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Inside: The Love Issue Taco town The Coup

The Bangups Performing at The Jammies

The Jammies Celebrating 15 years of local music


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COOL BREWS. HOT EATS. February 17 – March 1 55+ local restaurants offer great food inspired by and paired with Michigan craft beers.

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What’s Inside

February 2014 | Volume 26, Issue 2

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11 Random Notes 14 Eclectic

SPECIAL SECTION:

17 The Love Issue 18 Grand Rapids Date Nights 19 Q&A with Amy Ruis 20 Kalamazoo Date Nights 22 Lakeshore Date Nights 24 Make a Romantic Dinner at Home 26 All Ages: Dates with Your Kids 28 Sweet Giveaways

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SOUNDS: 31 32 34 36

West Michigan’s Taco Takeover

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Eclectic

On Tour: The Coup On Tour: A Tribe Called Red Local Music: The Jammies On Tour: Paper Diamond

SIGHTS: 39 40 42 43 44 46

Visual Art: Legacy Theatre: Sister Act Indie Film Comedy: Alonzo Bodden Lit Life: Debra Marquart Style Notes

DINING & DRINKING: 49 Restaurant Listings 52 Dining: Tacos 54 Beer: Jaden James 66 Cocktails: Last Call

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59 Daily Event Listings and Best Bets


Letter from the Editor

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Editorial Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com

K. I’m done with winter. I know technically I can’t be done since it’s only February. But seriously, I think I’ve forgotten what grass looks like or what my fingers feel like.

At least in February, we’re out of the holiday hangover that was the entire month of January. We’ve endured cabin fever long enough and now we’re ready to get out. Luckily, there are quite a few options this month. Of course, there’s Valentine’s Day, where the pressure is on to come up with a unique, memorable date. That is, if you have a date. To remedy that conundrum, we have our Love Issue, which has date ideas for couples, kids and parents and even people flying solo. But if you’re not in the mood for love, there is always the annual WYCE Jammies. Celebrating 15 years, the Jammies puts a spotlight on our local music scene, awarding musicians with West Michigan’s version of a Grammy. It’s an ideal night for a music lover. Admission is free, you get to come dressed in your pajamas, plus you get to root on your favorite local musicians and discover new favorites. But most importantly, you can go out in public with your pajamas. That should be reason enough to go. Less rock and more food and drink? Art of the Table officially celebrates its 10th anniversary this month with a party on Feb. 7. Sample food from Aperitivo, Fish Lads, Erb Thai and more. Of course, there is beer and wine to look forward to, with distributors and Art of the Table staff on hand to give you the details. Well, look at that. For a second, I forgot it was five degrees outside. Rock on.

Design Creative Director Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Design Kim Kibby, Kristi Kortman, Kellie Zaplitny Contributing Writers Kyle Austin Audria Larsen Missy Black Allison Parker Elijah Brumback Carly Plank Ben Darcie Emma Kat Richardson Dwayne Hoover Josh Spanninga Alexandra Kadlec Kerri VanderHoff Contributing Photographers Josh Tyron, Kim Kibby, Phil Artz, Elijah Brumback Listings schedule@revuewm.com Revue Minions Kyle Hauch, Erica Horoky, Michelle Jokisch, 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 Find us online! Website: revuewm.com Twitter: twitter.com/revuewm Facebook: facebook.com/revuewm

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Advertising index 8th St. Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . 16, 41 Arcadia Ales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bell’s Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 31 Billy’s Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Brewery Vivant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Broadway Grand Rapids. . . . . . . . 47 Calvin College SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 CVLT PIZZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Downtown Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Erb Thai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Experience Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . 6 Firekeepers Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Founders Brewing Co.. . . . . . . . . . 13

Frauenthal Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Gilmore Collection. . . . . . . 25, 43 GLAMA-Great Lakes Acoustic. . . . .32 Grand Rapids Art Museum . . . . . . 38 Grand Rapids Public Library. . . . . 27 Grand Rapids Symphony. . . . . . . . 33 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . . . . . 67 Gravel Bottom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Green Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Growco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Hope College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 The Intersection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Keil Lasik Vision Center. . . . . . . . . 63 LaughFest (Gilda’s Club). . . . . . . . . 4 The Local Epicurean . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Love Issue Promotion. . . . . . . . . . . 28 Millennium Restaurant Group: The Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Millennium Restaurant Group: Central City Taphouse. . . . . . . . 48 Mich. Irish Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Miller Auditorium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Opera Grand Rapids. . . . . . . . . . . 47 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Pyramid Scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Right Brain Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . 55 River City Improv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Roxanne’s Hair Studio. . . . . . . . . . 47 Saugatuck Brewing Company. . . . 57 Saugatuck Center for the Arts. . . . 23

Schmohz Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Schuler Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Seven Steps Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . . . . . . 47 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. . . . 3 St. Cecilia Music Center . . . . . . . . 14 Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill . . . . . . . 12 Trattoria di’ Stagione. . . . . . . . . . . 56 Van Andel Areana/SMG. . . . . . . . . 58 West Michigan Symphony. . . . . . . 21 West Side Beer / Budweiser. . . . . . 68 WYCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

On the cover: The Bangups are nominated for a Jammie award and will perform at the event. Story on page 34. Photo by Josh Tyron.


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Random Notes

St. Vincent

On Tour ///

get their fix with Datsik, who performs at The Intersection Feb. 6. at 9 p.m. The producer and DJ is currently on his Digital Assassins tour and has collaborated with some of the genre’s biggest producers and DJs. He’ll be accompanied by opening act Must Die! Tickets are $17.50 first day only, $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Doors open at 8 p.m. ... Going from extremely loud to extremely soft, Kalamazoo hosts Cooper’s Glen: The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival 2014 on Feb. 14 and 15 in downtown Kalamazoo’s Radisson Plaza Hotel (100 W. Michigan Ave.). Folk music, bluegrass, traditional, roots, Celtic, blues, gypsy swing and old time will all be on display and visitors are welcome to bring their own acoustic instrument and jam

The Expendables

along. So grab that acoustic guitar you’ve got collecting dust in the corner and bust out some tunes with fellow acoustic music lovers. Tickets range $20-$30 Friday and Saturday or $35-$45 for a full weekend pass ... After a three-year music sabbatical, Spanish-alternative band Delorean delivers  APR, a 10-track record of exhilarating, erratic and electronica-driven beats. In late 2009 the band jolted audiences with its SXSW performance and was later awarded “Best New Music” by Pitchfork for albums Subiza and True Panther Sounds. Tickets are $15 or $5 for Calvin College students. Delorean will be accompanied by one-man band Until the Ribbon Breaks.

Coming Soon ///

Bruno Mars has conf irmed he will perform at Van Andel Arena as part of his 2014 North American summer tour. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3, the day after his halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII. He will be supported by opening act Aloe Blacc ... Fellow pop sensation, Katy Perry has also announced her firstever stop at Van Andel Arena as a part of her Prismatic North American tour. Her performance is scheduled for Aug. 10, 2014 with opening act Kacey Musgraves. Tickets are on sale now.

National CD Releases ///

Annie Clark’s got a new ‘do and a new album. The artist who goes by St. Vincent and hangs out with David Byrne in her free time debuted some fresh platinum blonde curls to go along with her fresh eponymous album, out Feb. 25 ... For those interested in laid back, atmospheric hits, Phantogram’s Voices drops Feb. 18 ... We’ve listened to “The Funeral” at least 3,405 times since Band of Horses released its dreamy, debut album, Everything All the Time. Now experience the band’s greatest songs with its live acoustic album, Acoustic At The Ryman, on Feb. 11 ... Hip hop fans have Schoolboy Q’s third full-length album, Oxymoron, to look forward to on Feb. 25 ... Other notable releases: Xiu Xiu’s Angel Guts: Red Classroom on Feb. 4, Guided By Voices releases Motivational Jumpsuit Feb. 18 and The Jezabels’ The Brink on Feb. 18.

Beer ///

Grand Rapids will hosts the second annual Cool Brews Hot Eats event from Feb. 17 to March 1. The event, held at more than 50 local restaurants and breweries, celebrates the vast food and beer culture that is constantly growing in our city. Witness unique Continued on page 12 8

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Scene Sounds | Sights | Dining | Schedule

Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto brings his impressionistic and worldly acoustic sound to Grand Rapids for the first time on Feb. 1. The Japanese native, New Yorkbased singer-songwriter will perform at Wealthy Theatre as part of the Grand River Folk Arts Society. Tickets for the 8 pm. show range $3-$12. Those looking to rock have The Expendables, a band from out of Santa Cruz, Cali., stopping by The Intersection Feb. 6 as a part of its Winter Blackout tour. Best known for its unique mixture of reggae, ska, surf rock and punk rock, The Expendables have created what the members call “California reggae.” Tickets are $15 day of show and doors open at 6 p.m. ... Dubstep bros can

Hiroya Tsukamoto

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Random Notes

Crispin Glover collaborations between chefs and brewers to create flavorful pairings. Visitors can even plot out their own beer journey on the Experience GR website’s “Beer Page.”

Film ///

Filmmaker, author and actor Crispin Glover comes to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) for a four-part performance on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Best-known for his role in Back to the Future, Glover begins the event with a one-hour slide show and dramatic narration of eight different illustrated books. The slide show will be followed by a screening of Glover’s film, It’s Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE and after the film, Glover will hold a Q&A session and book signing with the audience. Tickets for the event are $20. Attendees must be at least 18.

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Venues ///

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The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) has started a RocketHub fundraising campaign to re-open its doors at a new venue after shutting down last August. The venue aims to earn $20,000 over 40 days through the donation-gathering website and partnerships with Fractured Atlas, Lamp Light Music Festival, DIT GR and Many Hands Clay Cooperative. The DAAC will use the money for a security deposit and rent on a new venue, construction materials, permits, new programming, sound equipment, building a community ceramic studio and other construction costs. First opened in 2003 as an all-ages music venue featuring local independent musicians, board member Mike Wolf claims that the venue is becoming increasingly important as other venues continue to close their doors to minors. Those who donate to the

DAAC through RocketHub will earn rewards based off how much they donate and will be invited to a Thank You party. To follow the DAAC during its campaign, check out its Facebook, Twitter and RocketHub project page.

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Grand Rapids, be prepared to start seeing even more beautiful people. Siren and Proper (217 Grandville Ave. SW, Suite 102), a lash and brow bar, is opening in the Custer Building. Owners Christina Lynn and Katie Lyn Christoffersen decided to open Siren and Proper across the street from their Cheeky Strut Salon because of a growing demand for lash and brow bars in cities like Grand Rapids. Lynn is not only the co-owner of Siren and Proper, but also the Novalash Artist of the Year winner in 2011 for her impressive artistry, flawless technique and dedication to industry standards. The salon currently has 27 employees and is now open. n Random Notes is compiled by REVUE staff and minions, including Kyle Hauch, Michelle Jokisch, Andrea Kooiker, Sean Murphy and Lindsay Patton-Carson For more music, art and entertainment news, including local bands and giveaways, “Like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/revuewm) or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ revuewm.

Important Dates Ad Reservation Deadline: Feb. 14 Editorial Deadline: Feb. 5 Delivery: March 1


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Papercuts exhibit at Muskegon Museum of Art.

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Pictured: DANIELLA WOOLF, A Few of Her Favorite Things (2010). Sewn inventory index cards, encaustic, 96 x 96 inches.

February Eclectic Round Up If you’re slowly clawing your eyes out or drooling over plane tickets to the tropics, you might be suffering from a particular syndrome brought on by the longest, shortest month: February. You can either embrace the last sullen vestiges of winter, or escape them. Why not do both? By Audria Larsen

Outhouse 500 & Chili Cook-Off

Downtown Coopersville Feb. 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. coopersville.com, (616) 997-5164

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Usually by February, Michiganders have been plunged into the depths of winter-related madness. The annual Coopersville Outhouse 500 and Chili Cook-Off is proof of ice on the brain. Each year, groups of participants race thematically decorated outhouses along Main Street. And kiddos can get in on the deranged fun with a mini-outhouse race. There is a decorated toilet seat competition and subsequent auction, a polar plunge for the brave and of course, the chili cook-off to heat things up. To sweeten the day, doughnuts, hot cocoa and coffee will be available, plus a breakfast buffet and lunch offerings, all at nearby locations. A euchre tournament rounds out the day filled with numerous other events like a parade and snowmobile showcase.

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Papercuts: The Art of Contemporary Papercutting

Yeti or Not: Snowshoe Race

The fine art of papercutting is featured at the Muskegon Museum of Art this month, showcasing careful craftsmanship and design creativity executed by seven artists. More than 30 works of art will be on display, created with wide variety of papers and tools like knives or lasers. Ranging from the abstract to narrative commentaries, including complex installations, these captivating pieces will change the way you think about a simple product used in everyday life. Hailing from a tradition reaching back as far as 6th century China, the international group of contemporary artists brings a modern perspective to the craft. Enjoy free tours of the exhibit, led by MMA docents, on Thursdays in February, 1–3 p.m.

Whether you want to toughen up for your next yeti battle, are an avid runner or simply want to dominate snow harder, the Yeti or Not Snowshoe Race is for seasoned sprinters and novices alike. “We want it to be competitive, but we also want it to be something that creates community,” said Karen Osborn, race director. “It’s something to do rather than sit inside. The woods are so gorgeous. You stop and look around and see the beauty of it all.” Competition and nature aside, Osborn says snowshoe racing is a cardio workout that is “super fun” and a “different energy.” Osborn hopes to eventually host annual qualifier races for the Snowshoe Nationals. In the meantime she says, “I’m trying to create the community of snowshoeing and the idea of snowshoeing. I’m just trying to get

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon Through March 16 muskegonartmuseum.org, (231) 720-2570

Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery, Grand Rapids Feb. 15, 9 a.m. $18 online registration/$25 on-site westmichigantrailrunners.org, (616) 438-5295

people out there.” And, with varied terrain, plus cider and doughnuts, Robinette’s provides an ideal spot for racing, Osborn said. The race will be held regardless of snow levels.

Memphis

Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo Feb. 11–12, 7:30 p.m., $35–$58 millerauditorium.com, (269) 387-2300

Sometimes you just need a mega dose of musical theater to shake things up. Memphis promises to be just that. The song-and-dance Broadway show is based on a true story centering on the underground dance clubs in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. Described as a “thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love,” the story deals with race and rock ‘n’ roll, centering on a white radio DJ and black club singer who have outsized ambition and a whole lot of passion. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, Memphis’ “explosive” dancing and “irresistible songs” will melt away wintertime angst. n

Showcasing the world’s most

Amazing Artists

Gregory Porter February 20, 2014

2014 Grammy-nominated vocalist/composer deftly fuses jazz and soul. “The brilliant new voice of jazz” - The Huffington Post

nyc2gr.com

JA ZZ

616.459.2224 St. Cecilia Music Center


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FREE BRIDAL EVENT MARCH 9, 2014 AMWAY GRAND PLAZA Join us on March 9, 2014 from noon until 4 PM for West Michigan’s premier wedding show featuring the area’s top wedding vendors. This is your chance to consult with wedding experts, enjoy free giveaways, sample cakes and innovative hors d’œuvres, and tour our plush guest room accommodations and event settings.

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Special Feature

The

Love Issue O

h, the pressure! Valentine’s Day is all about stress: finding a date, making your date happy, figuring out how to distract yourself if you’re without a date. It’s all too much to handle sometimes. Don’t stress too much,

though. We’re here to help. Impress your special someone with an easy-to-make-at-home dinner or an activity from one of our many dates. If you’re solo, we have a date for that. But don’t ask us how to get a date. We’re still trying to figure that one out.

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Date Nights Grand Rapids

By Lindsay Patton-Carson Young Again Date There are some things that will never change. The sky is blue, ice melts and kids love dinosaurs. These long-extinct creatures indulge a child’s sense of awe. Relive that awe at Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (272 Pearl St. NW). The exhibition features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, fossils and interactive activities. After, head over to Sweet-Yo’s (134 Monroe Center) to pile as many toppings as possible onto your frozen yogurt. Why keep it simple when you can dump gummy bears, Snickers, marshmallows, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Pop Rocks, cookie dough, brownies, cheesecake pieces and more on top of a myriad of yogurt flavors. Because according to kids, more is more.

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Foodie Date Put a little work into your date and take a pasta-making class at Local Epicurean (111 S. Division Ave.), where participants are taught to make pasta the ancient Roman style. The cost is $59 per person and the result is enough pasta to make four dinners at home (sauce and add-ins not included). For some education-based dessert, local foodie Mecca, Grand Rapids Downtown Market (435 Ionia Ave. SW) hosts History of Chocolate Tasting: Grocer’s Daughter on Feb. 12. For $10 per person, learn about high-quality chocolate sent to Grocer’s Daughter from Ecuadorian cacao growers. Not only learn, but sample these chocolates as well. Not interested in putting in as much effort? Take your date to Green Restaurant (2289 East Beltline Ave. NE Suite B), where everything is all-natural and organic. Order something that’s good for your body and your taste buds.

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Rock Date Spend Valentine’s Day rocking out to some of the area’s best rock bands at The Intersection’s Heavyweights 2014 Final. See which band will beat out 14 others as the 2014 Heavyweight Champion on Feb. 14. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on show day. Before fully rocking out, get your pregame on at Stella’s Lounge (53 Commerce Ave. SW) and load up the jukebox with your favorite rock jams. In true rock ‘n’ roll style, order a 24-oz. Mickey’s or Colt 45 for $4, properly served in a paper sack.

