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    November Art Hop 2017

    Presented by Art Hop at Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

    November 3, 2017

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    A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an evening of art exhibits and events; one of the great things to do in Kalamazoo. It's fun, interactive and a great way to explore downtown that you can do alone, with friends or family, and you don’t have to be “artist” to enjoy it!

    Art for viewing and sale at ...more



    4th Annual Can Poetry Be Funny?

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Friends of Poetry at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    October 24, 2017

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    4th Annual Can Poetry Be Funny?

    Can poetry be funny? Mildly amusing? Worth a smile? Join Friends of Poetry at a reading to explore this...more

    Alumni Recital: Ema Katrovas, Soprano

    Presented by WMU School of Music at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    October 24, 2017

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    Presents "Sung into the Distance: Songs of Vitezsslava Kapralova and Bohuslav Martinu".

    Ema...more

    Master Class and Convocation Series with Oystein Baadsvik, Tuba

    Presented by WMU School of Music at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    October 24 - October 25, 2017

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    A masterclass in Dalton Center Lecture Hall Tue. Oct 24 at 7:00pm and Convocation Series recital Wed. Oct. 25 at 1:00pm in Dalton Center Recital Hall with the only tubist to have carved out a...more

    Sweet and Scary Mask Making Oct. 25, 2017

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library, Kalamazoo

    October 25, 2017

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    Drop in and create the most frightening, scary mask for Halloween! Best for ages 5-12. 


    Cinema 2880 - Screening

    Presented by Public Media Network and Public Media Network

    October 26, 2017

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    Cinema 2880 is a community video competition that challenges production teams to write, rehearse, shoot and edit a 4-6 minute long video within a 48 hour period...more

    Sweet and Scary Mask Making Oct. 27, 2017

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    October 27, 2017

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    Drop in and create the most frightening, scary mask for Halloween! Best for ages 5-12. 


    Guest Artist Recital: Josh Nelson, Piano

    Presented by WMU School of Music at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    October 29, 2017

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    Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Nelson has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Peter Erskine, and more.


    A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library, Kalamazoo

    October 31, 2017

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    Honor Veterans Day with us at this screening of the documentary A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day. The film features accounts of veterans serving in Europe during...more

    Kevin Vaughn, Organist, with Early Music Michigan

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and Early Music Michigan at St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo

    November 3, 2017

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    Prize-winning organ recitalist Kevin Vaughn is joined by an ensemble from Early Music Michigan, who will sing Gregorian Chant to complement...more

    Native American Heritage Celebration

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 4, 2017

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    A celebration of Native Americans with storytelling, crafts, dance, music and art. Family welcome. 

    Event Type(s): Kids


    Jacquelyn Vincenta Author Visit

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Oshtemo Branch Library, Kalamazoo

    November 6, 2017

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    Construction of a novel with a mystery at its core is a fascinating, sometimes tricky process. The Lake and the Lost Girl by Jacquelyn...more

    Capoeira Mandinga

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 11, 2017

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    Capoeira is a unique method of understanding movement, music, and culture. In the 16th century Capoeira gave escaped slaves
    in Brazil both physical and...more

    ARTbreak: The Value of Art in Medicine with James W Carter, MD FACP

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 14, 2017

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    Observation and listening are the major skills a cliniciian utilizes in diagnosis. Some medical schools have added art classes to their curriculums to improve these skills. James W. Carter, MD,...more

    African American Ballet Demo with Cahl Singleton

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library, Kalamazoo

    November 14, 2017

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    An exploratory of African American Ballet led by Cahl Singleton.


    Move with Cahl

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch Library, Kalamazoo

    November 14, 2017

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    Kids will put on their tutus and learn to dance with ballerina Micahl Singleton. Then we turn up the power and watch a dynamic double dutch presentation at this high energy...more

    GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 14, 2017

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    We invite you to join the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association for a fun jam based on simple chord progressions and slow to medium tempo tunes. All acoustic stringed instruments...more

    Book Discussion at the KIA: Chasing Portraits, A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for her Lost Art Legacy

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 15, 2017

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    Explore Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for her lost Art Legacy by Elizabeth Rynecki, with discussion leader David Senecal. Moshe Rynecki's 800+ body of painting and...more

    Meet the Authors: Mitali Perkins, Gary Schmidt, Matt Faulkner, and Javaka Steptoe

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 16, 2017

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    Meet the Authors!

