What's Going On: May 2022

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 02 May 2022 12:13 |

Events, happenings and goings-on in West Michigan for May 2022.

Review: You Can't Not Have Fun with 'Kinky Boots'

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 02 May 2022 12:02 |

In Kinky Boots, on stage at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre through May 22nd, the answer is never really in doubt: this is a comedy, after all. And it’s a bold, brash, celebratory comedy, as sparking as the red boots of its title.

From the moment Alexis J Roston opens her mouth to sing her first note as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” at Farmers Alley Theatre, you can’t help but feel as if you’re in the presence of Lady Day herself, a lucky audience member at one of her last performances.

Kaleo: A Voice of Nature

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 25 April 2022 15:18 |

Although they’re from Iceland, rising blues-rock band Kaleo takes its name from half a world away.

Behind the Bar

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 25 April 2022 14:00 |

Bartenders see it all, for better or worse. They see sober people, completely drunk people, nice people, rude people, picky people, knowledgeable people, cluess people, and everything in between.

Review: GR Ballet Closes Out 50th Season with Multigenerational Magic

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 25 April 2022 13:37 |

The final offering in Grand Rapids Ballet’s 50th anniversary season has been a long time coming.

Talking Terpenes

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 18 April 2022 14:02 |

Sativa, indica, THC percentage—these common frameworks are not the best way to think about cannabis. More and more cannabis companies are pushing for people to understand that terpenes and cannabinoids really make the difference.

Right Up Your Alley: Bowling in West Michigan

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 18 April 2022 13:59 |

The human urge to knock over objects with a heavy ball goes back to ancient Egypt, over 7,000 years ago.

The Gilmore International Piano Festival Strikes the Right Note

Written by Allison Kay Bannister | Monday, 18 April 2022 13:53 |

Held biennially, the 2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival spans several weeks in April through mid-May and showcases the diversity of the piano, as well as the talent of renowned pianists from across the globe. 

West Michigan 4/20 Events

Written by Josh Veal and Revue Staff | Monday, 18 April 2022 13:42 |

Our new favorite holiday has arrived: It’s 4/20 in West Michigan.

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