Upcoming Events ...

Little Mermaid Red Carpet Event Set for May 30

The Little Mermaid Red Carpet Event for Disney’s new movie is set 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at Cinema Carousel, all locations of the Muskegon Area District Library.

Pre-movie crafts start at 4:30 p.m., followed by free pop and popcorn and a viewing of the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

For ticket information, visit MADL.org/Mermaid.

‘The Lessons I Leave You: Paintings by Ayana Ross’

The Muskegon Museum of Art will  host this exhibit through September 10.

Ayana Ross collects stories. She draws from family, current events, history, art, her experiences growing up in the American South, and Biblical stories viewed through a contemporary lens.

Touching on universal themes, Ross’ paintings offer an opening for viewers to find themselves and their own experiences.

A recurring theme in Ross’ art is that of parent and child, of memories of the past and wishes and advice for the future.

Ayana Ross is based in McDonough, Georgia, and maintains a studio in nearby Atlanta.

She was the recipient of the 2021 Bennett Prize, an award that included a $50,000 grant and a solo exhibition.

“The Lessons I Leave You” premieres a selection of the paintings created by Ross during her two-year grant period.

Holst ‘The Planets’ set  for June 9

The West Michigan Symphony Orchestra will present Davies: “Orkney Wedding with Sunrise”; Vaughan Williams: “The Lark Ascending”; and Holst: “The Planets,” 7:30 p.m., June 9, at the Frauenthal Center.

Visit https://westmichigansymphony.org/events/holst-the-planets/