May Eclectic Events

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:09 |

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.

Eat Like a Minion

Written by Minions | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:06 |

We gave our current and former minions $20 to try a new restaurant and tell us about their experience. Here are the results, as told to us by the minions.

Taste This: Two Beards Deli and more

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:04 |

Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., the younger bearded brother of the Cherry Deli and cousin to the recently closed 4th Street Deli serves up several dozen of the city's exquisitely stuffed sandwiches and decadent salads.

The Dillinger Escape Plan Cultivates Chaos

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:03 |

The Dillinger Escape Plan has pretty much become synonymous with the mathcore genre, though the members readily admit they never set out to become figureheads of the genre. Still, it only makes sense they have a proven formula for writing songs.

Erik Griffin's Comedy Melting Pot

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:02 |

Erik Griffin is a first-generation American, born to a mother from Central America and a father of European descent. Because of his genes, Griffin is what he refers to as "very racially ambiguous," a trait that has proven valuable in his comedy.

Brewery Spotlight: Founders Brewing Co.

Written by Ben Darcie | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:00 |

Founders' growth and current success began in 2007 on Grand Rapids' Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids, nearly 10 years after Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens opened the brewery in the Brassworks Building.

Americana Best Bet: Willie Nelson

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 26 April 2013 09:59 |

Call me crazy, but I'm beginning to think that Willie Nelson is even more indestructible than Cher. He just has that freshly survived-from-the-apocalypse gleam about him, you know?

Indie Rock Best Bet: MGMT

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 26 April 2013 09:59 |

If psychedelic rock began and ended with the '60s, don't tell the members of MGMT. As one of America's favorite breakout bands of the last few years, the band has been managing to carry on the flag of neo-psychedelia well into the 21st century.

Comedy Best Bet: Aziz Ansari

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 26 April 2013 09:56 |

"Parks & Recreation" may be on the verge of taking its summer hiatus (though, thank the TV gods, not a permanent hiatus like its big sister,"30 Rock"), but that doesn't mean its principle stars have withered and died like newscasters without a working teleprompter.

Hop Into Art

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Friday, 26 April 2013 09:54 |

Discovering an area's artful offerings can be challenging, whether you're a first-time visitor or a longtime resident. Questions of where to go and what to see abound, but there's one type of event that can easily help provide some answers: a gallery hop.

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