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Natchez Chase and Friends benefit for Multiple Sclerosis

Grand Rapids, MI - Several local musical acts, including Natchez Trace, will take the stage at The Breakroom on Sunday, October 24th from 2:00pm to 9:00pm to help benefit multiple sclerosis.

Amy Gasper-Burke, wife of Natchez Trace founder Ronn Burke, who has been diagnosed with MS and organizes the MS Walk, has called upon her friends to bring awareness to this disease and help raise funds for the Michigan Chapter of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Suggested donation at the door is $15.00.

Scheduled Band Lineup
Brant Satala
Creolization with David Molinari and Lauren Bittenger
The Adams Family
Nobody's Darlin'
Thirteenth Hour
The Lazy Blue Tuna's
Natchez Trace

Fun and frugal family entertainment in Grand Rapids this week

I have a ton of stuff for you to take a look at this week.  Check out my Calendar for a full listing.

Fashion's night out Grand Rapids is on the horizon

From: http://www.fashionsnightoutgr.com/

For the second year in a row the world will be celebrating Fashion's Night Out together. It all started last year in New York when the United Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Vogue, NYC & Company, and the City of New York created FNO to help patrons understand the vast industry of fashion and how it helps our economy. Fashion is the largest industry in New York City. The industry employs 175,000 New Yorkers which creates $10 billion in total wages. None of these jobs exist if people don't shop. That is why it was time to make shopping fun again.

Fashion's Night Out Grand Rapids has been in the planning stage for months, but now the time is almost here. On September 10th retail stores around Grand Rapids will come together for the first time in support of one thing, “making shopping fun again”.

Fun and frugal things to do with kids this week!

There is a WHOLE lot going on this week in Grand Rapids!

Revisiting ArtPrize's Big Ten

Last year, photographer Brian Kelly was given full access to the city of Grand Rapids to create special portraits of the Top 10 ArtPrize Artists. Brian presents this retrospective of his portraits here in a photo essay of these artists and their winning works as the second annual ArtPrize approaches.

September 01st, 2010 - Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, will celebrate the masterwork of artist Dale Chihuly, one of the world’s foremost artists, with a large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition. “Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden” will feature fourteen monumental glass sculptures in diverse locations across Meijer Gardens. It will be open to the public April 30, 2010 through September 30, 2010. Each of the fifteen sculptures will correspond to the horticultural aspects and natural conditions of each respective location. Chosen sites span the grounds of Meijer Gardens including the English Perennial Garden, Woodland Shade Garden, Lena Meijer Children’s Garden, wetland areas and the 30-acre Sculpture Park. “I’m happy to be coming back to Frederik Meijer Gardens”, said Chihuly.