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Letter from the Editor

W est M ic h ig a n ’ s E nterta inment G uide

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f you haven’t noticed lately, we’ve stepped up our dining and drinking game a few notches. Most of it is in thanks to the awesome Alexandra Kadlec, who recently moved to Grand Rapids from NYC and spent time writing for Time Out New York. She has brilliant ideas and has helped us take our dining coverage to that next-level s*** with recent features on comfort food and tacos. We’re also featuring a new drinking column called Last Call, because beer can’t have all our love. Each month, we feature a cocktail from a local establishment. Not only do you get liquid eye candy, but we also include the bar’s recipe so you can attempt your own version at home. Also new in the dining and drinking section (I told you we’re upping our game), we’re debuting a new feature this month, Gluten Free Gal. In the past, we’ve covered the gluten free movement. Hell, even our fearless leader Brian Edwards is gluten free. Now we’re featuring a monthly column devoted to getting gluten free goods in West Michigan. As far as entertainment goes, things are starting to pick up this month. March not only gives us loads of entertainment in the form of St. Patrick’s Day (whether you’re participating or a spectator during this day), but we also have March Madness happening, as well as Gilda’s LaughFest, 10 days of comedy all throughout West Michigan. It’s a busy month, with good reason, as spring officially starts March 20. Say goodbye to cabin fever, and rock on.

Editorial Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com Design Creative Director Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Design Kim Kibby, Kristi Kortman, Kellie Zaplitny Contributing Writers Kyle Austin Alexandra Kadlec Kelli Belanger Audria Larsen Missy Black Allison Parker Elijah Brumback Carly Plank Ben Darcie Emma Kat Richardson Robby Hartley Josh Spanninga Dwayne Hoover Kerri VanderHoff Contributing Photographers Seth Thompson, Erica Horoky Listings schedule@revuewm.com Revue Minions Kyle Hauch, Erica Horoky, Andrea Kooiker, Sean Murphy, Colleen Schonfield Sales / 616.608.6170 Kelli Belanger / kbelanger@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com Digital Editor Jayson Bussa / jayson@revuewm.com

Lindsay Patton-Carson, Managing Editor / lindsay@revuewm.com

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Advertising index Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . . . . 15 Arcadia Ales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Barfly Ventures: Irish on Ionia. . . . 26 Bell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 33 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Brewery Vivant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Calvin College SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Central City Taphouse. . . . . . . . . . 46 Civic Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 CVLT PIZZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DeltaPlex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Downtown Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Dr. Grins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Dwelling Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Erb Thai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Firekeepers Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Founders Brewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fusion Shows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Gilda’s Club: LaughFest. . . . . . . . . . 4 The Gilmore Collection. . . . . . . . . . 19 Grand Haven Beer Fest. . . . . . . . . 52 Grand Rapids Public Library. . . . . 21 Grand Rapids Symphony. . . . . . . . 25 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . . . . . 67 Gravel Bottom Brewery . . . . . . . . . 51 Green Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Growco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Holiday Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 The Intersection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids. . . . 39 Kzoo Valley Community College. . . 63 Michigan Irish Music Festival. . . . 41 Opera Grand Rapids. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Orbit Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Right Brain Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . 51 River City Improv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Roxanne’s Hair Studio. . . . . . . . . . 45 Saugatuck Brewing Company. . . . 53 Saugatuck Center for the Arts. . . . 41 Schmohz Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Schuler Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Seven Steps Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . . . . . . 45 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. . . . 3 St. Cecilia Music Center . . . . 25, 65 The Pyramid Scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill . . . . . . . 32 The Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 UV Vodka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Wellspring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 West Michigan Symphony. . . . . . . 41 West Side Beer / Budweiser. . . . . . 68 Wharton Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 WYCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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On the cover: Grand Rapids comedian Adam Degi, shot by Seth Thompson. Interview on page 18.

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