CJ DeVries from grnow.com shares her top five weekend events.


Thursday, April 13 @ 6 - 8 p.m.

Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival will be hosting the first Host Committee Fundraiser of the year at the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives. From 6 to 8 p.m. you will enjoy live music, art, and a taste of this year’s Festival. Grand Rapids African American Music & Art Festival will be inviting each guest to learn more about the coming ArtPrize Festival and become a contributor to a cultural festivity of the year!

More information: grnow.com/event/grand-rapids-african-american-music-art-festival-fundraiser/

2.) Ride of Spring - Community Bike Ride & Social Event

Saturday, April 15 @ 12 - 6 p.m. | Free but must RSVP on Facebook

Join us for the Ride of Spring!

We'll be doing a family friendly bike ride at 12 PM from our shop on Kalamazoo St. over to Reeds Lake and back.

Directly following the bike ride we'll have a community get together with food, music, and more. Pizza will be provided thanks to an extremely generous donation from our friends Peppino's Downtown Sports Lounge.

Let us know if you'd like to come by saying you'll attend here on the Facebook event, and of course, please feel free to ask any questions you might have!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1063026910507505/


Friday, April 14 @ 9 p.m. - Saturday, April 15 @ 1 am

You asked, and we deliver. It’s prom time – JW style!

It’s the perfect excuse to pull out that old prom dress or shop for a new one. We’re bringing Paris to you for an unforgettable prom night! Surprise your date with a corsage or boutonnière, sip spiked punch (you’re of age now), have your picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower, and dance the night away with DJ Composition

Follow this event page for more fun surprises, contests, and details.

Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older to attend.

A portion of proceeds from the evening will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.

Enjoy a romantic dinner a six.one six before the event! Mention you’re going to JW Prom when making your reservation for Friday, April 14th and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne!

Stay the night! Book our “Sleeping at a Friend’s House on Prom Night” special rate of $149. Book yours at http://bit.ly/2n7gfy6

More information: http://www.grnow.com/event/jw-prom-an-evening-in-paris/


Saturday, April 15 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Friends, invite your friends and join us on Saturday morning!

Over 5000 eggs, bounce house, crafts, snacks!

More information: http://www.grnow.com/event/easter-egg-hunt-2/

5.) Wheelhouse Easter Bunny Brunch

Sunday, April 16 @ 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

We invite you to join us for Easter Brunch! The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Wheelhouse on Sunday, April 16th. Bring the whole family for photos with the Easter Bunny, Delicious Chef Features, Kid’s Activities & More!

We will be serving our regular menu in addition to special brunch features & $5 kids menus. Reservations accepted by phone (616) 226-3319 or visit wheelhousegr.com.

More information: www.facebook.com/events/702840739895085/

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