The Rapidian

dec09

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Christmas Special: Santa's Sleighride review (photostory)

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 12-21-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

   Super Happy Funtime Burlesque has been around for quite a while now, entertaining audiences and offending critics. Friday night was no exception to the high standard they have set for themselves, when the Grand Rapids troupe put on...

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Introducing: Shimmy Shack Burlesque (photostory)

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 12-16-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

MATURE CONTENT: Contains partial nudity Shimmy Shack Burlesque is in a lot of ways a little sister to the already popular Super Happy Funtime Burlesque. It includes many of the same performers and Corey Ruffin (Mr. Happy Pants) even MCs. There...

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Dwelling Place Volunteers Deck the Avenue!

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Volunteers last Tuesday, December 1st,  helped DwellingPlace haul out the holly, untangle the lights, and dust off the holiday cheer while wielding tempera saturated foam brushes at 13 different Avenue for the Arts storefront windows. The event...

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Snow drifts, sleds, seasonal cheer and pussycat beer!

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Ho,ho, howdy! I have shamelessly blaring holiday music in both my office and my home for 3 days straight. A few years ago I realized the Holiday season had sped by and I had barely noticed SO to retaliate I now INDULGE in the holidays…. I...

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6 Ways To Make A Difference This Christmas Season

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Submitted By: Carrie Lyzenga, Special Events Coordinator & Marketing/PR Manager  Sponsor a child for Christmas. Many children are not blessed with the opportunity to receive gifts on Christmas. D.A. Blodgett for...

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VIDEO: Volunteers Join Dwelling Place to Deck Division Avenue

by (amandastpierre)

Submitted 12-09-2009 under NONPROFITS

To give community members the opportunity to participate in the Heartside neighborhood and to spread holiday cheer along South Division (from Wealthy and Fulton), Dwelling Place hosted Deck the Avenue on December 1, 2009. It was the...

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Winter bicycling tips: Bike year round and be safe!

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 12-03-2009 under NEWS

More and more Grand Rapidians are choosing to give up the automobile for the bicycle. They are learning that if you are equipped correctly, you can ride your bicycle year round. Drivers expect less bicyclists in colder months, so it is up to the...

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Dr. Sketchy's (Photo Story)

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On the last Saturday of every month, The Vivacious Miss Audacious (Audria Larsen), invites art monkeys, as she calls them, to join her at the The Sazerac Lounge for Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School. It's like a normal life drawing class but with...

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Until the Light Takes Us @ UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

Until the Light Takes Us is a feature length documentary about black metal: an ideological movement/music genre comprised of metal musicians, murderers, church-burners, and suicide victims. The film opens at UICA on December 4 and examines the birth...

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Opening Reception for New Exhibitions @ UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

Six new winter exhibitions will open, showcasing the works of Lisa Kellner, Mira Burack & Narine Kchikian, Carrie Olson, Joel Seah, Juliane Beth Shibata, and the group exhibition (S)edition: Prints as Activism. Meet the artists, explore their...

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