensory Gardens. Learn how to create a delightful sensory experience in your own backyard. Kent District Library (Byron Township Library). 2pm-3pm. kdl.org

June 12

Maranda Park Party. Kollen Park, Holland. 12 pm – 2 pm. woodtv.com

Concert in the Park. Bring a sack lunch from home or grab lunch to go from a Downtown Holland restaurant and enjoy a family-friendly concert. GDK Park. 12pm. downtownholland.com

Lake Street Dive + The Wood Brothers. Mix of soul and R&N and wholehearted rock & roll, they make music that’s timeless yet immediate. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6:30pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Discovery Club: Art Safari. Children 3-5 years old and their families are invited to participate in GRAM Discovery Club program. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10:30pm-11:30pm. artmuseumgr.org

Food in Space. Eating in space presents unique challenges for astronauts. Come to this fun and educational exploration to find out how astronauts eat among the stars. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymour Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (West Leonard Branch). 11am-12pm. 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. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Yoga with Kids. Musical yoga program where the song lyrics instruct children on the poses. Holland Farmers Market. 9:30am. hollandfarmersmarket.com

Juggling Funny Stories. Award-winning family entertainer Chris Fascione brings literature to life with boundless energy and humor, receiving rave reviews from children, parents and librarians alike. Kent District Library (Kentwood Branch). 10am-11am. kdl.org

Critters on Wheels. Enjoy hands-on fun from the Critter Barn that includes interaction with live animals and birds, plus educational and fun presentations. Kent District Library (Spencer Township Branch). 11am-12:30pm. kdl.org

Modern Calligraphy. You will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy. Light Gallery + Studio. 7pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 13

ACG Young Professionals DISHER Culture Tour. Seeking an increased level of business performance, but not sure where to start? Be our guest at a DISHER Culture Tour. DISHER. 5:30pm – 8pm. acg.org

Final Cut Pro X Editing- Spring 2019. Good editing is an essential component of film and video production. This class helps the understanding of the basic process of digital video editing. Bride St. Studio. 2 pm. grcmc.org

Dia del Sol. Goei Center. 5:30 pm to 8 pm. gaah.org

Alan Turner. Singer-songwriter with songs that speak of loves gained and lost raucous whiskey drinking often times with a sly twist of humor mixed in. Riverwalk Plaza. 7 pm – 9 pm. discoverlowell.org

Relax at Rosa: Jordan Hamilton. Rosa Parks Circle. 12pm-1:30pm. downtowngr.org

Culinary Medicine Plant-Based Cooking. The Culinary Medicine team at Spectrum Health welcomes you to the plant-based cooking series. Teaching Kitchen. 5:30pm-7:30pm. downtownmarketgr.com

Yoga at GRAM. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:45pm6:45pm. artmuseumgr.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymore Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Kalamazoo Nature Center. Learn about our planet’s place in the galaxy, and how it is home to some truly extraordinary plants, fungi, and animals. Kent District Library (Kentwood Branch). 10am-11am. kdl.org

Tap Your Toes with The Porters. Come swing and dance to the toe-tapping sounds of The Porters. Kent District Library (Caledonia Township Branch). 2pm-3pm. kdl.org

Encaustic Painting. Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 14

Big Bounce America. You can enjoy basketball hoops, an inflatable obstacle race, and a giant slide. The Delta Plex. 11am. deltaplex.com

Cars and Coffee Grand Rapids. Downtown Market Grand Rapids. 7pm-10pm. downtowngr.org

Charcoal Drawing with Anna Greidanus. Head outdoors and learn the relaxing and inspiring prate of charcoal drawing. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 3pm-5pm. meijergardens.org

Art in the Urban Environment: Downtown Walking Tour. Join GRAM for a downtown walking tour in honor of the exhibition, Maya Lin: Flow. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10am-12pm. artmuseumgr.org

Creating Uncorked: Painted Portraits. Find inspiration during a tour of Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portraits from GRAM’s Collection and discuss the historical and modern methods of creating portraits. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45pm-9pm. artmuseumgr.org