Mushy Date Get the VIP treatment with Bistro Bella Vita’s Chef Tasting Menu (44 Grandville Ave. SW). In this intimate experience, you pick your favorite cuisine style and one of Bistro Bella Vita’s chefs whip up a four-course meal for you and your date, complete with detailed descriptions of each dish. Cost is $60 per person for the four-course meal. Add on wine pairing for an additional $25 per person. To schedule your date night, call (616) 222-4600 or e-mail info@bistrobellavita.com.

Anti-Mush Date If Valentine’s Day is just like any other day to you, then opt for some take-out and stiff drinks. Order an entree from Erb Thai (950 Wealthy St. SE, Suite A) and bring it to Mulligan’s Pub (1518 Wealthy St. SE), where outside food is welcome and the drinks are cheap and strong. Drown out the Valentine’s Day mush with a free show: Lo Mobb plays Mully’s Otherside on Feb. 15 at 10 p.m.

Classy Date Experience rock ‘n’ roll in a new way when the Grand Rapids Symphony presents The Music of the Rolling Stones at DeVos Performance Hall (303 Monroe Ave. NW) on Feb. 15. Hear Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie in a whole new way: enhanced by the Grand Rapids Symphony, giving the Stones’ classic songs a new, classical twist. Tickets start at $32. Before the show, make a reservation at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse inside the Amway Grand Plaza. Dine in style and order a signature steak served on a 500-degree plate or opt for a specialty entree. Wash it down with a wine from the restaurant’s award-winning list.


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Entertaining Amy

Questions for Amy Ruis, owner of Art of the Table and Aperitivo

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ou recently opened Aperitivo, a cheese, wine and charcuterie shop in the Downtown Market. What’s business been like so far? Business has been really good, it’s been really busy around here. Now we’re in the January drop off. It’s quiet. When did you officially open? August 26. What does ‘Aperitivo’ mean? Aperitivo actually means, “to open,” [and we want to] open one’s palette, open one’s mind, to open to new people. ... Here, you have a way to open your evening and then hang out downtown. You could go to HopCat next or go to Bar Divani. Art of the Table is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Are you doing anything special? We did a whole week-long series with fun things every day. We also have an event coming up on Feb. 7, and that is our 10th anniversary party. We’d like to celebrate it in the fall, but people are so busy in the fall. ... People, I think, get burnt out on parties. People are more bored in February and are looking for things to do. Tell me more about the event. It’s open to everybody. It’s $70 and you get all the food and drink you want. It’s an allinclusive evening. Just after people make their New Year’s resolutions! Yeah. Here’s a little bit more for you. By January, they’re like, “I shouldn’t indulge, I should watch my money, I should watch my waistline.” But they’re also thinking, “What do I want to do next for fun?” And that’s why we decided on Feb. 7. Valentine’s Day is coming up. What do you recommend for a good date night? For [Aperitivo], I think what’s really fun here is this bar is really cozy and warm. ... You can start your date here and you can go out to dinner.

For people who are unfamiliar with cheese and charcuterie, do you have a menu item that is a good starter? We can do the monger’s choice, which is our most popular item. Kate, the co-owner, puts them together, but you can also choose what you want. ... It’s a good starter, especially if you don’t know much about cheese. And there are classes for additional education, right? [At Apertivo], we have a venue where we can try things, so we’re doing more classes. ... We do wine tastings and oyster tastings with the guys at Fish Lads and things like that where people can learn in a non-threatening environment. What do the two businesses share? We both carry a lot of retail goods. So, similar to a Venn diagram, where there are differences but overlapping similarities? Right. One will carry beer and wine, the other cheese and meats and gourmet foods. We try to do different things, but in the same vein. Tell me about Art of the Table’s beginnings? I took a big stab in the dark. I kept saying I wanted a store because I love retail in general. As a kid I worked at a bookstore, then a kitchen store. I became a teacher and it wasn’t for me, so I turned to retail and I loved it. ... I love to entertain and I love to try new stuff: new wine and new beer, and I love to have people over. I can see the connection between your previous job as a teacher and what you do now. There’s an education element to both of them. Yeah, exactly. I’m still a teacher, but now I teach about cheese. [Laughs] n Interview conducted, condensed and edited by Lindsay Patton-Carson. Courtesy photo.

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Date Nights

Kalamazoo + Battle Creek By Lindsay Patton-Carson Beer Lover Date

Schedule | Dining | sights | Sounds Scene

While Grand Rapids holds the Beer City title, Kalamazoo comes in at a close second, with good reason. Obviously, there’s Bell’s Brewery (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.), which is ranked seventh in the nation, according to Brewers Association. Get romantic with Bell’s hot-item brew, Wedding Ale. Other Kzoo-based breweries include Bilbo’s Pizza (3307 Stadium Dr.), with menu items based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters and Olde Peninsula Brewpub (200 E. Michigan Ave.) , which features mix-n-match options of its mainstay brews, like its Midnight Raspberry, which is a mix of its Midnight Stout and Rockin’ Raspberry Wheat. But breweries aren’t the only part of Kzoo’s beer culture. The city boasts multiple beer bars, including Kalamazoo Beer Exchange (211 E. Water St.), which bases its beer prices on real-time sales, mimicking the stock market. Watch for crashes, where you can grab beer for cheap. There’s also Central City Tap House (359 S. Kalamazoo Mall), which features 20 taps and more than 75 bottles of beer.

Rock Date Going to a metal show on Valentine’s Day is a rock fanatic’s dream date. Make those dreams come true at Planet Rock (191 Angell St. SE, Battle Creek), where Michigan-based metal band Violent Vessel performs with Hed PE and Vodoo Theory. Tickets are $15. Get sweaty at the show, then refuel with Sweetwater’s Donuts (2807 Capital Ave., Battle Creek). Open 24 hours, this hometown shop is no-frills, except when it comes to doughnuts. Skip the glazed and go for something decadent, like the Resses: a chocolate cake doughnut topped with peanut butter creme and chocolate. Or go for the Heath: white cake doughnut topped with vanilla icing, toffee bits and chocolate drizzle. If that doesn’t delight you, there are dozens of other doughnuts to fit your craving.

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Young Again Date No childhood is complete without a little Disney magic. Get nostalgic with Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Miller Auditorium on Feb. 22. A melange of Disney characters is featured, including Mickey (of course, it’s his music festival), Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, Jasmine, Alladin, Genie, Woody, Buzz and Jessie. Not only do you get to see your favorite characters in action, but the songs you grew up with get special treatment. Hear swing, reggae, pop and country renditions of Disney’s greatest hits. Top off your Disney high with a delivery from Insomnia Cookies (2905 Howard St., Kalamazoo). Choose from cookies (including Jumbo Deluxe cookie choices like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and S’mores Deluxe), brownies, ice cream, cookie cakes and a cookie ice cream sandwich. Or just order all of the above. Pick them up at the location or have them delivered hot and fresh.

Foodie Date For a night out, stick to Food Dance (401 East Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo). Dedicated to using farm-fresh food, as opposed to factory-made food, the restaurant serves up eclectic Americana fare. The restaurant boasts a number a local farm resources, including Blue Dog Greens, Kirklin Farms, Mud Lake Farms and dozens more. For a night in, opt for People’s Food Co-Op (507 Harrison St., Kalamazoo), a consumer-owned cooperative where you can pick up fresh, organic and whole foods. For dessert, pick up some chocolates at Confections with Convictions (116 W. Crosstown Parkway Suite 101, Kalamazoo), a business that uses organically grown, fair trade and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Pick up chocolate truffles in eccentric flavors such as Mexican hot chocolate, Michigan tart cherry, Bailey’s Irish Cream, curry and more.

DIY Date Kalamazoo Institute of Arts hosts two crafty classes on Feb. 14. Work Ghost-style on a potter’s wheel at the ceramics class, which is BYOB and $65 ($45 for members). If pottery’s not your thing, opt for the glassmaking class. Also BYOB, the cost for this class is $70 per couple ($50 members).


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Date Nights Lakeshore

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DIY Date The couple that crafts together, stays together. ( That’s how the saying goes, right?) Check out Paint a Pot (385 E. 8th St., Holland) for some feng shui pottery painting. Just pick out a pot and some paint, have a seat and create your masterpiece. Did you get flowers for your special lady or gent? Paint a vase to put them in. Cover it in hearts, unicorns, your own face—anything you want. If painting isn’t your thing, head over to the Holland Area Arts Council (105 E. 8th St., Holland) on Feb. 15 for the White Line Woodcut Workshop, where you’ll carve multicolor white-line woodblock prints. Start V-Day early on Feb. 4 at New Holland Brewing (66 E. 8th St., Holland) for the Art in Fermented Form Art Series. Indulge in appetizers and beer while the resident artist teaches you how to make a handcrafted coil bracelet.

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Outdoorsy Date For those looking to get some fresh air while trying to get fresh, the Second Annual Snow Jam in Grand Haven is the ticket. On Feb.15 from 4-9 p.m., you and your date can skate to your heart’s content, listen to live music and watch hockey. Did we mention that it’s absolutely free? More skating can be had at several arenas in the area, such as Riverview Park in downtown Holland, or the Winter Sports Complex (462 Scenic Dr., North Muskegon). The complex also offers plenty of other winter activities to try, such as sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and luge for the brave ones. For more information, visit msports.org.

Lonely Hearts Club If you’re lacking a date this Valentine’s Day, grab your stag buddies and hit up Bam! (478 E. 16th, Holland) for some laser tag and late night rock and glow bowling. If you’re looking for a ladies’ night, Muskegon Civic Theatre (425 W. Western Ave. Suite 401, Muskegon) performs The Dixie Swim Club Feb. 21 through March 8. The play follows five women who met on their college swim team and showcases the power of female friendships. Don’t dwell on your relationship status. Instead, get your aggression out at Lakeshore Sports Centre (4470 Airline Rd., Muskegon), where drop-in hockey games are offered all day.

Mushy Date Set the mood with Lemon Creek Winery Tasting Room (327 North Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven), where you can sample one of Lemon Creek Winery’s many wines and purchase one (or two, or three...) to take home. Once the wine warms your insides, intertwine your mittens and walk along Lake Michigan’s eerily beautiful winter landscape. Experience the beach in a whole new romantic way. Wrap up the evening at Belvedere Inn (3656 63rd St., Saugatuck) and enjoy the Say I Love You Valentine’s Package. Available with a two-night minimum stay, Belvedere ups the romance with a cheese board and sparkling wine on arrival and a five-course gourmet meal for Saturday night’s dinner. Visit thebelvedereinn.com to reserve your stay.

Fan of the Arts Date Show your date your cultured side by spending the day admiring the arts. Explore Muskegon Museum of Art (296 W. Webster Ave.) for the contemporary “Papercuts” exhibition, featuring more than 30 pieces from seven artists. Paper cutting, the unique art of creating intricate sculptures out of paper, will leave you both feeling inspired and crafty. Wander over to Frauenthal Theatre (425 W Western Ave., Muskegon) for What You Won’t Do For Love? The live performance follows a love-struck couple through all of the trials and tribulations of their marriage.


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Make This! Create Your Own Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at Home by Alexandra Kadlec

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t’s that amorous time of year again. If you’re dating or coupled up on Valentine’s Day, you likely feel compelled to plan something at least a little special. Luckily, there’s more than one way to spend quality time together.

Rather than scrambling to secure an obligatory reservation at a fancy establishment, why not instead team up with your sweetheart to cook a romantic dinner at home? REVUE spoke with Jenna Arcidiacono, chef and co-owner of

Amore Trattoria, who provided the details for a locally sourced meal (you’ll find all the ingredients in Grand Rapids) that’s delicious, elegant and best of all — simple to whip up.

Local Lamb: Chef Jenna’s easy and home-grown make-ityourself masterpiece Photo: Jenna Arcidiacono

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Ingredients Picking up the food and drink for the evening will be half the fun (maybe more). Think of it as an opportunity to expand your West Michigan culinary knowledge and experience together. Arcidiacono suggests starting out at The Local Epicurean (111 S. Division, Grand Rapids), where you can choose from an extensive selection of pastas, including unique flavors such as Artichoke and Black Truffle, Roasted Pumpkin and Chipotle Chili, and Cocoa. Gluten free and vegan options are available, too. Because these pastas are anything but bland, you’ll want some simple toppings that enhance rather than mask the flavors. Amish Country Butter, found at Art of the Table (606 Wealthy St., Grand Rapids), will make an exquisite brown butter sauce. All you’ll need to do is cook the butter in a pan until it turns a light brown color.

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Next, swing by The Cheese Lady (315 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids) for the Farmer’s Cheese, a soft cow’s milk cheese with a creamy texture. Toss it on top of the now-buttery pasta for some added richness. This dish gets even tastier with the addition of ground lamb selected from the S&S Lamb booth at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market (1147 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids). Yep, it’s still open — on Saturdays — during this wintry month. Arcidiacono’s recipe calls for a pound of meat with the following additional ingredients:

Five leaves chopped fresh mint Zest and juice from one lemon One teaspoon of fresh garlic One tablespoon of Dijon mustard One egg white A dash of salt and pepper

Mix everything together, then add a small handful of breadcrumbs to bind the mix. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls and grill on both sides until medium or medium well.

Extras For a light and healthy side to balance out the meal, select a bunch of local greens from the People’s Food Co-op (507 Harrison St., Kalamazoo). You can even make your own dressing. For something sweet and spicy, mix equal parts pure honey from Alamo Honey Farms (360 W. Orleans, Otsego and available online) and Mrs. Dog’s Disappearing Mustard (also available online). Adjust amounts to personal taste. Wine is lovely, but predictable. Mix things up with a growler (or two) of craft beer to share. You won’t have to look far. New Holland Brewing Company (66 East 8th St, Holland) has plenty of options. Ask

for pairing suggestions based on the above menu. And don’t forget dessert. Arcidiacono recommends Love’s Ice Cream in the Downtown Market (435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids), which sells organic gelato in deliciously gourmet flavors, both traditional and unexpected — from Tcho Chocolate to Lavender Blueberry Cardamom. If you want to pick up an extra sweet for your sweet (sorry, it was inevitable), check out Sweetland Candies (5170 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids). Another option is The Chocolate Garden (2691 Friday Rd., Coloma), which features delectable handmade truffles. Bon appétit! And enjoy from the intimacy and comfort of your dining room table. n


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SAVE THE DATE Scrap the play dates this month and show your child how special they are with a date on the calendar just for them, circled in a big, red heart. It can be an outdoors romp, playing a silly game, making valentines or a traditional date where you dance the night away. By Missy Black

Kids Make and Take Valentine Bash Hammer & Thread 6610 Lake Michigan Dr., Allendale Feb. 8, 1-3 p.m. $5 per child hammernthread.com

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If the thought of whipping up some valentines with your child has you on cloud nine, you’ll dig the Hammer & Thread drop-in event allowing children to bring their class list and make up to 25 unique valentines with five different designs to choose from. “I plan to have a lot of different hands-on activities for them,” said Kim Blum, owner of Hammer & Thread. Expect more crafty valentines and making things with candy, wood and a few stations where you can make airplanes out of Smarties candy, gum and Lifesavers. This is a fun, creative event that gets you out of the house for some quick afternoon play. Toast to some one-on-

one time at the cookies-and-milk bar and go home with some handmade goodness.

Winter Family Day Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m. Adults, $12; children 5-13, $6; children 3-4, $4; children 2 & younger, free meijergardens.org, (616) 957-1580 Stay warm with hot chocolate and stay busy with activities at The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden where frosty fun brings families together. From a live ice sculpting demonstrations to creating a clever seed mosaic snow sculpture, there are tons of things to do. You may even paint a winter scene on snow with colored water or participate in winter-themed stories and seasonal songs. “There’s a lot we can share with our younger guests, that appreciation for the

Winter Family Day: Feb. 15 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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outdoor environment, even observing the way winter looks with the trees or animal tracks,” said LaStar Alicea, Lena Meijer Children’s garden coordinator. Even the West Michigan Woodworkers Guild is on hand to help you explore the art of old-fashioned toy making in the old log cabin. If you need something to do, somewhere fun to go, every child enjoys a getaway to the Gardens where the cold becomes cool again.

Daddy Daughter Valentine SemiFormal Gala East Rockford Middle School Cafeteria and Rockford High School Cafeteria, Rockford Feb. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 per person rpssignmeup.com, (616) 863-6322 Take quality time out of the home and turn it into a special occasion. Get fancy and do something big. The Daddy Daughter dance in Rockford is perfect because “you’re getting dressed up and celebrating being with each other,” said Pattie Harmelink, community services coordinator with Rockford Community Services. The Valentine SemiFormal Gala is geared for preschool ages through 8th grade and lets daughters and their dads (or special guest) head out for a night exclusively for them. Young girls will love little date night touches like favors, refreshments, a DJ and Douglas Photography on hand to capture the memories. “The girls should love the fact that they are hanging with their dad and girlfriends dancing and feeling special.” Draw out the evening by heading to dinner and presenting her with flowers beforehand but however you celebrate the occasion, make sure the night is all about her.

