Happy Monday! Can you believe this weather? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this heat to break and Fall to make it’s appearance. If you’re looking for ways to escape the heat check out this week’s 411 in the 616 for exciting events, my favorite local links and my latest obsessions around Grand Rapids. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram!
Try happy hour at Horrocks Market on Monday, September 25 from 4-7 PM and enjoy a slice of pizza and a tier 1 pint of beer for $6.
Tune in to WOOD TV 8 for the Critical Discourse: Jurors’ Shortlist of ArtPrize as they reveal their top 20 picks on Monday, September 25 from 7-8 PM.
If you love Short’s Brewing Co. don’t miss this beer dinner at Graydon’s Crossing on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8 PM.
Join Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out and Yelp Grand Rapids for an ArtPrize scavenger hunt on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-10 PM.
Get your girlfriends together and head to Garden Crossings LLC for a succulent planting party on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-7 PM.
Try some yoga with classical guitar with Seva Yoga and Jeremy Verwys on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-8:45 PM.
Don’t miss vinyl night with AB at Buffalo Traders Lounge on Wednesday, September 27 from 8-11:59 PM for some awesome music and exclusive cocktails.
Drop in to Parliament the Boutique on Thursday, September 28 from 2-8 PM to make a keychain.
Cheers to Bistro Bella Vita celebrating their 20th anniversary on Thursday, September 28 from 3-10 PM featuring happy hour specials, live music, giveaways and more!
If you love IPAs check out East vs. West IPA styles and some hip hop jams at The Sovengard on Thursday, September 28 from 3-11 PM.
Take a little trip to the lakeshore for the 2017 Lakeshore Fork Fest on Thursday, September 28 from 6-8:30 PM at Coppercraft Distillery and Local First West Michigan.
Trust me you don’t want to miss the Blue Bridge Music Festival hosted by ArtPrize, HopCat and WYCE from September 29-20.
Grab your friends and celebrate Oktoberfest at John Ball Park from September 29-30.
Cheers to the weekend at Kingma’s Market in Ada with a retro beer sampling on Friday, September 29 from 4-7 PM.
Congrats to Harmony Hall celebrating their 2nd anniversary on Friday, September 29 from 5:30-11:59 PM.
Join Consumers Credit Union, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Kids’ Food Basket as they attempt to break the world record for largest cake walk on Saturday, September 30 from 10-11 AM.
Head to New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker for a release party featuring their new Beer Barrel Rye on Saturday, September 30 from 11 AM – 10 PM.
Stop by the Downtown Market for a wearable art and home decor show with Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace on Sunday, October 1 from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Don’t miss out on the 1st Annual ArtPrize Street Party with Long Road Distillers, Drop35, Sundance Grill, Local First West Michigan and the American Red Cross of West Michigan on Sunday, October 1 from 1-4 PM.
I love how Jasmine Wisz turns a photo into an illustration!
If you haven’t checked out Amy Carroll’s print shop lately you’re missing out.
Plan your Fall getaway and explore the scenic routes with Pure Michigan.
My Latest Obsessions This Week:
The french omelette at Nonna’s the Trattoria
Apples for Robinette’s
The Rendezvous Bar at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel