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Letter from the Editor Rumor has it the world’s going to end this year.


Even if it’s not, wouldn’t it be fun to live like it is? I’m not talking about depleting your bank account so you can see what it’s like to use a jetpack. No, I’m talking about focusing more on having fun.


Seriously.


If you knew life as we know it would be over, wouldn’t you want to do more, smile more and experience new things? Like learning to luge, for example. The sport is not just for Olympians. In fact, there’s a luge located at Muskegon’s Winter Sports Complex.


That’s one example of the many things to do this winter that aren’t sitting on the couch and watching reruns of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Go outside! Buffy will wait for you while you hit up one of the multiple skiing hills in West Michigan or attend Rockford Ice Festival, Grand Haven Winterfest or the National Ice Sculpting Competition in downtown Holland, to name a few awesome events happening this winter.


Of course, if the apocalypse is upon us, one of the most important things you can do is get in shape. Instead of looking at fitness as a New Year’s resolution, look at it as a life-saving resolution. Mix up your routine with activities like ice skating and skiing, then put your fitness to the end-of-the- world test and sign up for the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race or the Richmond Winter Rush. After the races, refuel – and get a little daring – by dining outdoors on the patios of Grand Woods Lounge or Tavern on the Square.


See? Winter’s not so bad when you’re busy living it up. Now go out there and live like the world’s ending.


Rock on.


WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


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 Dwayne Hoover


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Kelli Kolakowski Audria Larsen Jamie Linari


Matt Simpson Siegel Kevin VanAntwerpen


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ADVERTISING INDEX


Above & Beyond . . . . . . . . . 48 Actors’ Theatre . . . . . . . . . . 59 Adult 234 Market . . . . . . . . 62 Amway Hotel Corp . . . . . . . 51 Bell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 34 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . 32 BOB’s Brewery/Gilmore . . . 19 Brewery Vivant . . . . . . . . . . 19 Broadway GR . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bud Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Calvin College January Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Calvin SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . 6 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . 40 Central City Tap House . . . 19


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Compass Film Academy . . 45 Cooper’s Glen Music Fest . . 21 Cultivation Station . . . . . . 62 Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . 43 Dr. Grins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Fontana Chamber Arts . . . 37 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . 60 Gilda’s LaughFest . . . . . . . . 4 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Grand Rapids Ballet . . . . . 29 GR Public Museum . . . . . . 29 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . 63 GROWCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Henry Rollins . . . . . . . . . . . 21


HopCat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . 59 Kalamazoo State Theatre . . 54 Keil Lasik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . 29 Live Nation/Black Keys . . . . 5 The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 O’Connor’s Brewing Supply 21 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . 35 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . 48 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . 9 Rockford Ice Festival . . . . . 15 River City Improv . . . . . . . . 43 Rockwell/Republic/The Estb. 22 Run Amok Productions . . . 43 Saugatuck Brewing Co . . . 21


Saugatuck Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . 19 Schuler Books & Music . . . 47 Sight Optical Boutique . . . 45 Snap Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Stella’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Super Happy Funtime . . . . 62 TipTop/Monarch/Rocky’s. . . 61 University Musical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59


Wolverine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . 45


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ON THE COVER:


Grand Haven Winterfest 2010, shot by Kevin Ryan. See our first Winter Issue on page 23.


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