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Puuluup

Dormhouse Theater 1030 Portage Street, Kalamazoo

A pinch of surrealism, modern folklore and talharpa revival! The Estonian duo known as Puuluup play talharpas – traditional bowed lyres, popular in Northern Europe since the early middle ages. The mellow sighs of the talharpa are paired with electronically amplified echoes, knocks, creaks and crackles, while still maintaining the instrument’s natural sound. Their lyrics […]

$5 – $25

avery r. young and de deacon board at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Interdisciplinary-artist avery r. young and his funk soul associates de deacon board present a sound monument for blk: and male-maleness dissecting the term/word BOY. With language, sound, and movement the performance merges personal, fictional, and historical narratives. This work will include the premier of baar which is a new aria from his upcoming opera, Safronia.* […]

ARTbreak: Colleen Woolpert – Double Take

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Recipient of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Award in the 2022 West Michigan Area Show, interdisciplinary artist Colleen Woolpert invites the audience to do a double-take in her upcoming presentation. As an identical twin born on Halloween, she will share projects related to her uncanny life of “directed serendipity,” her practice of using wonder as a […]

Men and Their Environments

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join Richard Lou, whose work is featured in Unmasking Masculinity, Kalamazoo-based sculptor Brent Harris, and moderator Michael Stone-Richards for an examination of the important role that the land plays in their work. Our environments are central to how we think about ourselves and our place in the world. These three unique voices come together to […]

Skeletour Bar Crawl in Downtown Kalamazoo

Downtown Kalamazoo 162 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

For the whole month of October, participating bars and restaurants in Downtown Kalamazoo are mixing up spooky concoctions for your sipping pleasure. With our Central Commons Refreshment Area, enjoy your drinks while shopping, walking, and viewing over 50 skeletons across town. These holiday beverages will only be available until October 31st, so get them while […]

Skeletour Kick-off – Downtown Kalamazoo

Bates Alley Bates Alley, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Come celebrate another year of Skeletour! Spend your Friday night on Bates Alley in Downtown Kalamazoo and enjoy food, drinks, and live music starting at 5:30. Bring the whole family out for free pumpkin painting, and see how many of the 50+ skeletons in downtown that you can spot.

Art Detectives: There’s a Ghost in this Museum!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Ghosts don’t have to be spooky — they can be nice or your friend. Arty will read There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers, create a ghost-like artwork inspired by the museum, and then go on a spooky hunt for art through the galleries.

Art Detectives: There’s a Ghost in this Museum!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Ghosts don’t have to be spooky — they can be nice or your friend. Arty will read There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers, create a ghost-like artwork […]

ARTbreak: Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Myths, stereotypes and misinformation are often at the heart of discrimination, harassment and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals. Tracy Hall, Executive Director at OutFront Kalamazoo, will share how increased knowledge and understanding about the LGBTQ+ community is often the first step in reducing and eliminating discrimination. Tracy Hall has been part of OutFront Kalamazoo in a […]

Craft Music!

Bell's Eccentric Café 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Craft Music at Bell’s Eccentric Café will be music to your beers! Enjoy a pint of Kalamazoo's best-loved brew while enjoying a lively performance by Kalamazoo Symphony musicians in this truly "eccentric" venue. Must be 21 years of age or older by the time of the performance.

$25

Joe Satriani Earth 2022-2023 Tour

Kalamazoo State Theatre 404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo

Get ready to go Surfing with the Alien! We are excited to announce guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s return to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre Friday, October 14, 2022! Joe Satriani is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the […]

$40

Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (R) Enhanced by WMU Musical Theatre Students at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Kalamazoo State Theatre 404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo

Let’s do the time warp again! The Rocky Horror Picture Show enhanced movie experience is back at the Kalamazoo State Theatre Saturday, October 15, 2022. This 1975 musical horror comedy film will come to life with a live shadow cast (that’s actors acting in front of the screen during the film) performed by the WMU […]

$15