Out of this World. Children will build their own space station, towering rockets and more using colorful fun cups. Kent District Library (Wyoming Branch). 3pm-4pm. kdl.org

Mounted Staghorn Fern. Large, bifurcated, antler-like fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant. Light Gallery + Studio. 7pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 15

Tai Chi. Join Rick Powell, co-founder of From the Heart Yoga & Tai Chi Center. Enjoy an early summer morning outdoors while you practice standing meditation, basic stance work, Tai Chi flow, and Chi Kung. Bradford Nature Center. 8:30am – 9:30pm. blandfordnaturecenter.org

Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2019. Calder Plaza. 12pm-10pm. donwtowngr.org

C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters. The acclaimed and faithful stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ static masterpiece. DeVos Performance Hall. 4 pm. devosperformancehall.com

Sons of F.U.N.K. Band featuring original and long-running members of George Clintons and Parliament Funkadelic. Founder Brewing Co. 9:30pm. foundersbrewing.com

Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Teahouse. Witness the Japanese art of chancy, or tea ceremony. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 11:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-3pm. meijergardens.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

LEGO Block Party. Kids ages 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using LEGOs and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 1pm-2:30pm. grpl.org

June 16

616 Day at the Downtown Market. Shop in an outdoor market filled with local vendors selling homemade and homegrown West Michigan goods. Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 11am-6:16pm. downtownmarketgr.com

Botanical Resin Casting. Lions and rabbits. 1pm-3pm. lionsandrabbits.com

June 17

Fustini’s Cooking Class: Italian Eggplant Parmesan. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. 6 pm. downtownholland.com

Camp Curious Begins. Summer fun happens at GRPM. 9 weeks as pre-K through 9th grade explore the wonders of science, history, culture, art and fun. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9am-5pm. grpm.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. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Pajama Time. Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 6:30pm-7:30pm. grpl.org

Adult Beginner Ballet. Grand Rapids Ballet School’s adult ballet classes are an excellent way to keep both your mind and body fit, flexible and happy. Grand Rapids Public Museum (Main Library). 7pm-8:30pm. grpl.org

June 18

Meanwhile Movie: Dazed and Confused. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8 pm. grcmc.org

Baby and Me Tour: Portrait Through the Years. Featured art includes painting, drawings, and sculptures both history and modern. Grand Rapids Arty Museum. 11am-12pm. artmuseumgr.org

Drop-in Tour: Furniture and Design Collection. Discover both historic and modern charts, desks, and accessories in the Museum’s collection. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-2pm. artmuseumgr.org

Exotic Zoo. Experience exotic and familiar creatures up close and learn about their natural habitats, diet and more. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

Exotic Zoo. Experience exotic and familiar creatures up close and learn about their natural habitats, diet and more. Grand Rapids Public Library (West Leonard Branch). 2pm-3pm. grpl.org

Abstract Painting on Clayboard. You will learn how to make your very own abstract landscape clayboard piece. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

Sewn Together. Bring your own machine, and project you are working on to learn the basics of using your own machine, proper maintenance and care, and help with troubleshooting machine issues. Lions and Rabbits. 6pm-9:30pm. lionsandrabbits.com

June 19

ACG Young Professionals June Happy Hour. The ACG Young Professional Committee invites you to join them for an informal drop-in event.  No charge to attend, cash bar and restaurant services available. Members and Nonmembers welcome. The Knickerbocker New Holland Brewing. 5pm – 8pm. acg.org

Maranda Park Party. East Kentwood H.S., Kentwood. 12 pm – 2 pm. woodtv.com

Complimentary Interactions. Staff from Saugatuck Center for the Arts help kids explore the relationship between graphic shapes and imagery and how warm and cool colors interact by using printmaking. Holland Farmers Market. 9:30am. hollandfarmersmarket.com

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy. Learn how to make your very own coffee mug cozy for your favorite mug. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 20

