Encore Magazine August 2021

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Events Art Market — Artists’ tents, food trucks and a beer garden in the KIA’s courtyard, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Aug. 6; artists’ tents open at 11:30 a.m., free gallery admission 5–8 p.m., food trucks and beer garden begin at 5 p.m. ARTbreak: Printmaking and Pandemic, Part II — A virtual event exploring how printmakers throughout time have reacted to and portrayed pandemics, noon Aug. 10; reserve tickets online.

The Conservation of Paintings: Historical and Technical Discoveries — Barry Bauman discusses his 46 years of experience as a conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, 6 p.m. Aug. 19; reserve tickets online. ARTbreak: Evolution of an Artist — Jewelry and fiber artist Emily Wohlscheid discusses how the her craft has evolved and how perceptions of being a working artist have changed over time, noon Aug. 24; reserve tickets online. Other Venues Art Hop — Displays of art at various locations, 6–8 p.m. Aug. 6, downtown Kalamazoo, 342–5059, kalamazooarts.org. Intern Exhibition — The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s annual display of its interns’ work, through Aug. 27, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Suite 103A, kalbookarts.org. LIBRARY & LITERARY EVENTS Comstock Township Library 6130 King Highway, 345–0136, comstocklibrary.org Hours: 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. Curbside pickup is available; call ahead to place an order. Summer Reading Program for Adults — Enter to win weekly drawings for every book you read or listen to through Aug. 31; registration required. The Animal Guy — See a variety of animals from Wildlife Safari of Canton, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 7; registration required. Kalamazoo Public Library 553–7800, kpl.gov The Central Library and all branches are open with reduced hours and limited curbside services; see website for details. Page Turners Book Club — Zoom discussion of The Lager Queen of Minnesota, by Ryan Stradal, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2; registration required. It’s Crime We Talk: A True Crime Book Club — Zoom discussion of Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and


Girls, by Jessica McDiarmid, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10; registration required. Urban Fiction Book Club — Zoom discussion of Get Even, by Danesha Little, 6 p.m. Aug. 31. Parchment Community Library 401 S. Riverview Drive, 343–7747, parchmentlibrary.org Hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday–Friday and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday. Summer Reading Bingo — All ages, through Aug. 7. The Revisionistas — Enjoy an hour with the writing group The Revisionistas and hear their work from a summer workshop led by local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

Women in Air & Space — Featuring some of the earliest women in aviation, including Amelia Earhart; Harriet Quimby; Bessie Coleman; Katherine Wright, the Wright Brothers’ younger sister; and Air Zoo co–founder Suzanne Parish, the first female licensed pilot. Restoration and Exhibits at the Flight Discovery Center — See efforts to restore two World War II aircraft recovered from Lake Michigan, talk with the team and ask questions about their work, Flight Discovery Center, 3101 E. Milham Road. Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, 671–5089, gilmorecarmuseum.org Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

Portage District Library 300 Library Lane, 329–4544, portagedistrictlibrary.info

Wednesday Night Cruise–ins — Collector cars, oldies music and food, 5–8 p.m. Wednesdays on good–weather nights, through September.

The library is temporarily offering services at 5528 Portage Road while the building at 300 Library Lane is closed for renovations. Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday.

GM/Chevy Show — Celebrating classic cars and honoring the life of passionate car enthusiast and master mechanic Bob Oginsky, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 1.

Kanola Band’s Summer Portage Party — Outdoor concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 7; registration required. Hiking in Michigan — Meet at the Kalamazoo Nature Center for a leisurely stroll, 2 p.m. Aug. 14; registration required. Documentary and Donuts — Watch the documentary Sustainable and enjoy locally made doughnuts, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18; registration required.

Red Barns Spectacular — The “granddaddy” of antique, classic and special–interest car shows, open to any vehicle 25 years old and older, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 7. Lincoln Homecoming Weekend — With the theme “Marks Through the Ages,” featuring Lincoln Continental Marks from the 1940s to the Mark VIII, with Lincolns from all eras welcome, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 14–15.

Richland Community Library 8951 Park St., 629–9085, richlandlibrary.org

Relix Riot — 12th annual show of traditional hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, with live music and pin–up contest, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 21.

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 1–7 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday.

Pierce–Arrow Gathering — Showcasing the luxury cars built in Buffalo, New York, from 1901–1938, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 29.

Summer Team Trivia — Five rounds of trivia, 7 p.m. Aug. 5; registration required.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N. Rose St., 373–7990, kalamazoomuseum.org

Classic K–9 Dog Show — Celebration of the end of the 2021 Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program with dogs that play Frisbee, dance and do tricks, 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Featured Artist Reception — Celebrate local artist Ron Holder’s work and discuss his art, 5 p.m. Aug. 26. MUSEUMS Air Zoo 6151 Portage Road, Portage, 382–6555, airzoo. org Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and noon– 5 p.m. Sunday.

Be the Astronaut — Experience the wonders of space through three training stations specializing in science, navigation and engineering, through Sept. 12.

Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures — Unique cultural objects highlight the surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world envision and depict mythical creatures, through Sept. 12. The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality — A selection of 89 hats and headdresses from a collection of over 1,300 that speak to cultural ties and identity, through Oct. 14. Science on a Sphere — An exhibit developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows images of atmospheric storms, climate change and ocean temperatures on an animated globe, kalamazoomuseum.org/exhibits/science– on–sphere.htm.