Student Recital

Dalton Center Recital Hall 1300 Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo, MI

Featuring student composers, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, wmich.edu/music/events.

Unveiling American Genius

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

Adult Book Club

Comstock Township Library 6130 King Highway, Comstock, MI

Discussion of Darius the Great is Not Okay, by Adib Khorram, 5:30–7 p.m. Nov. 30; registration required.

Meridian Arts Ensemble

Dalton Center Recital Hall 1300 Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo, MI

A brass ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, with pre-concert talk at 7 p.m., wmich.edu/music/events.

Art, Activism, and AIDS: In-Gallery Visit with Jordan Eagles

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Artist Jordan Eagles will be in the KIA galleries for two special 90-minute sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eagles uses animal and human blood in his artworks to explore themes of life, death, spirituality, equality, and politics related to the human body. In works like American Carnage 6/4-11, currently on view in Unmasking […]

Unveiling American Genius

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

Shalom Christmas Bazaar

SHALOM Kalamazoo 3191 Van Buren St., Kalamazoo, MI

Unique handmade items benefiting the participants at Shalom (Self-Help Alternative Living Opportunities of Michigan), 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 3191 Van Buren St., Cooper Township, shalomkazoo.org.

Holiday Open House

Comstock Township Library 6130 King Highway, Comstock, MI

Meet Santa, enjoy crafts and decorate sugar cookies, with live music and refreshments, 1–3 p.m. Dec. 3.

Richland’s Annual Wassailing Celebration

Richland Community Library 8951 Park St., Richland, MI

Carols, crafts, treats, live music by Allegan Brass Collective, and Mrs. Claus on hand to help children write letters to Santa, 5:30–8 p.m. Dec. 1.

Art, Activism, and AIDS

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

In honor of World AIDS Day, a distinguished panel will discuss the legacy of artists like Felix González-Torres and Jordan Eagles who use their work to explore the impact of HIV and AIDS on our society. In addition, the panel will delve into how artists continue to use their artworks to make powerful statements about […]

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