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.

Thursday, October 18th 2018

4:30pm
Third Thursday Book Club

An exciting new book club to support third grade readers, families are welcomed to join in. Call location at 553-7980 to register and for more information.

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
5:45pm
Yoga Fusion

Join Instructor Mia for Yoga on Thursday evenings for Yoga Fusion.

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
6:00pm
Writing Workshop with Author Kelly Baptist

Get writing tips from an author! Perfect your writing and learn about getting published in a writing workshop just for teens. Michigan author Kelly J. Baptist is a contributing author…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:30pm
UNREELED: Film at the KIA

In this feel-good documentary, Kalamazoo College students write children's books with first and second graders at Woodward Elementary in Kalamazoo. The Stories They Tell was created by psychology professor Siu-Lan…

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S. PARK St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:30pm
October Chef's Table - Harvest Theme

Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive four-course dinner and beverage pairings for up to 36 people. The comfortable stadium-like seating will ensure you won’t miss any of the action.…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Chef's Table
Event Series
7:00pm
Kalamazoo: An Evening with Notables

Michigan Notable BooksEvery year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes.…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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
8:00pm
Team Trivia at Old Burdick's (Downtown)

Test your knowledge in a diverse range of categories, and win prizes at Team Trivia Night! Grab a friend or group and join Old Burdicks of Downtown and Team Trivia…

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

Friday, October 19th 2018

10:30am
Play and 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
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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 accompanied by an…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:00am
Little Scientists

Early literacy and STEAM activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. Best for ages 3-6. Registration required.

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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
12:05pm
Slow Flow Yoga

A class for beginners with little or no yoga experience - however the most experienced yoga practitioner will also benefit from slowing it down. You will be taken through each…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
6:30pm
October Chef's Table - Harvest Theme

Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive four-course dinner and beverage pairings for up to 36 people. The comfortable stadium-like seating will ensure you won’t miss any of the action.…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Chef's Table
Event Series
7:00pm
Webster's Prime Live Music: Lukas Pederson

Lukas Pederson performs live at 7:00PM in Webster's Tasting Room & Bar! Music: Adult contemporary, Contemporary, Folk, Indie, Pop No cover, just good music!

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

Member of Greensky Bluegrass, Dave Bruzza will be performing a show of his own at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in the Back Room with support from, Guest or Creatures! Bruzza was…

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

Saturday, October 20th 2018

9:00am
Girl Scout Super Science Saturday - Juniors Get Moving

Super Science Saturdays During the Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturdays, Girl Scouts complete the requirements for one or more badges in one exciting day! Each Super Science Saturday is tailored for…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
10:30am
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
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:30am
Tumble Toddlers

Beginner walkers with caregivers will love this free movement experience with music and a big open space. Best for ages 1-3. Registration required.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
11:00am
MSU vs U of M Watch Party

Wear your team's gear and order a beer. It's GAME TIME! Join us for a MSU vs U of M watch party in front of the big screens on October…

Old Burdick's
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
12:00pm
A Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round. West Michigan Beer Tours is also happy to arrange a customizable private walking…

West Michigan Beer Tours
100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, https://www.radisson.com/westmichiganbeertours
2:00pm
Magic, Monsters & Mirth - A Not So Scary Halloween Show!

Magician Brad Lancaster�returns to KPL with tons of fun and audience participation. Reserve your seat for an afternoon of storytelling, puppetry, and magic. Families welcomed. Registration required.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:30pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show Enhanced by WMU Musical Theatre Students at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for an intimate evening as we enhance Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 20th. We’re bringing this 1975 musical horror comedy film to…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:30pm
October Chef's Table - Harvest Theme

Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive four-course dinner and beverage pairings for up to 36 people. The comfortable stadium-like seating will ensure you won’t miss any of the action.…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Chef's Table
Event Series
7:00pm
Webster's Prime Live Music: Strange Country

No cover, just good music!

Webster's Prime
100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
10:30pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show Enhanced by WMU Musical Theatre Students at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for an intimate evening as we enhance Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 20th. We’re bringing this 1975 musical horror comedy film to…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Sunday, October 21st 2018

3:00pm
LONSOME TRAVELER: THE CONCERT The Roots of American Folk Music featuring Special Guest Star & Folk Legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary

This concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical tells the story of Americana music from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond—including the music of Pete Seeger; The Kingston Trio;…

Miller Auditorium
1341Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Monday, October 22nd 2018

9:00am
Mindful Leadership, Finding the Space to Lead

ONEplace Video Series! Watch the thirty minute webinar in your space & at your convenience anytime Monday October 22 thru Thursday October 25. Post your comments, questions, and related resources…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:15am
Toddler Talk

Toddlers 1-3 Years Toddlers play while adults share joys and challenges of parenting 1-3 year olds. Carolyn Call, RN, parent educator/facilitator.No registration required!

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
11:30am
Hard Core + Stretch

A 30 minute class designed to tone and tighten your abdominals, lower back, obliques and hips as well as improve balance and flexibility. Every single class will be different to…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level of Radisson Plaza Hotel
Event Series