Good morning Grand Rapids! I hope you had a wonderful Easter spent with family and friends. There are a lot of fun events happening around GR this week so spring ahead and scroll down for a full list plus some of my favorite local links and latest obsessions. Don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #thegrguide. Cheers to a new week!
Have you heard about the Growler Gallop Atwater 5k? Get a course preview on Monday, April 17 from 6-8 PM with a practice run and enjoy $1 off your beer for any runner that joins the race.
Enjoy science night at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Tuesday, April 18 from 5-8 PM and receive free admission and hands-on science activities.
Check out The Flaming Lips at 20 Monroe Live on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 PM.
Relive some stress after work with yoga from AM Yoga at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Thursday, April 20 from 5:45-6:45.
ArtPrize is only 6 months away! Start the countdown at the ArtPrize Nine Premiere Event on Thursday, April 20 from 7-10 PM.
Cheers to the grand opening of 7 Monks Taproom on Friday, April 21 at 4 PM!
Need a laugh? Check out the Pop Scholars at Wealthy Theatre on Friday, April 21 at 8 PM.
Get your garden ready at the Bluedoor Vintage Garden Show from April 21-23. You can find planters, plants, garden art, and spring inspired gifts at this fun event.
If you love music and beer (perfect combo) head to HopCat from April 21-23 to celebrate Record Store Day with Dogfish Head! Show your receipt from a local record store and receive a free order of crack fries.
Help save the Great Lakes with Brush Studio and Coiffeteria Salon on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM! A portion of proceeds from the night will be donated to Alliance of the Great Lakes.
Grab your girlfriends for Runway on the Rapids on Friday, April 21 at 7 PM. This amazing runway show benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at Mercy Health and includes fashion from local boutiques in Grand Rapids.
Don’t miss Founders 16th Annual Black Party from April 22-23. If you love black beers you will love this event.
Celebrate Earth Day at Creston Brewery from April 22-23 with new beer releases, live music, the grand opening of the patio and more!
Celebrate the grand opening of Lee & Birch’s Rockford location on Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM – 6 PM. This is the perfect chance to upgrade your spring wardrobe and save 15% off.
Cheer on the runners downtown at the Gazelle Girl 5k/10k/Half Marathon on Sunday, April 23!
I loved this Parliament Boutique feature on Sincerely Ashley.
Inspired to try bell sleeves after seeing this post on Selective Potential.
I really want to try these triple chocolate brownies featured on Le Bon Macaron.
My Latest Obsessions This Week:
Cosmetic Hideaways is the perfect accessory for concerts this summer
Drinks at the Zeppelin Room at New Holland The Knickerbocker
Butterflies at Frederik Mejer Gardens