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Portage Summer Concert Series

Overlander Bandshell 7810 Shaver Road, Portage, MI

Free monthly outdoor concerts, 7 p.m., Overlander Bandshell, 7810 Shaver Road: Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations, June 9; Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, June 23; The Governor's Own 126th Army Band, June 30; bring a blanket or chair, portagemi.gov/calendar.

Michigan Author Talk

Portage District Library 5528 Portage Rd., Portage, MI

Meet local author Heidi McCrary and discuss the debut of her novel Chasing North Star, 7–8 p.m. June 16.

Team Trivia on the Patio

Richland Community Library 8951 Park St., Richland, MI

Grab a team of two to five to compete, 7 p.m. June 23; registration required.

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Bright Star

Farmers Alley Theatre 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI

A bluegrass musical about love and redemption set against a backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s, 7:30 p.m. June 16–18, 23–25 & 30–July 2, 2 p.m. June 26, Farmers Alley Theater, 221 Farmers Alley, farmersalleytheatre.com.

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History of Portage Pioneer Families Exhibition

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

Discover what life was like for pioneer families during the 1800s and learn about founding families in Portage’s history, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday through June 24, Portage City Hall Atrium, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., portagemi.gov/calendar.

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The Forgotten Fights of the Kalamazoo Boxing Academy

Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

Traces the history of the academy while focusing on fighters who recount their personal experiences, Feb. 5–Sept. 18.

Broken into 12 “rounds” in tribute to the structure of a boxing match, the exhibit will trace the history of the Kalamazoo Boxing Academy while focusing on fighters who recount their personal experiences there. Details about the gym and the communal living space at the house will be uncovered, along with stories about the fighting techniques and philosophies of the trainers that made the gym in Kalamazoo unique and successful.

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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.

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Lunchtime Live!

A free weekly community event with live music, games & food, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Fridays June 10–Sept. 2, Bronson Park, kzooparks.org

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Friday at the Flats

Celery Flats Pavilion 7335 Garden Ln., Portage, MI

Friday at the Flats — Local food trucks, live music and vendors, fourth Friday of each month through September, 4:30–8:30 p.m. May 27, Celery Flats Pavilion, 7335 Garden Lane, discoverkalamazoo.com.

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Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Back Room Concerts

Bell's Eccentric Café 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

We Were Promised Jetpacks, June 9; OUT w/Casket Lottery & 84 Tigers, June 11; !!! (Chk Chk Chk), June 16; Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors w/Brother Elsey, June 18; The Wild Feathers, June 24; all shows begin at 7 p.m., 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 382–2332, bellsbeer.com.

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Bright Star

Farmers Alley Theatre 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI

A bluegrass musical about love and redemption set against a backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s, 7:30 p.m. June 16–18, 23–25 & 30–July 2, 2 p.m. June 26, Farmers Alley Theater, 221 Farmers Alley, farmersalleytheatre.com.

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The Savannah Sipping Society

The New Vic Theatre 134 E Vine St., Kalamazoo, MI

A comedy about four Southern women all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines and seek to reclaim their enthusiasm for life, 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10, 11, 24 & 25; New Vic Theatre, 134 E. Vine St., thenewvictheatre.org.

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