A&E Briefs 9/8


Subject to Change adapts for new season

It seems as though everyone is feeling the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the entertainment industry, and entertainers here at Grand Valley State University are no exception. Without the possibility of a live audience, performance groups such as the university’s improv comedy team Subject to Change have no choice but to alter nearly every aspect of their club. 

President of Subject to Change, Leah Erben, described the planning process for the club’s 2020 season as “immensely stressful.” Erben explained that she’s been quite worried about the safety of her teammates and audience members, but has been working very hard to continue the club despite how often rules and regulations are being changed.  

Free lessons throughout the city 

The City of Grand Rapids is making it easy for residents to stay fit while still maintaining social distancing. With gyms and dance studios unable to hold outside classes, instructors and local organizations are adapting to the regulations by holding socially distanced classes outside.

Free instruction around the city includes yoga, dance, kickboxing and more. Relaxing through Free Yoga on the Blue bridge is one of the options available. The community is welcome weekly to partake in yoga with instructor Sara through September 9. To add a little skip in the cities step, swing and line dancing instruction will be offered Sept. 8 and 15 from 7-9 p.m. The event in Rosa Parks Circle will require masks and will abide by social distancing regulations.

A Glimpse of Africa to take place in Rosa Parks Circle

Saturday, September 12, Flora’s Elegance Event Decor will be hosting A Glimpse of Africa in Rosa Park Circle. The event will showcase some key elements of the diverse African cultures including food, music, fashion and more.

The event will have a line up of artists and DJ’s to entertain the attendees of the event. DJ Lyon and DJ KoolBreeze will be playing African music, RNB, reggae and more. The event will be taking place from 12-8 p.m. and will be taking precautions and following social distancing guidelines.