Boy-band juggernaut and Nickelodeon sensation Big Time Rush shines like the sun’s sons as its hotly anticipated Big Time Summer Tour enraptures flocks of fans with pop bliss. The fab foursome, known as BTR to fans and preteen stenographers, first snatched the hearts of millions with its eponymous TV show, recognized as the most-watched live-action series in Nickelodeon’s history. On the group's choreographed carnival of a tour, expert hoofer and crooner Kendall Schmidt leads the affable cast of personalities, which includes James (the ladies' man), Carlos (the joker), and Logan (the smarty warty), through hits from its gold debut, BTR. Their chart-topping sophomore album, Elevate, will also see its hooky anthems represented, such as “Music Sounds Better With U” and “All Over Again.” Expect elastic dance moves from the dapper quadratic and possible numbers from the just-released Big Time Movie, in which BTR covers tunes by obscure boy band The Beatles. Wunderkind Rachel Crow of The X-Factor fame and Australian heartthrob Cody Simpson start the show with peppy rallies and aural morality plays about how love can be tough and why stealing your dad’s head to sneak into R-rated movies isn’t cool.
A congregation of antique dealers sells their vintage wares at the annual Grand Rapids Antiques Market, which is fueled by nostalgia's fumes and hosts time travelers as they venture into the rich history of Americana. The market dips buyers and sellers alike into an antiques-filled reservoir overflowing with the past's furnishings, accessories, sporting goods, and two-year-old laptops. Professional appraisers check out homeowners' potential gems, and live auctioneers corral the highest bid with lassos woven from their own bristly mustache hairs.
Functional Lifestyle Group LLC helps clients unclutter their day-to-day existences with life coaching, personal concierges, and eco-friendly residential and corporate janitorial services. FLG's highly trained life coaches design blueprints for tackling goals, helping clients manage their finances, work through family or work struggles, overcome social anxiety, and finally build up the courage to wear an ascot to work. The firm's business-management sector hosts a slew of services for entrepreneurs, ranging from simple organization to demographic branding. Shouldering the burden of workaday stress, FLG's personal concierges spearhead projects, such as finding a landscape designer or planning a wedding.
The McCahill Group is a woman-owned corporate-wellness company that acts as a catalyst for exciting health experiences in and around Grand Rapids. The boot-camp classes promise intensive, action-packed workouts. Expert trainers move their pupils through exercises that build functional strength, agility, cardio endurance, and plyometrics, which is the ability to use one’s bare hands to separate layers of plywood. Classes take place in various outdoor locations in Grand Rapids, including the Bridgewater Fitness Center. Click here to view the schedule of times and dates.