Edible Book Festival

06 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 06 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
KBAC Gallery, Friday, April 6, 2018 Drop of entries: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Winners announced at 7:00 p.m. Eat books at 7:05 p.m. KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around...   More info

Friday Night Magic: Standard or Draft

06 Apr 17:30 - 21:30 06 Apr 17:30 - 21:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Join us every Friday for Friday Night Magic! Friday Night Magic is your chance to meet up and play with other local Magic:The Gathering players and compete in fun tournaments...   More info

2018 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

06 Apr 19:00 - 07 Apr 21:00 06 Apr 19:00 - 07 Apr 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Poetry Festival Kalamazoo Poetry Festival
It's the 5th anniversary of the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival and this year is not like every other year. This year we discover the intersection of word and music with special guest...   More info

Rivals of Ixalan Store Championship [Draft]

07 Apr 12:00 - 20:00 07 Apr 12:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Saturday, April 7 Time: 12:00 pm Format: Booster Draft Entry: $15.00 Join us for our Rivals of Ixalan Store Championship for a chance to win the incredibly cool playmat...   More info

Nasty Women Poets Present: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse

07 Apr 14:00 - 15:30 07 Apr 14:00 - 15:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Thrilled to welcome Nasty Poets:Lynn Pattison, Patricia Clark, Monica Rico, Denise Sedman, Sue William Silverman, Diane Wakoski, and Christine Rhein for a Kalamazoo Poetry...   More info

Munchkin CCG: Day Of Wreckoning

08 Apr 12:00 - 17:00 08 Apr 12:00 - 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Munchkin CCG: Day of Wreckoning Event! Date: Sunday, April 8th Entry: Free! Tournament Format: Constructed Format with Swiss Rounds (number of rounds determined by the number of...   More info

HeroClix Monday!

09 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 09 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Time: 5:00 pm Entry: Free! Tonight’s Scenario: Pick Your Poison Scenario Rule: Bring 2 Teams. Your opponent picks what team you play. Build Parameters: 300 Points 3 Actions...   More info

April Square Dance 4/9/18

09 Apr 19:00 - 22:30 09 Apr 19:00 - 22:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Hey friends, This is a bookstore & Bookbug made a great event for us for our next three dances: Square Dance at the Bookstore! We're going to take this event page down soon just...   More info

8-week Mindful Emotional Balance Course April 9th, 7-9pm

09 Apr 19:00 09 Apr 19:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kazoo Books Kazoo Books
8-Week Mindful Emotional Balance Course Starts Monday April 9th, 7-9pm @ Kazoo Books Cultivating Emotional Balance and Resilience is an essential survival skill today and helps...   More info

The Funerary Feast of King Midas

12 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 12 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
The Beer Exchange The Beer Exchange
Join us for a 4 course tasting menu paired with Dogfish Head ales. This dinner will be hosted by Dr. Pat McGovern who worked with Dogfish Head for years to bring many of their...   More info

Book Group: Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark

12 Apr 19:00 - 20:45 12 Apr 19:00 - 20:45 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Public Library Kalamazoo Public Library
Please join us for a discussion of the influential book, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit. Solnit's book was written to counter the despair...   More info

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance + The Hip Replacements

12 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 12 Apr 20:00 - 23:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
OLD DOG TAVERN OLD DOG TAVERN
Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop Series with host, Kaitlin Rose This Thursday we are happy to host our Spotlight Feature wsg Hip Replacements! Play an extended set...   More info

Friday Night Magic: Standard or Pauper

13 Apr 17:30 - 21:00 13 Apr 17:30 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Join us every Friday for Friday Night Magic! Friday Night Magic is your chance to meet up and play with other local Magic:The Gathering players and compete in fun tournaments...   More info

Joseph Heywood: Bad Optics

13 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 13 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kazoo Books Kazoo Books
Joe Heywood returns to Kazoo Books to launch his new Woods cop mystery, Bad Optics...   More info

Coffee Social

14 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 14 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Table of Contents Cafe Table of Contents Cafe
Join us for a fun, informal coffee social. Need a recipe? A vegan fashion tip? Tips for dealing with non-vegan family/friends? You’ll get it all at our event! We also have plenty...   More info

Magic Open House: Learn to Play!

