When a brewery’s maximum occupancy caps at eight, it doesn’t take a mathematician to calculate that said brewery can’t sell a lot of pints. Since opening in 2017, Arvon Brewing Co. has occupied a hidey-hole in Grandville roughly the size of a storage locker. Like playing pool while your cue bangs against the wall, I can only imagine the frustrations owners Jake Stanko and Brett Bristol have experienced while raking spent grain from their fermenters. 

Beer Bashes: Where to get your (craft) drink on in the months ahead

Written by Elma Talundzic | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 13:33 |

It’s that time of year again — the weather is getting crisp, the leaves are changing color and the brews taste just a little bit sweeter. Check out these upcoming events filled with food, music and plenty of delicious beer.

Brew News: Breweries that have opened or closed in the past year

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 13:28 |

You might notice that new breweries aren’t arriving at quite the same rate as they used to. Does that mean that the infamous Beer Bubble has finally “popped?” We don’t think so — West Michigan still has far more breweries opening than closing. If you take a look at our brewery guide, you’ll notice quite a few breweries that expanded in a major way. 

After a few false starts that go back to the spring of 2017, local music favorite May Erlewine will see the release of her latest album, Second Sight, with a string of release concerts all across Michigan this month. 

At this point in her career, Judy Collins is an indisputable icon. Influential and inspirational to multiple generations, her work as an award-winning artist, author and activist spans more than five decades. 

Dancing in the Stars: Moon Hooch brings its sax party to The Stache

Written by Michaela Stock | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:34 |

Moon Hooch drew their first crowds when performing in New York City subway stations, years ago.

Potshots: October 2019

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:31 |

We’re almost there: The long, agonizing wait for recreational cannabis stores to open their welcoming arms to Michigan residents is almost over. Come Nov. 1, state officials will start accepting applications for recreational marijuana provisioning centers. By the end of November, some of the first stores should be open for adults to casually buy marijuana over the counter — no different than a six-pack of beer.

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

What's Going On: October 2019

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:04 |

Here are our best bets for October 2019

Review: Actors' Theatre proves ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ was ahead of its time

Written by Marin Heinritz | Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:36 |

It’s a very different world today than the one in which “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” burst onto the Off-Broadway scene in 1998. This critic was tits-deep in queer theory and Judith Butler’s ideas about gender identity formation as a wide-eyed undergraduate, and mainstream culture wasn’t in any way ready for a rock musical/cabaret featuring a heart-broken, foul-mouthed, East German, gender fluid rock star who suffered from botched sex reassignment surgery. But the theater world was — as it always is for a brilliant character with righteous dramatic flair.

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