Arts and Entertainment Briefs 9/6

Elizabeth Schanz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

GRAM Hosts Women in Art Gallery Chat

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is hosting a gallery chat on Sept. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. Led by museum docents, the event will highlight works of art created by women on display at the museum.

The event aims to showcase the unique perspectives of women and their stories. The gallery chat is free with the cost of admission and there is no registration required. 

Eastown Street Fair 2022

The 49th annual Eastown Street Fair will take place on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and feature arts, crafts, food and music from throughout the Eastown Neighborhood.

The event is held on Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive. The fair aims to bring the Eastown community together and show what the area has to offer. 

There will be live music from bands such as PotatoeBabies, Lynn and the Moonshine runners, Low Phase and more.

Pets are not allowed at the street fair. 

Open Mic Night at Flanagan’s Irish Pub 

Every Tuesday, Flanagan’s Irish Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids hosts an open mic night from 9 p.m. to midnight.

People can bring their own instruments and interact with other musicians and performers. Those who wish to perform are encouraged to arrive early to sign up for a performance time.

The event is free and there will be food and beverages available for purchase. 

GV dance program to perform in Detroit

The GVSU dance program is set to perform at the Detroit Dance City Festival on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the college showcase.

The dancers will perform a piece entitled “Just” that was choreographed by guest artist Paul Singh during the college showcase.

The festival will take place Sept. 9-11 in downtown Detroit and will have various performances, celebrations and dance films. The event will have over 94 artists performing from 12 states and 15 countries. 

Pup Returns set to play at The Intersection

Pup Returns is a punk band from Toronto, Canada that will be performing at The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.

They will play from their new album that was completed in the summer of 2021 entitled “THE UNRAVELING OF THE PUPBAND.”

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. 

River City Improv performance at Listening Room

River City Improv is set to have their first performance at the Listening Room in downtown Grand Rapids on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The group was founded by Calvin College graduates in 1993. They perform improvisational comedy inspired by audience suggestions.

This is the first of four events the group will perform at the Listening Room and they will return with performances in October, November and December.