14 Apr 11:00 - 14:00 14 Apr 11:00 - 14:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date and Time: Saturday, April 14th Time: 11:00 am 2:00 pm Entry: Free! Interested in learning how to play Magic: The Gathering? Or maybe you already play and want to introduce a...   More info

The Celery City Reading

14 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 14 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kazoo Books Kazoo Books
Friends of Poetry invites you to hear the winners of this year's Celery City chapbook competition...   More info

Pandemic Survival 2018 Tournament

14 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 14 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Saturday, April 14th Time: 6:00 PM Entry: $10.00 per 2 person team Note: Participants must be 18 or older Pandemic Survival is an extreme version of Pandemic where teams...   More info

Poets in Print Reading: Chelsea and Mark Wagenaar

14 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 14 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Chelsea Wagenaar is the author of Mercy Spurs the Bone (Anhinga 2015), selected by Philip Levine for the 2013 Philip Levine Prize. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia...   More info

HeroClix Monday!

16 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 16 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Time: 5:00 pm Entry: Free! Tonight’s Scenario: Go Big! Build Parameters: 600 Points 3 Actions Golden Age House Rule: Highlander rule is enforced Play a new scenario each week...   More info

Book Launch: Theodore Roosevelt, A Literary Life

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join us as we celebrate the launch of THEODORE ROOSEVELT, A LITERARY LIFE with authors Dr. Katherine Joslin and Dr. Thomas Bailey. Of all the many biographies of Theodore...   More info

Friday Night Magic - Standard or Modern

20 Apr 17:30 - 21:00 20 Apr 17:30 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Join us every Friday for Friday Night Magic! Friday Night Magic is your chance to meet up and play with other local Magic:The Gathering players and compete in fun tournaments...   More info

Harry Potter Painting Party (SOLD OUT)

20 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 20 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Art Bayou Art Bayou
UPDATE This event sold out in less than 24 hours. If you want to be on our waiting list, let us know. We will contact you if we get a cancellation and/or when we host our next one...   More info

Magic: Dominaria Prerelease Weekend

21 Apr 00:01 - 22 Apr 17:00 21 Apr 00:01 - 22 Apr 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
We are hosting 4 Dominaria prerelease events! Prerelease events are your chance to get Dominaria packs one week before the set's official release. Entry per event is $30.00...   More info

Northglade Montessori Book Fair

21 Apr 09:00 - 21:00 21 Apr 09:00 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Northglade Montessori is partnering with our local, independent bookstore, Bookbug/this is a bookstore, to host a shopping day on Saturday, April 21st in support our effort to...   More info

HeroClix Monday!

23 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 23 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Time: 5:00 pm Entry: Free! Tonight’s Scenario: Ummm... Build Parameters: 500 Points 5 Actions Modern Age House Rule: Highlander rule is enforced Play a new scenario each week...   More info

Samantha Irby Presents: MEATY

25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Celebrate the remarkable reissue of MEATY, Sam Irby's groundbreaking essay collection with new content, great cover, and killer author...   More info

Friday Night Magic: Standard or Draft

27 Apr 17:30 - 21:30 27 Apr 17:30 - 21:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Join us every Friday for Friday Night Magic! Friday Night Magic is your chance to meet up and play with other local Magic:The Gathering players and compete in fun tournaments...   More info

Independent Bookstore Day!

28 Apr 09:00 - 21:00 28 Apr 09:00 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
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SOLD OUT! Ultra Violet Natural Dye Workshop

28 Apr 10:00 - 14:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 14:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Fiber and Dye Studio LLC Kalamazoo Fiber and Dye Studio LLC
SECOND SESSION ADDED! 4-8PM Same day! Ultra Violet: Achieve Natural Reds, Pinks and Purples. Spend the morning learning about natural dyes and how to obtain reds pinks and...   More info

International Tabletop Day 2018

28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Saturday, April 28th Time: 10:00 am 8:00 pm Entry: Free! What is International Tabletop Day? Well, it is a day when we celebrate Tabletop gaming by opening up our gaming...   More info

Pet Adoption and Health Fair

28 Apr 11:00 - 15:00 28 Apr 11:00 - 15:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kazoo Books Kazoo Books
Kazoo Books is partnering with Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo, Pet Vet Family Pet Care and Kalamazoo Animal Rescue for this big adoption event. We invite current and potential pet...   More info

Dominaria Draft Weekend Events!

