Open Reception: Imaginary Friends

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Friday, 03/01/2013  4:30 pm

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 115 S. Division · Heartside
Grand Rapids, MI · 49503
Artwork by Janet Pawlak, Kasey Ann Stowell, Holly Wright, and Barbara R. Counsil will be on display from through – March 6th.

Join the open reception March 1st from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Snacks, great paintings, better friends, and live music!

Color Café: feat. Karisa Wilson & garner

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115 S. Division · Heartside
Grand Rapids, MI · 49503

Sunday, 03/03/2013 07:00pm – 10:00pm

Doors at 6 pm / Music at 7 pm
Suggested Donation of $10

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This coming April Karisa Wilson & Robika Garner will be traveling to Uganda to record an album with some young artists at a shelter in Kampala. All songs on the album have been written by the young artsists and will be recorded by Wilson & garner.  All money raised at the door will go towards travel costs for their upcoming trip.

Check out their Kickstarter campaign for more info!!

 

Bill Charlap at the Village Vanguard

“Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved.” – Time Magazine

Charlap, one of today’s premiere jazz pianists, has “made it,” with his Blue Note Records debut, Written In the Stars, and a week’s performance at the Village Vanguard with his superb trio, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington.
Charlap’s fresh focus on the Great American Songbook will remind us that there are still plenty of treasures buried within the jazz favorites. And his magic touch elevates him far above the norm. You can expect out-of-left-field modulations, tempo changes, full stops, tightly woven ensemble passages and rich solos all around.

Listen to this A+ JAZZ trio live in Royce Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

March 14, at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS are $35 / $30 / $10 student

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GRAM’s Friday Night Conversations Grand Rapids Art Museum 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Unwind during Friday Nights at GRAM with art, live music, and good conversation. Galleries are open late each Friday, and a cash bar is available in the Museum Lobby. GRAM’s Friday Night Conversations feature a rotation of guest speakers, gallery talks, demonstrations, and collaborations with local cultural organizations and artists.
UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS

March – Technology & Tools
Mar 1 – Self-Guided Gallery Activity
Mar 8 – Gallery Talk: The Jansma Print Collection at GRAM
Mar 15 – Self-Guided Activity: The Art of Floral Design
Mar 22 – D/E/C – Design/Educate/Connect
Mar 29 – Self-Guided Tour: Exploring Easter Themes in the Jansma Collection

First Friday at LINC LINC Development Center –

1167 Madison Ave SE , Grand Rapids, MI 49507 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. First Fridays.
Get rid of those winter blues with smooth jazz, spoken word, delicious local catering and networking with style. Enjoy live jazz from the Isaac Norris Project and spoken word by Azizi Jasper and friends.

Please RSVP to firstfriday@lincrev.org or visit us on Facebook!
The Asamu Johnson Project Billy’s Lounge 8:00 pm The Asamu Johnson Projects four member band is dedicated to preserving the traditional blues sound. The spirit and soul of the blues can be felt as well as heard in the words of their music. It has been said that Asamu’s music is “written with a lot of wisdom and a sense of humor.”
8:00pm | $5 cover
Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra
Rising Stars Series Concerts St. Cecilia 8:00 p.m. Avner Dorman, a young composer already boasting 61 published works, was inspired by the Baroque music of Handel and Vivaldi when composing Concerto Grosso. Dorman’s goal was to “look at baroque music through contemporary ears.” Before hearing Dorman’s neo-Baroque composition, you will hear his inspiration: Handel’s Concerto Grosso.

2 Saturday

Special Saturday Night with: Blue Molly
One Trick Pony 8:00 p.m. show The fabulous Blue Molly is playing again at One Trick Pony by popular demand. Founded in 2007 from a collaboration of four church musicians, Blue Molly has a rich, layered sound that has mastered the love of blues & soul and tied it together with Motown favorites, raspy jazz and classic gospel. Described as “Smoldering Blues and Classic Rock”…Blue Molly is Grand Rapids up and coming blues band.
Reservations accepted. NO COVER
http://www.onetrick.biz/events.html