Candied Land: Feb. 22 at Kent District Library

Candied Land: You Become the Game Piece! Kent District Library’s Kentwood Branch 4950 Breton SE, Kentwood Feb. 22, 2 p.m., Free! kdl.org, (616) 784-2007 If playtime has become a little routine, shake things up a bit. Make a date to play a giant version of your favorite childhood board game at the KDL’s Kentwood Branch. The life-sized Candied Land game has kids following colored squares to walk across a gumdrop bridge and voyage through the candy cane forest while trying not to get stuck on a licorice spot. “It gives the kids the opportunity to play one of their favorite games in a way they haven’t before. It’s a familiar experience but a totally new adventure,” said Monica Walen, youth librarian at the Wyoming Branch. Parents will love the new take on an old pastime and feel good introducing kids to all that their local library has to offer. Top the evening off with a candy store run or sip on some malts, but however you look at it, you’ve made some sweet special memories. The program is also offered on Feb. 1 at the Byron Township Branch and on Feb. 8 at the Caledonia Township Branch. n


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Movement Music: The Coup Channels Anger into Hope | by Kyle Austin

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h ey may rap about gui llotines, Molotov cocktails and deep-frying CEOs, but anyone who calls The Coup’s music angry isn’t listening close enough. For more than 20 years, the Oakland hip-hop collective has paired poetic social commentary with infectious grooves to inspire a feeling. “It’s a practical hope that’s so overwhelming that it seems impractical,” said Boots Riley, frontman and songwriter. “I come from a background of organizing, and what I’ve realized is that anger doesn’t motivate people to do a lot. … To actually participate in changing their situation, there needs to be some hope that they have the power to do so. Otherwise, the anger just turns into frustration.” Riley, whose work as an activist dates back to his high school days, could have easily succumbed to frustration after the Occupy Movement (he was heavily involved in the Oakland branch) was stymied by in-fighting. Instead, The Coup hit the studio in late 2012 after a six-year recording hiatus to make Sorry To Bother You, a genre-defying sonic amalgamation that Riley believes captures the group’s live energy better than any other album in their catalog. Like Occupy, Sorry To Bother You benefited from an organic sense of collaboration. “The thing that was large and different [about Occupy] was that all of these separate groupings

were down to work together to create this beautiful piece of music that gave a lot of people all over the world hope,” Riley said. Riley brought a similar work ethic to Sorry to Bother You, which he collaborated on with producer Damien Gallegos. Previous releases Pick a Bigger Weapon and Party Music were engineered by Riley solo. “There were a lot more possibilities,” Riley said about his work with Gallegos. The result was an album so enthralling that The Coup is still touring off the material, despite the fact that it was released in October of 2012. But don’t expect redundancies this time around; as of late the band has been treating audiences to songs from a forthcoming EP, La Grande Boutique. Do, however, expect the kind of raw, pulsating energy that has made The Coup a force to be reckoned with. “You’ll see that the whole band is bringing the show,” Riley said. “It’s not just a rapper with a band.” n

“To actually participate in changing their situation, there needs to be some hope that they have the power to do so. Otherwise, the anger just turns into frustration.”

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anything. The people that vote are music lovers, music h e n i t c o m e s to A T r i b e nerds and music historians. It was such a huge deal to Calle d Re d’s fusion of indigenous not have to sell a million records to be noticed.” rhythms and electronic dance beats, those ATCR has fully embraced its visibility as a way to came naturally. raise awareness toward indigenous culture, a central “All we really do is mash up dance music, because goal for its members. The name is a testament to the powwow music is dance, and so is club music,” said Ian group’s aim to unite and celebrate “DJ NDN” Campeau. indigenous people worldwide and to Since Campeau, Dan “DJ Shub” derail deeply ingrained cultural stereoGeneral and Bear Witness met in 2007, A Tribe Called Red types. The live shows further that with they found widespread recognition, The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids homemade videos that disprove many political activism and cultural integra- Feb. 13, 8 p.m. $12 advance/$15 day of, 18+ misconceptions. tion were all in their hand. As a result, pyramidschemebar.com, “Our videos show very racist the group released its self-titled debut (616)272-3758 images of native people, so we are album as a free online download, a putting up a mirror of what is shown strategy that has contributed to a growing fan base that began in the clubs of Ottawa, Ontario. through the media as a portrayal of indigenous people,” Campeau said. “When you see other indigenous DJs in a club, you According to Campeau, the videos are a juxtaposiget to know each other pretty quickly,” Campeau said. tion to the band members, a statement showing not all “We wanted to throw a party, to make music geared natives fit certain stereotypes. toward, but not limited to, the aboriginal population “An average North American doesn’t think of a in Ottawa.” native person in jeans and a hoodie and a baseball cap Since then, ATCR has been recognized alongside smiling for photo shoots,” Campeau said. “We’re trying contemporaries such as Tegan and Sara and Drake as to show we’re able-bodied people in society today, and nominees for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. “It’s a prize based on artistic merit alone,” we’re taking down those colonial views.” n Campeau said. “It has nothing to do with record sales or

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WYCE Jammie Awards The Intersection, Grand Rapids Feb. 21, 5 p.m. Free! grcmc.org/radio, sectionlive.com

The Jammies CelebratES 15 Years of Honoring Local Music | by Carly Plank

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h e m o nth afte r th e nati o nal m us i c co m m u n ity i s reinvigorated by the Grammy Awards held in the heart of Los Angeles, the Grand Rapids music community will celebrate its homegrown talent at The Intersection. Although nearly a continent away from the Sunset Strip, the Jammies have been just as instrumental in shaping the musical mosaic that has developed around Grand Rapids. “If you like live music, you can’t not have a good time,” said Scott Hammontree, talent buyer at The Intersection.

And the biggest perk for the audience? Admission is free, or rather, priceless. “I always say the whole affair is a labor of love, with practically everyone involved doing their part without any money changing hands,” said WYCE Station Manager Kevin Murphy. “One of the reasons I love the Jammies is because it is solely a celebration of the art, and we do our best to keep commerce from getting in the way.” In addition to the free-until-capacity event, the awards (in its 15th year) give new and veteran local bands the chance to play in front of some of the largest audiences of their careers.


“We’re truly honored to be a part of the event and it’s great to see the room full of people celebrating great music from so many local artists,” Hammontree said. “It affords some artists an opportunity to play in front of 1,000-plus people, and I enjoy seeing them have that chance.” The evening features more than 20 performances split between the venue’s two stages. The Intersection has seen its share of concerts and crowds, making it the ideal long-term host site. “From a venue standpoint, we do some pretty large concerts so we are accustomed to the production aspect,” Hammontree said. “But for the Jammies more artists grace our stages than any other for one single night. When you combine the WYCE staff helping direct traffic with our experienced production staff, it actually goes off remarkably smoothly.” WYCE 88.1 FM, run by Grand Rapids Community Media Center, also plays an integral part in increasing the availability of local music to people all over the state. Each year, WYCE organizes the nominees and regulates voting procedures for the Jammies. “Basically, any local or regional album added to the WYCE library in a given year is in the running for the following year’s Jammies,” Murphy said. “Each year at the end of November, we put together that list of nominees, and divide it up into categories.” The voters fall into three categories: WYCE programmers, a panel of local music industry aficionados and public votes for song of the year and listeners’ choice awards. Online voting is accessible to the public through Feb. 1 on the Jammies Facebook page. The big night is filled with glamorous finishing touches including “Jam-bo-tron” monitors, which are giant projection screens alongside the main stage that guarantee a front-row view. For the second year in a row, the bar will feature a “Tap Takeover” sponsored by Bell’s Brewery, meaning select brews from Bell’s will be on tap for one night only. A free CD is also offered to those who dress up in their jammies.

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he spotlight, however, remains on the bands: their music, stories and respective journeys. Bowery, a Grand Rapids mainstay among pop and rock groups since 2007, has weathered some transformative changes since its 2010 Jammie nomination, including the addition of new singer Heather Palaszek. Former vocalist Shaneé Laurent departed before much of the 2013 Jammie-nominated album The Without You, Part I was recorded. “Being the newest addition to Bowery, I’m so proud of where this band has gone in just a little over a year,” Palaszek said. “We’ve put in a lot of hours: practice every week ... and we’ve been constantly working to perfect our sound live and within the songs themselves.” Vocalist and guitarist Phil Kulas has been with the band since its inception and credits the Jammies with propelling the band to the next level. “I feel like our 2009 release Our Love is a Ghost really got the push it ultimately needed at the Jammies. That was the moment that sparked us as a band.” According to Murphy, the level of participation by both performers and local music fans has multiplied after 15 years. “The fans’ involvement has increased each year in terms of the number of people attending, and the number of people voting in the Listeners’ Choice categories,” he said. The ability to release music digitally via free sites including Bandcamp and Reverbnation is a major reason for the event’s continued growth. And for bands like Bowery, these sites allow them an avenue to stream or sell music. “Today, technology allows a group of musicians to get together with a single laptop and record a pretty high quality-sounding record and distribute it via social networks for free,” Murphy said. “The barriers to entry were much higher in the late ‘90s.” Although the advent of online music sharing brings more positives than negatives to local bands, in most cases, Kulas acknowledges the cons as well and believes that finding a balance between the two is the key to success. “We’re out there swimming, but it’s certainly a challenge with so much art and music out there,” Kulas said. “But there are always new avenues to explore online, and it has been an incredible way to connect with like-minded artists and new fans.” Just as The Jammies has transitioned and grown over the course of the digital age, Kulas hopes this year’s awards will allow his band’s new lineup a

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Paper Diamond Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop | by Dwayne Hoover

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lex B otwi n i s a pretty busy guy. When he’s not managing Elm & Oak Academy, a record label and design firm, he typically has his hands in something musical.  For the past three years, that something has been a full-length album, two EPs and virtually constant touring as Paper Diamond, Botwin’s electronic music project. “I’ve been so immersed in the music I have actually only been back to my Colorado house for a few days since July,” Botwin said. And he doesn’t slow down. Paper Diamond’s initial two EPs, Wavesight and Paragon, were the first of three planned. And even with a crazy touring schedule, Botwin is still making music, and looking to release the third EP this year. “There is a lot of unreleased music that I’m sitting on right now, and am working very hard to pick the right time to let it out,” he said. “The last couple years have been spent mainly on the road. It’s been an interesting process of writing while traveling so much, as opposed to being in a single studio where things always sound the same.” In the small amount of spare time he has, Botwin also put together a mix with Los Angeles-based DJ and music producer Diplo. “The new mix for Diplo and Friends on BBC1 is going to be all over the place,” Botwin said. “I have included some more

down-tempo type feels, some nice melodies, some heavy tracks, some exclusives from friends ... along with some of my previously unreleased productions.” A constant explorer of creativity, Botwin also looks for ways to enhance the experience of his live shows. Most recently, he added some new equipment, as well as the ability to control the visuals during his performances. “I love having the control of not only the audio, but the visual aspect of my show,” Botwin said. “For me, it ensures that the performance is top notch, and also pushes the abilities of what’s usually done with stage performance.” A top-notch performance is exactly what to expect from Paper Diamond, and especially so with the supporting artists hand-picked by Botwin. “I wanted to create a great environment with artists that I personally like, not only musically, but as people,” Botwin said. “I’m excited to work on music, travel and hang with everyone.” n

chance to prove themselves to listeners once again. Antrim Dells “Having reset the band with a new singer and B-Sides direction, I’m looking for that one moment we can Bangups confidently say ‘launched’ this new era.” Brad Fritcher + Trois Chain of Lakes For Tommy Schichtel, producer, songwriter Dante Cope and previous Jammie nominee with his bands the Filmloom Concussions and the Fuzzrites, the awards are a Hank Mowery chance to prove his most recent project is worthy of Jake Stilson this year’s best new artist award. Schichtel’s band the Jim Alfredson’s Dirty B-Sides has a throwback rock vibe and is nominated Fingers for its self-titled album in the “Best Album by a New Jim Shaneberger Joel Mabus Artist” category. Joshua Davis Having been a part of the Grand Rapids music Lasso scene since the Jammies began, Schichtel has seen a Red Tail Ring definite upswing in the number of venues available Ribbons of Song for bands to hone their craft. Rick Chyme “Grand Rapids has changed so much in just 10 River Rogues Jazz Band years,” he said. “There is so much more art at the Root Doctor Splice forefront, and there are great venues to play from The Wallace Collective people that have a vision.” Who Hit John? Music lovers from all walks of life can find live Vincent Hayes entertainment to enjoy on any given night in Grand Rapids, and the WYCE Jammie Awards aim to provide a sampling of the many styles local bands have claimed as their own. “A close-knit musical community like Grand Rapids has people in metal bands supporting singer-songwriters with an acoustic guitar,” Schichtel said. “If you are out performing, people will notice and come back.” As more bands evolve and more genres of music converge on Grand Rapids, The Jammies will keep pace with the changes. “We see a lot more local music being submitted to WYCE from a much broader stylistic spectrum,” Murphy said. “That means there’s more to choose from, which for the most part means we can put on a Jammies show with more than 20 really top-notch acts.” n

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VISUAL ART

by Kerri VanderHoff

Living with Art: The Legacy of an American Collector

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quote by Emily Fisher Landau provides a little insight into the mind and motivation of one of the preeminent collectors of post-war American art in the United States: “Never stop learning. Never stop looking. Art is the greatest teacher.” An exhibition of works drawn from the Landau collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art is on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) this month. Landau began collecting art in the late 1960s, and has focused on contemporary American art since the early 1980s. She consistently supported risk-taking artists, who she believes “portray the world we are living in now.” “This [exhibition] features bold and often controversial works by 40 artists, including Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol and in-depth presentations by Ed Ruscha, Richard Artschwager and Jasper Johns,”

said GRAM Director and CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen. The 80-work exhibition traces themes and ideas that have shaped art over the last several decades including abstraction, postmodernism, debates about representation and a revived interest in personal narratives. This exhibition, formed by a passionate contemporary art collector, is a timely one for Grand Rapids; the topic of conversation among many in local art circles is about nurturing the growing public interest in original art. While Landau had the means to amass a remarkably large collection, the joys of art collecting can be experienced on a smaller scale as well. Rick Beerhorst, a local artist whose work can be found in collections across the country, said people invest in art for different reasons, but the main one is often personal. “They love art and want to live with it,” he said, echoing the sentiments of Landau. “It enriches their environment where they live and where they work. Good art continues to make you ponder, and look, and think. It leads to a more meaningful existence. One that is thoughtful, inquisitive, always learning.” Richard App, whose Grand Rapids-based gallery is in its 21st year, has witnessed the cultural change over the years and a growing market for original, contemporary art.

“This [exhibition] features bold and often controversial works by 40 artists, including Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol and in-depth presentations by Ed Ruscha, Richard Artschwager and Jasper Johns.”

Environmental Impact

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Feb. 22–May 4 kiarts.org, (269) 349-7775

This exhibition encourages heightened public consciousness about the intentional or unintentional consequences of environmental exploitation and neglect. The paintings, photographs and sculptures confront pressing issues,

Jack Hillman: Sculpture

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Feb. 5–26 fhfineartscenter.com, (616) 493-8965 Jack Hillman watches for patterns that occur naturally. With experiences gained as an industrial designer, graphic designer, environment

“You buy what you like, but educate yourself on what you are getting,” App said. “Being able to talk about what you own and sharing meaningful stories enhances the experience.” Galleries are a helpful place for new collectors to learn more about the works they are interested in; they can provide context about the history of the artist and the technique and themes involved. Landau included notable gallery owners such as Leo Castelli in her social circle, along with many of the artists themselves. To learn more about Emily Fisher Landau’s legacy and collecting American art, GRAM offers a variety of programming

as well as an audio guide with commentary from Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg, containing recorded interviews from many of the artists whose work is on view. Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection is a thoughtprovoking exhibition that complements the growing local interest in contemporary art. n

designer and as a university design professor, Hillman began focusing full time on creating sculptures in 2002.

to the sculptures themselves, are a unique treasury of ideas and imagery. Included in the exhibition are preparatory drawings created in anticipation of works, and master drawings and prints completed as meditations after the works are completed. In addition, life studies and compositional sketches by leading Modern and Contemporary sculptors for whom works on paper are significant to their repertoire are also included.

Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Through April 27 meijergardens.org, (616) 957-1580

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Rapids Art Museum Feb. 2–April 27 artmuseumgr.org, (616) 831-1000

Works on paper by sculptors are a critical and expansive part of the permanent collection at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. These drawings and prints, many with ties

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from land development to industrial-scale depletion of natural resources, from the Gulf oil spill to the dangers of nuclear energy, the destruction of the American landscape, and the impact of global warming.

Ed Ruscha, b. 1937. Give Him Anything and He’ll Sign It, 1965. Oil on canvas, 57 3/8 x 55 1Ž4 x 1 3Ž4  in. (145.7 x 140.3 x 4.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art,  New York; promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau. © Ed Ruscha, photograph courtesy of the artist.

