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The 411 in the 616: Spring Fever

Good morning and happy Monday! This past weekend flew by, but I’m excited to start a new week filled with some fun events around town. Scroll down to find some of the hottest events in Grand Rapids this week, local links and my latest obsessions. Also, don’t forget about Mother’s Day this Sunday and check out my guide if you’re still trying to make plans or find a gift. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Shrimp Pasta Palio Grand RapidsEvents:


Need some new glasses? Stop by the new Honest Eyes Optical Grand Rapids located for their grand opening on Monday, May 8 from 10 AM – 7 PM.


Run a 5k with Grand Rapids Running Tours and run by 17 noteworthy sites that feature women on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


Stop by Villa Decor for their Open House on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-8 PM and find some inspiration for your home.

Love trivia? Head to Aperitivo with your friends on Wednesday, May 10 from 7-9 PM for some fun trivia.


Cheers to Stella’s Lounge on their 7-Year Anniversary! Join them on Thursday, May 11 from 11 AM – 2 AM for $5 burgers and free-play on arcade games.

Relax at Rosa on Thursday, May 11 from 12-1:30 PM and listen to some music from Jesse Ray & The Carolina Catfish while trying delicious food from local food trucks.

Celebrate local art at Lions & Rabbits Spring Show on Thursday, May 11 from 6-10 PM. Enjoy some yoga and stroll around to look at the local artwork.

Roses East Grand RapidsFriday

If you love French food head to Field & Fire Cafe for a French Night Dinner Pop-Up on Friday, May 12 from 6-8 PM.

Check out the grand opening of GRIT Life on Friday, May 12 from 6:30-8 PM to learn more about their training techniques and nutrition counseling.

Don’t miss The Barber of Seville withΒ Opera Grand Rapids on May 12-13!


Shop for Mother’s Day at Blacklamb on Saturday, May 13 and enjoy mimosas from 11 AM – 4 PM. You can also purchase flowers from Kenley Event Design.

Cheers to Elk Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary! Celebrate with them from May 13-14 at both Elk locations with some fun specials and games on the patio.


If you love vintage items don’t miss the Vintage Street Market at The Downtown Market on Sunday, May 14 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Enjoy some Pints & Plants at Creston Brewery for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14 from 12-2 PM.

Cosmetic Hideaways NecklaceLocal Links:

Still need a gift for mom? Cosmetic Hideaways is offering 10% off their amazing necklaces with code MothersDay2017 if you order before May 10!

Camping with your dogs this summer? Here are some helpful tips and tricks from A Pleasant Dog!

I’m excited to try this recipe for pesto from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The chile shrimp pasta at Palio Grand Rapids

Watching the sunset from Rose’s

Brunch at Anna’s House

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