Blue Soul Express. A dynamic collection of Blues, Soul, Funk and many surprises along the way. Riverwalk Plaza. 7 pm – 9 pm. discoverlowell.org

Pyrus Calleryana. A variety show where entertainers come together to showcase their most bizarre and lurid acts. Dog Story Theater. 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. dogstorytheater.com

Relax at Rosa: Max Lockwood. Rosa Parks Circle. 12pm-1:30pm. downtowngr.org

Big Head Todd and the Monsters + Toad the Wet Sprocket. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Light the Night. Enjoy light up art-making activities, scavenger hunts, prizes, guided tours, live musical performance, and more. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5pm-9pm. artmuseumgr.org

Flashlight Tour. After the Museum closes at 9pm, lights will be turned off and special flashlights tours will be offered. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9pm-10pm. artmuseumgr.org

Drop-in Studio: Calder’s Moves. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse in GRAM studio. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:30pm-8:30pm. artmuseumgr.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymour Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

The Art of Book Folding. A fun and rewarding art form that allows you to create unique works of art from used books. Learn how to fold a book sculpture of your very own. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 11am012:30pm. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Artist Demos. Watch six of the talented artists crating works before your eyes. LaFontsee Galleries & Framing. 12pm-4pm. lafontsee.us

Wall Tapestry Weaving. You will learn the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 21

Maranda Park Party. Lamar Park, Wyoming. 12pm – 2pm. woodtv.com

Movies on Monroe: Into the Spider-Verse & A Star is Born. 6pm-12am. downtowngr.org

Old Crow Medicine Show. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Kokedama (Moss Ball). A style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. Light Gallery + Studio. 7pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 22

Cyanotype. Join Megan Williams, maker of Adventure Textiles, for a morning of printing floral cyanotypes. Blandford Nature Center. 10pm-1pm. blandfordnaturecenter.org

Founders Fest 2019: A Celebration of Beer and Music. Founders Taproom Grand Rapids. 3pm-11pm. downtowngr.org

Founders Fest 2019: A Celebration of beer and music. 12th year that continues to bring together the tastiest beer with the finest artists from around the country, and the world. Founders Brewing Co. 3pm.
foundersbrewing.com

LEGO Block Party. Kids ages 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using LEGOs and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 1pm-2:30pm. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Broadway Karaoke at the Last Chance Saloon. A fun night of karaoke including some of your favors show tunes. Grand Rapids Public Library (Last Chance Saloon). 9:30pm-11:30pm. grpl.org

June 23

Bill Maher Live Stand Up Tour. He has set boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. DeVos Performance Hall. 8pm. devosperformancehall.com

Adult Workshop: Wire Drawings. Gain inspiration from Alexander Calder’s three-dimensional line drawings of people, animals, and objects created using wire. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-4pm. artmuseumgr.org

Ecoprinting on Paper. We will explore the technique of eco printing to create stunning artworks on watercolor paper made only by plants and the pigments they hold. Lions and Rabbits. 1pm-3:30pm. lionsandrabbits.com

Lakeshore Member Mixer. Just Add Water. 5pm-7pm. localfirst.com

June 24

Pruning Japanese Maples. Learn how to bring out the natural beauty of Japanese maples through proper pruning. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 4pm-6pm. meijergardens.org

Steve Miller Bad + Marty Stuart and is Fabulous Superlatives. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Culture Park. 6pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.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. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Pajama Time. Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, and come to the library for a special bedtime event. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 6:30pm-7:30pm. grpl.org

Changing the Narrative. Panel discussion, co-hosted by AIGA West Michigan, will be an honest conversation about the successes and struggles of being in a creative industry in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Public Library (Muse). 7pm-8:30pm. grpl.org

June 25

Meanwhile Movie: Flash Gordon. Peter Wege Auditorium. 8pm. grcmc.org

Reginald Pettibone’s Native American Dance and Cultural Program. HoChunk Nation powwow dancer Reg Pettibone will teach us about our nation’s Native past. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 10:30am-11:30am and 2pm-3pm. grpl.org

