Kalamazoo, MI

Located in Southwest Michigan, the city of Kalamazoo offers a mixture of urban and natural environments. The city is approximately two hours from Chicago and offers dining, shops, galleries, lakes, and outdoor recreation areas. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. It has two women’s professional sports teams: West Michigan Mayhem Women’s Tackle Football and Kalamazoo Outrage Women’s Soccer. Kalamazoo’s name is Native American, and the meaning is often disputed. Some people think it means “the mirage of reflecting river” while others believe it to be “bubbling” or “boiling water”. Top attractions in the city are Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Gilmore Car Museum, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Annual Kalamazoo events include Kalamazoo Ribfest, Kalamazoo County Fair, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Black Arts Festival, and Restaurant Week.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

10:30am
Toddler Storytime

Toddlers and caregivers share reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. Best for ages 2-3.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Story Place
11:00am
Power Hour

This is a 12-week body sculpting class that features personal training in a small group setting. The class per week is $100.00 and includes 12 classes & 1 make-up class.…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
12:10pm
Total Body Toning

This class includes all components of fitness. Focusing on cardio, strength training, core and flexibility work. 45 minutes and you're on your way to improved fitness. Instructor: Matt S. or Charles

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
5:30pm
Reading Together 2019 Call to Action

The Black Arts & Cultural Center will host a facilitated interactive dialogue lifting up themes from the book and film ""The Hate U Give"", honoring youth voice and encouraging community…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 W Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Community Room
5:30pm
The Hate U Give Youth + Police Dialogue

The Black Arts & Cultural Center will host a facilitated interactive dialogue lifting up themes from the book and film The Hate U Give, honoring youth voice and encouraging community…

Black Arts and Cultural Center
1000 W Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:00pm
Urban Fiction Book Discussion (I Don't Want You Back!)

Rain is dropping, drama is popping. Pick up a copy Chenell Parker's book I don't want you back and join us for a lively discussion at the Urban Fiction Book…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Barnabee Gallery
6:00pm
DIY Workshop: Basic Lawn Mower Maintenance*

Your lawn mower is one of your most costly home maintenance tools. Keep your mower running its best and learn how to avoid costly repairs in the future! This is…

Community Homeworks
812 Bryant St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, East Classroom
7:00pm
Old Burdick's Music Bingo (Downtown)

Join us at Old Burdick's Downtown every Tuesday with our friends from Top-Shelf Productions for a night of Music Bingo! Grab a burger and a beer, listen to your favorite…

Old Burdick's
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lobby Level of Radisson Plaza hotel
Event Series

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

10:00am
Ask a Lawyer Immigration Clinic

New Family-based Immigration Legal Clinics! Are you a legal permanent resident (with green card) or US Citizen who has questions about immigrating family members to the US? In collaboration…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Study Room 1
10:00am
Baby Lapsit

Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children's Room
10:30am
1-2-3 Play with Me

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable one month workshop. For children 1 to 3 years and their parents and…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, Community Room
10:45am
Baby Steps

Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children's Room
11:30am
Tabata

This Tabata inspired class utilizes 20-second intervals of high-intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 3-4 times before switching to a new group of exercises. This method has…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
4:00pm
LEGO at the Library

Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Barnabee Gallery
7:00pm
Trivia Night at the bookstore

Grab a team or come on your own. Five Rounds, Full Fun, Three teams will walk home with winning store gift cards. Categories can include, but not be limited to: books, films, pop…

Bookbug & this is a bookstore
3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Event Series
7:30pm
Boney James: The Honestly Tour WSG Lushh at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

4-time GRAMMY nominated R&B/Jazz saxophonist, songwriter and producer, Boney James, returns to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on April 24th. Boney James is bringing his classic smooth jams like “Stone Groove,” “Stop,…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
7:30pm
Webster's Prime Wine Down Wednesday

Webster's Tasting Room Live Music with Steve Kamerling: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Some Wednesday's featuring violinist Barry Ross too!) 1/2 off all select wines by the glass - (Tasting Room Only) Call 269.343.4444…

Webster's Prime
100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
8:00pm
The Dip at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Hailing from Seattle, The Dip is an electrifying seven-piece ensemble that melds vintage rhythm and blues and modern pop with 60s soul, tapped by KEXP as “one of the most…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Thursday, April 25th 2019

10:30am
Family Storytime

Storytime for the whole family! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome. Children must be acompanied by…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, Community Room
10:30am
Play to Learn

Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048, Children's Area
10:30am
Samuel Nalangira

Ugandan musician and dance instructor Samuel Nalangira will perform a unique blend of African storytelling, music, and dance. Best for grades K-2.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Douglass Community Center
11:15am
TRX

Take your training to the next level in this 10-week pre-paid training program! TRX® Suspension Training® is a revolutionary total-body fitness program that utilizes gravity against the user’s own body…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level of Radisson
Event Series
12:10pm
Circuit

A stimulating aerobic workout that incorporates a variety of different elements to tone and sculpt the body. Beginners and athletes alike will improve muscular strength and endurance while using free…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
1:00pm
Samuel Nalangira

Ugandan musician and dance instructor Samuel Nalangira will perform a unique blend of African storytelling, music, and dance. Best for grades K-2.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Community Room
3:30pm
Play to Learn

Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Children's Area
4:00pm
LEGO at the Library

Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048, Community Room
6:00pm
Workshop: Siding Repairs

Whether your home's siding is made of wood, metal, or vinyl, join us for our Siding Repair Workshop to learn how to repair and maintain your siding to help your…

Community Homeworks
812 Bryant St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, East Classroom
6:30pm
April Chef's Table featuring Italian Spring

La primavera è qui! Join us at the Chef's Table this April for an Italian Spring theme. Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive multi-course dinner and optional beverage pairings for…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
7:00pm
Good People, Bad Luck

Join us for an evening with fiction writers, Andy Mozina (Contrary Motion,�Quality Snacks), Bonnie Jo Campbell (Once Upon A River,�American Salvage), Deborah Carol Gang (The Half-Life of Everything), and Kalamazoo…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Van Deusen Room
7:00pm
Old Burdick's Music Bingo (Wings West)

Join us at Old Burdick's Wings West every Thursday with our friends from Top-Shelf Productions for a night of Music Bingo! Grab your bingo card, listen to your favorite throwbacks,…

Old Burdick's
5076 Sports Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Event Series