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Coming Home: Lisa Walcott

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts,
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Lisa Walcott is an installation artist and kinetic sculptor based in Holland, Michigan. Walcott’s work utilizes themes of sculpture in motion, mechanized kinetic activation, and playfulness. UICA Hours: Tues–Sat: 12:00–9:00PM Sun: 12:00–6:00PM Mon: Closed *UICA is closed on Mondays and University Holidays. UICA Admission:   Gallery Admission Members: Free Adults: $5 Five and under: Free
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One Book, One City for Kids

Friday, February 5
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Grand Rapids Public Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 Select a Country:
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One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, […]
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Dana Younger & Felice House Exhibit

Friday, February 5
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Aquinas College Music and Art Center,
1607 Robinson Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Opening Reception: 1/17/2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Winter Reading Challenge

Friday, February 5
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Grand Rapids Public Library – All Locations,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Want a bigger challenge? Take the snowflake reading challenge! Great for […]
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Through My Eyes

Friday, February 5
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Dominican Center,
2025 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
Presented by Richard Paschke a collection of his art.
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Ongoing
$5.00

Hip Pocket at Billy’s Lounge

Saturday, January 16 @ 9:30 pm - Wednesday, February 17 @ 1:45 am
Billy’s Lounge,
1437 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Hip Pocket Saturday 01.16.2016 $5 Cover at 8pm Show 9:30 (21+) Hip Pocket – R&B, Funk, Soul CHECK EM OUT: hip-pocket.com The Hip Pocket specializes in high energy R&B, mixing the burning sounds of Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Chicago with cutting edge horn arrangements and exceptional musicianship and professionalism. The Hip Pocket has entertained for over […]
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HOLLA BACK for the 90s! DJ Hustlah Throwin it Back w/ your Fav Jams

Thursday, February 4 @ 9:00 pm - Friday, February 5 @ 9:00 pm
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Billy’s Lounge,
1437 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
Every Thursday DJ Hustlah is bringing you back! $2 Cover (21+) DJ Hustlah has plenty of jams and he is always taking your requests $2.00 Off Pitchers & $1.00 Off Pints 9pm to Midnight
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8:00 am

Integrating for Impact 2016

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 am
Kendall College of Art and Design,
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA
February 5, 2016 8am – February 26, 2016, 5pm Design Thinking, Human Centered Design: you’ve heard the buzz words… Now learn the tools and how to use them to achieve innovation. This intensive workshop has been designed specifically for working professionals from business and social sectors. Build internal capacity to innovate through mastery of context, methods and tools. Create confident […]
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ArtPrize: Second Glance

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 am
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LowellArts!,
149 S. Hudson St.
Lowell, MI 49331 United States
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January 9 – February 20 On display in the LowellArts! King Gallery, A Second Glance is a great opportunity to get a second look at artwork by many talented local artists that live within 20 miles of the City of Lowell. This exhibit provides an opportunity to re-visit artwork, or see for the first time artwork by local artists who […]
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GVSU Art Gallery Exhibition: China in Western Minds

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grand Valley State University,
Allendale, MI 49401 United States
From early Roman trade contact through the Silk Road to the modern television comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” China has asserted its influence upon western culture, philosophy and the decorative arts in a myriad of ways. “China in Western Minds” explores this phenomenon and provides a striking overview of this intriguing history over the last 21 centuries. Created by the […]
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GVSU Art Gallery Exhibit: Nothing New Under the Sun

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grand Valley State University,
Allendale, MI 49401 United States
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Beginning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a special group of inventors began exploring the potentials for harnessing the energy of the wind and sun. Discover the results of their experiments and innovative thinking in this exhibition produced by the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, in conjunction with guest curator, Glen Swanson, visiting professor of physics. This […]
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GVSU Art Gallery Exhibition: Great Lakes: Image & Word

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grand Valley State University Performing Arts Center,
1 Campus Dr. NE
Allendale, MI 49341 United States
The lakes and water systems of the Great Lakes are a majestic natural resource not well known outside of the region. This exhibit features 16 poets and visual artists — each with a connection to the Great Lakes — in artistic pairings designed to result in new collaborative works with a Great Lakes theme. This exhibition is on display in […]
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9:00 am
$5

