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Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream

Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

March 2-5, times vary, $15

vanandelarena.com, (616) 742-6600

Dare To Dream brings the most spectacular moments from all sorts of Disney movies to the rink, featuring the heroes of Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and The Princess and the Frog. The princes, princesses and all their companions glide, leap and soar around the arena in this show for children and adults alike, with seven performances across four days. 



Jeezy - The Trap or Die Tour

20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

March 3, 7 p.m., $30-$40

20monroelive.com, (844) 678-LIVE

Though his original plan was just to be CEO of Corporate Thugz Entertainment, Jeezy soon added rapping to his repertoire. With hits like “Air Forces” and “Church,” along with collabs with everyone from R. Kelly to Rihanna, Gucci Mane and Usher, Jeezy is well-known beyond his native Atlanta. Opening the show is Lil Durk.



JD Eicher 

Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake

March 9, 8 p.m., $20-$30

pindropconcerts.com, (231) 557-7687

Youngstown, Ohio native JD Eicher returns to Seven Steps Up this March to tour his new album, The Middle Distance. The album takes a moodier tone, adopting a diary-like approach. Opening the show is Ruby Rose Fox. 


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

March 9, 8 p.m., $16-$18

pyramidschemebar.com, (616) 272-3758

Indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah headlines the Pyramid Scheme this month. The band’s newest album, The Tourist, hit stores Feb. 24 and, according to NPR, it “shimmers, seethes and twitches in appealing new ways.” Also performing is Steady Holiday.


EverGreen Grass Band

Founders Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

March 9, 9:30 p.m., FREE

foundersbrewing.com, (616) 776-1195

The EverGreen Grass Band brings its brand of progressive bluegrass to Founders on March 11. Originally from Eu Claire, Wisc., the band prides itself on spirited shows and creating a “drink ’em down atmosphere.” Barbarossa Brothers, a folk-rock group from Saginaw, opens the show.




Various venues, Grand Rapids

March 9-19


You know what Laughfest is, but you might not know exactly who’s coming to Grand Rapids for this massive comedy festival. Legends like Katt Williams, Pete Holmes, Joel McHale and Iliza all headline this year, while events like the Clean Comedy Showcases provide a more family-friendly experience and local groups like Pop Scholars and River City Improv also take the stage.



Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival

Epic Center and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Kalamazoo

March 10-12, $25 per day

midwestradfest.org, (269) 342-4354

The Midwest RAD Fest is back for its eighth year in Kalamazoo with some of the best dancers in the country. The weekend festival has more than 260 incredible dancers performing across five shows, each featuring seven to 13 performances. With those evening concerts taking place at the Epic Center, the festival also has a free screendance — dances choreographed and performed specifically for film — series during the day at the Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema (which you should get to before it closes in April). 



Juicy J – The Rubba Band Business Tour

20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

March 11, 7 p.m., $30-$115

20monroelive.com, (844) 678-LIVE

Juicy J has had a long career as a producer, a member of Three 6 Mafia and a solo recording artist. His hits span over 20 years, with songs like Stay Fly, Sippin On Some Sizzurp and the Academy Award-winning Hard Out Here For A Pimp. Check him out at 20 Monroe Live this month, along with opening acts Project Pat and Belly. 



Shakespeare’s Lower Level, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo

March 11, 8 p.m., $5

shakespearespub.com, (269) 488-7782

Five Michigan-based bands are performing at Shakespeare’s Lower Level this month. American Arson out of Detroit, Grand Rapids-based Jesse Ray & The Carolina Catfish, and Kalamazoo’s own 400 Rabbits, Hybrid State and Lucius Fox represent a variety of rock subgenres while sharing one unique similarity: They’re all two-piece groups.




Broadway Grand Rapids, DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

March 14-16, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $37 


A refreshing throwback, RENT reminds all of us of what life is really all about: love. The 1996 rock musical follows a group of young, poor artists in New York City’s East Village at a time when HIV and AIDS were an especially huge issue. The show has won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical, among others. Surely some older RENT-heads will want to make the show, but the younger generation can relate to the concept of struggling to pay rent and focusing on the real meaning of life, beyond money and paying bills.



Electric Six

Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo

March 18, 8 p.m., $16-$18

bellsbeer.com, (269) 382-2332

Currently infatuated with vampires, the Electric Six will stop by Bell’s Eccentric Café with its new batch of ghoulish, party-ready tunes. The Detroit natives will perform songs from their twelfth full-length release, Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres. Warming up the stage are Residual Kid and Katy Needs a Life.



All Them Witches

Founders Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

March 19, 9 p.m., FREE

foundersbrewing.com, (616) 776-1195

Stopping in from Nashville, All Them Witches brews a potion comprised of psychedelia, bluesy soul and rock ‘n’ roll. The group’s newest concoction, Sleeping Through The War, came out last month. Fans of Tame Impala, Deep Purple or Pink Floyd might want to check out this free show. Sharing the bill is Irata.



Norma Jean

The Intersection – The Stache, 133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

March 29, 6 p.m., $18-$20

sectionlive.com, (616) 451-8232

One of a few bands to carry on without a single original member, Norma Jean has survived many lineup changes since ’97 but still managed to get nominated for a Grammy in 2006. Check out these metalcore mainstays at the Intersection. He Is Legend, Capsize and Comrades also perform. 



Founders Film Series

Celebration! Cinema locations

Various dates, $2 tickets


From February to April, Founders and Celebration! Cinema are teaming up to pair two of Michigan’s favorite pastimes: beer and movies. Once a week, a different Founders beer is chosen and available for purchase at a screening of a classic film. In March, the timing just so happens to work out that we get five flicks: Beverly Hills Cop with Centennial IPA on March 1; Pan’s Labyrinth with Porter on March 8; Gangs of New York with Dirty Bastard on March 15; Imperial Stout with The Grand Budapest Hotel on March 22; Rubaeus with Bridesmaids on March 29. 


For more events, see http://revuewm.com/calendar

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