December 9, 2013
Event Calendar
The Civic
December 12-15
Cakes Boutique
Saturday, 11am-2:00pm

December 13,14,15


Sip and Shop

Cakes Boutique

Wednesday, 6-8:00pm


Rumpelstiltskin: The True Hero

Fancy Pants Theatre

December 12-15


I love a Piano

Farmers Alley Theatre

December 12-15


Student Recital

Crescendo Academy of Music

Saturday, 2:00pm

State Theatre
Saturday, 8:00pm
City Hall
Monday, 3 PM
Upcoming Events
The Alamo Drafthouse
December 22
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
December 28
Food Dance
December 31
Look Closer

Downtown for the Holidays
For a memorable holiday experience head downtown because the city is full of holiday spirit and fun. Santa’s Workshop is a free program where children can visit with Santa, make crafts, and write letters to Santa. The Holly Jolly Trolley is a free way to get around downtown. Our holiday programming is generously supported by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.

New Businesses Open Downtown
We’ve had a slate of new businesses open just in time for the holidays. We’ll be featuring each on Facebook and our newsletter, but with limited space, we’ll link to them here so you’re in the know: Tibbs Brewing CompanyHite House CoutureThe Station Shop,Styles for all SeasonsKalamazoo Pilates & Barre Studios.

About Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc.  Luminary Lone
Ever wonder what we do here at DKI? It’s never the same day twice. Newsletters, social media, maintenance programs, management of the Festival Site, events, the parking system…just for a start. Here’s a quick reference page on our website so you have an idea of our responsibilities.

Peter Pan Continues 
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre presents Peter Pan as an annual holiday tradition. MLive calls director Nicki Poer’s production “a magical dose of fairy dust for families,” saying that you will adore the lively and passionate cast. Peter Pan will runs until December 15.Click here to read the wonderful review from Mlive.

Food Dance Opens New Market

Last week, Food Dance opened their new and updated market. The market is full of house-butchered meats, cheeses, breads and pastries made at the restaurant, and many other delicious items that can be found when dining-in at Food Dance. Click here to read more about what the market has to offer.

Holiday Video

Our very talented friends at Rhino Media Productions produced this video for us which features our friend Shelagh Brown. This will put you in the mood for a Trolley ride and a visit to Santa, both of which continue every weekend until Christmas. Check out the video here.

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007


November 4, 2013
Event Calendar
Farmers Alley Theatre
November 1-17
Saturday, 11am
Civic Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 7
Various Downtown Locations
Begins Nov. 7th
State Theater
Saturday, Nov.9

Whisky Before Breakfast

London Grill

Friday, Nov. 8



Parish Theater
Begins Nov. 8
Radison Plaza
Friday, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Saturday, Nov. 9
Noon- 4:00pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum


Upcoming Events
The Union Cabaret and Grill
November 14
The Civic
Begins  November 29
Bells Eccentric Cafe
November 30

Look Closer

Holiday Parade, Saturday
The Holiday Parade will be kicking off at 11:00 am this Saturday, November 9th. The streets will be filled with festive holiday music, floats, balloons & cheer, presented by Maple Hill Auto Group. Rumor has it that Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be on the Mall from 1-2pm! Visit here for more information.

Loaves and Fishes Food Drive
Looking to make this the biggest one-day food drive yet! On November 9th, we will be collecting non-perishable items during the Holiday Parade. Meijer has provided shopping carts that will be pushed by volunteers to collect donated items during the parade. Click here for more information.

Collected Stories 

The thought-provoking drama, “Collected Stories” written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Donald Margulies, will continue running at Farmers Alley Theatre, with the last show scheduled for November 17. has reviewed the play as, “Two women who take a funny, bitter-sweet stroll towards a harrowing unresolvable and emotional/intellectual conflict.” Click here to read the review by MLIVE.COM

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music
This bi-annual festival takes place in and around downtown Kalamazoo, including the Library and our beautiful, historic churches surrounding Bronson Park. The diversity of offerings is what makes this a wonderful festival, with a selection from almost every tradition. Check their website for more details.

 Blogs to Read

Be sure to check out our blog to read an article from Kathy Jennings on this week’s Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Our blog also includes a post on Why Alamo Drafthouse is worthy of Kalamazoo. After reading about the Alamo, be sure to view our LOOK INSIDE: Alamo Sneak Peek.

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007