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Seven Arts, Theater And Live Music Events To See This Week- Sept. 19-25

Posted on September 20th, 2016

Whether you’re an artist or a fan of the arts, you’ll find plenty of action here in Kalamazoo this week. We’ve rounded up seven awesome events that include live music, theatre and a few art exhibits as well!



Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence. Fred Wessel is among the artists today working in egg tempera and he has emerged as a true master of the medium. Wessel will serve as a visiting artist and offer an egg tempera workshop in the Kirk Newman Art School from July 17-21, 2016.

June 25- Oct. 2, 11:00 am

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 Park St.

Cost: $5 Adult; $2 Students; Youth 12 and under and military are free



Reaching Into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

July 2-Nov. 6, 11:00 am

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 Park St.

Cost: $5 Adult; $2 Students; Youth 12 and under and military are free



Baby With The Bathwater

This satirical comedy explores the impossible journey of parenting, the delicacy of children, and the unpredictability of the world we live in.

Sept. 23-Oct. 8

Gilmore Theatre Complex

2200 Auditorium Drive

Cost: Standard Admission: $20 Seniors (62 and up): $18 WMU Faculty/Staff: $18 Students: $10 Sold in person only. WMU Students: $6 – One ticket per valid WMU Bronco ID. Sold in person only.



Crawlspace Eviction Improv Show

It’s time for ‘readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic, but it’s also time for chuckles, chortles and crack ups! Celebrate the start of Crawlspace Eviction’s 14th season September 23 & 24 with the troupe’s upcoming shows, CHEM. In addition to overflowing test tubes of improv and sketch comedy, CHEM will also offer plenty of extra credit. On hand to offer beer and wine will be the Black Arts and Cultural Center, in addition to Pop City Popcorn, offering their gourmet treats.

Sept. 23-24, 8:00 pm

Epic Theatre

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Cost: $10, $8 for students



Live at Old Dog Tavern: Elroy Meltzer WSP Watching For Foxes & Cousin Avery

Elroy Meltzer specializes in quirky folk-rock songs featuring a variety of nefarious characters in space & time spanning the globe many times over

Sept. 23-25, 9:00 pm-1:00 am

Old Dog Tavern

402 E. Kalamazoo Avenue

Cost: $5



Kit LeBlanc & Paul Freeburn: Potters Lounge

Singer Kit LeBlanc & guitarist Paul Freeburn are back by popular demand to Potter’s Lounge!  Kit & Paul are a ‘high energy’ duo – performing a broad range of music….everything from R&B, blues, soul, classic rock, pop, country, and much more.  With her bluesy, soulful vocals, Kit draws you in as a listener….not just because of her vocals skills – but, her warmth and humor shine through as well.  Paul is a skilled guitarist, with a smooth, soulful voice as well – making for some beautiful harmonies on tune after tune.  If you love to dance – Kit & Paul will get you up, and on your feet!

Sept. 23, 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Four Points by Sheraton

3600 E. Cork Street Ct.

Cost: FREE



Tony Fields & Doug Decker: Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series

Singer Tony Fields & keyboardist/vocalist Doug Decker kick off our new 2016-2017 season of Jazz & Blues Concerts at Mangia!  Performing R&B, blues, soul, motown, funk, jazz, and much more – they two pro’s keep you up and dancing all night long.  In huge demand all across Michigan – Tony & Doug have had a busy summer performing at concert series, festivals, and venues too numerous to list.  Help us get the fall off to a great start by joining us for a fabulous night of food, drinks, and music!

Sept. 24, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Mangia Pizza & Pasta Co.

3664 South 9th Street

Cost: $27