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Tuvergen Band

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 247 W. Lovell, Kalamazoo

Creating a blend of ancient Mongolian melodies and idiomatic world music rhythms, Tuvergen Band is a high-energy Mongolian folk-fusion trio based in Chicago. The members are Tamir Hargana (Mongolian/Tuvan overtone singing, folk lutes, horse-head fiddle), Naizal Hargana (horse-head fiddle), and Brent Roman (multi-percussionist, didgeridoo). Drawing upon a deep understanding of regional history & culture, each […]

$5 – $25

ARTbreak: Emmy Kastner

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

Emmy Kastner is an author/illustrator of children’s books, including A Very Big Fall and the Nerdy Babies series. She is a former high school teacher and co-founder of the youth writing center Read and Write Kalamazoo. Kastner is excited to bring a discussion of picture books as an art form to ARTbreak, celebrating art and […]

Book Discussion: Shape-ups at Delilah’s

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

Shape-ups at Delilah’s is a short story by Rion Amilcar Scott, first published in the October 2019 issue of The New Yorker Magazine, and in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020. The story takes place in the world of Crossriver, a town and characters created by Scott in his other publications. The town’s premise […]

Lucinda Williams and Her Band at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Kalamazoo State Theatre 404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is “Ramblin” into the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre Wednesday, September 21, 2022! Williams has traveled a long road since her 1979 debut, Ramblin’ on My Mind, followed by Happy Woman Blues, her first album of originals released forty years ago in 1980. (She says that she’s still “the same […]

$39

Unmasking Masculinity: A Curatorial Conversation

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

Join Rehema Barber and Larry Ossei-Mensah for an inside look at the KIA’s newest exhibition: Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Barber and Ossei-Mensah, who are co-curators for the exhibition, will offer insight into how this exhibition transformed from an idea to an installation. They will share the successes, challenges, and unexpected surprises they encountered. […]

State on the Street Presented by Curaleaf WSG DJ Mel V

Kalamazoo State Theatre 404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo

State on the Street is back for select Fridays this Summer! Join us outside the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre for State on the Street Presented by Curaleaf featuring DJ MEL V Friday September 23 as we welcome back K-College, KVCC and WMU students! We’ll have free live music outside our iconic Theatre, patio seating, drink […]

Free

Suicide Prevention Walk

Bronson Park 261 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Join us for the 9th annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, September 24. The 5K cause-walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each […]

$25

Benjammin & Friends with a Sing-along

Downtown Kalamazoo 162 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Join us at Children's Nature Playscape on September 24th at 11 AM. Bring the Whole Family! Join Benjammin, a beloved entertainer among Kalamazoo children, along with some guests for a […]

Free

ARTbreak: Second Act with Robert Morris

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

Inspired by the crystalline glazes on display in Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei? Come listen to Robert Morris, a local artist and expert, who also uses this challenging glaze technique. After his early retirement, Morris began exploring art. He was hooked on ceramics after one class. Many more classes followed and he discovered […]

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

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.* […]