ArtPrize By the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Written by Cathryn Smits | Monday, 25 August 2014 12:57 |

What makes ArtPrize successful is its ability to polarize the community. Is it legitimate art if anyone can enter? Just because the public likes the piece the most, does it actually make it the best? And why are there so many big-ass pieces of art? Like any big event, there are the hits, the misses and the things that just make you laugh out loud. We've found some of the best.

Live Colorfully; Be A Detective; Play With Your Food

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 25 August 2014 12:51 |

With ArtPrize taking over the city, you just have to embrace art at every turn. Explore kid-friendly art events, then head home, whip out the crayons and finger paints and frame that stuff.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Anywhere (But Here)" by Vagabonds

Written by Carlie Soule | Wednesday, 06 August 2014 23:23 |

Suddenly, at the blink of an eye, August is here and summer is fast approaching its end. With autumn drawing closer in, excitement forms as new expectations are made of what the next season will bring. Here to help with the transition is the track of the week, preaching adventure, change and moving forward.

GoSite Pop-Up is Now Open

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:50 |

 

The Grand Rapids Art Museum opened up its pop up, GoSite, for public use on July 31. The pop up is in collaboration with the GRAM and the GoSite Coalition and is an information-sharing space for the community, including Grand Rapids residents and tourists.

 

Sponsored Content: Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Menus

Written by Austin Phillips | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:18 |

Everyone needs a little variety meals or where’s the fun in eating? Well now is your chance to kick boredom to the curb and check out Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids Aug. 13-24. More than 60 participating restaurants will feature menus even bigger, better and exclusively for this week. Here is a glimpse at what some restaurants are offering.

"Sullivan & Son" Goes from the Small Screen to the Stage

Written by Peter Chhum | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:03 |

Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed have momentarily left the beer steins at the bar to embark on the "Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour."

 

Spamalot Just Wants to Have Fun

Written by Allison Parker | Monday, 28 July 2014 14:28 |

I don’t care if you’re the Queen of England, you have laughed at a fart joke. Let’s get real: adolescent humor tickles the funny bone of even the snobbiest snob on occasion. A little part of everyone is always irrepressibly drawn to free, unabashed silliness—humor that hits its mark because it’s just plain goofy.

Style Notes: Duffield Lane; Lee and Birch

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 28 July 2014 14:23 |

If the words free beauty school drop-in don’t make your heart aflutter, you’re dead inside. The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Summer Reads program promises a time of beauty to promote the book The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman. The local Michigan author’s book features a woman who, in order to receive her inheritance money from her mother (who happened to be the head of a large cosmetics company), must accomplish everything on a life aspirations list made when she was 14.

Michigan’s Kick Ass Campgrounds

Written by Revue Staff and Minions | Monday, 28 July 2014 13:54 |

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.

Roughing It in Michigan

Written by Alex Connolly | Monday, 28 July 2014 13:26 |

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.

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