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Author: Brendan Dwyer, CTA

Brendan is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and has been with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2005. As the Manager of Marketing Communications for the GLCVB and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Brendan handles numerous design, writing and media coordination responsibilities. As a life-long Greater Lansing resident, Brendan has a firm understanding of the many strengths of the Capital region as a sports, conference and leisure destination.

Contact | bdwyer@lansing.org | (517) 377-1418

Residents of the Midwest work hard for spring. Other places around the country kind of don’t understand. It literally takes physical effort to remain positive, upbeat and productive when it’s really pretty cold from November into April. For that reason, when Spring break arrives, even if it’s not fantastic weather outside yet, we feel the drive to play. Get creative this Spring Break in Greater Lansing and plan a stay-cation that will have your whole family smiling.

Lights, camera – action. It’s finally time. After waiting and waiting for years one of the most highly anticipated movies in the wildly popular comic book genre is finally here. Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice. No more watching trailers or trolling for scraps on the internet. We get to actually go to the theater, get our popcorn and go see it. It’s real. To add excitement, and to make the whole thing feel more real, is that a notable landmark located right here in East Lansing makes a big splash in the film. An awesome backdrop for a key part of the film, the Eli & Edythe Broad art museum makes its Hollywood debut and comes through with flying colors.

When you’re looking forward to something fun time seems to really drag. You’ve been there. Think about how Hoopie must feel waiting for March Magic Hoopfest to start up! All year long he waits for this hands-on basketball fan fest set for 8 short days away. When it starts getting close like this he’s really getting anxious and while he tries to help, he… well, let’s just say he he’s really best suited for Hoopfest… and that’s about it. You remember last week when he tried helping out around the office and ended up making so many mistakes he fouled out? Well, it was suggested Hoopie try and go help out with a few of this year’s generous Hoopfest Sponsors. Things started out okay because Hoopie brings plenty of enthusiasm but then.. well… see for yourself.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of Negro History Week, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Take some time to celebrate the numerous accomplishments and key social and cultural contributions of African Americans by exploring a few of these Greater Lansing attractions and events.

 

Look at charming REO Town, waiting for you, almost asking for you to sit down, and have a beer.
Look at charming REO Town, waiting for you, almost asking for you to sit down, and have a beer.

Even though old man winter seems to have a fair amount of strength left, the spirit of cool places like REO Town in Greater Lansing rage on, welcoming visitors and residents alike to come on down, draw up a chair, and yes, in this case, draw up a beer as well. This Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, located throughout three distinctive venues in REO Town, come celebrate the Art and Craft Beer Fest.