Saturday Sound Immersion

Portage District Library 5528 Portage Rd., Portage, MI

Wind Willow Consortium members play instruments for relaxation and a well-being experience, 10 a.m. Oct. 8; registration required.

KPL 150th Anniversary Coloring and Donuts

Kalamazoo Public Library: Central 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

Stop by any KPL location for doughnuts and receive a commemorative coloring book of local artists’ designs, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 8.

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.

Vintage in the Zoo

Anna Whitten Hall (KVCC) 202 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

An outdoor vintage market and handmade goods, with music, noon–7 p.m. July 9, Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Anna Whitten Hall, 202 N. Rose St.

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 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,

Portage Farmers Market

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

Portage Farmers Market — With farmers, vendors and music, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sundays, May through October, Portage City Hall, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., 329-4522. The Portage Farmers Market supports and strengthens opportunities for farmers, local specialty food producers and artisan entrepreneurs, that contribute to the overall health of the community. 

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