GR Reads: The Movies-Flash Gordon. Wealthy Theater. 8pm-10pm. grpl.org

Encaustic Painting. Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

Little Hands Learning Hour. Little ones would be able to create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they’ve created while you take a short break. Lions and Rabbits. 10am-11am. lionsandrabbits.com

June 26

Maranda Park Party. Bronson Park, Kalamazoo. 12 pm – 2 pm. woodtv.com

Fruit Fest at the Downtown Market. Local farms and producers will have apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and berries of all kinds for sale under the outdoor market shed. Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 10pm-2pm. downtownmarketgr.com

The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour 2019 with American Authors. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 6pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Reginald Pettibone’s Native American Dance and Cultural Program. HoChunk Nation Powwow dance Reg Pettibone will teach about nation’s Native past. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymour Branch). 10:30am-11:30pm. 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. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-11:30pm. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Reginald Pettibone’s Native American Dance and Cultural Program. HoChunk Nation powwow dancer Reg Pettibone will teach us about our nation’s Native past. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 3pm-4pm. grpl.org

Reginald Pettibone’s Native American Dance and Cultural Program. HoChunk Nation powwow dancer Reg Pettibone will teach us about our nation’s Native past. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 6:30pm-7:30pm. grpl.org

Busy Hands and Busy Brains. With help from the staff at Holland Christian Preschool, children will use all five senses to experiment with produce, plants and other items found. Holland Farmers Market. 9:30pm. hollandfarmersmarket.com

Modern Calligraphy. You will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy. Light Gallery + Studio. 7pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 27

Deep Greens and Blues. Down-home Americana band blending soulful harmonies and artisan-crafted songwriting that explore the depths of roots, country, and fold traditions, creating new vibes inspired by old sounds. Riverwalk Plaza. 7pm-9pm. discoverlowell.org

Relax at Rosa: Serita’s Black Rose. Rosa Parks Circle. 12pm-1:30pm. downtowngr.org

Boulevards. Late night dance party. Founders Brewing Co. 9:30pm. foundersbrewing.com

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Seymour Branch). 10:30am-11:30am. grpl.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

Punch Needle Embroidery. Learn how to create your own design using a modern punch needle embroidery technique with yarn, monks cloth/burlap, and a 4” hoop. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-9pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 28

Maranda Park Party. Smith Ryerson Park, Muskegon. 12 pm – 2 pm. woodtv.com

Cooking with Craft Beer (21+). This beer-inspired menu will include a refreshing seasonal salad with a pale ale vinaigrette, delicious brown ale-braised chicken, and rich chocolate stout cupcakes. Teaching Kitchen. 6pm-8:30pm. downtownmarketgr.com

A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian. Get the inside scoop from Dr. Ryan Colburn, head veterinarian for the John Ball Zoo. John Ball Zoo. 2pm-3:30pm. grpl.org

Shibori Indigo Wall Tapestry. Learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique hanging wall tapestry to bring home. Light Gallery + Studio. 6pm-8pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 29

Lights Out Championship 4. The Delta Plex. 7 pm. deltaplex.com

Drop-in Tour: Maya Lin. GRAM docents will guide participants through an exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist. architect, and designer Maya Lin. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1pm-2pm. artmuseumgr.org

Summer Storytimes for Families. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities. Grand Rapids Public Library (Yankee Clipper Branch). 11am-12pm. grpl.org

LEGO Block Party. Kids ages 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using LEGOs and other building blocks. Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Library). 1pm-2:30pm. grpl.org

Modern-Boho Macrame Wall Hanging. Learn how to make your own modern-boho wall hanging. Light Gallery + Studio. 11am-2pm. lightgallerygr.com

June 30

RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles. Celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. 7pm-9:30pm. meijergardens.org

Social Media For Creative Professionals. Assess your current social media usage, develop a strategy, and set goals that will give you results. Lions and Rabbits. 10am-1pm. lionsandrabbits.com

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