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  • 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!

  • Friday, September 29, 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 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

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    •  Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally is back for 2017!

       
      Responding to a need to address late night “bar hoppers,” turning Water Street into an “After Hours Live Food Truck Corral,” will occur in April and May, July, September, and October starting at 9:00pm with food being served until midnight.  Tailored after successful food truck rallies in the United States, the Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally includes food trucks, artisans, booths, music, and networking.  The event is designed as a pop-up event where people come and go as they celebrate downtown’s entertainment hot spots. 
       
      Come out and join the rally!
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • Bring the family down for an event that is sure to delight- Safe Halloween! This family event provides an alternative to trick-or-treating in a safe and action packed environment. Activities include pumpkin decorating, costume contests, pumpkin racing and much more! We will also be giving away complimentary cider, donuts and candy. There is a limited supply of giveaways. This is a free event open to families with children ages 12 and under.

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • Kalamazoo State Theatre  
      Doors for Documentary: 3:30pm || Start Time: 4:00pm
      Doors for Concert: 6:30pm || Start Time: 7:30pm

      Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for a double feature event of the 2014 film “Take Me to the River,” followed by a live performance featuring some of the artists from the film.

      Documentary:
      Directed by Martin Shore & named after the Al Green classic, this documentary is a celebration of the musical influence of Memphis, paying tribute to old-school blues and R&B masters as they work with hip-hop artists of today, bridging the communication gap between generations. This feature film follows them through the creative process of recording a new album to reimagine and merge time-honored and newer idioms. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • The American rock band, Styx, is coming back to Kalamazoo State Theatre on November 15. Formed in 1972 in Chicago, Styx became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock and hard rock with the power of a hard-rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.

      In recent years, a new generation of Styx fans have joined with older Styx fans at concerts around the world. Through live excellence and rewarding material from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts, the band proves themselves to be one worth standing the test of time. Styx is best known for the hit songs “Lady”, “Come Sail Away”, “Babe”, “The Best of Times”, “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Mr. Roboto” and has had 4 consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as 16 top 40 singles in the US, 8 of which hit the top 10.

       

      Ticket Information:
      All seating reserved for this all ages event. There is a

  • Friday, November 24, 2017
    • The City of Kalamazoo's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in the heart of Kalamazoo- Bronson Park. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa will all be on hand to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The trees are then lit, kicking off another great holiday season for the City of Kalamazoo!

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • ANDREW TYSON is a native of North Carolina. A 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Tyson gave his New York recital debut at Merkin Hall and his Washington, D.C., debut at The Kennedy Center that same year. As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, he was awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize. Tyson made his orchestral debut at age 15, and after early studies with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Claude Frank. He later earned his master’s degree and artist diploma at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano. He has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Program will include works by Scarlatti, Albéniz, Liszt, and Ravel’s Miroirs.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • Who loves the holiday season spirit? The Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department does! Join us for our annual Candy Cane Hunt featuring nearly 5,000 candy canes dispersed throughout Homer Stryker Field. We will also draw names for gifts, have crafts and visit with Santa.