Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Beat The Heat With BCMA Staff!
Battle Creek Montessori Academy – Join us from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet the staff and enjoy a cool treat! This event is open to all current and new families! Can't wait to see you! Ms. Jes
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Thursdays in the Park - Chuchito Valdes Quartet
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo – Thursdays in the Park - Live! is a collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Fontana, City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and Metro Toyota. Come enjoy rhythm and brews as we’ll have a beer tent and food available from 5 to 8 pm to add to the festivities of this amazing evening of FREE music! Concert starts at 6:00 pm. Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players form Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild. This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives excitement with his dynamic band. Chuchito is recognized as a master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco.. In his performances, Chuchito’s music draws on many styles including Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, Bebop, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Son Montuno and much more. Visit www.kalamazooarts.org for more information.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM
Desmond Jones, Earphorik, Lazara at Shakespeare's - Kalamazoo
Shakespeares Lower Level – Shakespeare's Pub Presents: Desmond Jones w/ Earphorik & special guest Lazara on Thursday July 27th in Kalamazoo, MI! Join us for a night of funk, rock and roll, and jazz fusion with two of Midwest's finest groups on the scene right now. Desmond Jones (Grand Rapids, MI) and Earphorik (Fort Wayne, IN) have been touring consistently for the last few years and are ready to bring an epic night of music to Kalamazoo. Lazara will kick off the party! Desmond Jones- www.desmondjonesband.com Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/rock/jazz fusion band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines, funky drum beats, and tasteful saxophone. Since 2012 this unique group has played with groups like The Werks, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Marco Benevento, Tauk, The Verve Pipe, Badfish, Here Come the Mummies, The Main Squeeze and many more. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Charles Mingus, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high energy shows and is proud to say that each set list and each song is different from show to show. Earphorik- www.Earphorik.com Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9qwMNoh-uI Earphorik is a progressive rock and funk styled jam band based out of Fort Wayne, IN. With clear influences from jam band greats including Umphrey’s McGee, The Werks, and Widespread Panic the band quickly made headlines in the national jam scene and quickly picked up a dedicated following. The band was formed by Chris Treesh (guitar/vocals), Austin Robinson (guitar/vocals), Nolan Opper (bass), and Ryan Moreno (drums). Showcasing high-energy funk, vast genre ranges, and explosive peaks – Earphorik takes you to a whole new level of musical consciousness. Formed in 2013 as a collaboration of several Fort Wayne area bands, Earphorik released their first album A Year From All Angles in August of 2014, available on all major listening platforms. The band followed up the album with the release of a live album recorded at Jake Cinninger’s Boondock Studio in Niles, MI, which consisted of just one take bringing the magic of the live performance to life. It is being produced and mastered by Jake Cinninger and Jim Leep – a true one take analog experience! Available now on all major listening platforms. Earphorik has made a national presence playing major cities across the nation with acts including Umphrey’s Mcgee, moe., TAUK, the Main Squeeze, the Werks, Andy Frasco and the UN, Kung Fu, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong as well as featuring big name sit including Jake Cinninger (Umphrey’s McGee), Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), Rob Chafin (The Werks), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Jesse Clayton (Fareed Haque), Holly Bowling, and Gerlach (Turbo Suit). Along with these performance highlights, Earphorik has made waves in the festival cicruit with performances that include Summer Camp Music Festival, Electric Forest, Great North, Hyperion Music Festival, SONIC BLOOM, Highberry Music Festival, Disc Jam, The Mad Tea Party Jam, amongst a handful of others across the nation. Be sure to catch Earphorik on the road and keep up with the latest news at www.Earphorik.com
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 4:00 PM
Waldo Found Kalamazoo
Bookbug – Come Celebrate having FOUND WALDO all month long at many of your favorite locally owned businesses with a special in-store search party, prizes and snacks.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:30 PM
Family Night: Splash Edition
Kalamazoo First – Family Night is coming up on Friday, July 28 at 6:30PM. We're setting up the slip n' slide, filling up some water balloons, and playing water games. Have your kids bring their swimsuits and water guns for a water gun war. (Adults are welcome to join in the fun!) We'll also be having an ice cream bar. Bring your favorite ice cream topping to share and we'll provide the ice cream. Come out and enjoy this fun night together!
