Feb 03 Thursday
CAAS President Kristy Taylor will give a presentation on Mindfulness in Birdwatching.
Feb 10 Thursday
Join us for the opening reception of 'Some Avail' by Andrew Rieder. This will be the inaugural exhibition in our new space at the Knapp's Building!
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rich Sneary.
Artist statement: "My current body of work explores the concept of work ethic and the various ways in which it is quantified. In my paintings, I utilize imagery from activities that can be considered 'leisurely labor' (fitness and strongman competitions as well as pick-your-own fruit). I choose these images to question whether or not an activity needs to seem undesirable to a participant in order to qualify as 'work'.
I also layer my chosen imagery in a manner that creates a certain level of chaos and confusion in the composition. This gives the viewer a sense of multiple struggles taking place in front of them, which are too numerous to discern. In summary, this series of mixed media pieces conveys to the viewer that many (if not all) of us are contending with a sense of insufficiency. I also want the audience to gain an understanding of how one's own struggles can at times be too overwhelming to empathize with the struggles of another."
Feb 12 Saturday
The Valentine's edition of the Pop Up Show is February 12th! Local artisans and makers will be sharing their incredible work upstairs in Keller's Plaza to celebrate the holiday. Join us and support local business!
This high energy evening brings together exciting vocalists from the Broadway stage performing selections from Rock and contemporary Broadway hits with the Lansing Symphony. Featured in this show are selections from such popular musicals as Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Rent, The Wiz, and Phantom of the Opera among many others.
Feb 18 Friday
When asked to name a film composer, the number one answer would be John Williams, John Williams, and John Williams. We celebrate his greatest characters, stories, and films in this dedicated concert centered around—but not limited to—his ever popular Star Wars series.
Bring the family and come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. The audience will decide the winner.
Feb 19 Saturday
Come and share a poem, story, joke, or song! Or just come and listen. The Timid Poet Open Mic night is the third Saturday of every month at 2208 Winchell Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008. Whether you’ve just written your first poem or you’re a seasoned pro, this is a great space to share your creativity. Everyone is welcome! Our next Open Mic is Saturday, November 16, 2019. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with readings beginning at 7 p.m. You may bring your books of creative writing to sell. Facilities and snacks are provided by the Phoenix Community Church. You can also keep informed by following the Timid Poet Underground blog or Facebook page at
https://timidpoetunderground.blogspot.com or https://facebook.com/timidpoetunderground
Feb 28 Monday
Auditions for the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" All actors must be prepared to read from the script and sing at the audition. Please bring your own sheet music if you need. Piano accompaniment will be present for the audition. Audition location is the Basement of Salem United Church of Christ, 113 West Pine St, Albion MI. Masks will be required although not for when you are singing.
Mar 01 Tuesday
Mar 05 Saturday
Performances of Oakland Community College Symphony Band, Dewitt Community Concert Band, Prelvailing Winds Community Band, Warren Concert Band, West Michigan Concert Winds, Lansing Concert Band, Central Michigan Area Concert Band, Saginaw Area Concert Band, Royal Oak Concert Band and Meridian Community Band with FREE ADMISSION. Full schedule on www.meridiancommunityband.org under Red Cedar Festival tab