By Kayla Tucker—Managing Editor
It’s mid-summer and Grand Rapids still has plenty for you to do. Whether you’re trying new food, playing outdoor sports, or watching a new movie or play, there is surely enough to keep you and your friends entertained through the weekend.
Through the end of August, the Grandwich 2015 sandwich competition is continuing for another year in Grand Rapids. Participating restaurants will have a featured “grandwich” for this time period. Customers can find location information and vote for their favorite at grandwichgr.com.
Friday, July 17
“Becky’s New Car,” a comedy about escaping life for something better, will play tonight at the Circle Theatre. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas College. General admission is $23 to $25.
Saturday, July 18
The Grand Rapids Rugby Football Club will host the “Rock Hard Rugby 7’s Tournament” in Riverside Park. The club will compete among local youth, collegiate and high school teams and The Grand Rapids Gazelles. The event is supported by the West Michigan Rugby Association and the West Michigan Sports Commission.
A Cornhole Tournament will be hosted at noon Saturday by the Police Academy of Grand Rapids Community College. The event will take place in Byron Center at 8813 Ridge Top Ct. SE. If not already pre-registered, each team will pay $40 and food and beverages will be provided. All proceeds go to funding the construction of a memorial for GRCC’s fallen alumni.
Sunday, July 19
The Fulton Street Artisans Market is open weekly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1147 E. Fulton St. Vendors include local crafters and their works, including fine art, crafts and foods. This year marks 10 years the market has been open.
French movie “Saint Laurent” will play at 3 p.m.Sunday at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. The international drama directed by Bertrand Bonello is rated R, 150 minutes long, and is about a historic fashion designer. Tickets are $4 for members and $8 for non-members.