Laughing for the Health of It

LaughFest will celebrate five years of smiles this March with 10 days of gut busting, tear-worthy comedy from some of the biggest names in stand-up, improv, film and more. While the city of Grand Rapids and Midwest has grown familiar with the goofy smile against a yellow background, many are still unaware of the festival’s history and greater goal to […]

Setting the Stage: Grand Rapids Theatre

Hot stage lights. A face pronounced by exaggerated eyes and contoured cheeks. Singing through synchronized choreography. Sprinting to seconds-long costume changes along stage wings. For some, this might sound like the thrill of a lifetime. For others, it’s reminiscent of a middle school nightmare where imagining the audience in their skivvies doesn’t stop your knees from knocking loud enough to […]

Best Sunday Brunches

Sunday brunch: arguably the most delicious combination of words in history (especially when paired with forkfuls of syrupy pancakes). There are very few things in this world that rival devouring a mid-morning heap of breakfast-y goodness after a long, hard weekend of Netflix and sweatpants. Life can be so tough sometimes. So where are the best places in Grand Rapids […]

West Side, Best Side

The West Side Connection of Grand Rapids has gotten a bad rap for being – how do we put this lightly – downtrodden, shabby and neglected. Empty storefronts and run-down buildings left the neighborhood feeling dismal. Within the past year, the West Side has entered a state of revival. Once abandoned buildings have transformed into opportunities for new business and […]

Best Out of Office Work Spaces

We all have those days: office space becomes uninspiring and the walls feel like they are closing in faster than the Temple of Doom. Asking to work from home is a great idea in theory – cruise through the work left neglected all week in sweatpants with a steady supply of snacks – but we all know how that situation […]

Happy Hour, Happy Days

Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Grand Rapids is home to bars, restaurants and downtown hotspots suitable for all your happy hour needs. Each night of the week provides destinations just a hop, skip and jump away from drinks, appetizers and more drinks! Follow the yellow brick road to happy hours that make happy days. Manic Monday Why drink on […]

Date Night Deals

Dates nights are great – holding hands, taking a break from the busyness of life to enjoy one another, eating food that didn’t come through a drive-thru window. Date nights that don’t cost an arm and a leg? Even better. Without further ado, the recipe for constructing a perfect date night on the cheap: If you and your “plus one” […]