Arts & Entertainment Briefs 2/6


Emma Armijo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

GV Chorale brings “Love and Joy” in concert

The Grand Valley State University Arts Chorale is performing live at the Cook-Dewitt Center on the Allendale campus. The concert will take place this Thursday, Feb 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to all students, staff and community members. The concert is titled, “Celebration of Love and Joy,” featuring the harmonies and ensemble work of fine art students in the GVSU Arts Chorale.

For more information, visit the GVSU events website.

GR brewery hosts queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race at brunch show

The Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids featured a “sister’s reunion” in their drag brunch on Sunday Feb 5. Drag Queens Elliott with 2 Ts and Chanel Hunter were special guests for both shows.

Elliott with 2 Ts was a contestant on Season 13 of TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Chanel Hunter is a midwestern drag queen and entertainer, featured throughout Michigan and states areas. Due to high demand for the brunch event, the brewery added an additional show to the agenda for the day.

More information about the Creston Brewery and other coming events, visit the Experience Grand Rapids website.

Grand Rapids Public Library poetry contest opens for all ages

The Grand Rapids Public Library has opened its 55th annual Dyer-Ives poetry contest for submissions. The contest will run until Feb 28, giving authors the chance to submit for the rest of the month.

The contest is open to anyone from ages 5 and up. Winners will receive a cash prize, have their poems published in Voices and get to participate in a live reading.

To submit an entry for free in the poetry contest, those interested should contact the Grand Rapids Public Library. More information can be found on their website and the Experience Grand Rapids events page.

Immersive art event offers an introspective look at the brain

The World of Winter Festival in Grand Rapids is hosting an event at the interactive art exhibit titled “Affinity.” Featuring 112 interactive points within the display, viewers can get a deeper understanding of how memories are made and retained in the human brain through a creative lens.

The Grand Rapids dance group Dance In The Annex (DITA) performed at the exhibit on Feb. 5, following an open movement score inspired by the way memories interact in the brain. The performance was titled, “Blocking out the Darkness.”

For more information about the performance and other World of Winter events, those interested can visit the Experience Grand Rapids events page.