Jul 16 Saturday
"A three day, outdoor, family-friendly traditional acoustic music festival. Workshops for all types of instruments and all levels. Evening concerts. Open jamming. Camping. For more info go to http://evartdulcimerfest.org/funfest.html. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Original-Dulcimer-Players-Club-ODPC-Funfest-182709961774495"
Join us for The Poetry Room Open Mic, a monthly event hosted by regional Lansing Poet Laureate and MSU alum, Masaki Takahashi. Poetry begins at 4pm, but we recommend arriving at 3:30pm to save your seat. Registration for this free event is required. Register here.
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
Jul 17 Sunday
Michigan Arts Access is hosting the first annual Midtown Art Fair in Detroit. The event will be held on the corner of Kirby St. and John R in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center and will host 40 visual artist booths, representing a wide variety of media. The Midtown Art Fair will also feature music provided by Detroit legend, DJ Bruce Bailey, an Art Action Experience with Detroit visual artist, Daniel Cascardo, food trucks and creative activities for kids.
This is an inclusive event. Artists with disabilities will be feature in the show, and people of all ages with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Michigan Arts Access is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all proceeds from the Midtown Art Fair will go to support their arts programs for children, youth and adults with disabilities.
Jul 20 Wednesday
Note: This event is virtual
Join us for “A Conversation with a Family of Contemporary Anishinabe Beadwork Artists: Stella Kay, Sidney Kay, Regina Brubaker-Carver, Vicki Lynn, and Becca Lynn” an artist talk and audience Q&A, moderated by Dr. Marsha MacDowell, Curator of Folk Arts, MSU Museum and Director, Michigan Traditional Arts Program.
Jul 21 Thursday
Hosted by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), the annual Farmers Markets at the Capitol provide a thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products in an effort to educate consumers and our state decision-makers on the importance of supporting farmers, ag-based businesses, and farmers markets.
Vendors travel from all over the state of Michigan to attend the Farmers Market at the Capitol. Their products vary from fruits and vegetables to artisan cheeses, eggs, meat, sauces, baked goods, apples, cider, donuts, pies, mixes, spice rubs, jams, chocolates and caramels, soap, honey, beeswax products, popcorn and kettle corn, maple syrup, dog treats and cut flowers.
The markets accept SNAP Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH.
MSU Museum, MSU Science Gallery, and the City of East Lansing presents Field of View: An Art x Science Films Series made up of a collection of eight thought-provoking documentaries exploring humankind’s understanding of the world.
In Silico film synopsis:
The story of a synthetic human mind as polarizing as its creator. A young filmmaker sets out to document a brilliant neuroscientist who has become frustrated with his field’s status quo. With time elapsing and millions of dollars on the line, In Silico explores an audacious 10-year quest to simulate the entire human brain on supercomputers. Along the way, it reveals the profound beauty of tiny mistakes and bold predictions — a controversial space where scientific process meets ego, and where the lines between objectivity and ambition blur.
Guests may bring chairs, blankets, and refreshments, and take a seat on the Valley Court Park lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art outdoor screen.
Jul 23 Saturday
Join us for our Wellness Weekends, monthly experiences meant to stimulate the senses and soothe the soul. This month, use meditation and mindfulness techniques to heighten your awareness and deepen your experience of art in this tour led by community member Kurt Scholler. Registration for this free event is required. Register here.
Jul 26 Tuesday
Join us for “A Conversation with Two Extraordinary Traditional Artists: Yvonne Walker Keshick and Renee “Wasson” Dillard” an artist talk and audience Q&A moderated by Dr. C. Kurt Dewhurst, Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage, MSU Museum and Senior Folklife Specialist, Michigan Traditional Arts Program.
Jul 30 Saturday
Explore your science center with select exhibits altered to reduce sounds, scents, and lighting stimuli. Guests can expect a limited building capacity, pop-up activity, and map designating the sensory experiences in each exhibit.
Dates: June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24 (Last Saturday of the month)
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and adults of all ages welcome with their families
Capacity: Up to 250 people in building
Admission: Regular admission prices apply. Free for members. Click for details.