Minister Louis Farrakhan
Four Principles for African American Success: Vision, Education, Fatherhood… Fountain Street Church 1:00 p.m. The Black Student Union presents Guest Speaker, Minister Louis Farrakhan. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact (616) 730-6052.
Peaches Staten Billy’s Lounge 7:00pm | $10 cover Peaches Staten is a world-class entertainer who is known for jet-setting across continents spreading the joy of blues. One week she is in Europe, the next in South America, back to the states then off again at the drop of an e-mail to some corner of the world entertaining the masses. Here we find her standing as the last blues artist to do a live recording at the original Buddy Guy’s Legends. It is the last Sunday before it relocates after 21 years of being on the corner of South Wabash just steps away from Chicago’s Blues Festival Grounds.
$10 cover
Serita’s Black Rose Founders 9:30 p.m. Serita’s voice may be intimidating but her spirit is not. Although she may have heard the term diva thrown around a couple times, Crowley has perspective. “I have a strong personality and enormous stage presence,” said Crowley. “Some musicians that I know personally may perceive me as being a diva because they have told me that they are intimidated by me. I am not the legendary Chaka khan, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight or Aretha Franklin, who have paid their dues and have earned their suggested titles as divas. I am a down-to-earth person with a love for music, a big heart and I’m very good at what I do. I’m not a diva. I have not paid enough dues to earn that title yet. I’m simply Serita L. Crowley, AKA Black Rose.”

 

3 Sunday
Sunday Classical Series Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 831-1000 2:00 p.m. “Schubert’s American Heirs,” Anne Marie Church & Mary Scanlan soprano and piano

Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition Meijer Gardens 9:00 AM – 05:00 PM

(March 1 – April 30)
Discover the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation at Meijer Gardens during the 18th annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition. Follow the lifecycle of over 6,000 butterflies beginning as eggs until they emerge as butterflies. Once they emerge, they can be viewed flying freely within the five-story 15,000-square-foot Tropical Conservatory. T Cost:
Adult 14–64: $12, Senior 65 & older: $9, Students

Weekly Jazz jam Speak EZ
600 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

7:00– 10:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra Founders Brewing Co, 235 Grandville Ave. S.W. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, a local 16-piece powerhouse. Hear jazz classics, original compositions, old and new favorites while enjoying your favorite Founders beer or sandwich. Free. http://www.foundersbrewing.com

Sunday Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger & the Usual Suspects. Hopcat 7-10 P.M. If you’re an experienced (i.e. not beginner) musician, bring your instrument and get up on stage with the band during the second and third sets. Or just come to listen. Members of the West Michigan Blues Society get 20% off their tab (must show membership card.) They will be doing this every Sunday.

Announcing…The Mona Lisa Project Revisited Fountain Street Church, Keeler Gallery
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan March 3 – April 28, 2013 –
Hours: 9:00- 2:00 pm, Sundays
9:00 – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday Inspired by Rino Pizzi’s 2011 ARTPRIZE entry at the GRAM titled “The Mona Lisa Project” 20 women artists* from West Michigan are presenting their self-portraits as Mona Lisa. Personal identity in today’s society is explored in terms of one of Western Civilization’s greatest female icons The Mona Lisa…just in time for Women’s History Month! Open to the Public

 

 

4 Monday
John Shea Trio (Jazz) Republic 8:00– 11:00 p.m. Hey, let’s go to the Republic tonight(8-11pm-40% off wine)

5 Tuesday
Torch Light Tuesday with HANNANIAH WHITLEY Bar Divani 7 – 10 p.m. TUESDAY’S JUST GOT HOTTER!
EVERY TUESDAY STARTING AROUND 7 PM, BAR DIVANI WILL BE FEATURING SOME OF THE FINEST FEMALE JAZZ SINGERS IN THE AREA. COME IN, RELAX AND ENJOY THE COOL SOUND OF A NEW DIVA.
This week: HANNANIAH WHITLEY

 

6 Wednesday
Kathy Lamar is back at SpeakEZ
SpeakEZ Lounge
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 8:30 p.m. Kathy is a nationally recognized musician singing everything from Jazz/Blues to Funk/Rock. Headlining in Vegas for several years and now back in Grand Rapids tearing up the music scene. We are just thrilled to have her on the stage again.You will NOT want to miss this show! It’s a Wednesday so you can drink your $2.00 Well cocktail and enjoy the music!

