So much to do and see: The Concert and Event calendar we maintain is here. For activities and attracts see the sidebar to the left. Click here for dining, breweries, shopping & entertainment. Brewery Tours are here. Other packages and add-on options (like Kayak adventures/Romance/Gifts) are here. Below are "ongoing" or recurring exhibits, plays, and shows:

Ongoing Exhibits, Attractions and Theatre

  • Through Oct 14th, 2018: Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. This exhibition surveys important artists and works made from the mid-1960s to the present, and will examine both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms, the latter of which have often taken cures from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton, Howard Ben Tre, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. The exhibition has been curated by Don Desmett, independent curator and critic, with art on loan from the Collection of the Alfred Berkowtiz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. 269-349-7775. $.

  • Through Dec 9th, 2018: Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior. Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior showcases designs of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's houses and their interiors. The 28 drawings and photographs displayed show Wright's distinct "organic" style and why he is considered the greatest of American architects. Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect, designer, and writer, was prolific throughout his very long career. Wright designed more than 1,000 buildings and is famous for his "organic architecture" philosophy, which harmonized the natural landscape and human values with the structure itself. A few of the houses and interiors represented in the exhibit are: The Frederick Robie House, Chicago, Illinois; Herman Mossberg House, South Bend, Indiana; Edward E. Boynton House, Rochester, New York; Table and Chair Design, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ; "Taliesin Line" project, "The Four Square" Design for Heritage-Henredon. Mon. – Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. & Holidays 1-5 pm. 269-373-7990. FREE.

  • Through Sept 15th: Cowboys: Songs, Stories and Poems. The New Vic Theatre. The American Cowboy…their iconic lifestyle has been glamorized in countless books, movies and television shows. This fall The New Vic Theatre will share some of the old and not so old songs and poetry from a breed of men who cut many trails and a deep and lasting path in history in Cowboys: Songs, Stories and Poems. Featuring James Furney, Wes Garman, Greg Laux, and Shawn Newton Cowboys promises an evening great music, stories and poems with something for everyone. (No performances Labor Day Weekend) Fri. & Sat. 8 pm. 269-381-3328. $.

  • Through Sept 8th, Wild Weather. Air Zoo. Wild Weather immerses visitors of all ages in the science of severe weather. Delve into current severe weather science, discover cutting edge technology and investigate the stories of scientists, forecasters and passionate enthusiasts. Visitors will leave the exhibition feeling like they have been saturated in severe weather elements. 269-382-6555. $.

  • Through Sept 2nd, 2018: West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Guest juror is Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey, whose work was on view at the KIA this winter. He selected work from hundreds of submissions to be hung in this annual exhibition -- which is one example of the KIA's commitment to supporting the area. More than $6,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 grand prize, and a $1,000 prize sponsored by the City of Portage for a Portage-based artist. Award winners will be announced during the opening reception on Thursday, May 24, from 5:30 - 8 pm. 269-349-7775. $

  • Through Sept 8th: Wild Weather. Air Zoo. Wild Weather immerses visitors of all ages in the science of severe weather. Delve into current severe weather science, discover cutting edge technology and investigate the stories of scientists, forecasters and passionate enthusiasts. Visitors will leave the exhibition feeling like they have been saturated in severe weather elements. 269-382-6555. $.

  • Through Sept 9th: Cats & Dogs. Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Cats and dogs have lived alongside us for 15,000+ years, and during that time, they have had many different roles in our world. In the exhibit Cats & Dogs, we immerse ourselves in numerous entertaining and interactive elements and environments that help us to truly understand the animals that many of us lovingly share our homes with. Three different environments, IN THEIR SKIN, IN THEIR HEADS, and IN OUR SOCIETY, are designed for visitors to move through and experience what it is like be in a cat and dog's world! With over 20 hands-on exhibits, visitors will have fun learning and experimenting. In the IN THEIR SKIN scene, we learn about the anatomy of the animals and also get to try our own physical skills against theirs. In the IN THEIR HEADS scene, we experiment in many different ways to see what it's like to "get inside" our pets' heads. And in IN OUR SOCIETY, we investigate the relationships between humans and animals. Mon. – Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. & Holidays 1-5 pm. 269-373-7990. FREE.

  • Through October 14th: Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. This exhibition surveys important artists and works made from the mid-1960s to the present, and will examine both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms, the latter of which have often taken cures from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton, Howard Ben Tre, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. The exhibition has been curated by Don Desmett, independent curator and critic, with art on loan from the Collection of the Alfred Berkowtiz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. 269-349-7775. $.