Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM
Kalamazoo Beer Exchange Fundraiser
SPCA of Southwest Michigan – Come out to The Beer Exchange and have lunch or dinner on February 22 from 11 am to 11 pm. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan. A special SPCA -IPA made by Rupert's Brew House especially for this event will be tapped at 6:00 pm. #SPCAAdoptionFirst
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM
SPCA Fundraiser
The Beer Exchange – 25% of the day's sales between 11am-11pm will be donated of SPCA of Southwest Michigan We will be featuring Rupert's Brew House's SPCA-IPA that will be tapped at 6pm.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM
Celebrate National Chili & National Margarita Day!
Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo – What a southwestern surprise, National Chili Day and National Margarita Day fall on the same date, Thursday, February 22nd! While we may not have our distillers license (yet...) we will be celebrating with $4 chili cups all day and $10 salsa flights after 4pm! Come tantalize your taste buds with these tasty treats, a perfect pre-game to a margarita night on the town!
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM
2018 Winter Classic Gymnastics Meet
Kellogg Arena – 2018 Winter Classic Invitational for Trampoline and Tumbling is coming to Kellogg Arena February 22nd - 25th! Admission: Single Day: Adult: $15 Ages 60+: $8 Ages 6-17: $8 Two Days: Adult: $25 Ages 60+: $12 Ages 6-17: $12 Weekend Pass: Adult: $30 Ages 60+: $20 Ages 6-12: $20 Kids ages 5 and under are FREE
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM
Monthly Club Luncheon
Kalamazoo Corvette Club – Our monthly club luncheon, all are welcome.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 4:00 PM
Winter Retreat
Kalamazoo First – Don't get the winter blues! Join your friends & leaders of REAL this February as we pack up and spend a wintery weekend in Cedar Springs, MI. We're heading back to Pine Ridge and welcoming our new guest speaker, Peter Reeves. Winter Retreat is for students in grades 7-12. Winter Retreat features: teaching / comfort food / quality time with your lifegroup / free REAL swag / delicious hot cocoa / 9 square / music / more space for activities / memories to last a lifetime / tubing at a ski resort / so much fun $225 per student 10% off for families of 2 20% off for families of 3
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM
Mosaic Stepping Stone Class (FULL)
Art Bayou – Learn the art of mosaics by making a stepping stone. Cost is $50 which includes your base, mosaic materials, grout (which you will do at home) and instructions. This is a 12" piece and takes the full class time to make. Please come to class with an idea to help expedite things. There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest on our mosaic boards. https://www.pinterest.com/artbayou/mosaic/ If you don't want to do a stepping stone, we do have some other shapes like a mermaid or a unicorn etc. (but these aren't suitable for outdoor use). Please call the studio at 269-375-2600 to make your deposit. RSVPing on FB doesn't count unless you use the Book It tab under our banner and make your deposit.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Colors & Cocktails @ Arcadia Brewing: Beer, Chili, & Painting!
Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo – It's National Chili Day*! Celebrate the winter season with your main squeeze, your fantastic friends, or even just your awesome self - we'll all leave as friends! What better way to enjoy this chilly season than with an evening of sipping, eating, painting, and socializing with Colors & Cocktails at Arcadia Brewing Company on Thursday, February 22nd from 5:30pm-8:30pm!? Join in on our awesome drinkable glass painting event where you’ll get to paint the 2 drinkable glasses of your choice or 1 wine bottle with fairy lights, eat delectable food, enjoy wine or beer, and make new memories! You’ll get to enjoy a variety of scrumptious foods, beers, wines, and ciders from Arcadia Brewing Company as artist Lauren teaches you fantastic techniques to create your very own pair of one-of-a-kind drinkable glasses or a wine bottle with fairy lights! Cost is $35 per person and includes 2 drinkable glasses of your choice* or 1 wine bottle* with fairy lights and all of your paint materials! Please try to arrive by 5:15pm to check-in, find your seat, and order food and drinks! We'll start painting at 6:00! This is a kid friendly event - ages 7+! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://arcadiabrewingcompanyfebruarypaintparty.eventbrite.com/ Arcadia Chili*: Chilpotle Stout Chili - $5.00 for a cup and $7.00 for a bowl. All Colors & Cocktails participants will reveive a 10% off on chili purchases! Don't like chili, no problem! Arcadia has a variety of food that is always changing! Drinkable Glass Choices*: glass coffee mugs, stemless wine, stemmed wine, pints, pilsner, stein, martini, margarita, and mason jar glasses. Wine Bottle*: Green or Clear
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Artist's Talk: James Van Der Zee's Harlem
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts – Richard Koenig, Professor of Art at Kalamazoo College, will explore the work of James Van Der Zee, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, who broke barriers with his photographs of black New Yorkers. Koenig will discuss Van Der Zee in relation to photographer Dawoud Bey's work, both of which are currently on display in the KIA Galleries. $5 admission/Students $2
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
February VE Testing Session
Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society (SMARS) – Want to get or upgrade your Amateur Radio License? Here's your chance! Bring $15 in cash or check plus a photo ID. Retests and walk-ins are welcome. You should also bring pens, pencils, and a non-programmable calculator. Questions? E-mail John W8JRD at w8jrd@arrl.net
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM
One Year and Counting!
