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Letter from the Editor


This year, I am thanking the baby Jesus for our annual Cheap Issue. Between buying a house and sending the government my money, I was thankful to speak to thrifty people like Jolon Hull, who reminds us in this month’s Q&A that spending less money doesn’t have to mean getting less quality. I’m also grateful for Kelly Quintanilla, Matt Simpson Siegel and Lydia Clowney for teaching me that I don’t have to compromise good drinking and dining just because I’m on a budget. Something I am saving my pennies for,


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EDITORIAL Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com


DESIGN Creative Director/Design Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Ad Design Emilee Pike / epike05@revuewm.com


however, are the upcoming shows at The Pyramid Scheme. For the past year, we here at REVUE have been guessing and awaiting the announcement of the venue’s first band. That band turned out to be Guided By Voices. In the words of the notorious Rebecca Black, “We we we so excited.” We’re also excited about running in Schmohz Brewery’s Achilles Ale 5k on April 16. The


REVUE running (and walking) crew at Schmohz at a previous Brewery’s Achilles Ale 5K


race, which benefits the Special Olympics, gets REVUE’s stamp of approval because you’re encouraged to drink Schmohz’s beer at the watering (beer-ing?) station set up after each lap. I’ve spent most of March training in order to beat my previous Achilles Ale time, but let’s be serious; I’ll probably camp out at the watering station.


Thanks for reading REVUE. Rock on.


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Jayson Bussa Lydia Clowney Steven de Polo Charlsie Dewey Stad DiPonzi


Joanna Dykhuis Joe Gasmann Kelli Kolakowski


Audria Larsen Nick Manes


Kelly Quintanilla


Emma Kat Richardson Matt Simpson Siegel David Smith Justin Stover


Kevin VanAntwerpen


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ryan Pavlovich, Steven de Polo, Jon Clay LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Andrea Filter Meaghan Igel Angie Jackson Ann Malone Emily Midling


Lindsay Patton-Carson, Managing Editor, Lindsay@revuewm.com Lyanna Moore


Samara Napolitan Nicholle Robertson Brittney Schering Kate Vogel


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Matt Lang / mlang@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


ADVERTISING INDEX


25 Kitchen and Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Above & Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Arcadia Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Arts Council of Greater GR . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Barfly Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Bell’s Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 BMW Motorcylces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 BOB’s Brewery/Gilmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bombay Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Calvin SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Calvin Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Compass Arts Film Academy . . . . . . . . . . 37 Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Downtown Holland: GrooveWalk . . . . . . . 51 Dr. Grins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54


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Easy Rotor Helicopters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Eco TrekFitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Globe Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 GR Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Grand Rapids Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Grand Rapids Public Library . . . . . . . . . . 36 Grand Rapids Public Museum . . . . . . . . 52 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 GROWCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Holiday Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Hope College: Ra Ra Riot . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Horizon Hydroponics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Howmet Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Impression 5 Science Theater . . . . . . . . . 17 The Intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Kalamazoo State Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Mackinaw Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Michigan Holistic Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Millenium/Central City Tap . . . . . . . . . . . 25


Muskegon Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Opera Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Riviera Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Saugatuck Brewing Co.


Saugatuck Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . .9 Saugatuck Venetian Festival


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Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Schuler Books & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Southlake Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 The Strutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Superhappyfuntime Burlesque . . . . . . . . 35 Tulip Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Twisted Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 West Michigan NOISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 West Michigan Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 West Side Beer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


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