Events, Food & Drink

The 411 in the 616: Happy New Year

I’m back! I took a much needed break to reflect on some new intentions and goals for this new year, and I’m excited to show you what’s in store for The GR Guide. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. If you’re looking for some fun events, local links or my latest obsessions in Grand Rapids scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616. I hope you have a great week!

The Southerner in Saugatuck MichiganEvents:


Learn how to perfect your blowout at Bang Blow Dry Bar & Salon for a masterclass – the art of a blowout on Monday, January 8 from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Don’t miss out on ManiMonday at Urban You on Monday, January 8 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Start your week with some yoga + wine (the best combination) at Squibb Coffee and Wine Bar on Monday, January 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


If you love playing Euchre make your way to City Built Brewing Company for Speed Euchre on Tuesday, January 9 at 5 PM.

Escape the cold weather and head to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to dance and learn swing with the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society on Tuesday, January 9 from 7-9:30 PM.

Head to Wealthy Theatre to see the thriller The Shining as part of The Meanwhile Film Series on Tuesday, January 9 at 8 PM.

Avocado Toast from Littlebird in Grand Rapids, MichiganWednesday:

Salut to Wine Wednesday at Bostwick Lake Inn on Wednesday, January 10 from 4-10 PM.


Cheers to the grand opening of Brass Ring Brewing Company on Thursday, January 11 from 4-10 PM.

Head to Long Road Distillers for their $15 burger, boilermakers and bottomless fries on Thursday, January 11 from 4-11 PM.

If you love beer and doughnuts don’t miss out on beer & doughnuts at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


Cheers to East West Brewing Company on their one year anniversary on Friday, January 12 from 6-10 PM.

Enjoy a night of painting at Dime & Regal with artist Krista Pischner Studio on Friday, January 12 from 7-9 PM.


Make the most of the winter weather at WinterWest with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and West Grand Neighborhood Association on Saturday, January 13 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Richmond Park.

Don’t miss free community classes with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga at MVP Athletic Club, Crahen on Saturday, January 13 from 3-4 PM.


On Sunday, January 14 from 2-5 or 5:30-8:30 PM Sovengard is hosting a Speciation Artisan Ales Anniversary Dinner featuring a four course meal paired with Speciation beers.

The Wax Poetic Grand Rapids, Michigan Local Links:

I can’t wait to try Georgina’s Grand Rapids opening this Tuesday!

Congrats to E + L Salon on their grand opening last week!

If you love candles check out the Wax Poetic Candle Bar to create your own custom candles.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The avocado toast at Littlebird

Barrel-Aged Darkstar at Big Lake Brewery

The biscuits from The Southerner

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