This event will not have a cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Thursday
Creativity Uncorked: Now in Production Grand Rapids Art Museum 7:00 – 9:30
Doors open at 6:15. Arrive early and enjoy a drink or two before the event starts at the cash bar. Expect a few things:
•Design a logo that tells the world who you are and what you think!
•Print your graphic onto a t-shirt using unique silk-screen printing technique with Matt Fulk, owner and founder of Citizenshirt.
•Expand your thoughts and ideas about how information streams into our daily routines, activities, and choices.
Sign up today by contacting Liz Wilson-Fischer,Guest Services and Group Tour Coordinator at: 616 831-2929 or ewilson@artmuseumgr.org

http://www.artmuseumgr.org/programevents/creativity-uncorked/
$25 members, $30 non-members

Laugh Fest Kicks off! Rosa Parks Circle 5:30pm Opening Night: Community Kick-Off FREE
– See more at: http://www.laughfestgr.org/show/opening-night-community-kick-off/#sthash.72jJ0MVU.dpuf
The whole she-bang
http://www.laughfestgr.org/

Acoustic Stew with:  Moxie Strings

One Trick Pony 8:00 p.m. The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and electric cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, these young women have put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Reservations accepted No cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPhU7ctGlX4

8 Friday
Limit(less)
UICA March 8 2013—May 12 2013

Gallery Hours
Tuesday–Thursday | 5–9 PM
Friday–Saturday | 12–9 PM
Sunday | 12–7 PM By merely existing in a civilized community, we live with limits. Limits on movement, time, power, tolerance, resources, opportunities, mobility and space. Limits may strengthen or add clarity to a vision and empower a movement, or may repress and weaken a thought. How we function or deal with these limits depends upon the individual. The results are endless. This exhibition features artists’ responses to the theme of “limits,” and whether they are an asset or a burden.

 

9 Saturday
Special Saturday Night with: An Dro One Trick Pony Show starts at 8:00pm. An Dro received the award for “Best Traditional Album” for our 2012 release “Storyteller” at the WYCE “Jammie” Awards in Grand Rapids, MI.

The “Jammies” celebrates the contribution of local and regional performers in folk, rock; blues, jazz and world beat music. This is the third time we’ve received this award and we are honored to be recognized and a part of the community of great performers and music listeners in West Michigan.
Reservations accepted

10 Sunday
Sunday Classical Series Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 831-1000 2:00 p.m. Ava Ordman & Linn Maxwell-Keller
trombone and soprano
Sunday Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger & the Usual Suspects. Hopcat 7-10 P.M. If you’re an experienced (i.e. not beginner) musician, bring your instrument and get up on stage with the band during the second and third sets. Or just come to listen. Members of the West Michigan Blues Society get 20% off their tab (must show membership card.) They will be doing this every Sunday.

Weekly Jazz jam Speak EZ
600 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 7:00– 10:00 p.m. NO COVER

 

11 Monday
John Shea Trio (Jazz) Republic 8:00– 11:00 p.m. Hey, let’s go to the Republic tonight(8-11pm-40% off wine) NO COVER

12 Tuesday
LaughFest! DeVos Place-Steelcase Ballroom 5:30 p.m. Join Emmy Award winning actor, recording artist, dancer, and television personality Wayne Brady (and his friends!) for a night full of fun, laughter, prizes, and more! Best known for his Emmy-winning stint on Whose Line is it Anyway? and as TV host of popular shows Don’t Forget The Lyrics and Let’s Make a Deal! The evening will include dinner, the show, and a wealth of unexpected surprises! All proceeds from this evening will benefit the free cancer and grief support program offered to children and adults through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.$250 (Reserved Seating)

 

March Moth Style Story Telling Event. SpeakEZ Stories start at 8pm sharp March Moth Style Story Telling Event.
In Honor of LaughFest our theme this month is: Hahaha: Tales Of The Outlandish

Come check out this really unique and cool event. Anyone can tell a story! It has to be true(ish) and comply with the theme. Stories should strive to be 5 minutes or shorter. Of course, if you don’t want to throw your name in the hat, you can always just sit back with a cocktail and listen. SpeakEZ is the first and only place in West Michigan holding “Moth” Story Telling.

Stories start at 8pm sharp… Lubrication Hour starts at 7pm. $5 off “Big Beers”!

Torch Light Tuesday at Bar Divani-
DIANA VANDER WATER Bar Divani 7:00 p.m. TUESDAY’S JUST GOT HOTTER!
EVERY TUESDAY STARTING AROUND 7 PM, BAR DIVANI WILL BE FEATURING SOME OF THE FINEST FEMALE JAZZ SINGERS IN THE AREA. COME IN, RELAX AND ENJOY THE COOL SOUND OF A NEW DIVA.

