Have a blast singing along with 'Grease,' enjoy music and dance or the quiet of the Kalamazoo Nature Center; four special events are happening this weekend only.

Each week, Discover Kalamazoo gives us the highlights of weekend activity right here in the Mall City. This is what's going on the last full weekend of February.

Grease Sing Along

Saturday, Feb 22 | 7 pm

Kalamazoo State Theatre

Tickets: $12.50 adult | $8 student or youth <17

  • Local performing artists Madison Merlanti and Benjamin Leeka lead the sing along as the classic film Grease plays on the big screen at Kalamazoo's historic State Theatre
  • Costumes encouraged
  • Cash bar 21+

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Friday, Feb 21 | 8 pm

Miller Auditorium

Tickets: $25-45

  • 50th anniversary celebration
  • This 17-member troupe tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century

Takacs Quartet

Friday, Feb 21 | 7:30

Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

Tickets: $40 | $15 student

  • This University of Colorado quartet- two violins, a viola and a cello- are renowned for the vitality of its interpretations, fearlessly performing a fiendish repertoire
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet
    Bartok Quartet No. 4
    Beethoven Quartet Op. 59 No. 3

Sensory Friendly Night

Friday, Feb 22 | 6-7 pm

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Tickets: $5 for members | $7 for non-members

  • A monthly program offering a quieter, sensory-friendly experience for families with children on the autism spectrum or whom have sensory processing needs
  • Evening includes a self-guided exhibit exploration, live animal introduction and a craft to take home
  • Spaces limited to 10 children to preserve the low-stimulus environment
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Event info provided by Greg Ayres of Discover Kalamazoo, where they have many more ideas on fun things to do in Kalamazoo 365 days a year.