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WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Letter from the Editor


It’s hard to believe that 2011 is over and it’s time to distribute our (fourth!) annual gift guide. Although the name is the same, we’ve incorporated new personality types, as well as new businesses, drinks, shows and bands to suggest to friends. Of course, we have the old standbys such as the Bookworm, Parent and Beer Snob. This year, we’ve added a few new personalities, as well as a new illustrator, the talented Ryan Hipp. New personalities include the Cowfolk by country gal, Jamie Linari; the ever-fabulous Queen, written by the ever-fabulous Audria Larsen; and the Sparkle Butt Girl — a sub-genre of last year’s Furry Boot Girl — by Kelli Kolakowski.


There’s one thing about our gift guide, however, that will always stay the same: shopping local. There are plenty of things in West Michigan to do, drink, listen, eat and watch, as we highlight for nearly two dozen personality types. We also encourage trading in that nicely wrapped present for a day or night of entertainment. You could spring for a Jim Gaffigan DVD, or you could grab two tickets to his show during LaughFest and spend some quality time laughing with a friend or family member. Don’t have the cash? Celebration! Cinema has its Cult Classics and Popular Picks series at $4 a ticket. Get in the spirit with Elf, A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation.


But whatever you do this holiday, make sure you stay safe and stay local. Rock on.


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


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Missy Black


Lydia Clowney Ben Darcie


Steven de Polo Charlsie Dewey Joe Gasmann Meaghan Igel


ILLUSTRATIONS Ryan Hipp


LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Dominick Angel Elijah Brumback Tyler DeJong Carl Dunker


Melanie Huhn Patrick Nothaft Katie Odle


Kristin Visser


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


Lindsay Patton-Carson, Managing Editor lindsay@revuewm.com


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ADVERTISING INDEX


Above and Beyond . . . . . . . 49 Actors’ Theatre . . . . . . . . . . 49 Adult 234 Market . . . . . . . . 73 Amway Hotel Corp. . . . . . . . 17 Barfly Ventures . . . . . 31, 59 Bell’s Brewery . . . . . . . .2, 52 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . 50 BOB’s Brewery . . . . . . . . . . 23 Brewery Vivant . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . 6 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . 58 Central City Taphouse/ Millennium . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Corner Record Shop . . . . . . 73 Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . 74 Downtown Alliance . . . . . . 41


Dr. Grin’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . 62 Gilda’s Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Grand Rapids Ballet . . . . . 19 Grand Rapids Public Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43


Grand Rapids Symphony . . 43 Grand River Cigar . . . . . . . 70 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . 38 Growco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . 49 Kalamazoo State Theatre . . 66 Keil Lasik Vision Center . . . 54 Lakeshore Museum Ctr . . . 41


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Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . 23 LiveNation: Black Keys . . . . . 5 LiveNation: TSO . . . . . . . . . 63 LiveNation: Roger Waters. . 75 Minty Keen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Monarch’s Club . . . . . . . . . 47 The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 New Holland Brewing Co . . 53 O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23


Opera Grand Rapids . . . . . 47 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . 55 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . 27 UV Vodka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . 9 Right Brain Brewery . . . . . . 35 River City Improv . . . . . . . . 71


The Establishment . . . . . . . . 4 Rocky’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Run Amok Promotions . . . . 74 Saugatuck Brewing Co.


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Saugatuck Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . 61


Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . 35 Schuler Books & Music . . . 65 Sight Optical Boutique . . . 47 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tip Top Deluxe . . . . . . . . . . 71 University Musical Society . 53 West Michigan Symphony . 61 West Side Beer . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . 71


ON THE COVER:


Illustrations by Ryan Hipp for our fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide. Read it on page 11!


REVUE is published monthly by Revue Holding Company. 65 Monroe Center, Ste. 5, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Office: 616.608.6170 / Fax: 616.608.6182


©2011, Revue Holding Company. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part granted only by written permission of the publisher in accordance with our legal statement, fools.


Kelli Kolakowski Audria Larsen Jamie Linari Nick Manes


Matt Simpson Siegel Kevin VanAntwerpen Andy Westmoreland


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