Brewery Vivant to introduce rare, limited brews at 3rd annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The third annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival will take place Saturday, October 5 from 1-9 p.m. Brewery Vivant will feature 20 of their own wood-aged brews. The event is 21+, and $10 will get you admission, a collector's glass and two beer or food...

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Lamp Light music festival gearing up for second year

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NEWS

Lamp Light Music Festival's inaugural kickoff last fall proved to be a popular success. So now John Hanson, event founder and organizer, is gearing up for year two, to be held November 1, 2 and 3. The event will once again be in the Eastown...

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Heartside Gallery exhibit highlights 25 artists at Domincan Center gallery

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood Art Gallery is displaying the works of the Heartside Gallery Artists through the month of August. Most of the several works are available for purchase. An off shoot of the Heartside Ministry of Grand Rapids, the...

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Clean up Eastown

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown residents and neighbors are invited to brush up the business district prior to Bizarre Bazaar, the annual outdoor art and music festival. The cleanup will occur this Friday, June 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Harmony Brewing Company is...

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Pride Festival to celebrate support for LGBT community

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

Pride Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the addition of the Grand Rapids Parade of Pride. Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Calder Plaza. The festival celebrates steps being made forward in the gay community,...

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Festival of the Arts to celebrate creativity, community

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under NEWS

The Festival of the Arts provides plenty of opportunities for gazing at local intriguing works of art while listening to local live music with locally made food in hand. This year some new and exciting things are put into the mix. The Circle Stage...

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After nearly a decade Cabildo's party still going strong

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-31-2013 under OPINION

Grand Rapids band Cabildo are certainly one of the unsung heroes of the Grand Rapids music scene. Over the last decade the band has been a reliable presence; playing its heavy latin-flavored and groove laden dance music at wide variety of venues....

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Reds on the River fights hunger during Ice Festival

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

An award-winning restaurant and West Michigan’s largest hunger-relief organization are coming together during the fourth-annual Rockford Ice Festival. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, Reds on the River will donate 10 percent of...

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Big Bang Art Festival bringing "outsider" art to Mangiamo! this weekend

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 08-22-2012 under OPINION

Heartside folk artist Reb Roberts, of Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery, doesn’t believe in doing anything ordinary. According to his website he is suspicious of everything that is normal. So don’t expect the East Hills Big Bang Art Festival he...

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First festival of its kind to jazz up West Michigan on August 18

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 08-14-2012 under NEWS

On August 18, Rosa Parks Circle will be home to West Michigan’s first GRandJazzFest. The free jazz festival is the first of its kind in West Michigan, says public relations publicist Molly Kilmas. The event will begin at noon, and will include...

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