This month is about all about pomp, and some circumstance, with a larger than life Renaissance experience, the posturing and preening of a mustache masquerade, the distant, Voyeuristic gazeinto a bygone America and the triumphant blast of color from soaring kites.
In April we celebrate transformation and revel in signposts of springtime. This month, find life in seemingly inert logs, watch molten glass become intricate baubles, discover power derived from the clever use of broaches and usher in warm weather with spicy food and a hearty dose of the blues.
As the millennium approached, the science fiction, Academy Award-winning blockbuster The Matrix invited audiences everywhere to free their minds and take a tumble down the rabbit hole. More than a decade later, the Grand Rapids Symphony provides fans with a whole new way to experience the movie that changed science fiction forever with The Matrix Live.
This month, live cirque entertainment reigns. From old timey, sepia-toned stage shows and boozy St. Patty's Day street performances to a symphonic cirque extravaganza and a fanciful explosion of sensual dance, immerse yourself in a multi-faceted world where fantasy lives, thrives and inspires.
This year, the longest shortest month is likely to fly by with plenty of happenings to stave off winter SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) attacks, keep the romance kindled, taunt hypothermia for charity and send you on a mystical journey. Sound good?
The art of wooing is sometimes lost on adults. The children, the littles, can be much more appreciative, attentive and worthy of our time. Take your darling out for a date somewhere sure to elicit long conversations or snack on sweets.
Nothing says love like mud masks and rubdowns. At Bella Vita Spa + Suites (119 Butler St., Saugatuck) your better half doesn't have to be metro or a diva to enjoy an overnight stay in their luxury suites.
Outdoor skating rinks are a romantic staple during the winter and to get out and pretend like Michigan's bone-chilling weather is not miserable won't break the bank, either. Portage's Millennium Park offers a discounted $3 skating fee and $2 rental fee on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
You've spent the holidays (and possibly other days) alone, stinky and sad. No biggie; it's a new year! Wipe the dried mayonnaise out of your scraggly beard, kick off your sweatpants and kick on your swagger.
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