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PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS

Sister Act’s Spectacle is Second to Nun

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ac k wh e n c ro p to ps we re g o i n g th ro u g h th e i r first wave of cool and rollerblades were the rage, a lounge singer became a nun. Not a real-life lounge singer, but Sister Act’s Deloris, who discovered that a wimple is a slammin’ good witness protection disguise. Played by the hilarious Whoopi Goldberg, Deloris delighted audiences worldwide as she butted heads with Mother Superior and introduced a choir of adorable nuns to up-tempo beats and flawless pitch. Boasting numerous awards and two Golden Globe nominations, Sister Act became one of the most beloved and highest-grossing comedies of the ‘90s. Premiering in 2011, Broadway’s Sister Act amplifies its filmic source on a grander, glitzier scale. An exquisite backdrop representing stained glass provides an eye-feast of vivid oranges and blues, while a stunning Madonna statue towers and sparkles. In contrast to the traditional garb that often garners penguin jokes, the nun habits pop with bright colors and a

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generous sprinkling of glitter. Outside the monastery, mushrooming bell-bottoms and poofy hair provide further spectacle. In keeping with the ‘bigger is better’ motto, the Broadway musical features 19 original songs scored by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken. Like the costuming, the music strives to authentically reflect its time period, which was changed to the ‘70s for the musical. “The music is amazing,” said Ta’Rea Campbell, who plays Deloris. “Audiences don’t miss the songs from the movie and are pleasantly surprised … [The music is] very Donna Summer and Bee Gees inspired. It’s a big sound—lots of horns and brass—so very true to the ‘70s.” Additional elements adding to the musical’s impressive scale include a fresh romance storyline for Deloris and a host of new characters who bring on belly laughs. “We have the same [movie] characters and a few more that people will be surprised at how funny they are. The thugs have a really funny song—they’re stock characters—but I can’t give anything away,” Campbell said.

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Sister Act DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids Feb. 4-9, show times at 1, 2, 6:30, 7:30 & 8 p.m. $32-$72 broadwaygrandrapids.com, (616) 235-6285

Sister Act’s other comedic treat is the new choreography, which plays off the ‘cool old lady’ trope and capitalizes on the humor of the unexpected. “Audiences are really surprised at how well the nuns move,” Campbell said. “You usually don’t see nuns shaking their booties, so they will be surprised … [Sister Act] is funnier than they think it’s going to be.” Whatever elements the Broadway production adds to broaden Sister Act’s grandeur and scope, love and acceptance still remain at the story’s core. “[Sister Act is about] sisterly love—everyone accepting everyone,” Campbell said. “The sisters go to bat for Deloris and she goes to bat for them. Deloris realizes something in them that needs to come out and helps them express it.” n

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WMU Theatre York Arena Theatre, Kalamazoo Feb. 1-2; show times at 2 & 8 p.m. $10-$20, WMU students $5 wmich.edu/theatre, (269) 387-6222 Written by noteworthy female playwrights, this documentary draws on interviews of seven fighters for women’s equality. Hailing from countries as diverse as Northern Ireland and Pakistan, the protagonists share the same triumphant story of overcoming obstacles for women’s empowerment. Provocative and unflinching, this play is recommended for mature audiences.

Into the Woods

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Parish Theatre, Kalamazoo Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8; show times at 2 & 7:30 p.m. $13-$24 kzoocivic.com, (269) 343-1313 A fanciful weaving together of Grimm’s fairytales, this Tony Award-winning hit puts a special twist on familiar characters. When a baker and his wife set out to collect items to appease an evil witch, they encounter storybook legends such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella. In this story, however, ‘happily ever after’ is not a guarantee. Characters must deal with surprising consequences when it turns out their well-known adventures are not yet case-closed.


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INDIE film

by Josh Spanninga

Let’s be honest — February got the short end of the stick as far as months go. Nestled smack dab in the middle of winter, it’s a point in time where the snow and ice has lost its charm, but spring is nowhere near close. Lose yourself in film this month and forget about what it’s like outside.

Goodwill and UICA to Shed Light on Homelessness with Dark Days

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atch a good movie and help out your community at the same time. The UICA and Goodwill may be able to help you out with that. The organizations team up on Feb. 16 and 17 to screen the award-winning documentary Dark Days. The film focuses on an abandoned sub-section of the New York City underground railway system called the Freedom Tunnel, and follows a community of homeless people who populate it. Many of these people are actually helped out with the production of the movie by volunteering to be part of the film crew. The film sheds light on the struggles of an oft-overlooked homeless community, and explores themes of poverty, marginalization and survival. Katie Johnson, the donations and media manager for Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids, said screening the film will help show audiences the effects of poverty from a different angle and will leave a lasting impression with movie-goers.

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“(The film) helps you realize there are people who are living in these situations and that there are opportunities to help those in your own community,” Johnson said. “It’s something very real, within the area that we live in as well.” Instead of paying cash for admission, tickets for each of the two screenings of Dark Days may be purchased by donating 10 items at the door to Goodwill. Not sure what to bring? Johnson assures moviegoers that all donations are appreciated. “We are accepting absolutely everything,” Johnson said. “Textiles, home goods, as well

“(The film) helps you realize there are people who are living in these situations and that there are opportunities to help those in your own community. It’s something very real, within the area that we live in as well.”

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as blankets or items that might be useful to someone who is seeking shelter. We’re also accepting non-perishable food items that we will be donating directly to a local community partner.” Instead of giving the donated items from the event directly to shelters and other community partners, Goodwill will be supplying vouchers so that these organizations can purchase the specific items they need. After the movie, there will be an open Q&A session with Johnson and a representative from Goodwill’s workforce development team, which helped place 842 participants into community employment last year alone. The forum is designed to further explore themes from the documentary and to highlight ways to give back to the homeless community in Grand Rapids. “We do want to try to keep it open and really have an area where we can encourage everyone to share their perspectives and their thoughts after the film, and to ask questions both to us and some of the other community members that we’ll be working with,” Johnson said. Nick Hartman, UICA film coordinator and self-professed thrifter, said Goodwill was the obvious choice for an organization to collaborate with on this project. “I’ve always been a Goodwill fan,” he said. “I literally spend a lot of my free time thrift shopping there and I know how much they contribute to the less fortunate. Overall, it just felt right to work with them so I reached out and proposed what I’d like to do and luckily, they loved the idea.”

Hartman has high hopes for the event, and anticipates this could open up doors for similar collaborations down the road. “I’d definitely like to see the UICA doing more events like this in future,” Hartman said. “I mean overall, why wouldn’t we? Giving back and helping others is what everyone should be doing and if we can continue to do so, then we will.”

Arctic Thrills at Knickerbocker Theatre

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f crisp wintry adventures do happen to be your thing, look no further than the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. As part of an ongoing film series dedicated to highlighting independent cinema, Knickerbocker will screen the Greenlandic adventure-drama, Inuk. Inuk follows the adventures of the main character of the same name as he traverses Greenland to leave behind abusive parents and start life anew at a children’s home on an arctic island. His adventures take him north, where Inuk explores his Inuit roots, and is left under the tutelage of struggling bear hunter, Ikuma. Along the way, Inuk experiences his own bildungsroman-style journey into manhood, and rediscovers his Inuit heritage. Made on a shoestring budget and largely comprised of a cast of nonprofessional local actors, Inuk is a surprise award-winning breakthrough film that embraces the tradition of independent cinema. n

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comedy

Alonzo Bodden on Supervillains, Global Tours and “Last Comic Standing”

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“When you’re in Sydney [Australia], it’s fun because they get America, they understand the United States, but we still have cultural differences. Then there are some things they just don’t understand. Like Texas, for instance.”

Since then, Bodden has toured the globe many times over and has kept himself busy with recurring roles as a guest panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me! And Game Show Network’s “Mind of A Man.” He will return for the seventh season of the Showtime series “Californication” this April. If it sounds like he’s busy, he is, but Bodden says that just comes with the territory. “This business is always about what’s next,” he said. “I don’t know that you ever get to sit on your laurels.” n

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any comedians are ecstatic to perform the next biggest club or to branch out on a U.S. tour. Alonzo Bodden, however, prefers to branch out a little farther. He has toured the globe performing for U.S. troops in places such as Iraq and Greenland, and has headlined in countries like Ireland and Australia. “When you’re in Sydney, it’s fun because they get America, they understand the United States, but we still have cultural differences,” Bodden said. “Then there are some things they just don’t understand. Like Texas, for instance.” When these cultural blocks arise, Bodden says he enjoys the challenge of adapting his comedy to fit the audience. Some subjects, like American pop culture, are always a safe bet. “For the United States, our biggest export is culture,” Bodden said. “So when you go overseas and talk about a U.S. TV show, or a politician or an athlete, they generally know who or what you’re talking about.” Bodden wasn’t always a global comedic presence though. He used to work at McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Martin, training aerospace workers. He realized he had a knack for comedy when he would incorporate jokes into his training to help even out the dry scientific aerospace jargon. Eventually he would quit Lockheed Martin to pursue his comedy dream, and while working odd jobs during the day to make ends meet, he was sometimes given unusual opportunities. For instance, during a gig as a truck driver on the “Power Rangers” studio, a sound man heard Bodden talk and asked him to be the voice of a villain. Bodden said yes. “It’s much easier to sit in a studio and roar and yell and try to kill Power Rangers than it is to stand outside in the sun next to a truck,” Bodden said. “So I became the voice of Thunderon.” In 2002, Bodden returned to TV when he appeared as a finalist on “Last Comic Standing.” He ended up coming in second place, a spot he doesn’t remember fondly. “When you come in third they thank you for coming and everybody cheers,” Bodden said. “And then there’s just two of you onstage, and they say, “and the winner is...” and then everybody cheers for the winner and you’re second, and you’re just kind of standing there like ‘Oh, I should probably leave now.’” He was invited back the following season and landed first place, a title he was much more comfortable with.

Alonzo Bodden Dr. Grins, Grand Rapids, Feb. 6-8, show times at 8, 9 and 10:30 p.m. $10-$15, thebob.com, (616) 356-2000

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by Kyle Austin

LIT LIFE

How A MusicianTurned-Writer Found Her Natural Rhythm PHOTO: THOMAS RICE

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ad her entire life not gone lit“I’m not as much concerned with genre,” she said. “I’m erally up in flames back in 1980, Debra much more interested in finding the right form of expression.” Marquart would not be the writer she is today. In Regardless of how she chooses to manifest her ideas, fact, she may have never even taken up writing at Marquart identifies completely with the idea of the writer as an all. After dropping out of college just two courses intuitive observer of events, emotions and experiences. shy of earning a degree in social work, Marquart “I start with a notebook and I just throw stuff in there,” she embraced music, singing in a number of small bands and toursaid of her writing process. “It’s kind of a warehouse. I just have ing for several years until a freak accident burned her band’s that feeling when I hear or see something that it’s something truck, along with $60,000 worth of equipment, to the ground. to write about, but I don’t know at that point if it’s a song, a “One day I was a traveling road musician with a big band, poem, an essay or a story.” equipment and gigs, and then suddenly I was just stalled out in Often, Marquart writes individual pieces at a time, and when this little efficiency apartment in North Fargo [North Dakota] she’s accumulated enough, collects them into a book. Her first because we’d lost everything,” Marquart said. “I effort, The Hunger Bone, is a collection of short had no money and I was just circling.” stories inspired by life on the road as a touring Debra Marquart Faced with a choice between rebuilding and musician. She’s also published two collections - Aquinas College rebirth, Marquart chose the latter. She decided of poetry, From Sweetness and Everything’s a Verb, Contemporary she would keep creativity at the center of her as well as a memoir about growing up in rural Writers Series life by simply changing mediums. North Dakota, The Horizontal World. Aquinas College, Grand Rapids “For some reason, writing presented itself, In all of Marquart’s writing, there’s a deep Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. and I think it was in part because it was cheap,” respect for language’s musicality. As a singer, aquinas.edu/cw, (616) 632-8900 Marquart said. “I had a pencil and a piece of she became enthralled with the relationship paper, so I thought I could write.” between lyric and melody, and as a writer she Now, as an author and poet, a professor of English at Iowa says she focuses not just on the meaning of the words, but also State University, and lead singer of the jazz/rhythm and blues/ on the way they sound. poetry group The Bone People, Marquart draws from both of “There’s a moment when you read or perform where you her creative passions to produce a body of work that has won begin to transcend that part of the language and you’re living her a Pushcart Prize and The Faulkner Society’s Shelby Foote more inside phonemes.” Prize for the Essay, among others. That’s why you’re just as likely to see Marquart strumming “Creativity contains a kind of nutrition that I can’t get anya guitar and singing a song at one of her readings as you are to where else in my life,” she said. “I mean, it’s something beyond see her holding a book. She wields both with a sure-handedness love; it’s part love, part passion, part obsession, part devotion. that can only belong to someone who’s found exactly what they It’s my most consistent and long-running relationship.” were put on this earth to do. n As a writer, Marquart’s talent is incredibly fluid.

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Other Literary Events Poetry Slam at Taste of Soul Sunday Grand Rapids Public Library Feb. 16, 1-4:30 p.m. grpl.org, (616) 988-5400

The ninth annual celebration of African American history and culture at the Grand Rapids Public Library will now feature a poetry slam as part of the festivities. If you think poetry is boring, then you need to attend a poetry slam, where the rhythm, cadence and inflection of the language are brought to the forefront in a competitive live performance atmosphere.

Meet Author Patrick Lee

Bookbug Independent Bookstore, Kalamazoo Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. bookbugkalamazoo.com, (269) 385-2847 New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lee’s new book, Runner, is the epitome of a thriller. It follows retired Special Forces soldier Sam Dryden as he becomes immersed in a conflict between sinister government forces and a young girl whose mysterious past may reveal more than either of them bargained for. Come hear Lee share what it takes to write a novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.


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GR Songwriters Alliance

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Mother and daughter bond over fashion at Sydney’s Boutique in Grand Rapids.

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s if you didn’t have enough competition, now children have the ability to look more fashionable than you and it’s all thanks to Sydney’s Boutique (1479 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids). The Mini Mogul Group clothing line is something to love. It’s clothing for kids, by kids—a project in partnership with Sydney’s owner Kristian Grant and her daughter Sydney, whom the boutique is named after. “She’s turning 10 in February and it’s a good time to get her involved in the business in a way that’s fun for her,” Grant said. This mother’s way of encouraging her daughter to test her talents and be a “creator, not just a consumer of goods,” has resulted in a line featuring infinity scarves for boys, crocheted mittens and as things develop, jeans, crewnecks and dresses in the future. Drawing from their current young parent customer base, Grant thought their offspring should have items at the store as well. If you want your minis to look mogul, head to Sydney’s for children’s fashions that are original and made from the viewpoint of the child and the mommy.

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If you love the smell of peppermint, you’ve got to treat yourself to the Frost special at the JW Marriott. For $159 you may choose between any two peppermint infused services starting with the 50-minute Peppermint-Infused Massage that’s a Swedish massage using peppermint aromatherapy oils. It’s pretty much a mix of relaxation and rejuvenation. You feel at ease, but with a cooling and invigorating tingle, and the hot towels on your feet almost had me asleep and dreaming. Other options include the Peppermint Executive Manicure

Littlewings Design’s artisan collection of shoes, handbags, belts and more are sold at Parliament the Boutique in downtown Grand Rapids. PHOTO: MARK HANSON

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or Pedicure service utilizing a Peppermint Espresso Scrub (that smells just like a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha) and Peppermint Lotion. Both the mani and pedi are also 50 minutes long and with this executive service you get to take your chosen nail polish home—a great perk. “Peppermint is really big in the winter,” said Spa Manager Caitlin McClelland. “It’s been known to decrease inflammation.” Chill out, get cool and relax and relieve stress with satisfying services that are a lesson in pampering. Valid through the end of February, these services make you smell like a candy cane, feel like royalty and are the ultimate sweet retreat during the winter.

to bring affordable luxury to Grand Rapids.” There are gowns for everyone’s tastes along with mother of the bride, bridesmaid and flower girl merchandise. You can even find veils made with Swarovski crystals as well as hair pieces, jewelry and shoes. Higher-end looks, glam attitude and trends for spring with “a lot of lace, sparkles and fit and flair” are what the store is all about. Like them on Facebook and visit them on the web at biankabridal.com. n

One of my love languages is gifts, namely shoes. A serious crush has formed on a pair of moccasins from Littlewings Designs, a handcrafted accessories brand with products created individually out of the finest leathers and 100 percent organic hemp. Because each piece is handmade, owner and designer Elyse Marie Welcher treats them as art pieces, hand numbering and dating each piece. A leather and canvas combination, the luxurious shoe has an artisan’s aesthetic, yet is still practical with Welcher wanting to “take it to the couture level.” Available colors include Oxblood Red, Black, Cognac Brown, Chocolate Brown and Terra Orange. This mix of comfort and style is appropriate for many settings. Wear them to work, out to lunch on the weekends or with a dress at night. The girl that buys these moccasins “will have a spirit of adventure and love of handcrafted that comes through in her classy and earthy style. Oh, and you can always have the soles replaced when it’s that time by the designer herself; that’s always a plus!” See the entire collection of handbags, shoes, belts, wallets, hats, small leather goods, fashion accessories and home goods at Parliament the Boutique (120 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids). Love makes you do silly things—like buying fancy white dresses. If you’re in the market for bridal gowns there’s a new salon on 125 Ottawa in Grand Rapids. Bianka Bridal is a bridal gown store with private suites, so each girl can have her special moment. Lines include Lazaro, David Tutera, Victor Harper, Tony Bowls and St. Pucchi. “We are Italian,” Retail Manager Maria Cannizzo said. “With large Italian families there’s big Italian weddings and instead of having to travel to the east side of the state or Lansing for a dress, we wanted

Bianka Bridal, a new store in downtown Grand Rapids, aims to bring affordable luxury to West Michigan.


