Robots, creatures from more than one land of Oz, a silent disco and beer as red as ruby red slippers will color your November as you either fend off the fear of an imminent Polar Vortex or rejoice in a sick fascination with snow sports.
Gangplanks, ghastly girls, geese and goofballs offer up a mélange of entertainment that goes beyond costumes and cornfields this month. Get the lowdown on pirates, grimace at buckets of blood, run like you could fly and bask in the hilarious silence of a bygone star.
Summer may have shaken its last mighty fist. Maybe. But this September is all about ritual, reimagining and reusing. Tinker like a magpie in a junkyard, cuddle a species more ancient than yourself, celebrate fishy frolics and find reverence for the instruments of yore, via the sounds of today.
As summer winds down, now is your last chance to get away for a week, weekend or even a day trip if you can. Many will argue summer is the best time to be living in West Michigan, with the lakes, dunesand ample camping opportunities. Enjoy the last bit of summer with a camping trip. Or, if you don't like getting too rustic, glam it up a little bit with a glamping trip.
Civilization is pretty great — electricity, life expectancy over 30, and it seems like you’re never more than three hundred feet from a McDonald’s at any given time. Sometimes, though, you need to just get away from your comfortable and safe existence and experience something a little more… primal.
Glamour+camping. It’s mimosas in the morning instead of orange juice. The glamping experience is like a park and party pad complete with all the cutesy comforts of home. Men, you’re in charge of tunes, flasks, the fire (adding sage repels mosquitoes) and focusing on being the classiest son of a bitchwith a hitch. If, for any reason, you feel like you’re roughing it, you need to reapply your glam.
Fear not, summer is still within our desperate grasp, dear Michiganders. You can squeeze every last drop of sweaty dancing and semi-indecent clothing choices from this cicada-buzzing month. Or, enjoy explosions in the name of history, science or pure tomfoolery.
Summer is the prime time to take a break from the bustle of the city and escape to the great outdoors. Nature isn’t for everyone, however. If you're not the roughing it type, West Michigan offers bed and breakfast establishments with the all-important air conditioning and indoor plumbing, plus a little more.
The salty sweat of the summer is no longer a novelty but, eclectic seasonal activities are fresh like a cool breeze. Enjoy getting your sprint on while KISS powers your way. Obliterate your warring opponents with nothing more than a sturdy bucket. Gasp at the derring-do of wet and wily water pros. And relax with the familiar sight of a sassy icon.
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