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Make an Eerie Sound

Make an Eerie Sound

Free
Sat October 28, 2017 12-4 p.m.

Downtown will be alive with ghosts, goblins, and all kinds of creatures for Halloween this weekend. Check out the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for free spooky planetarium shows, musical Halloween crafts, and an instrument petting zoo and performance by Kalamazoo Kids in Tune. Join us for “Make an Eerie Sound!” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.

This year, we will offer two free Halloween-themed planetariums shows from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Nitewalk, offered every hour on the hour, and Thriller, offered every hour on the half-hour. Take a spooky Nitewalk through a cemetery and into a crypt to a subterranean world with caves, bats, and spiders for some Halloween fun. Bursts of color and spooky images are set to the music of Michael Jackson's Thriller in this fulldome spooktacular of the classic Halloween song. Creaking doors, howling hounds, and ghouls will seal you doom! Vincent Price's iconic voice-over rap ending the song is icing on this Halloween cake. Not recommended for small children or those easily spooked!

In celebration of our new traveling exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, a wide variety of musical instruments sure to create eerie sounds will be available for children to make, free, from 12 to 4 p.m. Decorate, assemble, and play a Halloween wind chime, pumpkin clapper, maraca, rhythm board, bamboo flute, train whistle, jingle stick, kazoo, and tambourine. String a Jack-O’-Lantern bell necklace and decorate a megaphone and a music bag. Scratch a guitar design and design your own guitar. You will be all ready to join the band!

Kalamazoo Kids in Tune will present a short concert followed by an instrument petting zoo at 2 p.m., with a repeat performance and petting zoo at 2:30 p.m. Kalamazoo Kids in Tune (KKIT) is the youngest symphony orchestra in the state of Michigan. KKIT is offered as an afterschool music program for students at Woods Lake Elementary and Milwood Magnet School. The program is a collaboration of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo, and Kalamazoo Public Schools. The program serves 2nd through 8th grade students. Each student selects an orchestra instrument for long-term study and participates four days per week in group lessons and orchestra rehearsals. The KKIT orchestra performs throughout the community, and middle school members enjoy providing “instrument petting zoos” to aspiring younger musicians at community events.

Admission to the Museum, concert, crafts, and planetarium shows will be free all day!