 

13 Wednesday
Todd Herring in the House! SpeakEZ Lounge 8:30 p.m. Todd has performed all over MI. He is currently one of the many very influential faces of ArtPrize as well as just about every other community enriching event downtown Grand Rapids.
He is a top notch vocalist and guitarist with a large variety of music; one of our favorites is his Improvisational music set where he lets the audience write the song with him. This event is one we have been very excited to share and are extremely honored to have him on our stage! This event will not have a cover, but we recommend attending early to ensure you get a seat! Don’t forget its Wednesday…. so $2.00 well drinks will be had!
SUSAN CAIN -Author, Lecturer
Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE
Lecture at 7:00 p.m. Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant—and a self-described introvert. Her book has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society—from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology, Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness. ♦ Free and open to all
♦ On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass)
♦ ASL interpreted♦ Book signing follows authors’ lectures♦ For more information, please call (616) 234-3390

 

14 Thursday
The Bill Charlap Trio St. Cecilia Music Center, Royce Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997 he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. The trio is recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz.
Price Range: $35 / $30 / $10 student

Acoustic Stew with: The Weatherheads One Trick Pony 8:00 p.m. show
No Cover
http://www.onetrick.biz/events.html

15 Friday
Art in Bloom
March 15 – 17, 2013

Enjoy floral designs by a selection of the region’s most talented floral designers, inspired by works of art from the Museum’s collection. View the designs in the galleries (free with admission), vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award, or register for one of the floral -focused classes and events offered during Art in Bloom
http://www.artmuseumgr.org/programevents/artinbloom/

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cook Auditorium
Ph: (616) 831-1000 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm Friday Nights at GRAM
Cocktail Reception with Floral Designers & Plein Air Artists
Join us for a fun and festive evening featuring champagne welcome, delicious appetizers, and a silent art auction of original paintings by the plein air artists. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet and mingle with the floral designers and plein air artists, enjoy a short presentation. Attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the floral demonstration on Saturday for each paid reservation.
Cash bar
Space is limited/Advance registration suggested
$75 members
$85 non-member

Blue Molly Billy’s Lounge 8:00pm doors
9:30 p.m. show Founded in 2007 from a collaboration of four church musicians, Blue Molly has a rich, layered sound that has mastered the love of blues & soul and tied it together with Motown favorites, raspy jazz and classic gospel. Described as “Smoldering Blues and Classic Rock”…Blue Molly is Grand Rapids up and coming blues band.
$5 Cover | 8:00pm

16 Saturday
Irish on Ionia 2013 Irish on Ionia, the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day street party. The festival stretches down Ionia Avenue from Weston to Oakes. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Performances by:
Irish rock band, The Waxies;The Crane Wives;
Peat in the Creel, An Dro, Gasta, Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, 10 – presale general admission
o $15 – general admission “day of” at the gates

Jon McDonald:
Slavery’s Chill Grand Rapids Art Museum 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Slavery’s Chill is a series of 12 large-scale paintings that illustrate the harrowing journey of slavery, from capture to plantation life, and ultimately, to escape. The paintings in the exhibition tell a difficult and moving story from American history, and encourage Americans to understand and remember.
Runs through– April 14, 2013

Hip Pocket Billy’s Lounge 700 p.m. doors
9:30 show The Hip Pocket, based in Grand Rapids, MI, has been entertaining crowds for over twenty years. The ten-piece band performs at countless festivals, receptions, and corporate events each year and has opened for artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Patti LaBelle, and comedian Don Rickles. Though diverse in its musical styles, The Hip Pocket specializes in music made popular by bands such as Chicago, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire as well as hits from the Big Band and Motown eras.
$5 cover

17 Sunday
Sunday Classical Series Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 831-1000 2:00 p.m. Castalia Quartet

Sunday Jazz at Founders Founders Brewing Co, 235 Grandville Ave. SW. 5:30pm – 7:30pm Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, Free. http://www.foundersbrewing.com.

Weekly Jazz jam Speak EZ
600 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 7:00– 10:00 p.m. NO COVER

 

Sunday Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger & the Usual Suspects. Hopcat 7-10 P.M. If you’re an experienced (i.e. not beginner) musician, bring your instrument and get up on stage with the band during the second and third sets. Or just come to listen. Members of the West Michigan Blues Society get 20% off their tab (must show membership card.) 

