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The 411 in the 616: There’s Snow Place Like Home

There’s just snow place like home am I right? I can’t believe how much snow we got over the weekend and apparently more is on the way. Don’t let the snow and cold stop you from doing some fun things around Grand Rapids because there are some great events happening this week. Check out this week’s 411 in the 616 for a list of awesome events, local links and my latest obsessions. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram!

Martha's Vineyard Grand RapidsEvents:


It’s Burger Monday at 7 Monks Taproom where you can get a burger and fries for $7 from 3-10 PM.

Learn hand lettering with a friend at Light Gallery + Studio on Monday, February 5 from 6-8:30 PM.


Treat yourself to a massage with essential oils at Urban You – Beauty Bar on Tuesday, February 6 from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Don’t miss out on $1 oysters and all night happy hour at Long Road Distillers on Tuesday, February 6 from 4-11:59 PM.

If you love wine you can learn more about wines from Washington state in this class at Russo’s International Market Downtown on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:30-8 PM.


Enjoy some free yoga at McKay Tower with the City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department on Wednesday, February 7 from 12:15-1 PM.

Stop by Ada Mae to sip, shop, snack and save with Serendipite Organiques on Wednesday, February 7 from 4-7 PM.

Head to HopCat for their Boulevard Brewing tap feature on Wednesday, February 7 from 6 PM – 2 AM.

Brown Butter Crepes Grand RapidsThursday:

Grab your girlfriends and head to The Parlour for their Galentine’s Day event on Thursday, February 8 from 6-8PM.

Head to Wheelhouse for The Red Affair a pre-valentine soiree featuring live entertainment, savory bites and cocktails on Thursday, February 8 from 6-10 PM.

If you love Italian food check out A Night in Italy cooking class with Old World Olive Company on Thursday, February 8 from 6:30-9 PM.

Don’t miss the wine and henna party at Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar with Happy Henna on Thursday, February 8 from 7-9 PM.


Grab your friends to check out the Ice Bar: Olympic Games at the Downtown Market from February 9-11.

If you love golf don’t miss the West Michigan Golf Show at DeVos Place from February 9-11.

Cheers to LaFontsee Galleries celebrating 30 years on Friday, February 9 from 6-9 PM.

It’s a grown up play date at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum on February 9 from 6:30-10:30 PM.

Enjoy some live music at Bostwick Lake Inn on Friday, February 9 from 7-10 PM.


Find a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one by shopping the boutiques on Monroe like 6.25 Paper, Apothecary Off Main, Gina’s Boutique and more on Saturday, February 10 from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Enjoy art, love and chocolate with a tour at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Saturday, February 10 from 11 AM – 12 PM.

Cheers to Art of the Table at their 14th Anniversary Celebration at Stonesthrow on Saturday, February 10 from 6-10 PM.

Support The Hero Foundation at the 1st Annual Gala of Good Deeds event on Saturday, February 10 from 7-11 PM.


Don’t miss the Peace & Toil pop-up at Treetops Collective on Sunday, February 11 from 12-4 PM.

Check out the human hungry hungry hippo tournament with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. at Rosa Parks Circle on Sunday, February 11 from 12:30-8:30 PM.

Noco Provisions Grand Rapids, MILocal Links:

Check out the top 100 Michigan blogs and websites for Michiganders on Feedspot.

These sweet potato wedges with Chinese five spice look amazing from Rachel Cooks.

13 free (or low cost) February events around Grand Rapids from GR Kids.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Fisherman’s stew from Noco Provisions

Wine from Martha’s Vineyard

Waffles from Brown Butter Crepes

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