Things To Do In Southside

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

The Downtown Block Party – Up to 39% Off

The Downtown Block Party: Beginning of Summer Bash in the Entertainment District

Entertainment District

$33.04 $20

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Indie rockers from Nashville and Chicago headline Friday night; Kid Rock tribute act headlines Saturday

Up to 54% Off Conditioning Classes

Lightning Kicks Martial Arts

Edison

$106 $49

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Fight-Fit classes provide a total-body conditioning workout

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Patti McDowell - Personal Trainer

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Up to 40% Off Mini Golf

Airway Lanes Fun Center

Portage

$20 $12

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Amusement center with traditional 31-lane alley and 8 private-lane suites with TVs, also go-karts, laser tag, laser maze, and bumper cars

88% off Gym Visits and Fitness Classes

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Treadmills, stair climbers, and cardio theaters engage muscles and burn calories; classes include turbo kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, and step

Up to 55% Off Massage at Kneading Serenity

Kneading Serenity

Portage

$70 $35

Relax and unfurl tension with a Swedish or sports massage; yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes build strength and flexibility.

50% Off Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy

Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

$40 $20

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Grand Prairie Golf Course

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Portage

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

57% Off Personal Training

Strength Beyond Fitness Center

Comstock Northwest

$30 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Golf with Cart

Indian Run Golf Club

Scotts

$64 $30

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Course challenges golfers of all skill levels with tree-lined fairways and various hazards on its 18-hole, par 72 layout

Up to 60% Off Arcade Play

Klassic Arcade

Pine Grove

$25 $10

All-day access to a trove of pinball and arcade games set to free play

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

45% Off Bowling

Sunset Lanes

Allegan

$33 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Firing-Range Package

Freedom Firearms

Battle Creek

$83.50 $39

The staff takes a patient, considerate approach to help guests feel comfortable operating a handgun

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Battle Creek Bombers – Up to 66% Off Ticket Package

Battle Creek Bombers

C.O. Brown Stadium

$51 $18

Collegiate summer team with a championship pedigree rumbles into 2014 behind a roster full of college stars

50% Off at Inside Moves Indoor Rock Climbing

Inside Moves

Cutlerville

$22 $11

One-day rock-climbing pass with safety tutorial, first-time equipment rental, and lesson in top-rope, lead, or boulder-style techniques

Up to 71% Off Roller Skating at The Fun Spot

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

$29 $13

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

86% Off Summer Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp

Wyoming

$347 $49

Boot camp instructors hold exercisers accountable as they work toward burning calories and strengthening muscles in fun, group atmosphere

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

Up to 61% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Plus, LLC

Bowne

$60 $25

Intro lessons are used to determine the student's goals and skill levels; instructor with more than 30 years of music-teaching experience

Up to 50% Off at Forever Curious Children's Museum

Forever Curious Children's Museum

Childrens Museum of Fennville

$18 $9

Kids explore museum’s interactive exhibits, which include life-size teepee and replicas of artifacts; museum features play area for toddlers

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Essenhaus Heritage Hall – Up to 50% Off Dinner Theater

"Wedding Belles" or "Pap's Place"

Essenhaus Heritage Hall

$97.50 $49

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Visitors enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal and then a live show at an Amish marketplace complex

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

FunCakes

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Up to 54% Off Mayfaire Renaissance Festival

Mayfaire Renaissance Festival

Mayfaire Renaissance Fair

$24 $12

Wooded festival grounds abound with live steel-broadsword fights, costumed entertainers, and shops peddling handcrafted wares

82% Off Gym Membership with Tanning at Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$218.85 $39

Membership gets you unlimited access to the fitness facility, unlimited group fitness classes, and unlimited tanning

Sky Zone – Up to 43% Off Jump Time

Sky Zone

Kentwood

$28 $16

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

48% Off Spinning Classes

Shape Your Life Studios

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 88% Off Crossfit Classes

Friction Crossfit

Cascade

$159 $29

Trainers motivate students of all fitness levels—from novices to athletes—during workouts like weightlifting, speed training & plyometrics

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 59% Off Children's Martial Arts Classes

Crusader Martial Arts

Wyoming

$35 $17

Supportive martial arts instructors help children hone hand-eye coordination, balance, social skills, and more at this Christian studio

Half Off Film Class

Fusion Film Academy

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

50% Off Training Sessions at Franks Knockout Fitness

Franks Knockout Fitness

Wyoming

$68 $34

Boxing-themed fitness training for up to 50 students; no experience required

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 54% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

T.C. Paintball

Grandville

$62 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

49% Off Personal Training

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

40% Off a Brewery Package at White Flame Brewing Co.

