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Scottish Festival, Aug. 22; Megan Dooley & Band, Aug. 29; all shows begin at 6:30 p.m. (may be canceled due to inclement weather), The Stage at Kindleberger Park, 122 N. Riverview Drive, kalamazooarts.org/concerts–in–the–park. Paw Paw Maple Lake Free Summer Concerts — Bronk Bros., Aug. 1; Typo, Aug. 8; Kari Lynch, Aug. 15; Zion Lion, Aug. 22; The Unknowns, Aug. 29; all Please Note: Due to the Covid–19 virus, of these outdoor shows begin at 6:30 p.m., Maple some of these events may have been Lake Amphitheatre Park, W. Michigan Ave., Paw cancelled or changed after press time. Please check with venues and organizations Paw, pawpawdda.com. for up–to–date information. Beats on Bates — Weekly outdoor music under the lights of Bates Alley, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays: PERFORMING ARTS Coffee with Friends, Aug. 4; Lana and the Tonics, Aug. 11; Tony Fields & Doug Decker, Aug. 18; Big THEATER Trouble, Aug. 25; Jazz Creative Institute/Kalamazoo Plays Music School Student Ensemble Concert, Sept. 1; The Belle of Amherst — Sarah Lynn Reddis stars downtownkalamazoo.org. as Emily Dickinson in this play based on the poet's Gun Lake Live Summer Series — Brena, Aug. 4; life from 1830 to 1886, 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 13 & 14, New Kari Lynch Band, Aug. 11; Rusty & The Razor Blades, Vic Theatre, 134 East Vine St., thenewvictheatre.org. Aug. 18; Sonicmanic, Aug. 25; Brena, Sept. 1; shows Smoldering Fires — The story of two 12–year–old begin at 6 p.m. rain or shine, Lakefront Pavilion, boys who seem unlikely friends but share a special Bay Point Inn, 11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, bond and dream of cleaning up their drug–infested, 888–486–5253. sometimes violent urban neighborhood, presented State on the Street — Live concerts Fridays virtually by Face Off Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. outside the State Theatre: Kanola Band, Aug. 6; St. Aug. 20 & 21, faceofftheater.com. Joe Jack, Aug. 13; DJ Mel V, Aug. 20; seating starting Double “O” 69 — A comedy about a double at 5 p.m., music at 5:30 p.m., kazoostate.com. agent who drinks and has the fate of the world Shout! A Tribute to the Fab Four — Free outdoor in his hands, 8 p.m. Aug. 30–Sept. 4 & Sept. 7–11; concert featuring Beatles tribute band, 8 p.m. Aug. 5 p.m. Sept. 5 & 12, Barn Theatre, 731–4121, 6, Richland Area Community Center, 9400 East CD barntheatreschool.org. Ave.; rain location: Living Hope Community Church, 9292 East CD Ave.; kalamazooarts.org/concerts–in– Musicals the–park. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical — SpongeBob, Patrick and the denizens Music on the Mall — Live performances on the of Bikini Bottom work to save their undersea South Kalamazoo Mall, 3–6 p.m. Saturdays: James world from annihilation in this musical based on Reeser & The Backseat Drivers, Aug. 7; Hurricane, the popular TV cartoon series,, 8 p.m. Aug. 3–7 & Aug. 14; Rozlyn Heart, Aug. 21; Mainstays, Aug. 28; Aug. 10–14 and 5 p.m. Aug. 8 & 15, Barn Theatre, Airtight, Sept. 4. 731–4121, barntheatreschool.org. Rockin' for Rec — Outdoor concert featuring The Wedding Singer — Featuring pop music of country singer Kyle Jennings, following a Kalamazoo the 1980s, this musical follows rock–star wannabe Growlers game to support the Kalamazoo Friends Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer of Recreation, a nonprofit that supports youth until his fiancee leaves him at the altar, 8 p.m. Aug. recreational programs, 5 p.m. Aug. 8, Homer Stryker 17–21 & Aug. 24–28; 5 p.m. Aug. 22 & 29, Barn Field, 251 Mills St.; ticket options include a third– base seat during the 1:35 p.m. Kalamazoo Growlers Theatre, 731–4121, barntheatreschool.org. game and a VIP meet–and–greet with all–you– Backyard Broadway — Farmers Alley Theatre can–eat ballpark food and drinks, friendsofrec.org. will bring a 45–minute musical revue starring some favorite area performers (Jeremy Koch, The Lone Bellow — The alt–country and indie folk Whitney Weiner, Este’Fan Kizer and more) to your trio plays selections from its new album, Half Moon backyard, through September; visit the website Light, 8 p.m. Aug. 9, Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 355 E. to pick a date and time that fits your schedule, Kalamazoo Ave, 382–2332, bellsbeer.com. farmersalleytheater.com. The Moody Coyotes — Bluegrass, folk and Americana band, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14, The Dome MUSIC Sports Center, 12733 US–131, Schoolcraft, Bands & Solo Artists kalamazooarts.org/concerts–in–the–park. Summertime Live in Parchment — Free outdoor Summertime Live in Bronson Park — Free outdoor concerts: Kyle Jennings, Aug. 1; Gull Lake Jazz concerts at Bronson Park: Farmers Alley Theatre, Orchestra, Aug. 8; FeelGood, Aug. 15; Kalamazoo

Aug. 15; Shayna Steele, Aug. 22; Change Gonna Come, a musical theater production portraying the life and songs of soul singer Sam Cooke, with an opportunity to support the local housing nonprofit Open Doors, Aug. 29; all shows begin at 4 p.m., Bronson Park; rain location: First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Ave.; kalamazooarts.org/concerts– in–the–park. Al Hight & M6–West — Rhythm–and–blues band in a drive–in–style concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Ramona Park, 8600 Sprinkle Road, Portage, portagemi.gov. Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute — Tribute band plays Fleetwood Mac tunes, with special guest Jake Kershaw, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick, kazoostate.com. Out of Favor Boys — Blues band, 6 p.m. Aug. 29, Flesher Field, 3664 S. Ninth St., kalamazooarts.org/ concerts–in–the–park. Orchestra

Ode to Joy — The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with guest soloists and local singers, 8 p.m. Aug. 14, Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, boxoffice.kalamazoosymphony.com. VISUAL ARTS Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., 349–7775, kiarts.org Hours: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, noon–4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitions

West Michigan Area Show — Selected works from hundreds of entries across a 14–county region, showcasing work in many different mediums, through Sept. 12. Yun–Fei Ji Exhibition — Yun–Fei, raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, uses historical folk tales to speak of environmental issues and mass migration through his art, through September. S saku–hanga: Creative Printmaking in Japan — Modern–era Japanese printmaking in which artists control the entire process of design, carving, printing and promotion of their work, through Oct. 10. It’s a David Small World — Through illustrations by Kalamazoo–area artist and Caldecott Medal winner David Small, this exhibition explores the process of creating a children’s book, Aug. 27–Nov. 29. Unveiling American Genius — Abstract and contemporary works from the KIA’s permanent collection, emphasizing stories that African American, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art and history, through December 2022.

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