18 Monday
John Shea Trio (Jazz) Republic 8:00– 11:00 p.m. Hey, let’s go to the Republic tonight(8-11pm-40% off wine) NO COVER

 

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents The “Maiden Voyage” The B.O.B. 20 Monroe NW, in downtown Grand Rapids. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The “Maiden Voyage” played regularly
Together in the 1990’s. On March 18th
the group will reunite for an forgettable
evening of jazz with the “Second Maiden
Voyage”. They will perform classic jazz
selections including those from Herbie
Hancock and John Coltrane.
$5 Jazz society members $10 non-members

19 Tuesday
Torch Light Tuesday at Bar Divani-
EDYE EVANS HYDE Bar Divani 7:00 p.m. TUESDAY’S JUST GOT HOTTER!
“Edye Evans Hyde combines scat singing with lyric interpretation while working part of the time in a vocal mode that brings her voice into the fold as another instrument in the band.”
-The L.A. Jazz Scene

GRCC Winter Jazz Night

An evening of jazz presented by the 
GRCC Shades of Blue, Jazz Orchestra, and Combo. Guest Artists: The Fred Knapp Trio Royce Auditorium 7:30 p.m. An evening of jazz presented by the 
GRCC Shades of Blue, Jazz Orchestra, and Combo. Guest Artists: The Fred Knapp Trio

Price Range: $5.00 suggested donation, (proceeds from this concert will benefit 
the Ray Gill Instrumental Jazz Scholarship)
For more information, contact GRCC Music performingarts@grcc.edu.

20 Wednesday
Three Way Street SpeakEZ Lounge 8:30 p.m. Three Way Street is one of West MI premier Folk bands! We had Andrea and Jeff perform with us last summer, and this time around we get the band! They have a great arrangement of folk covers and originals and their original sound is one that we just love having on our stage. Check out their FB for more information about this awesome band:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Way-Street/364747796880871?fref=ts
Give them a listen:
http://www.reverbnation.com/threewaystreet4?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

Since it’s a Wednesday we will have our $2.00 Well drinks a flowing! This event will not have a cover.

 

 

 

 

21 Thursday

Grand Rapids Ballet Presents
Program 4 –

http://www.grballet.com/program-4/
Peter Martin Wege Theatre March 21-24, 2013 Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm Light Rain
Choreographed by Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet.
Arms That Work
Andrew Bartee’s recent hit in Seattle is an intriguing work that features original music by award-winning composer Barret Anspach
The Four Temperaments
George Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpiece is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person’s temperament.
Individual Tickets: $40 ($35 seniors, $30 children)
The Steve Hilger Band (Progressive blues and jazz from GR) Founders 9:30 p.m. Steve Hilger has been a singer-songwriter since the mid 70s in the genre of blues, jazz, rock and acoustic folk music. He started his recording career in 1975. He sings lead vocals and plays mostly rhythm guitar, occasionally playing leads. He has authored all of the original music performed and recorded by the Band with the desire of bringing the progressive blues and jazz feel of the original tunes to a new level.
No cover
22 Friday

23 Saturday
Keb Mo

The Intersection
133 GRANDVILLE AVE SW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Fauxgrass with special guests Moxie Strings
Founders 9:30 p.m. Fauxgrass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VkHpP2AqjwU

Moxie Strings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SVgcNHj6x2I

$5 cover…
The Jane DeYoung Trio SpeakEZ Lounge. 9:00 p.m. The Jane DeYoung Trio is swiftly becoming an All-Star at SpeakEZ Lounge. Jane’s vocals range from smooth and sultry to blow the roof off belting and everything in between. Covering everything from Classic Funk “We are Family” to Adele’s “Love Song” and her very own version of “Whiter Shade of Pale”.
This band is one that you will not want to miss!
This event will not have a cover.

24 Sunday
Sunday Classical Series Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 831-1000 2:00 p.m. Clifford Music Group

 

 

 

 

Classical Revolution Speak EZ
600 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 495 03 7:00– 10:00 p.m. This group was amazing last time they hit the joint.
Classical Revolution began in San Francisco in 2006 and quickly grew into a worldwide movement by classical musicians to share their music freely with the people who don’t attend formal concerts. A little “anything goes” and fermented beverages connect curious music lovers with art music in surprising ways.