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REVUE’s dining listings are compiled by staff and minions. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of restaurants in the region. For an expanded list, be on the lookout for new and improved dining changes on our revamped website, revuewm. com. The listings are not intended to be reviews of West Michigan restaurants, although we will inject some opinions into the listings based on staff experiences and personal preferences. To submit or to correct information in a dining listing, e-mail editor@revuewm.com.

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Grand Rapids Angel’s Thai Café 136 Monroe Center NW. 616-454-9801 THAI. This downtown restaurant makes your order fresh, fast, and hot. You can order your entree with your choice of meat and spice level, or create your own. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Thai Steak and Yum Talay.

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Bar Divani 15 Ionia Ave. SW. 616-774-WINE. ECLECTIC. Bar Divani offers a sophisticated environment, with the chefs use local ingredients in their creations. Taste the homegrown flavor in the Prosciutto Flatbread, the Linguine Alfredo or the Plum Salmon. By pairing with Dancing Goats Creamery, Otto’s Chicken, S&S Lamb, Ingraberg Farms, Mrs. Dog’s and Madcap, Bar Divani serves extraordinary tastes. But, what would a night out be without a few drinks? The bar serves more than 300 types of liquor, 300 wines and 50 beers to compliment each handcrafted meal. SERVING: Dinner after 4 p.m. OPEN ON: Everyday but Sunday. GO THERE FOR: Local Cuisine.

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BarterTown Diner 6 Jefferson St. SE. 616-233-3219 VEGAN. This workerowned-and-operated restaurant offers a variety of tasty healthy dishes fresh and hand-picked right from local family farms. Want a certain recipe or cooking lessons? Events and programs are BarterTown’s way of getting the community involved. So don’t be surprised if one day there’s Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and the next it’s all about pizza. SERVING: Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday), Lunch, Dinner. OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Locally based vegan meals.

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Big Bob’s Pizza 661 Croswell Dr. 616-233-0123 ITALIAN. Located in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids (across from Jersey

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Big O Café 80 Ottawa NW. 616-451-1887 ITALIAN. The downtown (and downstairs) restaurant has a reliable menu featuring pizza, pasta, and sandwiches that are Italian and Cuban influenced. A great spot for lunch or a quick glass of wine and plate of pasta before a downtown event. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Dead Head Vegetarian Pizza, Cuban dinners on Friday nights.

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The Bistro 11 Monroe Avenue NW (at Courtyard Marriott). 616-242-6000 AMERICAN. Serving American food bistro-style, whether it’s grab-and-go or guests dining in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Bistro offers fresh seasonal options, serves Starbucks beverages and has a full-service bar. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days GO THERE FOR: Sandwiches.

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Bistro Bella Vita 44 Grandville Ave. SW. 616-222-4600 ITALIAN. One of Grand Rapids’ best dining experiences, featuring Mediterraneaninspired country cuisine, a swanky yet comfortable downtown atmopshere and personable service. BBV’s culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes made with locally grown produce, fresh seafood and rotisserie roasted meats. Specialty gluten-free menu, and can prepare custom dishes for lactose intolerant, vegetarian, and vegan diets. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Mediterranean Country Cuisine and Martinis.

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Blue Water Grill 5180 Northland Dr. 616-363-5900 SEAFOOD. One of Grand Rapids’ most inspired restaurants in terms of overall ambiance, with Frank Lloyd Wright-style architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. The food is similarly inspired, drawing from Italian, Mediterranean and classic American influences. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, chops, salads, and sandwiches. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Grass Fed Beef.

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Bobarino’s 20 Monroe Ave. NW. 616-356-2000 ITALIAN. A melting pot of food, live entertainment and fun. Live music Tuesday through Saturday, including rock, jazz, retro, country, rockabilly and more. Large game room with video games, billiards and shuffleboard. Menu includes vast array of wood-fired pizzas, plus burgers, entrées and classic appetizers. Lunch buffet with pizza, pasta, and salad for $6.45. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Wood-fired pizzas.

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Bombay Cuisine 1420 Lake Dr. SE 616-456-7055 INDIAN. Offering savory and subtly spiced dishes from northern India, Bombay Cuisine is a hot spot for those who like to add a little flavor to their lives. With a lunch buffet served every weekday, this restaurant provides its eaters with an array of traditional Indian cuisine. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days GO THERE FOR: Naan, Butter Chicken.

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Brewery Vivant 925 Cherry St. SE. 616-719-1604 BREWPUB. Housed in a former funeral chapel, Brewery Vivant crafts Belgianstyle ales with a focus on barrel aging. The brewpub also brings Belgian tradition when it comes to food, featuring French and Belgian-style meals to pair perfectly with the beer. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: The Burger

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Bulls Head Tavern 188 Monroe NW. 616-454-3580 AMERICAN. Downtown eatery is a great spot for business lunch or casual pre-show dinner, with a wide-ranging menu that includes salads, burgers, pasta, seafood and steaks. Specialties include the ostrich burger, sashimi tuna and smoked Gouda chicken pasta. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Closed on Sunday. GO THERE FOR: The Ostrich Burger.

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Chapbook Café 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids. 616-942-0595. CAFE. Take a break from browsing the shelves at Schuler Books with a homemade selection of soups, sandwiches and quiches. Soups are prepared in-house daily and served with fresh baked bread to accompany a small-but-elegant sandwich menu. Try a quiche or traditional Italian Panini grilled on fresh ciabatta bread, or for a quick bite, grab a bagel or scone from the dessert case. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days GO THERE FOR: Homemade soups and sandwiches

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Charley’s Crab 63 Market SW. 616-459-2500 SEAFOOD. A staple on the finedining scene in Grand Rapids. Fresh seafood, a world-class Sunday brunch and a comfortable, upscale atmosphere for drinks and dining. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: The Sunday brunch buffet.

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The Corner Bar 31 N. Main St. 616-866-9866 AMERICAN. The downtown Rockford tavern serves a solid menu of burgers, burritos, salads and sandwiches, but it is best known for hot dogs — serving almost 1,000 per day. Its hot-dog-eating challenge has been conquered by more than a few, but it raises the question: Why would you want to consume Corner Bar dogs in a hurry rather than savor each bite? SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Hot dogs.

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Cygnus 27 Cornucopia 187 Monroe Ave. NW. 616-776-6425 ECLECTIC. Enjoy 187 skyline Monroeas Ave. 616-774-2000 DELI. A refreshing the youNW. dine atop the Glass Tower. Indulge option for on-the-go, or casual, fare. deli in a variety of globally infusedlighter dishes at Enjoy this AAA options such asrestaurant. homemadeCasual soups,attire; salads, Four-Diamond no Panini jacket sandwiches and dining freshly also brewed gourmet coffee. required. Private available. SERVING: SERVING: Breakfast Lunch OPEN ON: Open 7 days.FOR: GO Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE THERE FOR: Sandwiches. Seasonal Sunday Brunch.

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Erb Thai 950 Wealthy St. SE #1A. (616) 356-2573 THAI. Food rooted in traditional Thai cuisine, but also made to accommodate health conscious and special diets. Not too strong, not too weak, like harmony and melody. Marketing representative Molly Rizor was a Thai virgin when she went and is now glad Erb Thai was her first experience. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Peanut Curry Noodles.

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Founders Brewing Company 235 Grandville SW. 616-776-1195 BREWPUB. A beer-lover’s paradise with a national reputation for flavorful, awardwinning beers. Likewise, the brewpub’s menu consists mainly of flavorful handcrafted deli sandwiches that can stand up and complement the beers (or vice versa). SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Award-winning beer, handcrafted sandwiches.

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Bentham’s Riverfront Restaurant 187 Monroe Ave. NW. 616-774-2000 AMERICAN. Enjoy great breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options while looking out at the Grand River. Bentham’s now offers a lunch buffet with choices of salads, breads, soups and roast beef and poultry carved to order — not to mention stir-fry stations with fresh vegetables, meats or seafood and unique sauces. Casual attire. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch OPEN ON: Open 7 days, closes at 2 p.m. GO THERE FOR: Lunch buffet.

Junction), Big Bob’s is a cozy restaurant that serves up specialty pizzas, pastas, burritos, sandwiches and salads. Sit out on the deck and enjoy Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9p.m.-close seven days a week. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 Days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza and beer (is there a better combination?).

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Garden Court Lounge 187 Monroe Ave. NW. 616-774-2000 LOUNGE. An excellent choice for a quick drink with friends or when you desire relaxing with your favorite drink. The Garden Court Lounge offers a fine array of beer, wine, cocktails and liqueurs. SERVING: Drinks OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Specialty cocktails.

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Gilly’s 20 Monroe NW. 616-356-2000 SEAFOOD. Gilly’s may not be the biggest name on the seafood block, but it takes second place to no one in regards to quality, freshness and inspiration. A vast array of exotic fish is line-caught, flown in and prepared fresh daily. Every facet of Gilly’s speaks to impeccable attention to detail. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Closed on Sunday. GO THERE FOR: Fresh seafood at a great price.

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GP Sports 187 Monroe Ave. NW 616-776-6495 SPORTS BAR. Catch the big game on one of GP Sports’ 30 televisions, including a big screen for optimal game viewing. This colorful and casual restaurant not only caters to sports fans, but also features top-notch burgers, pizzas and specialty drinks. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Score Big Burgers.

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G.R.P.D. (Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery) 340 State St. SE. 616-454-9204 ITALIAN. The current GR location opened in 2004 as the first established pizzeria in the Heritage Hill district. A common meeting spot for local folks, business professionals and college students, a place where one could gather for a quick meal or a reflective lunch. It offers both hand-tossed pizza and Chicago-style stuffed pizza, as well as pasta, sandwiches, salads, and wings. Online ordering, too. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza.

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company 1 Ionia Ave SW. 616-458-7000 BREWPUB. Good for the environment and your palate, GRBC is Michigan’s first certified organic brewery and features a menu stocked with locally grown ingredients. With a diverse selection of beers on tap inspired by historical Grand Rapids figures and a hearty array of burgers, melts and hand-cranked sausages, this place represents the best of the Grand Rapids Brewing Company’s 120-year legacy. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Organic beer and locally sourced food.

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Grand Woods Lounge 77 Grandville Ave SW. 616-451-4300 AMERICAN. The restaurant’s interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific Northwest; the outdoor porch features two outdoor bars and a fireplace. Menu stocked with affordable appetizers great for sharing, plus salads, sandwiches, and entrées. Lots of domestics and microbrews, plus an array of martinis including the “Woodstini,” a tasty mix of Stoli Orange Vodka, mandarin oranges and raspberries. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Cocktails.

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Graydon’s Crossing 1223 Plainfield NE. 616-726-8260 TAVERN. An authentic take on the English Pub, with a huge selection of beers on tap and a menu that includes classic English dishes like Fish

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Green Restaurant 2289 E Beltline Ave. NE Ste. 8, Grand Rapids. 616447-8294 ORGANIC. The first of its kind, at least in this area, Green Restaurant uses nothing but all-natural and organic ingredients. This includes everything from fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese to juice, ice cream and more. It’s a restaurant where almost anyone with a unique diet could find something to eat within their specifications. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Monday GO THERE FOR: Sandwiches, soups, burgers, smoothies/juice blends.

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The Green Well 924 Cherry SE. 616-808-3566 Eclectic. REVUE’s “Free Market” columnist Steven de Polo writes, “Green Well is the best restaurant in GR.” The East Hills gastro-pub serves up an ever-changing menu featuring local ingredients, and a wide array of local craft brews and wines. The green refers also to the LEED© certified building and management’s commitment to a small carbon footprint. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Baked local goat cheese, Michigan maple whiskey chicken over risotto.

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The Holiday Bar 801 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids. 616-456-9058 AMERICAN. For 107 years, The Holiday Bar has been serving its loyal customers great beer and food, with 12 specialty beers of tap and its homemade “Porter” Pulled Pork sandwiches. Fully stocked with pool tables and nine HD flat screens, this dive is the perfect spot for cheap beer and good times.. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Cheap beer.

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Harmony Brewing Company 1551 Lake Dr. SE (616) 233-0063 BREWPUB. Harmony features 12 craft-brewed beers in addition to signature root beer for the kiddos. Named one of the top-five brewpub menus in West Michigan by yours truly, Harmony’s ultimate deal is a take-out combo that features one of its 10” gourmet wood-fired pizzas and a growler of beer for $20, as well as a $5 cheese and $6 pepperoni pizza deal every Tuesday. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza and brews.

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HopCat 25 Ionia SW. 616-451-4677 TAVERN. Rated the 3rd best beer bar on the planet by Beer Advcoate, HopCat’s spin on its food is thus: “It’s the food your Mom would feed you, if your Mom loved beer.” That’s specifically true for HopCat’s beerbar cheese, cheese ale soup and porter braised beef, but mom would also love the Hippie wrap (it’s vegetarian), the crack fries (not real crack), and Killer Mac and Cheese. Because what mom doesn’t like mac and cheese? SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Widest variety of beers, crack fries.

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JD Reardon’s Bar & Grill 940 Monroe Ave NW. (616) 454-8590 AMERICAN. Neighborhood pub offers 15 Michigan beers on tap and more bottled, along with a full menu of handmade appetizers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and 16 half-pound burgers. Nightly drink specials and karaoke on Tuesday night. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE

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FOR: Burgers. Lumber Baron Bar 187 Monroe Ave. NW. (616) 774-2000 LOUNGE. Settle into the warmth and charm of this historic bar — complete with a fireplace, leather club chairs and a large selection of premium drinks and appetizers. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Sundays and Mondays GO THERE FOR: Scotch or Brandy after a Symphony concert.

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Marie Catrib’s 1001 Lake Dr. 616-454-4020 ECLECTIC. The East Hills eatery makes everything from scratch with local ingredients, and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Get there early for lunch, as there is almost always a wait. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Salads, soups and sandwiches.

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Mixology 235 Louis St. NW. 616-242-1448 LOUNGE. Casual, upscale service and atmosphere allows guests to relax and enjoy the city views. This type of service allows guests to complete business tasks while still enjoying the accessibility to great food and libations. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days GO THERE FOR: Specialty cocktails.

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O’Toole’s 448 Bridge St. 616-742-6095 PUB. This West side pub is equipped with delicious and outrageously topped burgers, as well as an extensive beer selection, and arguably, the best happy hour specials in town. If food is not your passion, this is a prime place to kick off your Sunday Funday with its $3 Absolut Bloody Mary bar. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 Days. GO THERE FOR: Gourmet burgers, Absolut Bloody Mary bar.

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Olive’s Restaurant 2162 Wealthy St. SE. 616-451-8611 ECLECTIC. Gaslight Village mainstay for Easties looking to have a cocktail and casual dinner. The menu is surprisingly broad, with innovative starters (e.g., Napoli fritters, Paella cakes) and diverse entrées like Southern meatloaf, braised short ribs and mobu tofu. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: A broad selection.

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The Pita House 1450 Wealthy SE, 3730 28th Street, 4533 Ivanrest SW (Grandville). 616-454-1171 MEDITERRANEAN. Gyros so big you can club someone with them, the smoothest hummus in town and other Mediterranean fare, including kibbe, kafta and falafel. Additional locations on 28th Street and Kalamazoo SE. Sandwiches are made to order with fresh vegetables and ingredients. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Fresh pita wraps.

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Red Jet Cafe 1431 Plainfield Ave. NE. 616-719-5500 ECLECTIC. The funky restaurant in Creston’s old library is the kind of place you’d find in Chicago’s hip neighborhoods, offering non-sequitur menu items that somehow seem to work. Seriously, how many other places in town can you find that serve high-end organic coffees, crepes, wood-fired pizzas and artisan baked goods. Is it a bistro? Is it a coffeehouse? Does it matter? SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Crepes.

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Reds on The River 8 E. Bridge St. 616-863-8181 AMERICAN. This highly acclaimed restaurant in the Rockford area promises no processed foods. Red’s sports a cylindrical fireplace and is known for its incredible views and outdoor dining. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Sundays. GO THERE FOR: Steak and Wine.

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Reserve 201 Monroe Ave. NW (616) 855-9463 ECLECTIC. With 102 wines available by the glass and more than 300 by the bottle, paired with an ever-changing food menu influenced by West Michigan grown foods, Reserve promises diners a unique experience. Cocktails and craft beers add depth to the primarily wine-centered menu. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Closed on Sunday GO THERE FOR: Wine and food pairings, charcuterie.

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Rinaldi Pizza and Sub Shop 966 E. Fulton St. 616-458-3737 ITALIAN. The tiny pizza shop at the corner of Fulton and Diamond is publisher Brian Edwards’ favorite spot to stop for a large slice after a late night at the office. “It’s got the four C’s of pizza going for it: chewy, cheesy, crusty and cheap — with a perfect balance of sauce and cheese,” Edwards says. Fold it over, New Yorkstyle, he recommends. SERVING: Lunch, Dinner. OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza.

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Rockwell-Republic 45 S. Division Ave. 616-551-3563 ECLECTIC. Menu offerings range from sushi to burgers and everything in between. The cocktail menu runs the gamut from classics like the Manhattan to more modern variations and the beer and wine menus are nothing to sneeze at either. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Specialty cocktails, broad menu, lively atmosphere.

