The North American Snow Festival in Cadillac kicks off with a chili cook-off, leading into Friday's events, which include a fun run, speed fishing and a Texas hold 'em tournament.
Time may have given us the iPhone 5, GPS and blankets with sleeves, but it has yet to improve on the indelible combination of a thin piece of cheap plastic and a steep, snowy slope.
After all the countless hours spent inside complaining about the cold, it's time to man up and face it head on. Ice-cold temperatures and snow piles are good for sculptures, sports, sledding and gathering.
There's nothing like a juicy roast, and that's just what attendees will get at the start of Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's "Good vs. Evil" tour. As two of the most respected voices on all topics culinary, Bourdain and Ripert developed this tour to not only poke fun at each other's differing views, but to highlight current trends of the industry such as sustainability and health.
While watching fireworks this Fourth of July, chances are bystanders in Grand Rapids will look toward the Grand River throughout the day and wish for a little cooling off. With a little patience, that can come true at the 2011 Global Invitational Water Ski Championship.
Muskegon is a city that works hard and plays hard. While some of the businesses have moved away, others thrive at the hands of entrepreneurs and idealists who keep the city lively. Grab your best pair of jeans and a t-shirt and you can hang out with violinists, painters, bikers, activists, industrialists and paupers all under the Taj Mahal of the lakeshore: the beer tent.
Gags, gusto and far more than simple guitar riffs mark New Odyssey's unique stage show. Three guys wield 30 instruments and combine their individual virtuosity to form a raucous production featuring comedy, skits and audience participation.
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