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Morning Buzz: November 12

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 10:53:07-05

1. The Kalamazoo State Theatre is reopening to the public this weekend.

It'll be their first time hosting an indoor audience since March 7. They're taking extra precautions to keep their team and customers safe.

Temperature checks and masks are required to enter, all seating will be reserved and separated into pods of no more than four people to ensure social distancing.

The theatre reopens its doors on Saturday, November 14.

Check out all of their upcoming events and movies on their Facebook page.

2. A unique business just opened in downtown Ada. HMD Boutique is a boutique combined with a dance studio.

The storefront held its grand opening last month, and dance classes for kids 8 and under just started on Monday. There are a variety of classes and they'll all be socially distanced.

While the store has a lot of items centered around dance they also have things like toys and craft supplies. This is the owner's second location.

The first dance studio, "Hearts In Motion" has been open for 10 years in Plainfield Township.

3. Van Andel Arena will be open this weekend, the first time since March, playing host to the Grand Rapids Symphony, but it'll look a little different.

There will be no in-person audience and the show will be live-streamed both Friday and Saturday night at 7:30.

The concert will feature singer Larisa Martinez and violinist Joshua Bell. If you've been missing the symphony's performances, tickets for the live-stream are still available at

4. You've got an excuse to raise the cocktail glass emoji a bit early, it's National Happy Hour day.

Happy Hour refers to a time of day bars and restaurants tend to offer food and drinks at a discount.

It actually dates back to 1914 when the Navy started it during the Mexican-American war. By the end of World War II, it had really taken hold in the military, and by 1959 it was common for civilians too.

Of course this year Happy Hour looks a lot different. Instead of crowding your favorite bar, share a virtual cocktail with friends at home over video chat or even on the phone.

5. The Nation's largest beauty store chain is coming to Target. Ulta Beauty has struck a deal to open makeup and skincare shops inside Target Stores across the United States.

Starting next year, shoppers will find smaller versions of an Ulta Store in more than 100 Target stores and on its website.

Each shop will carry more than 40 beauty brands. Customers can shop in person or use Target's same-day service to get their online beauty purchases.

Ulta says it will train Target employees as beauty consultants.