     

    The 40th Annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar welcomes internationally recognized children’s author Mitali Perkins, award...more

    ARTbreak Video : History of Art in Three Colors, Episode 1: Gold

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 21, 2017

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    The yellow luster of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating color of all. From the midst of prehistory to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, this BBC documentary reveals how golden...more

    GLAMA Community Sing

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 21, 2017

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    Come and sing along with folksinger and songwriter Patricia Pettinga, and her GLAMA Community Sing co-hosts. Lyric sheets are provided. 

    Event Type(s): Adult...more

    Museum Store Sunday

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 26, 2017

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    Kick off your holiday shopping this year on Museum Store Sunday, when the Gallery Shop will be offering a free gift with every $50 purchase, free gift wrapping, and an additional 10% off to...more

    Writer's Workshop

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 7 - November 28, 2017

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    Are you writing?
    Get together with other teen writers to trade writing tips, tricks, prompts, and constructive criticism. Bring something you are working on or start...more

    December Art Hop 2017

    Presented by Art Hop at Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

    December 1, 2017

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    Click here once activated for December's complete brochure!

    A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an evening of art exhibits and events; one of the great things...more

    Holiday Art Sale

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    December 1 - December 2, 2017

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    The KIA will be transformed into a bustling marketplace for its annual Holiday Art Sale, when the museum lobby and art school studios are filled with the...more

    Baby Snooks

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    January 6, 2018

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    Baby Snooks was a very popular comedy from the golden age of radio, and the skits about the interaction between Snooks and her weary father were on the air for many years.  Return with us now...more

    Teen Night at the KIA

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 10, 2017 - January 12, 2018

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    So much fun for art geeks -- we'll check out the galleries, get our hands dirty, and share pizza and pop with friends at this monthly get together.


    Art Detectives at the KIA

    Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    November 11, 2017 - January 13, 2018

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    Join Arty Mouse, Art Detective each month with a different theme

    as we READ a picture book together
    LOOK for art in the museum
    and MAKE a fun project.


    Escape from Christiana: Bickering before the Border

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    January 20, 2018

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    In the year 1851, hours before the first anniversary of the signing of the new Fugitive Slave Act, Lonnie Darker, a well known free Negro, sits with a group of friends, slave and free, outlining...more

    The Adventures of Johnny Forrest and Sue McGee: Sue Gets Her Man

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    February 3, 2018

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    Are the rumors of confederate gold bullion at the bottom of Lake Michigan true? It’s 1966 and Johnny, Sue, and Edward are reunited as adults for one last adventure in their sleepy lakeshore...more

    The Adventures of Pelli Perfect: The Cloven Tree Manor Mystery

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    February 17, 2018

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    Pelli Perfect is your typical teenage girl.  She loves her cellphone, spending time with her friends and generally just having fun.  However, there is another side to Pelli, and that is...more

    Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and All Ears Theatre at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    March 3, 2018

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    A ­­­spirited young lady, Miss Violet Smith, is being stalked along a lonely stretch of road by a mysterious stranger on a bicycle.  She brings her unusual case to Sherlock Holmes, whose...more

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    March 17, 2018

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    This is a two part presentation.

    Professor Lidenbrock is investigating the theory that it might be possible to travel to the center of the planet by climbing through a...more

    All Ears Variety Revue

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    March 31, 2018

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    The comedy team of Kane and Emil are back, along with a new episode of "Kazoo Girl and Porta Lad" fighting the villainous Purple Carrion, in addition to musical renderings from the talented All...more

    Wally's Garage: Fletcher's Hidden Treasure

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    April 14, 2018

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    For years, rumors floated in Smithfield about a buried treasure somewhere in town.  These tales all revolved around one Baz Fletcher, son of one of the town’s homesteaders.  Life-long...more

    Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective: The Departed Man's Guilt

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    April 28, 2018

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    Everybody knew Kilgore had not survived trying to escape from prison. Yet now this girl, who knew all the facts in the case, pleads with Dan to save her from him. Is he still...more

    Ananse and his Spider Tales

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    May 12, 2018

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    Krik? Krak!  Ananse the Spider is back and ready to show the animals in the forest who really is in charge.  But, he won't do it through brute strength. He'll do it through cunning and...more

    Stulberg International String Competition Master Classes

    Presented by Stulberg International String Competition at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Lecture Hall, Kalamazoo

    May 19, 2018

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    The Stulberg International String Competition's Master Classes with Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John will take...more

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Presented by All Ears Theatre and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

    May 26, 2018

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    The annual royal gala is coming, and the outrageous King Peter Popinjay wants this year’s Pomp and Circumstances Procession to be remembered for years to come.  If only he had something to...more

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