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The 411 in the 616: Dog Days of Summer

After a weekend spent on Mackinac Island I still feel like I’m on island time and not quite ready for Monday morning. These summer days are flying by and I’m determined to keep checking things off my summer bucket list and fully enjoy these warm days. Scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616 for some awesome events, local links and my latest obsessions from Mackinac Island. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Revue MagazineEvents:


Celebrate the full moon with ribs & steins at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker on Monday, August 7 from 11 AM – 10 PM.

Don’t miss the “Garage Sale” party at Garage Bar with Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids with 50 items up for auction from on Monday, August 7 from 6-10 PM.


Do you enjoy IPAs? Don’t miss Tuesday Tastings at Craft Beer Cellar on Tuesday, August 8 from 6-8 PM for a tasting of IPAs.

Pack a picnic and make your way to Frederik Meijer Gardens for the Tuesday Evening Music Club featuring Benjaman James and Michigander on Tuesday, August 8 from 7-10 PM.

If you loved Space Jam as a kid head to the Wealthy Theatre for the Meanwhile film series on Tuesday, August 8 at 8 PM.


Restaurant Week Grand Rapids starts today August 9 through August 20 so make sure you make a reservation and check out a new or favorite restaurant to try some new dishes.

Have you heard of ACT? ACT is an organization that empowers individuals with disabilities through art and on Wednesday, August 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM they are holding an open house to learn more about the classes and programs.

Looking to do some yoga this week? Check out the pop up yoga at Richard App Gallery with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga on Wednesday, August 9 from 6-7 PM.

Check out the Signature Chef Series at Creston Brewery on Wednesday, August 9 from 7:30-10:30 PM to benefit Kids Food Basket.

Putting Course Mission PointThursday:

Make your way to The Waters Center for yoga on the rooftop with AM Yoga and Shannan Denison, CRPC on Thursday, August 10 from 5:45-6:45 PM.

Don’t miss this week’s GRAM on the Green with jazz trumpeter Walter White on Thursday, August 10 from 6-9 PM.

It’s Michigan/Michigan State rivalry night at the Whitecaps game on Thursday, August 10 starting at 7 PM. #goblue


Make a trip to downtown Holland for their sidewalk sales from August 11-12.

If you love s’mores as much as I do don’t miss the S’mores Bar at Farmhaus Cider Co. on Friday, August 11 from 5- 8 PM.

Check out Cars & Coffee at the Downtown Market on Friday, August 11 from 7-10 PM


Enjoy a day at the fair at Frederick Meijer Gardens from August 12-13 and view farm animals, play the beanbag toss and check out the pie making demonstration.

Don’t miss SuperPartyWonderDay at Millennium Park with Kent District Library for a day of beer, bikes, BBQ and bands on Saturday, August 12 from 12-8 PM.


Join FLEXcity Fitness at Flat Lander’s Bar on Sunday, August 13 from 10 AM – 2 PM for Burpees & Brunch.

If you like Dark Horse beer check out the Dark House Barrel Aged Brunch at 7 Monks Taproom on Sunday, August 13 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Grab your friends and make your way to the Berlin Raceway for the Worlds Largest Food Truck Rally featuring 85+ food trucks on Sunday, August 13 from 11 AM – 8 PM.

Biere de Mac BeerLocal Links:

A huge thank you to everyone that voted for The GR Guide as best Instagram account in Revue Magazine’s Best of the West! I’m honored to be in the top 3 and appreciate your support.

I’m excited to try these east coast cocktails featured on Mackinaw Road.

Learn why your business should be using Instagram stories in this post from Sweaty Wisdom.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Try the beer from Biere de Mac

Playing the putting course at Mission Point on Mackinac Island

Lunch at The Jockey Club

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