A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Farmers Alley Theatre 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI

In a display of his considerable talents, Jeremy Koch will play all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in creative ways in this comedy.

The play features Koch as the doomed D'Ysquith family members as well as a cast that includes Broadway actress Becca Andrews and local actors Lori Moore, Michael Morrison and WMU graduate Elliott Litherland.

Show times are 7 p.m. Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 at Farmers Alley Theatre, 221 Farmers Alley. Tickets are $45, or $15 for students, and can be purchased online at farmersalleytheatre.com or by calling 343–2727.

Disney’s Newsies

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre 329 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Broadway musical inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16–17, 23–24 & 30–Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, Civic Theatre, 329 S. Park St., 343–1313, kazoocivic.com.

KSO Afternoon of Jazz

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

A jazz combo and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra play Charlie “Bird” Parker’s songs, 3 p.m. Oct. 2, Dalton Recital Hall, WMU, kalamazoosymphony.org.

Portage Community Art Award Exhibition

Portage City Hall 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ West Michigan Area Show, this exhibition presents works from this year’s winning Portage artist whose work best represents the theme "A Natural Place to Move," 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Sept. 16–Oct. 28, Portage City Hall Atrium, portagemi.gov/calendar.

Page Turners Book Club

Kalamazoo Public Library: Oshtemo 7265 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI

Discussion of Hell of a Book, by Jason Mott, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, outside of the Oshtemo Branch, 7265 W. Main St., or on Zoom if weather is inclement; registration required.

Portage Community Art Award Exhibition

Portage City Hall 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ West Michigan Area Show, this exhibition presents works from this year’s winning Portage artist whose work best represents the theme "A Natural Place to Move," 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Sept. 16–Oct. 28, Portage City Hall Atrium, portagemi.gov/calendar.

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.

Recurring Event ARTbreak

ARTbreak

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

Program about art, artists and exhibitions: Colleen Woolpert — Double Take, Oct. 4; Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kalamazoo, Oct. 11; The Gendering of Colors with Megan Maas, Oct. 18; Kalamazoo Public Library at 150, Oct. 25; all sessions begin at noon in the KIA Auditorium.

Watercolor Painting Class

Richland Community Library 8951 Park St., Richland, MI

Led by artist Gina Stevens, with supplies provided, 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 4; registration required.

University Jazz Lab Band

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

7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, wmich.edu/music/events.

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