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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.

Recurring

Paddlesport Sampler

Ramona Park & Beach 8600 S. Sprinkle Road, Portage, MI

Learn about a variety of watercraft and basic skills through activities with certified instructors, with all equipment provided, 6–8 p.m. Tuesdays, through June, Ramona Park & Beach, 8600 S. Sprinkle Road; registration required, 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.

Recurring

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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ARTbreak

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

Program about art, artists and exhibitions: The “Fertile Soil” Project, talk by Dutch visual artist Doet Boersma, noon June 7; Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché, talk by visual artist Gayle Swank Reyes, noon June 28, KIA Auditorium or via livestream; reserve free tickets on KIA website.

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Wednesday Night Cruise–Ins

Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

Wednesday Night Cruise-Ins at the Gilmore Car Museum have become an annual summer tradition from May through September! It is FREE to bring your collector car on the grounds during Cruise-In and the event is open to the public. On good weather nights, the fun starts at 5 pm and runs until 8 pm, with both George & Sally’s authentic 1941 Blue Moon Diner and The Grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and creamy old-fashioned custard throughout the evening.With live music providing the soundtrack, these are evenings you and your family won’t forget!

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Workout Wednesdays

Bronson Park 200 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI

Free socially distanced workouts offered by local fitness organizations, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June through August, Bronson Park, downtownkalamazoo.org.

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Beats on Bates

Downtown Kalamazoo Kalamazoo, MI

Weekly live outdoor music under the lights of Bates Alley, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Capt. Cat, June 1; BlueBack, June 8; The Incantations, June 15; J.Cam.G & Flizz-E, June 22; Zion Lion, June 29, downtownkalamazoo.org.

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Gun Lake Live Summer Series Kickoff

Gull Lake Lakefront Pavilion, Bay Pointe Inn 11456 Marsh Rd., Shelbyville, MI

Every summer, Bay Pointe hosts Gun Lake Live — West Michigan's premiere concert series and beach style party. The lakefront concerts happen every Wednesday rain or shine from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Bay Pointe's Lakefront Pavilion.

$5
Recurring

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.

Recurring

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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