Melvin Starr

Parchment Community Library 401 S. Riverview Dr., Parchment, MI

Talk by the author of the mystery series The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon, 6:30 p.m. Oct 6.

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.

Recurring Event The Tempest

The Tempest

WMU Richmond Center for Visual Arts 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Shakespeare’s play about a crew of men shipwrecked on a magical island and tormented by a man and his slaves, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 6–8 & 2 p.m. Oct. 2 & 9, Williams Theatre, WMU,
387–6222, wmich.edu/theatre.

Adam Ferrara

Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

The “Car Guy” comedian performs, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

University Jazz Orchestra

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

7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, wmich.edu/music/events.

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.

WMU Student Noon Dance Showing

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

Noon Oct. 7, Dalton Center Multimedia Room, WMU, wmich.edu/dance/events

Ben Blount: Present Perfect

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Ste 103A, Kalamazoo

A display of his work and passion for print and design, Oct. 7–Nov. 23, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Suite 103A, with an artist’s reception 5–8 p.m. Oct. 7 during Art Hop, 373–4938, kalbookarts.org.

Just Move 10th Birthday Bash: Zombie Disco Party

Dormouse Theatre 1030 Portage Street, Kalamazoo

Dance party benefitting OutFront Kalamazoo and celebrating 10th anniversary of Just Move fitness center, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Dormouse Theatre, 1030 Portage Road, outfrontkzoo.org.

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