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What's Happening, West Michigan: 08/10/13

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(WZZM)- Fill your weekend with art, beer, and some good "clean" fun.

Wine and Canvass art classes bring out the inner Van Gogh in all of us. You start staring at a blank canvass and before you know it, you're working step by step to create a beautiful masterpiece.

Using acrylic paints, each class will have one painting to recreate. Classes are lead by Wine and Canvass instructors, who are often local artists, some plucked right out of Grand Rapids' Kendall College of Art and Design.

Wine and Canvass classes are new to West Michigan, having arrived in March of 2013. The popular classes are now even sprouting up in Kalamazoo and Detroit.

Cookies and Canvass classes are also offered for children. The paintings have fewer steps, and the class is 2 hours instead of 3.

You can also bring canvass classes into your home or some other intimate setting. Private parties are also offered. There is a 15 person minimum.

Classes for kids are $20 and adult classes are $35. Those prices include the art supplies and cookies. Sorry, grown-ups. The wine is sold separately.

There are two canvass classes this weekend. Cookies and Canvass takes over Celebration Cinema Saturday at 1 p.m. Wine and Canvass takes over San Chez Bistro in Downtown Grand Rapids Sunday at 5 p.m.

For a full list of Wine and Canvass events, click here.

For a full list of Cookies and Canvass events, click here.


San Chez Bistro is offering a fun way to get to know Michigan brewers in its "Dudes on the Deck" event. Don't let the name fool you. Ladies are invited too.

San Chez has teamed up with Founders Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing Company and Traverse City's Right Brain Brewing Company to pair a specialty beer from each brewery with a specialty dish, created by San Chez chefs.

Hang out on the San Chez patio as you learn about each brew and the accompanying dish.

This Sunday, Founders is offering its new All Day IPA and San Chez is pairing it with a tasty Beer Can Chicken recipe.

August 18th, Perrin is showcasing its Black Lager and San Chez is paring it with some Blood Sausage Kabobs.

And on August 25th, Right Brain Brewing is bringing down its ESB to be paired with some San Chez Cedar Plank Salmon.

Please make your reservations beforehand, as there are only 30 spots in each session. You can make you reservation by calling San Chez Bistro at (616) 774-8272.


And what's a weekend without some quality time with Fido?

The 11th Annual World's Largest Dog Wash takes place at Fifth Third Ballpark. For just $10, soap up Spot and bring home some goodies too.

Proceeds go to Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids.

Dogs and masters are also invited to go to the Whitecaps game starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold separately.

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