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Rose’s On Reeds Lake 550 Lakeside Dr. SE. 616-458-1122 ECLECTIC. The East Grand Rapids landmark is one of those places that has a different feel in each season. In the summertime, it’s a great spot to hang on the decks and have cocktails and light appetizers; when the snow is falling, it’s a warm and cozy spot for a hearty meal and big glass of wine. The menu draws from a multitude of influences including Mediterranean, Italian, and Casual American. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Root Chips.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House 187 Monroe Avenue NW. 616-776-6426 STEAKHOUSE. Serving only the best steaks, Ruth’s Chris hand-selects its steaks from the top 2% of the country’s beef, which is then broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees. Enjoy the freshest seafood, classic sides and homemade desserts that satisfy any craving. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Sundays. GO THERE FOR: Steak.

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San Chez a Tapas Bistro 38 West Fulton St. 616-774-8272 ECLECTIC. Using available local products, San Chez a Tapas Bistro is a social setting where people can remember the one rule of kindergarten: sharing. Featuring small, delicious dishes, San Chez a Tapas Bistro can satiate your desire for variety. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 Days. GO THERE FOR: Tapas.

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San Chez Cafe 38 West Fulton St. 616-774-8272 ECLECTIC. This comfy venue allows customers to “walk on sunshine” with its windowed-out structure. A hidden secret for breakfast in


downtown Grand Rapids, San Chez Cafe promises a great start to any day. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch OPEN ON: Open 7 Days. GO THERE FOR: Sandwiches.

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Six.One.Six. 235 Louis St. NW. 616-242-1448 ECLECTIC. Marketinspired menus, sweeping views and progressive rhythms combine to create a memorable dining experience. The dishes tempt taste buds and is the perfect spot for foodies. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 Days GO THERE FOR: Variety and being seen.

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Lakeshore 8th Street Grille 20 W. 8th St., Holland. 616-392-5888 AMERICAN. This eclectic grille located in the heart of Holland offers a mix of draft and bottled craft beers and a variety of pub classics and new, American beer-inspired dishes. Enjoy happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, which includes delicious half-off appetizers and $1 off drafts. SERVING: Lunch, Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: 28 taps of craft beer, hometown atmosphere.

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Stella’s Lounge 53 Commerce Ave. 616-356-2700 TAVERN. The Chicagostyle whiskey bar has more than 200 varieties of distilled spirits, old-school video games, a superexcellent jukebox stocked with rock and punk classics, and a menu filled with vegetarian and vegan bar food — and stuffed burgers. Did we mention you can sip cans of PBR and other classic beers out of a mason jar? REVUE’s British ex-pat David Smith calls Stella’s his favorite bar in the world. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Vegetarian and vegan bar food.

84 East 84 East 8th St., Holland. 616-396-8484 ITALIAN. While we categorize it as “Italian,” that’s a bit limiting for this downtown Holland spot, which specializes in creating inventive pasta dishes. Housed in an old industrial building, 84 East is a favorite splurge spot among REVUE’s Hope College minions. 84 East also serves up designer pizzas and a few non-pasta house specialties like Pork Marsala and Mahi Mahi. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Sunday GO THERE FOR: Baked Spaghetti Pie, Tuxedo Chicken Pasta.

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Bil-Mar Restaurant 1223 S. Harbor St., Holland. 616-842-5920 AMERICAN. A destination restaurant for locals and tourists for more than 60 years. Dazzling sunsets and an all-American menu

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featuring fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Lake perch, lobster strudel, prime rib. Blue House Bistro 220 W. 8th Street, Holland. 616-355-1994 AMERICAN. Chef-owned boutique bistro located in downtown Holland, with an extensive menu featuring small plates, sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, desserts, dine-in, take-out, delivery catering, beer and wine to-go. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN: Tu–Sun. GO THERE FOR: Seafood gumbo, Saturday and Sunday brunch.

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The Score 5301 Northland Dr. NE. 616-301-0600 SPORTS BAR. Multifaceted restaurant and sports bar has a lot to offer, including expansive menu with discount options, happy hour specials, countless big screen and projection TVs broadcasting big games and pay-per-view UFC matches, outdoor beach volleyball and live music in the summertime … the list goes on. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Sports bar atmosphere.

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Tavern on the Square 100 Ionia Ave. SW. 616-456-7673 ECLECTIC. The re-fashioned former Irish pub still has that neighborhood feel, and offers up a unique menu with salads, antipasto, appetizers, a pub burger, and an array of unique “Yankee Tapas” like Fish Tacos, Loaded Carnival Fries and the ultimate West Side tapas: Pierogies. A hodgepodge to be sure, but fun. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: PBJ Tuna.

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Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill 760 Butterworth St. SW. 616-272-3910 AMERICANA. You might walk into Tip Top for the cheap happy hour specials or one of the many rockabilly acts. But get comfortable with one of the venue’s signature menu items. Get classic with a sandwich or burger, but we recommend immersing yourself fully in GR’s west side and ordering Tip Top’s Polish Plate. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Dinner, drinks and a show.

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Wolfgang’s Restaurant 1530 Wealthy St. SE. 616-454-5776 BREAKFAST. The bustling Eastown breakfast spot is home to some of the heartiest breakfast dishes and funniest menu descriptions. Courteous staff never fails to offer a cup of coffee to go after we’ve finished breakfast. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Breakfast all day.

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Yesterdog 1505 Wealthy St. SE. 616-336-0746 HOT DOGS. The steamed buns and generously sloppy toppings keep people coming back, especially at 2 a.m. when the bar crowds at nearby Billy’s and Mulligans let out. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Ultra Dogs or Veggie Dogs.

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he taco has gained increasing popularity as of late; no longer mere street food option, it’s now a ubiquitous nosh in no-frills and trendy dining locales alike. When it comes to tacos, where does the value lie? Overall, authenticity trumps ambiance. It’s less about the place you find yourself eating one, much more about the reliably tasty combination of crunch, spice and flavor delighting your taste buds. A taco should be simple, with just the right amount of sass. So where to head when a craving hits? We’ve sourced ten awesome spots for you. Read on. By Alexandra Kadlec

EL ARRIERO

TAQUERIA AZTECA

ARTURO’S TACOS

There’s plenty to like at El Arriero, starting with justcrispy-enough tortilla chips and ultra-creamy guacamole. Tacos come a la carte, in salads or in platters alongside burritos, enchiladas, tostadas and more. Go there for: the Fajita Taco Salad.

A promising sign you’ve stumbled upon authentic Mexican cuisine? When there ’s a Mexican grocery store adjoining the restaurant. Taqueria Azteca offers little fanfare; they know it’s more about the food than the décor. Go there for: the Carne Asada Tacos.

Well-loved for its amply seasoned tacos—plenty of cilantro, lime and onion—this place serves up affordable fare, especially if you’ve got an appetite. Twelve tacos go for $10. Also go there for: the Taco Salad.

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2948 28th St. SE, Kentwood Less than $20

TACOS EL CUNADO

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You may have driven by its Grandville Avenue location, marked by a festive multicolored stand. In September, Tacos El Cunado arrived at the Downtown Market to a glowing response. Go there for: Emily’s Taco Trio. 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids Less than $10

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A recent addition to Wealthy Street, Donkey Taqueria signals the expansion of What the Truck, a food truck offering fusion tacos, enhancing a growing culinary scene in this area of town. Go there for: Tacos de Queso Acadero. 665 Wealthy St., Grand Rapids Less than $10

2027 N Park Dr., Holland Less than $20

MI FAVORITA

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A hidden gem, Mi Favorita serves its food out of a kitchen in the rear of a grocery store. Their daily specials will fill you up nicely, and for next to nothing. Go there for: Tacos de Barbacoa.

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305 N Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven Less than $10

LA TAQUERIA SAN JOSE

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At $1.75-$2.00 each, the tacos at La Taqueria San Jose definitely give you a bang for your buck. You’ll be satiated after two (or three). Go there for: Al Pastor tacos.

408 Columbia Ave., Holland Less than $10

1338 S Division Ave., Grand Rapids / Less than $10

CANTINA MEXICAN GRILL

MARGARITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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The extensive menu here makes decision-making a feat. Go there for: the Mahi Mahi Tacos—blackened fish, red cabbage, Monterrey Jack and Colby cheeses stuffed into three soft shell tacos. Chipotle tartar sauce gives this dish a nice kick. 2770 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids / Less than $20

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At Margarita’s, you can get three generously filled tacos for less than $10, from beef tongue to juicy shredded chicken. Go there for: the taco bar, for a DIY meal and toppings galore. 495 W 17th St., Holland Less than $15

LA MEXICANA MARKET

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Mark your calendar for the first Tuesday of the month, when you can swing by La Mexicana Market for 50-cent tacos of one kind. Bite-sized snacks wrapped in homemade tortillas. Mmm. Go there for: the Chorizo Tacos. 1956 Portage St., Kalamazoo Less than $10

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by Ben Darcie

Brewery Spotlight:

Cascade Winery and Jaden James Brewery Brew of the Month

Blackrocks Coconut Brown

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inter is the perfect time for Blackrocks Brewery to enter the lower peninsula and grace us with its Coconut Brown cans. The Marquette-based brewery started canning in fall 2013 and is distributing to various West Michigan locations, so ask for it at your local retailer. The Coconut Brown Ale pours a dark brown with a beautiful beige head that smells of coconut, roast and hints of chocolate. The light-to-medium body presents a crisp, straightforward presentation of subdued dark malt flavors engrained with a wonderful coconut presence, which lends an almost milky smoothness to the sip.

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Ashley’s 4th Annual Belgian Beer Festival takes over Westland from Feb. 6 to Feb. 16. The festival features more than 80 Belgian brewers, more than 70 drafts and more than 200 bottles. Visit abbf. ashleys.com to get more info. Traverse City hosts the Microbrew & Music Festival on Feb. 8. Enjoy live music, great food and plenty of beer to keep you and your friends busy for the whole day. Visit microbrewandmusic.com for more info. There are countless beer events going on in honor of GR Beer Week, running Feb. 17-21. The celebration leads up to the MBG Winter Beer Festival at 5/3 Ballpark on Saturday, Feb. 22. To get the inside scoop, visit grbeerweek.blogspot.com. I bring my Experience Beer! four-course beer dinner to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Feb. 18 and 25. Spend the evening with me while I teach you how beer is made and we explore the four ingredients of beer – water, malt, hops and yeast – while we enjoy pairings designed to exemplify each ingredient! For more info, visit meijergardens.org.

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any breweries str u g g le with c a t e r i n g t o the entire demographic of their customers. It’s just a fact of life that some people don’t like beer (WHAT!?), and it can become a very daunting task trying to make all of your customers happy. Cascade Winery/ Jaden James Brewery gives you and your party the unique opportunity to taste across multiple branches of fermented beverages, all produced right there in house. The business features wine, beer, cider and mead. Owner Bob Bonga had spent years working for Amway in Grand Rapids, and felt the desire to pave his own way. “I got tired of working for the man, and there’s no job security in any job, except if you make your own,” Bonga said. “[My wife and I] were thinking, ‘What can we do?’ What comes to the forefront is your hobbies, and that’s what started it.” Bob and his wife had been making wine at home for years, and dedicated five years to learning how to produce commercially. On Feb. 14, 2003, Cascade Winery opened its doors as a 2,000-square-foot winery on 28th Street. “We outgrew that place in five years,” Bonga said. They decided to move to Kentwood, on Broadmoor, and quickly grew to utilizing more than 10,000 square feet. The establishment is primarily a winery, offering many standard and specialty wines for your tasting. But for those who are more beer oriented, the business offers multiple styles by the pint, and for tasting as well. “Most of the people who come in are wine and cider drinkers,” Bonga said.

Photo: Ben Darcie

“A diverse crowd comes in, and we try to keep the room toned down so people can come enjoy [libations] without having to scream and yell over everyone else; have a quiet, peaceful drink and enjoy themselves.” Jeff Williams, the first brewer, split his time between Jaden James and Grand Rapids’ HopCat (and is now Head Brewer at Pike 51 Brewing Company). Assistant Brewer Chris Diemer joined the team and took over when Jeff went full time at HopCat. The beer offerings are standard styles, enjoyable and distinct. The taps rotate regularly, but a few standards include Cream Ale, German Amber Lager, MayDay 55513 Rye IPA and Lota Full Tree Ale, among others.

“I got tired of working for the man, and there’s no job security in any job, except if you make your own.”

Jaden James does limited distribution around West Michigan, but to get the full experience, you really have to go to the source. Hard cider options include raspberry, peach, Balaton Cherry or the standard. In-house Mead is also offered, including traditional and orange spice. “We do small-batch brews, and I think you’ll find us rather unique with our style and approach,” Bonga said. “I go to some breweries and you taste one or two, and they all seem so uniform to each other, and I don’t care for that. If I want to have a beer and a next beer, it should have something totally different to the taste.” n 4665 Broadmoor, Grand Rapids (616) 656-4665, jadenjamesbrewery.com


Enjoy a pint and experience brewing! Gravel Bottom

CRAFT BREWERY & SUPPLY

418 ADA DRIVE SE, ADA GRAVELBOTTOM.COM 616.920.7398

TUES-THUR 2PM-11PM FRI & SAT 11AM-12AM

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CityVu Bistro 61 East 7th Street, Holland. 616-796-2114 AMERICAN. Located atop CityFlats Hotel in downtown Holland, CityVu Bistro offers unique breakfast creations, an array of flatbread dinners, and small plates. Full bar with extensive wine list and great views of Holland. Hours of operation change with the seasons. SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Flatbreads.

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Everyday People Cafe 11 Center St., Douglas. 269-857-4240 AMERICAN. REVUE Publisher Brian Edwards calls Everyday People Café his favorite restaurant along the lakeshore. The atmosphere is casual and upbeat, the staff knows its stuff about wine and food, and the seasonal menu is filled with meticulously prepared, eclectic comfort food like Butternut Squash Risotto, Braised Lamb Shank and Ahi Tuna. A great wine list and tremendous desserts. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Gorgonzola Pork Chop, Greek Salad with Grandma Gigi’s Dressing (Edwards).

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1420 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI (616) 458-5589

Now open for dinner on Sunday!

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Fricano’s Pizza Tavern 1400 Fulton Ave., Grand Haven. 616-842-8640 ITALIAN. Claims to be the first pizzeria in Michigan, but customers care less about its longevity than the amazingly crispy thin crust and simple ingredients atop its much-lauded pies. Four other locations around West MI, including Comstock Park, Muskegon, Holland and Kalamazoo. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza.

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Kirby House 2 Washington, Grand Haven. 616-846-3299 AMERICAN. The Grill Room doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is — a chop house and grill. Atmosphere is warm with Tuscan tones, atmospheric lighting, classically cool music and leather booths. The menu focuses on steaks and chops and makes no apologies. The steaks are prime USDA choice, the seafood selection immaculate, and the wine and beverage list is top shelf. Relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Nightlife.

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Mia & Grace 1133 3rd St., Muskegon. 231-725-9500 AMERICAN. Calls itself a bakery and bistro, but that’s too limiting to describe the creativity of Mia & Grace’s menu. The farm-to-table eatery in downtown Muskegon is casual and comfortable and serves lots of one-of-a-kind items like the Pork Belly Reuben or the Duck PB&J (duck confit, carmelized onions, cashew-peanut butter, green pepper jelly, anadama bread). SERVING: Breakfast Lunch OPEN ON: Closed on Sunday. GO THERE FOR: Salads, Soups, Creme Brulee.

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New Holland Brewing Company 66 E. 8th St., Holland. 616-355-6422 BREWPUB. One of West MI’s premier microbreweries serves up better than average pub grub, including the Tarheel barbecue Pulled Pork, Grilled Portobello and The Treehugger, which is billed as “a vegetarian sandwich utopia.” SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Mad Hatter IPA, Dragon’s Milk.

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Phil’s Bar & Grille 215 Butler St., Saugatuck. 269-857-1555 AMERICAN. This cozy (some would say “small”) bar and grille in downtown Saugatuck is one of those unassuming spots you might easily overlook, though locals in Saugatuck will tell you about their love affair with Phil’s. Eclectic menu is all over the place, but in a good way, and the staff is super-friendly.

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Piper Restaurant 2225 South Shore Drive, Holland. 616-335-5866 AMERICAN. Upscale-but-casual spot located on Lake Macatawa, offering great views from virtually every table. Menu includes tastefully prepared items like Almond Crusted Walleye and Grilled Pork Loin, as well as wood-fired pizzas. Reservations are welcomed. SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Almond Crusted Walleye.

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Salt of the Earth 114 East Main St., Fennville. 269-561-7258 AMERICAN. Salt of the Earth is a farm-to-table-inspired restaurant, bar, and bakery located in the heart of SW Michigan farm country in Fennville. Focuses on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients whenever possible. Also serves up live music on weekends. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: House made rustic cuisine.

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Saugatuck Brewing Company 2948 Blue Star Highway. 269-857-7222 BREWPUB. Enjoy a traditional Irish-style pub that features quality beer, wine, food and service. Try one of 12 unique brews that are served in the pub and bottled and distributed throughout the Midwest. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Beer in a family friendly pub environment.