White Flame Brewing Co.

Hudsonville

$30 $18

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Brewery specializing in American-style ales offers a growler and samples of brews, including a black IPA and oatmeal stout served on nitro

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Grandville

Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf

Grandville

$12 $6

39-hole course beautified by white picket fences, thick shrubs, and a surrounding tree line

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

70% Off at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Learn the basics of yoga at the Absolute Beginners Class, or take other hot yoga classes such as Power Vinyasa or Slow Flow

Up to 54% Off Group Classes at Pilates in East

Pilates in East

East Grand Rapids

$75 $35

Certified instructor strengthens cores and tightens up physiques with resistance exercises

66% Off Five Classes at Seva Yoga

Seva Yoga

East Grand Rapids

$85 $29

Instructors welcome new students to a spacious, modern facility and invite them to explore the various yoga styles that the studio offers

Up to 58% Off Yoga Classes at Centre Pointe

Centre Pointe

Eastown

$45 $19

Yoga sessions allow students to renew their spirits and energy through the flowing asanas performed each class

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Millenium Park

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Altek Sports and Scuba

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 51% Off Formula Car Racing Experiences

The Formula Experience

Gingerman Raceway

$99 $49

Burn rubber in a Porsche Boxster on a race-rack ridealong with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car for 5 or 10 laps

70% Off Fitness Classes

Ada Gym

Forest Hills

$100 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

31% Off Visit to Grand Rapids Beer Fest

Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest

Heartside Park

$92.40 $64

Enjoy food and live music and sample beers from 60 breweries, including Munich's centuries-old Hofbräu München and the city's own Founders

33% Off Flexing for Funds Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

G-Force Fitness

Grand Rapids

$15 $10

Through squat jumps, burpees, and crunches, exercisers of all fitness levels raise funds to benefit cystic fibrosis research and care

50% Off Services

Tamara's Fitness

On Location

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

75% Off at Star Martial Arts

Star Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$399 $99

Eight-week summer sessions include two classes per week and a practice DVD so students can work on their moves at home

Up to 67% Off Classes at FLEXcity Fitness

FLEXcity Fitness - Grand Rapids

Midtown

$45 $15

Combination strength and cardio group fitness classes use TRX, barre, indoor cycling, and more to burn at least 500 calories

Up to 50% Off Open-Studio Glass-Fusing Projects

Glass House Designs

Lowell

$20 $13

Create a glass work of art, such as a sun catcher, night-light, or tile, during open-studio sessions on Wednesdays

Up to 81% Off Express Boot-Camp Classes

Snap Fitness South Holland

Holland

$100 $29

Small groups of up to 15 students whip into shape in fast and effective boot-camp classes

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

Wengers Bowling Center

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

50% Karate Lessons at Standale Karate

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

Up to 73% Off at Twisted Hot Yoga

Twisted Hot Yoga

Knapp's Corner

$75 $25

Studio cranks up the heat to help clients get fuller stretches during a variety of yoga classes designed for practitioners at all levels

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

Body By ARMR

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre – Up to 40% Off "The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music"

DeWitt Theatre

$50 $30

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical about the seven musical von Trapp children and their spirited governess Maria

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate Academy

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 60% Off at Maple City Bowl

Maple City Bowl

Goshen

$49.50 $20

Players dance between frames of glow-in-the-dark cosmic bowling; bumpers available

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

$179 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Nelis' Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 70% Off Yoga and Pilates Classes

Beyond Zen Studio

Granger

$75 $25

Pilates reformer machines build strength and flexibility, yoga classes focus on Hatha or Hot Yoga moves