28 Apr 12:00 - 29 Apr 17:00 28 Apr 12:00 - 29 Apr 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Dominaria Draft Weekend Tournament Dates: -Saturday, April 28th at 12:00 pm -Sunday, April 29th at 12:00 pm Entry: $15.00 (per event) All players will receive 3 packs of...   More info

Ultra Violet Workshop Session 2

28 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 28 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Fiber and Dye Studio LLC Kalamazoo Fiber and Dye Studio LLC
Spend the afternoon learning about natural dyes and how to obtain reds pinks and purples using plants, barks, and bugs! We'll go over dye procedures to dye with madder root...   More info

Rebekah Frumkin Presents: The Comedown

28 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 28 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join author Rebekah Frumkin for an Indie Bookstore Day celebration of her new book THE COMEDOWN. A blistering dark comedy, The Comedown is a romp across America, from the Kent...   More info

Yu-Gi-Oh Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek #1

28 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 28 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Saturday, April 28th Time: 6:00 pm Entry: $20.00 at the door Guarantees 5 packs of Flames of Destruction Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Pre-Release Event! Your $20.00 entry gets you...   More info

Yu-Gi-Oh Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek #1

29 Apr 13:00 - 17:00 29 Apr 13:00 - 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Sunday, April 29th Time: 1:00 pm Entry: $20.00 at the door Guarantees 5 packs of Flames of Destruction Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Pre-Release Event! Your $20.00 entry gets you 5...   More info

Bookbug Brings Erin Entrada Kelly to Area Schools

30 Apr 09:00 - 15:00 30 Apr 09:00 - 15:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Newbery Award Winning Author Erin Entrada Kelly will visit three local middle schools on Monday, April 30th. Book order forms will be distributed at schools for interested parents...   More info

HeroClix Monday!

30 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 30 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Time: 5:00 pm Entry: Free! Tonight’s Scenario: Fifth Monday Fightin' Build Parameters: 400 Points 4 Actions Modern Age House Rule: Highlander rule is enforced Play a new...   More info

Diane Seuss Presents: Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks & a Girl

02 May 18:00 - 19:30 02 May 18:00 - 19:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join poet Diane Seuss for the release of her new poetry collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL. The collection takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark...   More info

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas Presents: Diversifying Diplomacy

03 May 18:30 - 20:00 03 May 18:30 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
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The Illustrated Accordion

04 May 18:00 - 21:00 04 May 18:00 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses...   More info

Free Comic Book Day!

05 May 10:00 - 20:00 05 May 10:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
All day long we are celebrating comic books and giving away books made especially for this year’s FCBD! Come in and join the fun! You can view the list of this year's books here...   More info

Angie Jackson - How to be a Bourbon Badass

05 May 14:00 - 15:30 05 May 14:00 - 15:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kazoo Books Kazoo Books
Angie Jackson, the Traveling Elixir Fixer and Brand Ambassador for Grand Traverse Distillery offers up mixers, inspiration & lore for an all-things-bourbon afternoon marking the...   More info

Bookbug Brings Katherine Applegate to Area Schools

10 May 09:00 - 14:00 10 May 09:00 - 14:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Newbery Award Winning Author Katherine Applegate will visit two local elementary schools on Thursday, May 10th. Book order forms will be distributed via schools for interested...   More info

Pandemic Survival 2018 Tournament

12 May 18:00 - 20:00 12 May 18:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI Fanfare - Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Saturday, May 12th Time: 6:00 PM Entry: $10.00 per 2 person team Note: Participants must be 18 or older Pandemic Survival is an extreme version of Pandemic where teams of...   More info

Art Hop with Eye to Eye

01 Jun 17:00 - 20:00 01 Jun 17:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join us at the bookstore for an evening of portrait-making that is fun for all ages! See the Kalamazoo portraits, make one of your own, and take one home with you. Eye to Eye is...   More info

Radical Spirit with Joan Chittister

01 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 01 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Central High School Kalamazoo Central High School
Friday, June 1; 7 9pm with Book Signing Special Location: Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium We live in anxious times. Today’s American culture is experiencing an epidemic...   More info