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:30 PM
Teen Night
Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library – Teens, leave the electronics at the door and join us for a night of games, food, and friends! If you are in 9th - 12th grade, this party is for you. Please RSVP to Ms. Helena by July 27.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:30 PM
Zoie & Sage Moser - Potter's Lounge
Patti Fleming Music – Zoie Moser is a California-born, Michigan raised, Chicago-based musician, composer and producer. In 2013, she sang backup for The Rolling Stones in a small ensemble for their 50th Anniversary tour in Chicago. She has written commercial music; one song being placed in a Michelle Phan video that has reached over 1.5 million youtube views. Zoie performed her original song "Peaceful Love" at a conference for 'Peace Jam' for a crowd of over 8,000 people, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and six other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Zoie's family owns a theatre company called 'Bad Wolf Theatre Company' - and she and her sister, Rochelle Moser, have written three musicals including 'Poison,' 'Zel,' and 'The Hollow.' All musicals have premiered in Michigan during Bad Wolf's summer camps. Zoie has been commissioned by Roosevelt University three times to write for the university's vocal jazz ensemble, New Deal. All songs have been premiered and performed at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Zoie studied Audio Engineering & Music Production at Western Michigan University, as well as studying Classical Music Composition & Contemporary/Jazz Studies at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Her vocals are sublime, her guitar chops masterful....and, her songwriting is simply brilliant. Talent definitely runs in the family - as Zoies' sister Sage will be joining her on stage. Sage is a gifted musician, artist and theatre lover. She has been playing guitar for over seven years and plans to attend college, studying guitar performance and lighting design in 2018. Zoie & Sage have performed all over the Chicago and Kalamazoo area...delighting audiences with their Indie Pop/Alternative mix. Don't miss this special night of music with these talented sisters!
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:05 PM
Food Fight Night
Kalamazoo Growlers – The Kalamazoo "Corndogs" play the Battle Creek "Burritos" at 7:05 PM, gates open at 6:05. The Growlers & Bombers are changing their names for one night and one night only, the I-94 Food Fight has begun. Game presented by: OnStaff Group Entertainment By: Dave "The Bullet" Smith - Human Cannonball Secret Envelope Giveaway Presented By: Old Burdick's Bar & Grill Baseball Card giveaway for Harding's 5-Pack holders.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 9:00 PM
Movies Under the Stars
City of Plainwell - Government – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Watch the trailer.... https://www.swank.com/parks-recreation/details/29475-moana
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 9:00 PM
Friday Night DJ wsg Todd Brown
Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo – Music has to have flow. Whether sitting, eating, drinking, conversing and ultimately dancing! Come on musical journey with selections from the 70’s 80’s 90’s to tod2ay. All requests will be considered. .. time is limited to clever requests that improve the flow. - DJ Todd
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Health Equity Introductory Workshop
ERACCE, Eliminating Racism and Creating/Celebrating Equity – DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE: http://www.eracce.org/event-calendar/ This Saturday, July 29, 2017 Please join us for our Health Equity Introductory Workshop: WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm. Full participation is important as each part builds on the previous. Lunch will be provided. LOCATION: Douglass Community Association 1000 W Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 REGISTRATION: Please register here: http://www.eracce.org/event-calendar/ Workshop fee is $40-$150 (sliding scale) for institutions. Community members (not affiliated with institutions): pay what you can. 5.50 Social Worker CE: $50 additional cost to be paid at the start of the workshop. Please bring your license with you to the training. 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ $50 additional cost to be paid at the start of the workshop. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and ERACCE. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Affordable Art Sale & Appraisal Event
