Kidding Around: Pixar In Concert; Santa's Workshop; WMCAT Teen Art Exhibition

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 21 October 2013 10:32 |

Days and nights filled with art and music. What more could a child want? Oh, some early holiday festivities with good old Santa. It's never too soon to start sucking up...

After-Bar Food

Written by Ae Hee Lee Kim and Shelby Pendowski | Monday, 21 October 2013 10:18 |

A long night out doesn't truly commence until food is involved. The biggest problem, however? Finding a place that's open past midnight. Here is a guide to some locales where you can go to soak up some of that alcohol.

Born Ruffians to Play First Grand Rapids Show, Reveal Plans for Upcoming Acoustic EP

Written by Robby Hartley | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:27 |

Indie rock band Born Ruffians will play in Grand Rapids for the first time during its upcoming fall tour.

Newer Isn't Always Better: GR Ballet Performs Dracula

Written by Shelby Pendowski | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:39 |

Before glittering diamond skin, vegetarianism and werewolf hatred came around to screw up classic lore, vampires owned the night, seducing countless victims. In 1897, Bram Stoker sculpted the first iconic vampire: Dracula.

In Stoker's novel, Dracula possessed all the legend qualities – lust for human blood, the ability to fly as a bat, repelled by garlic, allergic to the sun – to display this horror character.

Grand Rapids Public Library gets festive with Day of the Dead event

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 12:28 |

In Mexico, Día de los Muertos (translation: Day of the Dead) is traditionally celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2 in conjunction with the religious holidays of All Saints day and All Souls Day, respectively. However, this is not so much a mournful holiday, such as a joyous celebration.

Centre Street Tap House opens today in Portage

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:09 |

Central City Tap House, a cozy watering hole on the Kalamazoo Mall that features plenty of Michigan craft beer, will be opening the doors to its new Portage location today.

Located at 3251 W. Centre Ave., the location, dubbed Centre Street Tap House, will feature the same great selection of premium beer.

Inside The Mitten ready to rock, show some skin

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 14 October 2013 17:25 |

Now, here is a combination you don't hear about every day — indie rock and boobs. But, Halloween generally lends itself to these types of hijinks. The madness is brought to you by Inside The Mitten.

Jon McLaughlin Navigates the World of Crowdfunding for Latest Release

Written by Madeline McMahon | Monday, 14 October 2013 10:07 |

For his latest album, Holding My Breath, singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin signed a campaign with PledgeMusic. A crowdfunding source similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, PledgeMusic is strictly for musicians with notable users such as The Lumineers, Luke Bryan and Gang of Four.

The Love Hate keeps it simple with straight rock 'n' roll sound

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:26 |

Ask Paul Tefft what kind of music his band plays, and he’s not going to give you a long, convoluted answer, rife with comparisons to mainstream acts. In fact, his answer is only two-and-a-half words long: “Rock ‘n’ roll”.

Funeral scheduled for Friday at The Orbit Room to celebrate life of Don Dorshimer

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:19 |

The Orbit Room announced today that it will hold a memorial service on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the life of owner Don Dorshimer, who recently passed away at the age of 56.

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