Global Events and Newsletter

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APRIL 2018

Thursday, April 19

  • Freshwater Science and Sustainability Information Session—5 to 6:30 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus Room 111, 715 E. Front St., Traverse City. You can talk with program faculty and advisor about this unique, interdisciplinary bachelor's degree. WMU will pay your application fee if you attend and apply for this program by May 4. Free and open to the public.
  • American Promise Panel Discussion—7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Public Library Van Deusen Room, 315 S Rose St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Public Library.  Watch clips from the "American Promise" documentary and hear from a panel of community members on these issues, moderated by Jacob Pinney-Johnson of the Fatherhood Network. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 20

  • "Nomadic Forms: Sculpture Inspired from Tibetan Plateau" lecture—11 a.m. to noon at the Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The lecture will be given by Patrick Wilson, sculpture-area coordinator in the Gwen Frostic School of Art and assistant professor of art. Registration is $30 for lecture series; open to the public. 

Saturday, April 21

  • The 2nd Chinese Bridge Competition at Western Michigan University—9 a.m. at Sangren Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University. Chinese Bridge Competition at WMU is a competition where teams from middle and high schools across Southeast Michigan test their knowledge of Chinese language and geography. Free and open to the public. 
  • Chasing Chopin concert—7:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre, hosted by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Alpin Hong performs a daring mash-up of autobiographical story telling and dazzling piano performance. Tickets are $5 for adults and kids are free; open to the public. 

Sunday, April 22

  • Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region public tour—2 to 3 p.m. in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts galleries, 314 S Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Explore the KIA's collection of Chinese Folk Art art on a docent-led tour. Free and open to the public. 
  • Climate Change Movie Night—5 to 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen Ave., Portage, hosted by Westminster Presbyterian and Citizen's Climate Lobby. Watch "The Age of Consequences," about the impact of climate change on scarcity of resources, migration and conflict. Free and open to the public; doors open at 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

  • Christan Sands Trio Concert—at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Bell's Brewery, 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Listen to jazz pianist Christian Sands fuse swing, bebop, progressive, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban styles. Tickets are $30; open to the public. 

Sunday, April 29

  • Daniil Trifonov conert—2 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, hosted by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Listen to Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov play the music of Bartók, Prokofiev, Messiaen, and more. Tickets are $35, $25, and $15, reserved seating. 

MAY 2018

Tuesday, May 1

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 2

  • Healthy Living Conference—8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health and Human Services Building, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Half-day conference with keynote speaker Dr. Hal Jenson, dean of the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, who will bring participants up-do-date on the practice of modern medicine. Registration is $30. 

Saturday, May 5

  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra—8 p.m. at Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Two-time Grammy Award-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band. Tickets are $65, $45, and $25 reserved seating. 

Sunday, May 6

  • Middle Eastern Drumming—1 to 3 p.m. at Bellydance Kalamaoo, 1350 Portage Road, hosted by Bellydance Kalamazoo. This workshop is focused on teaching dancers to integrate their understanding of middle eastern rhythms utilizing the drum. Registration is $55. 

Tuesday, May 8

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 9

  • "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day" talk—2 p.m. in the Heining Emeriti Lounge in West Walwood Hall, hosted by the Emeriti Council. The talk will be given by Dr. Helenan Robin, professor emerita of political science at WMU. Free and open to the public. 
  • Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist concert—2 p.m. at Stetson Chapel, 1200 Academy St. Kalamazoo, hosted by the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Igor Levit, the 2018 Gilmore Artist Recipient, makes his debut Festival recital. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m. led by Zaide Pixley. Tickets are $30; open to the public. 

Thursday, May 10

Tuesday, May 15

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Friday, May 18

  • Stulberg International String Competition—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, hosted by the Stulberg International String Competition. Twelve semifinalists from around the world compete for a chance to win cash prizes and performance opportunities. Daytime semifinals free; evening finals $20/adults and $5/ students. 

Sunday, May 20

Monday, May 21

Tuesday, May 22

  • Reading Race Book Group—6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Public Library Alma Powell Branch Barnabee Gallery, 1000 W Paterson St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Public Library. This book group, co-sponsored by the Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) and KPL’s Anti-racism Transformation Team, focuses on race and racism in American society. Free and open to the public. 

June 2018

Friday, June 1

  • 2018 KIA Arts Fair—3 to 8 p.m. in Bronson Park, 200 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Nearly 190 jury-selected artists from across the country will offer beautiful artwork in Bronson Park. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, June 2

  • 2018 KIA Arts Fair—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bronson Park, 200 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Nearly 190 jury-selected artists from across the country will offer beautiful artwork in Bronson Park. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, June 5

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 12

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 19

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 26

  • "Establishing a Daily Spiritual Practice" class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at The People's Church, 1758 N 10th St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. Learn Tibetan Buddhist meditative techniques including concentration, contemplative analysis, visualization, mantras and prayer applied daily in a structured format. Free and open to the public.

 

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