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The 411 in the 616: Hello Spring

Hello spring! I apologize for the delay in posting this latest 411 in the 616, but my birthday gift to myself was taking a little break and focusing on celebrating in my other favorite city Chicago. Now that I’m back in Grand Rapids I’m excited to share some fun events going on this week, local links and my latest obsessions around GR. Don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #thegrguide. Have a great week and enjoy the beginning of spring!

Downtown Market Grand Rapids


Grab some ice cream from Furniture City Creamery on March 22 from 12-8 PM and 20% of sales will be donated to Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue!

If you need a girls night out or a spot to take the kids head over to The Mud Room for Mug Day on March 22 from 12-8 PM. When you buy a mug you get a mug for half off.

Have you heard about One Bourbon? If you love bourbon check out this new spot opening on Thursday, March 23.

Learn about the impact of beer brewing has on the environment at Beer Explorers: Beer the Change at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Need a laugh? Head over to Creston Brewery for Comedy Night on Thursday, March 23 from 9-11 PM.

Head to The GRAM from March 24-26 for Art in Bloom! This is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of spring and see some amazing floral sculptures.

The Downtown Market is hosting a Friday Fish Fest on Friday, March 24 from 9 AM – 7 PM with seafood specials throughout the market.

Terra GR Birthday Dinner

Grab your friends or plan a date night to see the Pop Scholars on Friday, March 24 at 8 PM at Wealthy Theatre.

Try a succulent workshop with your girlfriends at Everlasting Blooms on Saturday, March 25 from 10-11:30 AM.

Enjoy some great beer and great music at Rockford Brewing Company and listen to The Crane Wives on Saturday, March 25 from 9 PM – 12 AM.

How about some yoga and acoustic music? Head to West Side Hot Yoga for acoustic yoga on Sunday, March 26 at 11 AM.

If you like painting and wine (my favorite combination) try Painting & Pairing at Russo’s on Sunday, March 26 at 2 PM. You can try 3 Michigan wines paired with 3 Michigan products while painting Reeds Lake.

Mangiamo Deep Dish Pizza

Local Links:

If you’re going to see the butterflies at Meijer Gardens check out this post from GR Kids.

This spring pizza with goat cheese & asparagus looks amazing from Wholistic Woman.

Looking for a new brunch spot in Rockford? Learn more about Uccello’s brunch on Everyday Rockford.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Have you heard Mangiamo! has a new menu including a deep dish pizza? Check it out!

A weekend trip to Chicago. Take a look at my weekend getaway guide for some ideas on what to do in the city.

Celebrating my birthday at Terra. Did you know they print your name on the menu for your birthday?

Photo credit: top image by Kristin Jones

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