Big Boss Blues at Billy’s Lounge

Friday, February 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Billy’s Lounge,
1437 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Big Boss Blues at Billy’s Lounge Friday 02/05 $5 Cover at 8pm | Show 9:30 (21+)
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9:30 am

Animalia –

Friday, February 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Kent District Library Wyoming Branch,
3350 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming , MI 49509 United States
The Rivertown Artists Presidents Show consists of art mages and references to animals, mammals, birds, fish, insects, sea life, humans…anything living.
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10:00 am

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Friday, February 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grand Rapids Art Museum,
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The exhibition presents over 125 rarely-exhibited Newcomb ceramics, tableware, jewelry, textiles, bookbinding, and graphics, from one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century American pottery. Between 1894 and 1948, some of the most beautiful and functional art objects of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements were created at the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise in New Orleans. The Pottery […]
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Lunch and Learn—Ancient Michigan

Friday, February 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute,
701 W. Cloverdale Rd.
Hastings, MI 49058 United States
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End the week by learning something new at the Institute! Program Manager Matt Dykstra will kick off the morning with a talk on how glaciers, erosion, and other major geological forces throughout history molded and shaped the landscape seen today in Michigan. Learn about the ancient rift valley that underlies most of the Lower Peninsula, the long process of building […]
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11:00 am

Toy Stories: The Toy Collection of Tom and Merrill Taylor

Friday, February 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Holland Museum,
31 West 10th Street
Holland , MI 49423 United States
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Tom and Merrill Taylor developed an interest in antique signs and advertisements in the 1970s.  This interest sparked their passion for collecting and it wasn’t long before their interests grew to include a large, diverse collection of vintage toys.
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12:00 pm

Coming Home: Jerry Gretzinger

Friday, February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts,
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
Jerry Gretzinger is a Michigan artist whose works embody themes of mapping and making real the imagined. Gretzinger uses a variety of mediums to complete his works including acrylic marker, colored pencil, ink, and collage. Gretzinger’s work is dictated by the interplay between an elaborate set of rules and randomly generated instructions. UICA Hours: Tues–Sat: 12:00–9:00PM Sun: 12:00–6:00PM Mon: Closed *UICA is […]
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4:00 pm
$15

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Friday, February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Long Road Distillers,
537 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Come get an up close look at the first craft distillery in Grand Rapids! On Long Road tours, we take visitors through our distilling process and the principles behind it. You’ll get the chance to know what’s in your glass and where it came from. Each tour is conducted by a distilling expert who is friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to […] Find out more »
6:00 pm

First Friday Gallery Hops

Friday, February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Avenue for the Arts,
100 S. Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
On the first Friday of every month, South Division Ave becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials. This monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out new events and features at shops, galleries and eateries in the rapidly evolving South Division Corridor. First Friday events include drink specials, exhibition […] Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

Celebration for Z.G. Tomaszewski’s “All Things Dusk” Book Launch at GLCL

Friday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters,
758 Wealthy ST SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come, join us for an evening of celebration! There will be music, beverages, antipasto, and poems! On Friday, February 5 at 6:30pm, our very own Z.G. Tomaszewski will be reading from his new book, All Things Dusk (winner of the Hong Kong University International Poetry Prize of 2014, selected by Li-Young Lee). In this collection we witness a continual merger […]
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7:00 pm
$5.00

Line Dancing

Friday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Coopersville Farm Museum,
375 Main Street
Coopersville, MI 49404 United States
Boot, scoot, and boogie your way on down to the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, Friday nights at 7pm for line dancing lessons. Winter session begins January 9, 2016. Only $5.00 per person and half price for kids with a parent, and Museum members! Helen Walters will take you step by step through different dances, great for dancers of […]
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7:30 pm
$6

GVSU Opera Theatre presents “Godspell”

Friday, February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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GVSU Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center,
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401 United States
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At the behest of John the Baptist, young men and women forsake their jobs and take up the mantle of Jesus Christ by becoming his disciples in this musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew set in modern-day New York City. Using song and dance, the apostles traverse the city, spreading Christ’s message of love and tolerance as the time […]
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Bowie Night

Friday, February 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Pyramid Scheme,
68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Friday, February 5 | 7:30 pm | $10, ages 21+ BOWIE NIGHT a benefit for Girls Rock GR
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8:00 pm

