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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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“20 Monroe Live” is a Spectacular Downtown Addition

Attending the VIP party Tuesday night at The B.O.B.'s new addition, 20 Monroe Live, was a heck of a way to be introduced to the newest addition to the downtown Grand Rapids entertainment scene. One word, WOW! Another word, COOL!

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"Ai Weiwei"/courtesy Meijer Gardens
"Ai Weiwei"/courtesy Meijer Gardens
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New Art Exhibition at Meijer Gardens Like Nothing Before

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s premier botanic and sculpture experiences, is opening a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Opening on January 27, 2017, Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State is the first of its kind for the artist at a botanical garden or sculpture park anywhere in the world. More than 30 works will be sited in galleries, conservatories, public spaces and the auditorium.

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High Five Burger/West Michigan Whitecaps
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Fan Favorite Food Contest is ON With the Whitecaps

Before the first pitch of Spring Training flies (just four weeks away!) the West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are looking for the next star on the Fifth Third Ballpark menu! Whitecaps fans can submit ideas for what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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No More “Greatest Show on Earth” in Grand Rapids

Very sad news hit hard around the country this past weekend. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end "The Greatest Show on Earth" in May, following a 146-year run.

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An Alternative View Of The 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival
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Americana and Country Swing Artist Pokey LaFarge Coming to Grand Rapids

Early jazz, ragtime, country blues, and Western swing will explode on the Royce Performance Hall stage at St. Cecilia Music Center February 9 at 7:30. How so? Pokey LaFarge comes to Grand Rapids!

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Rafal Nowakowski
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Video Games Live! With the Grand Rapids Symphony Tonight

If Video Games are a part of your life, especially the classics Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, Final Fantasy® and more, tonight will be a little bit of heaven for you.

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Top TV Sports Commercials are the Best [Video]

We're in one of the great sports weekends of the year, with the last week of the regular season of the NFL, come on Lions, beat the Packers, and loads of college bowl games. Watching all that football means you will also be watching tons of commercials. So, I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane…

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New Year’s Resolutions a Success or Bust?

Are you making a New Year's resolution? Did you know that about 60% of us do make New Year's resolutions, but statistics show that only about 8% of us follow through. I'm there. Still, year after year, we keep making them – hoping this is the year we will make it happen. Is that you?

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Courtesy VSFAC
Courtesy VSFAC
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National tour of Pump Boys & Dinettes makes a pit stop in West Michigan

More great theater is coming to West Michigan, Byron Center, actually.

On January 26th, 2017, Pump Boys and Dinettes, moves into the Van Single Fine Arts Center for a one-night only performance of the “friendliest, happiest show in town.”

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Lots of fun in Grand Rapids for the Kids and Family During Christmas Break

Are you looking for things for the family to do over Christmas break? This might be your answer. How about a Snowflake Break?

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year’s holiday break! Now through January 3, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with admission.

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Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM
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A Beer Lovers Paradise at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Beer Lovers rejoice! The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) continues its very popular Beer Explorers program next year, actually just a few weeks away, on January 12, 2017. Held in partnership with Founders Brewing Company on Thursday evenings, it gives Grand Rapidians a new twist on a Founders beer tasting.

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How About Some Fun for New Year’s Eve in West Michigan?

Christmas is almost hear and there is still so much to do. But, let's not forget the New Year follows close behind. Whether you chose to quietly ring in the new year, or blow it out, here are some ideas for you that the West Michigan Tourist Association has put together.

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