Sunday Classical Concert Series



Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

2 – 3 pm

ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble)

The Sunday Classical Concert Series is back! Every Sunday during fall and winter, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Concerts are free with admission, and free for members.

About ESME
Based in West Michigan, ESME is an acoustic string band that excels in blending classical music training with popular music to create a live performance experience. Accessible to music lovers of different ages and varied tastes—you’ll hear favorites by Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Dre, Maroon 5, and more.

Gene Hahn, violin
Jeremy Crosmer, cello

This concert series is a unique showcase of 20 performances by world-renowned musicians, and is open to the public with general admission, and free for all GRAM members.


Grand Rapids Art Museum · 101 Monroe Center · Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Jazz at One Trick Pony!



Shake the cold! Come to One Trick Pony on Thursday for a night of live Jazz. Joining Steve Hilger … Steve Talaga, Charlie Hoats and Larry Ochiltree.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

[No cover] Reservations accepted.(616) 235-7669

One Trick Pony has a new autumn menu with lots of local comfort food..

One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

136 Fulton St E, Grand Rapidonetricks, Michigan 49503


Beer City Saxes


Beer City Saxes performing at Harmony Hall…

This swinging ensemble draws its members from the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra. Because of the Beer City Saxes’ popularity with musicians, saxpohonists rotate throughout a performance. Regular members include saxophonists Gary McCourry, James Hayward, Tom Lockwood, Tom Stansell, Greg Marsden, Mike Lutley and Bob Nixon. They will be joined on this performance by pianist Robin Connell, drummer Eddie Eicher and bassist Dave Collee.


27 October 2016


Harmony Hall

401 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
***Harmony Hall seeks to provide an all inclusive gathering spot for the Stockbridge Neighborhood, while promoting the excellence of the beer and food scene in Grand Rapids by continuing to push creative boundaries with our food and beer offerings.


Annual Charles Schoenknecht & Ward Paul Sculpture Lecture


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to host Dietrich Klinge at our 11th Annual Charles Schoenknecht & Ward Paul Sculpture Lecture. This is a highly noteworthy event for the internationally-renowned sculptor and printmaker, who rarely speaks publicly and has never accepted such an invitation in the United States. An Evening with Dietrich Klinge will offer an intimate and personal public appearance as part of a conversation with Chief Curator and Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, Joseph Becherer. During this unique and rare personal appearance, Klinge has generously agreed to share his biography and the development of his career through both illustrations and dialogue. He will discuss his early history and offer personal insight on the evolution of his technique and career. Klinge also will bring audiences up to date on current projects and provide a look at some of his most acclaimed installations in historic castles and cathedrals across Europe.

Meijer Gardens is fortunate to have numerous graphic works and models by Klinge. Along with Grosser Trefree, we are proud to showcase two outdoor bronzes in the permanent collection.
The colossal Model for Big Sculpture II (2004), a gift from Fred and Lena Meijer, greets visitors at the edge of the Tassell English and Perennial Bulb Garden near the main entrance (another wonderful gift from Fred and Lena Meijer). A recent addition is the majestic Stele Garuge (2000), recently installed in the Woodland Shade Garden, an endearing gift to the collection from Hank and Liesel Meijer.

Please join us in the Grand Room for this unforgettable evening. This event is free for members and included in general admission for non-members.

To RSVP call (616) 975-3144 or email

Captioning service will be provided.

This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.

jazz update…West Michigan


robinOctober 21, 7-11 pm, Robin Connell Jazz Trio in the Garden Court, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel [bring in your parking ticket to get validated for free parking]

October 27, 7-10 pm, Beer City Saxes at Harmony Hall. Great food, no cover charge.
This 8 piece band features 5 saxes and rhythm section performing stunning arrangements. Bandleader: Gary McCourry


October 30, 3-4:30 pm, Jazz in the Sanctuary,
Fountain Street Church.
Terry Lower & Ed Fedewa with host, Robin Connell


Jazz in the Sanctuary is a jazz piano concert series produced by the music committee at Fountain Street Church. Concerts are held three times annually and feature regional musicians performing on the church’s Steinway and Schimmel grand pianos. The only place in town you can hear live jazz performed on real pianos!


A Community Exhibition Honoring Day of the Dead


Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. This is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Every altar is unique and taken together they create a fascinating portrait of what citizens of Grand Rapids hold close to them.

FAMILY DAY featuring food from El Granjero Mexican Grill, music from Cabildo and Pan de Muerto from Panaderia Margo.

Sunday, October 30

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grand Rapids Public Library

Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Monica da Silva @ One Trick Pony

Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00-11:00 PM

One Trick Pony
Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
616-235-PONY (7669)

Mônica da Silva describes herself as a dichotomy. Growing up between the conservative Midwest, USA, and wild and free Belém, Brazil, has helped to define her as both a person and an artist. “I’ve always been inspired by life’s adventures”, she says. “I’m all about living my life to the fullest, doing everything 100%, being in love, seizing the day, having fun, accepting people from all walks of life. Those messages are very important to me as a person. I’m always trying to spread the love. I really want to spread those vibes through my music.”

In her music, which Mônica describes as Indie Nova, she neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music).