If you're looking to get out of the house this weekend in Kalamazoo there are a wide variety of events that may pique your interest.

1. Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Kalamazoo

The Summer Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Kalamazoo continue today (7/30) and tomorrow (7/31). You can support local businesses selling food, jewelry, artwork and more. There will also be live music.

The shopping hours are:

  • Friday (7/30) 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday (7/31) 10am - 6pm

As far as parking goes, keep in mind that there are some closures downtown. While sharing information about the sidewalk sales event, The Humans of Kalamazoo said,

The Kalamazoo Mall will be closed for through traffic from 9am-7pm on Thursday and Saturday from East Michigan up to the Peregrine parking garage. Closed from 9am-9pm on Friday. South Street will still be open. Parking is available at Bronson park, South Street and the parking garages.

All information can be found on the Sidewalk Sales Facebook event page.

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2. Trashy Drag Bingo Brunch at Saugatuck 

One of the best brunch experiences I've ever had was in Chicago when my best friend took me to a Drag Queen brunch. The performance they put on was incredible. Everyone needs to have at least one of those brunches in their lifetime. And this weekend, you have your chance!

Saugatuck Brewery in Kalamazoo is hosting a Trashy Drag Bingo Brunch this Sunday (8/1). Tickets are $10 and include:

  • 5 games of bingo (with a chance at prizes)
  • the Drag Show
  • Meet and Greet with the performing queens

There are two showtimes: 11:30am and 1:30pm. Each show is expected to last about an hour and a half.

On their Facebook event page, Saugatuck Brewery says they'll be serving, "a delicious menu of food and drinks to enjoy during this extravaganza of fabulousness!!" You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. ID's will be checked at the door.

You can purchase tickets here.

3. Dokidokon, an Anime Convention in Kalamazoo 

If you love anime, whether that means watching shows or dressing up like your favorite characters, there's a convention in town this weekend just for you. Dokidokon kicks off tonight in Kalamazoo. You can find all ticket information, rules and regulations and more below:

Whether you decide to shop, have brunch with some Drag Queens, or get all the latest and greatest from a panel of experts about Anime I hope you have fun!

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