This event will feature Symphony musicians in readings of symphonic covers and funky originals by Detroit bassist Rick Robinson (aka Mr. Cut Time), who will also host. Be sure to come early for a close encounter with classical music as you’ve never imagined it before! Classic cocktails to match, so you can sip some while you listen!
This event will not have a cover.
Sunday Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger & the Usual Suspects. Hopcat 7-10 P.M. If you’re an experienced (i.e. not beginner) musician, bring your instrument and get up on stage with the band during the second and third sets. Or just come to listen. Members of the West Michigan Blues Society get 20% off their tab (must show membership card.) They will be doing this every Sunday.

 

 

25 Monday
John Shea Trio (Jazz) Republic 8:00– 11:00 p.m. Hey, let’s go to the Republic tonight(8-11pm-40% off wine) NO COVER
26 Tuesday
Torch Light Tuesday at Bar Divani with SYLVIA TAYLOR & JOHN SHEA Bar Divani 7 PM
Sylvia Taylor is making her jazz debut in Grand Rapids March 26th at Bar Divani. She has lived in the Grand Rapids area since 1990, originally from Clare Michigan. Sylvia retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009 and keeps busy with volunteer work and music. Taylor is a member of the “Flashback” rock and blues band, as well as a duo called ExiriaX. Other musical accomplishments include Murphy’s Law when they were at Sayfee’s; the Kansas City Community Opera where she was “The Witch” in Hansel and Gretel and the Ionia Community Theatre where she was “Nancy” in Oliver.
27 Wednesday
Wheelhouse Talks: Leann Arkema UICA Theatre | 12:30 PM Empathetic supporter of the sick and grieving, leading solidarity and laughter in Grand Rapids. First president / CEO of Gilda’s Club GR, where she arrived on day one with her own desk in tow. Now serving more than 10,000 visitors per year. Founder of LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter. The Wheelhouse is where we create community. It’s where we generate and leverage expertise. The Wheelhouse is where leaders converge.| Free admission

 

 

28 Thursday
Dirty Bourbon River Show with special guests
Circus Pig (Crazed chaos from beyond the grave) Founders 9:30 p.m. Dirty Bourbon River Show (FREE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nY58VG0laBw
Local Spins Live III

FEATURING: SETH BERNARD and MAY ERLEWINE
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FAUXGRASS QUARTET St. Cecilia’s perfect listening room — Royce Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Seth and May are contemporary folk musicians who have recorded and performed extensively. Both born and raised in Michigan to musical families with a firm independent streak, the couple first met in 2003 when he was a performer at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and she was in attendance. They soon became partners in music and – later – in life.

FAUXGRASS QUARTET
The Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed the group, formed in 2011, a place in the progressive bluegrass community. With a fresh, playful, and heartfelt, approach to structure, Fauxgrass performances seem to freely flow between genres with truly enjoyable instrumental communication. The current members are Adam Balcer (guitar, vocals), Tim McKay (bass, vocals), Joey Schultz (banjo, vocals) and Jason Wheeler (mandolin, vocals).
Price Range: $15
Type: Contemporary Folk

 

 

 

 

29 Friday
Ginny Dusseau with the Dave Collee Quartet SpeakEZ 9:00 p.m. Ginny Dusseau with the Dave Collee Quartet first began performing together in the summer of 1997. Their artistry and fresh approach to jazz, swing, blues, Latin jazz and classic standards have delighted audiences wherever they have performed.
Ginny Dusseau Vocals
Began singing professionally at the age of 17. She has performed on television and radio both nationally and internationally and has appeared on six CD’s. She has toured Europe as backup singer for recording artists Tierney Sutton, Rachael Price, Dan Seals and Dash Crofts as a member of the internationally acclaimed Voices of Baha. In addition to performing with the Dave Collee Quartet, she is the featured vocalist for both the Truth In Jazz Orchestra and the General Assembly Big Band.
Dave Collee Bass
Tim Froncek Drums
Bob Nixon Saxophones/Flute
Eric Thorne Piano
30 Saturday

31 Sunday (Easter)
Sunday Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger & the Usual Suspects. Hopcat 7-10 P.M. If you’re an experienced (i.e. not beginner) musician, bring your instrument and get up on stage with the band during the second and third sets. Or just come to listen. Members of the West Michigan Blues Society get 20% off their tab (must show membership card.) They will be doing this every Sunday.