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
DeVos Performance Hall,
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Description: Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. “Young or old, your […] Find out more »

Live Dueling Pianos at Mojo’s

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar,
180 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Mojo’s is a one stop shop for live entertainment and dinner on our main floor and dancing with our DJ on the second floor. We feature a live dueling piano show Wednesday-Saturday nights and our entertainers will not disappoint! Enjoy yourself while you sing and dance along to some of the most popular songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today-all […] Find out more »

Stand-Up Comedy at Dr. Grins

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Dr. Grins at The B.O.B.,
20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dr. Grins is Grand Rapid’s most unique venue for entertainment. Bringing in nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and special comedic theatre is Dr. Grins’ specialty. Spending an evening at Dr. Grins assures a hilarious and unpredictable night out on the town. Grins brings in acts as Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon, Pauly Shore, Aries Spears and more. Showtimes Thu: 9pm Fri: 8pm […]
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Live Music at H.O.M.E.

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
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H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B.,
20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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To the live music lover (be it jazz, rock, country or blues), The B.O.B. would like to say,”Welcome H.O.M.E.!” The House Of Music & Entertainment is Grand Rapid’s newest venue for outstanding live music. In the tradition of Sweet Wallace’s and The Loading Dock, The B.O.B. is going back to its roots on the first floor. The room is rustic […]
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PRE-SUPER BOWL PARTY with Rivertown Singles

Friday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 am
Lincoln Country Club,
3485 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-5888 United States
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH PRE-SUPER BOWL PARTY Are U Ready For Some FOOTBALL? Join us Friday, Feb 5th for our annual Pre-Super Bowl Party. Feeling a little team spirit? Wear your favorite team jersey! ***NO DANCE ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY** (Jan 7th) Join West Michigan’s LARGEST SINGLES DANCE! LARGER RENOVATED ROOM TO ACCOMMODATE EVEN MORE SINGLES (We NEED It) CASH BAR […]
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9:00 pm

Live Music at Flanagan’s

Friday, February 5 @ 9:00 pm
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Flanagan’s Irish Pub,
139 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Check out live, local bands on Friday and Saturday nights at Flanagan’s starting around 9 p.m.
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Live Country Music/DJ at Back Forty Saloon

Friday, February 5 @ 9:00 pm
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The Back Forty Saloon,
48 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Check out live DJs spinning country or live local country bands Thursday-Saturday nights each week.
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Live Music at River City Saloon

Friday, February 5 @ 9:00 pm
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River City Saloon,
1152 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Live, local rock bands perform at River City Saloon on Friday and Saturday nights.
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9:30 pm

Big Boss Blues

Friday, February 5 @ 9:30 pm
Billy’s Lounge,
1437 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Big Boss Blues $5 Cover at 8:00pm Show 9:30pm (21+)
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10:00 pm

Live Music at Grand Woods Lounge

Friday, February 5 @ 10:00 pm
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Grand Woods Lounge,
77 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Friday: DRINKS Happy Hour 2p-6p $3 Select Drafts and Well Drinks $4 Woodstinis and House Wine GRUB Happy Hour 2p-6p $3.95 Burger and Fries GROOVES Bands start at 10pm
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10:30 pm

Stand-Up Comedy at Dr. Grins

Friday, February 5 @ 10:30 pm
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Dr. Grins at The B.O.B.,
20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Dr. Grins is Grand Rapid’s most unique venue for entertainment. Bringing in nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and special comedic theatre is Dr. Grins’ specialty. Spending an evening at Dr. Grins assures a hilarious and unpredictable night out on the town. Grins brings in acts as Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon, Pauly Shore, Aries Spears and more. Showtimes Thu: 9pm Fri: 8pm […]
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11:00 pm

Live DJ and Dancing at Eve Nightclub

Friday, February 5 @ 11:00 pm
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Eve at The B.O.B.,
20 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Eve is the beginning. Experience a posh and cosmopolitan night spot like no other. Led across a lit glass walkway, over the crowds, and through a glass entrance, our guests are invited into the newest, most modern, freshest space in The B.O.B. Feel the sound with an intelligent crowd, dance the floor with the exclusive party, taste from the bar […]
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