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Vitale’s of Zeeland 59 W. Washington St. (616) 772-5900 ITALIAN. This family owned restaurant specializes in Italian dining, but also has a full menu including Mexican and American specialties. Family friendly atmosphere with newly remodeled dining, and an expanded sports bar with big screen TVs. Happy hour specials, live music every Saturday and has been voted Best Pizza seven years in a row by the Grand Rapids Press. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Pizza.

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(formerly the Mobil Travel Guide). The Tuscan-inspired cuisine is spectacular, the atmosphere comfortable and intimate, and the service first-rate. Also brews its own beer in small batches for pairings with menu offerings. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. (Closed Sat. lunch) GO THERE FOR: A great dining experience.

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Fieldstone Grille 3970 W. Centre St., Portage. 269-321-8480 AMERICAN. Lodge-retreat atmosphere overlooking the Moors Golf Club natural wetlands. The “field-to-plate” menu features burgers, pizzas, steaks and some eclectic items like quail. Try the FSG chips, a combination of potato, beet and sweet potato chips. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Blue Burger, Almond Crusted Walleye, FSG Chips.

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Food Dance 401 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. 269-382-1888 AMERICAN. An eclectic American menu that reflects ownership’s fixation on “finding honest-to-goodness fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs that come from the farm, not the factory.” Lots of unique choices, for breakfast (gingerbread pancakes), lunch (crab cake sandwich) and dinner (beer roasted chicken). SERVING: Breakfast Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Fresh Local Foods.

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Old Burdicks Bar & Grill 100 W. Michigan Ave. (269) 226-3192 AMERICAN. Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill features tasty sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees, as well as a great selection of cocktails, wines and beers. SERVING: Lunch Dinner. OPEN: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: The Old Burdick Burger.

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Olde Peninsula 200 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo 269-343-2739 BREWPUB. Downtown brewpub serves up the expected (e.g., steaks, ribs), the authentic (e.g., London Broil) and some pleasant surprises (e.g., extensive vegetarian offerings, Italian food). Offers a range of beers brewed on the premises and served on tap, plus a full bar. Check out the seasonal porters on tap right now, including the Vanilla Porter (5.5% ABV) and Stout Chocula (5.25% ABV). SERVING: Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Beer-B-Que Ribs, London Broil.

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Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Arcadia Brewing Co. 103 Michigan Ave., Battle Creek. 269-963-9520 BREWPUB. You’ll find some of the usual suspects on the Battle Creek brewpub’s menu, including wood-fired pizzas and some of the best barbecue in the region. But you’ll also find some delightful surprises — Osso Bucco in a brewpub?! — on the menu, courtesy of award-winning Chef Sean Kelly. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: Handcrafted ales and barbecue.

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Bell’s Eccentric Cafe 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. 269-382-2332 BREWPUB. Eccentric Café’s regular menu of appetizers, sandwiches, sides and salads — plus the daily soups and specials — exists for a simple and important purpose: to complement the Kalamazoo microbrewery’s award-winning beers. Eat up while you drink up. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: 7 days. GO THERE FOR: The Beer.

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Bravo! 5402 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo 269-344-7700 ITALIAN. Much-lauded restaurant has earned its stripes over past 23 years as one of the region’s best dining experiences, including a 3-star rating in the 2010 Forbes Travel Guide

Martell’s 3501 Greenleaf Blvd., Kalamazoo. 269-375-2105 AMERICAN. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood that overlooks Willow Lake, Martell’s offers casual ambiance and an expansive menu with steaks, prime rib and other comfort food entrées like Italian style meatloaf and pork shank. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Open 7 days (Sundaysdinner only) GO THERE FOR: Quiet casual ambiance.

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Union Cabaret & Grille 125 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. 269-384-6756 AMERICAN. A partnership with Western Michigan University, Union features eclectic food and cocktails, plus live jazz music performed by WMU faculty and students. SERVING: Lunch Dinner OPEN ON: Closed Sunday. GO THERE FOR: Portabella Fries, Bloody Maries with infused vodkas. n

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saturday

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The B.O.B Brena Bell’s Eccentric Cafe The Diggity wsg New Old Calvary Billy’s Lounge Battle of the Bands, Blue Dirt Band Blue Water Grill Tom Northrup Bobarino’s Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cancun Connection Bar & Grill Stealin Hearts Craftsman Chop Co. Therron Kokales Czar’s 505 Kari Lynch Band DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony Classical: Russian Masters

Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Presents No Outlet Downtown Battle Creek Festivus! Downtown Kzoo Kzoo Restaurant Week Downtown Muskegon Snowfest Dr. Grins Jaime Lissow Flanagan’s The Cheap Dates Founders Brewing Co. Rick Chyme Frederik Meijer Gardens Animal Adventures, Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed, Grandmother Power GVSU Art Gallery The History of Space Photography GVSU George and Barbara Gordon Gallery Mathias J. Alten Gun Lake Casino CP2 Holland Civic Theatre Trap For A Lonely Man

The Intersection Heavyweights 2014 Round Three KIA Mountains and Waters Kellogg Arena Battle Creek Cereal Killers Kirby Grill Union Guns Kzoo Civic Theatre Into the Woods Lantern Coffee The Little Things Lemon Creek Winery A Chocolate Affair Lemonjello’s Tall Tales, She Screams of Royalty, Valkyrie’s Point, The Time for Martyrs Louie’s Trophy House Grill So Long Naota Truman Brown Cow Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Vince Miller

Old Dog Tavern Benjamin and Analisa, Duffield Caron Project, Marci Linn Band Park Theatre Bob Marley Birthday Bash Planet Rock Top Shelf Whiskey The Pyramid Scheme Back to the ‘90s The Riviera Theatre Wine for Whiskers Rocky’s Bar & Grill Mike Hard Knives Are Quiet Cosmonaut Saugatuck Brewing Toby Bresnahan Saugatuck Center for the Arts Page Play: Perfectly Imperfect Seven Steps Up Erick Baker Soaring Eagle Casino Kenny Rogers The Union Cabaret & Grille Susan Harrison University Theatre Seven UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology Village-Inn Drop 35 Wealthy Theatre Hiroyat Sukamoto Wings Stadium I.C.E World Championship Ice Racing Series

Downtown Kalamazoo Kzoo Restaurant Week Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Sunday Classical Concert Series: Harmony and Contrasts, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed, Grandmother Power GVSU Art Gallery The History of Space Photography Kzoo Civic Theatre Into The Woods, The Miracle Worker KIA Mountains and Waters Lantern Coffee The Little Things Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern 7th Son Blues Band San Chez Bistro Wine and Canvas University Theatre Seven UICA Crispin Glover, Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

sunday

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2.02

Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Presents No Outlet

monday

Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Downtown Market Cooking on a Himalayan Salt Block Foundry Hall Tunebugs Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Shaleigh Brown Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Lantern Coffee The Little Things Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical

tuesday

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Billy’s Lounge Funkle Jesse Calvin College Sadao Watanabe DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Naturally 7 Foundry Hall Night Phoenix Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Rapids Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed

Best Bet: Eclectic

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If the witches and wizards of the Here Come the Potter-verse get to have Wizard Rock, Mummies then it stands to reason that all other The Intersection, realms of magical beings should get to Grand Rapids have their own genre of Ghoul Tunes (™ Feb. 28, 8 p.m. pending). First to crawl up from the dregs $20 of monster-infused melodies are the merry sectionlive.com, band of undead pharaohs called, appropri(616) 451-82320 ately, Here Come the Mummies. While these goonish ghouls don’t rap (they’re just wrapped up instead, get it?), they do bring a considerable sense of spunky humor to modern funk-infused R&B sensibilities. Plus, any fan in the audience has the added bonus of being able to watch a gang of mummies do its thing without risk of incurring airborne tomb-raiding curses. Funkadelic music AND you won’t have to watch your own skin melt off? What an irresistible mashup. If the mummies are coming and this is the result, then I say bring on the hieroglyphics. Reported by Emma Kat Richardson

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Schedule GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Great Scott KIA ARTbreak: Serigraphy - The Fine Art of Screen Printing Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Lantern Coffee The Little Things Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts New Holland Brewing Company Art in Fermented Form Art Series Nibi Lounge Gabrial James Old Dog Tavern Open Mic Night with Branden Mann, Tom Duffield UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology Wealthy Theatre Meanwhile Movie: Lost Boys

wednesday

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2.05

Billy’s Lounge Campus Karaoke Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act DeVos Place Michigan International Auto Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Foundry Hall Song Swap Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Crossroads Kent District Library: Grandville Branch KdaLe: Home Brewing 101 Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Lantern Coffee The Little Things Lemonjello’s Open Mic Night Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Larry Lowis Old Dog Tavern Patricia Pettinga Schuler Books 28th Street West Michigan Tabletop Gamers Soaring Eagle Casino WPBA Masters 2014 Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill West Michigan Blues Society Presents Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

The Union Cabaret & Grille Jazz Mix Night

thursday

2.06

Billy’s Lounge ‘90s Holla Back Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act DeVos Place Michigan International Auto Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Alonzo Bodden Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Wildfire The Intersection Datsik with Must Die!; The Expendables with Stick Figure and Seedless Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Lantern Coffee The Little Things Louie’s Trophy House Grill Beast in the Field Inflatable Best Friend Hanover Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts: The Art Of Contemporary Papercutting Old Dog Tavern Brett Newski wsg Branden Mann and the Reprimand AJ Draper Papa Pete’s Pizza Latin Salsa Night Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit Rockford Brewing Company Luke Warm and the Not So Hots Soaring Eagle Casino WPBA Masters 2014 Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson The Union Cabaret & Grille Jazz: WMU School of Music University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

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The B.O.B BB! Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Becca Stevens Band Billy’s Lounge Starfarm Blue Water Grill Gabrial James Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Czar’s 505 Zion Lion Dale B. Lake Auditorium Ladysmith Black Mambazo DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act DeVos Place Michigan International Auto Show Dog Story Theater Hedwig and the Angry Itch Dr. Grins Alonzo Bodden Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Frauenthal Theatre West Michigan Symphony Concert Series Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Grand Woods Lounge Brena Gun Lake Casino Azz Izz Hilliards Decades The Intersection Attila Kellogg Arena TNA Impact Wrestling Kirby Grill We Know Jackson Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Kzoo Civic Theatre Into The Woods Lantern Coffee The Little Things Little River Casino Resort Showdown The Livery Jet W Lee wsg Creepoholics Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical Mulligan’s Pub Lights & Caves, Dangerously Charming Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern The Hired Hands, The Real Fantastics Planet Rock Super Bob Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit River City Saloon Tom Petty Tribute Band Rockford Brewing Company The Moonrays

Saugatuck Center for the Arts Keb’ Mo’, Real To Reel Saugatuck Douglas Library The Sea Of Grass Seven Steps Up Kelly Joe Phelps Shakespeare’s Lower Level Erika Scherry & Swift Kick Band Soaring Eagle Casino WPBA Masters 2014 Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Stone’s Throw Furniture Art of the Table’s 10th Anniversary: The Real Bash The Union Cabaret & Grille Hannaniah and the Boys University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology Wealthy Theatre Fly Fishing Film Tour 2014 West Ottawa Theater The Diviners

saturday

2.08

All Ears Theatre Recalculating Aquinas College Dance On The B.O.B Spazmatics Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Main Squeeze Billy’s Lounge Bob Marley Birthday Bash Blue Water Grill Jim Wood Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cannonsburg Ski Resort GR Urban Adventure Race: Winter Edition Celebration! Cinema North MET Opera LIVE: Rusalka Covenant Fine Arts Center River City Improv 20th Anniversary Show DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act DeVos Place Michigan International Auto Show The Dock at Bayview Kari Lynch Band Dog Story Theater Hedwig and the Angry Itch Dr. Grins Alonzo Bodden Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Founders Brewery The Scott Pellegrom Trio appearing with Chordis Bell Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Fricano’s 2014 Muskegon Polar Plunge

Keb’Mo’ at Saugatuck Center for the Arts Feb. 7 GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery The History Of Space Photography GVSU George and Barbara Gordon Gallery Mathias J. Alten Grand Woods Lounge DJ Matt B Gun Lake Casino Sweet J Band Hilliards Decades The Intersection Chase Rice, SoundIsRed Kzoo Civic Theatre Into The Woods Kzoo Expo Center Killamazoo Derby Darlins vs. Grand Raggidy Rollerworld Knickerbocker Theatre Blood Brother Lantern Coffee The Little Things Lemon Creek Winery A Chocolate Affair Lemonjello’s Warm Hands & Hearts: A Pop-Up Makers Market Little River Casino Resort Showdown Louie’s Trophy House Grill Drag Show Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical Mulligan’s Pub Archie Powell & The Exports, The Damn Choir Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern Treading Bleu Park Theatre Rolling Stones Tribute Planet Rock Blast From the Past Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit

The Pyramid Scheme Leslie & the Ly’s Boone County Comedy Troupe and Dean and the Delilahs River City Saloon Lush Saugatuck Brewing Fred Kacos Seven Steps Up Grace Pettis Soaring Eagle Casino WPBA Masters 2014 Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson St. Cecilia Music Center CARE Ballet Traverse City Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival The Union Cabaret & Grille All American Funk Parade University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology Village-Inn GR Litt Up West Ottawa Theater The Diviners

sunday

2.09

DeVos Performance Hall Sister Act DeVos Place Michigan International Auto Show Dog Story Theater Hedwig and the Angry Itch Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park FireKeepers Casino Hotel Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth Tour Founders Brewery PitchBlak Brass Band with DJ Providence


Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Gallery Uptown 17th Annual Juried 2014 Winter Arts Festival Exhibit GRAM Sunday Classical Concert Series: Western Brass Quintent, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery The History Of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Out of Favor Boys The Intersection Hopsin Lantern Coffee The Little Things Louis Armstrong Theatre - GVSU UrineTown The Musical Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts O’Connor’s All Grain Brewing Seminar Old Dog Tavern Old Time Jam Salt of the Earth Red Tail Ring San Chez Bistro Wine and Canvas Saugatuck Center for the Arts Hempy Keyboard Series - Andrew Staupe Soaring Eagle Casino WPBA Masters 2014 St. Cecilia Music Center CARE Ballet UICA Chiaroscuro International Film Series: Im Juli, Mary Ann

Aitken, Parallel, Replica of the Universe of Methodology, Zero+ Van Andel Arena Lady Antebellum with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves West Ottawa Theater The Diviners

monday

2.10

Aperitivo Cheese Class: Italy. A Food-Lover’s Paradise Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Square Dance Kalamazoo Calvin College Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens Frederik Meijer Gardens Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Kari Lynch Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Lantern Coffee The Little Things Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit

UICA Las Marthas, Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology, Zero+ Wealthy Theatre Meanwhile Movie: Natural Born Killers

tuesday

2.11

Aperitivo Champagne & Oyster Night Billy’s Lounge Funkle Jesse Calvin College Sadao Watanabe DeVos Performance Hall Shen Yun Performing Arts Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino First Row KIA ARTbreak: The Art of Romare Bearden Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Lantern Coffee The Little Things Miller Auditorium Memphis Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Gabrial James Old Dog Tavern Open Mic Night with Branden Mann, Tom Duffield Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit San Chez Bistro Knife Skills

wednesday

2.12

Aperitivo Champagne & Oyster Night Billy’s Lounge Campus Karaoke Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cook-DeWitt Center Arts at Noon Series: Grand Rapids Symphony DeVos Performance Hall Shen Yun Performing Arts Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Downtown Saugatuck Mardi Gras Parade Fountain Street Church GRCC Diversity Lecture ‘Youth Revolt: The Future of the Middle East’ Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Rubies for Valentine’s Day

Best Bet: Dance

thursday

2.13

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe The Steel Wheels Billy’s Lounge ‘90s Holla Back Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe

Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Amundson Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Founders Brewery The Defibulators with The Carboys Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Union Guns The Intersection Graham Colton Kent District Library - East Grand Rapids Branch KD aLe: Books & Brews with ‘Beervangelist Fred Bueltmann Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Lantern Coffee The Little Things Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son Papa Pete’s Latin Salsa Night Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit The Pyramid Scheme A Tribe Called Red Rockford Brewing Company Ben Daniels Band Saugatuck Center for the Arts Real to Reel: Stories We Tell Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson The Union Cabaret & Grille WMU School of Music (Jazz Mix) University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

friday

2.14

Aquinas College Equality Bake Sale The B.O.B The Rock Show Bell’s Eccentric Cafe The Defibulators Bethlehem Lutheran Church The Honeytones Billy’s Lounge Hannah Rose and The GraveTones Blue Water Grill Damstra Spring Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cannonsburg Ski Resort Meijer State Games of Michigan

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You can’t get more romantic than taking in a performance of West Michigan’s most divine and renowned ballet company on the day of Saint Valentine. How about if we add rubies to the mix? (Because diamonds = totally played out.) In a collected performance piece that combines the best of three solid works – specifically, George Balanchine’s “Rubies,” José Limón’s “The Moor’s Pavane,” and Mario Radacovský’s “Bolero” – our favorite Grand Rapids toeGrand Rapids Ballet pointers are poised to set hearts Company presents Rubies aflutter by flying through the air for Valentine’s Day at dizzying heights, no strings atPeter Martin Wege Theatre, tached. Best of all, buying a ticket Grand Rapids to this breathtaking show is likely Feb. 14-16 and 21-23, show to segue well into buying a ticket times at 2 and 7:30 p.m. for “relations-ville,” if you catch $12-$40 our meaning. Ballet, you’ve never grballet.com, looked more beautiful. Reported by (616) 454-4771 Emma Kat Richardson

