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:

Exhibits, Attractions and Theatre

  • The Gilmore Car Museum has a wide variety of special fall events you won’t want to miss. See https://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/events-calendar/?#glm-events-search-form

  • September 20  - October 6: Matilda The Musical (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book, Matilda is a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. She is discarded and...

  • October 11 - October 20: Ann (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    A no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. An inspiring and hilarious new play with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed!...

  • October 18 - October 27 The World Goes Round (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)Enter the world of the distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb in a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre. From 'Cabaret' to 'Chicago', the nonstop hit-parade features...

  • October 4-27 2019: Camelot – Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    Season 12 kicks off with a newly reimagined chamber version of Lerner & Loewe’s legendary musical.

  • November/December 2019 - It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    Our cabaret setting is turned into a real-life radio station as multiple actors play everyone from George Bailey to Clarence, all while creating their own sound effects in this beloved American Holiday Classic.

  • November 1, 2019 Karen Mason Simply Broadway Special Event (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    After more than a year in the North American premier tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies', playing Madame Giry to standing ovations, Broadway star and MAC's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient...

  • November 8 - November 16 The Three Musketeers (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of...

  • November 22 - December 8: Elf The Musical (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly...

  • February 2020 - The Cake - Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    From Bekah Brunstetter, one of the lead writers of NBC’s hit show “This is Us”, comes this timely new dramedy about a North Carolina woman who struggles with the choice to bake a cake for a friend’s upcoming wedding – to another woman!

  • March 2020 Lost in Yonkers – Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    We celebrate the life & career of Neil Simon with his Pulitzer Prize winning work about two teenagers forced to live with their stern grandmother and developmentally challenged Aunt Bella in 1942 Brooklyn.

  • April/May 2020 - Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    Farmers Alley Theatre is once again honored to partner with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival with this emotionally stirring production about one of America’s jazz icons, Billie Holiday.

  • June 2020 Bright Star – Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    From authors Steve Martin & Edie Brickell comes this sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American south in the 1920s and ‘40s.  A gift from the heavens for lovers of folk music.

  • July/August 2020 - High Fidelity – Farmer’s Alley Theatre
    Based on the popular novel & film, this energetic rom-com follows record store owner Rob as he struggles to discover why all his relationships seem to end in hilarious heartbreak.  Filled with memorable characters and a rock-and-roll score.

  • January 10 - January 26: Tick Tick Boom (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Before there was Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of the composer on the brink of...

  • January 31 - February 15: Born Yesterday (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Tactless, crass, egotistical junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie...

  • February 14 - February 23: Romance Guaranteed (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    The Kalamazoo Civic's very own award-winning playwright Art Nemitz brings us this new romantic comedy. A couple meets in a seedy Detroit-area Italian restaurant for a first date after connecting via the...

  • February 28 - March 14: Race (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy...

  • March 13 - March 22: Frozen Jr (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    The megahit movie has now been adapted for the stage, and the Civic is thrilled to bring you Frozen JR, which is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen...

  • April 17 - April 26: August Osage County (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman homestead explodes in a frenzy of...

  • May 1 - May 17: Sunset Blvd (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors...

  • June 5 - June 13: Annie Jr (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre)

    Leapin' Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award...