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Fitness enthusiasts Jenny Quinn and Trista Parisian founded FLEXcity Fitness after realizing they shared a passion for helping others get into shape. Their innovative FLEX classes combine strength and cardio work by using TRX, treadmills, indoor cycling, barre, BOSU and more. The studio boasts that a FLEX56 class burns a minimum of 500 calories per session. See their FAQ page for more information.
629 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
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Studio owner Ryan Cunningham, a guitarist for more than 20 years, shares lessons and skills acquired while he procured a degree in classical guitar and audio production with a minor in modern air mandolin. With six years' experience as the owner and sole instructor at Mercury Guitar Studio, Cunningham devises curriculums that guide pupils of all ages in whatever direction their musical interests may lead. In addition to teaching guitar and bass-guitar lessons for beginning and intermediate musicians, Cunningham records music at his studio and has practiced crowd surfing during performances with local bands.
147 Diamond Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
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In the decade following World War II, the only grand opera to be enjoyed in West Michigan was when a touring company passed through or a local Viking was carried away by valkyries. That's why, in the mid-1950s, a group of opera enthusiasts started the St. Cecilia Music Society, focused on modest productions with high-culture aspirations. Meanwhile, a group known as Opera Association Committee began laying the foundations of something larger by seeking partnerships with Grand Rapids Civic Theater and the Grand Rapids Symphony. By 1966, these organizations joined their formidable forces, and Opera Grand Rapids was born. Today, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Lyall, who's held that position since 1989, the opera specializes in full-scale productions of classic masterpieces such as Madame Butterfly and newer works such as A Streetcar Named Desire.
1320 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids,
MI
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When the organizers of Grand Rapids Film Festival look at a blank movie screen, they see a field of possibility?a fresh canvas onto which writers, actors, and filmmakers can channel their dreams. The festival showcases those dreams once each year during a multiday juried film competition, which takes place throughout the city. The festival generally bypasses mainstream flicks in favor of underground cinema, eye-opening documentaries, and films that highlight the region. There's something for virtually every viewer, from the family-friendly movies shown at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to the edgier films played during a brew-n-view segment at Pyramid Scheme.
17 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
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The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
50 Monroe Center Street Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
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Take a trip to Sundance Grill Downtown in Grand Rapids and make your next meal a good one. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Sundance Grill Downtown's menu does not offer low-fat options. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Grab the kids when you head to Sundance Grill Downtown — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Sundance Grill Downtown. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Sundance Grill Downtown's complimentary wifi. Sundance Grill Downtown has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Sundance Grill Downtown — attire is casual. Sundance Grill Downtown prides itself in its delicious catering. If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, Sundance Grill Downtown also offers delivery and take-out options. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Sundance Grill Downtown. Chow down at Sundance Grill Downtown without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15. Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
40 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US
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