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, February 19th 2019

7:00pm
GLAMA Community Sing

Come and sing along with folksinger and songwriter Patricia Pettinga and her GLAMA Community Sing co-hosts. Lyric sheets are provided.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Van Deusen Room
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, February 20th 2019

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
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
12:00pm
Black History Brown Bag: The Black Panthers

The story of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

Black Arts and Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Suite 202, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
12:10pm
Group Cycle

For beginners and avid cyclists alike, Group Cycle is a great calorie-burning workout. The indoor cycling program emphasizes the basic foundations of cycling movements and breathing awareness while emulating fast…

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

Aqua Fit is a challenging water workout, fit for everyone, especially those with joint ailments or injuries. Instructor: Matt S.

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
4:30pm
Book Club: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Pick up your free-to-keep copy of this year's Reading Together title, The Hate U Give�by Angie Thomas at any library location. Read it and come back to share your thoughts…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, Community Room
5:30pm
Bad Movie Night

Come for the movie, stay for the mockery! We'll watch one of the worst movies ever made on purpose! Food, giveaways, Bad Movie Bingo, and more. This time, you're allowed…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Teen Studio
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

Thursday, February 21st 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
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
3:30pm
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
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Children's Area
6:00pm
Teen Task Force

The Kalamazoo Public Library�Teen Task Force�exists to better our community by,growing our library's reach and resources, through sharing our voice and work. We also exist to have fun! We choose…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Teen Studio
6:30pm
Bringing Black History Home: A Conversation with Anna Lisa-Cox and Kalamazoo's Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE)

“When I started this project, the assumption was that there were three, maybe five settlements where landowning African-American farmers lived (during the late 18th and early 19th century) in (our)…

Bookbug & this is a bookstore
3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
7:00pm
Classics Revisited

Sept '18: Dante's Inferno Oct. '18:� Shelley's Frankenstein Nov. '18: Austen's Emma Dec. '18: Zola's Germinal Jan. '19:� Selected essays of Montaigne Feb. '19: Apuleius' The Golden Ass Mar. '19:…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Boardroom
7:00pm
Overdue Brew: Beer Tasting

Do you even craft beer? Learn the lingo with certified beer judge and accomplished homebrewer Alex Mantakounis. Join Alex as he guides tasters through a series of different styles of…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1156 S Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Brewery
7:30pm
Mahalia by Tom Stolz

Including music by various gospel composers as well as hymns and spirituals made famous by Mahalia Jackson, this is a joyous celebration of the life and music of the world’s…

Black Arts and Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Suite 202, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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
8:30pm
See Through Dresses at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Catch See Through Dresses at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in the Back Room on Thursday, February 21st with support from Tambourina. Tickets are on sale now!

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

Friday, February 22nd 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 accompanied by an…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Story Place
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, Community Room
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
Yoga

In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition,…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
3:30pm
Fantasy Drawing for Teens with Corinne Roberts

Learn to draw fantastical creatures and landscapes with illustrator Corinne Roberts!

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, Community Room
7:30pm
Curtis On Tour

Enjoy a night of music performed by rising stars from one of the finest music conservatories in the world – The Curtis Institute of Music. These amazing musicians will perform…

Fontana Chamber Arts
Van De Giessen Rd #3001, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
7:30pm
Mahalia by Tom Stolz

Including music by various gospel composers as well as hymns and spirituals made famous by Mahalia Jackson, this is a joyous celebration of the life and music of the world’s…

Black Arts and Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Suite 202, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
8:00pm
Outback Concerts Presents: MeatEater: Live Tour at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

The MeatEater podcast with Steven Rinella is coming to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Friday, February 22nd 2019! The MeatEater is a top-ranked outdoor podcast, covering hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and wild foods…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, February 23rd 2019

9:00am
Cub Scouts Super Science Saturday - Webelos

Super Science Saturdays During the Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturdays, Cub Scouts complete many of the requirements for one or more Elective Adventure Loops and Webelo Adventure Pins in one exciting…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002