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THURSDAY 12.01


Aquinas College Performing Arts Center Xanadu Beardsley Theatre Doubt Billy’s Lounge Tree City, Gray Theory, Red Pil, Suport Bobarino’s Curt Hines DeVos Performance Hall Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Les Misérables Dr. Grins Floyd J. Phillips Founders Brewing Company Poor Ol’ Jim, The Wallace Collective, Valentiger Grand Rapids Civic Theatre The Wizard of Oz Grand Rapids Public Library Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance


Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit GVSU Blink: Opening Reception - Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition Kalamazoo Civic Theatre White Christmas LaFontsee Galleries Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists Reception The Livery X’pression Session Mangiamo! Bill Huyge Matthews Auditorium Cornerstone University Theatre Presents 1940s Radio Hour (A Christmas Musical) MXTP So Many Ways, Light Years, Steinhart, Something Utopic One Trick Pony Drew Nelson The Pyramid Scheme Self-Evident, Charles the Osprey, Shores Ritz Koney Jason Eller Salt of the Earth Peter Madcat Ruth, Randy Marsh, Andy Wilson


Spectrum Theatre Spring Awakening The Strutt Breathe Owl Breathe WSG Little Wings & Frank Fuzz Uptown Uptown Holiday Shop Hop Wealthy Theatre Mars Hill Presents: Cool Hand Luke Williams Theatre Late Night Broadway


FRIDAY 12.02


Beardsley Theatre Doubt Bell’s Eccentric Café Frontier Ruckus wsg Daredevil Christopher Wright Bobarino’s Rock Shop Czar’s 505 The Original Indika Reggae Band


BEST BET: Acoustic


THIS CHILD OF GRUNGE IS MELLOWING OUT. Chris Cornell and Seattle-based Soundgarden paved the way for bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam to bleed social-disillusionment in angsty verse-chorus-verse more than 20 years ago. Cornell still rocks hard, but now he’s dialing the volume back from eleven. Last spring marked the beginning of his current Songbook tour, a series of stripped-down solo acoustic shows, featuring gigs at Carnegie Hall and the infamous Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Songbook is a searching and fearless musical inventory that puts Cornell’s entire catalogue on the table for unplugging. He reaches back to love on dark, edgy gems from the early eras of Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog (that one band that first let loose Eddie Vedder’s haunting voice), nearly a decade of post-Rage Against the Machine project Audioslave mate- rial, plus three solo albums. In late November Cornell released the album Songbook, a compila-


CHRIS CORNELL Kalamazoo State Theatre Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $39 kazoostate.com, (269) 345-6500


tion of particularly special live performances from the tour. Meanwhile, Soundgarden is back, kind of. The band first reformed last year to headline Lollapalooza and more recently headlined New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest at the end of October. Soundgarden hit the studio in March to begin recording its first album since 1996’s Down on the Upside and, although the album has no official timetable, it is expected to release sometime in early 2012. So, now 20 years after grunge, Cornell will soon have a second-generation Soundgarden album to add to his songbook. Reported by Tyler DeJong


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DeVos Performance Hall Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Les Misérables Dr. Grins Michael Kosta Grand Rapids Art Museum Tree Lighting Ceremony & Ice Rink Opening Grand Rapids Civic Theatre The Wizard of Oz Grand Rapids Public Library Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit Grand Woods Lounge Starfarm GVSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble The Intersection MEGA 80’s Kalamazoo Civic Theatre White Christmas Kalamazoo Public Library Art Hop Concert LaFontsee Galleries Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists The Livery Bonerama Mangiamo! Wally Michaels MXTP These Hearts, 12 Track Radio, Blame The Victim New Holland Brewing Company Delilah Dewylde and the Lost Boys Ottawa Tavern Really Keely Papa Pete’s Deadbeatz The Pyramid Scheme Deftones Tribute Show featuring Know Lyfe, Stockton, New Venice, 7 Words Riviera Theatre Stand-up Comedy with Drew Hastings & David Dyer River City Saloon Coulda Woulda Shoulda


Schuler Books and Music (28th Street location) Live Music in the Studio with Jake Armerding Spectrum Theatre Spring Awakening The Strutt Double Phelix Night/ Asylum Lake Zine Release Teazer Bar Classic Fix at Teazers Bar UICA Brian Vander Ark and Lux Land perform a holiday concert, Into the Abyss, Holiday Artists’ Market Union Street Four Finger Five CD Release Party


Wealthy Theatre Michigan Sings! SATURDAY


12.03


Ada Holiday Parade Beardsley Theatre Doubt Billy’s Lounge The Original Indika Reggae Band Bobarino’s Rock Shop DeltaPlex Arena West Michigan Winter Horsefest DeVos Performance Hall Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Les Misérables Dimnent Memorial Chapel Christmas Vespers Downtown Rockford Santa Parade Dr. Grins Michael Kosta


Fenn Valley Nouveau Fest Founders Brewing Company The Ragbirds Foundry Hall Heart Strings Benefit Grand Rapids Astronomical Society Saturnalia Saturday Holiday Event Grand Rapids Civic Theatre The Wizard of Oz Grand Rapids Public Library Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit GVSU GVSU Dance Concert Kalamazoo Civic Theatre White Christmas LaFontsee Galleries Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists Lemonjello’s My Heart My Stronghold, The Active Inspire, Willows, thermopalye, Zombie Supermodel, and Cast Out The Livery April Verch at the Livery Mangiamo! Robbin Connell New Holland Brewing Company North Beach 3 One Trick Pony Troll for Trout Trio Ottawa Tavern Kelly Carey with Nick Ayoub Trio The Pyramid Scheme Bottom 40: RED OUT River City Saloon Electrik Toyz Saugatuck Brewing Company Dragon Wagon Seven Steps Up Kenny White Spectrum Theatre Spring Awakening


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