Three years ago, Sarah Cavanaugh was a self-described "average West Michigan mom." She added "comedian" to her resume when coworkers encouraged her to sign up for a community comedy showcase during the inaugural year of the 10-day comedy festival LaughFest.
Graphic design gives shape to the thousands of messages we encounter every day — from soup can labels to your favorite online news source. A genre that often goes overlooked in the art world is getting this special treatment this month in a collaborative exhibition between two well-established Grand Rapids arts institutions.
With the following LaughFest artists and events taking over the month of March, the mood lightens, we forget our troubles and we give in to that funny feeling. If you're looking to involve the kiddos, you've come to the right place.
Brewery Vivant has an ever-evolving rotation of French, Belgian and Bavarian-inspired dishes that deserve a published cookbook. Dinner specials change often and past plates have included roasted half-chickens in a vivacious pan jus and a cumin and bee pollen rubbed pork tenderloin sided with rosemary scented beets.
This month, live cirque entertainment reigns. From old timey, sepia-toned stage shows and boozy St. Patty's Day street performances to a symphonic cirque extravaganza and a fanciful explosion of sensual dance, immerse yourself in a multi-faceted world where fantasy lives, thrives and inspires.
Although you shoved your Halloween costume into a closet months ago, you will soon have an occasion to dust it off.
If there's one word that does not describe Miller Auditorium's production ofAmerican Idiot, it's 'low-key.' Since its debut in 2009, the punk-rock stage musical has delighted and offended audiences alike with its rebellious music, outrageous lyrics and defiant spirit.
Somewhere between winter and spring, in a perpetually thawing purgatory of strong winds and even stronger whiskey, there is the month of March. Cozy up to a film while you await spring.
Pantone's color of the year is Emerald, which is your cue to buy up the shade in mass amounts. It's hailed as a lively, radiant and lush green, and if you're starting to worry on where to find it, jb and me has you covered. With a store in Holland and one in Grand Rapids, co-owner Jamie Grasman says jb and me plans to play with this color in their accessories, shoes and skinny jeans selection.
I guess the Beat Does Not Go On. With Kangaroo Kitchen & Catering (1007 East Fulton St.) set to replace the forlorn hip-hop mixtape purveyor, the Fulton Heights food scene is looking up.
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