BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL WEEK SCHEDULE! Celebrating 30 Years!

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Monday July 11thJuly11

Community Empowerment

7am film viewing and discussion

5:30pm-8:30pm

Epic Center

359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

FREE Admission

Donations Accepted

Refreshments Provided

Collaboration with NeXus

 

 

 

 


 

Tuesday July 12thJuly12

Identifying Identity.

2:30pm-4:30pm

Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

 

Showcasing the Black History of Kalamazoo

-Screening of SHARE documentary “Integrated & Unequal”

-Douglass Youth Advisory Council presentation of “Covert: Oral Testimonies of Kalamazoo’s Civil Rights Movement”

-Special tributes to Mrs. Anna Whitten and Dr. Charles Warfield

-Multi-generational community discussion
FREE Admission

Donations Accepted

Refreshments Provided

Collaboration with SHARE


 

Wednesday JJuly13uly 13th

Throwback 30-Youth Day

11am-3pm

Bible Baptist Church

1700 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

 

Arts workshops, Food, Games, Throwback Costume Contest and Old School Dance Contest.

Event planned, organized and facilitated by the Black Arts Festival Youth Day Committee

Ages 7-17

FREE Admission

 

 


 

Thursday JuJuly14ly 14th

Arts Exposure

5:30-7:30pm

Epic Center

359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

Photo scavenger hunt at the Epic Center! Community members explore arts organizations located in The  Epic Center and participate in a hands on activities and win prizes!

FREE Admission

 

 

 

 

 


 

LuncheonFriday July 15th

30 Year Anniversary Founders Luncheon Celebration

11:30am-1:30pm

Fetzer Center

2350 Business Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

 

Honoring BACC Founders Lois Jackson, James Palmore, Bertha McNeal and Gail Sydnor and the 30 Year Anniversary. Buffet lunch, entertainment and other awards and honors in recognition of the 30 Year Anniversary.

$20 per person

 

 

 

 


 

July15Friday July 15th

Transcending Talent Arts Exhibition & Showcase

7pm-9pm

Epic Center

359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

Face Off Theatre Company’s 2nd Season Kick-Off “The Colored Museum”

Truth Tone Records Arts showcase

$20 General Admission

$15 BACC Members

$12 Students & Seniors

$10 Youth under age 12

 

 


 

July16Saturday July 16th

Unity Weekend

11am-8pm

La Crone Park

535 W. Paterson St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

Vendors, food, games, history tent, drum & dance tent, live entertainment and more!

FREE Admission

30 Year Anniversary PARADE   -10am

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BlackPartySaturday July 16th

Summer Black Party

9pm-1:30am

Epic Theater

359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

Live music with DJ Conscious, appetizers and cash bar

21+

$20 in advance (before 7/16 @ 8pm)

$25 at the door

$10/person for groups of 10 (before 7/16 @ 8pm)

 

 

 


 

July17Sunday July 17th

Unity Weekend-Gospel in the Park

11am – 6pm

3pm-  Unity Call to Action by local clergy

3:30pm-  Unity Sing-off

La Crone Park

535 W. Paterson Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 

Vendors, food, games, history tent, drum & dance tent, live entertainment and more!

FREE Admission

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