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this national event features live entertainment, like music from bands such as MINI KISS and Bust’d Hawg. Enjoy the crowning of Miss Bike Time, peruse wares from national and local vendors, get serious at the Blessing of the Bikes and watch the professionally judged bike shows. But more importantly, you can mount your chopper, hog, cruiser or crotch rocket and work the Steel Horse Alley, a motorcycle-only main street. Or you can smoke some serious rubber in the burnout pits. Nosh food, haunt the beer tents and raise some hell worthy of a Hunter Thompson tale.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Invitational Art Exhibition

Sietsema Orchards Cider Garden

LowellArts, Lowell July 9-Aug. 15 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (and regular gallery hours) Free! lowellartsmi.org, (616) 897-8545

July Eclectic Events Summer is in full swing and the eclectic offerings this month are delicious, raucous and perhaps inspiring. Enjoy local boozy cider in a lush garden, rev your formidable engines and pretend you’re the Hell’s Angels on a love kick, blast into mythical sci-fi landscapes and have a sexy getaway where you’ll conceive … home brew! By Audria Larsen

Cider Garden

Sietsema Orchards has become a hot spot for those who want to enjoy farm-to-table artisanal meals, fresh fruit and tasty spirits while relaxing in the outdoor Cider Garden, in full view of the lush apple and peach trees. This season, the special offerings feature an array of ciders, along with cheese and meat parings among other goodies. “Throughout the summer it will change” said Andy Sietsema, owner. “[Currently] I have a smoked Gouda and a sharp white cheddar. I serve that right now with what I call our cider boil. It’s a sweet cider from fall, [reduced and served as a dip]. It goes good with French bread, offsetting the sharpness of the cheddar.” Often, Sietsema

Muskegon Bike Time 2013: Ultimate Steel Horse Nationals

Mainstreet, Downtown Muskegon July 18-21 Free! muskegonbiketime.com, (317) 236-6515

Muskegon Bike Time is a perfect way to describe the four-day event, which annually draws more than 90,000 people, roaring in on more than 35,000 bikes. Not just simply motorcycle mania,

Bed and Breakfast and Beer Making

Saugatuck Brewing Company and Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, Douglas July 1 (and throughout the year), 4 p.m. $635-$715 sherwoodforestbandb.com, saugatuckbrewing. com; (800) 838-1246

All you romantic, beer-crazed lovers are in for a treat! Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast has teamed up with Saugatuck Brewing Company to create a dynamite combo. Enjoy a two-night stay at the cushy and quaint bed and breakfast while gaining access to Saugatuck Brewing’s on-site facilities where you will create your own beer. All essentials are provided and you’ll eventually take home upwards of 11 gallons of brew. The brew process takes three to four hours. Two weeks later you can merrily bound back to the facilities to bottle and taste your handiwork. Pretty fantastic, eh? n

Scene Sounds | Sights | Dining | Schedule

Sietsema Orchards, Ada Fridays & Saturdays through summer 3-7 p.m. sietsemaorchards.com, (616) 676-5584

works with the neighboring eatery, Saburba, to create unique dishes and hors d’oeuvre fitting for casual afternoons or comfortable evenings filled with rustic charm. And, “if you want to bring the kids, we have our famous doughnuts with ice cream or our sweet cider with ice cream and a caramel,” Sietsema said.

LowellArts is hosting a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Invitational Art Exhibition, which opens on July 9. The exhibit is curated by David Gianfredi, assistant professor and coordinator of the Medical Illustration Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, and features a long list of artists culled from the alumni ranks of Kendall, along with current Illustration Design students. Both two dimensional and three dimensional works will be on display featuring fanciful subject matter that probes uncharted realms and beyond. The closing reception will be held on Aug. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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July 2013, Revue Magazine  

REVUE is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide covering music, arts, film, dining and more. Each month, we distribute...

July 2013, Revue Magazine  

REVUE is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide covering music, arts, film, dining and more. Each month, we distribute...

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