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  • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Visit Bronson Park for Lunchtime Live! Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors, and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite- the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight.

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    • Join us for Ribfest at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and is now celebrating its 30th year, bringing together over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.

  • Thursday, August 03, 2017
    • Join us for Ribfest at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and is now celebrating its 30th year, bringing together over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.

  • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Visit Bronson Park for Lunchtime Live! Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors, and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite- the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight.

    • Join us for Ribfest at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and is now celebrating its 30th year, bringing together over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    • Join us for Ribfest at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and is now celebrating its 30th year, bringing together over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017
    • Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Visit Bronson Park for Lunchtime Live! Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors, and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite- the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight.

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Visit Bronson Park for Lunchtime Live! Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors, and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite- the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight.

  • Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Visit Bronson Park for Lunchtime Live! Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors, and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite- the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight.

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
    • Kalamazoo State Theatre  |  Doors: 7:00pm  |  Show at 8:00pm 

      Join folk singer-songwriter, Conor Oberst, at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre this September! Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup. On October 14, 2016, Conor released his seventh studio solo record, titled Ruminations. Recently, on January 18, 2017, Oberst announced a companion album to Ruminations, called Salutations.

      Come experience why Conor was named Best Songwriter of the year by Rolling magazine!

       

      Ticket Information:
      All seating is g

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • The 5th Annual Point 1K is a spoof run to benefit the programs of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan that enable us to provide hospice care and grief support for every one in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay.

      Activities start at 4 PM, Race starts at 6 PM.

      A wacky, fun event including the Duck Derby Hospice Raffle. Visit point1k.com for all the details!

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, and is the leading funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes science.

      Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. Today, people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin to manage the disease, but insulin is not a cure nor does it prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects. 

      Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

  • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • Run, walk, or jog on the scenic Kalamazoo River Valley Trails with the Michigan Nature Association!

      This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for monarch butterflies throughout Michigan. Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognizable and beloved butterfly in North and Central America. Millions of monarchs migrate across the United States; spending their summers in Michigan and winters in Mexico.

      Families welcome! The Kids Fun Run to start at 10:30 a.m.! Kids aged 8-14 can run a 1 mile race prior to the 5K starting at 11 a.m.

      Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: $10
      5K Run/Walk: Early registration is just $25 ($30 day-of)

      Sign up today! Visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Kalamazoo/MonarchMarch

      Questions? Give Jess a call at 866-223-2231 or email her at jfoxen@michigannature.org.

      Participants will receive a commemorative Monarch March t-shirt and a finisher medal.

      PACKET PICK-UP:
      Packet pickup begins on race day at 9:30 a.m. at Mayor's Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St., Kalamazoo.

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • Kalamazoo State Theatre  |  Doors: 6:30pm  |  Show at 7:30pm

      Back by popular demand! Join us for a performance by the American rock band, Blue Öyster Cult as they return to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre!

      Pioneering the heavy metal style while providing inspiration to psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, genre-benders Blue Öyster Cult offer the world a taste of the wild side. The group has been known to incorporate elements of science-fiction and dark occultism into their jaw-dropping live show, and this allegiance to dynamic and masterful performances has led to the group being covered by everyone from Metallica and HIM to moe. Formed on a college campus in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their smash singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a staple among the heavy metal greats.

       Ticket Information:
      All seating is reserved. This is an all-ages show. There’s an

  • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    • Kalamazoo State Theatre  |  Doors: 7:00pm  |  Show at 8:00pm

      Join American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer Maren Morris at Kalamazoo State Theatre this fall! This Billboard chart topping regular is known for top hits such as “My Church,” “80s Mercedes,” “Drunk Girls Don’t Lie,” “Rich,” and many more. Maren Morris is the reigning 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year and was nominated for four awards, including Best New Artist, at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where “My Church” won the award for Best Country Solo Performance. Now she’s taking to the road headlining The 2017 Hero Tour. Take advantage of this opportunity and catch her at Kalamazoo State Theatre while you still can!

       

      Ticket Information:
      There’s a general admission pit pass & the remaining venue is reserved. This is an all-ages show. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit.

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    •  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer. 

      More than 150 Making Strides walks nationwide each year celebrate people who have battled breast cancer, educate people about ways to reduce their risk, and empower communities to join the fight. The noncompetitive walks range in distance from 3 to 5 miles. 

      Since 1993, nearly 5 million walkers across the United States have collected more than $340 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2008, 600,000 participants across the country raised more than $60 million to help fight this disease.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
    • Born in Moscow in 1985, ZLATA CHOCHIEVA began her musical education at the age of four, studying piano with Nina Dolenko at Flier Music School. From 2000 to 2003, she continued her studies under the supervision of Mikhail Pletnev at Central Special Music School, and in 2012 graduated with distinction from Moscow State Conservatory under the instruction of Pavel Nersessian. Chochieva went on to participate in masterclasses with many world-renowned professors, including Pavel Gililov, Pascal Devoyon, Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Jerome Lowenthal, Stephen Kovacevich. From 2012 to 2014, she attended the postgraduate course at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, the class of Professor Jacques Rouvier. In 2013 he appointed Chochieva his assistant. She now lives in London. Recital program will include Chopin’s Etudes, Op. 25, and Rachmaninoff’s Variation on a Theme of Chopin.

  • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • Kalamazoo State Theatre  |  Doors: 7:00pm  |  Show at 8:00pm

      In celebration of her new release, The Things That We Are Made Of, Mary Chapin Carpenter will be coming to Kalamazoo State Theatre for a live performance on October 20! Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, the American, singer, songwriter, and musician was part of a small movement of folk-influenced country singer/songwriters of the late ’80s where she channeled her anti-Nashville approach into chart success and industry awards by the early ’90s.

      Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Carpenter made her acclaimed debut on the orchestral album, Songs From The Movie, and has since per