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 38% Off Golf at Lincoln Country Club

Lincoln Country Club

Grand Rapids

$20 $13

Golfers traverse 5,538-yard course characterized by straightaway hole designs, tree-lined fairways, and water on 3 holes

Up to Half Off Bison-Ranch Tours

Cook's Bison Ranch

Johnson

$16 $8

Guides recount the history of North American bison as guests feed the herd and ride in a wagon

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to Half Off Golf at Gracewil Country Club

Gracewil Country Club

Walker

$44 $25

Open for play since 1929, bucolic course leads golfers along one of two 18-hole tracks marked by water and diverse tree-lines

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

AJ's Family Fun Center

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

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As a division of Bronson Healthcare Group, Bronson Athletic Club (BAC) strives to engage people in a healthier lifestyle. Top-of-the-line fitness and sports facilities—including 80 cardio stations with personal theater systems, an indoor track, and a full-size basketball and volleyball court—made BAC a first runner-up in the Best Health Club category of the Kalamazoo Gazette's 2011 Reader's Choice awards. Members participate in multilevel group fitness programs such as full-body boot-camp workouts, yoga, and Zumba classes. Studios feature maple floors that diminish shocks and a warm-water exercise pool for low-impact fitness or walleye diasporas.

Among other amenities, the deli nourishes visitors with a menu of healthy sandwiches and smoothies, and the spa relaxes muscles in whirlpools and steam rooms. The nutrition-savvy staff, which includes personal trainers and a registered dietitian, helps people drop pounds with individualized weight-loss programs.

601 John Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
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Kalamazoo Salsa turns up the heat every weekend to marinate Kalamazoo’s Latin-loving community in energetic rhythms on the sizzling dance floor at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant. Miami Night Fridays transforms South Burdick Street into a sultry South Beach dance club with sexy salsa spectacles, a variety of groovy moves, Latin DJs spinning high-energy beats, and sunscreen-slathered tourists. VIP tickets seat onlookers in the exclusive balcony section overlooking the exquisite dance floor where a variety of moves and booty-shaking formations rule the night. Bar drinks and pizza served by wait staff are available to keep the joints loosened and well-fed until 1 a.m. Open dance ends at 2 a.m.

502 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Cheer on popular American sports such as shot put and alligator-wrestling while tippling frosty glasses of draft beer or selections from a menu of outrageous belly-fillers, including the pulled-pork quesadilla ($6.99), a heap of slow-roasted meat smothered in Sweet Baby Ray’s and a blend of melted cheeses. Half-pound burgers arrive with hand-cut home fries and torrential toppings, such as the Brunch burger's ($8.99) arsenal of fried egg, crispy bacon, and cheddar cheese, ensconced not in blithe buns but in two separate grilled-cheese sandwiches. The Tailgater ($8.49) solves the dilemma of choosing between a burger and a brat by enclosing both in a single bun. Brick-fired pizzas, strombolis, and subs round out the offerings. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available.

416 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Experienced instructors strive to introduce students of all ages to the joy and freedom of dancing. They've shared the love of their art before diverse audiences and with students, performing and teaching in festivals, nursing homes, and colleges. In group classes, students learn self-expression, gain confidence, and learn basic maneuvers in styles such as waltz, cha-cha, merengue, and salsa. During private lessons, an instructor hones in on a solo dancer’s specific goals or coaches duos or groups through choreographed dances for weddings, parties, or airport security lines.

1249 Portage Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Providing top quality symphonic and pops to Southwest Michigan, the KSO performs primarily in Miller and Chenery Auditoriums.

359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Every year, Kirk Newman Art School encourages students of all ages to explore sculpture, painting, printmaking, and other disciplines in more than 300 classes. Designed to complement the school’s curriculum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ collection highlights American works in these and other mediums, including ceramics and photography. The museum includes European prints and pieces from Africa and East Asia right alongside the art of American luminaries like Janet Fish, the only painter who's ever had gills. Besides its permanent and rotating exhibitions, the institute hosts programs that range from lectures to an annual juried competition for local high school artists.

314 S Park St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US