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.

Miller Auditorium Announces 2012/2013 Season

Written by Audrey Sochor | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:36 |

Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium announced its 2013-14 lineup and made season subscriptions available. Here is a rundown of the season.

As the cliché goes, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ That seems to be the mantra for Frederik Meijer Gardens’ 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series lineup, which has multiple acts coming back to the amphitheater.

The lineup, which was released today and is the venue’s biggest to-date with 30 acts, features returning artists – many that have sold out the venue.

Art.Downtown. Returns to Connect Community with Art

Written by Audrey Sochor | Thursday, 04 April 2013 17:15 |

Lasting one night only April 12 from 6-11 p.m., Art.Downtown. has more than 30 downtown venues featuring more than 300 artists. A broad range of artwork is displayed, including ceramics, painting, photo, performance, music, film and more.

"I think that the thing to know about the event as a whole is that it's very eclectic," said Jenn Schaub, coordinator for Avenue for the Arts.

Grand Rapids Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Season

Written by Lauren Longo | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:57 |

Today, Grand Rapids Ballet Company announced its 2013-2014 season performances, which includes several classics as well as newer pieces. Dracula (Oct 25-27 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2) returns to the ballet with new scenery, projections and an orchestrated score.

Comedy Best Bet: Ralphie May

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 22 March 2013 15:56 |

Yes, Ralphie May is a hilarious comedian. Yes, he's also a "Last Comic Standing" superstar. And yes, he's perhaps just a little bit rotund. But did you know that he also performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos this past year?!

Festival Best Bet: Festival of Faith and Music

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 22 March 2013 11:00 |

Having just now reached its 10th year in existence, Calvin College's biennial Festival of Faith and Music has really outdone itself this year in terms of lineup, sponsorship, workshops, and lineup. Oh, did we mention the lineup really kicks a whole lotta faith-based booty, too?

Eclectic Best Bet: Henry Rollins

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:57 |

While James Franco may be known for publicizing the whole modern-Renaissance-man thing, Henry Rollins did it while Franco was learning cursive. Though he'll always be affectionately known as Black Flag's frontman, Rollins did his own thing (or more appropriately, "things") when he left the band in 1986.

Brewery of the Month: Our Brewing Company

Written by Ben Darcie | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:52 |

Trevor Doublestein and Dane Sexton have been friends for nearly 12 years. Sexton went to WMU for finance and has held a position with Morgan Stanley for 13 years, while Doublestein went to Columbia for film and worked for his family's construction business in Petoskey.

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