Tag Archive for downtown

New Year,Night Out Checklist

Don’t let the ball drop on your plans! Here are a few things to remember when planning for a New Year’s Eve celebration (and no it’s not too early). Baby Sitter Let’s face it. Somebody has to stay home with the kids. If you’ve hired a reliable baby sitter to watch your little bambinos make…

I Love Coffee!

Even during the dog days of summer, hot coffee is still the preferred beverage at my job.   The popularity of the caffeinated liquid never ceases to amaze me.   We don’t even have to jump in the car if we’re jonesing for java. I can count five coffee shops within walking distance of my…

Farewell to Tommy’s

If you spend much time in downtown Kalamazoo, then you may have found Tommy’s Goodie Shoppe. It used to neighbor antique stores and catch crowds venturing around Papa Pete’s and the Blue Dolphin, but the antique shops have since closed. The little shop told the Kalamazoo Gazette that the move of The People’s Food Co-op…

Back in 24: ArtPrize gets 1st

Are you tired of the same touring Van Gogh and Picasso shows? When people talk about their favorite art pieces, do you wish there was an answer besides The Mona Lisa? Here’s a chance to make your friends more culturally aware and find art that is relatable, inventive and visually astounding. Grand Rapids has turned…

Pork without a fork

Get ready to have your hands dripping with all kinds of sauces and prepare you teeth for the tender, juicy bite of Ribfest Kalamazoo, Aug. 5-7. Every year, restaurants and chefs take it to the streets for the big grilling festival at Arcadia Creek place. If you are a pork eater, head downtown to sample…

Do The Fourth for under $5

Fourth of July is approaching fast. I know I haven’t blogged in a bit, so I thought I would give my readers a special treat. Here of a list of ways you can celebrate this weekend for under $5, many of the activities are even FREE! I won’t be celebrating because I will be handling…

Downtown dates: Release your soul at The Globe

The basement of   Shakespear’s will be vibrating with the soulful vibes and hip-hop fanatics of Kzoo. May 15 promises to a night of fun, entertainment and joy. Just two weeks ago, Dooley Noted  and Meagan McNeal (and her full band) inhabited The Globe Theatre and left the audience dancing, singing along and completely vibing…

Downtown dates: A night at the Globe

Yesterday was a much needed refreshment after weeks of not letting loose. Music, drinks and old friends is really the perfect medicine to get over a long day at work. Two beautiful voices took over the stage at the Globe Theatre in the basement of Shakespeare’s on Kalamazoo Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo. Formerly The Laughing…

Play Ball!

So I went to my first Detroit Tigers‘ Opening Day.   It all started early one morning in March, standing in line with my son  at Meijer wondering if we would get tickets before they sold out.   Low and behold we got 8 tickets! You have to understand what the Detroit Tigers mean to…