Meet The Lake Michigan Mermaid

03 Jun 14:00 - 15:00 03 Jun 14:00 - 15:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
What better way to begin Michigan summer than by celebrating a beautiful tale of the friendship between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan. Join us as we welcome Linda...   More info

Harry Potter Kids Summer Camp

18 Jun 09:00 - 22 Jun 12:00 18 Jun 09:00 - 22 Jun 12:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Art Bayou Art Bayou
Welcome Harry Potter fans! We will be make projects using hand built clay, glass fusing, mosaics and learning pottery techniques on bisque with additional goodies sprinkled...   More info

Kids Comic Camp Workshop with Anne & Jerzy Drozd

20 Jun 13:00 - 15:00 20 Jun 13:00 - 15:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Register for this hands-on comic making workshop with talented author/illustrators Anne and Jerzy Drozd. Registration includes a signed copy of Science Comics: Rockets. Explore...   More info

Nick Dybek Presents: The Verdun Affair

21 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 21 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join us in welcoming author Nick Dybek back to Kalamazoo for the release of his new novel, The Verdun Affair THE VERDUN AFFAIR (Scribner, June 26, 2018), is Nick Dybek’s deeply...   More info

RAWK Summer Writing Camp! 4th-5th Grade, June 25–29 1-5pm

25 Jun 13:00 - 29 Jun 17:00 25 Jun 13:00 - 29 Jun 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Read and Write Kalamazoo Read and Write Kalamazoo
Join us for a week of writing and storytelling. We’ll explore genre, voice, and style in our writing, visit the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, and cap it off with the publication and...   More info

RAWK Summer Writing Camp! 4th-5th Grade, July 9–13 1-5pm

09 Jul 13:00 - 13 Jul 17:00 09 Jul 13:00 - 13 Jul 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Read and Write Kalamazoo Read and Write Kalamazoo
Join us for a week of writing and storytelling. We’ll explore genre, voice, and style in our writing, visit the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, and cap it off with the publication and...   More info

Lisa Jenn Bigelow Presents: Drum Roll, Please

12 Jul 17:00 - 18:00 12 Jul 17:00 - 18:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join us in welcoming Lisa Jenn Bigelow back to Kalamazoo for release of her amazing new book, DRUM ROLL, PLEASE. Meet Lisa, hear from her new book, and enjoy a performance by...   More info

RAWK Summer Writing Camp! 6th-8th Grade, July 16–20 1-5pm

16 Jul 13:00 - 20 Jul 17:00 16 Jul 13:00 - 20 Jul 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Read and Write Kalamazoo Read and Write Kalamazoo
Join us for a week of writing and storytelling. We’ll explore genre, voice, and style in our writing, visit the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, and cap it off with the publication and...   More info

Meghan Florian Presents: The Middle of Things

19 Jul 19:00 - 20:00 19 Jul 19:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Join us as author Meghan Florian returns to her hometown to share her new essay collection, THE MIDDLE OF THINGS. Meghan Florian combines personal narrative with careful...   More info

Hawaiian Hullabaloo Summer Camp

23 Jul 09:00 - 27 Jul 12:00 23 Jul 09:00 - 27 Jul 12:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Art Bayou Art Bayou
Let's get our grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts on! We will be make projects using hand built clay, glass fusing, mosaics and learning pottery techniques on bisque with...   More info

RAWK Summer Writing Camp! 6th-8th Grade, July 23–27 1-5pm

23 Jul 13:00 - 27 Jul 17:00 23 Jul 13:00 - 27 Jul 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Read and Write Kalamazoo Read and Write Kalamazoo
Join us for a week of writing and storytelling. We’ll explore genre, voice, and style in our writing, visit the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, and cap it off with the publication and...   More info

Waldo FOUND Kalamazoo

27 Jul 16:00 - 17:00 27 Jul 16:00 - 17:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Come Celebrate having FOUND WALDO all month long at many of your favorite locally owned businesses with a special in-store search party, prizes and snacks...   More info

RAWK Reads

23 Aug 18:00 - 20:00 23 Aug 18:00 - 20:00 - Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
This is a bookstore & Bookbug This is a bookstore & Bookbug
Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) Summer Workshop students will share selected works at one of our most-loved readings of the year. Come listen and celebrate the amazing work these...   More info


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