Shakespeares Lower Level – Come on downstairs and party your pants off with us at Shakespeares Lower Level as Midnight Thirst celebrates our first year of shows. We'll have special guests Candy Ambulance coming all the way from New York, and local buddies Fire It's Sirius and Mike Anyonga (of Purple Lemurs and True F.O.) will be supporting too! FREE SHOW! Doors @ 8pm 21+ Midnight Thirst Midnight Thirst is a Kalamazoo-based indie rock band on a mission to make people move. The trio features Lachlan MacQuarrie on guitar and vocals, Sam Ephland on drums, and Steve Rafferty on bass guitar. Their sound is reminiscent of the music of the British Invasion and the resulting American rock movement. Three demo tracks are currently available, and the band is currently in the process of writing and recording a full-length album. Candy Ambulance Formed in the summer of 2014, grunge-influenced Candy Ambulance of Upstate NY are Caitlin Barker, Jesse Bolduc & Jon Cantiello. Lifelong friends and musical mates Bolduc & Cantiello rescued Barker from a wealthy engagement prospect and whisked her away to the land of DIY punk. Poppy melodies, dynamic vocal changes and half naked live shows have solidified this rock trio as always entertaining, unabashed fun. Boasting a healthy and frequent tour schedule the band has played with notable acts such as Screaming Females, Speedy Ortiz, Daddy Issues, and Dorothy. Fire It's Sirius They're three dudes... who love music, hailing from Kalamazoo MI. Their influences include Coheed and Cambria, Envy on the Coast, Pinegrove, The Dear Hunter, Kings of Leon, New Found Glory, Goldfinger, Closure in Moscow, Yellowcard, I See Stars, the Fall of Troy, Life Size Ghost, Abraham, Not Blood , Paint, Thrice, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, At the Drive in, The Mars Volta, The Weakend, RX Bandits, Foo Fighters, Your Best Friend, American Opera, Clutch... and the list goes on. Mike Anyonga Mike is a talented guitarist and vocalist with Kalamazoo's Purple Lemurs and also with True F.O. He'll be joining us for a solo set to open up the night.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 PM
Homegrown in Kalamazoo Featuring Kaitlin Rose Band
OLD DOG TAVERN – This Thursday at Homegrown in Kalamazoo... Kaitlin Rose & her whole dang band! Featuring new songs & some groovy covers! Join us from 9-11, free show plus Cocktail Night with Kala at the Back Bar!
 
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    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 9:00 AM
Open Cockpit Weekend: February 23-25
Air Zoo – OPEN COCKPITS AT THE AIR ZOO! Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in February, Air Zoo guests will have the unique opportunity to sit in the cockpits of some of the most famous aircraft in history! Don't miss this amazing chance to "climb behind the stick" and get a true "pilot's eye" view of history! The Air Zoo's open cockpit experience is FREE with your paid admission and offers great photo opportunities. Restrictions apply, see below. MAIN CAMPUS AIRCRAFT SCHEDULE AND HOURS: FEBRUARY 23-25 Come and check out the Ford Tri-Motor and the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair at the Air Zoo’s main campus. Hours are: Friday: 9-5 Saturday: 9-5 Sunday: 12-5 EAST CAMPUS AIRCRAFT SCHEDULE AND HOURS: FEBRUARY 23-25 Out at East Campus, climb aboard the Grumman G-73 Mallard! Hours are: Friday: 11-5 Saturday: 11-5 Sunday: 12-5 RESTRICTIONS Due to the varying engineering and design elements, a weight restriction of 250 pounds is placed on each aircraft. Visitors must also have the ability to enter and exit the aircraft unassisted. Children wishing to sit in the aircraft must be supervised by their parents/guardians.
