See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Grand Rapids area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
May 20-22, 2016 at Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI. Friday and Saturday night dances, dance lessons, Rodeo Fun exhibitions and cabaret show, Hoedown Howdy Party. Performances by The Manhattan Prairie Dogs.
June 2, 2016, 7pm. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Gay voice? Why do some people sound gay, others not? A mainstay of pop culture/ also a bullying/ harassment trigger? Interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei. Confronting his sounding gay anxiety, journalist David Thorpe explores linguistic/ cultural/ historical origins of a stereotype.
June 3-5, 2016, celebration of the arts, entertainment, performances, food; six stages with music of all types, dance, theatre, and more; poetry, films, storytelling, and lots of art activities along Ottawa Avenue. All performances and activities are free.
June 17-19, 2016, FRI: 2nd Annual White Party/ meet and greet opportunities with entertainers. SAT: 11am - Noon– Hand in Hand, Downtown + noon - 6pm– Grand Rapids Pride Festival Street Fair + 6pm - Midnight FIRST ANNUAL Grand Rapids Pride Concert on The Calder with VIP area and entertainers. SUN: Pride Family Concert on The Calder.
June 24-25, 2016. Film screenings FRIDAY: Prodigal Sons (7pm) at Park Theatre, 248 South River. SATURDAY: Matthew Shepard is a friend of mine (11am) + La Mission (4pm) + The Imitation Game (7pm) at the Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W 9th St.
July 8-10, 2016 at Campit Outdoor Resort, 6635 118th Ave, Fennville, MI. Campit Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest, Country Dance Fly-In and line dance lessons; steak BBQ cookout, Western Omelet Brunch, Ho' Down Dance Party. Also pool, water vollyball and games, campfires in 23 acres of lovely landscape, with ponds and nature trails.
August 26-27, 2016. FRI White Party, Lansing; Showtime. SAT Rally/Festival at Capitol Steps -thousands celebrate diversity of the LGBTQ community. See website for 2016 details and more year-round events. See facebook for March to Capitol Steps, in Lansing.
September 21 - October 9, 2016. International non-profit art competition with more than 1,500 works at nearly 200 venues across Grand Rapids. The best pieces from past years can be seen all around the city in parks, restaurants and other public spaces. Also film screenings, music and theater performances, and more.