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Hat Trick KIA Art League Lecture: Sharon Bluhm, Earring Extravaganza Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Lantern Coffee The Little Things Miller Auditorium Memphis Muskegon Museum of Art Home School for the Arts, Papercuts Nibi Lounge Larry Lowis Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit, The Culture of Food Schuler Books, Alpine GR Songwriters Alliance The Union Cabaret & Grille Jazz Mix Night UICA Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Zero+, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

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Gregory Porter

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Best Bet: Jazz When this jazz man is testifying, y’all better be lining up to sing “Amen!” In this case, the jazz man in question is Gregory Porter, and what he’s testifying about is nothing but pure, unadulterated, smooth jazzy-jazz at its very jazziest. With three albums under his belt (including 2013’s much-lauded release, Liquid Spirit), Porter is well on his way to carving out a special place for himself among the jazz elites of the ages. But apart from his own career, Porter’s prestige within the jazz community stretches to his residency with Smoke Jazz in New York, as well as a regular guest performer with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Since he’s been something of a rave maker at nearly every tour stop, you Gregory Porter might do yourself a St. Cecilia Music monumental favor Center, Grand Rapids and come check out Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. this jazz man with $35-$40, $10 for the world dominastudents tion plan. Preach! scmc-online.org, Reported by Emma Kat (616) 459-2224 Richardson

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DeltaPlex Arena The Great Brew Ha Ha DeVos Performance Hall Eddie Griffin and Friends Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Amundson Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Alley Door Club: Entourage; Lovers Holiday Tour Featuring Surface Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery The History of Space Photography, Mathias J. Alten GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Woods Lounge DJ Justin Kung Griswold Auditorium Four Pianos Romance Concert presented by Baker Allegan Studios Gun Lake Casino HiFi-Superstar The Intersection Heavyweights 2014 Finals Jack’s Lounge Holiday Inn We Know Jackson KIA Art League Lecture: Sharon Bluhm, Earring Extravaganza, Valentine’s Day Hot Date Night Kzoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker Kzoo State Theatre Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Kellogg Arena 2014 Cereal City Classic Kirby Grill Jaded 8 Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Little River Casino Resort Sara Evans Louie’s Trophy House Grill The Green Gallows Jake Nivala M 89 Sports Bar Stone Throw Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver McDuff’s Decades Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern Heartbreaker Ball with Lisa Can’t Sing Planet Rock Hed P.E. Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit Radisson Plaza Cooper’s Glen Music Festival River City Saloon Bob Seger Tribute Band Rockford Brewing Company Billy Strings San Chez Bistro Dinner in the Dark Soaring Eagle Casino The Price Is Right Live

Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill Cavepainters with Big Dudee Roo The Union Cabaret & Grille Junior Valentine UICA Big Bad Wolves, Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology, Zero+

saturday

2.15

The 411 Club Bonehawn and Redbush The B.O.B The Rock Show Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Scott Pellegrom Trio Billy’s Lounge Hip Pocket Blue Water Grill Don Bidell Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cannonsburg Ski Resort Meijer State Games of Michigan Craftsman Chop Co. Larry Lowis DeltaPlex Arena The Great Brew Ha Ha DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony Presents ‘The Music of the Rolling Stones’ Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Amundson Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park FireKeepers Casino Hotel Hank Williams Jr. Founders Brewery Afro Zuma with Chance Jones Foundry Hall David Youngman Frauenthal Theatre The Leffring Sisters Frederik Meijer Gardens Animal Adventures, Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Grand Woods Lounge DJ Danimal Gun Lake Casino HiFi-Superstar Jack’s Lounge Holiday Inn We Know Jackson The Intersection Mega 80’s with DJ Jason Veeder Kalamazoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker Kellogg Arena 2014 Cereal City Classic

Leslie & the Lys at The Pyramid Scheme Feb. 8 Kirby Grill Jaded 8 Knickerbocker Theatre Inuk Lemon Creek Winery A Chocolate Affair The Livery Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line Louie’s Trophy House Grill Koffin Kats Mushmen Murder Party M 89 Sports Bar Stone Throw Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver McDuff’s Decades Miller Auditorium Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group Mulligan’s Pub Lo Mobb Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Vince Miller Old Dog Tavern Ben Daniels Band, Benjamin and Analisa, Duffield Caron Project Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit Radisson Plaza Cooper’s Glen Music Festival River City Saloon Bob Seger Tribute Band Rivertown Sports Grand Raggidy Roller Girls Saugatuck Brewing Trace Duo Schuler Books 28th Street GRAAA Presents Introduction to Astronomy Soaring Eagle Casino The Price Is Right Live Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill The Nick Moss Band University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Big Bad Wolves, Mary Ann Aitken, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology, Zero+

Water Street Gallery Little Boxes Wealthy Theatre Pop Scholars, GRFAS presents An Dro

sunday

2.16

The 411 Club KVBA Sunday Blues Series Cannonsburg Ski Resort Meijer State Games of Michigan DeVos Place West Michigan Golf Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Frauenthal Theatre What You Won’t Do For Love? Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Sunday Classical Concert Series: Monroe String Quartet, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day GR Public Library Taste of Soul Sunday GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery The History Of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Hey Marco Kzoo State Theatre Anothy Hamilton & Avery Sunshine Kellogg Arena 2014 Cereal City Classic


Louie’s Trophy House Grill Legendary Wings Lover! Unwed Teenage Mothers Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts O’Connor’s Brewing 101 Seminar Portage District Library A Look at the Black Experience through Story and Poetry, Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit Salt of the Earth The Springtails San Chez Bistro Wine and Canvas University Theatre Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo UICA Big Bad Wolves

tuesday

monday

2.17

Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino The Skeletones Kent District Library: Cascade Township branch KD aLe: Home Brewing 101 Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit San Chez Bistro Kids Cook Lasagna/No-Bake Cookies

2.18

Bobarino’s Monday Night Jazz Series Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Covenant Fine Arts Center Delorean Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Fenian’s Irish Pub Lunasa Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed

GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Steve Hilger KIA ARTbreak: Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton Knickerbocker Theatre Aquila Theatre- Farenheit 451 Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Mark Andrasko Old Dog Tavern Open Mic Night with Branden Mann, Tom Duffield Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit UICA Big Bad Wolves, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology Wealthy Theatre Meanwhile Movies: Purple Rain

wednesday

2.19

Billy’s Lounge Campus Karaoke Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos

Calvin College Sadao Watanabe DeVos Place Grand Rapids Boat Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Valley State University Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Oregon Dreamchild KIA Art League Book Study Knickerbocker Theatre Aquila Theatre: Twelfth Night Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Larry Lowis Old Dog Tavern Mike VIal and Chris DuPont Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit Rockford Brewing Company KD aLe: Rockford Brewing Company Tour

San Chez Bistro Winter Grilling Schuler Books 28th Street West Michigan Tabletop Gamers Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill Charlie Parr UICA Big Bad Wolves, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology The Union Cabaret & Grille Jazz Mix Night

thursday

2.20

Aquinas College Austentatious The B.O.B Kari Lynch Bell’s Eccentric Cafe American Babies Billy’s Lounge ‘90s Holla Back Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Sadao Watanabe DeVos Place Grand Rapids Boat Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Ralph Harris

Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Seussical the Musical Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Library Living History and The Colored Car: The Backstory GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Blue Effect Kzoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver Mulligan’s Pub Filmroom Secret Lions Mizpah Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Gabrial James Old Dog Tavern Paula Nelson Band Papa Pete’s Latin Salsa Night Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit

SURPRISE YOUR VALENTINE WITH THE GIFT OF SIGHT!

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Michael L. Keil, D.O., FAOCO 2500 E. Beltline SE, Suite C Grand Rapids, MI info@keillasik.com (616) 365-5775

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Schedule Salt of the Earth Brys Estates ‘Not Your Average ‘ Wine Dinner Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson St. Cecilia Music Center Gregory Porter UICA Big Bad Wolves, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology Van Andel Arena Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr Wealthy Theatre Just Lips!

friday

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2.21

The 411 Club Tab Benoit After Party with The Out Of Favor Boys Aquinas College Austentatious The B.O.B Hip Pocket Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Ryan Montbleau wsg Joshua Davis Billy’s Lounge New Holland Brewers Birthday Pre Fest Beer Bash wsg. Hank Mowery Blue Water Grill Drew Behringer & The Politician Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Calvin College Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe Cancun Connection Bar & Grill Yard Sale Underwear DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony Classical: ‘Hadelich Plays Brahms’ DeVos Place Grand Rapids Boat Show Dog Story Theater Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Presents ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore Dr. Grins Ralph Harris Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Seussical the Musical Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Gezon Auditorium Pop Scholars Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Grand Woods Lounge Avon Bomb Gun Lake Casino Risque Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski Kzoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker

KIA Environmental Impact Lecture by David Wagner Kellogg Arena MHSAA Wrestling Team Finals Kirby Grill Sprague Brotherz The Livery Paula Nelson Band Louie’s Trophy House Grill DJ Hardbargin Dance Party Louis Armstrong Theatre – GVSU Beyond Therapy Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver Mulligan’s Pub Hurry Home Muskegon Civic Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern Dave Johnson and Double Strung Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit River City Saloon 4U2NV Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall Guest Artist Series: Schuyler Slack Soaring Eagle Casino ISOC Ram Snocross, Murder Mystery Dinner: The Comic Book Killer Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson UICA Big Bad Wolves, Parallel, Replica of the Universe Methodology

saturday

2.22

28th Street Showplace 2nd Annual West Michigan Musicians Swap Meet All Ears Theatre The Signalman Aquinas College Austentatious The B.O.B Montage Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Old Shoe Billy’s Lounge Legal Immigrants, Tripp N Dixie, Devan & The Dead Frets Blue Water Grill Jake Stevens Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Brewery Vivant Brewer’s Big Breakfast Butch’s Dry Dock South of the Equator Wine Tasting Calvin College Sadao Watanabe Cancun Connection Bar & Grill Yard Sale Underwear Cannonsburg Ski Resort Cardboard Bobsled Race Celebration! Cinema North Kent County Teen Film Festival Coopersville Farm Museum Annual Chili Cook-Off DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony Classical: ‘Hadelich Plays Brahms’

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DeVos Place Grand Rapids Boat Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Downtown Battle Creek Walk For Warmth Dr. Grins Ralph Harris Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Fifth Third Ball Park MBG 9th Annual Winter Beer Festival Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Seussical the Musical Founders Brewery Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals, Tom Constanten, Mark Karan Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Beyond Therapy, The History of Space Photography, Mathias J. Alten Grand Woods Lounge DJ Danimal Gun Lake Casino Risque Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski The Intersection Paper Diamond Kzoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker Kalamazoo Expo Center 18th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair, Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

KIA Felt and Copper Necklace Make and Take Kellogg Arena MHSAA Wrestling Team Finals Kirby Grill Groove Solution Lemon Creek Winery A Chocolate Affair The Livery The Crane Wives Louie’s Trophy House Grill Jes Kramer, Megan Dooley, Neil Shah, Further Closer, Kaitlin Rose Apologies Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver Mulligan’s Pub The Cardboard Swords, A Paschal Circus Muskegon Civic Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Tom Northrup Old Dog Tavern Beer Bus to Winter Beer Festival, Benjamin and Analisa, Duffield Caron Whistle Stop Revue Planet Rock Meccabone Trust No One Darling Down Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit The Pyramid Scheme Black Joe Lewis River City Saloon 4U2NV Saugatuck Brewing Jack Leaver Soaring Eagle Casino ISOC Ram Snocross Spectrum Theater Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Eddie Griffin at DeVos Performance Hall Feb. 14

St. Cecilia Music Center GR Unveiled: A bridal show for the contemporary bride The Union Cabaret & Grille Organissmo UICA Live Coverage, Parallel, Replica of the Universe of Methodology Wealthy Theatre GRFAS concert series: Dean Wiers-Windemuller Wings Stadium Attack Kzoo 3:Full Rules Muay Thai

sunday

2.23

28th Street Showplace 2nd Annual West Michigan Musicians Swap Meet Aquinas College Austentatious DeVos Performance Hall Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival DeVos Place Grand Rapids Boat Show Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Farmers Alley Theatre Clybourne Park Founders Brewery Graveface Roadshow wsg The Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies Dreamend Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GRAM Sunday Classical Concert Series: Kathryn Votapek and Peter Longworth, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Grand Rapids Ballet Company Rubies for Valentine’s Day Grand Rapids Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed Grand Valley State University Art Gallery Beyond Therapy, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Tony Reynolds Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski Kzoo Expo Center Kalamazoo Record & CD Show Kzoo State Theatre Teen Filmmaker Festival The Livery Irish Music Session Louie’s Trophy House Grill Worship This! Elway Bike Tuff Louis Armstrong Theatre Beyond Therapy Muskegon Civic Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit San Chez Bistro Wine and Canvas Saugatuck Center for the Arts Hempy Keyboard Series with I-Chen Yeh

UICA Chiaroscuro Film Festival 2014: La Double Vie de Veronique, Big Bad Wolves, Parallel, Replica of the Universe of Methodology

monday

2.24

Aperitivo Cheese Class: Spain’s Delights Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper Grand Rapids Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Michael Hawkes Show Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski Louie’s Trophy House Grill The Hemingers The Mad Doctors Louis Armstrong Theatre Concert Band Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Old Dog Tavern Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit

tuesday

2.25

Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Foundry Hall Music Lessons Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Trilogy Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski KIA ARTbreak: Modern Painters Society Kzoo Public Library The Romantic Muse Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Larry Lowis Old Dog Tavern Open Mic Night with Branden Mann, Tom Duffield Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit


Schuler Books 28th Street Bookseller Review UICA Big Bad Wolves Wealthy Theatre Meanwhile Movie: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

wednesday

2.26

Billy’s Lounge Campus Karaoke Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos DeltaPlex Arena Experience Pink Hotel Dodge Ball Tournament Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino The Bigger Picture

Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski Louis Armstrong Theatre Symphony Orchestra Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Gabrial James Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit The Pyramid Scheme Richie Ramone, The Campanellis UICA Big Bad Wolves Wealthy Theatre Mars Hill Movie

thursday

2.27

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe ToddZilla Billy’s Lounge ‘90s Holla Back Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Matt Kirshen Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper

CALVIN COLLEGE COVENANT FINE ARTS CENTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW 8:03 PM

GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Gun Lake Casino Entourage Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski The Intersection Thriftworks Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver Mulligan’s Pub Pistolbrides, The Real Lazy Genius, Kickstand Muskegon Civic Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Mark Andrasko Old Dog Tavern Briar Rabbit wsg Megan Dooley Papa Pete’s Latin Salsa Night Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit San Chez Bistro Beer Vs. Wine Pairing Dinner Spectrum Theater GRCC Players present JUMP/CUT UICA Big Bad Wolves

The Union Cabaret & Grille WMU School of Music (Jazz Mix) Van Andel Arena Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes

friday

2.28

The 411 Club Joe Louis Walker The B.O.B Risque Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Billy’s Lounge Grand Rapids Soul Club Blue Water Grill Jack Leaver Bobarino’s Main Street Dueling Pianos Cancun Connection Bar & Grill Stealin Hearts Dog Story Theater Lake Effect Fringe Festival Dr. Grins Matt Kirshen Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Alley Door Club:Big Daddy Fox Blues Frederik Meijer Gardens Bernar Venet, Committed to Paper

GR Civic Theatre Les Miserables GR Public Museum Dinosaurs Unearthed GRAM Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GVSU Art Gallery Mathias J. Alten, The History of Space Photography Grand Woods Lounge Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son Gun Lake Casino The Rock Show Hope College The Photography of Stephen Milanowski Jack’s Lounge Holiday Inn Oregon Dreamchild The Intersection Here Come The Mummies Kzoo Civic Theatre Good People, The Miracle Worker Kalamazoo Civic Theatre The Miracle Worker Kalamazoo Expo Center Women’s Lifestyle Expo Kirby Grill Azz Izz Lemonjello’s Jon Walker ,Jake Down, and Faces and Crowds Little River Casino Resort The Straits Master Arts Theatre Stand and Deliver

Muskegon Civic Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Muskegon Museum of Art Papercuts Nibi Lounge Larry Lowis Old Dog Tavern Dave Johnson Big Mont and the Next Generation Portage District Library Linda Kekic Glass Jewelry Exhibit River City Saloon Litt Up Saugatuck Brewing Beer School 101 Soaring Eagle Casino The Temptations & The Four Tops Spectrum Theater GRCC Players present Jump/Cut The Union Cabaret & Grille Skeletones Van Andel Arena Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes Wealthy Theatre TIPS the Musical n

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“The Suffering Bastard” at the SpeakEZ Lounge The original recipe is said to come from the famous 19th-century Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. The drink, made with fresh-squeezed fruit juices, is a stand-in for a customary hair-of-thedog Bloody Mary. In another time, Sir Winston Churchill or Sir Henry Morton Stanley might have set themselves right after a long night of sipping single-malt scotch with this peculiar beverage.

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Recipe:

2 oz. Bluecoat gin 2 oz. Orange juice ½ oz. Lime juice ½ oz. Vanilla simple syrup 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters Egg white Splash of soda Cucumber and mint garnish

How to make it:

Build all the ingredients in a shaker and mix well, then add the egg white and shake like hell for 30 seconds to build foam. Pour into a tall glass over ice and add a splash of soda. Garnish with mint and cucumber.

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