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ELFF 2018 – The 21st Annual East Lansing Film Festival

October 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

ELFF 2018 East Lansing Film FestivalELFF 2018, Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films, along with special guests, and related events fill out the festival week. November 1st through the 8th, 2018.

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached autumn already but at least it brings good things: cooler temps, fall foliage, and the return of ELFF!

ELFF (East Lansing Film Festival) is an annual film festival that brings independent films from around the world to Michigan. These films present other cultures, viewpoints, and backgrounds with the hope that they will enlighten, entertain, and educate audience members.

The festival includes both feature-length and short subject films, as well as documentary and student films. Many of those included in the festival are making their screen debut here in Lansing, which is doubly exciting.

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Michigan Wineries Near Our Eaton Rapids Inn and Restaurant

June 15th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Wineries Near Our Eaton Rapids InnMany don’t realize it but Michigan produces some excellent wines. In fact, there are a number of Michigan wineries near our Eaton Rapids B&B, The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

Michigan boasts well over 100 commercial wineries and a variety of wine trails. If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know how great an experience visiting a winery can be. If you’ve never had the experience, however, you’re really missing out. Visiting a winery is a great way to discover new wines, meet interesting people, and learn about the wine-making process.

When you stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub, you’re in the heart of Southeast Michigan Wine Trail. Our Lansing area B&B is within easy driving distance of many Michigan wineries.

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English Inn – A Most Romantic Lansing Wedding Venue!

March 23rd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

English Inn Restaurant & Pub - a romantic Lansing wedding venueThe English Inn Restaurant & Pub isn’t just one of the best restaurants and lodging options in the Lansing area. Our historic, romantic, and manicured grounds also make us a very popular Lansing wedding venue!

If you’re on the hunt for that perfect Lansing wedding venue, look no further: you’ve found it! English Inn Restaurant & Pub is THE place for the most romantic, picture-perfect Michigan wedding you can imagine. The historic grounds of our Lansing-area estate rests in the peaceful countryside of Eaton Rapids.

Our Tudor revival mansion was built in 1927 by the Reuters and named Medovue. The lush grounds of our estate are situated along the Grand River, just seven miles south of Lansing. 16 acres of groomed gardens, walking trails, and the majestic English Inn all make for the perfect Lansing wedding venue.

Thinking of having an outdoor ceremony?
Say your vows from our pergola on the wooded banks of the Grand River! English Inn’s beautiful pergola is surrounded by a garden with a fountain whose gentle tinkling merges with the sound of the river. Our spectacular also make for a wonderful and romantic outdoor ceremony setting.

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Treat Them To An English Inn Valentine’s Day Getaway!

January 19th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Treat Them To An English Inn Valentine's Day Getaway!Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and nothing says “I Love You” like a romantic escape to a country estate! Treat them to an English Inn Restaurant & Pub Valentine’s Day getaway and save with our romantic lodging packages!

February, they say, is for lovers but love is always in the air at the English Inn Restaurant & Pub! Our Lansing-area B&B, pub, and fine dining restaurant are located on the historic Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids. Our award winning restaurant is the one of the area’s most popular dinner destinations. The 1927 Tudor Revival mansion that houses it overlooks the Grand River, offering some of the most elegant and romantic lodging in the area.

In fact, English Inn Restaurant & Pub has been named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America! English Inn has earned numerous awards over the years, including Lansing’s Best of the Best Award.

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The Curtain Is Rising On East Lansing Film Festival 2017

October 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Film Festival 2017Film buffs – you do not want to miss East Lansing Film Festival 2017! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event and a host of special retrospective and celebratory events are planned. November 9th through the 16th, 2017.

Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, the East Lansing Film Festival, turns twenty this year and the anniversary promises a very special festival, indeed. Much of the details are still under wraps as the planning continues but attendees are in for a real treat this year.

East Lansing Film Festival 2017 is a world-class celebration of the silver screen. The annual event brings a week of independent films to Lansing every year. Over 100 films are screened during the festival’s 9 days. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films alike are included, many of them making their screen debut right here.

The diverse array of films shown at the festival draw an equally diverse crowd. Fans and industry insiders alike flock to the festival. Each year see’s its own set of high profile guests and attendees. Past festivals have welcomed such famous luminaries as Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Bruce Campbell.

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Willkommen to Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest 2017!

September 4th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Town Oktoberfest 2017Old Town Oktoberfest is two days of authentic German food, drink, and live entertainment in Lansing’s Old Town district. September 29th and 30th, 2017!

Halt deine Lederhosen fest – Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest is just around the corner!

This annual celebration of everything German (and Old Town’s German heritage) is Mid-Michigan’s only Oktoberfest event. Consequently, the event attracts visitors from all around the Midwest. And why not? Who can resist the siren song of delicious German fare and music?

Your ticket to this superb, end of summer celebration includes a 12 ounce, souvenir beer mug, and food/drink tickets. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the festival, so you don’t have to worry about hunting down an ATM mid festival. Old Town Oktoberfest is a 21 and over only event, so you know it will be a good time.

Food will be provided by a variety of local vendors including Bauer’s Scullery, Good Truckin’, Grand Grillin’, and the MI Donut Company. World-renowned German-style beers, regional craft beers, and ciders will also be available to fill your 12oz souvenir mug and wash down all that great food.

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All For Art | Art For All – East Lansing Art Festival 2017

April 10th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Art Festival 2017All For Art, Art For All is the theme of the 54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival, held this year on May 20th and 21st, 2017.

This juried fine art festival attracts hundreds of artists and craftspeople to East Lansing and thousands of visitors eager to browse their offerings. An event of this magnitude requires year-round efforts from hundreds of volunteers but that’s “The City of the Arts” spirit!

East Lansing, “The City of the Arts,” is home to Michigan State University and a vibrant, art-loving community. The East Lansing Art Festival began here in 1964 as a sidewalk art sale called “Greenwich Village Days.” 54 years later the festival has grown past its humble roots to become a major spring tradition.

The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is consistently rated as one of the region’s best fine art and craft shows. The festival is not open to manufactured items or food products. Vendors are artists who create original works of art that go through a rigorous jury selection to be selected to appear at the show.

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