Nov 24 Thursday
If you're a reader, writer, or both, and interested in how the written word works, this group is for you. Meetings are guided by Abbey Tippen and will be held the last Thursday of each month beginning May 26 at 6:30pm at the Paw Paw District Library. Want to do more than read? Optional writing prompts and exercises are included to inspire your own writing. Registration is open and books will be available April 25.
Nov 25 Friday
Join us for the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre's production of "Puffs (One Act for Young Wizards)," a hilarious step into an all too familiar wizarding world!
Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30pm; Sat, Nov. 12 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm; Sun, Nov. 13 at 2:00pm
Wed, Nov. 16 at 10:00am; Thur, Nov. 17 at 10:00am
Fri, Nov. 18 at 7:30pm; Sat, Nov. 19 at 1:00pm (Sensory Friendly, ASL interpreted, Audio Described) and 4:00pm; Sun, Nov. 20 at 2:00pm
Synopsis: This funny, clever, and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers "who are so lovable and relatable, you'll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along" (Hollywood Life). Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Nov 26 Saturday
The Jerico Faire is back for our 5th event! The Jerico Faire is a faire featuring a collection of local makers and artists. Join us on Small Business Saturday, November 26th from 11a-5p at Jerico at 1415 Fulford st, Kalamazoo. Food provided by Weller Barbeque!Find ALL the details at: hellojerico.com/jerico-faire
Dec 01 Thursday
KALAMAZOO—The WMU School of Music’s JAZZ MASTERS SERIES presents the masterful saxophonist and composer CHRIS POTTER. A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around,” and the readers of Down Beat agreed in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll.Performing with Potter will be the Advanced Jazz Ensemble, and the Western Jazz Collective, comprised of WMU’s acclaimed jazz faculty. The University Jazz Orchestra will present some of Potter’s challenging works for big band, with the composer as featured soloist.An event not to be missed!
Dec 02 Friday
KMGO will once again be playing Art Hop at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on December 2. We will play two identical sets at 6:00 and 7:15 pm. Holiday favorites will be featured. The concert is free!
Join us at the Civic Auditorium for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's production of "Meet Me in St Louis," a classic musical perfect for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.
Performances: December 2 - December 18 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance: Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm
Tickets can be purchased online at KazooCivic.com or over the phone through our box office at 269-343-1313.
Synopsis: It is the summer of 1903, and everyone in the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World's Fair. Over the course of a year, the family's mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. The musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the film, plus ten additional Martin and Blane songs written especially for the stage. Memorable musical numbers include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Whenever I'm with You."
Winners of the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a focus to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory.
The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of "approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established." The name Isidore recognizes this musical connection to the Juilliard String Quartet: one of the group’s early members was legendary violinist Isidore Cohen.
In addition to the evening concert, the quartet will provide an afternoon master class at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall from 2:00 – 3:00pm and engage in a post-concert onstage discussion.
HAYDN – String Quartet No. 25 in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2CHILDS – String Quartet No. 2, “Awakening”BEETHOVEN – String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Dec 03 Saturday
Pears Mill, an 1857 water-powered mill in Buchanan, Michigan’s downtown National Register Historic District, is open 9am to 1 pm each Saturday this summer. The mill is adjacent to the Buchanan Farmers’ Market, which is in operation during the same hours. There is no charge.