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ARTbreak: Colleen Woolpert – Double Take

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

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

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

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 […]

Skeletour Kick-off – Downtown Kalamazoo

Bates Alley Bates Alley, Kalamazoo, MI

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

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

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.

ARTbreak: Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kalamazoo

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

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

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

Barber: Live Salon with Faisal Abdu’Allah

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

Artist and barber Faisal Abdu’Allah will perform a Live Salon, inviting members of the audience to have their hair cut while discussing key issues of his work, on view in Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Reflecting on his own life experiences and the relationship between being both an artist and a barber, Abdu’Allah will […]

ARTbreak: The Gendering of Colors with Megan Maas

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

Author, professor, and activist Dr. Megan K. Maas will guide us through the history of gendered toys and how play with dolls can be connected to some of the relationships and gendered violence that occurs today. Blue for boys and pink for girls was not always the case. Dr. Maas will take us through the […]