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/// GIFT GUIDE CURMUDGEON


You know the type. The curmudgeon rags on everything. Change is not a good thing for this person. However, that hardly means the curmudgeon in your life won’t appreciate the occasional gift. BY N I C K MAN E S


DO


The small possibility of winning thousands of dollars whilst pumping quarters into a ma-


chine attracts the curmudgeon. Enter the less-than one-year-old Gun Lake Casino. Located off exit 61 on US 131 halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the casino features spe- cials on burgers and has regular bands playing that no hipster has ever heard of. The curmud- geon will love it.


Gun Lake Casino 1123 129th Ave., Wayland gunlakecasino.com, (269) 792-7777


DRINK


Grand Haven is full of cutesy shops and fancy restaurants that serve things like spinach


artichoke dip. So where does the person who just wants to watch a sports match and tip a few drinks go when on the lakeshore? The Tip-A-Few Tavern, of course. In case you’re sick of those over-priced fruity beers, the Tip-A-Few offers the original chore juice, Natural Light for $2 every day.


Tip-A-Few Tavern 10 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven tipafew.com, (616) 846-2670


LISTEN


New bands are popping up all over West Michigan. But the curmudgeon doesn’t want


some folky indie pop or electro-dance crap. The curmudgeon wants nostalgia. Luckily, The Intersection has the booking to bring the curmud- geon back to the heady days of Members Only jackets and hair metal. “The Mega ‘80s on [New Year’s Eve] will be one of the hottest tickets in town. They did NYE a few years ago and it did


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sell out business,” said Intersection General Manager Scott Hammontree. The event is 21+ and tickets are $25 in advance.


Mega ‘80s The Intersection 133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids sectionlive.com, (616) 451-8232


EAT


The curmudgeon does not eat veggie burgers or $14 maca- roni and cheese. Quite the


opposite, the curmudgeon speaks out against these gastrointestinal offenses, preferring a more hearty “real person” meal. It’s even better when it’s in buffet form, such as the kind found at Lady Godiva’s Showgirls. The gentleman’s club offers a buffet from 2-4 a.m. after its nightly show is complete. Promotions Director Michelle Blair says the buffet includes things like a Belgian waffle bar on Fridays and Saturdays, and classic biscuits and gravy on Thursdays. “It’s better than the Waffle House,” Blair says.


Lady Godiva’s Showgirls 234 Market SW, Grand Rapids (616) 458-0300


WATCH


December means holidays. Holidays mean spending time with family, uplifting movies


and other such schlocky crap. Luckily, once the holiday season is over, the good movies come out. January will see the release of a slew of action and horror movies like The Devil Inside, The Possession and Underworld Awakening.


Celebration! Cinema Multiple Locations celebrationcinema.com


SCHEDULE | DINING | SIGHTS | SOUNDS SCENE


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