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 5:00 PM
Hot Date Night at Glass Art Kalamazoo - Feb 23
Glass Art Kalamazoo – Snuggle up with your sweetie for Hot Date Night at Glass Art Kalamazoo! In this 2-hour long couples-oriented event, you and your date will create your very own projects in our Glass Blowing and Kiln Fusing studios. Tickets are $100 per couple and include one Blown Glass Heart Paperweight, and two Kiln Fused Heart Tiles*. Two sessions to choose from: 5 - 7pm, and 7 - 9pm. Space is limited to 8 couples per session. ALL SKILL LEVELS. No previous experience necessary. Ages 16 and up. HOT DATE NIGHT at GLASS ART KALAMAZOO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 5:00PM - 7:00PM, and 7:00PM - 9:00PM $100 PER COUPLE SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-date-night-at-glass-art-kalamazoo-february-23-tickets-42767357317 *projects created during Hot Date Night will be ready for pickup 5 days after completion.
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Tween Night
Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library – If you are a "Tween," in 5th - 8th grade, this party is for you! Leave the electronics at the door and join us for a night of fun, food, and friends. We will serve a light, kid-friendly meal; we are planning a craft activity as well as games. Space is limited, and registration is required! We are requesting a suggested donation of $3.00 to help offset costs. Snacks are also welcome. :)
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:30 PM
Family Night: Board Game Edition
Kalamazoo First – Join us for a family game night! We'll be enjoying a relaxed night as we play our favorite board games together. Pizza will also be provided because you can't have a game night without pizza! Please bring your favorite board games and a dessert to share! This event is for families with elementary and preschool children.
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Sunrise In Kalamazoo: A Dwight Sykes Tribute
Shakespeares Lower Level – Friday, February 23rd Shakespeare's Lower Level 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave 7pm doors, 8pm music $5, 21+ Dwight Sykes wrote some of the greatest Funk songs that no one has heard. And he did it right here in Kalamazoo. Criminally under appreciated at the time, his music has since developed an international cult following with reissues and previously unreleased material coming out on the People Potential Unlimited label. The few records he pressed in the 80s now sell for hundreds of dollars. Though Dwight may not be a household name (yet), his influence can still be felt. His visionary DIY spirit and maverick lo-fi home recording techniques are now defining features of the current Kalamazoo music community. On Friday, February 23rd Dwight will be back in his hometown while a selection of Kalamazoo's finest musicians gather to pay tribute to a true Soul legend. Each artist will be performing their own interpretation of Dwight's songs. The man himself will be there signing autographs, giving away copies of his music and telling his story. This will be a night to remember. Satellite Records and Green Light Music will both be on site selling records.
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Chords4Kids
WMU School of Music – The WMU Broncords present Chords4Kids! An a cappella concert where all proceeds go to Wigs4Kids, www.wigs4kids.org, an organization that helps children who are dealing with illnesses that cause hair loss. It will take place in the Recital Hall in the School of Music. If you'd like to donate, whether it be through a private party or a business, please email us at thewmubroncords@gmail.com. If you'd like to buy pre-sale tickets, either get in contact with one of the Broncords, email us at the above address, or message our Facebook page! We can't wait to see you there! Joining us will be: Here Comes Treble Mane Attraction No Strings Attached Vocaholics The WMU Broncords - with special guest Savannah Gonsoulin And maybe more!
 
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    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Rafiki: Night of Friendship
WMU International – Rafiki: Night of Friendship is a night for international students and American students ALL to get to know one another, mingle, and create friendships through a fun game night! There will also be hot appetizers! The event will be held at the Lee Honors College's Lounge, and it's free!!
 
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    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 9:00 PM
Long Term Access at Old Dog Tavern WSG August / Vishaps
OLD DOG TAVERN – Hey Kalamazoo! Come check us out at Old Dog Tavern this Friday with The Vishaps and August. Great vibes and drinks to go around! August - Singer/Songwriter Long Term Access (LTA) - Post-Grunge Vishaps - Country/Rock 'n' Roll