Your GR News - (Week of April 15th!)

The GRAND Scoop for You - Week of April 15th

With Trump’s controversial visit, updates to the downtown skyline, and an upcoming solar eclipse it’s a big week for all Grand Rapidians!

📰 Big GR News -

Milkweed Protection Law: Grand Rapids flutters with hope as Michigan passes a new law to protect milkweed, crucial for monarch butterflies, ensuring our city remains a friendly stop on their migratory path.

Trump's Grand Rapids Visit: Trump criticized Biden's immigration policies, dubbing it "Biden's Border Bloodbath" during his recent visit to Grand Rapids.

Skyline Expansion: New high-rise developments are set to transform the Grand Rapids skyline, bringing more apartments and retail spaces.

🏀 Sports -

Griffins' Record Breaker: The Griffins' goalie, Cossa, sets a new team record for point streaks, promising an exciting season ahead.

Amway River Bank Run: The Amway River Bank Run is coming up in early May, drawing thousands of runners to Grand Rapids.

 🎵 Music & Concerts -

Jazz Night at SpeakEZ Lounge: Enjoy an evening of smooth jazz at SpeakEZ Lounge on April 5, 2024, at 7:00 PM. No cover charge, and you can savor their specialty cocktails and appetizers.

Indie Rock at The Pyramid Scheme: Local band 'The Minor Element' lights up the stage on April 6, 2024, at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance at The Pyramid Scheme. Experience the vibrant local music scene and enjoy their craft beer selection.

Blues at One Trick Pony: 'The Blue Gators' perform on April 7, 2024, starting at 8:00 PM. Dive into a night of blues with no entry fee at One Trick Pony, complemented by their delicious, locally-sourced menu.

The National at 20 Monroe Live: Catch the acclaimed indie band The National on April 20, 2024. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets range from $45-$75. The venue offers a dynamic space in downtown Grand Rapids, with great acoustics and a variety of food and drink options. Tickets available here.

Hozier at Van Andel Arena: Don’t miss Hozier on April 25, 2024, at 7:30 PM. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, tickets start at $35. Van Andel Arena provides a premier concert experience with extensive concessions. Get your tickets.

 👨‍👩‍👧 Family-Friendly Stuff -

Dads Night Out with Kids - If your kids like laser tag, archery tag, video games, football bowling, or cornhole, check out BattleGR on April 12th from 6-830pm

Spring Break Bonanza - If you didn’t travel for spring break, you can check out a bunch of cool exhibits on April 5th-7th at the Grand Rapids Children’s museum

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