Welcome to a new season, one of growth and change.
Spring is here, March Madness has begun, and we're all recovering from St. Paddy's Day festivities. But on top of all that, we're changing the name of "The Itinerary!" so it does sound quite so professional. This is meant to be a weekly guide to the fun and exciting things happening in West Michigan, so we're working on finding a name that sticks!
While I've got you here, remember that you can support your favorite local businesses by voting in Best of the West — it means the world to them.
And now, for your weekly round-up of West Michigan events in the week ahead:
Disney Princess - The Concert
Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo
March 25, 6:30 p.m.
“Be our guest” as a quartet of Broadway, Disney Channel, and animated film icons celebrates all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation, and stories. Fun for all ages, this show will give you unending nostalgia and entertain your kids as well, with talent like Tony-nominated Susan Egan, Grammy-nominated Courtney Reed, Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol and more.
Grand Rapids Whiskey Festival
303 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids
March 26, 6 p.m.
Connecting whiskey lovers with great whiskey while creating memories with friends sampling American whiskey, Kentucky bourbon, Scotch whiskey, Japanese whiskey, Rye whiskey and flavored whiskies – no matter its place of origin. Whiskey Fest aims to explore all of these options, and to help lead you to your new favorite way to imbibe! One ticket includes 10 drink tickets, a commemorative glass, a keepsake photo, live entertainment, games and more.
Woosah Spring Party
March 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Does your perfect Saturday involve coffee, soup, live music, beers and art? Sweet, ours too. Come by Woosah and Outside Coffee on Saturday the 26th for a good time! This is an all age event, kids and doggos encouraged to join in the fun. Must be 21+ to enjoy one free beer!
River City Improv
The Listening Room
March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Founded in 1993 by a couple of Calvin College grads who desired some more danger and adventure in their lives, River City Improv performs short-form improvisational comedy based on audience suggestions. Their style of clean, clever comedy is similar to that seen on ABC’s Whose Line is it Anyway? Their shows are one-of-a-kind and provide an evening of gut-wrenching, roll-on-the-floor, rip-roaring fun.
DAAC Art Market
March 27, 12-6 p.m.
After the success of our December Art Market, The DAAC is hosting another! Join us Sunday March 27 from 12-6pm. 10 artists tabling, prize drawings, shopping, music, and fun! Ceramics, stationery, prints, and more will all be available.