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts – More than 200 works of art offer you an opportunity to own something special for your home or office. Come early for the best selection, or stop by after noon for possible price reductions. ART APPRAISALS, 11-3 pm Art often increases in value over time. Bring your treasures to be appraised by professionals from DuMouchelles Fine Arts Auctioneers, Detroit. Fee: $50 appraisal fee for one work of art, $80 for two works of art. To request an appraisal time, call 269/349-7775 or email cindyt@kiarts.org. Support provided by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial The sale is free. Museum admission, $5.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
KalamazooKitty Mini Market
KalamazooKitty.com – Come out to KalamazooKitty West Main location for a day of indoor and OUTDOOR shopping and eating! A parking lot full of treasures you won't find anywhere else. Furniture to boutique clothes to jewelry to art! Food trucks and more! RAIN OR SHINE
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 12:00 PM
Puppy Love! Dog & Cat Adoption Day
Kalamazoo Humane Society – Looking for a loving companion animal? Learn how to determine the right pet for you! Meet dogs and cats who need a good home and the love of a long-term friend... maybe that's you!! Co-sponsored by the Kalamazoo Humane Society, Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, and Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement. The Rockin' Rovers dancing dogs will be here! Saturday, July 29 from 12 noon - 3:00 pm
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 5:30 PM
Adult Night
Kalamazoo Airsoft – Announcing a night of Adult only airsoft. Are you 25+? Then join us next Saturday, July 29th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for some airsoft with your "Old" friends. Entry is on a donation basis only. Pay whatever you think is fair. Bring your own beverages. "Wink...Wink". See you then.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 6:30 PM
Laura Rain & George Friend - Potter's Lounge
Patti Fleming Music – It's a true honor to welcome Detroit powerhouse couple Laura Rain & George Friend to the Potter's Lounge stage for the first time. Laura & George make beautiful music - both on - and off the stage. This husband & wife duo have soul, blues, and R&B in their blood. Laura is a classically trained Soprano vocalist - but, with comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, and other notable singers...it's clear she has the range to take her powerful, soulful voice to any place she desires. Ms. Rain made her musical mark in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas - performing repeatedly at the MGM Grand Hotels and Casinos in Detroit and Las Vegas; The Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas; and the list of festivals, concert series, and high-end venues goes on and on! Since joining forces in 2012 with her guitarist husband, George - this talented duo have garnered many accolades within the music press and radio. The albums and awards keep piling up....with too many to list here, it's proof why Laura & George are constantly traveling the U.S., Canada, and Europe - bringing their infectious and unique looks and sound to audiences everywhere. George & Laura are true ambassadors of the Original Detroit Modern Soul sound. Anyone attending their shows can expect a fiery, expressive, vocally explosive show - with a joyful mix of genres that keep them in high demand. To learn more about Laura & George, go to their website at: www.laurarain.net This is one show you do not want to miss!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 7:05 PM
Military Appreciation Night
Kalamazoo Growlers – The Growlers play the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at 7:05 PM, gates open at 6:05. Game presented by: MI Real Estate Services Military jersey silent auction. Entertainment By: Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler. Secret Envelope Giveaway Presented By: Old Burdick's Bar & Grill
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 8:00 PM
Harvey Pekar : Terribly Happy : Swamp Lord : Drugs In The Carpet
Shakespeares Lower Level – Saturday, July 29 @ SHAKESPEARES LOWER LEVEL Doors: 8:00 Show: 9:00 21+ $5 ______________________________________________________________________ + HARVEY PEKAR Cleveland, OH https://harveypekar.bandcamp.com/ + TERRIBLY HAPPY Peopria, IL https://terriblyhappy.bandcamp.com/ + SWAMP LORD Kalamazoo, MI https://swamplord.bandcamp.com/releases + DRUGS IN THE CARPET Kalamazoo, MI https://drugsinthecarpet.bandcamp.com/
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 9:30 AM
Blind Draw Scramble
Ridgeview Golf Course
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM
Outgoing Sunday Brunch - Quarterly Event
OutFront Kalamazoo – Come join us for Sunday Brunch at HopCat! This will be Outgoing's Quarterly Gathering for July. Hopcat will be hosting made to-order Brunch and their legendary build-your-own Bloody Mary bar from 10am - 3pm. Outgoing is a group for LGBTQ ages 40 & up